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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Dataran Merdeka, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Masjid Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Day 06 - Ep 14

Day 06 - Ep 14 - Guys today we are going to visit three famous attractions of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are:

Dataran Merdeka or Independence Monument of Malaysia
Sultan Abdul Samad Building (of historical importance)
Masjid Negara or National Mosque of Malaysia

The good thing about visiting all these attractions is that they are close by each other and are actually around a famous Merdeka Square Park. Two of the attractions are right there, around the park and the third one is at the walk of 13 minutes (5 minutes by car) from the park. So you can easily cover all the three in small amount of time.

The best place to park is on the designated parking spaces along the park boundary and parking is free of charge. It is a big park and on one end is a 95 meters long, one of the tallest in the world, flag pole with Malaysian flag. On the other end of the park is Dataran Merdeka or the Independence monument of Malaysia. It also has a beautiful fountain that adds to the beauty of the monument.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building is right across the road and spans across almost the whole length of the park. You can easily and safely enjoys the beautiful historical building view and architecture from the park. At night, it looks more beautiful because of aesthetically projected lights on the building.

Both the Dataran Merdeka and Sultan Abdul Samad Building have strong historical value in Malaysian history and we recommend reading about it on wikipedia and/or official Malaysian websites.

Third attraction is Masjid Negara, the beautiful blue colored mosque and also referred as National Mosque of Malaysia. If you want to walk towards this mosque from the park, it is about 13 minutes of walk. On a vehicle, total commute is about 5 minutes.

"It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of gardens. [...]. Its key features are a 73-metre-high (240 ft) minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound". [Source: wikipedia]

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