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National Monument - Tugu Negara, Kuala Lumpur: 31 reviews and 60 photos
Used to be a must-see for all local tourists to Kuala Lumpur. The Naitonal Monument is a giant bronze sculpture of several patriotic soldiers holding up the Malaysian flag.
Malaysia obtained indepenced from colonial Britain peacefully. But in the early days, there were communist insurgencies as well as threats from Indonesia and Philippines as both countires have territorial claims over the new Malaysia.
The National Monument is surrounded by pleasant water fountains. It reminds one of the famous sculpture of Iowa Jima of the raising of US flag during WWII.
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