Labuan Factsheet

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LabuanFederal Territory of Malaysia consisting of seven (7) islands
LocationOff the North-West of Borneo and approximately 10 km from the Malaysian State of Sabah
Land AreaApproximately 95 sq km
Highest Point Above Sea Level85 meters above sea level
Vegetation70% of the island is covered with vegetation
Time Zone8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+0800 GMT) and 16 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard Time
ClimateTropical with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celcius free from hurricanes and typhoons
Population100,000 (2017)
LanguageThe National language is Bahasa Malaysia while English and Chinese are widely spoken. English is commonly used as business language
Travel by AirDirect flights are available from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah via Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Malindo Air
By SeaFast ferry services from Kota Kinabalu and Brunei
Getting AroundExcellent road network in Labuan Island and a round-island drive takes approximately 90 minutes. Easy with metered taxis, e-hailing services and self-driven or chauffered cars are also available for hire
CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Labuan, a mid-shore jurisdiction off the coast of Sabah (North Borneo), is an emerging white horse that everyone has begun seeking into political stability and also business environmental friendly in the Southeast Asia region.

The island of Labuan was designated to be a free trade zone and financial centre in 1990. Its low taxes, double taxation agreements, robust legal system, Shariah-compliant financial products and services, and adherence to international best practices and standards, makes the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) an attractive investment destination.

The favourable tax regime means ZERO Tax is payable on non-trading activities and Labuan trading activities are taxed at 3% of net audited profit.

Being one of the federal territories of Malaysia, Labuan offers excellent and internationally accepted laws and structures for investment holding, funds, leasing, shipping, insurance, banking, trading and wealth management activities.

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