MM Adventure Travel
MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd.

Co. Reg: 1043373-A   (KPK/LN 7604 (MA4622)


email: Enquiry
Eco-Tourism Co.
Since 1996








Things to do in Kuala Lumpur - Independence Square

Independence Square

Independence Square

Merdeka Square

Images Copyright © by mmadventure.com

Independence Square (Merdeka Square)

Merdeka Square (or Dataran Merdeka or   Independence Square) is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was here the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight (time: 12:00 AM) on August 31, 1957. Since then, Merdeka Square has been the usual venue for the annual Merdeka Parade (National Day Parade).

History
Literally Independence Square, it was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the "Padang" and was originally the cricket green of the Selangor Club (now Royal Selangor Club).

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which grandly overlooks the Merdeka Square, is one of the most significant landmarks built by the British. Designed by A. C. Norman who was inspired by Indian Moghul architecture, this building was completed in 1897 and housed the Selangor State Secretariat and later the Supreme Court before being abandoned for a number of years. It now houses the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Arts.

The field at the Merdeka Square's immediate vicinity was officially renamed 'Dataran Merdeka' on 1 January 1990 in conjunction of Visit Malaysia Year 1990.

Buy our "Kuala Lumpur City Tour" to see the Independence Square with hassle free itinerary and much more with our guide.

Buy this Tour I Previous Page