The National Monument (Tugu Negara) was built in memory of Malaysia's fallen "soldiers" during the country's struggle for independence. It commemorates the fallen veterans of World War II, when Japan invaded this part of Southeast Asia (next to that also the repelling of communism is often mentioned).
The monument is one of the world's largest bronze sculptures, standing 15.5 metres tall and designed by architect Felix de Weldon in 1966 (has designed others such as the famous Iwo Jima monument).
The monument symbolises general freedom in Malaysia, and the national anthem (anthem of freedom) is generally associated with it. The monument depicts seven soldiers holding the Malaysian flag. Each warrior embodies one of the seven leadership qualities: command, unity, strength, wariness, pain, bravery, and sacrifice.
Perdana Botanical Garden, Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
7.00 am - 6.00 pm (Daily)