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Merdeka Square

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #26 of 115 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Urmia, Iran
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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206 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
222 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Located in front of the Selangor Club, this is also known as Independence Square or Dataran Merdeka. This is a historical square where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian Flag was raised for the first time on August 31st 1957. The Courthouses or Sultan Abdul Samad building lie across the road. There is a tall flagpost here flying... More

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Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The place where the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time commemorating their independence under the British Colonization. Its always makes sense to know a brief history of one place before delving into its tourist attractions. The tallest flagpole is definitely a must see! This is a one stop place for several photo ops along with the other significant... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There isn't much to see. The flagpole (we had gone just the day after the independecne celebrations) and the buidling, along woth the DATARAN MERDEKA pavilion with a replica of the independence memorial

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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140 reviews 140 reviews
94 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Malaysia was born here! There is a lot of history around this area of grass and you can easily spend several hours in the area. Stop 17 on the hop on -hop off bus. There are some amazing old buildings around the square and it's a good place to see the contrast between the old and the new. You can't... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is a nighttime folk show at MUD, a couple of interesting historic buildings, a small park, and the Archway center with the photographic red I LOVE KL entry. Best part was that under an adjacent building there was an Italian restaurant where I ate a good spaghetti Bolognese.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The place is wonderful and totally different from the rest as it's the colonial town, the historical place of KL. Britannic influence, beautiful architecture, a lot of Museums! Bonus: ask for a free guided Tour at the Kuala Lumpur City gallery!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A must see while in KL. it has amazing architecture and lighting as well as the colours. Have seen several times and allways feels awesome.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am a traveler from Surabaya, Indonesia, I went to this place about a year ago in 2013 with my friends, we stay in bukitbintang and in the afternoon we walked up the road to this area, sunny weather at the moment, we capture the moment. Merdeka square grass looks nice view, from a seat here also we can see... More

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