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.
It was initially a plan with a gang of guys to go to Tenom, organize a BBQ session at one of the homestay there for a night but called off as no one was able to make it on that day, except me, with the plan.
So without the plan, i’d decided to visit Tenom town with my wife instead on the first day of “Hari Kaamatan” which fell on 30th May 2014. Briefly, if you are not familiar with “Hari Kaamatan”, it’s actually festival celebrating the harvesting of paddy by the indigenous people of Borneo and it’s public holidays on 30th and 31st May in Sarawak and 1st and 2nd in Sabah.
Atkinson Clock Tower is the only oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu that has survived to this day.
Built in 1903, it was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson who was the first district officer of Jesselton (which Kota Kinabalu was known) during the British North Borneo Chartered Company administration.