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With main details on Tawau, Semporna, Kunak and Lahad Datu.


BSI ORCHID GARDEN in Eco Park of Bandar Sri Indah

2018-10-20 SAT 07:22

in Eco Park of Bandar Sri Indah

Spread over half acre of land at the left end of the BSI Eco Park, this is a beautiful new garden showcases some 50 orchid plants of Borneo Island.
This is a private garden but public are welcome. When no visitor the gate is kept locked and need prearrangement with the office to open the gate. Please call office at Bandar Sri Indah 089-773311.

The Environmental Magazine
Published by : Dasatama Sdn. Bhd. Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
Chief Editor : Tsen Kim Poh H/P 012-8187997


Things to Do in Tawau Division
Ranking by TripAdvisor as in 2018 by travellers who actually visited Tawau Division

1- Tawau Hills Park - 49 reviews
2- Pasar Tanjung Tawau Tawau - 39 reviews
3- Maliau Basin Conservation Area Tawau - 34 reviews
4- 1StopBorneo Wildlife tour of Tawau - 19 reviews
5- Table Waterfall Tawau - 14 reviews
6- Teck Guan Cocoa Village & Cocoa Museum Tawau - 15 reviews
7- Ulu Kalumpang Forest Reserve Tawau - 2 reviews
8- Tawau Hot Spring Tawau - 5 reviews

T2 @ Apas at  Tawau
T2 @ Apas Tawau's New Benchmark For Commercial Development

SG Futsal at Jalan Bunga Raya Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, Tawau Futsal Centre - Futsal football court in Tawau
SG Futsal at Jalan Bunga Raya Tawau

Sabah, Malaysia, Tawau Futsal Centre - Futsal football court in Tawau

Pan Borneo Highway
Open University Malaysia
Islands of Sabah
BEST of Tawau
Places of Interest
Higher Education in Malaysia
Chinese New Year in Tawau
Travel Connection
Maps of Tawau
What to Eat
Tawau Cultural Festival


Tawau Tanjung Market 斗湖丹絨市場
Tawau Tanjung Market

Tawau Tanjung Market
Equipped with 6,000 stalls, the Tawau Tanjung Market is the largest indoor market in the whole of Malaysia.

The ground floor of the market are foodstuff such as fresh fruits, keropok amplang (amplang crackers), dried crackers imported from Indonesia and other fresh produce.

On the first floor are dried preserved sea-food such as dried salted fish, dried anchovies and dried prawns which Tawau is famous for.

Kota Kinabalu Central Market 亞庇中央菜市場
Kota Kinabalu Central Market

Sipitang's little wet market.
Sipitang's little wet market

Pasar Besar Lawas (Lawas Central Market)
Pasar Besar Lawas
(Lawas Central Market)

This market offers a great selection of tropical fruits, jungle produce and vegetable. There is a good choice of Muslim food stalls upstairs at the Central Market.


Bangunan Tamu Limbang
Bangunan Tamu Limbang

This Tamu or wet market in Limbang is on the waterfront in the centre of town. Here is where the locals get fresh vegetables, fruits and seafood such as crabs, clams.

Limbang’s wet market has an upstairs hawker centre where you can try the town's speciality, Limbang rojak , a mixed vegetable dish with a thick shrimp-based sauce.


Pasar Utama and Pasar Tamu

The cone-shaped roof Pasar Tamu and Pasar Utama located near to each other along the riverfront selling a range of local produces and local hawker food favourites. You can find the famous “Bintulu Belacan” or the shrimp paste here.

Teresang Market Kapit Town
Teresang Market
Kapit Town

Daily traders from longhouses selling veggies along a walkway behind a primary school near Pasar Teresang. As the site gets increasingly congested on weekends, some daily traders resort to hawking along the pedestrian walkway behind a primary school and the compound of a temple near the building.

Pasar Sungai Rejang

Pasar Sungai Rejang
Serikei Town

Farmers Market (Open Air Market)  Sri Aman Town 農產品市場
Farmers Market

(Pasar Tamu Open Air Market)
Sri Aman Town


Medan Niaga Satok


Batu Niah Market
Batu Niah Market is just diagonal in front of Niah Cave Hotel at Jalan Madu


FRESH VEGETABLE MARKET of Kundasang is a belt of low single storey wooden shades by the highway. Various types of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and other products from the highlands were sold in Kundasang Market.

