merdeka!

You can see how godsmacked I am to be standing in front of the tallest free-standing flagpole in the world, in Merdeka  Square, Kuala Lumpur. Merdeka Square – a cricket ground during Malaysia’s British days – is the focal point of the city after Malaysia’s independence (“merdeka” in Malay) was announced there on at midnight on August 31st 1957.

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merdeka! merdeka!

2 comments
  1. Eric said:

    Hi Rufo, it’s Merdeka! You misspelled it. 😉

  2. Madeleine said:

    What about Akaba?

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