Dataran Merdeka Heritage Walk
This free walk, taking in 11 heritage sights around Merdeka Sq, runs from 9am to 11.45am every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, starting...
Mosaic portraits of all of Malaysia's prime ministers line a wall next to this fountain (1904) said to be have been built in memory of...
Royal Selangor Club
Built in mock-Tudor style and founded in 1884, this exclusive social club for the KL elite is where the running-and-drinking club, the...
Kelantan Shadow Puppet Play
There are daily live performances of Kelantan's brilliant wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) here. Kelantan is a centre for this folk art...
Merdeka Square information
The huge open square where Malaysian independence was declared in 1957 is ringed by heritage buildings, such as the magnificent Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St Mary's Anglican Cathederal , both designed by AC Norman. There's also an enormous flagpole and fluttering Malaysian flag. In the British era, the square was used as a cricket pitch and called the Padang ('field').
Drop by the KL City Gallery to sign up for one of the free heritage walks around the square.