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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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  • Visit shortly after sunset. Located across the road in a beautiful building reminiscent of the relic of the British colonial era. I have heard doing occasional events. When I arrived, no nothing, and staff. That material had been placed, however, to prepare for the event of a lost landscape.
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  • This large space has some nice buildings and a club green occupies most of it. But the grass was rather scraggy. There is also a large flag pole to see....  more »
  • Merdeka square was very nice place. It has a huge green area there which is really nice especially if the sun is shining. There are a lot of museums around it and you can also find Sultan Abdul Samad ...  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 👍😎