MB Hotel, Prince Hotel Tawau
Tawau Airport (TWU), Semporna Airport (SMM)
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are MB Hotel, Prince Hotel Tawau, Marco Polo Hotel Tawau, Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Check Inn Hotel Tawau, Grace Homestay Guesthouse, Hotel Emas Tawau, Walaitokou Boutique Hotel, De Choice Hotel, Heritage Hotel Tawau
Currently, there are around 30 hotels that you can book in Basel Tawau Church
"Basel Christian Church of Malaysia" (BCCM) is known for its missionary work and awareness among the native population of Sabah. This association represents about 22,000 congregation members and is mainly present in central and west Sabah. It also has six congregation districts with a total of 90 congregations (including Kuala Lumpur).
Historically, the establishment of a settlement by the British North Borneo Company in North Borneo started in December 1882 when an initial group of 100 Hakka Chinese Christian laborers from mainland China landed at Kudat, a town in the northern part of North Borneo. The Hakka immigrants worked hard on their land for six days and rested only on Sundays. The Hakka Christians who came along with the other immigrants set up their own worship places on the west coast and other parts of Sabah.
Rudolph Lechler of the Basel Mission enthusiastically supported the scheme and Hakka Christians from the Basel Mission and the Basel established Chongzhen Church. Basel Tawau Church was founded on 1st August 1989 by Stephen Chin Chee Kai. Currently, this church is led by Captain Vincent Teo Kok Meng and the language used is Chinese.
There are flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Tawau Airport which takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes. Once you reach at airport, you can take a cab or rent a car to Basel Tawau Church for another 35 minutes via Tun Hussein Onn road.
Tawau Hills Park lies around 24 kilometres from Tawau and was gazetted to protect water catchment resources for Tawau Town and the Semporna Peninsula. This park is a popular spot among family and friends to spend a night camping and enjoy picnic. Visitors also can find various plant and animal species. Elephant's Ear Orchid is the main attraction at the garden and Tawau River that flows through the middle of the park. Besides that, there are also pools and waterfalls as well as Tawau Hill Park suitable for hiking. Visitors can experience hiking to distant hills such as Mount Magdalena, Mount Lucia and Mount Maria. Visitors are reminded to wear proper dress for hiking and not allowed to walk with shorts and T-shirt only as leeches are present everywhere. There are chalets, hostels and restaurants operated by KOKTAS and visitors are advised to pre-book first before come. Weekdays are the best time to explore the park to avoid crowds on weekends. This park opens daily from 7:00am - 6:00pm.
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum is located at Tawau and known for its cocoa industry. This museum is exclusive for true chocolate lover and it exhibits the history of its development over the years. The Teck Guan Cocoa Museum is managed by a private company named Majulah Koko Tawau Sdn. Bhd. at Tanjung Batu Laut. Visitors can watch the process of production of cocoa and this company also sell its own products from chocolate jam to instant hot cocoa beverages. This museum starts its operation from Monday to Friday at 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm. The fee is RM10 that includes entrance to the museum, refreshment, a 20-minute video presentation, and a short tour to the cocoa factory.
This hotel is located around 2 kilometres away from Tawau Airport and provides guestrooms at affordable rate. Each guestroom is furnished with air-conditioned and free Wi-Fi access. They also have basic amenities including television, an electric kettle and cosy seating area. Besides that, Kingston Hotel operates a 24-hour front desk and offers daily housekeeping and laundry services at an additional charge. The hotel is at close proximity restaurants, convenience stores and other attractions.
Situated near bank, supermarket, food centre and night market, this budget hotel provides accommodation facing street view of Tawau city. The guestrooms are fitted with television, an electric kettle and an attached bathroom with hot shower facilities. Ironing and hair drying facilities are available on request. Besides guestrooms, this hotel is equipped with restaurant serving local delights and guests can always for assistance at 24-hour front desk for any help. In addition, meeting and banquet facilities are provided and free parking is also accessible for free.