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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.
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- It’s an open space. You might get sunburns.
- Check out the small sculpture park nearby.
How To Get To National Monument by Public Transport
- B115 WismaTani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin.
- Bank Negara KMUTER Station.
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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Discover major landmarks, such as the Petronas Tower, and go to the Batu Caves. A fascinating mix of architectural styles on a 7-hour tour of Kuala Lumpur. Marvel as an old-world character blends with a metropolis with future ambitions. Stop at major landmarks, such as the Petronas Tower, and go to the Batu Caves.
Experience the best of Kuala Lumpur on this full-day sightseeing city tour with a private guide. YouâÂÂÂÂÂÂll spend the morning visiting famous sites including Independence Square, the Petronas Twin Towers, the KingâÂÂÂÂÂÂs Palace and the National Museum, then enjoy a traditional Malaysian lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon youâÂÂÂÂÂÂll stroll through Little India and stop into a local arts and crafts centers. Then take a guided tour of the Batu Caves, a spectacular Hindu temple built into a limestone mountain âÂÂÂÂÂÂ a must-see while on a Kuala Lumpur grand tour!
Explore the charm of Kuala Lumpur on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that blends old-world character with a modern metropolis. An informative guide points out the contrast between Indo-Moorish architecture and ultra-modern edifices like the old and new KingâÂÂs Palace and Merdeka (Independence) Square against a growing city skyline dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers. Other highlights include the National Museum, National Mosque and the Royal Selangor Visitor Center, where you'll gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
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I wish people knew and are aware that they can sleep in peace today because many hundreds gave their life protecting for our peaceful sleep. In gratitude to all such brave soldiers. Let's us build peace and discard war. Alas they will never know that they are honoured only by paying price of their life
A historical monument to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. The government should upkeep the place better as it is rather run down and it is a popular tourist destination.
Appreciate all those who fought n defended us so that we live in peace. No words can fully express my gratitude. My prayers are always for them and their loved ones
Once in a while, we need to be reminded of our history. This monument reminds us of the lives lost in our quest for Independence. The peaceful green gardens surrounding this monument further emphasises the fruits of these men's labour, the peace and serenity that is enjoyed today.
A nice place with free Wifi and a beautiful view on the city. Just be careful with young children because there are no guard rails along the pool which surround the War Memorial statue.
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