Justin cartwheeling at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur.
On our second day in KL, we could simply not get out of bed! We decided to give in to the exhaustion and rest until we felt better. All the recent traveling had taken it’s toll, and we needed to sleep in. Around midday we threw on some clothes and hit the streets to find some brunch.
We found just what we were looking for at Subway – A tasty sub and some coffee.
**I snucked across the road for my Starbucks!!
After breakfast we were unsure of whether or not we should get the city tour bus. We had hoped to start the tour early, and finish it in the evening. However we had now slept half the day away, so we knew we had to change our plans. We walked a for a couple of blocks over to Merdeka Square to see what the area had to offer.
This beautiful building and clock tower are the focal point of Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square. The clock was used in the countdown to independence on the eve of August 31st, 1957.
This elaborate fountain with columns forming an archway of cascading water, is located at the northern end of the square.
This is the oldest social club in Malaysia (it faces Merdeka Square). The field in front of it was used as a cricket pitch and the club was a meeting pace of the socially elite during the British colonial era.
We walked around the square for a while and then sat on the old cricket pitch to relax to take in some sunshine.
This was when I found out that Justin is not too bad at doing cartwheels.
Apparently, I am NOT as good so I just sat down to watch him show off 😉
Here are some of the surrounding views of Merdeka Square…
This old ornamental drinking fountain was brought into KL from England,
and assembled locally in 1897.
**Justin likes to emphasis that I am small but placing me next to very large things**
St Mary’s Catheral
(This church is more than 100 years old)
“The Reflecting Pool”
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
This building is an iconic landmark of Kuala Lumpur, and the main facade if it stretches along the length of the field we relaxed on. The view of the building from the field is quite beautiful.
As you can see, Merdeka Square and it’s surroundings are stunning.
It felt like we were in England (but the sun was shining), haha!