National Monument, Kuala Lumpur
National Monument, Kuala Lumpur - Address, Phone Number
Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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About National Monument, Kuala Lumpur
The same man who sculpted the famous Iwo Jima monument in Washington sculpted this gigantic bronze monument. It was Felix de Wheldon, who, in 1966, made for Malaysia this symbol representing the sacrifices made in the name of freedom and peace. The seven human figures on top each denote one particular noble attribute - courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance. It’s also meant to commemorate the struggle between the Commonwealth Armed Forces and the communist forces of the Malayan National Liberation Army.
You don’t immediately see the monument on arrival. A wide stairway will first lead you up the hill, where a smaller monument describes relevant history and information. Only after that do you visit the actual monument.
National Monument Information
- It’s an open space. You might get sunburns.
- Check out the small sculpture park nearby.
How To reach National Monument by Public Transport
- B115 WismaTani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin.
- Bank Negara KMUTER Station.
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National Monument, Kuala Lumpur Reviews
Lovely place for some peace and quiet. During the day there is usually less crowd so you can take photos and enjoy the surroundings. A must visit for tourists. The local souvenir shop sells at overprice so you can bargain.
The important stop for any of my overseas friend. This time for Andrew and Daria from Russia. The memorial are elevated on a natural hill side surrounded by greens and well crafted garden. Small Water Fountain that act to make the area more lively interesting. Dont forget to make a round of walk to the garden below which features the 7 Sculptures representing the 7 ASEAN countries earlier presented to Malaysia.
Come a lil bit late to avoid crowds. Its stated to be closed on 6pm. I came in Saturday and at 6.30pm they didnt even close yet. Its around 6.30pm that on of army officer came and play a song as the bring down the flag to keep it safe. Come late to see it. The view is pretty from the Tugu Negara. Its worth a visit. Limited parking spaces & there's park beside Tugu Negara.
Visited Tugu Negara when I was a small kid. Many years later, visited her again with my kids. Time flies, people is aging, yet this place is still awesome as before. Do bring your kids here to teach them that the harmony we are enjoying today, is built from these people who were willing to give up their lives. Real hero for Malaysia!
Its a place with a sculpture of heroes of malaysia and a monument called tugu. Its a good place to take some photos. Many visitors who are local and foreigner come to this place because its located in kuala lumpur and easy to reach this place.