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Tawau Sports Complex  2009


Under the Tenth Malaysia Plan a 50-meter Olympic standard swimming pool for the Tawau sports complex.

1 Blok Pentadbiran
Administration Block
2 Dewan Serbaguna
Multipurpose Hall
3 Dewan Sukan Tertutup
Indoor Sports Hall
4 Stadium Sukan Utama
Main Sports Stadium
5 Stadium Hoki
Hockey Stadium
6 Kemudahan Sukan Luar
Outdoor Sports Facilities
7 Asrama
8 Surau
Prayer Room
9 Pondok Pengawal
Guard House
10 Kemudahan Rekreasi
Recreational Facilities

Under the Ninth Malaysia Plan, a total of RM80 million was spent on sports and recreational facilities across Sabah.

Now under the Tenth Malaysia Plan, a new sports complex will be built in Lahad Datu, in addition to 12 such facilities already built in Sabah to date.
This is to meet the needs of the people for sports and recreational facilities. on a healthy lifestyle when everyone find time to exercise and actively involved sports and recreational activities.
Making sports complexes available across Sabah helps to instill a culture where sports is an important part of the people’s every day life.

6th Special Olympics Sabah Games
Tawau Sports Complex
June 3-6, 2009

The biennial games will get underway with an unprecedented 'Unity Torch Run' scheduled to be held in Kota Kinabalu City, Sandakan City and Tawau Town beginning May 25, 2009.

100 participants representing a cross section of sports personalities, law enforcement, corporate citizens and non-governmental organisation (NGO) volunteers had been invited to join in the first leg of the torch run in KK on May 25.

The torch run would start from Kompleks Asia City (KAC) at 8am and head for the Tanjung Lipat Road to Likas Sports Complex. It will be flagged off by Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim.

This would be followed by the second leg in Sandakan on May 30, commencing from the municipal field at 4.50pm to Ramai Ramai and back to the municipal field.

The third and final leg would be held in Tawau on June 3, starting from the municipal field at 7.30am and wind its way round the town before ending at the Tawau Sports Complex, where the official opening ceremony will be held.

More than 300 athletes from 10 district programmes are expected to compete in this year's State-level games.

There will be three sports disciplines, namely, athletic, bocce and bowling

Besides raising public awareness, it is also the Special Olympics' mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Meanwhile those interested to become a volunteer in the coming games are urged to contact Ngo of the Special Olympics at 016-8807230.