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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  • When open, the square is wonderful to visit but please note that at the moment (Jan 2019), all but a very small part of Merdeka Square is closed for construction so definitely not worth a special visi...  more »
  • An open ground with flagstaff and many iconic buildings all around. A great selfie point. At night even better with all the lighting. An iconic place of KL  more »
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