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Independence Square Photo Stop

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Enjoy a photo stop at Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka), formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang, originally the cricket green of the Selangor Club, now known as Royal Selangor Club.

Surrounding the square are many buildings of historical interest including the Royal Selangor Club Complex which is situated on one corner of the square, where KL's elites meet, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the National History Museum and the Memorial Library, a building dating back to 1909, the St Mary's Anglican cathedral, a Gothic style building which is more than a hundred years old. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building that the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. This Moorish architecture beauty, completed in 1897, housed several important departments during the British administration. A 285 foot flagpole, one of the tallest in the world, marks that spot with a flat, round black marble plaque.

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