They eagerly peered out the car windows. Such a mixture of the new and the old.

“This is the Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square since we received our independence here and the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time at midnight (time: 12:00 AM) on 31 August 1957. Our annual Merdeka Parade here commemorates it.”

“This 95-metre flagpole is one of the tallest in the world and a flat, round black marble plaque marks the location where the Malayan flag was raised for the first time.”

“This used to be the cricket green of the Selangor Club (now Royal Selangor Club).”

Their cab driver proved an able guide.

*My husband and I were in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last October. The Central City Square captivated us as it was actually part of the old city. This week’s pic reminded me of that place! The photos below record our memories of that time, which also happened to coincide with our 26th wedding anniversary!

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To know more about the Merdeka Square, please access this site:
Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc.,  expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Sandra Crook








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