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List of attraction around Tawau
Balung River
Bukit Gemok
Maliau Basin (Sabah's Lost World)
Shan-Shui Golf & Country Club
Tawau Tanjung Market
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

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Batu Tulug, Sandakan
Kawang Forest Centre, Kinarut / Papar
Kota Kinabalu Wetlands, Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
Madai - Baturong Forest Reserve Nature Centre, Lahad Datu
Maga Waterfall of Long Pasia, Sipitang
Mesilau, Kundasang
Rafflesia Information Centre, Tambunan
Rumbia Information Centre, Kuala Penyu
Sabah Agriculture Park, Tenom
Sandakan Crocodile Farm, Sandakan
Sorinsim Waterfall, Kota Marudu

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
Tawau, Sabah
< Koko Muzium >
Visit Tawau Cocoa Factory and witness the process of dry fermented beans and see how Godiva chocolate is made from...

... the only Cocoa Museum in Asia ...

Because  this is the only Cocoa Museum in Asia, the museum owner asking for Rm100 per person to visit his museum - one of the most expensive museum in Asia.

Learn About Cocoa Processing
A wall chart showing how raw products processed into cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, cocoa cake and cocoa bean.

There are layout charts descriptions on how raw products are being processed into cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, cocoa cake and dried cocoa bean.

Chocolate Girls
Chocolate Girls
In Cocoa Museum are a group of Chocolate Girls serving you and explaining the cocoa processing steps.
Fragrant scent of cocoa greets visitors entering the door.
Within the museum grounds are cocoa processing plant and cocoa powder manufacturing factory.


An old cocoa powder processing plant.
An old cocoa powder processing plant.
The museum room is previously an cocoa processing plant which today has been phased out and now displayed as part of history of cocoa development in Malaysia.
In this museum, the staff explain the many steps towards cocoa powder production and cocoa products.

The Museum was an old factory with old machineries for visitors to have an insight to a cocoa factory operation.

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
"Adam and Eve of Cocoa Garden"
Welcoming you at the Museum entrance are "Adam and Eve of Cocoa Garden"
The museum is 20minutes drive from Tawau town center.
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum at Mile 2, Tanjung Batu Laut, Tawau Town.
The museum opened in 2002. The museum room is the old cocoa processing plant which is now used as museum display.
This is a small museum big enough to explain the many steps towards cocoa powder production.


How To Get To Cocoa Museum at Jalan Tanjung Batu

From Kota Kinabalu City, Tawau is accessible by road via the East-West and East Coast Highways. The journey should take about 8 hours. For a speedier alternative, the flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau takes only 45 minutes.
From Kuala Lumpur, tourists can hop on AirAsia flights which flies to Tawau twice a day.
From Tawau Town, visitors can take a taxi to cocoa museum which is a 10- minutes ride, and is located 3 km away at Tanjung Batu Laut (right inside MAJULAH KOKO).
You need to book in advance for your visit.
Teck Guan Regency, 318 Jalan St. Patrick, Off Jalan Belunu, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +60-89-779955 Ext. 2626 or +6-016-8269579 Fax: +60-89-769955
Hotel Emas, TB2103, North Road, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60-89-762000 Fax: +60-89-774626
Email: Website:
Charges is minimum RM100 for 1 to 5 persons.
Telephone: +6089-772277
E-mail: or

Cocoa crackersChocolatesChocolatesCocoa popcorns
The conducive climatic conditions and many other natural attributes like the rich, fertile volcanic soil that have made Tawau most suitable place for cocoa cultivation. The moment you set foot in this cocoa museum you will sense the lovely aroma of cocoa permeating the air. Housed within a cocoa and chocolate manufacturing compound. It is truly one of the world's most unique museums. Feel free to enjoy this sweet and beautiful experience.
Teck Guan Group of Companies is one of the Malaysian main cocoa producers with biggest acreage of cocoa plantation in Malaysia. Since the founding of this museum and factory by the late founder, Datuk Seri Panglima Hong Teck Guan in the 1970's. Majuiah Koko- which is synonymous with high quality cocoa products" has gained world class reputation and recognition.

