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Signal Hill Observatory Platform

Jalan Bukit Bendera, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Jalan Bukit Bendera, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked forward to going here for a look see over the town. Good views generally but would have been better years ago before the taller buildings were built as the do obstruct the view, But no doubt it used to be a perfect position to...More

Thank nigelgibbs1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not a worthy place as a tourist, but the place is worth for hanging around with friends. With the gentle breeze and top view of KK , this place is worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to see KK at night from above. Watching the sun going down with my beloved wife in my arms made it a very romantic moment there

Thank Jens-Uwe T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see the view of the city skyline and the faraway coast, do climb up to this spot! (The wooden stairs that lead to this will take you 10 minutes, but it’s not a difficult climb and it’s located at #19 Lowong...More

Thank iamAldonLopez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The observatory gives you the opportunity to overlook the city and see how the city fits together. We took a taxi there and asked him to wait whilst we had a look and took some photos - a few minutes is sufficient.

1  Thank DAVID M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A viewpoint opportunity to see how ugly Kota Kinabalu is from slightly higher up. Tall concrete buildings obscure any oppotunity for a good view.

Thank Adam-T-Travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good view from the deck! You can overlook KK city and the coastline! I visited during daytime but I think it would have been better if I visited at night! You can walk or drive up to the hill.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great destination for tourists on their first trip to KK. The sunrise and sunset are a must-see. It can get quite crowded at these peak times so be prepared to be in a bit of a crush. If you aren't a fan...More

Thank Leyla m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can either walk up here or drive. I would recommend walking if you don´t mind heaps of steps. You´ll have a nice view from here but a few houses are in the way. There is a restaurant up there where you can buy drinks...More

Thank jen112017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went expecting great views across the whole city but arrived to find many buildings are taller than the observation deck!

Thank pp762017
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