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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  • The first was a wider square were profiting from the resort at the turn to narrow lots of people one tour guide you around the buildings all look cool is a good spot of the photo shoot to be an hour, staying to the right-I think the representative of Kuala Lumpur tourist attractions are
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  • Merdeka square in downtown kuala lumpur, taman merdeka if in indonesia called the square .... hehe
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  • In Merdeka square you will find one of the biggest flagpole in the world. At least it worth to come to take picture here and take a rest and sitting under the tree. In here also close he spot "I love ...  more »
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  • Awesome historic place. I visit there on 25-Dec-2017.. this is my 2ND visit over there... usually this place is too crowded during holiday and Sunday's... surprisingly, the road was closed due to construction work at square... not much people and we took photos just stand in middle of the road.. Old building still strong.. !!!
  • Beautiful sight of the city and of an ancient-style palace (don't know if it's actually ancient or not). The square is one of the most beautiful in the city and you can find bars and restaurants nearby. It is served by public transport and easy to reach from the centre of the town (Petronas Towers). It deserves a visit!
  • If only the weather is good and the breeze is endless. The only fun time I'd experienced there was when people flocked there for Pokemon. You can really see everyone chasing from one end of the field to the other. That was fun.
  • Must visit. Famous government buildings are located over here. National monuments of KL. Further you have textile museum as well as other museums in same vicinity (Entry is free for most of them). This is a must visit place in KL. You also have one of the world's largest flag over here.
  • A great view at night. The place is a historical place. This place is related too many history of Malaysia. Every year a great ceremony held on the day of Malaysian Independence day. The place is always crowded with visitors from different countries. There are too many functions take place all over the year. There is also the some pictures of Malaysian history and presidents from the very first of Malaysia.

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