‘Merdeka Square’ which is ‘Dataran Merdeka’ is one of the most important historical landmarks in the history of Malaysia.
Dataran means square and Merdeka means independence. The name is self explanatory in that this is the place that marked the independence of Malaysia from colonial rule on 31 August 1957. It is here that the Union Jack was lowered and replaced with the flag of Malaysia.
You will be able to see the 100 metres flag pole which is reputed to be the tallest in the world. On a windy day, you will be able to see the flag of Malaysia being flown in full view at the square.
The Square is well maintained with beautiful gardens, terraces, fountains and a big screen for screening of main events and live telecasts. Photography session for first timer to this place is a must whether one is a local or a foreign tourist. And, it was my first time visit this square after staying at KL for few years.
This Square continues to be a venue where many events are held. The National Day celebrations and New Year countdown are among the events that are held here. Beneath the square is Plaza Putra where you will be able to find food and entertainment. It also has a car park facility.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
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It is the marvel of Java, the cultural center of Indonesia: Yogyakarta, or, as we assimilated locals call it, Jogja! Jogja is full of historic sites and exudes a very adventurous yet welcoming spirit. It is a true multireligious melting pot that has seen kings and sultans come and go, and religions introduced and either went or stayed. Time has been gentle on Jogja. It's one of my most favorite cities in Asia.
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Before the launch of Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens, it wasn't all prototype development and planning. The Lomography team in France took time to appreciate the history behind the project. The experience was like peering into the family tree of the world's most important lenses.
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