Atkinson Clock Tower

One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road adjacent to the old Police Station. Built in 1905, 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.

Temporary Closure

The Atkinson Clock Tower is closed for upgrading works until 23rd September 2023. For further information, kindly refer to the Kota Kinabalu City Hall Facebook page

This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing wooden structure in Kota Kinabalu that survived the destruction of Jesselton town during World War II. Till today, it still serves to keep the city’s time.

The Atkinson Clock Tower is managed by the Sabah Museum under its Antiquity and History section.

Article last reviewed: May 12, 2022

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