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Great holmertz 2020-07-16 0:25

Hello Paul,
Three interesting photos again (the bicycle shed!), and the view in the main photo looks as cosy and carefully attended as any middle class suburban area. The Malaysian flag is flying proudly, but what is the bright flag in the foreground? The local Labuan flag? This really looks nicer than what I saw in BSB, and the weather provided you with very good colours.
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Gert

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Old 07-16-2020, 07:50 AM
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Thank you Gert,

The flag with the three equal horizontal bands of yellow, blue and red with a coat of arms in centre is the flag of the Federal Territories.

The federal territoriesin Malaysia comprise three territories:
Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. They are governed directly by the federal government of Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is the administrative capital, and Labuan is an offshore international financial centre.

Where I was in Kuala Lumpur and in Labuan I usually saw this flag fluttering next to the national flag.

I found the water village in Labuan more colourful than the one in Bandar Seri Beganwan.
But the one in BSB is bigger, actually a real district, higher above the water, partly with new construction, partly old and there are even parts that have burnt down. The part that was right next to the mosque during your visit no longer exists.
On the island of Labuan there are several villages on stilts.

But again, you've missed two pictures in my WS ...

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Paul
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Thank you for the explanation.
I had missed WS #3 and 4 because they were not there when I looked. Now I have seen them. They are also nice.
Gert
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