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Merdeka Square

4.4/51,211 Reviews
Square
Monday-Sunday 9:00-3:00
Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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About Merdeka Square

Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is one of Kuala Lumpur's historically and politcally significant landmarks. This is where the Malaysian flag was first raised to symbolize independence from British Rule. Currently, a very tall flagpole stands at the southern end of the square. Portraits of the present prime minister and past prime ministers of Malaysia sit beneath the flagpole. The buildings encircling Merdeka Square are rich and diverse in style and architecture. They include everything from British Tudor-style buildings to Islamic architecture, guildhouses, and distant skyscrapers. Each of these buildings tells part of the story of Malaysia's colonial history.

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  • yun0630
    5.0

    Located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, the Independent Square is simple and symbolic. It symbolizes the indomitable spirit of Malays who are afraid of power and strive for freedom and democracy. It is very memorable.

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  • E40****07
    4.0

    A good gathering place for both the young and old. Well surrounded with beautiful and historical buildings.

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  • E70****48
    4.0

    This is the place where Malaysia got their independence. Worth a visit !

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  • 77****592
    4.0

    Worth seeing. Beautiful buildings with exotic characterisitics.

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  • 爱好和平
    5.0

    Independence Square is very close to Chinatown. It's only a few minutes'walk from Chinatown to Independence Square. There are portraits of several leaders in Malaysia on Independence Square. There is a big grassland with a high flagpole. Independence Square should have many stories. But I am free. I don't know these stories. When I went to Independence Square, there were several tour groups, but they were far away. They couldn't hear what the tour guide said, as if they didn't speak Mandarin or English. A place worth visiting. There are many unique buildings around the square, a little European and American style.

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  • singingasong
    5.0

    One of Kuala Lumpur's must-see attractions, check-in places. It must have a different flavor. Tourists from all walks of life take various kinds of photographs. Historical buildings. It wasn't open when we went, but the staff were there. There are also many scenic spots around. Just walk. Not far from the other side is the National Mosque. It's very big and the people inside are very nice. I'm embarrassed.

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  • 远行-遇见你
    5.0

    The Independent Square (Dataran Merdeka) is situated opposite the Adu Shamo Building in Sudan. It covers an area of about 8.2 hectares. It is a grassy square, which is of great historical value. On August 31, 1957, the Malaysian flag began to fly here, symbolizing independence from British rule, and now stands at a 100-foot flagpole to commemorate this historic moment. On the other side of the square, there is a relaxing rest place for other travelers, standing alongside the flowing fountain with a row of colonnades and a sea of flowers composed of centenarians and marigold. Plaza Putra under the square is an underground street that integrates food, rest and entertainment.

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  • 陈之豪
    5.0

    The location of Independence Square is still very easy to find. It's only 10 minutes'walk from the subway station. But Kuala Lumpur has a lot of Indians and motorcycles, and motorcycles drive very fast, so be careful. Independence Square is the size of several football fields. The national flag flutters in the wind and the colorful state flags around it flutter in the wind. Next to the square is a row of red and white two-storey buildings. It is said that this is the Palace Club. Independence Square is the place where the National Day is celebrated every year. Every year Malaysian National Day is held here for a celebration parade. Because the Independence Square is very open, it feels very sunny to go there at noon. It is also surrounded by some famous buildings in Kuala Lumpur. You can take a look at them. But there are no shops around, no Chinese, basically Indians, always looking at you, a little scared.

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  • 石门山
    5.0

    Malaysia Independence Square is the smallest national square in the world, but its flagpole is the highest one in the world. This country declared its independence to the whole world in 1957. The square is surrounded by many ancient buildings left by British colonial rule, as well as the National Urban Planning Museum. Come to Kuala Lumpur for a visit. It's a place worth remembering!

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  • Alistair
    5.0

    In fact, Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Royal Selangor Club are closely related to each other. Merdeka Square, formerly known as Selangor Club Padang, is a cricket stadium in front of the Adu Shamo Building in Sudan. At midnight on August 31, 1957, with the approval of the British colonial government, Malaysia (then known as the United States of Malaya) officially broke away from British rule. The British flag was lowered here and the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time. To commemorate this historic moment, the flag-raising site now stands a 100-foot (95-meter) high flagpole, which has become one of the highest in the world.

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