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. Put Merdeka Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kuala Lumpur planning site .
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  • Merdeka square is a pleasant open space in the city. Apart from the well-known time limits there are some sights to the square.
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  • We visited this place one Saturday evening and by the time we reached, sun had set. The view of Merdaka square symbol in those changing colours was good.. and photographers will spend atleast half hou...  more »
  • Merdeka Square is named as a top tourist spot to visit, and while it is surrounded by some very beautiful architecture and historical buildings, the square itself is limited to a fountain and a very l...  more »
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  • It's the most popular place in Malaysia. You could take a photo there and even buy a gift there. The place is importantly for the Merdeka Days on 31 August every years. In that day, you could see a parade and other stuff like a talented people there. Sometimes that place is used for some activities like concert, expo and other. That place is a historical place in Malaysia because there are a war between Malaysia and Japan. Then Malaysia agreed to live happily since that day. Now, Malaysia is in the most happy country in the world.
  • Was here cause it was the starting and finish line for a 10km Run. Nice backdrop to take pictures after the run. If you need to look for public toilet, can walk towards the back (NOT across main road ya) and you'll see a public toilet next to some sort of library. Forgot the name.
  • A good place where we can get to know about the Malaysian culture. A museum kind of place which displays the various famous places of Malaysia under a single roof. Entry fee is 5 ringets per person. We can see a lot of souvenirs in the shops at the exit of the place. There would be a auditorium kind of place in which we can get to know about the Malaysian history. Overall, it's a great place to visit 😊
  • Visited the Square as a part of the free guided walking tour arranged by the Kuala Lumpur Office of Tourism. Might just be the best free tour I've taken anywhere in the world. Hopefully if you take this tour you'll get Jasmin as your guide. She is Amazing and very passionate. Don't want to spill the beans about tour. Just trust me when I say you will be a bit smarter upon the conclusion.
  • You can learn about Malaysia history here. Gallery and tour guide will assist you. This is the most tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Independent day also have celebration here.
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