Signal Hill Observatory Platform, Kota Kinabalu

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#2 of 17 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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  • If you are able to get here (by car), this is a nice spot in the evening to hang out with great city views. However, the space itself is fairly small with limited seating options unless you head over to the drinks stall and buy something. If the hotel you stay in does not afford you the great views, then this is a must visit. If one stays in the nearby vicinity like the Mercure hotel with the sea view then it may not make sense trekking all the way up.
  • A nice place to chill at night and to see the whole KK city centre. A simple cafe attached next to it. Parking lot is super limited.
  • Very nice view from this spot. Can see the city from here, worth spending some time here and enjoy the view. Sunset from here is enjoyable.
  • Had a good walk up the hill. It's breezy and the view is great. Do look out for vehicles if you're walking up.
  • High point in Kota Kinabalu to be able to see KK town. Can also enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea while being breezed by the wind.
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