18 July 2008

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Atkinson Clock Tower Kota Kinabalu

One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station. Built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson - the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28.

Atkinson Clock Tower SabahAtkinson Clock Tower KK

This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II. Till today, it still serves to keep the city's time.

Kota Kinabalu Atkinson Clock TowerSabah Atkinson Clock Tower

The Atkinson Clock Tower is managed by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History section.

How to go there?

You can stroll there or take any taxi. From the bottom of Signal Hill Road at Padang Merdeka, turn left to get to the clock site. Or view it from the city


ravikanth said...

Excellent. I never seen this much quality.

chvenkataramana said...


Borneo Tourism said...

Thanks for your comment yeah that is Atkinson clock tower in KK.Last year i have go there but forget to take more picture..nice place

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