The National Monument | Tugu Negara

Jalan Parlimen

The National Monument (Tugu Negara) is situated in the northern part of the Botanical Garden. It is the most treasured monument of Kuala Lumpur, as well as being one of the most interesting attractions of the city for tourists. Towering 15 meters high, it is thought to be among the highest bronze sculptures in the world.

The monument commemorates the warriors that lost their lives in the fight for Malaysian independence, in particular during the Japanese occupation of World War II and the so called Malayan Emergency – the colonial military conflict between British troops and the armed wing of Malay communist party, which took place between 1948 and 1960.

The blueprints for this grandiose monument were drawn up by the Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon, who had previously created one of America’s most important military monuments: the famous U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, which is installed in the suburbs of Washington D.C. After plans were approved, Tugu Negara was unveiled in 1966.

The National Monument is a group composition consisting of seven figures depicting soldiers, one of whom holds Malaysian flag. The seven bronze sculptures symbolize leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage, and sacrifice.

A magnificent landscape park, which contains an array of fountains and an ASEAN Sculpture Garden, is found near to Tugu Negara. A collection of interesting figures of wood, marble, iron, and bamboo, which were crafted by modern Asian artists, is also on display in this garden.

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Fariqh

A very must visit place if you meant to have some historical journey

14.09.2017  
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Hana

The park was nice and clean. The landscape was full of greenery. Would love to have a picnic here with family.

03.07.2017  
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Eleena

Remembering our nation heroes! Dont forget to bring caps or umbrella! Gotta save your skin too hehe

14.06.2017  
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The Ritz-Carlton

The National Monument commemorates the fallen soldiers during WWII and the Malayan Emergency.The best time to visit is at dawn, where a soldier raises the national flag and lowers it again at dusk.

23.03.2017  
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Nicky

..'whn david copperfield came 2 malaysia on early of 90's..few places he wntd to included one's of his magic show..but 2 of the places were not able to performed and one of it were national mnument'..

21.10.2016  
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Ayyad

Teruja sampai sini jadi sebahagian penghormatan kepada wira2 negara. ✌

16.10.2016  
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Hani

Got Wifi free!

16.10.2016  
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Amir

Seteguh tugu cinta kita ke?

26.09.2016  
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Simple Discoveries

A nicely done memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Malaysia. Reminded us of the Iwo Jima memorial in Washington DC. It's free and there's a small food stand on entry.

28.08.2016  
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ZhiWei

Touristy place.nothing much to see here

03.05.2016  
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Nahzri

Nice place to telax

27.12.2015  
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Angeline

Never got a chance to really visit but will come back.

27.12.2015  
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Abu Zaynab

Nothing, macam melawat berhala

15.12.2015  
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Gary

The most underrated spot in KL, which makes this place a plus i.e. crowd is almost non-existent on a Sunday morning when I visited.

21.11.2015  
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Jai

You may see the stone is engraved with classic bahasa "Untok mengingati jasa pahlawan2 yang gugor" Cool!

08.11.2015  
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freeppl.org

Dramatically impressing sculpture of the important battle in history of Malaysia. Very beautiful site around the Monument. Also place of good view.

20.10.2015  
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Amir Afiq

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01.10.2015  
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Packet One Networks (P1)

Merdeka Walkabout. http://blog.p1.com.my/life-plus/merdeka-walkabout.htm

18.08.2015  
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dexter1881

Many years on and still very well preserved. One of must visit places to learn about the country's war histories.

20.07.2015  
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Rapiszal

Aiskrim kepal ada kat sini

03.07.2015  
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