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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 visited the square after watching the Malaysian musical Mud, which was great fun. The square is lovely with the grass and old buildings surrounded it. I also liked the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the square after watching the Malaysian musical Mud, which was great fun. The square is lovely with the grass and old buildings surrounded it. I also liked the area with photos and information about past leaders of Malaysia since British independence. The giant flagpole and the views of the city skyline from below provided good photo opportunities. Well... More 

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Merdeka Square is highly recommended if you want to visit places that are untouched by Westernisation. It is a huge plain where you can see some traditional Malay architecture in the surrounding. You will have opportunities for some good photo shooting.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's too hot to go and take a look see between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. Also not to mention the tour buses that are parked along the streets. If you insist on going and/or playing tourist, for the love of Pete, go later in the evening or something, it's just too dang hot.

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Les Planches-pres-Arbois, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Here is the heart of old KL. The Royal Selangor Club still standing, having been built in the late 1800. I could just imagine the Polo being played and cricket and afternoon tea being served on the green. Beautiful buildings around this square, giving feel of what life would have been like in the early 1900.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing,organised,beautiful.We spent a hard time lookin for it thru foot but it was all well worth it. The buildings look european but we realised its actually muslim by lookin at the rooftop.The roads are organised unlike most parts of KL. the high flag pole is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very historic location. Big ground in the heart of the city surrounded by colonial architectural buildings. One of the buildings is Kuala Lumpur City Gallery which showcases the history of Malaysia. Merdeka square is a great location for photographs and to spend some ideal time by relaxing after long walk from Little India and Central Market.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place also the the venue of Selangor Club, the meeting place of the colonial masters who used to rule Malaysia. Now a social place for the professionals of KLites, most notably lawyers, businessman and even judges. Visit here for a piece of history and the surrounding Moorish architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This square is located in the middle of KL and is very important. It is the independence square and surrounded by many historical buildings. The flagpole is one of the tallest in the world and proudly carries the Malaysian flag high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

U will be confused because of sooo many architectural and monuments in this square. Each one worth of considering Very enjoyable

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Many old traditional Historical Building line ahead on the square; Good for photos but weather in Feb so bad; Strong sun with no tree around; Drink a lot water and put anti sun cream on b4 visit.

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