We discovered this home amateur video of Kota Kinabalu taken in 1993. Watch and compare it with KK today.
The video was shot by European tourists who came to KK in 1993, 7 years before KK was declared as a city.
Wisma Merdeka was already visible in the video but the extension project (Phase II) hasn’t started.
It was pretty obvious that KK looked pretty run-down and it was dirty in some parts of the city especially near the bus station area near the central market.
So if you were born after 1990, you should watch the video below to compare the differences:
I wonder what tourists felt when they visited KK years ago?
YouTube video credit: László Vadnai