Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) Kuala Lumpur

Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square is smack in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. I was taken there for a walk there pre-Indpendence by my late mother. There was then a quaint old fountain at the corner near Jalan Pasar Besar. Now that had been replaced by some structure which include the "tallest flagpole in the world". Below is a wide photo of the pre-war Royal Selangor Club in front of the padang or grass field (click on photo to enlarge it):

Dataran Merdeka, Selangor Club, Bukit Aman

The oldest part of the club is towards the left. In the background at the top of the hill is Bukit Aman Police Headquarter. Here is the main section of the Royal Selangor Club itself which is the newest part of the club:

Royal Selangor Club

Facing the Royal Selangor Club, on the right side of Dataran Merdeka, is the Saint Mary Cathedral, an Anglican Church:

St. Mary Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur

Map to Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square

Map of Dataran is property of and is modified by Peter Chen. You are free to use the map as long as you provide an active link to and this blog

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