Occupation Stamps (in processing)

Japanese occupation of Labuan Japanese occupation of Malaya Japanese occupation of British Borneo Japanese occupation of North Borneo Japanese occupation of Sarawak The Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore was swift and decisive putting the British rulers into a light previously never seen. The Japanese had already subjected the Chinese to invasion and many atrocities,…

Labuan 1879 – 1905

History Since the 15th century, the north and west coast of Borneo including the island of Labuan was part of the Bruneian Empire. In the 18th century, Labuan attracted British interest. James Brooke acquired the island for Britain in 1846 through a treaty with the Sultan of Brunei, Omar Ali Saifuddin II on 18 December…