Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tun Mustapha Tower (Menara Tun Mustapha): Kota Kinabalu's Revolving Resto

by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda

I enjoyed my visit to the Kota Kinabalu's Tun Mustapha Tower (Menara Tun Mustapha), formerly known as Sabah Foundation Building (or Yayasan Sabah) at Likas Bay. It is around my CS host Chel's neighborhood so we always pass by this building on our way out of and into the city centre.

At 30-storeys and 122 meters high only, it may not be in the list of tallest buildings in the world but at least it is the tallest building in Borneo and one of only a few hanging structures in the world with a glass façade.

I have seen and been to a lot of taller skyscrapers and towers, but what I am particularly impressed with Tun Mustapha Tower is its unique 72-sided polygon, column-free floors and the revolving restaurant's ambiance and cost!

Yes, the Tun Mustapha Tower is home to the '@mosphere' restaurant at the 18th floor, which slowly spins to provide a complete view of Likas Harbour. It makes one rotation per hour and open from 10am to 2am with rotation at 11am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:00pm and 12mn, while enjoying a great meal!

The sea view was fantastic while the food was tasty and sumptuous without ruining your budget (recommended for budget conscious like me!)

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