Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

Our Kota Kinabalu heritage trail ended at this quaint Chinese coffee shop by the unique name of “Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam”. Going by the motto, “Lest we forget – your sacrifice, our heritage”, this coffee shop was set up to commemorate and honour World War II heroes from the Allied forces, which comprised of Australian, New Zealand, British and local soldiers. They liberated the country from Japanese occupation in 1945.

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

history of Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam, chronicled

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

lest we forget - your sacrifice, our heritage

At Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam, visitors get to experience the old days, thanks to its ambience, write ups and photographs. This is the exact location where the Australian soldiers set up their camp site. As you can see, the building itself spells “History”.

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

cold black coffee served in a green bottle, charcoal toasted bread and the special Anzac biscuit

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

L-R: Irnee, Latif and Amierah trying out the best Borneo 1945 has to offer

After an interesting heritage walk, and arriving at Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam, what did we do but eat? The best coffee in town is served here, in a unique old-style green bottle. Couple it with charcoal toasted bread, another of the shop’s specialty. And, top that off with a special Anzac biscuit, a round biscuit made from a very old recipe from the ration times of WWII. This biscuit is named in the honour of soldiers from the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). These biscuits were originally baked by the womenfolk of the soldiers, and each piece spoke Love, Gratitude and Encouragement to the soldiers.

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam

a photo speaks a thousand words: happy customers sharing special moments at Borneo 1945

Whether you opt for the Kota Kinabalu heritage walk or not, stop by Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam for a yumcha session for its quaintness. It is truly a different experience.

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam
Add: 24, Jalan Dewan, 88801 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Tel: 088-252891
Email: borneo1945museumkopitiam@gmail.com
Website: http://www.borneo1945museumkopitiam.com/
Business Hours: 7:30am – 12am (Mon – Sat)

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