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“Good lookout point for KK”

Signal Hill Observatory Platform
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Kota Kinabalu by Night with dinner
Reviewed 14 January 2018

It offers a nice view of the city. Nothing spectacular. Easy hike up to the top. Some benches available as well.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Checking out the Signal Hill Observatory on our first day in Kota Kinabalu was a great way for us to get our bearings. The view isn't too bad at all, bring your camera and some water. It's probably best to do this early in the morning or later in the afternoon when it is not too hot!

Thank HappyHippy101
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Nice hike up to the Observatory Platform but once there not much to see. I am sure that years ago you would have got a great view of the Marine Park and all the island but there have been so many structures built that this is no longer the case. Personally I don't think it is worth going to.

Thank Jellybean29923
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

It is a bit of a tough steep walk to the platform but the view makes it worth while. You certainly work up a sweat but the walk is really good. I got there early morning and unfortunately a lot of rubbish had been left there overnight from people in cars viewing the city lights. That aside it is well worth visiting here.

Thank LizzyLeeton
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I can't believe we lived here 5 years and I had never done the stairs from downtown (by the civic center/recycling area, on Jalan Dewan). They were great! One part is quite steep but the rest are fine, and it's not too incredibly stressful. There is a nice picnic gazebo 1/2 way up.

The observatory is nice enough. You see Islands and buildings... but it's nice and there's a canteen where you can get drinks/ice cream.

My son and I run about 5 km/trip, so from downtown we ran on the road up to the Observatory, then down the stairs, then along the waterfront. Very nice outing.

PS: This is a platform to enjoy the KK views, NOT a planetarium/astronomy museum!

Thank Wendofish
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