"Cocoa Town" Tawau by hez28

Tawau Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 36 photos

Road trippin

Tawau is a small town on the east coast of Sabah that's rich with nature; namely centuries-old trees, cocoa plantations, and an Indonesian culture :)

I visited Balung River Eco Resort, the cocoa plantations, and Tawau Hills Park which is a park that's well-known for having plenty of species of plants. Sounds boring. But if you're there you'll be amazed! I promise you.

Those places I went to are pretty much what Tawau has to offer.

Actually, there is the Maliau Basin Conservation Area that's 5 hours drive from Tawau. I didn't go there as it is super expensive, RM2,730.00! Maybe next time.

Be prepared to encounter the friendly leeches when doing your jungle exploration :)

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  • In a nutshell:For someone who loves and appreciates nature, Tawau is a must-visit!
  • Last visit to Tawau: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2007
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