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SHOPPING  CENTER

Sabindo Plaza - First shopping center opened in 1999

 


Charis International School
First International School in Tawau

Charis International School is the first international school in Tawau that was approved by the Private Education Department of the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

The setting up of this school opened up a whole new horizon in the field of education in Tawau.

Calvary City Church of Tawau started this new international school.  The international school is located at the Calvary Crown in Taman Setia, along Jalan Datuk Chong Thein Vun.

The building costs RM18 million.

Students who study here will have an international experience from the multinational expatriate teaching staff. The standard of teaching and conducive environment will nurture minds, build good character and groom students to have leaderships skills.

The school improve the educational infrastructures in Tawau for the local students and also meet the needs of expatriate children.


Charis International School engaged both expatriate and local teachers who are qualified and experienced. Classes are kept small with no more than 25 students in one class.

The school commenced in August 2014.


斗湖藝術文化體育會醒獅團

Best Locations and time to watch Lion Dances in Tawau during the 2014 Chinese New Year. A vibrant and colorful celebration for every Chinese New Year in Tawau. Lion is a symbol of strength and prosperity, it brings joy and happiness, especially to kids. The following Lion Dances events are open to the public :

1- 斗湖八仙廟  Temple of the Eight Immortals in Tawau
31st January 2014 Friday Morning 9:00AM to 12:00PM
First Day of the New Year. All the 5 Lion Groups in Tawau will come in turn to this temple first for "Blessing Ceremony" before they started to go house-to-house to perform. Each Lion Group has their own "Blessing Ceremony" cession which lasted for 20 minutes before the next group.  During the ceremony they perform with their best and in highest spirit because this is their first public perform in the first day of a new year.

After this Temple of Eight Immortals, each group proceed to the next temple Lean Fu Tang Temple a kilometers away.
 

2- 斗湖蓮湖雷藏寺 Tawau Buddhist Meditation Society- Lean Fu Tang, Sabah
31st January 2014 Friday Morning 9:00AM to 12:00PM
First Day of the New Year. This is the second temple all Lion Groups will pay their visit in the first day of new year.

3- 斗湖籃球會2014年甲午年新春龍麒獅採總青TAWAU BASKETBALL STADIUM
9th February 2014 Sunday 4:00PM to 6:00PM
This annual Lion Dance Performance shown case selected best lions groups in Tawau. Being in a small stadium the audient can watch the performance in a close range.

4- 斗湖普照寺2014 採總青大團拜 The Tawau Buddhist Lodge
14th February 2014 Friday 4:00PM - 5:00PM
At the basketball court of The Tawau Buddhist Lodge. 4 Lion Groups and a Wu Shu (Kungfu) Group will perform. That day is the last day of a 2 weeks celebration of the new year.  Chinese celebrate this last day (15th Day) and called the day 鬧元宵.

After this 15th Day (14th February 2014) the Chinese communities will be back to their normal busy and hectic life until the next new spring arrive.

5- 斗湖2014新春龍麟獅大會串 Lion and Dragon Dance Festival
26th January 2014 Sunday 4:00pm to 9:00pm
This annual Lion Dance Festival held at Tawau Community Center. 11 Lion Groups of Tawau performed in 2014 Festival.

 

Chinese Temples to visit during Chinese New Year 2014 in Tawau:
The following Chinese Temples are brightly decorated during the Spring Festival and open to the public:

1- 斗湖蓮湖雷藏寺 Tawau Buddhist Meditation Society- Lean Fu Tang, Sabah

2- 斗湖普照寺(佛教居士林) The Tawau Buddhist Lodge

3- 斗湖八仙廟  Temple of the Eight Immortals in Tawau

4- 斗湖德敎會紫辰閣 CHE HSING KHOR MORAL UPLIFTING SOCIETY OF TAWAU

5- 斗湖天后宮  Temple of Heavenly Holy Mother

 


Tallest Hotel in Sabah with the LARGEST BANQUET HALL in Tawau

Promenade Hotel is the first 3-Star 18-storey business hotel in Tawau.

