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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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  • KL seems to be a new city with all its skyscrapers. But this part is where everything started. Old buildings, built in 19th century, big cricket field, where Englishman played this game 100 years ago,...  more »
  • We spent an hour or so in Merdeka Square admiring the buildings and unfortunately getting caught in a torrential downpour and thunderstorm. Heading over to this area is worth it, because within a 5-15...  more »
  • There's a couple of construction workers along the area when I visited two weeks ago. Just buildings.  more »
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  • This is a one of the good spots for the photo lovers... the sky line is good... Abdul Samad building, The textiles museum, the huge flag pole, Victorian water fountain... and the KL art gallery. Though it's crowded it's definitely worth a visit. The miniature models in the art gallery is enjoyable the light and music show there is eye catching.
  • Merdeka Square is your tourist spot. To go around the area is to be enticed by its food offerings and souvenir items. Every corner is festive and guaranteed to make you buy. Like any establishment that intends to draw you to come and choose, Merdeka succeeds in the endeavor. Never leave the Square without something to remember it by.
  • Merdeka in English is freedom. Malaysian freedom first ceremony held in this square ,a lot of British era building located at surrounding areas, Selangor club, sultan Abdul samad building, KL city gallery. Beautiful location for photography especially at night looks awesome. There is a underground market where tourist can buy souvenirs and many more things, variety of different food is available there also ,over all an excellent place for visitors and families. Every year in August national day celebrations take place in this square.
  • This place is photographer's paradise, just 15 - 20 minutes enough in this place to spend, old British buildings are there. This is the place were first Malaysian flag hoisted after their independence sometime in August 1957. Usually independence parade will happen here.
  • Wonderful place for clicking some photos. The historical buildings around this place comes good as background photos. The I ❤KL iconic photospot is here near the art gallery

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A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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