The memorial that survived World War II
From the Signal Hill Observatory that lies in a natural area, you have a fantastic scenic view of Kota Kinabalu, the South Chinese Sea and all the islands. Along the bluff at Signal Hill there is also the Atkinson Clock Tower, built as a memorial of Francis George Atkinson who was the first District Officer of Kota Kinabalu. The Tower was built by his mother Mary Edith Atkinson in 1905.

The Atkinson Clock Tower was for many decades used as navigation support for ships and is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu, but also the one of only three remaining buildings after the air raids in World War II.