"Independence Square" Merdeka Square Tip by Willettsworld

Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur: 80 reviews and 141 photos


The Merdeka Square, previously known as the Selangor Club Padang (which is located on its western side) was built by the British in 1884. The field was a popular venue for social activities and occasionally used for the game of cricket. A 100 meter-high flagpole marks the spot where the Malayan Flag was hoisted on August 31, 1957 signifying the independence of the country from British rule. Indeed the word "merdeka" is Malay for "independence." At the opposite end of the square is an inviting spot where you can relax amid soothing rushing waters of fountains and elegant colonnades.

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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