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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  • Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Merdeka Square is one of the places to visit. The light up at night is very fantastic and I feel very relaxed. Because the carp is also kept by the side of the river, it is lit up in light up and is very beautiful!
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  • It is the place which declared independence from Britain in 1957. There were a lot of historic buildings in the British colonial period around the Independence Square, but the square itself was a place with a large national flag, and there was no water fountain beside it.
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