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 Merdeka Square [(Dataran Merdeka), meaning Independence Square], in Kuala Lumpur is the place where the Malaysian flag has been raised for the first time on the Independence Day (31 August 1957.....  more »
  • We went to Merdeka square and walked around taking pictures. We saw St Mary's Cathedral, The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, River of Life, The Merdeka Square Flapole, I Love KL Sign all are within...  more »

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