Labuan is an island with an area of 75 sq km, lying 10 km off the coast of Sabah and 25km off the coast of Brunei. As part of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan it is directly administered by the Malaysian central government. The island is mostly flat and is covered by forests. Labuan has some of beaches on its northern coast, which are fine but not too impressive. Victoria, the capital of Labuan, lies on the southern coast of Labuan. Originally uninhabited, Labuan was first settled by the British in the 1840s, subsequently becoming a British colony. Labuan was occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. Today Labuan is mainly known as an offshore financial centre offering international financial and business services. It also attracts tourists from Brunei who come for diving and tourists from Australia who come to visit World War II sites.
Victoria photo gallery  - 31 pictures of Victoria
Coastal area photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Coastal area
31 photos of Victoria, the capital of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan
11 photos of the coastal area in the south of Labuan
Temples and mosques photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Temples and mosques
Botanical gardens photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Botanical gardens
War cemetery photo gallery  - 19 pictures of War cemetery
Peace park and surrender point photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Peace park and surrender point
19 photos of two Chinese temples, the state mosque and a Sikh temple in Labuan
10 photos of the botanical gardens in Labuan
19 photos of the World War II cemetery on Labuan, where Australian, British and other soldiers are buried
18 photos of the Labuan peace park and surrender point, a memorial to World War II
Beaches photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Beaches
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
11 photos of beaches on the north coast of Labuan
8 miscellaneous photos of Labuan
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