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Tawau Waterfront

Tawau Waterfront


Kota Kinabalu Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu Waterfront
Kota Kinabalu's Waterfront is a popular hangout for both locals and visitors alike.
The Waterfront would come to life at night, a popular after-hours hangout and a great places to watch the sun set over the South China Sea.

The Waterfront is located in the city centre, making it a short stroll from anywhere within the city.





Esplanade Sipitang
Esplanade of Sipitang - 452-metre long and 75-metre wide

Sipitang offer visitors its beautiful beach and  weekly Tamu of local fruits.

This 452-metre long and 75-metre wide esplanade is  a major landmark and tourist attraction for the Sipitang district.


Labuan Waterfront

Labuan Waterfront


Belaga Riverfront

Belaga Riverfront


Kapit Waterfront

Kapit Waterfront

In the absence of road infrastructure from Kapit to other parts of Sarawak, the mighty Rajang River and its numerous tributaries provide the only means of easy and cheap transportation

Express boats ferry passengers from Sibu to Kapit and from Kapit to Baleh, Bakun in Belaga, Punan Bah and Nanga Melipis along the Rajang River.

To travel along the tributaries to the longhouses which are home to over 60,000 people, longboats are deplored which at times have to be pulled through the choppy shallow water.


Kanowit Riverfront

Kanowit Riverfront



Sarikei Rejang River Waterfront of Sarikei

Sarikei Rejang River Waterfront of Sarikei
Tebingan Sungai Rejang


Sarikei Nyelong Esplanade

Sarikei Nyelong Esplanade
Sarikei Esplanade fronting the Sungei Nyelong is the place to watch the local boat traffic.


Lundu Waterfront

Lundu Waterfront


Kuching Waterfront

Kuching Waterfront is a place for the people. A place to enjoy, to entertain and be entertained.

Officially opened in 1993 and stretching approximately 1.3 km, with a riverside walk linking the hotel precinct with downtown Kuching, the Waterfront is 'self-contained' with facilities for entertainment, refreshment, relaxation, cultural enjoyment and arts appreciation.


Awards

1994 - National Project Award in the Civic Design Category
(Awarded by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture)

1994 - Merit Award in the Overseas Category
(Awarded by the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture)

1994 - Excellence on the Waterfront/ Waterfront Centre Annual Award
(Awarded by the Waterfront Centre, USA)


Sri Aman Waterfront



The longest waterfront in Sarawak...
Bintulu Waterfront
 

Bintulu Promenade is the longest waterfront in Sarawak...cover a area of 120 acre is both commercial and recreational park combined. It is a quite and serene site for a stroll while enjoying the view of the Kemena River and the cool breeze.


Riverfront of Batu Niah Town

Riverfront of Batu Niah Town


Miri Waterfront

Miri Waterfront


The Waterfront of Limbang
The Waterfront of Limbang

Sungai Lawas Waterfront

Sungai Lawas Waterfront

Sungai Lawas Waterfront is completed 2011.The main area is in front of Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas and Dataran Bandar Lawas. The water front attract foreigners and local residents in view of its beauty.


Tawau International Airport

 


TOURISM MALAYSIA AWARDS 2012/2013

BEST HOTEL SERVICES

1. 3 star & below  Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley, Sabah
2. 4 star (resort)  Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
3. 4 star (city)  Holiday Inn, Melaka
4. 5 star (resort)  Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
5. 5 star (city)  Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION

1. Natural Attraction / Eco-Tourism / Agro Tourism Danum Valley, Sabah
2. Man-Made Attraction Menara Kuala Lumpur
3. Culture & Heritage Mari-Mari Cultural Village, Sabah

BEST TOUR PACKAGE

1. Adventure  Green Trekkers Sdn Bhd, Selangor
2. Special Interest  Metro Green Adventure Sdn Bhd, Penang
3. Nature  All Borneo Connection Tours Sdn Bhd, Sabah
4. Luxury  Borneo Nature Tours Sdn Bhd, Sabah

BEST SHOPPING MALL

1. North Zone Gurney Plaza, Penang
2. South Zone Johor Bahru City Square, Johor
3. East Coast Zone KB Mall, Kelantan
4. Central Zone Sunway Pyramid, Selangor
5. Sabah & Sarawak The Spring Shopping Mall, Sarawak

BEST RESTAURANT

1. Malay Restaurant  The 39 Restaurant, PNB Darby Park Executive Suites, Kuala Lumpur
2. Chinese Restaurant  Golden Phoenix, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
3. Indian Restaurant  Naan, Flavours of India, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Sabah
5. International Restaurant  Coast Restaurant, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Sabah

Lundu  | Kuching | Sarikei | Sibu | Bintulu | Miri | Limbang | Lawas | Kota Kinabalu | Tawau | Sandakan
 

EXPRESS BUS TERMINALS ALONG PAN-BORNEO HIGHWAY


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.
http://www.salambumimas.com/routes

Document Download : Budget accommodation along the Pan Borneo Highway

 

There are a few important town and cities out of Pan-Borneo Highway.  One of  these is Labuan Island.


   

Welcome to Tawau Division


Welcome to Tawau, the land of eco-treasures. Tawau changed so much for the last 10 years. Today its no longer a clutch of old tin roofed shop houses but a bustling modern city-to-be.

