Signal Hill Observatory Platform: Kota Kinabalu

Looking for a place where you can have a breath taking view of the city of Kota Kinabalu? Why not head to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform?


The platform is located on a small hill called “Bukit Bendera” in the city center. There are two ways to get there. You can either catch a taxi  or, if you think you’re fit enough, why not take the 250 meters jungle trail up to the platform. The starting point of this trail is just besides “Dewan Masyaraka DBKK” hall. Please refer to the map below on how to get to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform via the jungle trail.

Kota Kinabalu City view from the tower
Entrance to the jungle trail
The jungle trail

The Signal Hill Observatory Platform is open from 8am to 12am. Admission is free.

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3 thoughts on “Signal Hill Observatory Platform: Kota Kinabalu”

    1. Unfortunately I do not have information in this regard, but in my personal opinion, perhaps it followed the naming trend of the popular Penang Signal Hill in West Malaysia that overlook the city of Penang island from the Penang hill, similar in our case in that the spot also overlook the city of Kota Kinabalu from a high view point.

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