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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  • Makes a nice walk regardless of whether its with your family or as a couple. You will be able to get some of the beautiful downtown sights and would probably achieve more on foot than on a car as the....  more »
  • Beautiful, clean , relaxing place in busy KL city. Good to relax and sightseeing. Beautiful architecture!  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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