Arriving in Tawau on Christmas eve......
Took the earliest AirAsia flight from LCCT that when we touched down in Tawau Airport, it's barely 10 a.m.
The ride to town is about 35km from where this airport is located.
The local daily over in East Malaysia - The Borneo Post
At the seaside of Celebes Sea where the sea produce are aplenty!
At a corner in town....
Here's a DIGI billboard u wont see in our side of M'sia.... the yellow guy camwhoring at Mount Kinabalu!
Jesus is Lord above ALL...even where pubs are located.
Here I am at Tawau Port; it's bustling with activities, both legal and illegal as one could just hop onto a speedboat and u'll be in Indonesia in less than 20 mins.
Known to be the 3rd largest state in Sabah, Tawau is a transit point to all neighbouring islands such as Sebatik, Nunukan, Tarakan, Jolo and Semporna.
One can easily get to Mataking, Sipadan and Mabul Islands just by taking a drive to Semporna from this town and hopping onto the speed boats there.
Besides that, Tawau is also known for its fresh and cheap seafood!
Joshua took us to check out the Tawau Fish Market later in the day.
Hammer head sharks!
Nothing but fish...and more fish... there's of course prawns and other catches and all of them are what i would describe as "super-size" for they're all huge in sizes.
At Tawau Yacht Club for a drink with Joshua; a relaxing place to read a book facing the sea
The hot afternoon sun
Then comes Christmas Day, where we attended St.Patrick's Anglican Church.
House Of Prayer Main Sanctuary
It's a very vibrant church filled with talented and creative young people. Had an awesome time singing Christmas carols with my first time in an Anglican Church that speaks Hakka!
This also happens to be the home church of my beloved pastor - Rev.Kevin Loo of City Harvest KL.
Met up with Melissa and her family which is also from this church during the gift exchange session.
The thing about being in the East is that the morning starts somehow 'earlier'...and I mean bright skies at 6 A.M kinda early! Check out this picture which was taken at just 6:30 in the evening where we would still be usually in the office or stuck in some jam somewhere in town, the nice people in this town are already half way through dinner at this time.
6:30 p.m in Tawau
Joshua and his very hospitable family invited us over for dinner ...and check out the size of the Prawns!
After a really full meal, we still went out for supper where Joshua insisted that we try out something we West Malaysians only savour once a year.
Yee Sang; purely fish and is served all year round.
The rest of the days were spent going around trying out other famous eateries in town.
@ Alladin; a shop famous for its Laksa Mee
Finally found a place to get online to feed my Facebook addiction.