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Merdeka Square

Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 102 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Brunei Darussalam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good place with world's tallest National Flag is apointed here. During Britishs this a cricket ground . u can see the pitch center of the ground. Surrounding with heritage buildings . it cal Datran medreka or medreka park

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Occhiobello, Italy
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Merdeka square, literally Independence Square, is an enormous lawn just in the center of KL. It has a great view of the Sultan Abdul Samad building, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, the highest flagpole in the world which holds the Malayan flag. It is a perfect place to take memorable photos. Near the square, you can find some hawkers of... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is the main landmark of historical beauty, not only for the city of Kuala Lumpur but for the country. There are art gallery and also KL library located within the vicinity, which are also worth visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

So much history and beautiful structures. Definitely worth seeing. You can get inside the building in front of merdeka square - a unesco declared heritage and get some insights about the country.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Here are the reasons to stop by: 1. Sultan Abdul Samad Building 2. KL City Gallery 3. Garden/Flagpole

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Mumbai
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Merdeka square, situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building is also known as the independence square and is a usual venue for the annual parade. Malayan flag is hoisted here. The flagpole which hold the malayan flag is highest in the world. There are a lot of beautiful and historical buildings around this square namely Royal Selangor Club,... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I must admit I was somewhat disappointed with Merdeka Square. Much of the area was closed (lots of barricades and perimeter tape) due to preparations for an upcoming 'strongman competition.' Aside from the European-style buildings and a large lawn there was not much else to do/see. The massive flagpole is impressive, though.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This area is very pretty and well landscaped, but there's really not a lot to do other than take a few snaps. The Malays are fiercely proud of their independence from British rule, and said independence is commemorated and celebrated in the Merdeka Square. It's one of those attractions that you really should see whilst in KL but be prepared... More 

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Urmia, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Merdaka Square, which also has the city gallery, or sultan abodolsamad building, is a perfect place to shoot memorable photos. this street is one of the most beautiful streets that i have ever seen!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

From a historical context, the guide books are exaggerating about this landmark, which is nothing but a place which existed as part of Malaysia's heritage. Sadly, this place has lost it's charm.

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