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Atkinson Clock Tower

The Atkinson Clock Tower is one of the few remaining historical building in Kota Kinabalu. This 15.7m-high wooden structure is located at the hill slopes just nearby the Gaya Street area. It was first built in 1905 in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the first District officer of Jesselton during the time of the British North Borneo Chartered Company.

Today, the Atkinson Clock Tower is managed and well preserved by the Sabah Museum and it still serves to keep the Kota Kinabalu city time till today.

Did You Know?
– The tower was first built with ‘merbau’ wood and its a non-nails structure.
– This tower was built by Francis’s mother, Mary Edith Atkinson.

Comments
  1. kieyut says:

    can u give me the history of this tower?? its look very unique…

  2. maya says:

    teda ka gambar menara jam atkinson yang lain selain gambar di atas……….??????????????????

  3. esharkj says:

    Kieyut,
    the info I gave in this post is not enough for you haa.. okeh kieyut, try to follow few of this links :

    http://www.sabah.edu.my/itsr031/atkinson%20clock%20tower.htm

    http://wikimapia.org/2581002/Atkinson-s-Clocktower

    thought it might help😉

    maya,
    errr… actually ada bah, kenapa?

  4. […] Which was built in 1905, read some brief history about it here! […]

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