Signal Hill Observatory Platform

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

Signal Hill Observatory Platform
3.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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ttails
Mundaring, Australia38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Take care. When I visited walking up the steps the observatory platform was closed, locked gate, but there were still excellent views of the city from the road. Beware using the steps as I did up signal Hill a few hundred metres from the clock tower. They are very slippery and many have rotted through. The ones that are not rotted are missing. Some sections have fallen, necessitating one to climb the hill next to the steps using the guard rail to pull oneself up in some sections. When I finally got to the top, there was some yellow tape warning of a hazard, but by then I was already there. Great views though, and unsurprisingly no tourists, or anybody else for that matter. Good fun, but take care.
Written 7 June 2024
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Wildcat7400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,168 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
After sending our luggage to the hotel, we made our way to Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in Kota Kinabalu with a high-roofed platform. It is a lookout point where one can get a panoramic view of the city underneath the airy decked platform which is shaped in the form of a UFO overlooking Kota Kinabalu & the South China Sea.

It was quite a climb from the roads below & thank goodness our trusted rental car was able to do the job. Unfortunately, parking was a problem. There was no proper parking area. Hence, we had to park the car at the roadside which was quite dangerous.

The Observatory Platform was in bad shape. It looked closed & abandoned. We weren’t able to enter. However, there were a few metal seats outside the platform which we sat on to enjoy the view.

It is a shame that this tourist attraction is not well maintained.
Written 12 July 2023
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mad0scar
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
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.
Written 29 December 2022
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Cheeps21
Singapore, Singapore442 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
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 lookout area is blocked off for upgrading, I am still take to catch a vantage view from the bench area.

Walked to the stairs to a sumptuous breakfast to Gaya St, a short 10min walk away.
Written 15 June 2022
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Linda C
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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 from the Hill (lovely forested hillside but steep, seemingly endless wooden stairs, some broken steps...it would have been a tiring climb). Good viewpoint for an overview of center town with park benches to sit on and a small refreshment area with tables.
Written 2 January 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Enjoy the city view from the Signal Hill. You can buy a snack or drink while enjoying the city view.
Written 1 May 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
There is a staircase hike to get up here, but be careful as there are some loose planks and missing pieces. We visited here at night and thought the view was cool.
Written 9 March 2020
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LRMcK
Cairns, Australia1,975 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
As others have said, the view is mostly blocked by tall buildings. There is only about 6 car spaces for parking. A small dirty looking cafe. Toilets locked, but you could smell them. Might be better to see the view at night. Long, narrow and windey road to get there.
Written 26 February 2020
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mytravelstories
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went here to chill, somehow it looks better at night. There's a cafe where you can order a variety of food. I order the chicken chop if im not mistaken..was okay
Written 25 February 2020
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Cereal
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This spot is still the Place for anyone to bring their overseas friends to have a quick bird-eye view of both the Old & New parcels of the Kota Kinabalu City plus the distance look at the Islands that are lying opposite KK.
Written 10 February 2020
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