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“Great place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 102 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Kottayam, India
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Independence”
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

Visited January 2014
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Zhanjiang, China
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“Great Heritage Buildings”
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 explains the whole area's history.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“good location, noisy”
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.

Visited December 2013
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British Columbia, Canada
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“Colonial heritage and historical significance”
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.

Visited July 2013
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