Atkinson Clock Tower, Kota Kinabalu

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    Atkinson Clock Tower, KK
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    atkinson clock tower

    by ukirsari Written Jul 17, 2006

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    this clock tower remains me to the clock tower in bukittinggi, padang - west sumatra - indonesia. but this one is dedicated to francis george atkinson, the first district officer of jesselton [kota kinabalu] that passed away caused by malaria [borneo fever].

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    Atkinson Clock Tower

    by muratkorman Written Jan 2, 2009

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    This clock tower is the oldest building surviving the World War II in Sabah State. It was built in 1903 in memory of Francis George Atkinson who was the popular first District Officer of Jesselton. He died at an age of 28 because of a tropical disease. The clock tower is wooden and no nails are used. You can easily walk to the clock tower if you are in the city center.

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    Atkinson Clock Tower

    by Willettsworld Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    The Atkinson Clock Tower is a quaint clock tower located on the way up Signal Hall. It was built of wood without nails, and commemorates Francis George Atkinson, the popular first district officer of Jesselton who died of a tropical disease - probably malaria - at the age of 28. His mother Mary Edith Atkinson built the clock tower in 1905 in his memory. It was the oldest building in Kota Kinabalu to survive the bombings during World War II and the clock is still ticking even today. Until as late as 1956, the light from the clock tower was used by ships navigating towards the Jesselton port. Today, however, the clock tower has been obscured by taller buildings all around it.

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    An afternoon walk - Atkinson Clock Tower and Views

    by Daihappydai Written Sep 21, 2012

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    If you have an hour or two to spare in the afternoon, a walk to Atkinson Clock Tower and beyond for views across to Mount Kinabalu is worth the time.
    The Clock is located behind the police centre on Jalan Dewan - the area around the clock is not terribly inspiring but if you walk up the stairs next to the clock, cross the car park, and head right along Jalan Bukit Bendara for about 100 metres, you will find more stairs and a trail leading to a higher road. From here there are some good views across the valleys leading to Mount Kinabalu.
    Take a slightly different route coming back and pass Merdeka Padang.

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    Atkinson Clock Tower

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 28, 2013

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    Honestly, the first time I am aware of this clock through Virtual Tourist. I believe more 50% percents of the locals have no idea about this historical clock.

    Francis George Atkinson, a British, was the first district Officer of Kota Kinabalu, then Jesselton. He died in the 1902 of "Borneo fever" or malaria at the age of 28. During that time, the city government built the Atkinson Clock Tower to commemorate Francis's death and remind the local the danger of malaria at that time. They began to construct the clock tower in 1902 and completed in 1905. On April 19, 1905, this clock was officially operated.

    The clock tower was originally built in Mirabau wood and stand at 157 meters (48 feet) high. Over the years, through repairs and extensive renovations, the original facade has altered significantly. The State Museum has taken care of the Clock Tower since 1979. The site was gazetted as a Government Reserve in August 1983.

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    by euzkadi Written Jan 13, 2012
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    This clock tower was built in 1905 by Mary Edith Atkinson in memory of her son Francis George Atkinson first District officer of Jesselton, died of 'Borneo fever 'in 1902 at the age of 28. The lights of the clock tower were used as navigation aids by local shipping, and is one of the few historic buildings that survived the destruction fo the Second World War.

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    Atkinson Clock Tower

    by travelpug Written Nov 1, 2007
    The oldest architecture in KK town

    Atkinson Clock Tower is the only piece of prewar architecture left in KK. I expected something fancy and when I arrived, I was surprised that it looked so simple. Looks like it is a tower made from wood painted in black and white. I guess the locals don't pay much attention to it as they move forward to the future.

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    Atkinson Clock Tower

    by Sambawalk Written Nov 21, 2005

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    A old historical clock tower overlloks the city of KK. You can reach there on your way to the Signal Hill Observatory.

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