KOTA KINABALU: Not many are aware that the Japanese forces built an intricate network of tunnels and hideouts in the city during World War Two.
These bunkers only came to the attention of the authorities as late as 2011.
The Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) Tourism Committee plans to develop four of these tunnels into tourist attractions.
City Hall director-general Datuk Joannes Solidau said two tunnels are situated behind DBKK's community hall while the other two are at Kopungit Hill.
"We are working with the state museum to obtain more inforamtion on their history," said Joannes.
He noted the tunnels in Kopungit are bigger than those in the city, with one measuring 60ft (18m) long while the other is large enough for people to stand in.