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Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

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Head to Merdeka Square, a site of symbolic importance to modern Malaysia. The plaza started off life as a cricket green of the Selangor club. Today, it represents Malaysia's independence: at midnight on August 31, 1957, it became the first place that the British flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag raised. Surrounded by colonial British architecture and the developing skyline of contemporary Malaysia, the monumental area features a fountain and plaque commemorating the historical event that took place here. Plan to see Merdeka Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kuala Lumpur vacation generator.
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  • Merdeka square, where Malaysia's independence was declared in 1957 seems. Flag Tower on the South side of the large square in the world said that banking was Malaysia flag proudly. Sultan, Abdul-Samad Bill has been built across the wide square front road. Also, where buildings representing the town of Masjid Jamek, national Textile Museum, Malaysia also lined in the immediate vicinity.
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  • I was there during the day and the night, and the night is much more interesting, full of history, is filled with people, children, the lighting of buildings in the vicinity is very good and very safe place.
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  • 吉隆坡舊城區的獨立廣場擁有大片草地及馬來西亞國旗,風景很美,適合拍照也令人感覺舒適的地方,城市畫廊也在旁邊而已,很棒的景點。  more »
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  • Construction everywhere. Travel with train to Masjed Jamek and had plan to be there and then be Sulta Abdul Samad Building but missed both for Renovation process just spent some time for getting some pics. If you have to go somewhere in KL you have to check if the Construction work is going.
  • Looks very different than the rest of the city. You get a very good overview of the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur (eg.: Petronas Twin Tower an KL tower). And free wifi!
  • Went to Music and Textile museums nearby, foc! If you don't have your smartphones in your hands, most probably you are the unique one hehe. Lotsa pokestops! I 💗 Malaysia!
  • Interesting to see the historic place where Malaysian independence was declared especially with the colonial looking Sultan Abdul Samad building in the backdrop. The grass in the field have died from too many Pokémon Go players walking on them though.
  • every 31st of aug. malaysian celebrating "merdeka day" ard here.. everydays peoples visiting heres and every night y'all can see malaysian street racers enjoy the night hehe 👍😎