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- We were there during Friday dzuma prayer, which gave us opportunity to enter the mosque as we are muslims. They have a seperate room for tourists shoes which is great as its not as easy to find them among thousands of others. most of the tourist places the upkeep of them is not Borneans priority. What a beautiful building but not looked after. Broken footpaths peeling paint and window coverings, Unvaccumed rugs. Please take care of that holy structure so it is there for generations to come.Written August 11, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We have rented a scooter to go on Kokol hill but Grab could be also a good choice. The scooter gave us a much better freedom of movement but do not go there with an automatic scooter as there are steep slopes and the rubber belt could snap. Take a semi-automatic at least. Kokol Elf is nice but they have a 90 myr entrance fee with a drink included. A better choice is the Kokol Farm . They also have great swings above the forest and many other nice places to sit and have a drink - 10 +10 myr with drink included. It was a great 3 hours experience .Written March 12, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited the botanical gardens in the Mount Kinabalu National Park. There was a small additional charge for this on top of the 50 ringgit park entrance/conservation fee. It was worth the extra as the gardens were a lovely cool oasis. You can expect to spend between 15 minutes and an hour here, depending on how interested you are in plants.Written June 25, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The tour was informative and interactive and our guide did an excellent job of explaining everything to us. It included history, tastings, activities and a dance performance. Unfortunately the facilities are suffering from termite damage - be careful where you walk! Allow 2 hours in total.Written January 29, 2023
- This is the state mosque of Sabah, Malaysia. It could accommodate up to 5000 worshippers at one time. This is one of the architectural symbols of Sabah.Written May 1, 2020
- Beautiful short stop to make in town opposite Suria Sabah mall. Great example of a community art project with meaning that beautifies a corner of KK. Currently in its 3rd exhibition focusing on marine life. Our 6 year old loved seeing the sculptures of some animals we'd seen in the wild. Then pop into the mall for a drink or ice cream when you get too hot!Written July 15, 2023
- This is a unique Hindu temple, it caters to the worship of not just one, but to ALL the 6 manifestations of the Supreme.
(Ganapathyam, Saivam, Saktam, Vaishnavam, Sauram, Kaumaram).
This is a floating Hindu temple surrounded by lotus pond with fishes.
Holy and spiritual experience.
There is another temple for Lord Subramania near Lok Kawi Wildlife park.Written December 11, 2019
- My friends were full from their Mexican lunch & I was full from breakfast on the plane. Despite feeling a little sleepy & sluggish, the 4 of us walked slowly, hoping to find or catch a glimpse of the Atkinson Tower which was only 200 metres away from Mamasita according to Google Maps.
We walked around but failed to locate it. Clearly vexed from not being able to locate it, I decided to pop by the nearby police station for directions. Unfortunately, the policeman whom I had asked for directions was new & didn’t know his way either.
Fortunately, one of my friends had seen a notice straight ahead. The area surrounding the Atkinson Tower has been cordoned off for upgrading works. But there was no mention of when the project will be completed.
We could not get to the stairs or steps leading to the tower. Not wanting to admit defeat, my partner walked further ahead to search for an opening but it was in vain. However, we found a spot that gave us a clear view of the Atkinson Tower from afar. It was looking good to our surprise & we were transported back to the past looking at its design.
Accordingly, the Atkinson Clock Tower was one of the 3 pre-war buildings left in the city. The other 2 are the white double-storey Sabah Tourism Board Building & the Welfare Building which has been reduced to pillars adorned with street art due to a fire outbreak in 1992.
The white Clock Tower is KK’s oldest standing wooden structure which had survived some stray bullets during WWII. Although the clock’s dial & cog mechanism were damaged during the war, they have been repaired by Yick Ming Watch Dealers who to this day continues to be the maintenance contractor since 1946. They have been given the task of wounding up the clock every 6 days too. Thus, it tells the time to this present day. The structure illuminates at night & looks even more beautiful. Furthermore, it was used as a shipping landmark right up to the 1950s. Given its British colonial design & architecture with no nails being used in its structure, the 50 feet Atkinson Tower has been gazetted as a cultural heritage site.
Built in 1905, locals remember the clock tower as a symbol of a mother’s love for her son. Mary Edith Atkinson had given a 2-face clock to Jesselton (now known as Kota Kinabalu) as a tribute to the memory of her son, Francis George Atkinson, the 1st district officer of Jesselton who died of malaria at the age of 28 in 1902. With the support of the British government, friends & colleagues, funds were raised to build the clock tower.Written July 12, 2023
- We had time to kill at the airport so we decided to duck across and check this memorial out. It was well worth the time. The memorial is well kept and the history behind taught me about something I never knew happen, which also gave me a greater respect of the people from this eara. If you have the time, definitely have a look for yourself.Written June 29, 2017
- I saw it.
I took a photo
That's about it really
I wouldn't bother going out of your way unless you are nearby.Written March 8, 2020
- I walked along the waterfront area of KK several times. It was pleasant enough but nothing to shout about.
There were several photo opps of fishing boats etc.
The markets were good.
It was probably better in the evenings when the restaurants were open.Written March 8, 2020
- There was a service happening when we visited, but we could still access a lot of the garden, smaller temple areas. Very beautiful and we didn't have to pay an entrance fee.Written March 28, 2019
- This Circular 32 storey Yayasan Building is still standing Tall at the Telok Likas since the 70's and is the popular photo-taking spot.Written February 10, 2020
- small farm, nice scenery. Try their gelato. Personally love their yogurt and chocolate favors. Need to pay RM5/person, reasonable, you can take lots of photo here.Written January 6, 2020
- the latest tunnel serving as an alternative pass to the sepanggar bay container port. however there are a lot of trailer lorries parked along the road shoulder causing road hazardsWritten January 13, 2020
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