Bowling for immigration
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Labuan is a forgettable island off the coast of Brunei in north Borneo. While Borneo offers a number of exciting adventure, eco, and even urban-themed trips for the wide-eyed tourist, Labuan is not one of those places. Supposedly the diving is good in the area, but if you saw the shipping traffic (and their pollutants) in the area, you might not want to get wet. The town on the island is actually clean (like many cities on Borneo are...at least compared to the cities on the surrounding islands and the Peninsula) and very pretty with its tropical tree-lined streets. Birds of Paradise flowers, which are usually a garden feature if you have 1 or 2 in Western countries, are chucked down the entire length of the avenues here like you would lay sod.