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Developer launches commercial shop office project in Tawau
The Borneo Post (Sabah)14 Jan 2018

TAWAU: T2@Apas, a benchmark in cluster type commercial shop office project, was launched in Tawau recently to bring a modern image to the town and rejuvenate the lifestyle of the people here.

It was launched by chief political secretary to the Chief Minister, Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan, who is also vice-chairman of Tawau Umno division at a leading hotel here on January 12.

Director of Tan Brothers Machinery Company (TBMC), Matthew Tan Yaw Tzuu said T2 is developing 7.8 acres of prime land along Jalan Apas in the heart of Tawau town.

First phase of T2 consists of 11 clusters of four lots four-storey shop office that made up total of 176 units. It’s equipped with six lifts that connect from Level one to Level four and three covered drive through facilities for the convenience of users especially on rainy days.

There are a total of 431 car parks, 90 motorcycle parks, 10 loading/ unloading bays and two disable car parks available to cater for the needs within the development. The two lanes single traffic direction design will definitely ease traffic flow as well.

Matthew said T2 was expected to be completed by 2021 and he was confident that T2 would make a mark and leave an impression with distinct unforgettable styling.

As a committed and responsible developer, he said it would continue the same craftsmanship for T2 by ensuring every detail had been meticulously considered and every material was carefully selected; large window and concrete panels blend seamlessly to provide a facade that provides generous natural light while the use of timber cladding gives each corner a touch of style and class and adequate communication lines and power points that provide the necessary backbone to run a competitive business is inside each unit.

Special for T2, the developer has tailored various rebates scheme to facilitate the sales. Firstly, it will give 10 per cent premium guest discount for the first 26 lots purchasers, on top of that a further 5 per cent early bird discount will be given for the first 12 lots valued purchasers as well as lastly, in conjunction with the launching of T2, the developer is pleased to announce that a RM68,000 launching rebates will be given for the first six trusted purchasers.

In addition, the developer will continue to apply its first-of-its-kind Developer Rental Bearing Scheme (DRBS) and Developer Renovation Subsidize Scheme (‘DRSS’) to its valued T2 purchasers.

It has allocated up to RM1.2 million to subsidies to potential tenant’s monthly rental as well as anchor tenant’s renovation costs. Of course terms and conditions apply like its T1 as it needs to look into the profile of the tenant but it ensures to assist in bringing in quality tenants for 12.

Furthermore, to ensure T2 Management Corporation delivers topmost quality services and be able to function effectively, the developer will have up to RM1 million allocation to subsidise the management fees up to five years with first year waive.

TBMC has been engaged in the automotive industry since the establishment in the 1980s and its operations cover both East and West Malaysia. After being established for 30 years, ambition, perseverance and the thrive to excel has inspired TBMC to take a bold step to venture into the property development in year 2010.

Its first project, T1 Bundusan in Kota Kinabalu comprises 12 four-storey blocks of cluster type commercial shop offices, 12 units of dual-volume sky F&B outlets on level 5, a 140-room boutique hotel and a single-storey basement car park. It has been designed with quality in mind and meticulously crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life by showing a distinct impression at every angle. Since then T1 has become the company’s new benchmark for commercial development designs.

Riding on the success of its first flagship project, it believes that modernization should not just be limited to the main bustling cities, but to budding towns like Tawau as well.

Therefore, it has once again collaborated with Ms. Mak Thur Pei of MAK Arkitek Konsult, a young architect who has won the inaugural Tan Sri Chan Sais Lai Architecture Award by the Malaysian Institute of Architect for fresh and innovative design to bring the same concept of bold architecture to Tawau by proudly presenting its next development, the T2.

Tan Brothers Machinery Company (TBMC)
TBMC Development Sdn Bhd
The Ria Showrooms, Block A, Lot 210, Taman Ria, Jalan Lintas
Kota Kinabalu 88400
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Bundusan Commercial Center, Penampang Town, Sabah

at Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Penampang, Sabah

T1@Bundusan Commercial Complex of
12 four-storey blocks of commercial shop office,
12 units of dual-volume sky F&B outlets on level 5,
a six-storey boutique hotel and
a single-storey basement car park

The center sits on 1.94 acres of land along Jalan Bundusan.

The project is completed in 2017.

TBMC project director Matthew Tan Yaw Tzuu described the iconic building as a remarkable piece of art that is set to transform Sabah’s typology.


this building shows a distinct impression at every angle and will be a benchmark for the commercial designs in the near future



He said that the project was a milestone for TBMC which it achieved through the pioneering collaboration with Mak Arkitek Konsult’s Mak Thur Pei, a young architect who won the inaugural Tan Tri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award by the Malaysian Institute of Architect for fresh and innovative design.

She explained that they have adopted the cluster typology for the development where each block is made of four units connected side by side and back to back. This configuration means that every unit will be a corner lot where 50 percent of the unit perimeter is a frontage.

Another highlight of the project is the sky terrace on level 5.
“This level is basically a duplicate of another ground floor but it is suspended in the air. On the outside, the sky terrace will create a spectacular visual impact to its surroundings when it is lit up at night,” she explained.

“It will resemble a hanging lantern in the air and this is something that we hope will be a new landmark along Jalan Bundusan.”
Prices for the sky food and beverage outlets on the fifth floor starts at RM600,000 while the commercial lots start at RM2.6 million onwards.


Management Agreement signing between TBMC Development Sdn Bhd and WTW Property Services (Sabah) Sdn Bhd who has been appointed as the Management and Service Company to maintain the facilities at T1@Bundusan.

TBMC Development Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Aloysius Tan

For more information on T1 @ Bundusan please contact: +6088 386 979

T2 @ Apas at  Tawau
T2Apas Commercial Centre, Tawau


T2@Apas Launching Event
Venue : Promenade Hotel, Tawau
Date : 12 Jan 18 - 12 Jan 18
Time : 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

TBMC Development Sdn Bhd
The Ria Showrooms, Block A, Lot 210, Taman Ria, Jalan Lintas
Kota Kinabalu 88400
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