Labuan, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Labuan, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Labuan, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Labuan, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Labuan, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Labuan, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Labuan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Labuan, Malaysia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Labuan can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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February

If you are traveling to Labuan in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you are traveling to Labuan in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Labuan during May, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you visit Labuan during June, you may see that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

In July, Labuan is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Labuan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you go to Labuan in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Labuan in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Labuan can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you visit Labuan during December, you will probably notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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Activities for Labuan, Malaysia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Labuan.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to see the majestic Jamek An-Nur Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Labuan tourism authority.

If you go to Botanical Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see the Labuan Marine Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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