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Journey 01 – Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square is one of the most memorable locations for me in Kuala Lumpur. Merdeka Square or Dataran Merdeka reminds me of pre-colonial period. I visited Merdeka Square with my friends upon recommendation of my grandfather. The symbolic flagpole represents Malaysia as an independent nation. I often hear my grandfather saying that it was one of the most historic moments when the Malaysian flag was hosted for the first time on August 31, 1957.

THE  UNION FLAG

The Union Flag also known as the Union Jack was lowered for the first time in Malaysia in Independence Square or Selangor Club Pedang. There are several historical structures near Merdeka Square such as Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, St. Mary Anglican Cathedral etc. The most exquisite of them all is Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It resembles Mogul architecture along with a clock tower similar to Big Ben in London.

I was quite fortunate to hire a car rental in Kuala Lumpur as it plays a crucial role in terms of transportation within the city. My friends drove the rented car from one destination to another within the city. We went inside the Sultan Abdul Samad Building near Merdeka Square. It serves as the office for Ministry of Information and Communication in Malaysia.

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Moreover, we were fortunate to witness the annual Merdeka parade. It was truly remarkable as the artists performed jubilantly and the parade moved in full swing. The historical significance of the parade really astonishes me along with nearby places of interest.

THE FLAGPOLE

The flagpole situated at Merdeka Square is tallest in the whole world.

It is situated at a height of 95 meters from the ground. My friends insisted me to click few pictures at the base of the flagpole. The base of the flagpole is decorated with round black marble plaque.

It commemorates the struggle of Malaysian people from the British Rule. The Union Jack symbolizes the power of British Rule throughout the world. The location of Merdeka Square plays quite a strategic role apart from Malaysian freedom struggle and hosting Malaysian flag. It hosts several concerts, carnivals, races etc.

Merdeka Square is quite popular among the locals. I first came to know about it through the popular televisions series – The Amazing Race Asia 1.

Below is the video for Amazing Race Asia Episode 1

The race commenced from Dataran Merdeka with thousands of fan following around the world. It is one of the most popular hubs for tourists as they prefer to relax and chat among themselves.

THE MUZIUM SEJARAH NATIONAL

My friends and I weren’t tired as our rented car saved time & money. Nowadays, people visit Merdeka Square for enjoyment & relief. Its peaceful location exhibits historical importance along with other structures such as Muzium Sejarah National. We saw thousands of artifacts along with statues and historical items. I plan to tour the Muzium Serajah National again as it displays hundreds of artifacts. Overall, I managed to save quite a lot of money along with my precious time by renting car in Kuala Lumpur. It proved highly convenient for me.

Express Love

love-cloudHi my beloved reader! Thank you for visiting my weblog. This is the new website I’m going to build and make it feel so lovely than you don’t want to go to other place anymore… Whatever I could share here hopefully can give you a simple guide by travelling to Asian countries.

My first trip would be going to Malaysia. I’ve done enough due diligence before I step my foot in that country. In my next post, I going to share my experienced in Malaysia… actually I’ve documented my Malaysia visit already but I just don’t have enough time to sit down and write for it…. I promise would give you a good read on it. Cheers~~!

WITH LOVE,

Marguerite