Labuan Botanical Garden
|| Labuan, Malaysia
|| +608 7423 445 / +608 7423 446
Labuan Botanical Garden is one of many famous attractions in Labuan Island. It is
located near to the town (around 2km east) of Labuan and a 5 minutes drive is enough
to reach this recreational park. It is situated right behind the old airport, along
Jalan OKK Abdullah.
This famous Botanical Gardens was previously the grounds of the Government House
that is locally known as the 'Bumbung 12'. The park possesses amazing landscape
and beautiful old trees. The Government House has a low and long structure. Its
architecture has its own unique design too, especially its very own roof. Unfortunately,
the house was completely destroyed during the era of World War II and what left over
is nothing but a water storage tank. It is said that most of the old trees are planted
by the Colonial Secretary, Hugh Low. Apart from the scenic background, there are some
historical means featured in the park itself. On the ground of the park has two graveyards.
These graveyards are believed to be the oldest ever in Labuan Island. One of the graves
is planted down at the year of 1847. These two graves are memorable and has distinct
historical story behind. Today, you can only see the left over water storage tank and
a small grave of a foxhound with the name of 'Jim'. Besides these interesting features,
the park owns a hibiscus garden with various kinds and species within, a herbal garden
featuring all kinds of herbs and spices, a manmade lake and arched bridge above, a
reflexology pathway and a lot more for visitors and locals to enjoy.
After a long vacation in Labuan, it is definitely a must to go shop for souvenirs
for your friends and families who are waiting for you back home. It is a true fact
that Labuan offers a lot of duty free items and so purchasing a few of them back
worth every penny. Duty free goods selling in the island includes perfumes, alcohol,
chocolate and watches, just to name a few. All prices are discounted with affordable
and reasonable prices. Accommodation in Labuan is satisfying with a wide range of
options offered. One of the many popular hotels located in Labuan is the Grand Dorsett
Labuan Hotel. It is located near to Labuan town and so, this act as the attraction to
attract tourists and guests from all around the world. The other attraction of this
hotel is that it is the only 5 stars hotel in Labuan. The rooms in the hotel are
spacious and comfy with very nice view. Furthermore, various facilities are provided
to hotel guests such as swimming pool and gym.
You can either hail a taxi or take mini bus services to the Labuan Botanical Garden
as it can be reach in 5 minutes time from town. You can also rent a car or a motorbike
to reach the destination.