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Atkinson Clock Tower

Atkinson Clock Tower
The Atkinson Clock Tower was gazetted as a heritage building in 1983. In it’s hay day, Atkinson Clock Tower was an important land mark, other than being an important time keeper, the light on the tower was used by local ships as navigation aids to come into the port at night. Atkinson Clock Tower can be easily located beside the old police station at the side of Signal Hill, it is also not far away from Gaya Street.

Mary Edith Atkinson of England built the Atkinson Clock Tower on Bukit Brace (Signal Hill) in 1905, in memory of her son, Francis George Atkitson, who was the first district officer of Jesselton, and he died of malaria at the age of 28.

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