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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  • Lapangan yang lumayan luas,.Terdapat Tiang Bendera yang sangat tinggi konon tingginya mencapai 100 m  more »
  • This area is quite wide, the gardens to rodena this square, are very nice with plants and flowers regional, well-kept. To the side is a cricket field. A good place to take a walk, take photos and rest
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  • It is in old town Kuala Lumpur, close to museums, and other colonial buildings. No shade anywhere. There is though a very beautiful fountain.  more »
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  • A place with great historical significance as Malaysian independence was proclaimed and celebrated here in 1957. It is venue for yearly independence Day parade and festivities. beautiful historical buildings dot the place.
  • 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 in English is independent . 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.
  • A nice wide open space in the middle of town with a view of many of the city's most impressive landmarks. When visiting KL with young children, Merdeka Square is a good place to let them run around when they are tired of being in the stroller.
  • 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.

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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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