Limbang is a town in Sarawak. It is the capital of the 3978 sq km Limbang District in the Limbang Division.
Limbang was originally part of Brunei, but was annexed by Charles Brooke, the 2nd Rajah of Sarawak in 1890 despite strong protest from Brunei. It is located surrounded by Brunei on both the east and the west. Going west, the road reaches the checkpoint at Tedungan, while going east, the road reaches the checkpoint at Pandaruan. Both checkpoints are on the border with Brunei.
The involuntary cession of Limbang to Sarawak split Brunei into two parts, with Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Kuala Belait to the west of Limbang, and Temburong district to the east.
Visitors to Limbang are usually those on transit to get somewhere else. This is the terminus of the Headhunter's Trail, so trekkers from Gunung Mulu National Park arrive here at the end of their trek.
Places of Interest in Limbang
- Limbang Plaza: the tallest and biggest shopping centre in Limbang. It has 123 shops on 3 floors.
- Limbang Regional Museum: Located in another of Charles Brooke's forts, it was built in 1897 and has some informative exhibits on the history of Limbang
- Taman Tasik Bukit Mas: A recreational park with a playground for children, the lake and a barbecue site. Bukit Mas is a 210 meter high limestone outcrop. It has a Buddhist shrine half way to the top.
- Tamu Limbang: Held on Friday at the car park in front of the main market.
Limbang Location Map
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Limbang in the morning
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