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  • ombugge
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    The down town area with low rise shop houses are also basically the same:




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  • ombugge
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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.
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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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    I'm not sure what this building is used for:


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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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    A typical street scene from JB:


    This eatery called themselves a Bistro:

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  • ombugge
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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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  • ombugge
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    Over the hill to the Johor Strait side:


    A bit of greenery is allowed:

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  • ombugge
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    Some from the backstreets as well:


    A street decorated with Chinese lanterns, but full of Indian shops:


    Small stalls on the pavement:

    This is legal stalls, but there are a lot of illegal traders around too. (Latest films on DVD is on offer for a couple of $)

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  • ombugge
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    The main Shopping Centre, City Square:


    Fairly new, but already in need of sprucing up and refurbishment:

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  • ombugge
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    Here is the main street in Downtown JB:


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  • ombugge
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    Back to Peninsular Malaysia and a place close to Singapore, Johor Bahru, or more commonly known just as JB:

    I have posted some pictures from JB earlier, including in the "Abandoned houses and buildings" thread today.

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