Wednesday, December 15, 2010
围绕铜像的是一条护城河，河上有人工喷泉和睡莲。建造铜像的目的是纪念1948-1955年间为国殉职的英雄。这里的七勇士青铜塑像，是由美国人设计在意大利铸造的。它是由著名设计师 FELIX DE WELDON 所设计而建，他同时亦是美国华盛顿 IWO JIMA 纪念碑的设计人。
As you travel along Jalan Parlimen and towards the Lake Gardens, close to Parliment House stands the National Monument or Tugu Negara.
It is a great bronze sculpture erected to commemorate the soldiers who gave up their lives in the triumph during World War II and the Emergency (1948-60).
It was designed by the famous sculptor, Felix de Weldon, who also designed the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington. The 15.54 metre high bronze monument depicts seven soldiers symbolising the seven qualities of leadership.
The seven men from the Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag, each symbolising one of seven qualities: leadership, unity, strength, vigilance, suffering, courage and sacrifice.
It is one of the largest freestanding sculptures in the world. In honour of the nation's heroes, the "last post" is sounded every Saturday from 6.00 p.m.to 6.10 p.m. (except on public holidays).
Beside the National Monument are the ASEAN Gardens and the Memorial Tun Razak, which houses memorabilia of Malaysia's second Prime Minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein.
Asean Sculpture Garden:
Waterscape and landscape combined harmoniously in this garden located just below the National Monument. It looks like one of the favourite spot of Malaysian to get away from the busy centre.
There are many completely different sculptures in the park. It has a collection of prize-winning sculptures by some of the finest artists in the ASEAN region. It is nice to explore the area and relax under the sunny sky!
The National Monument (“Tugu Negara/Tugu Pahlawan” in Malay) is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom against the Japanese occupation during World War II and Malayan Emergency period between 1942-1960. The National Monument is located in Kuala Lumpur and is just a walking distance to the Malaysian Houses of Parliament. It is also the largest monument in Malaysia. The National Monument consists of a group of seven bronze soldiers, each of them 4 times bigger than a normal human. Each of the bronze figures symbolizes leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice. The sculpture, holding the Malaysian national flag, the Jalur Gemilang, is located in a square island surrounded by water and fountains. Every year on July 31, Hari Pahlawan (Heroes Day), the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister and heads of military and the police would pay their respects to the fallen heroes by laying garlands at the monument. The National Monument was constructed in 1966. The 15 meters tall monument was designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon, who was also responsible for the famed USMC War Memorial in Virginia, United States. The National Monument was made in Italy and sent to Malaysia as soon as it was completed. Every day at dusk, a soldier raises the national flag and lowers it at dawn. Visiting Hour: The National Monument is open daily to public from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Location of National Monument (Tugu Negara/Tugu Pahlawan): The National Monument is located at Pesiaran Salahuddin which is a road connecting to Jalan Parlimen in Kuala Lumpur. It is just walking distance from the Malaysian Houses of Parliament and Perdana Lake Gardens.