Cheap Flights to Tawau

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How much do things cost in Tawau?
Water bottle (0.33 liter) $0.36
Rice (white) $1.14
Cinema, international release, 1 seat $3.72
Taxi start $0.93
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
Eggs (12) $1.38
1 Pair of Nike shoes $85.56
Mid range bottle of wine $15.50
* All price are converted to USD

About Tawau

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.

What are the tourist destinations here at Tawau?

    • Bukit Gemok or The Fat Hill and is good for mountain climbing and hiking

    • Tawau Hills National Park in which you can enjoy the picnic and camping sites

    • Tawau Cocoa Village – since cocoa is a popular industry in this town, they have this village where you can enjoy the local produce and goods made from cocoa.

    • You can have the chance to see the Proboscis Monkeys – these species of monkeys are endangered and rare, and they can only be seen in Borneo, which Tawau is a part of.

    • In the neighboring island of Roach Reefs, you can try scuba diving. Other diving areas are Kapalai, Great Sipadan, Mataking, Pompong and Mabul.

    • Enjoy shopping at Tawau Bazaar and Central Market

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.

Information about travelling to Tawau

  • Currency exchange rate
    RM1.00(MYR) = $0.23(USD)
  • Average temperature in summer for Tawau
    31 °C
  • Average temperature in winter for Tawau
    31 °C
  • Average temperature for this month in Tawau
    31 °C

Airports of Tawau