Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

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Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2693 7905

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    Merdeka Square & Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    by victorwkf Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Merdeka Square & Sultan Abdul Samad Building
    Well, this is the most significant place in Kuala Lumpur as far as history is concerned. During Malaysia's independence from the British, the Union Jack flag was lowered here and replaced by the Malaysia national flag. The tallest flagpole in the world at Merdeka Square marks the spot where this event took place. Another prominent landmark is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (photo on left) which I'm sure you must have seen in travel brochures, TV shows or postcards of Malaysia. Other interesting places nerarby are the Royal Selangor Club and the Masjid Jamek Mosque, the oldest in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Take a walk around DATARAN...

    by Nina-Maarit Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Take a walk around DATARAN MERDEKA, the Independence Square, where you can find the world's tallest flagpole (95 m) and some beautiful old buildings surrounging the square, e.g. the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (see the picture on the left) and the Royal Selangor Club. KL's oldest mosque, Masjid Jamek, is not far from here.

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    The starting point of any trip...

    by travelmad478 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    The starting point of any trip to KL will probably be Merdeka (Independence) Square. This square is surrounded by both modern and colonial-era buildings that offer a nice introduction to the country's past and present.
    According to our guidebook, Merdeka Square contains the world's tallest flagpole. Malaysia seems to be very fond of having the world's tallest things: the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, are also located in KL.

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    Merdeka Square > At the...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    At the southern end of Merdeka Square, Lebuh Pasar Besar runs over KL's busiest bridge, connecting the Colonial District with the commercial sector. Just north of here, on a promontory at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, stands KL's most attractive devotional building, the Jame Mosque. It's a site replete with significance, since it was here - on a section of dry land carved out from the enveloping forest - that the pioneers from Klang searching for tin in the 1850s, established a base that soon turned into a boom town. The mosque itself formed part of the second great period of expansion in KL, completed in 1909 by the British architect A.B. Hubbock, and incorporating features he had copied from Moghul mosques in North India - pink brick walls and arched colonnades, topped by oval cupolas and squat minarets. There's an intimacy at work here that isn't obvious at the much larger national mosque (which replaced the Jame as the centre of Muslim faith in KL), and the grounds, bordered by palms, are a pleasant place to sit and rest. The main entrance is on Jalan Tun Perak.

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    Merdeka Square

    by Libs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This was the Padang during the whole British colonialism thing. It's just a big green field. Well it's not really _just_ a big green field. I'm BSing this, but I saw it as sort of a symbol of Malaysian independence...this whole big British fixture which is now flanked by Malaysian flags (and palm trees) on one side and the site of the first ever Malaysian flag raising. It's also beautifully landscaped with flowers and fountains and things on either of the narrow ends which makes it just lovely. It's really pretty striking. Even if (for some reason) you weren't planning to stop there, when you go by, you'll want to.

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    Independence square

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 25, 2012

    Merdeka square is located near the old railway station, it has some beautiful colonial style architecture. Notably the white arches.

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    The ugliest fountain I've seen.

    by Askla Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    This is the Pitcherplant Fountain, just north of Merdeka Square. I think it reminds of a mammoth. Anybody else?
    Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any information about it.

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    Pitcherplant Fountain

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010

    This rather unusual fountain is located in front of the Old City Hall, to the north of Merdeka Square.

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    City from top

    by l_joo Updated Mar 26, 2005

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    This view is looking at the merdeka square and the tallest Malaysian flag. Picture taken from a high rise building somewhere in Kotaraya.

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    Merdeka Square at Night

    by Ines28 Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Also in the evening, Merdeka Square is a good place to go. The Justice Hall is covered with thousands of small light bulbs which looks fantastic.

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    Merdeka Square

    by DunaKal Written Jun 25, 2004

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    This is the place where all the national ceremonies are held,there`s a 100m tall flagpole stands at the center of the square.

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    The riverbank of Sungai Gombak and Klang

    by ukirsari Written May 15, 2004

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    Where the story about a giant capitol city named Kuala Lumpur [KL] is began. Situated at the riverbank, the confluence of Sungai Gombak and Klang. Here I took picture from Masjid Jamek, KL.

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    Merdeka Square...

    by coceng Written Nov 30, 2003

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    This is the Merdeka Square at night...
    It is situated just in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building...
    'Merdeka' means Independence...

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    The main square of Kuala...

    by shivan Updated Sep 7, 2003

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    The main square of Kuala Lumpur, called Merdeka Square (not a nice name in italian) is dominated by a large cricket field. People go there to play for free.

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  • Merdaka Square

    by yen_2 Written Jul 27, 2003

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    I know..I know..it's boaring to post Merdaka here again as I had posted many of them but please..just trying to show you the name Merdaka in that beautiful curve white walls..Isn't that nice?

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