The Double Six Monument in Kota Kinabalu is a peculiar tourist attraction. It does not commemorate an important historical event, national hero or religious sight; instead it stands on the exact spot where an airplane crash landed killing all its passengers, which included the first chief minister of Sabah, Tuan Fuad Stephens, and six other chief ministers. The disaster happened on June 6 of 1976, hence the name Double Six Monument.
Kota Kinabalu is Sabah’s capital city. It is the most industrialized and progressive city in this part of Malaysia. Asia and the rest of the world have seen the admirable rise of Malaysia to its present status as a leading Tiger Economy in the region. Its capital city, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is one of the commercialized cities in Asia, and Kota Kinabalu (KK) is not very far behind. KK demonstrates an effective mixture of traditional and modern, of old and high-tech. Alongside its cultural centers and traditional villages are upscale malls, hotels and restaurants, which make this city truly an eye-candy to tourists from all over the world. [Read more…]