Kundasang vegetable market is well-known for fresh and locally grown vegetables. Local farmers sell their produce every day at this market located along the main highway.
Fresh fruits, flowers and local produce such as wild honey are also sold here.


Pusat Komersil BDC, Jalan Datuk Chong Thien Vun

Beside Giant Hypermarket of Tawau

Institute of Science and Management, Tawau
(Institut Sains & Pengurusan)

I S M - Institute of Science & Management was began December 01 1990 as Sabah Chinese 'A' Level with 7 teaching staff and 40 students pursuing the Associated Examining Board GCE 'A' Level programme.
Today ISM has a new school building as a landmark of Tawau........


Teacher Training College

Malaysia’s education system was gaining international attention with the country being recognized as having an effective conventional and religious curriculum by various groups.
Malaysia hoped to share its teaching standard with other countries in the region paving the way for the nation to becoming a centre of education excellence...


"University For All", the Open University Malaysia (OUM), launched on 26 August 2002, has "Lifelong Learning Programme" for senior citizens and the disabled. This programme, implemented in 2005, incorporated a special scheme for those aged 55 and above and the disabled, who need only pay half the tuition fees. The lifelong learning programme is an ongoing programme conducted on demand, varying according to the needs of the students or members from various organizations in Malaysia.

List of Primary Schools in Tawau
(SK in Tawau)

There are two categories of public-funded primary schools in Malaysia :

1 National schools - SK
2 National-type schools (Chinese / Tamil) - SJK

List of Government Secondary Schools in Tawau
(SMK in Tawau)

After primary schooling, pupils will move on to secondary schooling. However, those from ethnic primary schools who wish to enter national schools will undergo a year in a remove class / remove form (kelas peralihan / tingkatan peralihan).
Secondary schooling takes 5 years altogether.

Labuan Airport

Labuan Airport opened in 1999 and serves the town of Labuan (Victoria) 2km away.
The airport accommodate larger aircrafts such as the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A330.

Each year the airport handle one million passengers and serves Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia.


Kuching International Airport is located 11 km south of Kuching city center.

Miri Airport

The the third busiest airport in Malaysia in aircraft movements, serving over 1.5 million passengers per year.
Miri Airport is a major hub for MASWings and AirAsia.

The old Lawas Airport

Lawas Airport is a Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) airport in State of Sarawak.

This old airport is located near a river, and some land corrosion had been spotted along the riverbank.
A new proposed airport is planed.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) TERMINAL 1Terminal 2 of Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kota Kinabalu International Airport :

Terminal 1 (MAS using this terminal)

Terminal 2 (AirAsia using this terminal)

Lahad Datu Airport

Tawau Airport

Tawau Airport (Lapangan Terbang Tawau) is the second airport in Sabah with immigration counters for international flights.

The airport is 31 km from Tawau town. The new runway could cater for aircraft as big as Airbus series.

The airports handles only domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Kuala Lumpur.

The previous international flights to Tarakan in East Kalimantan, Indonesia were suspended in 2008.

Tawau Airport is under the management of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.
There is now airport in Semporna Town and Kunak Town. Passengers going to these two town arrive at Tawau Airport from here take land transport.
The nearest airport to Tawau Airport is Lahad Datu Airport which is two hours to drive.

2,239 kilometre-long
Pan-Borneo Highway

The Pan-Borneo Highway was built in 1986 to link the two East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.

It begins in the district of Sematan in Sarawak, and passes through Kuching, Serian, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang, Lawas, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau.

From Sibu one can take off from the main route of Pan Borneo Highway and travel by boat on the mighty Rejang River passes through Kanowit, Kapit to Belaga the heart of Sarawak .

Sri Aman Town is off the Pan Borneo Highway

Between Sabah and Sarawak, the highway passed through two halves of  Brunei.

As of today, the Pan-Borneo Highway is 93 percent completed, with a remainder of a 50-kilometre missing link from Kalabakan to Serudong.
There are several bus companies covering different section of the Pan-Borneo Highway. But there is one bus company cover the whole route. Salam Bumimas Express has buses from Kuching-Miri-Kota Kinabalu-Tawau.

Document Download : Budget accommodation along the Pan Borneo Highway