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Tawau port

An aerial view of Tawau Port.


The district of Tawau is one huge plantation that supports, rubber, copra, cocoa and oil palm on its rich volcanic soil. Timber is logged from the more accessible parts of the jungle.
Tawau was once a small coastal fishing village under the Sultan of Sulu until it was ceded to the North Borneo Company in 1878. The town lies at the south-east corner of the state on a stretch  of coast. The town is now the administrative and service centre for a agricultural district (oil palm, cocoa, rubber and coconut). It has a fine mosque and avenues of shaded shops. Open-air stalls along the sea front serve delicious seafood. This last port of call before Indonesia has a small bustling traffic of shipping made up mainly of Filipinos and Indonesians.

The town's fish market is a hive of activity where fresh produce is sold and Bajau woman display their handicraft of multi-coloured mats, hats and baskets.
The Tawau Hill Park is another nature sanctuary located nearby which offers some stunning views, a swimming and picnicking area and a hot spring.

The new Central Market on Jalan Dunlop near the harbour is renowned for prawns and fish.
An interesting Street Market is held every Sunday morning on the corner of Jalan Apas and Jalan Kuhara. The open-air night stalls opposite the Sabindo Shopping Complex on Jalan Chen Fook is also another favourite.



A visit to the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum is a must when visiting Tawau. The moment you set foot in this cocoa kingdom you will sense the lovely aroma of cocoa permeating the air. Housed within a cocoa and chocolate manufacturing compound. There is no admission fee to the Teck Guan Cocoa museum.
Next to the museum
is the factory processing raw cocoa seed to cocoa powder. The cocoa processing plant is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and the largest in East Malaysia. Experts claim the cocoa plants in Tawau are the most productive in the world.

The new Tawau airport, situated 31 Km away from the city was officially opened in December 2001. With a runway length of 3000 metres, the airport can accommodate Airbus aircraft.

Shan Shui Golf Resort
Tawau is situated on a 40 minutes flight from Kota Kinabalu. This magnificent 18-hole Golf course is designed by Nelson & Haworth.
It is considered as a master piece of all the golf courses in Asia. 
The par-72 championship course measuring 6,644 metres from the championship tee is rated as the longest course in Malaysia.
Shan Shui Golf course is truly an ultimate dream course for golfers of any level. Carved out of natural jungle terrain golfers will experience Borneo at it's best. Wildlife, flora and fauna are in abundance.
It's length and degree of difficulty has a rating of 74 and a slope of 143.

Tawau Golf
Golf Course

Madai Forest Reserve
Madai Forest Reserve has one of the tropical roughest vegetation type. It also has a historical site which shows the early settlement in Sabah. Madai waterfall is located 98 km from Tawau along the main road between Kunak and Lahad Datu.
Basic facilities such as changing room, washrooms and an information centre are available for visitors.
The waterfall drops into a cool pond measuring at 12 m by 8m which is ideal for swimming and provided a refreshing atmosphere for picnicking. A small limestone cave known as the Madai Cave where the harvest of edible swift let nests take place is only 6.5 km south east of the waterfall area.

Water Village




  Heritage Hotel

All 88 rooms at this 2-star hotel are tailored to satisfy guests' needs. Some of the features you'll enjoy are ironing board, daily newspaper, non smoking rooms, hair dryer. This excellent hotel in Tawau also has 24hr room service, concierge, room service, meeting facilities. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find jacuzzi. Everything the hotel does is centered around the guest' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation. Review:
When we entered the room, it was very big. Furniture and all are quite ancient. We were shocked when we opened the bathroom door, definitely the most spacious bathroom you can find for this price.
Both my husband and myself enjoyed our overnight stay at this hotel and we were able to walk to the ferry terminal from the hotel. The restaurant next door was quick and tasty.

Rooms from US 29 per night



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  Promenade Hotel Tawau

Located at Kuhara, Promenade Hotel features business-class accommodation in the center of Tawau Division in Sabah. The tallest in Sabah, the hotel is located adjacent to Eastern Plaza Shopping Centre, the biggest shopping center in Tawau.
The hotel, close to the town center, features rooms and suites with four-star amenities that cater to both leisure and business travellers. Guests staying here can enjoy great accessibility to places like Tawau Hill Park, Shan Sui Golf & Country Club, as well as world-class diving sites like Sipadan and Mabul Islands.
Actually the hotel is combine with shopping mall, you can walk to shopping anytime when you feeling boring. Is a very quite hotel, clean, and good services with smile.


Rooms fromUS 45 per night



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