370 miles from Sarawak River Marina (Kuching)
The government-run Labuan Marina is open again and has 50 berths. Facilities include toilets, showers, washing/drying machines, Internet and WiFi. The pool is open to marina guests for a small fee and there is a café on site. Yachts at anchor outside the marina are welcome to leave their dinghies, take showers, drop rubbish and decant water here. There was no fee at the time of writing.
Anchorage is also available in the south-facing bay off the town in 8 metres. Fuel is available at service stations in jerry cans or can be arranged in greater quantities from local barges.
Labuan is an island off the coast of Brunei Bay. Once a part of the Sultanate of Brunei, Labuan was ceded to the British in 1846. It remained under British colonial rule for 115 years, except for three years when it was under Japanese occupation.
Labuan became part of Sabah in 1963. Its strategic location and proximity to major shipping routes and offshore oil and gas fields has boosted the local economy.
As Malaysia’s only truly deep water anchorage, Labuan is a free port, a Federal Territory, and an International Offshore Financial Centre. Bandar Labuan is the main town, with airport and ferry connections, and is a popular tourist destination offering good diving, snorkelling, beautiful beaches and nature trails.
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