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Top Choice Indian in Tawau

Restoran Azura

Cool, white, fresh and friendly, this authentic Southern Indian restaurant is a staple in many a Tawau local's day. Choose from a host of curries and pillow-soft roti canai bread. There's another branch at the Sabin…
Park in Tawau

Tawau Hills Park

Hemmed in by agriculture and human habitation, this small reserve has forested hills rising dramatically from the surrounding plain. If getting into the Maliau Basin or Danum Valley feels like too much of an effort,…
Nature Reserve in Tawau

Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve

About 10km from Tawau's centre, this reserve is great for a day visit, the jungle filled with chattering monkeys and popular with trekkers and tour groups. About an hour's hiking will bring you to the Titian Selara …
Hawker in Tawau

Sabindo Hawker Centre

Located along the Tawau waterfront, Sabindo is the place to come for fresh street stall food, which, as is often the case in Asia, is the tastiest stuff around. Prices run the gamut from cheap-as-chips soup stalls t…
Mall in Tawau

Servay Department Store

Self-caterers should try the Servay Department Store, across from the Old Central Market, for everything from picnic lunches to DVDs of dubious authenticity.
Mosque in Tawau


The Tawau Mosque (or New Mosque) can hold an astonishing 17,000 worshippers and is the largest mosque in Sabah. Built at an equally staggering cost of RM31m, it was completed in 2004.
Indian in Tawau

Restoran Azura