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This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian nationalism.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An open ground with flagstaff and many iconic buildings all around. A great selfie point. At night even better with all the lighting. An iconic place of KL

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G2designin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kausarwali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamanews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank patwardhan_shankar
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 15 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Malaysian Independence place where in 1957 it became free from Union Kingdom and one flagpole is still there where first Independent Malaysian flag was unfurled.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pradeep A
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ching C
13 May 2015|
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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
21 February 2015|
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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