Sightseeing & Attractions


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.

This Clock Tower has the distinction of being the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah 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.


National parks of Malaysia in 1964, is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO in December 2000. Poring is a Kadazandusun word for the bamboo species growing in that area. Situated about 40lm slightly north east of Kota Kinabalu.

The spring is known for its therapeutic and soothing baths that contains sulphuric minerals which can take away sores and aches of muscles. Also the Canopy Walk is within the same area which is 100ft to 200ft above the forest floor, which gives an opportunity to appreciate nature up close.


Wetland Safari is known for its mangrove jungle and various species of wildlife. Visitors have a chance to witness a variety of wildlife including Probosics monkey, long tail macaque monkey, silver languor monkey, monitor lizard and variety species of birds. Also fireflies are not to be missed!


Located in Papar, Borneo Cultural Village is about 50 minutes away from city centre, Kota Kinabalu. BCV offers a cultural experience like no other. Upon entering, the green scenery will quickly give you the feeling of visiting a village and will make you anticipate the journey you are about to have.

There are a number of cultural houses to experience different tribes such as Traditional Papar House, Murut House, Penampang House, Bajau House and Tidong House. Each house was built by the descendant of the ethnic they represent. Each house has a unique activity where you can participate such as in Murut House-Blow Pipe; or Tidung House- start fire with just bamboo; Bajau House-playing musical instrument.

You can also try out local delicacies such as Ambuyat (made of Sago), Sago worms (not for the faint hearted) as well as local rice wine known as Tapai.