National Monument Kuala Lumpur (Tugu Negara)
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Lake Gardens,
Jalan Tugu off Jalan Parlimen,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 9235 4848
|| 08:00am - 10:00pm (Daily)
The National Monument is located at a walking distance from the famous Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur.
The National Monument is a sculpture which was built in remembrance of the brave soldiers who died
fighting for the independence of our country. This historic sculpture has also marked its place
in the book of records for being the tallest freestanding group of bronze sculptures.
The National Monument is a 48,562 sq meter space with 5 major components. The components
are the monument, the pavilion, the surrounding gardens, the fountains and the war memorial.
The National Monument was designed by an American architect named Felix de Weldon who also
designed the famous Iwo Jima Memorial. Every year on 31st of July, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong,
the Prime Minister as well as the heads of military and police pay their respects to the
heroes who have fought so hard to free our country from the clenches of foreign occupation.
Attractions around the monument are plentiful as it is near to the Lake Gardens. The Lake Gardens
is a 92 hectares of never ending greenery and lush vegetation, it simply a place for you to come
unwind and relax over the weekend. While you are here visiting the National Monument, do drop by
at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park which is the world renowned aviary. It houses over 3000 birds from
a range of 200 species. Other attractions also include the Deer Park Kuala Lumpur where you can
find several species of deer being exhibited. Feeding and photo-taking are allowed at both parks.
There are also the Butterfly Park as well as the Hibiscus Garden and the Orchid Garden.
Other than the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, admissions to the other parks are gardens are free of charge.
If you would love to come back the next day to visit the remaining parks or gardens here, you can
always choose to stay at hotels in Kuala Lumpur. If you want to experience the night life in the
city center, you can choose a hotel closer to the Petronas Twin Towers area. There are many bistros,
cafes and clubs where you can dance and drink the night away.
The easiest way to get to the National Monument is via taxi. Per trip via taxi should set
you back about RM20 from anywhere within the city center. But if you want to opt for a cheaper
means of transportation, you can take KTM Komuter train and get down at the Bank Negara Station.
Walk towards the Bank Negara direction and follow the road sign to Jalan Parlimen or the
Lake Gardens. You should be able to get there in a 15-minute walk