Merdeka Square is easily the best-known landmark in all of Kuala Lumpur.
An open field of well-manicured grass, the land is speared by one of the world’s tallest flagpoles (95m) that proudly displays Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian flag). In 1957, Malaysian independence was declared at this very site. It is surrounded by heritage buildings including St. Mary’s Church, which is one of the oldest Anglican churches in all of Malaysia.
Despite the passage of time, evidence of the British empire still abounds in this area. Set directly in front of the former State Secretariat’s building or the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, this field was once called Padang and held the Selangor club cricket pitch.Places nearby:
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur: The Journey of Water from Land to Sea 2 km / 1 mi
Batu Cave Kuala Lumpur: Three Massive Caves that are Home to the Hindu Festival Thaipusam 6 km / 3 mi
Things to do in Damansara Perdana, Malaysia 10 km / 6 mi
Alamanda Putrajaya Malaysia's Finest Shopping Mall 23 km / 14 mi
Jonker Walk Night Market: Ideal for Food and Souvenirs 122 km / 76 mi