Wild and untouched, Labuan Marine Park’s (Taman Marin Labuan) islands never fail to offer thrilling adventures for avid nature lovers.
Labuan Marine Park is most famous for its four wreck diving sites; namely the American, Australian, Blue Water and Cement wrecks.
The marine park is formed by 3 beautiful islands affectionately known as the Jewels of Labuan – Kuraman, Rusukan Besar and Rusukan Kecil.
Out of these 3 jewels, Kuraman Island is somewhat more desolate in comparison. So inspired by this island, Emilio Salgari made it the backdrop for his popular fictitious character, captain of the pirates called Sandokan in his book entitled ‘The Tigers of Mompracem’ in 1900.
Pulau Rusukan Besar
Rusukan Besar Island on the other hand is lined with coconut trees that thrive on the long stretches of its sandy beaches. It makes for perfect picnic spots and for visitors to enjoy a bout of snorkeling. A thick forest covers most of the island and it is one of the island’s greatest assets.
Pulau Rusukan Kecil
As you approach this lovely little island cluster, be sure to pull up to a stop somewhere in between the islands of Rusukan Kecil and Rusukan Besar so that you are able to capture the spectacular images of the majestic rock formations that adorn Rusukan Kecil Island, the smaller of the two.
Address: About 3 km off the southern coast of Labuan Island
Telephone: +6087 582 502 / +6087 582 503 (Marine Parks Department, Labuan)
Permitted activities include scuba diving, camping, snorkelling, sailing, canoeing and jungle-trekking.
Visitors must follow the marine park regulations at all times and are prohibited from fishing, littering, anchoring and carrying out other activities that may damage the corals and reefs.