World War II Memorial
|| Jalan Merdeka, Labuan, Malaysia.
|| +608 742 3445 /+608 742 3446
The first place that visitors have to visit in Labuan Island is the World War II Memorial that
is of course, situated in Labuan itself, in Malaysia. It is a war grave that is located along
Jalan Tanjung Batu. It is Malaysia's largest war grave ever.
The World War II Memorial is definitely a must visit place when you step your foot in
Labuan Island. It is a historical place and certainly a place to appreciate the scarifications
that are done by all soldiers that were involved in the massive war. Most of the soldiers
buried there were Australians and British, of course, there are others such as Punjab, locals,
New Zealand and more. The lawn was beautifully kept with neat rows of plaques. The boddies
were all shipped in from Sabah, some with the military tags hanging around the necks. Out
of the 3,908, there are as much as 2,156 are unidentified. White stones are given to each
soldier with their names, military positions and death ages engraved on the stones. On the
first Sunday of November every year, a service to mark Remembrance Day is held here and is
attended by locals and foreign visitors. Bring the whole of your family to visit this place
is an open to their eyes. We should indeed cherish those who sacrificed their lives and who
have passed on. Remember, peace among humanity is what counts.
Basic backpackers' hotels to 5 stars hotels are all offered by Labuan Island. Thus, picking
your desired accommodation in Labuan is as easy as ABC. There is only one 5 stars hotel available
in the island with the name of Grand Dorsett Labuan Hotel. It is located near to the city centre
and is constantly packed during peak season as it is convenient to go anywhere from the city
centre. Another exciting accommodation for those adventurous people is in the Water Villages.
You can spend a few nights with the host families to enjoy as well as understand more about
their daily lives. You will also have the chance to taste the local delicacies in Labuan Island.
Water Villages act as the perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city lifestyle.
It is easy to get to every corner of Labuan Island. You can either hail a taxi to reach
your destination or to take the public bus services. The public bus goes around Labuan Island
every single day. The fare offered is very reasonable. You can too, rent cars or bikes as a
convenient transport to bring you around the island.