Merdeka Flagpole, Kuala Lumpur

Merdeka FlagpoleMerdeka Flagpole (8 February 2006)

The Merdeka Flagpole at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, is the tallest flagpole in the world. It stands at a height of 100 meter (328 ft) tall. This is where the independence of the then Malaya was announced.

The Merdeka Flagpole commemorates the spot where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag (now called the Jalur Gemilang) was hoisted for the first time. The event took place on midnight of 31 August, 1957.

Merdeka Flagpole at nightMerdeka Flagpole at night (7 July, 2016)

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