Situated at Eastern Plaza, Jalan Kuhara, Promenade shall have 180 guest rooms/suites, a Club Floor, a Coffee House, a Gymnasium, a Fun Pub, a Business Centre, a Lobby Lounge, 3 function rooms and a Banquet Hall that could accommodate up to 1,300 persons for banquet setup and 3,000 persons for theatre setup respectively.

 



The Largest Marine Park in Sabah.

Sibuan Island

Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)
The largest marine park in Sabah.


Comprises of eight islands :

1) Bohey Dulang
2) Bodgaya
3) Tetagan
4) Sebangkat
5) Selakan
6) Maiga
7) Sibuan
8) Mantabuan

 

   

LARGEST MOSQUE in SABAH

The Al-Kauthar Mosque of Tawau
Largest mosque in Sabah


The first man to swim across Cowie Bay

Ibrahim Rusli
1st man across Cowie Bay

Indonesian swimmer, Ibrahim Rusli, 46 became the first man to swim 8km across the Cowie Bay from Sebatik Island to Tawau Town on 12th January 2011.

He is the first Indonesian to swim across international waters.

Ibrahim Rusli

SHOPPING  COMPLEX

First Modern SHOPPING COMPLEX --
EASTERN PLAZA

The most sought after address in Tawau between Jalan Kuhara and Jalan Apas

Eastern Plaza completed in December 2006 became the FIRST and MOST PRESTIGIOUS  shopping complex in Tawau.

How many storey? More...


Most Tallest Trees in the world

Tawau District has the most Tallest Trees in the world

Tawau Hills park has the tallest tropical tree in the world according to the measurements made by American scientists this January 2007 More....

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/

 


BEST GOLF COURSE IN ASIA

SHAN-SHUI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

15 km. from Tawau town, Shan Shui has a 18-hole championship golf course designed by Nelson & Haworth



The largest cocoa cultivated land in Malaysia.

Tawau District - The largest cocoa cultivated land  in Malaysia.

The cocoa cultivated land in the State is concentrated in Tawau District which is located in the East Coast of Sabah.

The bulk of the cocoa products in Tawau is exported as cocoa beans and some are processed into cocoa butter and cocoa powder before exporting. Most of these primary processed cocoa products produced in Sabah are sent to Peninsular Malaysia for further downstream processing into higher value added products such as chocolate and chocolate based products. 


LARGEST   TOWNSHIP   DEVELOPMENT  in   SABAH

BANDAR   SRI   INDAH
The largest commercial-residential township development in Sabah is equipped with modern infrastructure and landscapes for homeowners to experience modern lifestyle.


LARGEST  TIGER  PRAWN  FARMS  IN  SABAH

Aquaculture farms (Tiger prawn Farm) at Batu Payung is the biggest in Sabah. Once mangrove forest along the sea, today, prawn farming is one of the main activities in Batu Payung


Biggest  Market  in  Malaysia

Tawau Tanjung Market

(Pasar Tanjung Tawau)


LARGEST   TEACHER'S  TRAINING  COLLEGE  IN  MALAYSIA

Institut   Perguruan  Tawau

Maktab Perguruan Tawau

Tawau Teacher Training College is an impressive landmark in east Sabah at a project cost RM86 million. It is the largest teacher training college in Malaysia.


Leading seaweed producer in Sabah

Semporna - the leading seaweed producer in Sabah


World biggest winged seed is commonly found in TAWAU

Alsomitra is one of the most unusual members of the diverse gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). The seeds have two papery wing membranes and become airborne like a glider when released from the fruit. This 5.5 inches streamlined seed reportedly inspired the wing design of early aircraft, gliders and kites...

 BUILDING in Tawau

Will be TALLEST BUILDING in Tawau --
TAWAU TIME SQUARE

 

39-storey Hotel Complex to be completed by 2020


 

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