Variety Cooking in Asia - Documentary on Cocoa Foods
The Hong Kong-based Asia TV crew was in Tawau on June 20 to 26, 2005 for shooting on Hoko products and "Cocoa specialty set cuisine" on cocoa-based food delicacies.
This travel documentary series Variety Cooking in Asia, involved Tawau, among other 18-series documentary including Malacca, Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. ATV Hong Kong also made similar series in Holland, Europe, USA, Canada and Penama, with Kenya, Alaska, France and New Zealand.
The series featured cocoa-based food delicacies created by Hotel Emas. Such as :
1) crystal prawns with chocolate mayonnaise source,
2) crispy cocoa chicken,
3) cocoa sotong roll,
4) cocoa fish slice,
5) cocoa fried noodle,
6) cocoa beef
7) cocoa fried rice.
8) cocoa snacks - Hoko marble ball, chocolate prawn roll, chocolate ondei-ondei, and fresh cocoa juice

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum (Majulah Cocoa Factory) is the only destination in Tawau selected by the Hong Kong ATV's series on Variety Cooking in Asia
Cocoa powder is also food coloring and a flavoring for popcorns, chocolates and crackers.

Opposite the museum is the factory processing raw cocoa seed to cocoa powder. The cocoa processing plant is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and the largest in East Malaysia. This powder is ingredient for Bakery Products, Dairy Products, Chocolate Milk, Chocolate Ice Cream, Coating, Cocoa Mix, Cocoa Drink, Cocoa Dessert, Cocoa Bath...

In Teck Guan Cocoa Museum you can learn all about cocoa processing and end-product manufacturing. At the museum, visitors will also be shown how to prepare snacks using cocoa products. Here, one learn how cocoa butter is produced and exported to world famous chocolatiers including the company that produces Godiva chocolates.
Cocoa doesn’t contain caffeine and in ancient times, only the well-heeled high society can consumed products made from cocoa but today, chocolate is for everyone. When you take a bite of expensive chocolates imported from the oversea, the cocoa butter in you mouth actually comes from Tawau.
Founded in 1950 by Mr. Hong Teck Guan, MAJULAH did not become such a fine cocoa powder brand overnight. It took a century of hard work and practice to develop into a top renowned international brand name.
Majulah Koko is known for superior quality cocoa powder and cocoa butter under the brand "MAJULAH" and as a supplier to world renowned cocoa end users such as Nestle & Ovaltine.
The company is also among the few manufacturers who are HACCP, Halal & Kosher certified.


MAJULAH KOKO TAWAU SDN. BHD (Company No. 016173)
(Member of Teck Guan Group)
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Emas Hotel in Tawau has details of tour packages to Teck Guan Cocoa Village and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum. Visitor may make visit arrangement through Emas Hotel.


Tour Package available for Cocoa Village and Cocoa Museum :
Teck Guan Cocoa Village & Teck Guan Cocoa Museum
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum in Tanjung Batu is just 10 minutes away from Tawau Town Centre. The
exclusively decorated and comfortable museum officially opens its door for visitors in 2004. A visit to the Teck Guan Cocoa Meseum is a must for visitors visiting Tawau. The moment you set foot in this cocoa kingdom, you will sense the lovely aroma of cocoa permeating the air. Visitors will learn about the history of cocoa and will also be able to see the cocoa and chocolate manufacturing process. Besides, visitors can too shop for cocoa products for their love ones at home.

Special 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Package

- Minimum 2 persons on twin sharing basis in a deluxe room. Higher category of room such as suite rooms are available for guests who wish to pay a bit more for luxury and comfort.

- Minimum 3 days advance booking Tour to Teck Guan Cocoa Village & Teck Guan Cocoa Museum.
Package Inclusive :

- 2 nights stay in Twin Sharing Room in Emas Hotel

- 2 days breakfast

- Tour to Teck Guan Cocoa Village and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

- 1 Cocoa Lunch at Hotel Emas

- 1 Seafood Dinner at Hotel Emas

- Return airport transfer

For Enquiries & Reservation, please contact

Hotel Emas
TB2103, North Road, 91000, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel +60 89 773000 Fax +60 89 774626
Ms. Ivy Yap +6019 883 0173
Ms. Selena Khoo +6012 801 0228
Museum Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


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