Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia · 38 hotels available
The Peace Park & Surrender Point is one of the points of interest in Labuan Island, which is located off the coast of the state of Sabah in East Malaysia. The Peace Park is an important monument located in Labuan Island. Specifically, this historical attraction is located in Kampung Layang - layangan. The Peace Park build by the Japanese, pays tribute to the ones who have sacrificed their lives in Borneo during World War II. Once you reach the entrance, you can see the huge man made mound that acts as the focal point with a plaque signifying the renunciation of war. The Japanese built it as they felt sorry and guilty of what their forefathers have caused in those early days. It is also a symbolic of friendship between Malaysia and Japan, and a declaration of peace and harmony for all mankind that such war- like cruelty will not happen again in the future. Not far from The Peace Park, you can locate The Japanese Surrender Point. Just as the name stated, The Japanese Surrender Point was build to memorialize the event where the Japanese officially surrendered their ruling on Labuan to the Australian. This remarkable event also indicates the ending one of the bloodiest bombardment in Borneo, which saw the Labuan town almost completely demolished. Another interesting and historical fact towards this Surrender Point is that this is the place where the trials of the first war crime were conducted in the whole of South East Asia.
It is best to spend more than just a one-day trip to Peace Park & Surrender Point. Enjoy your time reading the board for you to appreciate this attraction and the history about Japanese colonization in Borneo. In addition, take time to walk around the park and admire the beauty of the sculptures and metal plates. Kampung Layang-layangan also just a walking distance from the beach. Don't forget to bring sunglasses with you! Labuan as it has a lot more to offer besides the historical places. Labuan Island is a must go place for shoppaholic, as it is well known as one of duty free island. Thus, shopping must be in your to do list! You can find variety of alcohol, chocolates, watches and etc. at a very reasonable price. For those who love to bargain, you can also go shop for authentic apparels and souvenirs on the street side stalls.
Accommodations around The Peace Park & Surrender Point are available in abundance, ranging from 5 starts hotel, modest hostels and backpacker inns. Dorsett Grand Labuan is located in the heart of Labuan town is the only 5-star hotel in Labuan, Dorsett Grand Labuan brings out the best of what Labuan Island has to offer. Just about 8 kilometers off the coast of Borneo, this luxury hotel is strategically located only a few minutes from Labuan Airport, and only a short distance from the town area.
Alternatively, Summer Beach Lodge, which is located just 10 minutes away from the airport, offers the best sunrise view in Labuan Island. It is a budget beach-side accommodation you are looking for with a great deal. Famous among the backpackers, Summer Beach Lodge located near Nagalang Restaurant, just a few minutes from the beach.