National Monument
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Martin Niemoller
Los Angeles, CA737 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you’ve seen pictures of this monument, does it remind you of Iwo Jima? Why are the Malaysian soldiers wearing US cowboy hats? Is the Designer American and forgot what he was designing for?

Pretty grounds very calm and nice vistas. I would put this as a third tier on my itinerary of Kuala Lumpur.
Written 1 June 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a very impressive monument commemorating the fallen of World Wars 1 and 11 and the Malayan Emergency. The site includes the Cenotaph, Pavillion, Self-reflecting pool and the Bronze Statue. The Pavilion is crescent shaped with three domes atop, the ceilings are emblazoned with the emblems of the many regiments that served in Malaysia during WW11 and the Malayan Emergency. A metal enclosure under the central dome houses a vault containing microfilm which records the names of the fallen. The bronze statue depicts seven members of the security forces, one holding the Malaysian national flag aloft. The soldiers symbolise leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice; five representing the victorious allied forces and the two lying at the base the defeated communist insurgents. It was designed by American, Felix de Weldon, famed for his Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington Cemetery.
Written 3 April 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful monument in the ASEAN sculpture garden. Very moving memorial. This area also has beautiful fountains and wonderful views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline in the distance
Written 29 February 2024
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David
Lille, France1,830 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Happened to stop by on my way to the sculpture garden. Convenient, as I wanted to see it anyway.

Dissapointingly, the monument is currently closed off while work takes place on the grounds. So you can see it from afar, but not as well as otherwise.

It lacks seating to enable one to sit and contemplate.

2 stars only because of the current limited access.
Written 19 August 2023
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia2,124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This is location to remember war heroes of Malaysia during British & Japan war. Next National Monument there botanical garden. From this place you can see KL some skyscrapers.
Written 10 May 2022
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Anastasia (@monk3yseendo)
Malaysia2,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
If you are looking to spend a nice quiet and affordable time with a date, this location makes a nice stroll though it can get pretty warm.

The environment is peaceful with not many people depending on the time you visit and can get you some pretty photos. Parking is pretty limited unless you are cool with roadside parking.

Our full review and more photos are on Instagram (@monk3yseendo)
Written 3 May 2021
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The Walker
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Memorial for Malaysian Fallen Hero who protect this country from intruder and communism.. Fight till their last breath.. Thank you our HERO ❤
Written 14 November 2020
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georgetaxi
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Amazing monument to commemorate those who fought and died during Malaysia"s world war two fight for freedom from the Japanese also mentioned on the memorial is world war one and the war of independence
A few shops and toilet area are also near all in all an amazing sight and a must see when in KL
The heroic scene is reminiscent of US Marine Corps War Memorial depicting Iwo Jima and set in beautiful souroundings
Written 5 March 2020
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a very good war memorial to commemorate those lost during Malaysia's fight for freedom from the Japanese in WW2.
You enter at the top and walk down past the cenotaph and on to the memorial set in bronze I think.
Toilets and gift shops here as well
Written 22 February 2020
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Poodah61
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Yes the same person that curated the Iwo Jima Memorial in Virginia USA curated this monument. Although the memorial is still in good shape, the surrounding areas definitely needs some maintenance. Lots of insignia of battalions that fought in Malaya has been vandalised or lost. Such a shame. Need some sprucing up
Written 16 February 2020
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