Malaysia, Western Malaysia
Info : Merdeka Square
This historically significant landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is where the Malayan flag was raised in 1957 for the first time following the Malaysian declaration of independence. It’s also very pretty: the beautifully manicured green lawn (formerly a cricket pitch) is surrounded by babbling fountains, the rather tall and deeply significant flagpole, and many beautiful British colonial style buildings, among them the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Royal Selangor Club and St. Mary’s Anglican Church.
The square is particularly colourful when it hosts the Independence Day celebrations and the frequent concerts that take place. It’s close to other colourful and historical monuments, including the grand Jamek Mosque. A visit to this culturally important landmarks with a personal guide can be incorporated into your city tour.
The guides were very good and probably made the holiday. They were all well informed, very attentive and responsive to our needs.…. The drivers and guides were all very patient and good humoured and we had lots of laughs along the way.