Thursday, February 11, 2010

National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

The National Monument was constructed in 1966 to commemorate those who died in the struggle against communist insurgency in the 1950s. This 15.54 metre high bronze sculpture depicts seven soldiers engaged in battle, symbolizing the seven qualities of leadership. There are five principle components that comprise the memorial site : from left, the cenotaph; a crescent-shape pavillion; a long rectangular reflecting pool with fountain; the monument itself ; and the ancillary gardens. The monument is situated at the centre of the reflecting pool.

(photo by Drona)

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