"Indipendence square" Merdeka Square Tip by xaver

Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur: 80 reviews and 141 photos

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While Kuala Lumpur is full of modernity, the city has not disregarded its past. Infact, some of the most brilliant sights of the town are embedded in history. Indeed, one of the most picturesque spots in the city also happens to be the most historically significant: Merdeka Square.
The elitist Royal Selangor Club (it only allowed whites) was party central during the early days of British colonialism. Booze and cricket were the main attractions. All that changed in 1957, when the British flag came down and the Malayan flag went up. The area became known as Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) and hosts the festive National Day celebration each year.

Address: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Directions: located in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Phone: +603 2693 7905
Website: http://kuala-lumpur.attractionsinmalaysia.com/Merdeka-Square.php

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2006
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