National Monument

The National Monument or also known as “Tugu Negara” in Bahasa Malaysia near the Lake Gardens on Jalan Parlimen was built to commemorate our fallen heroes who perished during the First World War, the struggle against the Japanese in World War II and the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).
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The National Monument or also known as “Tugu Negara” in Bahasa Malaysia near the Lake Gardens on Jalan Parlimen was built to commemorate our fallen heroes who perished during the First World War, the struggle against the Japanese in World War II and the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).


The National Monument or also known as “Tugu Negara” in Bahasa Malaysia near the Lake Gardens on Jalan Parlimen was built to commemorate our fallen heroes who perished during the First World War, the struggle against the Japanese in World War II and the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).

 The monument lies near Lake Gardens on Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur. It occupies an area of 48,562 sq.m. There are five components at the National Monument, which are the monument, the pavilion, the surrounding gardens, the fountain and the war memorial.

The National Monument in Kuala Lumpur which was officially opened on February 8,1966 was designed by Felix de Weldon, an American architect who also designed the famous Iwo Jima Memorial (also known as United States Marine Corps War Memorial) in Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

 The monument consists of a bronze sculpture of seven soldiers standing and supporting their fallen comrades. Two soldiers dropped at the base and one holding the Malaysian flag. Each of the bronze figures signifies leadership, strength, courage, unity, vigilance, suffering and sacrifice.

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