One of the many restaurants in Semporna where we can test the delicioasa Malaysian food. In early 1890s, the population was about 200 Tawau comprising mainly immigrants and Tawi-Tawi Bulungan who had fled from Dutch rule in Kalimantan, Borneo. This little village remained trade with the Dutch. In the February 9, 1893, the recipient S. "Normanhurst" sailed in Tawau (or Tawa as it was then known) for the first time with a full charge Dammar, of gutta-percha, India rubber, shell, and ivory to barter for the Broken, raisins, nests of birds and rubber. It was in 1898 that a settlement was established and Chinese immigrants began settling in Tawau. At that time, conditions in China were chaotic. The mass unemployment and hunger were pervasive as a result of the Opium War. The Chinese especially in the southern part of China immigrated to British and Dutch colonies in Southeast Asia particularly oriental.Los measures were taken to establish the rudiments of local government by the company of British North Borneo (loaded). (The annual volume of North Borneo 1966-1965 recorded that Tawau was founded in 1898). The leases of land were alienated by the administration. Since Tawau is situated near the border with Indonesia, it is worth mentioning here that the limit is Sebatik 4 ° 10'N latitude that was defined in 1912 by a Boundary Commission comprising officials from the United Kingdom and Netherlands . A joint report was prepared along with a map and duly signed by their respective commissions in Tawau on 17/2/1913. By a protocol between the UK and the Netherlands signed in London on 28/9/1915, the two governments confirmed the common report and mapa.En the 30's, quickly prospered Tawau due largely to its agricultural potential. The resident population rose from 1931 to 1800. Kuhara rubber and the states of Manila hemp and coconut Kubota states were the two largest plantation time. Mundal War (1914-1918) does not directly affect Tawau, which had, however, suffered its share of world depression. Sandakan was the permanent seat of government and the trade center, Tawau was a small but thriving city. By the end of the 30's, there were about 60 shophouses, all wood-have built, lining the two main streets of Tawau, Dunlop Street (named after A. Dunlop who was an officer of the district) and street Cheong man (now part of Dunlop Street.) Man Cheong was a popular cafe. It still works on Dunlop Street. Dunlop Street was so close to the shore than the shops on one side were removed on the high water mark. Most shops were owned by the Chinese and sold food products and equipment in homes and small holdings. There were some coffee shops and houses was huéspedes.El Tawau center field, with the sea on one side and whitewashed buildings of wood in the other three - the district office, quarters for the police, Resthouse government none more than two stories high. A tower (which still stands in the area of the city) was built by the Japanese after World War I and the hours are sounded at intervals by the police guard. The scene was quiet and beautiful. Traffic was limited - a handful of private cars, trucks and vehicles belonging to the states. Field, branched Dunlop Street in Apas Road, which branched off to the states and sin Kuhara rubber on. Area was very inhibited and small and well defined. His people knew intuitively that she had to live and work together. Despite the many races, ethnicities and religions, the city was so peaceful. There was no serious crime, doors and windows of dwelling houses were usually left abiertas.Había or supply of electricity or drainage pipe. The water supply to the city was through tubs set in the truck that ran along the line of narrow gauge trolley Tawau River. The tubs were hauled by hand. A telephone line linked the district office to the district officer's house, the house light and the state of Kuhara. The government wireless station daily reported Sandakan, where the messages were transmitted to Hong Kong and Singapore. There was no bank, but the money could be sent through the post office and the Treasury accepted and compensated Bank deposit for Estatal.Había 300 Japanese who worked in the States and 100 in Si-Amil Island. Possessed the largest states (state Kuhara) (and golf). There was a state hospital and a representative office of a Japanese bank established for the benefit of Japanese people. His commercial fishing (mainly tuna) was unique. His company, fishing company of Borneo, whose office and factory was located at Si-Amil Island (east Mabul and Sipadan Islands.) Apparently, all the workers there were Japanese. Japanese men crewed fishing boats, while the canning factory was operated mainly by Japanese women. Workers and suppliers arrived in Tawau on Japanese ships, and all were landed on release and direct lighters and taken to the Si-Amil. Despite their commercial activities, leaving no NO? Tawau major impact in terms of life in local affairs, social or cultural. Kinabalu of Sabah Steamship Company (subsidiary of the company charged) linked to the Sandakan Tawau, the Lahad Datu, Semporna and the Tungku. The ship was wrecked Semporna and later replaced by S. Bakau Baynain by the Company (also a subsidiary of the company charged). The cruise of the government, "Petrel" was based in Tawau. But service was often used elsewhere. Beyond that, there are very few arts of navigation. There was no airfield in Tawau (or anywhere in Sabah). There was a small public hospital near the shore but did not have any?? No medical officer. Sent Sandakan to Tawau in 1939-1940 season, but lasted a doctor by the name of Ernst Sternfeld maintained schools only a few months.The Chinese community. The Roman Catholic Church was established in 1922 and later provided the only elementary school English. The mosques were unobstentatious. The district office was run by expatriate district officer and assisted by an interpreter main seller and the court, Mr. OKK Abu Bakar was another senior - respected figure in the community. The "Chinese, Kapitan" was Mr. Stephen Tan (who was later killed by Japanese invaders). A letter from Tawau to Sandakan could take more than 9 days to arrive and nineteen days was the average time to get to a point Singapore. Since it took many days for the locals receive emails and newspapers tended to rely on radio to stay informed of world news - for the wars in Europe, China etc. Even then, few people could produce a set of radio.En January 1942, North Borneo was invaded by the Japanese naval military forces of y. As Japanese forces advanced along the coast of Borneo, Kuching's old field, then to Jesselton - while Tawau continued normally. On January 19, 1942, the wireless station went off the air Sandakan. On January 24, 1942, sighted the Japanese invaders Tinagat Batu. The officer (col Adam) and his assistant district invaders found on the pier and were arrested immediately. Adam Cole, after forty-four months in Japanese prison camps, died in September 1945 on the same day it was launched by the allied forces. For three years the half Tawau and the rest of the country remained under Japanese occupation until liberation finally drives north Australian division, which landed in Labuan on 10 June 1945. The British administration of the military Borneofound northern colony in a state of devastation. Like all major cities in color, Tawau was destroyed or damaged by the shelling and occupation fuego.Durante Japanese massacred many inhabitants, including many government servants. The British military administration continued until July 15, 1946, when the Borneo became a red and resumed the civil government. Many records have been destroyed before the war. The emphasis in the immediate postwar period had been referred to rehabilitation and reconstruction. A plan of reconstruction and development for the years 1945-1955 was adopted in 1948 for color. There had been many programs in the field of social services. The board of the city of Tawau was established in 1955 with control over their own finances and local authorities.