Class Water Sports Centre
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex is located at the waterfront
area along Jalan Tanjung Purun. It is within close proximity to Labuan
town center. The complex covers an area of 5.91 acres. It was a project
under the 7th Malaysia plan and built at a total cost of RM25 million.
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex is part of the Labuan waterfront
beautification project. Its objective is to create a world-class water
sports center and to develop more attractive places of interests in
line with the Malaysian Prime Minister's vision to turn Labuan into
a major island destination.
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex opens to the public in June
2001 when it hosted the yearly Labuan Sea Challenge 2001.
The improved infrastructure and facilities provided by this complex
is expected to enhance Labuan's appeal to attract more tourists and
investors. The modern amenities will enable the island to host more
international sea sports events and championships.
The Labuan International Sea Sports Complex is designed with three
prominent structures connected to a main viewing plaza. Every building
houses a specific activity. Each of these imposing towers is an integral
part of a large modern water sports complex. The architecture offers
a dramatic expression of nature, tradition and modern functionality.
The complex houses the main sea sports centre, an administrative block,
a marine biology museum, souvenir shops and eateries.
This is a center for major sea sports activities and a venue for carnival.
There is a large boat storage area that allows direct access to the
beach front. There are also facilities for changing room, rest area
and general preparation. It serves as a permanent exhibition area
for all type of sea sports activities. It connects to the many "leisure
walks" on the beachfront.
of Marine Biology
The Museum of Marine Biology is sited together with the Administrative
block in a separate building. It takes the shape of a semi circle
fronting the sea with an open gallery. A large part of the building
space is used by the Maritime Museum. While the rest of the space
is for administrative use such as meeting room and office spaces for
sports bodies. The podium level contains comfortable resting room
for VIP and additional gallery space for museum.
The main plaza is circular in shape. It is equipped with an all weather
windbreaker structure to withstand any adverse weather conditions.
It serves as a centre stage to launch and view all type of sea sports
Handicraft Center and Eateries
The handicraft centre and eateries are located on the west wing of
the complex. The many fast food stall and small eateries selling local
fares, plus the many souvenir and handicraft shops, make this place
a hive of activities. It is a popular stopover for visiting tourists.