National Monument

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The National Monument, or Tugu Negara, is a 15 metre bronze statue that commemorates the bravery of soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, Second World War, and the Malayan Emergency. 

Located in Kuala Lumpur, it was designed by Austrian sculpture Felix de Welcon, the brainchild behind the Marine Corps War Memorial in Virginia, United States. It was officially open on 8 February 1966. The sculpture consists of 7 bronze figures, symbolising leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice. 

Within the landscaped garden, you can see the National Monument and the Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph. The cenotaph was erected during the British colonial era to honour WW1 fallen troops.

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