A central market for Tawau which is also known as Pasar Tanjung Tawau was opened in December 1998. It can accommodate about 6000 stalls and offers goods arrived locally and from neigbouring islands such as Nunukan and Tarakan.
The central market was claimed to be the biggest in Malaysia. While you are there, experience the hustle and bustle of locals buying and selling a wide variety of produce. Do note that the popular fish market is just behind this market.