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    #31
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    Over the hill to the Johor Strait side:


    A bit of greenery is allowed:

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      #32
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      Nice detail from trees planted along the pavements:


      Even the traffic lights have decorated stands:


      The lamp posts are also fairly elaborately decorated:

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        #33
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        A typical street scene from JB:


        This eatery called themselves a Bistro:

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          #34
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          There are some nice old colonial buildings left in JB. Like this one:




          The High Court building:

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            #35
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            I'm not sure what this building is used for:


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              #36
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              The most recognizable old building in JB is probably the Istana:

              The official residence of the Sultan of Johor. (He has several others, including one with a private Polo ground)





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                #37
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                A few ceremonial guns can always come in handy:


                I think this is meant for the guards to use for training:

                The alternative use, public hangings, is no longer practiced.

                A sign on the grounds let you know that you are not welcome without being granted an audience:

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                  #38
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                  I have posted pictures of ships and boats and Labuan town seen from the harbour in various threads, even some aerial pictures recently, but not much from the town itself. Let me see if I can correct that.

                  The Padang in Labuan:


                  Dorsett Hotel at one end of the Padang:


                  A new Apartment block on the seaside of the Padang:

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                    #39
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                    Flags are popular:




                    "The Chimney" is like a symbol of Labuan. Here is some replicas:


                    They are part of a under used development at the other end of the Padang:

                    Opened in 1995 and in need of some maintenance.

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                      #40
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                      There appear to be some salt spray on the lens, which I didn't notice before.

                      The round about near the port:

                      The greenish building there is a new hotel that opened two weeks ago.

                      Some buildings at the round about that is "original":



                      At least they have been there since my first visit, some 37 years ago.
                      Last edited by ombugge; April 22nd, 2012, 16:01.

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                        #41
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                        The down town area with low rise shop houses are also basically the same:




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                          #42
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                          The Finance Centre was set up some years back to attract banks and other finance institution to this Free Port, with no import duty and very low tax rate:


                          Seen from the harbour:

                          It kind of dominates the skyline, but has not been an unqualified success. There are a lot companies registered in Labuan, but most are just a "pigeon hole" in some Lawyer's office.

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                            #43
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                            Here is the building that dominated the skyline of Labuan for many years:


                            The Hotel Labuan, but I'll return to that in another thread later.
                            Last edited by ombugge; April 22nd, 2012, 15:58.

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                              #44
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                              Here is the ferry wharf, where ferries to Bandar Sri Bengawan in Brunei and to mainland Sabah come and go:

                              Hotel Labuan is seen in this one to. It is still a prominent feature, but not dominant any more.

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                                #45
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                                Nice to see street view of places where I've never been. Thanks!!!
                                And that image of post #42, got me thinking of Sandefjord...
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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