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Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal...
This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian nationalism.
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We spent a couple of wandering around the Merdeka Square Area. Don't miss the KL Gallery City show which is good value at 5 Malaysian Ringgit. The Textiles Museum is worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of wandering around the Merdeka Square Area. Don't miss the KL Gallery City show which is good value at 5 Malaysian Ringgit. The Textiles Museum is worth a visit too.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A good open space surrounded by some beautiful buildings - the Sultan Abdul Samad building is pretty nice. There is a huge flag (one of the highest in the world), which is difficult to miss, and a Victorian era fountain which isn't very prominent. It can get really hot since there are no trees, so avoid during 11-5. The KL... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's a kinda big green square with a few fountains and with a huge Malaysian flag. There are beautiful buildings around it, so it worth a visit to take pictures!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you come to kuala lampur , you most there so many beatiful buildings, love the park, everything just amazing how beautiful it's

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I would totally recommend this place as it's a mix of old architecture meets new. There is a huge green that you sit on and take the views in around you. There was the art gallery here too and possibly a museum, but we only visited to admire the architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It is lovely to see that these architecturally interesting buildings have been preserved around the grassy square. The cathedral is the size of a British village church, well maintained with immaculately polished brasses. The sports club is a mock Tudor building overlooking a cricket pitch. The textile museum is worth a visit and is free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's nice to get somewhere open and distant from the streets and buildings...HOWEVER, weather dictates you may not be able to stay there for so long. In Februrary it was wonderful to be there in the evening and admire the Sultan Abdul Samad building opposite. And of course you cannot ignore the 100m flagpole !

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

my advice? dont go to merdeka square at 11.00 until 14.00 (2 pm). its totally hot.. no trees here.. visiting at 3 pm until 6 pm is more comfortable option. you can walk from here to petaling street, art market, and masjid jamek or GoKL bus if to lazy to walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

The square was a very important area during the British rule. There's some fine buildings in this historic part of the city. Well worth a visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There is just the histrory of this square and nothing else. You could take the photo with flags and the building...

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