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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  • This is a beautiful square. We got here near sunset and took beautiful photos, but to return you must use an internet taxi because a taxi does not pass through here and there is no cafe around the...  more »
  • Did you know that back in the times of British colonialism this square was a cricket pitch? That’s why there’s still grass on it. It also contains the tallest flag in the world! If you, like me, are.....  more »
  • historical place. architexture dan beautifu place for alone dan with family.
  • Independence Square where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag went up for the first time on 31 August 1957.

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