Signal Hill Observatory Platform, Kota Kinabalu

2.8
#2 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Malaysia
From the top of Signal Hill Observatory Platform you can see Kota Kinabalu from above. Reach the summit by car or by climbing the 250 or so steps, and then see if you can make out the bay just beyond the high rises. If you choose to climb the steps, you will be thankful for the refreshments sold by the viewing platform's resident kiosk. Put Signal Hill Observatory Platform into our Kota Kinabalu day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Signal Hill provides a view of the whole Kota Kinabalu area. We took our pictures with the panoramic view. We were told only two structures were left after the world war like the century old Atkinson ...  more »
  • A strenuous climb up to the platform. The view of the harbour is largely blocked by building along the waterfront and nearby streets. This should be a great view, but you can see little of the harbour...  more »
  • This place gives you a panoramic view of the city. There's not much to do here than enjoy the view of the city below.  more »
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  • Decent view but the last parts of the sunset are blocked out by the buildings. I would have rather seen the sunset on the public waterfront walkway. Worth seeing if you are kicking around KK. It's just a platform to look off of and a halal food shop. The stairs up take about 5 minutes.
  • Shop's waffles were tasty but not a great view as too many buildings in the way
  • Windy. Nice view. Good place for photographs. But that's it. It is a small place to spend some quiet time. Nothing much to do. Airplanes flying by every now & then. But the view, the wind, is enough to calm your senses. A small shop selling expensive food. BYO ice creams, drinks, snacks, etc...better! Unless you have plenty of foreign currency.
  • Nice place for helicopter view of kk town...food selling there in small shop....just so so..
  • Nice place to view the city from. You have a view of the sea and the islands as well. There is a cafe serving drinks, snacks and ice pops. We walked up from the Clock Tower and encountered a family of monkeys just hanging out on the side of the road.
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