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This is where the national flag flies proudly since the day it replaced the Union Jack. Around the square are gardens. There were some stalls selling their wares and a band was playing music while we were there. Around the square are many tourist attractions....More
Metdeka Square or in simple words also called Independence Square is one of landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Place has historical value for Malaysians. There are many landmarks around this place like Sultan Abdul Samad Building and many museums and mosques. There is flags aree and...More
One of the best places to visit and explore the various museums, architectural styles, British heritage, including an Anglican church plus the flexibility for you to hop on , hop off tour buses. Tourist office is located here. Currently (October) undergroing major upgrading.
Merdeka Square, which translates into Independence Square was the place where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time 1957. The square has a 95-metre flagpole, one of the tallest in the world on the other side of Sultan...More
Known as Independence Square of Malaysia, the place is quiet and nice. I visited this at night time. Good place to spend some time here. Some historical facts are written around. You can also find the "I Love KL" sign here where you can take...More
Seems underwhelming when you first see it doesn’t seem to have any structure to square and doesn’t link into the surrounding area.
Clearly it has significance to the Malaysian people being the place that independence was sort but to an overseas person rather disappointing.
Merdeka Square is also known as Independence Square.
The square is opposite the Abdul Samad Building. Originally this was the playing field for the Royal Selangor Club.
The square has the world's tallest flagpole. The Malaysian flag flies proudly on top of it. This is...More
This was the site where Independence was rung in for Malaysia. A huge (94 meter) flagpole where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian flag was raised. One a polo ground, Right across from the Sultan Abdul Salad Building.
Response from MichaelLee60 | Reviewed this property |
I am a resident of KL. Yes, there are many half day and full day tour you can organize with the hotel which will also pick you from hotel. Some of the places you can move around on your own are as below all in the same area... More
I am a resident of KL. Yes, there are many half day and full day tour you can organize with the hotel which will also pick you from hotel. Some of the places you can move around on your own are as below all in the same area but you need a little of walking
and the heat and humidity can be quite testing but its all part of tropical travel.
You can make a loop of these places on your own in your own pace and they are in the same locations just few hundred metres of each others.
Merdeka monument, Lake Garden, Butterfly Farm, Deer sanctuary, Bird Park (probably the biggest in the region with netted ara where birds flies freely - must visit).
If you are staying in downtown KL, this place is just a few Ringgit from your hotel and get the hotel to arrange a taxi which charges by metre. Alternatively, if budget is not an issue, the preferred way would be to hire a chauffer driven care from the hotel to zip you around for a day which probably cost you a few hundred Ringgit, cost of a day's hotel stay.
Response from Suratrichard | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the tours but it's a good part of KL to visit independently. Many attractions are bases around the square including the City Gallery with an amazing model of KL, the cathedral of St Mary, the Sultan Abdul... More
I'm not sure about the tours but it's a good part of KL to visit independently. Many attractions are bases around the square including the City Gallery with an amazing model of KL, the cathedral of St Mary, the Sultan Abdul Samed building and apparently the tallest flagpole in the world! Some of the buildings are architecturally superb and one of them houses the national textile museum( if you visit there, we don't recommend the cafe in the museum!)
I would avoid going around mid day due to the heat and if you are using one of the hop on hop off buses, it will stop at Merkeka Square.
I can't include a website in my answer but there is a good one of Kuala Lumpur attractions.