Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 02:35:38 PM


Tawau Hills Park is closed for 14 Days under the following ORDER:


Malaysia imposed a Movement Control Order from  March 18-31, 2020  to curb the Covid-19 outbreak.

18 - 31 March, 2020 For 14 Days

Prohibition of movement and mass assembly nationwide would include all religious, sports, social and cultural activities.

All religious activities in mosques and surau are suspended, including Friday prayers

Except for infrastructure services and supermarkets, wet market, grocery stores and multi-functional stores selling daily necessities, all other industries and places must be closed.

All nurseries, government and private schools, including boarding schools, international schools, tahfiz centres as well as primary, secondary and pre-university education institutions; as well as public, private universities and vocational training centres are closed.

There is a canteen selling snack run by KOKTAS. (Sabah parks staffs co-operative). Simple hot foods like noodle and rice are available. This is a small canteen smaller then most the local primary school, so do not expect much. This small café main business is selling cold drinks.  Also available hot Teh, Kopi and Teh tarik.


"HOT" drinks

To the local, "Hot" drinks actually are "Warm" drinks using pre-boiled water keep in a containers that gradually reducing heat.  So for the Chinese tourists who order "Hot" drinks expecting the water is freshly boiled, you have to clearly emphasis to  the waiters you want a "Banas-banas" (Hot-Hot) drinks.

There is no restaurant in Tawau Hills Park as mentioned in the outdated official website. When the local people say "Restaurant", they actually also means canteen, coffee shops or  food stalls.

If you are staying over for the nights and like to have good hot dinner, you may have to find transport 20Km down to town restaurants and back. Grab is not easy to get especially at night.



there's a small shop at the corner of the staff's accommodation that sells packet and can food !

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