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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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  • The most visited historical place in KL. The Textile museum, library and other building, being refurbished inside bring the insight into the local culture. 
  • In my opinion, the central square of the city, a tribute to the English contribution to the development of a baby at this time. Very beautiful buildings, which have been used and currently (museums, theatre, library, etc), while preserving the architecture of the colonial age. Size-contrast neboskrebnogo KLCC, where rests the eye on the British-created artwork in a Moorish-style lace architecture. Well done to the city that kept it all, including a large grassy field for cricket, which now carry out various significant city events. And Yes, the independence is proclaimed the independence of Malaysia 8/31/1957 from British domination. Here is one of the biggest state flag flagpole country, about 100 metres away.
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  • The place is enough to stroll and visit once, several interesting sites of the city. That Yes, if the day is hot, there is little shade for shelter. But it is worth your visit.
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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 👍😎