Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jesselton 1911



What remains is the Atkinson Clock Tower that sit on top of a small hill called Signal Hill that acted as a beacon for ships plying the channel between Gaya Island and the mainland, that too will be over-shadowed if the developer, a State Government Agency goes ahead with their plan to build a multi storey hotel and car park and commercial complex that leaves only about 6 meters between the Clock Tower and the complex. The Chief Minister had called for the down-sizing of the project to maintain the beauty and value of the Clock Tower which is the last remaining icon of the British colonial period. There are two other icon, namely the Post Office Building which is now the Tourism Board office and one Government building site which was burnt down but now maintained as an art piece by the Sabah Art Gallery.

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