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Malaysian National Monument

This is a photo of the Malaysian National Monument that was built as a symbol of loyalty, sacrifice, and unity of the country’s citizens. The monument was built in honour of the soldiers and people who had fought for the country’s freedom during the World War II. This monument is surrounded by a pool of beautiful water fountains.

The monument was constructed in 1966, with 15 meters in height and it is made of bronze; it was designed by an Austrian scuptor, named Felix de Weldon.

Every July 31, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Prime minister and heads of the country’s military and police will pay their respect to the brave heroes by displaying beautiful garlands at the monuments.

You can see this on the monument:

 “To Our Glorious Dead with dates of the First World War (1914–1918), Second World War (1939–1945) and the Emergency (1948–1960).

 Come over to Malaysia and check out this monument yourself.

Opening hours: 7.30am-6.00pm

Admission fee: FREE

To get there: (i) Take the Hop off Bus

(ii) Walk for about 20 minutes from Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Garden).

(iii) Take a taxi. (Taxi fare range is from RM15-RM25 from Kuala Lumpur)

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