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NATIONAL MONUMENT OF MALAYSIA

NATIONAL MONUMENT OF MALAYSIA

The National Monument of Malaysia, situated in Lake Gardens, is a commemorative sculpture that stands on a marble base surrounded by a reflecting pool and water fountains. The bronze sculpture depicts a group of seven soldiers in various poses, each denoting one of seven qualities: courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance. Also called the Tugu Negara, it was built to honour the service of soldiers during Malaysia’s international struggles and internal conflicts, especially during the Communist period. With a height of 15 meters, the National Monument is the world’s tallest freestanding bronze sculpture grouping and was designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon, who also worked on the Marine Corps War Memorial in Virginia, US.