The Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) was once a focal point and cricket pitch for the British colonial present in Malaysia. ... More
Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)
The Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) was once a focal point and cricket pitch for the British colonial present in Malaysia. The structures bordering the Dataran Merdeka resemble the physical environment of the colonists' native land. Situated on one corner of the square is the Selangor Club, replicating the Tudors of merry old England. It was at this square in 1957 that the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted, signaling Malaysia's independence as a nation. A 95-meter flagpole, one of the tallest in the world, marks the spot.
The National Museum is a palatial structure adopting the style of old Malay architecture. Its imposing entrance is flanked by
murals depicting aspects of Malaysian culture and history. Inside there are exhibits on local history, culture and traditions, arts ...
Sitting atop a hill overlooking Jalan Syed Putra is the imposing Thean Hou Temple. This magnificent religious monument is one
of the largest Chinese temples outside the Orient. The grandiose building was designed in an interesting combination of modern ...
Feast your eyes on exotic species of orchid hybrids at this beautiful garden. Situated at one corner of the Lake
Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana), the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden has more than 800 species of Malaysian orchids and attracts ...
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