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Living in Tawau, Malaysia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Tawau, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Tawau what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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It is a small city where everyone knows everyone. The people here are warm, loud and friendly. This city is known for its cheap seafood, and it is often exported to West Malaysia. Not far from here, beautiful islands await for those who wish to do island-hopping and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Tawau welcomes everyone.

Yasmin, says: 2020

Tawau is beautiful port city of Sabah state in Malaysia. It is on the world-famous Borneo Island featuring such islands as Manuel and Sipadan. To reach these tourist destinations from outside Sabah, and from all over the world, one must arrive at Tawau by plane or ship and then proceed to the islands. It is a must visit in one’s lifetime destination.

Tawau is a small city full of variety race such as Malay, Chinese, Indian and more of other races. Tawau also full of variety foods and drinks of each different race respectively. It may not a fully develop city yet it sustain the need for people in this city. Tawau also rich of tropical forest and interesting landmark.

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