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Merdeka Square

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #26 of 108 attractions in Kuala Lumpur
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Dataran Merdeka is the place of proclamation of Malaysia's independence and all around it are buildings of cultural-historical significance - the majestic Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad , the Moorish-inspired Muzium Tekstil Negara and Panggung Bandaraya, the modern KL Gallery, Library, Royal Selangor Club and St. Mary's Anglican Cathedral. Right in the heart of the square is the very tall flag... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Merdeka (Independence) Square was one of our stops on the KL Hop-on Hop-Off Bus day tour. It was a few days before Merdeka Day so there was a lot of thing going on in the area. It's an open area so it can be very hot around noon time. You won't miss the colonial-style building with a copper dome and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I caught the train to Masjid Jamek, not realising there were so many places/buildings in close proximity. Thel architecture of the many museums and buildings is beautiful and shows the historical face of Kuala Lumpur. The museums I went into were free and very interesting- a great way to spend a few hours - the City Gallery, Textile Museum, Music... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Certainly worth an afternoon visit. Lots of old buildings to look at. Various museums around the square. Good area to congregate and people watch. Fairly central so you can get to a few other places once you have done the square. Well worth a visit if you are interested in a bit of history.

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Kottayam, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The independence monument of KL. An area which represents the historical KL within the modern KL. Just behind the Central Market..Merdeka square has got one of the highest flag poles in the world

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Zhanjiang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Merdeka Square is definitely worth a visit especially if you are interested in the History of the area. The square itself is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings and in the centre of the square is the giant flagpole where the Malaysian flag was raised when it received independence. The City Gallery in the square is a must visit as it... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

the disco located at the ground floor of the hotel was terribly noisy. We heard the music and felt vibrations in the room located at 3rd floor until very late.

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British Columbia, Canada
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The beautiful buildings are a throw back to colonial times and the square is the location of where the flag of independence was first raised. The KL City Gallery is nearby and is worth a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

You can go to Merdeka square but unless you are hitting up one of the few attractions near by there's nothing to see at the square itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

You can check historical buildings that depicted UK's and Islamic architectural style. I prefer to get here in the afternoon, the weather was warm and nice.

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