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The interesting places in Tawau are all about getting closer to Mother Nature....
"A land where nature is at her best and richest: where plants and animals, forests and oceans, and every living thing, seem yet inspired to a feverish desire for growth and reproduction, as though they were still in the dawn of creation....."

Nature has the power to awe and to inspire. Hence, it is not surprising that nature is the compelling reason for many people to travel. Being a tropical country, Malaysia supports a diverse natural landscape that ranges from mountaintops to limestone vegetation to swamp forests. Getting up close and personal with Mother Nature is not difficult; all you need is a good pair of walking shoes, a sense of adventure and a keen eye for wildlife spotting.

Tawau has several untapped tourism potential - her potential in becoming the next ECO-TOURISM destination in Malaysia. In this region of Sabah is the tallest tropical tree in the world at 88.34 meters, waterfalls, hot springs, Dolphins, Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys, rare dragonflies and many unnamed spiders and insects.

Teck Guan Cocoa Village
Teck Guan Cocoa Village

Tawau 42 Km on highway and gravel road

Cocoa Village is 30 minutes drive from Tawau International Airport. This sprawling cocoa plantation estate has miles and miles of cocoa trees as far as the eye can see. From blooms to green fruits to ripe brown pods, it was a myriad of colors and the air was filled with the scent of fresh cocoa fruits.

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
Tawau 3 Km

The only Cocoa Museum in Asia
Visit to Cocoa Factory and witness the process of dry fermented beans and see how Godiva chocolate is made from...

Bukit Gemok Park of Tawau
Tawau 12Km

Bukit Gemok Park was once rich in wildlife, the calls of gibbons were common, and so were elephants at the foothills and orangutans up on the trees.

Today, wild boars, barking deer and even the sambar deer. are gone. Most often people seen only long-tail macaques, squirrels, short-tail macaques. There are more bird species, including a few species of hornbills, as they can fly from other nearby forests....

Danum Valley, Sabah

Tawau 180Km on highway and logging road

The Danum Valley conservation area has always been an interest for scientists doing research on the ecology system of tropical rainforest. It supports close to 300 species of birds (most of which are endemic to Borneo) and more than 100 species of mammals.
Danum Valley is famous for sightings of extremely rare creatures such as Sumatran rhinos, clouded leopards, pygmy elephants, gibbons and if you are really lucky, the sun bear.

Danum Valley Field Centre is inside Danum Valley.

Madai Caves
Madai Caves of Kunak

Tawau Town to Madai Cave 1.5 Hours 89 Km

The Madai Caves are important caves in Sabah for harvesting birds' nests. These nests are considered a delicacy and medicine among the Chinese with a huge export market to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Tawau Pagoda
Tawau Buddhist Pagoda

Tawau Buddhist Pagoda


New Tourist Landmark of Tawau

The Buddhist community of Tawau completed this Buddhist Pagoda in 2020 (a delay since 2016).
This tallest pagoda in Tawau is a tourist landmark of the town.

The fifteen million ringgit complex included a Mahavira Hall in front this Pagoda.

Basalt columns 玄武岩 of Kg Balung Cocos, Tawau
Tawau 40Km Car + 1Km Walk

Columnar Basalt of Kg Balung Cocos, Tawau (Giram Nek Legek di Kampung Balung Cocos)


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Giram Nek Legek di Kampung Balung Cocos
Tawau 40Km Car + 1Km Walk

Basalt is a fine-grained ingenious volcanic rock which is common in many mid-oceanic islands such as Iceland, Faroe Islands, Réunion and islands of Hawaii.

The columnar basalt at Giram Nek Legek (Balung River) is the only columnar basalt in Malaysia. Located on a private property (but still open to the public).

 Japanese war cemetery and monument in Tawau
Japanese Cemetery
タ ワ ウ 日 本 人 墓 地
Tawau タワウ Town


Japanese war cemetery and monument in Tawau
Location : Tawau Town, Beside Jalan Tanjong Batu
Site area approximately 8000 square meters