World War II Memorial

Location: Labuan

Location Info

Address: Jalan Merdeka, Labuan, Malaysia.
Office Number: +608 742 3445 /+608 742 3446

District » Labuan


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.