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Tawau

Travel Guide Asia Malaysia Malaysian Borneo Sabah Tawau

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Introduction

Tawau is the capital of the Tawau Division on Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It is the third largest city in Sabah with around 375,000 inhabitants.

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Sights and Activities

Tawau is a transit point to many neighbouring islands, such as Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai & Mataking islands, which are great for snorkelling, diving or just relaxing.

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Getting There

By Plane

Tawau Airport (TWU) has flights to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.

By Boat

There are ferries from Nunukan and Tarakan in Indonesia (Kalimantan) to Tawau.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 30 sen (20 gram) to 40 sen (up to 50 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 20 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme locally, or 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme to anywhere in the world.

Expedited Mail Service (EMS), branded locally as Poslaju, is available for both domestic and international destinations. Domestic EMS has a next day delivery guarantee. International EMS guarantees mails and parcels to be delivered out of the country by the following day. The time required to arrive at its destination will depend on clearance by authorities and the postal service of the destination country. For most countries, delivery of documents can be done in 3 to 5 days.

Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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