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PLACES OF INTEREST for sight seeing in

Tebingan Sungai Lawas (Lawas Waterfront)

Tebingan Sungai Lawas (Lawas Waterfront)

A place where the residents of Lawas relax or fish.

This beautiful Lawas Waterfront  is  in front of Hotel Seri Malaysia beside the Lawas River.

Pasar Besar Lawas

Pasar Besar Lawas (the Central Market) has offers a great selection of tropical fruits, exotic jungle produce and vegetable.
5 minutes walk from the Central Bus Station.

Chinese Temple

The Chinese Temple at Jalan Bunga Teratai is Lawas's only Chinese Temple.


The Old Mosque

The old Mosque on the bank of Lawas river also worth visiting.

Dataran Bandar Lawas (Lawas Townsquare)

There are also a number of Gardens and recreational sites around Lawas town:
Taman Cina,
Taman Payau,
Taman LDC,
Taman Henry
And the Tebingan Sungai Lawas.
Kampong Air

You can also visit the Kampong Air at Kuala Lawas, Punang and Awat-Awat.

Pantai Punang (Punang Beach)

Just outside Lawas town is the Pantai Punang or Punang Beach which is popular among the local for picnic and recreation.

The beach is 16 km from Lawas town.

Sungai Melasak

Sungai Melasak has scenic nature landscape and cool mountain stream. Located at Kampong Pengalih 15km from Lawas Town.

Merarap Hot spring Lawas

The Merarap Hotspring can be reached by 4wd vehicle through old logging tracks and is among the most popular Lawas tourist attractions.


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.

Porridge (Gruel) 肉粥Beef Innards Bee Hoon Soup 牛雜米粉湯Soto LawasFried Noodle 炒麵 Lawas
Soto Lawas Rm5.00
Fried Noodle 炒麵 Lawas Rm4.00
Beef Innards Bee Hoon Soup 牛雜米粉湯Lawas
Porridge (Gruel) 肉粥  Lawas Central Market Rm3.50

The old Lawas Airport

Photo above : The old Lawas Airport

The construction of the new airport for Lawas in Limbang division under 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) will boost the economic, social and tourism potentials of Sarawak and Sabah.
The existing old Lawas airport was too small and the runway was always hit by floods during the rainy season forcing it to be closed, sometimes up to one week.
The airport can only accommodate the Twin Otter aircraft and with the new airport bigger aircraft can operate in Lawas
Currently only the 17-seater Twin Otter aircraft operated by Maswings provide the Rural Air Service (RAS) to Lawas.
Lawas had huge potentials in the tourism industry but the limited flights there made this northern Sarawak region quite difficult to promote as a tourism destination.
Lawas shared its border with Sipitang Sabah, many areas of joint cooperation between the two states could be explored further.



– To/from Lawas: One trip daily, leaving from Lawas at 08:00 and Labuan at 12:30.

Labuan to Lawas - 12.30pm
Lawas to Labuan - 08.00am

Ferry timetable from Lawas  to Labuan

Lawas to Labuan using boat express... Lawas - Labuan takes about 3 hours

Ratu Pertama Limbang express boat can carry 69 passengers.


To/From LAWAS..the journey take about 2 hrs & 15 minutes.

Ticket Prices/Harga Tiket:-
Economy Class : RM 33.00 (Adult), RM 18.00 (Child) & RM 9.00 (Child 1-3 yrs)

07:30 AM (Except Tue & Thu) - Ratu Pertama Limbang

12:30 PM (Except Tue & Thu) - Raja Pertama Limbang

Ferry timetable from and to Labuan

Ferry Terminal Departure Time
Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
Labuan to Kota Kinabalu
Brunei to Labuan
Labuan to Brunei
Labuan to Menumbok
Menumbok to Labuan
Labuan to Lawas
Lawas to Labuan
Labuan to Sipitang
Sipitang to Labuan
Labuan to Limbang
Limbang to Labuan
- 8.00am, 10.00am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm
- 8.30am, 10.45am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
- 7.30am, 8.00am, 8:30am, 9.00am, 1.00pm (Fri-Sun), 1.30pm, 3.30pm
- 8.00am, 11.00am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 4.30pm
- 8.00am, 1.00pm
- 10.30am, 4.00pm
- 12.30pm
- 8.00am
- 9.00am, 1.00pm
- 9.00am, 10.00am
- 12.30pm, 2.00pm
- 7.30am, 8.00am

Sungai Lawas River
"RATU PERTAMA LIMBANG" Expressboat Lawas-Labuan

Sungai Lawas River

The Chinese Temple at Jalan Bunga Teratai

Hock Teck Shi Temple
Hock Teck Shi Temple
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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.

Binge drinking spots worry Lawas folk


Tebingan Sungai Lawas (Lawas Waterfront)

2,239 kilometer-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.

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.



Lawas’ reputation for its fried bittergout dish by Soon Seng Restaurant, Lawas.

Lawas: The first big town you hit once entering Sarawak from Sabah.

Lawas provides you with a very interesting opportunity to leave the trail completely and head up to Ba Kelalan to visit the Kelabit Highlands.

An ex-logging road links Lawas to Ba Kelalan and private four-wheel drives and trucks take passengers to the highlands.