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Pusat Komersil Bintang Kubota 星星甲坡打商業中心
Tawau Property and Real Estate

Tawau  economic activities include cocoa, palm oil plantations and prawn farming. Tourism is  also a major contributor to the district economy.

Malaysia’s largest listed palm oil companies like Sime Darby, TSH Resources, and KLK owns plantations here in Tawau District. These industries provides investments and work opportunities for locals and foreigners labourers alike.

Indonesia’s capital relocation

Economic boost for Tawau in Indonesia’s capital relocation

Indonesia’s plan to shift its capital to Kalimantan in 2020 is expected to boost Tawau’s economy by virtue of their geographical contiguity as Borneo Island. Tourism is one of the economic potentials for Tawau district which shares a border with North Kalimantan.

Indonesian Consulate Tawau chief
Sulistijo Djati Ismojo

More about the new capital of Indonesia in Borneo Island

BSI ORCHID GARDEN in Eco Park of Bandar Sri Indah
in Eco Park of Bandar Sri Indah


The landmark orchid park in Tawau, there are hundreds of beautiful orchid varieties, and many amazing hybrid orchids.

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.

Landscaping at Jalan Dunlop, Tawau
Landscaping at Jalan Dunlop, Tawau

More about Landscaping in Tawau

SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tawau
SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tawau

SPCA Tawau is a non-profit organization which provides a temporary shelter for stray animals. Our mission is to protect all animals & prevent them from suffering & abuse.

More other societies in Tawau



2019-08-05 MON 07:27
Pusat Komersil BDC, Jalan Datuk Chong Thien Vun. Beside Giant Hypermarket of Tawau

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

More about TOURISM in Tawau

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

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.

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.

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

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