Thursday, July 22, 2010
Atkinson Clock Tower At Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Atkinson Clock Tower is built in 1903, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson - the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration, who had succumbed to a tropical disease at the young age of 28.
This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II. Till today, it still serves to keep the city's time.
The clock is a walking distance of 5 minutes from the Rainforest Tree Lodge.