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Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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+60 3-2698 3333
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This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal...

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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Independence Square

This place has historical importance as Independence was declared here. It has old British buildings and Club. Very well maintained with a cricket ground in the middle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rourkela, India
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Rourkela, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has historical importance as Independence was declared here. It has old British buildings and Club. Very well maintained with a cricket ground in the middle.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just to look around at the flag pole, Sultan Abdul Samad building and the Royal Selangor Club. Textile museum is near bye.

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Malacca, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is nice to see that the Square is well maintained despite being in the heart of the city. The Square is surrounded by old historical landmarks. It is great to just stroll around the open field when the weather is not too hot.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since this place is considered to be the city's major landmark, most tourists converge here. Old and historic buildings are in the vicinity with the Sultan Abdul Samad building and the Royal Selangor Club situated here. Good place to get some insight of the history of Malaysia. Also has one of the world's tallest flag poles.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice green space in the middle of the city and has some interesting buildings, not least St. Mary's Cathedral and the old club building. However there is an awful lot of building work going on on the perimeter, which is noisy and detracts slightly from the area. It's worth a visit but will be even better when... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merdekan square is a nice grass covered square with a huge flagpole, which is surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings (some of them museums). Don't forget to visit the Visitor Centre to check out the miniature version of KL. The area is a good starting point to visit Chinatown on foot, everything is relatively close.

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is close to the Kuala Lumpur city gallery and offers a nice view of the Sultan Abdul Samar building.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically this is a rectangle of grass, with a square at one end with a hige 100 metre flag pole. To me it wasnt that interesting at all .I didnt see any historical notes anywhere or any explanation about the history. The place was quite busy but not too bad and a lot of the fountain/ water features were switched... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was incredibly hot and I found a spot by the water fountain and read my book for an hour or so in the shade!! Lovely environment and a nice place for photos! Quite touristy at times though

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur old colonial buildings from the Square. A must-visit place for all travelers.

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