Interactive ‘Before and After’ Comparison Photo of Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton)

Compare how Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu) looked like in different decades using this interactive slider! You’ll be amazed how much this city has changed!

Any traveller visiting Kota Kinabalu or Jesselton back then will definitely go to Signal Hill to take a panoramic photo of the city.

We’re lucky because many of these photos are still preserved until today for us to enjoy and appreciate how the city looked like before and after.

Here’s one example below – drag the slider in the middle:

The alignment may not be perfect but it still gives you a good visualisation of the city before and after.

This is the comparison between 1920’s and 1979:

Now this is another view of Jesselton in early 1900’s and in 1980’s


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Richard Ker

I love the history of North Borneo (Sabah) and strive to digitally archive any related information on this website. I'm also the author of and Follow me on Twitter @richardker.

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