|List of attraction around Tawau
Maliau Basin (Sabah's Lost World)
Shan-Shui Golf & Country Club
Tawau Tanjung Market
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
Around Tawau in 12 Hours
7:00 AM Breakfast at Cafe @ Seven Coffeehouse at the tallest hotel in Sabah.
8:00AM Tawau Tanjung Market, the biggest market in Malaysia.
9:00AM Sri Murugan Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in Sabah.
10:00AM Tawau Hills Park, A Sanctuary For Tallest Trees in the World
11:00AM Pokok Gergassi Tawau, The tallest Tropical Tree in the world
12:00AM Twin Headed Coconut Tree, the only in Sabah
1:00PM The Mahavira Hall with the tallest Pagoda in Tawau
2:00PM Teck Guan Cocoa Village, one of the world’s top cocoa producer.
3:00PM Cocoa Culture Spring
4:00PM SHAN-SHUI GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Best Course in Asia in 2001
5:00PM Al-Kauthar Mosque, this landmark of Tawau is Sabah's largest mosque.
6:00PM Tawau Water Front
7:00PM Dinner at Cafe @ Seven Coffeehouse at the tallest hotel in Sabah.
Tanjung Market, Main Attraction Of Tawau
The Tanjung Market is located along Jalan Dunlop, near the sea and next to the Tawau Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.
Quarantine Complex is the main entry and exit to Sabah through Tawau, a city in Sabah that is closest to Nunukan in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The three-storey market derives its name from the original name of Tawau, which is "Tanjung". The ground and first floor of the market is where groceries are sold. Shoppers can find vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, fresh coconut milk and various types of seafood there.
Here in this two floors are snacks such as "kerepek", "amplang" crackers, nuts and nut-based foods, as well as a variety of traditional "kuih" (cakes) by Tawau residents and those brought in from neighboring countries.
On the top floor the public can find apparel, such as T-shirts, sleepwear and "kain pelikat", as well as prayer garments such as prayer mats, "songkok" and "telekung". Also on the same floor are food stalls.
It sounds like a fairly average market, but the Tanjung Market is actually a tourist hotspot, particularly for visitors from peninsular Malaysia, Labuan, Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak. Many regard the market as a destination "not-to-be-missed" when visiting Tawau.
Malaysian visitors often buy souvenirs in the Tanjung Market.
Visitors are attracted by the competitive prices here.
Some of the traditional foods sold in the Tanjung Market are cashew nuts, brown sugar and "kuih cincin",
IKAN KEROPOK (DRIED FISH)
One of the main reasons for visiting the Tanjung Market is to buy "ikan keropok" (dried fish).
Besides ikan keropok are also salted fish and amplang crackers.
The ball-shaped crackers made from fish or prawns called amplang crackers. This product is synonymous with Sabah and originates in Tawau.
Tanjung Market has rich varieties of goods including import from Indonesia and Philippines.
"Foods like "belinjo" and cashew nuts come from neighboring countries.
However, amplang crackers, "atong" nuts, "tapok" nuts and "kacipok", a rice flour-based cracker, are made by the Tawau locals.
Several traditional foods in Sabah, such as "kuih burasa", "kuih bangke" and amplang crackers have an Indonesian influence.
Here housewife find rich variety of kitchen supplies such as cake moulds, pans, tiffin carriers.
Besides the usual customers from around Malaysia, buying souvenir here are also tourist from China, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
BEST DRIED SEAFOOD AROUND
Salted and dried fish - a variety of cured fish, the most popular have been "ikan ketambak", "ikan kurau" (snapper), and "ikan bilis" (anchovies)
local and Indonesian dried prawns.
The ikan keropok from Indonesia is a best-seller among my customers.
Being at the market is like being in Nunukan in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The culture here is similar to the Indonesian culture, as many of the residents here have their roots back in Indonesia,"
Tawau Tanjung Market – Revealing Local Cultures Essences
When you are in Sabah, you must never forget to get to know more of the local cultures whenever you get a chance.
These cultures will set a foundation to your understanding of the country cultures and in the same time, they might even change your mindset and certain perspectives you possessed before.
In Sabah, one good place to explore for more local cultures
knowledge would be the Tawau Tanjung Market.
This local market is one of the biggest local markets in Sabah where you can find every local products under one huge roof.
Thus, visiting the market will definitely help you gain an
overview of the elements and essences of the local cultures in which
all these will be accumulated in one single location.
This number alone suggests to you the possible potential of the
local people in the ability of managing a huge scale market and in
the same time, you would also expect to find huge varieties of
products and items in the markets making up the huge number of
stalls you can see in the local market.
Now, you can take your own sweet time exploring the stalls in the
market while enjoying the shade which protects you from the
scorching hot sun.
Here, you will get to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables as well as local food such as keropok, dried crackers, and many more.
On the first floor, you will get to see more preserved food such as dried prawns and dried salted fish which are all sold with affordable prices by the local people.
Tawau Central Market RM200,000 toilet not up to standard January 18,
In September 2011, the Sabah Local
Government and Housing Ministry has approved RM350,000 for repair of the
lift and building of a public toilet at the Tanjung central market in
repair Tanjung market: Pairin
January 2006. Deputy Chief Minister cum Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said RM510,000 has been allocated for repair works on the Tanjung market.
The repair works include repairing the roofs, drains, lighting, fans and other facilities that require immediate attention.
The contractors had begun the repair works in conjunction with the forthcoming Chinese New Year festivity at the Tanjung market.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
Walking to the famous Pasar Tanjung Tawau/ Tawau Market for
market shopping, where local and non-local going to purchase cheap dried
materials and seafood.
They still maintain the old shop in town and I noticed that the air was breezy and I doesn't felt uncomfortable while walking slowly towards our next destination........
Besides scrumptious local food at any of the restaurants/ coffee shops in town, Tawau is also famous with activities such as Borneo Safari and Car Drags for interested group of people......
Two days one night was not enough to try out all the good
foods, joining activities and visiting to the beautiful islands and resorts
Salted fish - Kurau, Terubuk, Dried squids and Marinated Kerupuk.
Tawau is famous for dried sea foods which came from islands off Semporna Town. Here in the Central Markey you can find good quality DRIED SHRIMP, DRIED ANCHOVY(ikan bilis), DRIED SALTED FISH
SAGO STARCH (TEPUNG SAGU)
White powder in moisture form packed in palm leave. Country of Origin : Indonesia
Tawau (so as Semporna and Lahad Datu) is popular for its salted fish, dried prawns, anchovies (Ikan bilis) and ......dried shark fins.
The largest aquaculture farm in Sabah is also located here in Tawau.
Tawau's Tanjung Market is one of the biggest in Sabah, offers shoppers a variety of products such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, fresh coconut milk and various types of seafood under one roof.
April 04, 2013 09:17:08 PM