Art & Places: Dataran Merdeka Fountain, KL

If you are visiting Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square)  in Kuala Lumpur, do take the time to look for the fountain situated near the flag-pole here. And also, please look at the very interesting details of the fountain.

Dataran Merdeka Fountain

Also known as Queen Victoria Fountain, this fountain was imported from England and assembled in 1897. The fountain was originally erected at Market Square, but was moved to Dataran Merdeka (previously known as Parade Ground) upon objection from the police as it obstructed the traffic flow. This fountain was erected as a tribute to the Queen.

Close-up of QV Fountain

The base of the fountain is a basin and from the centre, an octagon-shaped marble stones rise to support five tiers of basins and above them, a pinnacle where the water comes out. The basins are decorated with floral and shell reliefs.

The art nouveau fountain features Heraldic creatures of lions and dragons that I supposed to represent the Victorian empire. Nevertheless, the iconic beasts have been characterized as having the intelligence, loyalty, honesty, and strength necessary to guard what is valued.

The combination colors of green, blue and brown represents the colors of nature; tree, sky and earth.

Location: Jalan Raja, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.


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  1. Salam Emila…monumen yang kita tak sangka punya keindahan sebab setiap hari orang lalu lalang sekitar kawasan monumen ini tapi tak nampak keindahan dan cerita di sebaliknya. tahniah Emila…menarik 🙂

  2. saya selalu lalu kwsn sini… tp x prnh prasan dia punya sculpture dr dekat…. Tak tau pulak ada ‘creatures’ yg unik tuuu… Thanks for the info Kak Em… pasni klau ke sini… sy akn pastikan sy akn g tgok dkt2… 😀

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