Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kota Kinabalu Atkinson Clock Tower

Atkinson Clock Tower

Located at the foothill of Signal Hill, Atkinson Clock Tower is the unique landmark of KK, Sabah. Completed in 1905, Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest building in Kota Kinabalu.

Atkinson was appointed as the first district officer of Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu) by British North Borneo Company. Unfortunately he died at the age of 28 because infected with malaria. Mother of Atkinson, Mrs. Mary Edith Atkinson built Aktinson Clock Tower as a memorial to his late son.

After the destruction of World War II, Atkinson Clock Tower still guiding ships entering the Port of Jesselton. Because now there are many tall buildings in KK, Atkinson Clock Tower no longer serves as direction indicator.

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