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  • Address: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hours: Open daily

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Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

Impeccable Merdaka Square - or Dataran Merdeka - was a cricket ground in colonial times. The cricket ground was overlooked by the Royal Selangor Club which housed a club for the colonial rulers. When independence for Malaysia was declared, it was here that the Union Jack flag was lowered and the Malay flag was first raised. The flag still flies on a massive flagpole on the edge of the square.

The square is surrounded by historic buildings, the most majestic of which is the Sultan Abdul Samad building which housed the British administration and now houses the Ministry for Heritage, Culture and the Arts. The Moorish style building is dominated by a tall clock tower nicknamed "Big Ben."

The square is now the focus of many of the city’s celebrations and the Independence Day festival is held here on August 31st.

Practical Info

Merdaka Square is easily reached by catching the train to Masjid Jamek and walking a short distance across the river.

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Full-Day Mah Meri Cultural Village Experience, Kuala Lumpur, null
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Full-Day Mah Meri Cultural Village Experience

Mah Meri Cultural Village, also known as the village of the Mask Man of Malaysia. An up-close personal experience with the Mah Meri indigenous tribe, they are ...  Read more

Location: Klang, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.50
Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, ... 
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Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Batu Caves

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Admission to the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Skybridge is included on this private tour of Kuala Lumpur. Visit other places of interest ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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This 4-hour guided tour of Kuala Lumpur gives you the opportunity to see the major landmarks and monuments of the Malaysian capital. Visit the Petronas Twin ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $12.50
Night Tour with Admission to Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Cultural Dance Performance, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Night Tour with Admission to Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Cultural Dance Performance

This 4-hour Kuala Lumpur tour includes the dazzling Petronas Twin Towers after dark. See the city from the Skybridge and Observation Deck, explore Chinatown's ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
3-Hour Kuala Lumpur City Tour by Bike, Kuala Lumpur, Night Tours
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3-Hour Kuala Lumpur City Tour by Bike

Hop on a bike and follow your private guide on a bike tour that will offer you the best of Kuala Lumpur. Bike like a local and find out more about this ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.67
Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including Buffet Dinner, Kuala Lumpur, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including Buffet Dinner

Spend your evening browsing at Central Market and Petaling Street, a shopper’s heaven for souvenirs, jewelry, clothes and get the opportunity to savour some ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Half-Day Tour: The Best of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Night Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour: The Best of Kuala Lumpur

See the best of Kuala Lumpur with a local and take in the multicultural vibes of the city. Visit iconic stops, check out hidden gems and taste delicious food ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.67
Private Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Cultural Tour Including Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Cultural Tour Including Petronas Twin Towers

Skip the long line and enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur city from the top of Petronas Twin Towers building. Explore Kuala Lumpur city notable ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00
Private Full-Day Tour of Kuala Lumpur City and the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Tour of Kuala Lumpur City and the Batu Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Join this private full-day Kuala Lumpur city and countryside tour to explore historical buildings and some of the most popular attractions such as National ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 351 Reviews

Explore the charm of Kuala Lumpur on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that blends old-world character with a modern metropolis. An informative guide ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.66

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