Merdeka Square >
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.
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.
Merdeka square is located near the old railway station, it has some beautiful colonial style architecture. Notably the white arches.
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.
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.
This is the place where all the national ceremonies are held,there`s a 100m tall flagpole stands at the center of the square.
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.
Or Kuala Lumpur Memorial Library, also admission free. It was one of the colonial administration office.
This is the Merdeka Square at night...
It is situated just in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building...
'Merdeka' means Independence...
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.
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?
This is where the flag of Malaysia first lift up on 31 August, 1957 when Malaya declared independence. The flagport is one of the highest in the world.
A happening area of Malaysia. Lots of great events happened here since even before the indepence of Malaysia.
When at the Merdeka (Independence) square, besides the Sultan Abdul Amad building and the cricket club, check out the world's talles flagpole at over 100 feet high.
The tallest flag-pole in the world
This flag-pole flies the Malaysian flag and is the tallest in the world !