Moms Trip – Day 1 – A Trip to Dataran Merdeka

So after a hearty lunch of Banana Leaf Rice at Kanna in Bandar Menjalara, we headed off into KL for a little walkabout.

Dataran Merdeka

Dataran Merdeka was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang, and was originally the cricket green of the Selangor Club (now Royal Selangor Club). It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, with its Moorish architecture and clock-tower, that the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. A parade, in which many Malaysian organizations participate is held every year on Hari Merdeka or Independence Day.

A 100-meter flagpole, one of the tallest in the world, marks that spot with a flat, round black marble plaque. It is located at the southern end of the square. Beneath the newly returfed Dataran Merdeka is the Plaza Putra, an underground food, leisure and entertainment complex.

They have a nice layout with stone paths, bushes and all kinds of beautifully bright flowers.

Dataran Merdeka

There’s a nice fountain aswell with the main ‘Dataran Merdeka’ Piece.

Dataran Merdeka Fountain

Not sure who that gayish looking guy with the pink t-shirt is though.

There are some stunning flowers, if you are into that kind of thing..

I have absolutely NO idea what they are called though, feel free to educate me.

The Red Flower

Red Flower

The Long Pink Penis Flower

Pink Flower

The Reddish Bushy Flower

Bushy Flower

After walking all the way around, I discovered a huge library at the back and a kids library!

KL Library

We walked a whole circuit of the square, it was a nice cool, slightly overcast afternoon which gave a beautiful lighting effect.

It’s an interesting area for any visitor (or local) for the history of the place and colonial buildings in the proximity.

Dataran Merdeka

There’s not much else to see within walking distance of here though, so after the circuit we headed back to the carpark to check somewhere else out!

More information here:

Dataran Merdeka – Wikipedia




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19 Responses to Moms Trip – Day 1 – A Trip to Dataran Merdeka

  1. shag February 15, 2006 at 10:54 am #

    Long Pink Penis Flower would be hibiscus

  2. hater February 15, 2006 at 11:18 am #

    you insulted our nasional flower. how dare you.


  3. in February 15, 2006 at 11:18 am #

    Long Pink Penis flower is called Hibiscu or Bunga Raya. Its our national flower-lah!

    BTW, you know the plant with a big red petal and a white/yellow thing sticking out. Now THAT’S a penis plant!

    I don’t know the actual name of reddish bushy flower, but when I was young, I love to pull out all the flowers and suck at the bottom – sweet nectar! By the time I was done with each bush, they will be no flowers left.

  4. in February 15, 2006 at 11:19 am #

    Aiyah…weong spelling. Its hibiscus.

  5. in February 15, 2006 at 11:27 am #

    Reddish bushy flower is called Ixora.

  6. Chris Chong February 15, 2006 at 12:27 pm #

    Careful what you say about the National Flower, mate… you don’t want to trample over the Malay rights, Islamic sensitivities or stuff like that.

    Who knows, your site might be shut down and you may get hordes of protesters burning the British flag outside your house.

    …these are sensitive times. ^_^

  7. Wingz February 15, 2006 at 1:03 pm #

    hahaha “that gayish looking guy with the pink t-shirt” got farking sexy legs !!!!! LMAO!!

  8. spiller February 15, 2006 at 2:06 pm #

    u didn’t shout “Merdeka!” 3 times?

  9. victor February 15, 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    I went to KL a few times already but i’ve never been to places like that before. Shopping vs Sight Seeing.

  10. shag February 15, 2006 at 6:43 pm #

    Some people (like no. 2) need to get a life. Insulting the “nasional flower indeed! So what if a balding faggish looking brit wants to describe a hibiscus rosa-sinensis as being penis like?

    Its not like the plant is going to get upset. Only silly “nasionalists” who insist on taking offence at triffles would be upset.

    In fact the fag-like brit isn’t far wrong as (if i recall correctly) the stuff at the penile end of the flower are the male reproductive parts anyway.

    Note also that the hibiscus is not unique to Malaysia but is endemic to much of east asia Plants from the hibiscus genus are also the national flowers of South Korea & Hawaii.

  11. sans_raisin February 15, 2006 at 9:57 pm #

    thats by far the gayest pose i’ve seen u do 😮

  12. Sharon N. February 15, 2006 at 11:07 pm #

    n, (msg #3),

    That plant that REALLY looks like a penis as you described is called anthurium. I used to call it the “kukubird flower” 😀

  13. Kuzco February 15, 2006 at 11:13 pm #

    cant get the image of you crossing leg out of my mind…argh

  14. earl-ku February 16, 2006 at 1:33 am #

    there is nothing there to be seen – except the huge flag … in fact thats all we have there, the HUGE ass whoppin flag

    since u are there why dont u bring ur mom to the hokkien mee in Petaling St … tell her dont look anywhere else, just finish the meal and leave …

  15. buaya69 February 16, 2006 at 10:08 am #

    dude, pink is so NOT you. arrrghhh, my eyes! my eyes! 😛

  16. aw February 16, 2006 at 1:27 pm #

    I like the pink man. ST looks comfortable. Only homophobic (and secretly gay) people have strong reactions towards pink. 🙂

    How about them cheap RM20 foot massages for your mom? (Sternly ask them to not use so much strength)

    Or a good way (but not cheapest) to try durian and other local fruits fresh – that overpriced stall at the corner of Jln Alor. You can sit down at a table and they will open it up for you.

  17. ShaolinTiger February 16, 2006 at 2:10 pm #

    Yah shit, insulting the nasional flower, I better look out for the ISA..

    in: Yah I know the flower you mean, that really is a penis plant.

    Wingz: Don’t scare me marnnn

    shag: Sounds like you are using someone elses joke to insult me, got a problem? Just come out with it you pussy.

    sans_raisin: Oh there’s plenty gayer than that..

    earl-ku: I’ve had better Hokkien Mee than the one in Petaling St. MUCH better. I do love the siu yuk min and the mousetails though and the pork intestines with garlic YUM

    aw: Thanks man, I do like pink 🙂 She had Durian before in Penang at a street stall, he opened it for us and it was VERY cheap.

  18. hater February 16, 2006 at 5:36 pm #

    Some people (like no. 10) need to get a sense of humour.

    and the ability to see an emoticon 🙂 as smiley.

  19. Shireen K February 18, 2006 at 5:18 pm #

    woootttttt… them legsss.. phwwweetttttt mahai .. sexier, whiter and longer than minee..

    …errr yea.. the shirt is soooo wrong hunney.. so wrong..