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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.

12 comments:

uLi.佑莉 said...

Yo!

The Blogger (63672674) [meoramri] said...

thanks for the info.NANG ME

MichLeong said...

I've seen that before! I thought it was something big, but it turned out to be just a small one. lol

Hilda Milda™ said...

been to kk but never to this clock tower hehe

jfook said...

I never been there btw. :)

Casendra said...

A good one! :) I thought only Japan got this no nail temple,we've got one clock tower with no nail also, not bad right?

nur said...

nang..

been in sabah but only to mountain and island.. not noticed this

Lean said...

Dropping by ere. =).. Smiles

calvinn said...

thanks for visiting! nang-ed back!

Susan said...

never heard of it before..never been to sabah b4, that explains why..hehehehe

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

magnificent place!

thomas said...

Looks like it is from the same era as the Leaning Clock Tower of Teluk Intan.

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