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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. PutSignal 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 Observatory Platform reviews
Currently under construction due to landslides and covid. Took taxi unless you are up to steep climb! Were still able to see view of the city but platform is closed.
Currently under construction due to landslides and covid. Took taxi unless you are up to steep climb! Were still able to see view of the city but platform is closed. more »
I took the easy way, went to the observatory area via Grab and walk down the main staircase downhill. The staircase is really in bad condition with missing/worm out planks event 10m or so. Though the.... more
I took the easy way, went to the observatory area via Grab and walk down the main staircase downhill. The staircase is really in bad condition with missing/worm out planks event 10m or so. Though the.... more »
Started out with a visit to the Atkinson Clock Tower around 5pm and then walked up the road from there to Signal Hill. Was definitely glad I had taken that route after experiencing the stairs down...
Started out with a visit to the Atkinson Clock Tower around 5pm and then walked up the road from there to Signal Hill. Was definitely glad I had taken that route after experiencing the stairs down... more »
The main tower itself is currently under construction but there are benches by the sidewalk so you can still have a pretty amazing view. The hike up and down should not take more than 10min each way. Some planks are broken, so mind your steps. It's heavily covered by vegetation so it's cooling on a hot day
Steep and a bit creepy entrance. The wooden stairs were not well maintained start to fall apart. Some steps were missing and need to be extra careful. Reached the top and found out that it was temporary closed for some renovation. Sneaked in through a small gap and got to see nice view from the top though.
Closed now until mid 2023. The contractor behind the hoarding there told me they're just waiting for the green light from Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu to start renovation works mid July 2022. They'll take at least 1 year to finish their job. Signal Hill is indeed in need of renovation. The concrete platform has cracked. The stairs in the jungle trail leading up to it has missing planks. The lights are out. I'm sure this place will be great again once it re opens mid 2023. But if you're keen on the views from the roadside without going to the observation deck, then you'll still get to see the nice hilltop views of KL.
My last visit in December 2021, the place was closed. Back then, the view was nice and relaxing. The journey going up the road was fun and adventerous too with sharp corner and slope. Becareful.. There was a kopi tiam there back then. Now no more. Maybe they are doing renovation or moved to other place. I went there on the last day of my trip in year 2019.
Was closed but from the side accessible. The buildings obstruct the view but still a decent viewpoint and fun climb to get there if beware of the steps on the staircase
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