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‘Labuan - Visiting Patau-Patau, a stilt house village’


Many years ago I visited a stilt house village in the Philippines and the impressions left by it convinced me to visit such villages again.
You can find them in several countries in Asia and they differ from country to country. But strolling around on the wooden bridges and walkways between the houses remains a great experience.

The pictures here are taken in the village Kampung Patau-Patau on the island of Labuan in East Malaysia.
About ten years ago, Marlene Fegan (mafegan) presented also a picture of this water village.

Information from Wikipedia:

East Malaysia (or Malaysian Borneo) consists of the states of Sarawak (the westernmost), Sabah (the easternmost) and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
This Federal Territory is formed by the small island of Labuan and six even smaller islands.
They’re all located off the coast of Sabah and close to the autonomous country of Brunei.

From the capital Kuala Lumpur there are reasonably cheap flights to Labuan, which also has several daily boat connections to Brunei and to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

The name Labuan derives from the Malay word ‘pelabuhan’ which means harbour.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5292 W: 17 N: 12836] (51526)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-22
  • Exposição: 1/21 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-13 6:06
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