Friday, August 20, 2010
tetiba rase nk p labuan.dok sabah 2 taun baru ingat ade tpt name labuan kot? cet...pose2 lak tuh jalan.xpe aku x pose hahaha....pdulik la kalw nk jalan pon.ape yg ade kt labuan?slalu org bli coklat,perfume,rokok.hesh...sume tuh kt epot pon ade.xpe..janji aku sampai.bleh tuleh kt pokok situ cam dak2 skolah menengah slalu bwat.'waz here'hahaha...kalw org tnye pon cam bes jek bgtaw.aku dh pnah smpi sana.bes x bes blakg kire.tuh atas ade map.ley tgk.gmbo sbnar nnti aku boh bile dh balek...
nah info sket...nk sharing2
Labuan (Jawi: لابوان) is the main island of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan. Labuan is best known as an offshore financial centre and a tourist destination for nearby Bruneians and scuba divers. The name Labuan derives from the Malay word labuhan meaning anchorage.
The Federal Territory of Labuan comprises Labuan Island (75 km²) and six other smaller islands (Pulau Burung, Pulau Daat, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Papan, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, and Pulau Rusukan Besar), which have a combined total area of 92 km². The islands lie 8 km off the coast of Borneo, adjacent to the Malaysian state of Sabah and the independent state of Brunei Darussalam, on the northern edge of Brunei Bay facing the South China Sea. Labuan Island is mainly flat and undulating and the highest point is only 85 metres. Over 70 percent of the island is still covered with vegetation. Bandar Labuan, formerly known as Victoria, is the major town and port and faces Brunei Bay. Currently, the Federal Territory of Labuan is divided into 7 administrative districts:
Kampung Tanjung Aru Nelayan
Kg. Tanjong Kubong
Kg. Bukit Kalam
Labuan was a part of the Brunei Sultanate.
In 1840 the British used the previously-uninhabited island as a base for operations against piracy and later as a station for the submarine cable between Singapore and Hong Kong. The Sultan of Brunei ceded Labuan to Britain in 1846, and the island became a Crown Colony in 1848. It was made a part of North Borneo on 1 January 1890, then on 30 October 1906 joined to the Straits Settlements. The first White Rajah of Sarawak, James Brooke was appointed commander-in-chief and Governor of the new territory.
During World War II, Labuan was occupied by Japan from December 1941 to June 1945 and governed as part of the Northern Borneo military unit by the Japanese 37th Army. Labuan was renamed Maida Island (Pulau Maida, 前田島 [Maeda-shima]) after Marquis Toshinari Maeda, the first commander of Japanese forces in northern Borneo. The island was retaken by Australian forces in Operation Oboe Six, in June 1945. Labuan assumed its former name and was under British military administration (along with the rest of the Straits Settlements), then joined to British North Borneo, on 15 July 1946, which in turn became a part of Malaysia as the state of Sabah in 1963.
In 1984, Labuan was ceded by Sabah to the federal government and made a federal territory. In 1990, it was declared an international offshore financial centre and free trade zone.
The ethnic composition in 2000 in Labuan was: Malay/Bumiputra (60,549 or 77.92%), Ethnic Chinese (12,019 or 15.47%), Ethnic Indian (989 or 1.28%), Other (4,143 or 5.33%).
Attractions and places of interest
There are several attractions and places of interest on Labuan. The military cemetery contains various war graves and memorials to the fallen of World War II. This includes British, Australian, Indian, Sarawakian, Bruneian, North Borneo and Empire troops. There is also a memorial celebrating the surrender of the Japanese to the Australian Forces in 1945. There are also remnants of Labuan's history as a Royal Navy Coaling station, including 'the chimney', a well known local landmark. There is a Labuan Maritime Museum.
Labuan has many schools. However, it has only one international school, Labuan International School. .Other places of interest to visit such as Labuan International Sea Sport Complex at Jalan Tg. Purun.Newly proposed places is the Marina centre and Labuan Square project which is expected to be completed in next two years from 2008.
p/s: aku nk bli cokelat bnyak2
Posted by *fatheeha* at Friday, August 20, 2010