Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur: Hours, Address, Merdeka Square Reviews: 4/5

Merdeka Square
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian nationalism.
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The area
How to get there
  • Masjid Jamek • 5 min walk
  • Pasar Seni • 8 min walk
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
beautiful squsquare
Oct 2020
This is a beautiful square. We got here near sunset and took beautiful photos, but to return you must use an internet taxi because a taxi does not pass through here and there is no cafe around the square. You have to go a long way to reach the cafe and rest. There are only a few private clubs that you must be a member of in order to use them!
Written 13 September 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy331 contributions
Malaysian history
Aug 2021
Did you know that back in the times of British colonialism this square was a cricket pitch? That’s why there’s still grass on it. It also contains the tallest flag in the world! If you, like me, are a big enthusiast of Asian history… you will feel a shiver running through your back!
Written 20 August 2021
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Anastasia (@monk3yseendo)
Malaysia1,363 contributions
A Beautiful and Relaxing Walk
Jun 2020
Makes a nice walk regardless of whether its with your family or as a couple. You will be able to get some of the beautiful downtown sights and would probably achieve more on foot than on a car as the attractions re within walking distance of each other.

However, do note that it is mainly outdoor with nor much shelter therefore, it can get quite hot and probably not recommended on a gloomy day.

Our full review with more photos are on Instagram (@monk3yseendo)
Written 3 May 2021
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Samud Gunasekera
Colombo, Sri Lanka149 contributions
Beauty in Busy KL city
Nov 2020 • Family
Beautiful, clean , relaxing place in busy KL city. Good to relax and sightseeing. Beautiful architecture!
Written 2 May 2021
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Ainil I
Shah Alam242 contributions
Malaysians Used To Celebrate Independence Day Here
Jan 2021 • Family
Merdeka Square is the place where malaysians gather every year on 31st August to celebrate our independence day. Our Malaysian First Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj photo proudly displayed here by the national flag pole . Do observe the beautiful colonial and historic building surrounding this merdeka square namely Sultan Abdul Samad Building, clock tower, KL City Gallery and Royal Selangor Club. Then stroll along the river of life until you reach its meeting point (near Agro Bank). Take photo with background of river and masjid Jamek ( one of oldest mosque in KL).
Written 5 January 2021
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
Overrated Tourist Activity
Nov 2019
This is one place that is a total waste of time. There is no special feature and not even any form of shopping. And I am just amazed at why the tour groups still take tourists there - probably it is free.

There are a lot more other better things to do in KL than to go look at some colonial court house, a cricket field with a huge flag pole in it.
Written 15 September 2020
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Alok Nahata
Alor Setar, Malaysia6,189 contributions
Beautiful Place
Jun 2020
While driving around to my destination, happened to pass by Dataran Merdeka and stopped for while. It turned out to be a very nice place. The square has magnificent old colonial buildings which are very beautiful. Whole area is very nicely maintained and it is historically important too. Good for some nice photographs.
Written 17 July 2020
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konstantinosd965
Athens, Greece2,707 contributions
The Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a nice historical tourist attraction in the Capital
Feb 2020
The Merdeka Square [(Dataran Merdeka), meaning Independence Square], in Kuala Lumpur is the place where the Malaysian flag has been raised for the first time on the Independence Day (31 August 1957) from the British and remains there until now, this square was former cricket green (Selangor Club) and is easy accessible by LRT train (Station Masjid Jamek) and has a lot of attractions around (in walking distance).
I was amazing by the very high flagpole (about 100 meters high,12th in the world) and the giant Malaysian flag, by the historical background of the Merdeka Square, by the very important colonial buildings around the square [(e.g. Sultan AbduI Samad Building), Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary’s Cathedral, etc.] and I consider Merdeka Square as an important historical sightseeing of the country (worth visiting).
Written 4 May 2020
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baghdadlian
Montreal, Canada3,280 contributions
Excellent Place
Feb 2020
We went to Merdeka square and walked around taking pictures. We saw St Mary's Cathedral, The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, River of Life, The Merdeka Square Flapole, I Love KL Sign all are within walking distance from each other ...Enjoyed Ourselves
Written 27 March 2020
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treeclimber
Garstang, UK215 contributions
A slice of KL history
Feb 2020
One of the must visits whilst in KL but a little underwhelming .
Old buildings surround the square but dont expect anything medieval as KL is a relatively new city .
Spotlessly clean and plenty of information boards to explain its history .
Written 25 March 2020
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Merdeka Square is open:
  • Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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