Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Masjid Jamek • 5 min walk
  • Bandaraya • 9 min walk
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,225 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Merdeka Square
    Merdeka Square used to be the main area for all offices and government. Tourist Centre, old museums with historical sculptures and drawings, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, The big square with huge flag. Few minutes walk leads to The river of life and Jamek Mosque. Don’t forget to take picture near I ❤️ KL.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice colonial Square
    Merdeka Square is a large colonial square in Kuala Lumpur. I suppose that at another time of the year, it must be very beautiful, but on the day we went, all the grass and plants were dry. They were also doing construction work on some of the buildings nearby.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary11,898 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History of Malaysia
    Square and Sultan’s building on one spot. Two monuments of British colonial time and new Malaysian history. Many visitors and chance to connect it with visiting China 🇨🇳 town in few minutes walk 🚶
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Independence Day 1957
    This was our second visit to Independence Square, a historic area where the Union Jack was lowered and replaced by the Malaysian flag at midnight on 31st August, 1957 and now the venue for the annua Independence Parade. The flagpole rises to a height of 95m and the Square is surrounded by various historic buildings. Still vestiges of the British presence with the Royal Selangor Club and the Victoria Fountain.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
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jebuc
Wombourne, UK408 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Worth a visit. Walking distance from China town and Central Market.
Large grass area , surrounded by historic buildings.
Not busy during the day.
Written 14 April 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was our second visit to Independence Square, a historic area where the Union Jack was lowered and replaced by the Malaysian flag at midnight on 31st August, 1957 and now the venue for the annua Independence Parade. The flagpole rises to a height of 95m and the Square is surrounded by various historic buildings. Still vestiges of the British presence with the Royal Selangor Club and the Victoria Fountain.
Written 2 April 2024
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Suered
Nottingham, UK120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Stopped on a trip - quiet in the day but gets busy at night and weekends / special days. used as a gathering place for special occasions.
Written 31 March 2024
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Kavin V
Namakkal, India81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This place is the only place left to see for the example of British rule in Malaysia. It was the headquarters during the British raj in Malaysia.
Written 13 March 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This isn't quite as good as we thought. Really it's just a cricket pitch with a large flag. The building on the left though is amazingly beautiful. So it's well worth visiting the square for that
Written 29 February 2024
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary11,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Square and Sultan’s building on one spot. Two monuments of British colonial time and new Malaysian history. Many visitors and chance to connect it with visiting China 🇨🇳 town in few minutes walk 🚶
Written 12 February 2024
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Atycoon
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really nice place, good place to take pictures etc, not very crowded. Great view of liberary and some old buildings. KL city gallery is just walking distance
Written 12 February 2024
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karenpammy2016
San Francisco, CA1,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice to stop here to see where the annual National Day dedication is held annually. Views of the domes from the Colonial Sultan Abdul Sanad with views of the newly built Merkeda 118 skyscraper in back can be seen-- quite a tall building that stands out. In additon, you can view the site where cricket was played-- Royal Selangor Club. A nice place to take a break.
Written 16 December 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Merdeka Square is a large colonial square in Kuala Lumpur. I suppose that at another time of the year, it must be very beautiful, but on the day we went, all the grass and plants were dry. They were also doing construction work on some of the buildings nearby.
Written 19 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Merdeka Square used to be the main area for all offices and government. Tourist Centre, old museums with historical sculptures and drawings, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, The big square with huge flag. Few minutes walk leads to The river of life and Jamek Mosque. Don’t forget to take picture near I ❤️ KL.
Written 27 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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