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Double Six Monument, Kota Kinabalu

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Sabah Chief Minister was Killed Here

One monument that has failed to draw in tourists is the Double Six Monument. Located in Sembulan, about five minute’s drive from the city centre, it is where an airplane carrying then Chief Minister, Tun Mohd Fuad Stephen and six of his Cabinet Ministers, crashed, killing all on board, on 6 June 1976. The monument was built right on the exact spot of the crash.

Fifteen years ago, the monument was surrounded by sea water on its three sides. The view was nice, but now, it is surrounded by apartments and commercial blocks. I don’t think this is the treatment a monument should receive.

If you visit the monument, you’ll free sorry. It’s as if the people are trying to forget the black history of the state by abandoning the monument. I learnt that at night, drug addicts like to hang out at the monument.

Anyway, it you want to visit it, do so in daytime. Take a taxi ride which should cost you about RM15 (RM3.25 = US$1) one-way, or take a bus from the Wawasan Plaza terminal in the city. Fare is RM1.50. [more ]

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