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Merdeka Square

Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #25 of 110 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & 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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Otley West Yorkshire
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257 reviews 257 reviews
151 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW 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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Ljubljana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was actually quite fond of this vast expanse of free space in the middle of bustling Kuala Lumpur. It's devoid of too many people, peaceful and green. Very pleasant for your eyes to ease off too many visual stimuli.

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just a square like you would see in any other city. Nice thing is that it's really quiet and just in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the square as part of a walk through the area and to see an important part of the city. The square is surrounded by some great architecture and provides some good photo opportunities.

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Thurrock, Essex
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the square on a Sunday, it was very quiet and they had cordoned off part of it for some works. Make sure you walk around the entire square as if not you may miss some other great sights

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went here twice night and day, if you asked why. Just a simple answer: it has beautiful look both day and night time, simply classic and british style. Also very lovely photo spot. If you are in KL should visit this place. Dont forget to take a pic at I LOVE KL sign, samad building and at the church..... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We walked around Merdeka Square on our way to the KL City Gallery. Whilst there is not much to do in the square itself, the surrounding architecture and history is lovely to look at. It is easily accessible by public transport, and very pretty at night.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For the visitors to KL this is a place to sit back,relax, enjoy the greenery and reflects the by-gone era of Colonial time. Surrounded by the cricket green lawns, water fountains, garden, the historical Royal Selangor Club for the social elites, 95 meters high flag pole, City Gallery and the views of the characteristic landmarks: Sultan Abdul Samad government building... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice to sit on steps and look out over park and buildings. The city gallery (by the I Love KL sign) gives information on the buildings so it was nice to visit there first.

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