National Monument
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David
Lille, France1,815 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Happened to stop by on my way to the sculpture garden. Convenient, as I wanted to see it anyway.

Dissapointingly, the monument is currently closed off while work takes place on the grounds. So you can see it from afar, but not as well as otherwise.

It lacks seating to enable one to sit and contemplate.

2 stars only because of the current limited access.
Written August 19, 2023
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khalid j
Lahore, Pakistan1,478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
While in Kuala Lumpur, a visit to the National Monument or Tugu Negara will always be an inspiring experience. The feeling of the grandeur is absolutely beyond words and seems mandatory not to miss the trip. Its a real treat to watch and have snapshots from different angles.
Written October 10, 2013
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Jadamros
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia10,856 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Tugu Negara, or the National Monument in english, is a sculpture by the famed Austrian Felix de Weldon who also did the Iwo Jima monument in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

The sculpture is currently located in the Lake Gardens area in Kuala Lumpur and serves to remember the fallen heroes of the two World Wars and the 12-year Malayan Emergency, which was the "undeclared war" against the communists.

Constructed in bronze, it was commissioned in 1963 by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and completed in 1966.

"Dedicated to the heroic fighters in the cause of peace and freedom,
May the blessing of Allah be upon them"
Written February 18, 2010
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful monument in the ASEAN sculpture garden. Very moving memorial. This area also has beautiful fountains and wonderful views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline in the distance
Written February 29, 2024
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georgetaxi
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Amazing monument to commemorate those who fought and died during Malaysia"s world war two fight for freedom from the Japanese also mentioned on the memorial is world war one and the war of independence
A few shops and toilet area are also near all in all an amazing sight and a must see when in KL
The heroic scene is reminiscent of US Marine Corps War Memorial depicting Iwo Jima and set in beautiful souroundings
Written March 5, 2020
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Michelle P
Tadley, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Several mouments and a large garden paying tribute to the fallen soldiers of WW1, WW2 and the independence war.

Anyone visiting KL should try to pay a visit - you only need 30 mins or so - but we should always remember those who gave their lives so we can live the way we do today.
Written December 29, 2019
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Malaysia struggled for freedom in a war or monitoring safety,law and order mainly against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency during 1948 until 1960.
To commemorate those who died in those hard times for the safeguarding Malaysia, this National Monument was built in the Federal capital, Kuala Lumpur. The National Monument construction started in 1966, the sculpture of it is 15 meters tall, made of bronze and was designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon.The sculpture is comprised of a group of soldiers standing on a stone (imported from Sweden), with two slumped at the base and one holding the Malaysian national flag aloft. Each of the bronze figures symbolizes leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice.
The monument area is maintained very well. The architecture is very good, with lot of greenery. Free WIFI is also provided in the Monument area. You can see the Malaysian Houses of Parliament, white storied building from this location. Also you get nice views of the city too. A large imposing monument in a stunning setting. After seeing the monument,you can do a picnic in the beautiful garden inclusive of the impressive water fountains.
The National Monument is a sculpture which is marked as the world's tallest bronze freestanding sculpture type. Laying of garlands at the monument is done on 31 July on Warriors' Day each year by Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Government high position) the Prime Minister, heads of military, and the police as paying respect to their fallen heroes.
Just before the National Monument, the cenotaph is found intended to commemorate the Great War (1914–1918) and to honour those from the British Malayan colonies who were killed. Later it included the fallen British Malayan soldiers of World War II (1939–1945) and resumption of British rule. Names of the fallen heroes are engraved on the plaques of the cenotaph as a token of tribute to their sacrifices. The translation of the Malayan statement says "To Our Glorious Dead", "To Remember the Service of Warriors Who Have Fallen"
The National Monument was completed and officially opened on 8 February 1966, by Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, then Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
The memorial park dedicated to the 11,000 people who died during the 12-yearMalayan Emergency (1948–1960). A soldier raises the national flag in the morning and lowers it at dusk every day.
Although Warriors' Day commemoration services are no longer officially held at the National Monument, Remembrance Day ceremonies continue to take place there on 13 November each year.
It is a excellent military monument and it is very 'animated' as statues go. It demonstrates quite clearly that was required of the malaysians to fight the Japanese.
the monument provides nice views towards the city. The monument itself is quite impressive, particularly with the surrounding water features. Definitely worth a trek here, it is next to the ASEAN sculpture garden and a short walk away from Perdana Botanical Gardens and recommended to visit them too.
Make sure you visit this National Monument. It is a remembrance of dark times of the past without highlighting the nastiness of war, attribute to those that made it safe for Malaysia. It is also very appropriate to take more photos in front of the statue to be able to remember them on a later day.
Written April 12, 2017
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DAYUHAN A
Manila29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
This place is perfect for some history lessons,one will see how people fought from the past, many tourist pay a visit here in this well manicured park,there's a lot of nice place around this area for photo opportunity.
Written August 21, 2013
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Adv.SiddharthVerma
New Delhi, India335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
This is beautiful and properly maintained. There is also a nice park, flowers, water body and fountain. Good for taking a stroll and quick photographs.
Written June 20, 2013
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Poodah61
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Yes the same person that curated the Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia USA curated this monument. Although the memorial is still in good shape, the surrounding areas definitely needs some maintenance. Lots of insignia of battalions that fought in Malaya has been vandalised or lost. Such a shame. Need some sprucing up
Written February 16, 2020
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