Padang Merdeka

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Padang Merdeka information

Kota Bharu , Malaysia
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Padang Merdeka (Independence Sq) is a strip of grass that was established as a memorial following WWI. It is best known as the place where the British exhibited the body of Tok Janggut (Father Beard), a respected elder who was killed at Pasir Puteh in 1915 after leading a 2000-strong uprising against British colonial land taxes.