Monday, 8 October 2012

Travel: National Monument

As a Malaysian, I think it is only right that I try to understand the history of my country better. So, Adam and I made a trip to visit our National Monument, the cenopath and the current Tugu Negara.

The cenopath was clearly visible from the main gate. This monument was erected to honor the dead. The inscription on the monument, "To Our Glorious Dead" with dates of First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1939-1945, and the Emergency 1948-1960, testifying the involvement of Malaysia in a number of wars.

From the cenopath, we had to walk pass the central pavilion before we could get to the other monument. On our way, we spotted our national flower, Bunga Raya or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. 

As it was a hot and sunny day, we decided to take a rest at the central pavilion. Rest of course means more photo taking :)...

The more pictures we took, the more we love the wall... :p

The second monument, the current Tugu Negara is made up of tall, bronze soldiers supporting their fallen comrades. This monument is thought to be the largest freestanding bronze monument grouping in the world.

Adam and I then tried to mimic the heroic fighters before proceeding to Taman Tasik Perdana... :p

Location: Tugu Negara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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