Tawau


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Tawau

 

a port city in Malaysia, in Sabah State; situated on the Celebes Sea. Population, 24,200 (1970, estimate). Tawau is the center of a timber-processing region.

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Thus, we're extremely excited to expand our services to Sabah with two more destinations; Sandakan and Tawau under our RB Link Service' said Mr Aeberli.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah arrived at the Tawau Airport at 5.25pm today to visit fire victims in Kampung Otentik, Tanjung Batu Keramat.
The National Security council director for Sabah, Sitti Saleha Habib, said that apart from this group, they would also be deporting 158 detained Indonesians on May 2 via Tawau.
Following its investigation, the PCG said the Panama-registered cargo vessel originated from Tawau, Malaysia enroute to Niigata, Japan when it encountered big waves that forced it to seek refuge in this coastal town, where it ran aground.
In a report, Datuk Hazani Ghazli, chief of the Eastern Sabah Security Command, said three militants, one of them believed to be Jamiri, were killed in a shootout with authorities in a plantation in Tawau.
Today, some Bugis have traded in their wooden phinisi praus in favour of large iron ferries and opted to migrate from their homeland in South Sulawesi to East Malaysia's Tawau district--a place widely known for more than 130 years as a Bugis enclave and home away from home (Sintang 2007).
Gatot Nurmantyo said Maritime Command Centers have also been opened in the cities of Tawau in Malaysia and Bongao in the Philippines.
The Malaysian air force says the helicopter, which was on a routine training flight, made an emergency crash landing early Tuesday two hours after it took off at a high school in Tawau in Sabah state.
The new routes cover 15 key Malaysian cities: Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, and Kuala Terengganu.
The aeronautical engineering graduate, from Derby, was arrested at Tawau airport on Tuesday.
Malaysia-based Edaran Tan Chong Motor has opened its 18th Nissan 3S centre in Tawau, Sabah.