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Kuala Lumpur - A travel report by Kuman
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Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia - flag Malaysia -  Wilayah Persekutuan
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Dataran Merdeka

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Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is appropriately named because it was at this place on August 30, 1957 at midnight, the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time in the country's history upon gaining independence from the British rule.


The view of Independence Square
The view of Independence Square
Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is appropriately named because it was at this place on August 30, 1957 at midnight, the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time in the country's history upon gaining independence from the British rule. The flag raising ceremony was held at the very spot where the 100-metre high flagpole now stands. Underneath the flagpole area is Plaza Putra, an underground food, leisure and entertainment complex, as well as an underground parking bay. On the other end of the immaculately-turfed 8.2ha field lies a fountain area with elegant colonnades and colourful rows of zinnias and marigolds, a nice place to rest after a day's trip.

Favourite spots:
The Sultan Abdul Samad building, just opposite the Dataran Merdeka, was constructed in 1897 and has long been a landmark for Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. The unique Moorish-style building has a 41m clock tower, dubbed 'Big Ben'.

What's really great:
At night, the lights covering the whole Sultan Abdul Samad building, is spectacular. You must take few photo of this building as for locals the building is one of the oldest landmark in Kuala Lumpur

Accommodations:
There is so much hotel in Kuala Lumpur, from budget to 5 star hotel

1. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
2. MiCasa All Suite Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Other recommendations:
1. Central Market
2. Craft Cultural Complex Kuala Lumpur
3. Kuala Lumpur Memorial
4. Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC)
5. Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
6. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial
7. National Museum

Published on Wednesday May 25th, 2005


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Wed, Jul 06 2005 - 09:50 PM rating by kandath

Interesting first report. All the best,
Kris Kandath

Wed, May 25 2005 - 05:51 AM rating by davidx

Although the report is too short for a really good grade, you do give some valuable information to prospective visitors.
Cheers, David

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