"There are two main water villages namely Kampung Bebuloh and Kampung Patau-Patau. The residents
are mainly the Brunei Malay. The wooden houses are built on stilts over water and are connected
to each other by numerous walkways."
A trip to Labuan would be incomplete if one does not visit Kampung Air (Water Village). There are
two main water villages on Labuan - Kampung Bebuloh and Kampung Patau-Patau which are mainly
inhabited by Brunei Malays. The houses here, which are built right at the water's edge, are made
of wood and sit on high stilts, joined together with a maze of wooden walkways.
Visitors are free to roam around the vicinity of the water village, however, they need to ask
permission from the house owners if they want to see the inside of these homes.
Almost every house owner here has his own boat. The houses can be quite large and they all have a
cool verandah in front. Some are very eye-catching with pots of brightly colored bougainvillea
and orchid plants on the verandah or near the walkways. The villages are made up of large
communities with its own shops, mosques and other facilities.
How to Reach there:
Moving around in Labuan is relatively easy. A 24-hour radio taxi service is available at Tel: 6087- 411878 / 422878
Malaysian Airlines (Tel: 1 300 88 3000) and Air Asia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933)flies daily from Kuala
Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bandar Seri Begawan to Labuan. Royal Brunei also flies direct to
Labuan from Bandar Seri Begawan.
Optionally, high speed air conditioned ferries operate daily to Labuan from Kota Kinabalu,
Sarawak and Brunei. The ride from Kota Kinabalu takes about three hours and from Brunei, about one hour.
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stay & dine:
Tiara Labuan Hotel & SCV Apartment
Mawilla Yacht Club Restaurant
Ocean Seafood Restaurant Cafe
Seri Malindo Restaurant
Pulau Labuan Restaurant
Labuan Airport Terminal-4.5 km
Beaufort, Sabah-59.9 km
Seri Begawan-54.9 km
Hotel Pulau Labuan Inn-3.4 km
Victoria Hotel Labuan-3.7 km
Grand Dorsett Labuan Hotel-4.3 km
Mariner Hotel-3.9 km
Financial Park-4.1 km
Apartment bldg from hotel-4.0 km
Parade ground from hotel balcony-4.1 km
Dorsett Hotel Labuan-4.1 km
Sheraton Labuan Hotel-5.2 km
Raff Restaurant-3.4 km
Pattani Restaurant-2.5 km
Floating Restaurant Labuan-5.0 km
MISATO Japanese restaurant-49.9 km
Curry House Restaurant-45.6 km
I Lotus Restaurant-50.4 km