Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is one of Kuala Lumpur's historically and politcally significant landmarks. This is where the Malaysian flag was first raised to symbolize independence from British Rule. Currently, a very tall flagpole stands at the southern end of the square. Portraits of the present prime minister and past prime ministers of Malaysia sit beneath the flagpole. The buildings encircling Merdeka Square are rich and diverse in style and architecture. They include everything from British Tudor-style buildings to Islamic architecture, guildhouses, and distant skyscrapers. Each of these buildings tells part of the story of Malaysia's colonial history.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
St. Mary's Cathedral
"Churches and Cathedrals"
Old Town White Coffee Central Market
"Southeast Asian""Afternoon Tea"
Hotel Zamburger Masjid India Kuala Lumpur
Big M Hotel
Merdeka Square is KL’s best known landmark. Also called Dataran Merdeka, situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Merdeka Square is more than a giant field with green fields, sorrounded with iconic buildings and a centrepiece of the tallest flagpole in the world 95m proudly displaying the Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian flag). 🇲🇾
Merdeka Square is a nice place to spend your afternoon evenings. You will be able to get some magnificent downtown sightseeing done here. I would suggest walking on foot rather than driving a car because all the attractions are within close proximity. Enjoy the city’s beautiful scenery as well as the colonial buildings. There’s a lot of fun activities to do on a weekend such as renting a scooter and buying some souvenirs. I mentioned weekends because the vendors only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has witnessed the country's struggles over the past century. The National Day ceremony is held here every year. National independence is considered the most glorious moment of Malaysian history. People proudly look up to the national flag here as the sun rises.
Merdeka Square is one of the famous attractions in Malaysia. The buildings around it also added the spice of the attraction since they were made amazingly. According to our guide, it is the best known landmark in Malaysia, and I just could not agree more because of the structures surrounding it. I must say that it is indeed a place you need to visit in Malaysia.