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Monas, acronym from Monumen Nasional (National Monument). * see my travelogues about Koningsplein.
As a symbol of the Nations, which building at 1960?s. The design was simple, an obelisk from Italian marble, about 137 metres height with pure glittering ingot (gold) on the top. This design is reflecting the eternally flame -?symbol of our passion and optimism in facing the freedom as a Nation. At the bottom of the monument, we can find National Heritage Museum which contents our Sang Saka Merah Putih --first National flag, handmade by Mrs. Fatmawati --wife of President Soekarno at Independence Day, August 17th, 1945. And the recorded of President Soekarno's speechs, about 15 minutes. One of his famous words was ?Jas Merah? acronym from ?Jangan pernah Meninggalkan Sejarah? (means; to be a great Nations, please don?t ever leave our history. We can not reach this day, without passed the days before).

Address: Jalan Medan Merdeka
Directions: Silang Monas (Koningsplein), Jalan Medan Merdeka, close to Gambir railway station at Jakarta central.
Phone: +62 21 681512
Website: http://www.jakarta.go.id/web/encyclopedia/detail/1989/Nasional-Monumen

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2003
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