It is been said that ‘if you want to get in depth with the culture or the lifestyle of the locals, do visit their market’. The statement is somehow reflecting the situation in Tawau. Read on to know more about Tawau market and how to shop like a local!

 



TANJUNG MARKET

A town’s market reflects its character and abundance of local produces. Tawau’s Tanjung Market is no exception. Being the largest indoor market in Malaysia, this three – storey market not only sells dried seafood, but it also offers an abundance of produces such as vegetables, kitchen appliances and local snacks. Tanjung Market is located in the central town of Tawau and it has almost 6,000 stalls under one roof. Among the famous dried seafood that can be found in this market includes shrimps, blue-eyed anchovies, salted fish, sea cucumber and seaweed. The dried seafood sold here are cheap compared to other places in Peninsular Malaysia. Behind the market, lies a wet market within a walking distance. Here, you can get fresh or even frozen seafood to bring home as a souvenir. 

Jalan Dunlop, Bandar Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah
Everyday (5 am – 5 pm)
014 912 2036, 089 762 299

 

 

PASAR GANTUNG

For those who are looking for souvenirs such as batik prints, t-shirts, handmade handicrafts and other souvenirs, then Hanging Market (Pasar Gantung) is the perfect place to go! It is located along Jalan Clinic opposite Marco Polo Hotel, near the Tawau mosque. The name ‘pasar gantung’ literally describe the market itself as you can see the way the traders hang their goods sold in their shops. The place is a very popular place among tourists as it offers a plethora of clothes and souvenirs – be it decorative hand-woven baskets, handmade handicrafts to original pearls – everything can be found – various colors and patterns. Do take note to bargain in order to get the souvenir that you like at a cheap price.

Jalan Klinik, Bandar Tawau, 91000 Tawau, Sabah

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