National Monument - Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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    Unwind at the National Monument

    by rochellevm Written May 14, 2006

    The National Monument should be a nice place to go to. It is a good place to take some pictures, and to unwind. There's a park nearby where you can relax while enjoying the landscape especially on hot days.

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    The Tugu Negara or War Memorial

    by percy961 Written Mar 4, 2006

    This is lovely spot overlooking the city, with lovely manicured gardens and memorial to Malaya's conflicts.The monument was erected in memory of fallen heroes who gave their lives during World War II and the Emergency (1948-60).

    Inspired by American sculptor Felix de Weldon, this 15.54m monument comprises seven bronze figures.

    The national flag is held aloft by one of the figures. Each of the bronze figures symbolises a different quality, namely leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage, and sacrifice.

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    National Monument - Tugu Negara

    by chiabh Updated Jul 5, 2005

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    Tugu Negara is the country's symbol of freedom and is made up of seven bronze figures, with one holding the national flag aloft. It commemorates fallen heroes who died during the two world wars and the Emergency (communists insurgency) from 1948 to 1960.

    Designed by American sculptor Felix de Weldon who also designed Washington DC's Iwo Jima Memorial, the area has 5 main features: the Monument, a long reflecting pool with fountains, a crescent-shaped pavilion housing the insignias of various Commonwealth nations' armed forces, the cenotaph in rememberance of those who died and the surrounding ancilliary gardens.

    A wreath-laying ceremony is held at the Monument every Warriors Day which is observed on July 31 annually.

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    National Monument or Tugu Negara

    by reezal Updated Jun 12, 2005

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    The National Monument, which depicts a group of soldiers holding up a national flag, was constructed in 1966 and was designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon, who was also responsible for the famed Iwo Jima Memorial Monument in Washington

    It commemorates those who had sacrificed their lives in the cause of peace and freedom

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    The National Monument

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 22, 2004

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    This monument was designed by Felix de Weldon in 1966. The 15.54 meters tall bronze monument was constructed to honour Malaysia’s fallen heroes during foreign occupation and the world wars. It is one of the tallest freestanding sculptures of the world.

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    National Monument

    by stellz20 Updated Mar 17, 2004

    Close to Parliament House stands the National Monument--a great bronze sculpture erected to commemorate the soldiers who gave up their lives in the triumph over the Communists.

    Constructed in 1966, it is reputed to be one of the world's largest free-standing bronze sculptures. The 15.54 metre high sculpture, which was designed by the American sculptor Felix de Weldon, portrays seven men from the Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag, each symbolising one of seven qualities: leadership, unity, strength, vigilance, suffering, courage and sacrifice

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    National Monument

    by dragontml Updated Jan 2, 2004

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    View the 15.5m National Monument, dedicated to the nation's fallen heroes, the bronze monument depicts seven military figures from the Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag. It is designed by US sculptor Felix de Weldon, whose other famous works include the two Jima Memorial in Washington DC.

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    National Monument

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    The National Monument is dedicated to those who have died in the cause of peace and freedom.

    Located at the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur the monument comprises seven bronze figures which stand on the oblong base in the centre of the reflecting pool. The figures represent different branches of the Malaysian security forces.

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  • National Monument-Under Construction?

    by yen_2 Written Jul 25, 2003

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    Yap...I've been there but unfortunately the place was renovated. We're not allowed to go up there and visit the Monument itself instead the guide let us see the garden that most of the Asian countries contributed a flowers in the garden before you go up the Monument....So, the photo was taken in that area..KL has realy very pretty tree branches and are very green..So, you can see the result!

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    National Monument (Tugu Peringatan Negara)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    The monument is a bronze sculpture built to commemorate men of the armed forces in their strength, unity, bravery and sacrifice for the country during the Emergency period between 1948-1961. The period which the Malay armed forces joined with the British against insurgence of communists in the country. Constructed in 1966, the 15.54-metre high bronze statuary depicts seven men from the Malayan security forces symbolizing the seven qualities of leadership. A moat filled with fountains and ornamental water-lilies surround the entire structure.

    Just below the National Monument is the ASEAN collection of prize-winning SCULPTURE GARDEN where a sculpture by some of the finest artists in the ASEAN region is displayed within a landscaped garden.

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    National Monument (Tugu Peringatan Negara)

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    The monument is a bronze sculpture built to commemorate men of the armed forces in their strength, unity, bravery and sacrifice for the country during the Emergency period between 1948-1961. The period which the Malay armed forces joined with the British against insurgence of communists in the country. Constructed in 1966, the 15.54-metre high bronze statuary depicts seven men from the Malayan security forces symbolizing the seven qualities of leadership. A moat filled with fountains and ornamental water-lilies surround the entire structure.

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    Lake Gardens and monuments

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens and the National Monument.
    Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) dates to the 1880s and is the city's most popular park. This 92 hectares park is built around an artificial lake. The National Monument, one of the world's largest freestanding bronze sculptures, was constructed in 1966 to commemorate Malaysian and Commonwealth soldiers who fought against Communist rebels in the 1950s. The National Monument is the country's symbol of freedom.

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    Go SIGHTSEEING in and around...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go SIGHTSEEING in and around the lovely city of Kuala Lumpur... or K.L., as it's popularly known. :-))

    Some great Malaysian landmarks, monuments and tourist attractions you shouldn't miss include:

    1. National Monument

    2. Orchid Garden

    3. National Planetarium

    4. Zoo Negara

    5. Mines Wonderland

    6. National Art Gallery

    7. Craft Museum

    8. Money Museum (hm!)

    9. Butterfly Farm

    10. Bird Park

    11. Sultan's Palace, etc....

    See? So many places to sightsee and explore!

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    Peringatan Tugu Negara

    by Twan Updated Aug 1, 2012

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    The national monument (Peringatan Tugu Negara) is made in memory of the fallen soldiers during the struggle for independence in Malaysia.

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    National Monument

    by robertgaz Written Apr 21, 2008

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    The 15.5m bronze National Monument is dedicated to Malaysia's fallen heroes and depicts seven military figures from the Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag.

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