Labi, Belait

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Labi is a mukim in the Belait District of Brunei, an administrative area made up of several Kampongs (Malay for "village").[1] It is located at the centre of the Belait District to the south-west, bordering Mukim Liang to the north, Mukim Bukit Sawat to the north-east, Mukim Sukang to the east, Sarawak (Malaysia) to the south and west and Mukim Kuala Balai and Mukim Seria to the north-west. Labi is renowned for the Labi Lime (or Limau Labi in Malay). As of 2006, Labi has a population of 2300.[2] The current Penghulu is Haji Kamarhan bin Atma who was appointed on July 7, 2003.[3]

Subdivisions[edit]

Labi is subdivided into several villages, namely:[4][5][6]

Education[edit]

Due to its interior location, there are only primary schools in Labi. Local residents have to commute to Seria, Kuala Belait to continue their studies further. The primary schools available in Labi are:

  • Labi Primary School
  • Rampayoh Primary School
  • Chung Hwa School, Labi

Healthcare[edit]

The only healthcare facility available in Labi is the Labi Health Clinic which was opened in October 2002. This clinic provides residents of Labi with outpatient and emergency treatment, mother and children health services, blood sample drawing services and dental services.[7]

Agriculture[edit]

Labi ward, located on the Belait plains, is well known locally for its agricultural products especially the limau labi, which has become a trademark of local orange. In addition to that, the Brunei Agricultural Department had set up an office in Labi to help and monitor local farmers through monitoring the activities on farming, vegetables and fruit production as well as paddy production.

In 2003, it was estimated that Labi produced 607 metric tonnes of vegetables, nearly 1,700 metric tonnes of fruits and 170 metric tonnes of paddy.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PDF format, belait district - Information Department
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Belait District" (PDF). www.information.gov.bn. p. 8. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ "postcodes". post.gov.bn. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Labi: Brunei | Brunei Postcode". brn.postcodebase.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 4°25′18″N 114°27′48″E / 4.42167°N 114.46333°E / 4.42167; 114.46333