Market Square or Medan Pasar and according to the locals, it has always been where the money is. In the late 1800s, it was a centre of gambling activities with a "casino cum market". The original township centred around Yap Ah Loy's large market and gambling sheds, close to the river confluence where the miners first landed. His house, a large wooden structure, was located at the Lebuh Pasar Besar end of the Square. In 1882, citing health reasons and claiming that the site was state land; Frank Swettenham wanted Yap Ah Loy's market and gambling sheds demolished. As a compromise, Yap Ah Loy removed his gambling sheds and was allowed to rebuild his market provided it had brick piers and a galvanized iron roof. These days, Banks surround Market Square. Market Square is on Medan Pasar, J; is on Pasar Besar, Lbh; is near Silang, J; is near Lbh Ampang; is near Tun Hs Lee, J; is near Yap Ah Loy, J; is near Petaling, J; is near Hang Lekiu, J; Market Square is geographically located at latitude(3.1473 degrees) 3° 8' 50" North of the Equator and longitude (101.6959 degrees) 101° 41' 45" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Kuala Lumpur.
The locations related to Market Square are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Market Square is located 22 metres from Old Clock Tower. Market Square is located 40 metres from Restoran Sin Seng Nam. Market Square is located 56 metres from Bangunan Lama Federal Stores. Market Square is located 68 metres from Bangunan OCBC. Market Square is located 71 metres from Lebuh Pasar Besar Bridge.
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|Old Clock Tower is located 0 Kilometres away from Market Square. Old Clock Tower - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Bangunan OCBC is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Market Square. Bangunan OCBC - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Lebuh Pasar Besar Bridge is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Market Square. Lebuh Pasar Besar Bridge - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Winsin Hotel Chinatown 0.2km, Dragon Inn 0.3km, Ancasa Hotel 0.4km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Market Square.
Central Market 0.2km, Sinar Kota 0.3km, Shophouses along Jalan Tun HS Lee 0.3km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Market Square.
Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi 0.2km, National Historical Muzium 0.2km, Butterfly Park 0.8km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Market Square.
SEGi College KL 0.3km, SMK Confucian 0.6km, St Johns Primary School 0.6km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Market Square.
Dataran Merdeka 0.3km, Small City Park 0.4km, Padang Merbuk 0.9km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Market Square.