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The Yayasan Sabah Tower or Sabah Foundation Building, now officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha is located beside the blue waters of Likas Bay and its coral-fringed coast, journey to Kota Kinabalu city from Menara Tun Mustapha is only 11.2 kilometres through the coastal road which cuts across the bay. This 30-storey circular tower is 122 metres high, structured as a 72-sided polygon with walls made of 2,160 special reflective glass panels that can withstand wind speed up to 272 km/hour. It has a revolving floor at the 18 th floor, which slowly spins one 360 degrees rotation per hour to provide a complete view of Likas Harbour. This building is known to be the fourth of such high-rise “hanging” office building in the world and has been a famous landmark and tourist attraction ever since its construction in 1975.
It was opened in 1977 and it is the second tallest building in the island of Borneo after Wisma Sanyan in Sibu and followed by the Ministry of Finance Building in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The building is similar to that of Taj Mahal which changes colours throughout the day, depending on the clouds, sunshine and the ever changing colours of the skies. The towering building, which can be viewed as a rocket ship ready to be launched, also portray Sabah’s beautiful landscape as at times, the view of Mount Kinabalu is reflected on the glass walls of the building.
In 1997, urban climber Alain Robert successfully scaled the building, with government approval, for a fundraiser.
On 31 July 2001, in conjunction with the 35 th Anniversary of the establishment of Sabah Foundation, the building was named “Menara Tun Mustapha”, after the late Tun Datu Haji Mustapha bin Datu Harun, to acknowledge his contributions and struggles. Tun Datu Haji Mustapha, was the first governor of the Malaysian state of Sabah. He was also the third Chief Minister of the State from 1967 until 1975. He died in 1996 and was buried in his memorial at Tambunan.
Tun Datu Haji Mustapha bin Datu Harun was also an inspiration to many with his remarkable and astounding work in establishing Sabah Foundation, which until today, plays the catalyst role in education and socioeconomic development of the State.
You may reach Menara Tun Mustapha by hailing a taxi or getting on the public bus services from Wawasan Plaza Bus Terminal. Other transport options would be to rent a car, scooter or a motorbike.
While staying in Kota Kinabalu, one shall find many activities that may suit for free time entertainment. Apart from visiting Menara Tun Mustapha, for yet another fascinating building of Sabah, people may head out to the Atkinson Clock Tower. This clock tower has been denoted as the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu.
People who would enjoy taking pictures, it would be worthwhile to visit the airy deck of the Signal Hill Observatory Tower. Signal Hill, the highest point in the city, is one of the best place that offers amazing views that extend to the outlying islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and its surroundings.
If you happen to be spending your Sunday morning in Kota Kinabalu, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Gaya Street Sunday Market for only on Sunday, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for this long generations-old family businesses fair. The market is open from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm. Shop for almost anything like local batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and crafts, antiques and souvenirs, cakes and local delicacies, even pets and herbs.
For a mild, shopping experience, local shopping mall such as Suria Sabah is just a walking distance from the Jesselton Point, a famous spot for an excellent place to chill and catch the breathtaking sunset view while sipping your favourite late evening beverages.
Gaya Centre Hotel has a very good location, situated 4.99 km from Menara Tun Mustapha. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided. The building of Gaya Centre Hotel is quite easy to spot at the heart of Kota Kinabalu town.
This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience. The Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is overlooking the sea view of Kota Kinabalu as well as the panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu, situated near Menara Tun Mustapha around 5.22 km.
Another great city hotel situated about 5.11 km from Menara Tun Mustapha. A simple, yet practical hotel with decent facilities.
High Street Inn is a good company for business traveller for its services and strategic location in Kota Kinabalu town. It is also near to Menara Tun Mustapha, situated around 5.16 km.
For family vacation or leisure, this place provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay in Kota Kinabalu. It is conveniently reachable from Menara Tun Mustapha around 2.9 km.
One of the most common preferred accommodation in Kota Kinabalu situated just 5.16 km from Menara Tun Mustapha. This is the perfect transition spot and likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.