Jesselton Freemason Hall
Lodge Kinabalu
KotaKinabalu Sabah Freemason-Hall-Kota-Kinabalu-06.jpg
General information
Coordinates5°58′20.86″N 116°4′24.49″E / 5.9724611°N 116.0734694°E / 5.9724611; 116.0734694Coordinates: 5°58′20.86″N 116°4′24.49″E / 5.9724611°N 116.0734694°E / 5.9724611; 116.0734694
Completed1951[1]

Jesselton Freemason Hall (also called as Lodge Kinabalu)[1] in present-day Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia is the meeting place for the Masonic lodges in the former Jesselton area. It was opened since 1951 during British Crown rule.[1][2]

History

Stained glass window of Jesselton Freemason Hall (view from outside).
Stained glass window of Jesselton Freemason Hall (view from outside).

Since the 1880s, there has been plans to establish Masonic lodge in the British Borneo area.[3] On 26 January 1951, Freemasonry established its firm roots in the Crown Colony of North Borneo with the Consecration of Lodge Kinabalu.[4] A move was then made in 1960 to form a Royal Arch Chapter under the Scottish Constitution in Jesselton, to be supported by Jesselton Lodge, Elopura Lodge and Brunei Lodge which culminating in the inaugural meeting of Northern Borneo Royal Arch Chapter on 19 January 1962 in the town.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Lodge Kinabalu (7047)". Lane's Masonic Records. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Freemasonry in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand" (PDF). World of Freemasonry. Linford Lodge of Research. 2012. pp. 8/14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Freemasonry in North Borneo". British North Borneo Herald. Straits Times Weekly Issue, National Library Board, Singapore. 25 April 1893. p. 4. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The Pentagram – Freemasonry in North Borneo (Sabah)" (PDF). District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago. 2016. pp. 123/308. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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