Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Can't imagine a world without chocolate? Neither can we. For the true chocolate lover, a visit to the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum in Tawau is a must. Tawau is known for its booming cocoa industry and the museum proudly houses the history of its development over the years.

The Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, located at Mile 2, Tanjung Batu Laut, opened its doors for visitors in 2002. With its attractive design and layout, the museum is the only one of its kind in Malaysia. The fragrant scent of cocoa greets you as you enter the doors. Within the museum grounds, you will also find a cocoa processing plant and manufacturing factory, giving you an up close view of the production process.

A wall-to-wall illustrated history explains in detail the discovery and development of coca in Malaysia and the world. The museum also has a mini auditorium, which seats 40 people at a time. Here you will enjoy a 20-minute video on cocoa processing and production.

The 'Hoko' lady then awaits to show you how cocoa snacks and other cocoa delicacies are prepared. Various Hoko products are also available for purchase, from chocolate jam to instant hot cocoa beverages.

Mile 2, Tanjung Batu Laut, Teck Guan Factory, Tawau

Getting There
Take a taxi from Tawau town for approximately RM40.00 (one way) or drive your own car. The journey takes 40 minutes by road. If you require a taxi ride back to town, make an arrangement with the reception desk.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 1pm
  • Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Admission Fee
RM100 per five persons