Malaysian discovers traditions and culture at a floating village in Labuan

The wooden houses in Labuan’s Kampung Patau Patau were painted in many different colours. — DR OH SEONG POR

Within the tiny Federal Territory of Labuan lies a unique water village called Kampung Patau Patau. This village is located on the Brunei Bay and is mostly inhabited by the descendants of sailors, traders and fishermen from Brunei, who settled there in the 1930s.

(However, there seems to be new evidence that the village existed as early as 1830 during the reign of Brunei Ruler Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin II.)

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