The Independent Square (Dataran Merdeka) is situated opposite the Adu Shamo Building in Sudan. It covers an area of about 8.2 hectares. It is a grassy square, which is of great historical value. On August 31, 1957, the Malaysian flag began to fly here, symbolizing independence from British rule, and now stands at a 100-foot flagpole to commemorate this historic moment. On the other side of the square, there is a relaxing rest place for other travelers, standing alongside the flowing fountain with a row of colonnades and a sea of flowers composed of centenarians and marigold. Plaza Putra under the square is an underground street that integrates food, rest and entertainment.