Timings : Light Show: 9:00 PM every day
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Merdeka Square, also known as Dataran Merdeka, is the iconic landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Situated in front of the famous Sultan Abdul Samad Building, it is a popular sightseeing spot with with buildings like the National Textile Museum and City Gallery surrounding it.
Earlier known as Selangor Club Padang, Merdeka Square is the place where at the midnight on 31st August 1957, the independence of the Federation of Malaya from the British Empire was announced, officially. The most attractive sight of Merdeka Square is the 95 metres tall flagpole where the Malay flag was raised after independence for the first time. It is also the venue of Independence Day Parade each year. Merdeka Square is best visited around 9:00 PM when the free light and sound show takes place each day.