Jalan OKK Abdullah, Labuan, Malaysia
Botanical Gardens Labuan Reviews
Beautiful gardens free to visit Jun 09, 2011
Originally the site of the Government House, build in 1852, the Botanical Gardens are now a park, free to visit. The house itself was completely destroyed during World War 2 and never rebuild. It is locally known as 'Bumbung 12'.
The early plants and trees were planted by Hugh Low, the Colonial Secretary. Most of them still stand. There is also a manmade lake and a walking course which takes you along various spots of the park.
Some of the spots are a playground, a skate ramp, an herbal garden, a fruits garden and 2 gravesites. Because Karena and I only had a short time there, about 10 minutes, we saw the Sculpture Plaza, the manmade lake and the Palm Garden.
But when we make it back to Labuan, we will be sure to visit the park again and discover everything else! Despite the warm weather and humid climtate, the trees do provide plenty of shading and a "nicer" temperature at times.
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