Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of Malaysia off the northern coast of Borneo. At one time a British crown colony (after 1848), it became part of Malaysia in 1963.

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  • proper n. Federal territory in eastern Malaysia which has Victoria as its main town.

Etymologies

From Malay Labuan. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a new development Saturday, Malaysia decided to banish the former leader of an outlawed Muslim sect to the financial center Labuan, which is one of the closest Malaysian islands to Brunei.

    Brunei Closes Door To Fleeing Malaysian Extremists

  • Since then, they have provided sailing tours to places such as Labuan and Limbang.

    Brudirect News1

  • Treasury blacklisted Bank Mellat's wholly owned Malaysia unit, the First East Export Bank, based in the offshore financial center of Labuan.

    U.A.E. Cuts Off Ties to Iran Banks

  • He will focus on developing other Fung family holdings, including Trinity Ltd. and Convenience Retail Asia Ltd., as well as privately held Toys Labuan Holding Ltd., the statement said.

    Li & Fung Shuffles Top Ranks

  • Road access is also possible from Labuan via Sumur to Cikawung at the base of the southwestern slopes of Gunung Honje Range, and via Cibadak to Cegog on the south coast.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • Access to Ujung Kulon is possible by boat from Labuan on the west coast of Java.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • Production at Kinabalu, located in the SB-1 block 34 miles off the coast of Labuan, Sabah in east Malaysia, began in December 1997.

    Energy profile of Malaysia

  • When the changes in Perak were completed, Mr. Hugh Low, formerly administrator of the Government of Labuan, was appointed Resident, and Mr.W. E. Maxwell, who had had considerable experience in Malay affairs, Assistant Resident.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Harold Smith during the last forty-eight hours had become crammed to overflowing with Sarawak, Labuan, New Guinea, and the Salomon Islands.

    Framley Parsonage

  • These unusual tides occur every now and then, and are not thought much of; but by careful inquiry I ascertained that the surf had occurred on the very night I had felt the earthquake at Labuan Tring, nearly twenty miles off.

    The Malay Archipelago

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