Tawau is Sabah's third largest town after Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. This fast-developing town is known for its fresh and cheap seafood. It is also the largest agro-tourism destination in the state where diving enthusiasts amazed by the awe-inspiring underwater world of Mabul, Mataking, Kapalai and the legendary Sipadan Island.

The Tawau residency comprises the provinces of Merotai, Kalabakan, Kunak, Semporna and Lahad Datu.

TAWAU DIVISION
The Tawau Division area covers 15,213 Squares Kilometers consisting of four districts in the south-eastern part of Sabah. These districts are :-
Tawau  - 6,125 Sq. Km
Lahad Datu - 6,500. Sq Km
Kunak  - 1,144 Sq. Km
Semporna  - 1,444 Sq. Km

Tawau Town lies on the northeastern shore of Cowie Harbor, an inlet of the Celebes Sea. Once notorious for smuggling with the Philippines and neighboring Kalimantan, the town is now the administrative and service centre for a developing agricultural district of cocoa, oil palm, and sea foods. Since 2000 Tawau has an international airport, this sleepy town is sleepy no more...

Semporna is a quiet small town in Tawau Division with a population of only 133,000 in 2006. Most Malaysian do not even know such a town, yet Semporna is a well known name in the diving world of the western countries....

Tawau has long been a good gateway to Indonesia. Tawau has a consulate issuing visas (while Embassies are in capital city Kuala Lumpur).

Tawau is located in the south-east coast of Sabah and the gateway to BIMP-EAGA, and hence derive tremendous amount of economic benefits. With a new airport, seaport and good communication infrastructure, Tawau is now set to become Sabah's fastest growing town after Kota Kinabalu.
Here you will witness businesses growing, Industries and agriculture developing. The largest township development in Sabah is in Tawau's Bandar Sri Indah.
You also see cultural life of the local people is enriching. Here you meet some of the friendliest, warmest people in Malaysia - and join in their colorful festivals, traditions and believe that will take you back centuries.

If you yearn for the exhilarating sense of adventure, Tawau is a place for jungle trekking, or deep sea diving or you can of course tee off in the best in Asia championship golf course.
The "Lost World of Sabah" is only 200km from Tawau. In this district you experience the wonders of eco-treasures in well preserved original tropical rain forests. In January 2007, American scientists measured The world tallest tropical tree in Tawau. This giant tree together with 5 other giants hit the list of Top 30 tallest trees of the World, making Tawau the home town of tallest trees in this planet. Ecotourism is travel with ethics...


Getting to Tawau


By Air to Tawau

1. From Kuala Lumpur :

Air Asia flies direct to Tawau daily www.airasia.com
Malaysia Airlines flies to Kota Kinabalu with connecting flights to Tawau daily www.malaysia-airlines.com

2. From Kota Kinabalu :

Malaysia Airlines flies from KK to Tawau daily www.malaysia-airlines.com

3. From Singapore :

Malaysia Airlines flies to Kota Kinabalu on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  www.malaysia-airlines.com
SilkAir flies to Kota Kinabalu on Monday and Friday ; www.silkair.com

Tawau MAS Office:
Ground and First Floor, TB 319 Block 38,
Jalan Hj Sahabudin, Fajar Complex, Town Extension II,
P.O Box 547, 91008 Tawau, Sabah Malaysia

Air Asia, which fly directly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA and Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru takes about 2 hrs and 30 mins.

 

By Land to Tawau :
Your journey will start from Kota Kinabalu. First, take the East-West Highway from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. Next, turn to the East Coast Highway which links Tawau and Sandakan. For public transport from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau, you can either take an 8 hours express bus or by 45 minutes plane. On the long journey you can see a lot of things and great sceneries including the Mount Kinabalu. 

Long-distance buses terminate at Sabindu bus station on the eastern end of Jalan Dunlop (which runs parallel to the shore), opposit the state library.  Here you also find landcruisers to Keningau. There's a bus to Sandakan (6hr) and KK (12hr) at around 8am and another at 8pm.

The Short-distance minibus station : Previousely this station was in Jalan Stephen Tan.

The Local minibus station : Serving minis bus services to nearby plantaations such as Apas and Merotai

More information on How to get to Tawau...


Places of interest in Tawau, Semporna, Kunak and Lahad Datu

 

Agricultural and Industry of Tawau


TIMBER    

TIMBER of Malaysia

Swallow's Nest (Birds' Nest)    

Swallows' Nest in Tawau

Aquaculture - Tiger Prawn    

Tiger Prawn Farming in Tawau




Cocoa    

   About Cocoa
   Cocoa Village of Teck Guan
   Cocoa Museum of Teck Guan
   MADE-IN-TAWAU

Tropical Fruits in Tawau   


Rumpai Laut - Seaweed

 

Rumpai Laut - Seaweed   (Eucheuma - Kappaphycus alvarezii)
Seaweed (Rampai Laut) culture in Semporna started in 1970s by Department of Fisheries Sabah as a supplementary income-generating activity among the fishing communities in Semporna....

Oil Palm    

 
   World's first oil palm-based pulp and paper mill
   Palm Oil for cooking
   Oil Palm Tree

   POIC Palm Oil Industrial Cluster

   Oil Palm Fiber


Explore the underwater world in Semporna

Education in Sabah, Malaysia


 

 Edited on Tuesday June 23, 2015 03:25:57 PM  by Michael

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