National Monument

Attraction Jalan Parlimen Kuala Lumpur 50480 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
05:00 PM
06:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Landmark
Theme Park
Kids
Free
People watching
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The National Monument is a magnificent bronze sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom during World War II.

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Why National Monument is special ?

The National Monument (Tugu Negara) is made in remembrance of the fallen ‘soldiers’ during the fight for freedom to independence in Malaysia. It represents the fallen soldiers during the 2nd World War, when Japan occupied this part of Southeastern Asia (next to that also the repelling of communism is often mentioned).
The monument is one of the largest bronze statues in the world, it is 15,5 meters of height, built in 1966 and designed by architect Felix de Weldon (has designed amongst others the famous Iwo Jima monument). The statue represents the general freedom in Malaysia; the national anthem (anthem of freedom) is typically associated with this. The statue consists of 7 soldiers carrying the Malaysian flag. Each of the warriors represents one of the seven qualities of leadership: command, unity, strength, wariness, suffering, courage and sacrifice.

What to explore at National Monument?

You can also find the monument on the 1RM notes. Upon arrival at this place, you cannot instantly see the bronze soldiers. You first walk across a beautiful wide stairway up the hill, after which you walk through the first part of the monument (here descriptions and other information about the monument itself and the history of the monument can be found). Only after that you find yourself before the fallen soldiers. It looks beautiful.

Right next to the National Monument you will find Plaza Tugu Negara. Here you will find a couple of small shops where you can buy drinks, ice cream and small snacks. Here you will find toilets too. Right opposite Plaza Tugu Negara there is a small park with many trê

The National Monument is located next to the Lake Gardens, on the Westside of the centre of Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Parlimen). The KL-City tour visits this place, and there is more than enough time to scout the monument and its surroundings. 


Source: http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/

How to get to National Monument?

Probably the easiest way to get to the National Monument is by taxi, though this might also be quite an expensive way to get to this attraction as it is best to have your driver waiting for you which means he will keep the meter running. Without rushing it should take about 30 minutes to one hour to explore the area.

Another option is to take the Kuala Lumpur Hop-on, Hop-off bus from Jalan Bukit Bintang. One of the stops is the National Monument. You can explore the area for a bit and then take the next bus to continue the city tour of Kuala Lumpur.

The cheapest way is to take the metro to the Old Railway Station. From there it is a 10/15 minute walk to the entrance of the wonderful Lake Gardens, one of the biggest parks in Kuala Lumpur. It will take another 15/25 minutes to walk through the park to the north entrance where it is only a 5/10 minute walk to the National Monument.


Source: http://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/

Selling points

  • “Nice Monument to Malaysian Warriors”
  • “Good Site to Stop for Photo.”
  • “Honouring Fallen Heroes”
  • “Historically interesting”
  • “Independence squate”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
134.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Jalan Parlimen Kuala Lumpur 50480 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • Make sure you pack some food/water as there isn't a great deal around in the immediate vicinity
    What to bring
  • Toilets are made available (payable) by going down on the stairs on the right of the entrance
    Toilet
  • The easiest way to get to the National Monument is via taxi. Per trip via taxi should set you back about RM20 from anywhere within the city center
    Transportation
  • If you want to opt for a cheaper means of transportation, you can take KTM Komuter train and get down at the Bank Negara Station.
    Transportation
  • If you are coming from the Kuala Lumpur city center, just hop on any bus that is going to Damansara and hop off at the Lake Gardens bus stop.
    Transportation
  • Attractions around the monument are plentiful as it is near to the Lake Gardens.
    Things nearby
  • While you are here visiting the National Monument, do drop by at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park which is the world renowned aviary
    Things nearby

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One of the most underrated stopovers for those looking for spots of interest within Kuala Lumpur.

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The seven bronze human figures, atop an oblong base; each figure denoting one of seven qualities: courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance.

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Dedicated to the fallen heroes of the two World Wars, this National Monument is where you can also find the ASEAN Garden, which has great sculptures by remarkable artists.

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Tired of city? stop by and you got to see Tugu Drum Circle every Sunday evening.

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The place is beautifulIts a grand placeYou can take great picturesBetter to go in the evening as day time it gets toooooo hot

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This is beautiful and properly maintained. There is also a nice park, flowers, water body and fountain. Good for taking a stroll and quick photographs.

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We stopped here as apart of a city tour and I was surprised how magnificent this memorial is and how wonderful is is kept as a reminder of those whose gave their lives. There must have been a few hundred people walking around talking pictures and just remembering. From this vantage point you get a good view of the city as well. So a great place to look learn and remember if you in KL for a day.

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The place is beautifulIts a grand placeYou can take great picturesBetter to go in the evening as day time it gets toooooo hot

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The seven bronze human figures, atop an oblong base; each figure denoting one of seven qualities: courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance.

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