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KK Heritage Walk

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You can read about the history of Kota Kinabalu in most guidebooks or do a bit a googling, but nothing beats walking down the street with a well-informed guide pointing out things and telling you its hidden story. A boring looking plaque comes alive and a fading building has more layers than the peeling paint reveals.

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Unfortunately Kota Kinabalu doesn’t have a lot of physical evidence of its history as it was almost completely destroyed in World War II, but the extremely knowledgeable and passionate guides from KK Heritage Walk are able to raise tales from the ashes and throw in some fun alongside the lessons.

All is revealed during a tour. Photo taken in or around KK  Heritage Walk, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

All is revealed during a tour. Photo: Sally Arnold

KK Heritage Walk offer a two-and-a-half hour walking tour of the city that is a crash course in local history. The interesting commentary covers the pre-war, post-war and post-independence eras of Kota Kinabalu and visits notable sites including Padang Merdeka, the location Independence was declared; Atkinson Clock Tower; the North Borneo War Memorial and Australia Place, where the Australian Forces set up camps during WWII. The walk concludes in a local kedai kopi, one of the oldest coffee ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)

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