The Atkinson Clock Tower is hidden on the side of the main road behind Gaya Street. The clock tower is in the dense woods. Behind it is a large parking lot. You need to walk up a flight of stairs to see it. It is not easy to find. The clock tower is one of the landmarks of Kota Kinabalu, it is recommended to come to check in.
A nice piece of history and easy to find. It's an easy stroll and close to lots of nice local restaurants and cafes.
amazing clock history
The Atkinson Clock Tower is one of the oldest and very few structures in Sabah that survived the wreckage caused by World War II. Situated on a bluff along Signal Hill Road, this wooden clock tower was built in 1905 in memory of Francis George Atkinson. He was the first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration. Till this very day, the clock still functions perfectly and keeps time for the people of Kota Kinabalu.
This Atkinson Clock Tower was built in 1905 by his mother to memory his son who died in the age of 26 because of Malaria.