"National Monument (Tugu Negara)" National Monument - Tugu Negara Tip by SLLiew

 
 

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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  • Written Nov 4, 2008
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