|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.36|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$3.72|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$74.75|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.09|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$47.10|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$85.56|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$15.50|
One of the controversial islands of Malaysia, which is Sabah, is like a hidden gem in terms of tourism and natural resources. Sabah made headlines lately because of territorial disputes between Malaysia and Philippines. In this island, you can visit the bustling town of Tawau. This town is famous for the industry of cocoa farming and lumber. Tawau is located at the southeastern coast of Sabah and being bordered by the Celebes Sea in the east and mountain ranges to the west. The town is divided in to three regions, Old Tawau, Sabindo and Fajar.
As a foreign tourist, you can get in the town of Tawau through the Tawau International Airport, which is about 33 kilometers from the downtown. You can get cheap flights to Tawau through Malaysia Airlines. From the airport, you can hire taxi for a fixed price or take the shuttle bus that will take you to and from the town proper . The taxis are operated by Kasah Transport. If you will come from Kota Kinabalu, you can take the buses operated by the North City Bus. You can get around the city using the local buses as well as taxis and the price difference is not that much with bus being cheaper.
If you are looking for hotels in Tawau, you can try Hotel Monaco 2000, Hotel Murah, VS Guest House and Ocean Villa since most of these are budget hotels. Use online travel sites to find the best cheap flights to Tawau as well as travel/vacation deals going to the city. You'll be pleased to know that there are plenty to choose from.