Timothy Tye
The National Monument

The National Monument in Kuala LumpurThe National Monument in Kuala Lumpur (15 November, 2009)

Tugu Negara, the National Monument (GPS: 3.14895, 101.68389), also called Tugu Kebangsaan, commemorates those who gave their lives in the fight against the communist insurgency of the 1950s. Located on a hill at Perdana Botanical Gardens, Tugu Negara is based on the famous Iwo Jima Monument of Washington, D.C. At its base is a listing of the names of the units who fought the insurgency, including British, Australian, Fijian, Maori and Malay troops. The monument is 15.4 meter tall and comprises seven bronze statues. The statues symbolize leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice.

Tugu Negara was constructed in 1966, and designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon, who was also responsible for the famed USMC War Memorial in Virginia, United States. The Tugu Negara was damaged in 1975 when communist terrorists set of an explosion on it. Since then, the monument has been restored to its original state. Located within the grounds of the Tugu Negara is the Cenotaph, another monument.

National Monument, Kuala LumpurNational Monument, Kuala Lumpur (26 September, 2004)

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