Tugu Negara / National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

Tugu Negara / National Monument Kuala Lumpur

The Tugu Negara or National Monument was completed and officially opened on 8 February 1966. It was proclaimed a memorial park dedicated to the 11,000 people who died during the 12-year Darurat or Malayan Emergency (1948–1960).

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The Tugu Negara is the world’s tallest bronze freestanding sculpture grouping. The sculpture is 15 meters (49.21 feet) tall, and was designed by Austrian-born American sculptor Felix Weihs de Weldon, who was also responsible for the MarineCorps War Memorial in Virginia, United States.

The sculpture depicts 7 figures, 5 of the figures represents the victorious allied forces while the other 2 figures that lie on the ground represents that of the defeated communist forces.

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The granite base of the Tugu Negara sculpture bears the Malaysian Coat of Arms, flanked on either side by inscriptions in Latin & Jawi script: “Dedicated to the heroic fighters in the cause of peace and freedom, May the blessing of Allah be upon them”

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