Yes. You heard me right. The developer gave us “development for Kota Kinabalu” as excuses. Somehow or rather, they managed to get through local government authority to build a shopping mall cum hotel just nearby our one and only structure in Kota Kinabalu which survived World War II.
I am talking about Atkinson Clock Tower, standing quietly in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. I know not all of us know about the structure, but still, in needs our attention.
I would like to urge you to help us spread the word about this issue. The 105 years old structure will be obscured by the shopping mall and hotel that will be built. By having new shopping mall and hotel, we do no justice to the clock tower.
Don’t get me wrong. I love development. But to the extent that we still preserved our heritage for our future children to appreciate.
You may want to read about the history and the issue here: http://heritagesabah.blogspot.com/
If you have Facebook, get in touch with them here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Sabah/129477990433190
I have signed the petition. You should do it too. Otherwise when you come to Kota Kinabalu in the future, you will not see the structure as beautiful as now!!!