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Jesselton

[jes-uh l-tuh n] /ˈdʒɛs əl tən/
noun
1.
former name of Kota Kinabalu.
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Jesselton

/ˈdʒɛsəltən/
noun
1.
the former name of Kota Kinabalu
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city of Sabah state, East Malaysia, on the northwest coast of Borneo. Although razed by bombing during World War II (1939-45), the site was chosen in 1946 for the new capital of British North Borneo (now Sabah) because of the deepwater anchorage at Gaya Bay on the South China Sea; reconstruction and expansion, including reclaiming of the bay's foreshore, followed. Residential and commercial buildings now crowd a narrow strip of land between a string of offshore coral islands and the Crocker Range to the east

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