Fondly known as “The Jewel of the Borneo Banks”, Layang-layang beach is located about 300 km northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. This island is artificial and was constructed for the Malaysian Navy and later developed for the only dive resort, Layang-Layang Island Resort. A remote and exotic island in the wide ocean of South China Sea, Layang-layang beach offers undisturbed diving adventure in safe waters away from other popular dive destinations. The island is known as one of the world’s best dive spots with its breathtaking underwater scenery of colorful coral walls and the perfect clear water. The coral health and diversity at Layang-layang is amazingly magnificent. Hammerhead sharks, pigmy seahorses, Jacks and Barracudas as well as rare manta rays are among the unique marine lives here. Guests can enjoy incomparable scuba diving with limitless shore dives as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of the rare and sheltered bird on the island.
Located at Tanjung Krubong, the Chimney is a a square-shaped brick tower with two arches at the base, and a decorative frieze at the top. Also known as ‘punil’ by the locals and is an important landmark for Labuan, this stucture was built in the early 1900s when Labuan was still under the administration of the British North Borneo Chartered Company. This tower is over a century old and is one of the leftovers of mining coal mining activities at this place. Chimney Information Center’s building is located on the historical site of the Chimney Historical Museum displays the information of the history of Tanjung Kubong, especially the history of coal mining which began in 1847 through 1911. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, the admission fee is totally free.
A home to all kinds of Borneo birds, Labuan Bird Park is situated at the northernmost tip of Labuan Island and is around 16km away from the city centre. There are up to 580 of birds available in the bird park, some of them include the famous Cockatoo, kingfishers, peacocks, hornbills and sharmas. Besides sightseeing, visitors can enjoy the daily performances featuring live bird shows, taking pictures and gaining knowledge about the exotic bird species. The entrance fee is only RM3 for adults, RM1 for children age from 5 to 12 and for those under 5, the entrance is free. This park is open daily including public holidays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Located at Jalan Batu Manikar, recently upgraded, this resort offers 245 spacious comfortable rooms with many excellent amenities such as cable television, free wifi, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdrye, laundry service and many more. Designed to blend beautifully into its natural surroundings, you can expect the very best in service and hospitality as this resort aims to meet the needs of every individual guest. To satisfy even the discerning eater, there is Bunga Mas Restaurant that serves various exquisite dishes, be it local and international cuisines. There are also lounge and bars that provide cold beverages and delicious choices of snack while enjoying the view of sunset.
A premium hotel in Labuan Island, Dorsett Grand Labuan is 8 kilometres off the coast. With 178 rooms specially design to meet your vacation and business needs, all rooms are equipped with panoramic view of the city & sea of Labuan. The amenities provided excellent. Some of them include 24-hour room service, 32-inch LCD TV with satellite television channels, bathrobe and slippers, bathroom telephone, coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary daily newspaper. There are also restaurants and a lounge that serves a wide array of cuisines and baverages to let you enjoy the stay at one of the most captivating hotel in Borneo island.