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image by Clay Moss, 14 September 2005
Red-white-blue horizontal tricolor with crescent and sun in center. I have
used RGB 255-204-0 in portraying the sun on Labuan's flag and will do so for all
Malay state flags in this project that contain the color "gold" or golden
yellow. I actually stand on solid ground in doing this, as it's apparent that
Malay flag manufacturers are beginning to see the wisdom in printing with the
darker shade of golden yellow. The latest versions of Perlis, Penang, Perek,
Sarawak, and Selangor in particular are being made up with golden yellow whether
they're sewn or printed. Until recently, the colors of yellow would vary greatly
with a sort of light lemon yellow being prominent along with 255-204- 0. In some
cases, it was almost impossible to see the yellow on the flags of Labuan, Penang
and Perek because the white in each of those flags completely absorbed the
Clay Moss, 14 September 2005
image by Clay Moss, 14 September 2005
On a flag of 88-88-88 x 528 units, the emblem is centred and contained within an
imaginary rectangle of 140 x 192 units.
Christopher Southworth, 14 September 2005
Labuan is the second federal territory of Malaysia, an island off the coast of Sabah and formerly one of the Straits Settlements. (Source: "Flagmaster" no.082, 1996).
Mark Sensen, 27 July 1996
The Danish Encyclopaedia has a number of things about Labuan:
I think it's still called Victoria, in the way that George Town, Penang, is still officially George Town, but normally just called Penang.
Andrew Yong, 13 November 1999
image by Mario Fabretto
It is sometimes asked why Labuan is associated with Sabah. It seems logical to me, bearing in mind that Sabah was generally known as North Borneo until 1963, and Labuan was part of North Borneo between 1890 and 1906, and again since 1946. As far as I can make out the sequence was:
David Prothero, 16 March 1998 and
Robert Kee, 15 August 1999
I have located the flag for the (only) municipal entity in the Federal
Territory of Labuan.
"Labuan Corporation was established on 1st July 2001 under Act 609, Perbadanan Labuan Act 2001. It is the merger between two agencies, the Labuan Development Authority and Labuan Municipal Council. Labuan Corporation as an agency that carries out the role of the Local Authority in the Federal Territory of Labuan and is always striving to improve the quality of service and information delivery quickly and to meet customers' needs." - from official website: www.pl.gov.my
Logo symbolizes the Perbadanan as an organization that is committed in its effort to present Labuan to the whole world.
Inner design symbolizes the Perbadanan is caring by developing and encouraging the diverse activities of Labuan Island in making it a tourist destination and the most attractive park in the world; as well as activist for economic, infrastructure and social development.
Blue color symbolizes the Perbadanan's firm stand on improving the economic, infrastructure and social development.
Yellow color symbolizes the Perbadanan's positiveness in expanding the arts and culture, sports and recreational activities of F.T. Labuan.
All text from: http://www.pl.gov.my/logo, including image of the logo: http://www.pl.gov.my/image/image_gallery?uuid=a409abaa-451c-44b2-824a-350c21d15c52&groupId=23018&t=1263894016682.
The flag of the Perbadanan Labuan / Labuan Corporation is white with corporation logo on it: http://www.pl.gov.my/image/image_gallery?img_id=20017
Valentin Poposki, 28 April 2011