Atkinson Clock Tower
Atkinson Clock Tower
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is one of the very few colonial buildings in Kota Kinabalu. Atop a small hill next to downtown, Atkinson Clock Tower is a somehow odd appearance in the city. Unfortunately it is currently under renovation and visitors cannot get close.
Written February 25, 2024
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Nicholas G
Bath, UK786 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Basically it’s closed off.., you can scramble up a dirt path to get to it but you see as much from the road.
We went there after walking up to Sentry Hill ; also closed and with a dangerous stair case as well
Written March 17, 2023
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CaptainC
London, UK220 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Frankly this is not worth even 2 minutes of your life

The police station and construction site at the door of the monument are more interesting!
Written August 17, 2020
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Bonny V
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2,277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
In simplicity a clock tower that has withstood the ravages of time without any nails holding it together. Considering that it is made of wood, and that Sabah does not have an abundance of craftsmen it could be overlooked. A little bit of history embellishes it somewhat. A little imagination and appreciation makes it of significance.
Written March 11, 2019
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Verdyb
Jakarta, Indonesia94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
This clock tower is somewhat hidden on the hill. When we were there, the tower is currently in the process of painting so we only briefly there. The tower is one of the landmarks that you should visit while in KK ..
Written August 28, 2013
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Steven Chai
154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure sits in solitary on the bluff along Signal Hill Road in Sabah. Near to the police station and walking distance in the city.
Written January 10, 2020
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Ara G
Philippines81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Colorful stairway, mighty clock tower and rich with history experience. Thisbisba must-visit during your heritage walk tour!
Written October 7, 2019
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Globetrotter
Hong Kong, China133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Part of local history, a quaint small clock tower. Tucked away a bit behind the main part of town. Not much to see, but worth a peek if you’re in the area.
Written April 6, 2019
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eacrnc
Adelaide, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
The Clock Tower is well worth the walk, it is part of the history of Kota Kinabalu, one of the few sites which was not wrecked in World War II, learn all about the area, reading the notice board at the bottom of the hill before you go to the clock. There is a walk around this site, which takes in 4 other buildings and site, all free just need you feet to get you around.
Written January 15, 2018
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Syme0n
Adelaide, Australia1,982 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Passing by the Merdeka Field or locally termed Padang Merdeka where short distance buses and taxis congregate nearby at Bandaran, it's worth a shot to just snap a picture off this clock tower. From where most visitors would stand waiting for their buses heading to various points along the west coast division of Sabah, just walk straight up ahead alongside the Merdeka Field until you pass the huge arch that marks the entry point of the field. Once you're through, just walk up further by about 50 meters and turn your head towards the right up the bluff where you will notice the Atkinson Clock Tower.

The fascinating point about it is that the clock tower appears to be the oldest yet structure to still stand in Kota Kinabalu, having been constructed in 1905 in loving memory of Jesselton's first district officer - Francis George Atkinson who died of malaria in 1902. You won't be able to get anywhere near it as the structure is fenced off, but you'd still be able to get a pretty decent picture from where you stand.
Written September 1, 2013
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