This giant 311 foot (95 meters) flagpole is one of the tallest in the world and can be found along the southern end of Merdeka Square.
The location of the flagpole is also very significant. At this spot, the Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. The event was viewed by a large gathering of citizens determined to watch history in the making. The flag pole is surrounded by other flags that symbolize various Federal Territories and Malaysian provinces.
Merdeka Square is also home to the Merdeka Parade each year and is often referred to as Independence Square.