Time for KL sites to get Unesco listing: mayor


Sultan Abdul Samad building has potential to be a Unesco heritage site. — Photos: ART CHEN and LOW LAY PHON/The Star

KUALA Lumpur’s iconic Dataran Merdeka and the century-old Sultan Abdul Samad building have the potential to be under the Unesco World Heritage List.

Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square, as it is often referred to in tourist brochures, is the historic field where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on Aug 31, 1957.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Metro News

Port forging ahead with RM250mil expansion
New longhouse planned on higher ground to avoid flooding in Sibu village
Hospital celebrates legacy with commitment to sustainability
‘Address safety amid traffic surge’
Indulgent Sunday brunch with unlimited dim sum
Fence along ‘glutton street’ in Kepong keeping out customers, stakeholders say
50 years of serving up homely Chinese meals
Heritage building in KL getting from bad to worse
‘Higher penalties for polluters not enough’
Dining with exotic pets

Others Also Read