Sunday, 7 June 2015

Malaysian National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

It was a cloudy afternoon when we visited the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur. This is the reason why our pictures are so dark. In fact we were a bit lucky to take picture of this monument at all because five minutes after we left it started pouring.

The monument remembers the victims of WWI and WWII. The main element is a bronze art work with seven soldiers. Around it is a lake, fountains, garden and a pavilion. We were not alone, every ten minutes a new bus arrived with Malaysian, Chinese and Japanese tourists.

Toen we het Nationaal Monument te Kuala Lumpur bezochten was het een bewolkte namiddag. Dit is de reden waarom onze foto’s zo donker zijn. In feite hadden we geluk dat we foto’s konden maken, want vijf minuten na ons bezoek begon het hier te gieten. 

Het monument herdenkt de slachtoffers van WOI en WOII. Het voornaamste kunstwerk bestaat uit zeven bronzen soldaten. Hierrond is een meer, fonteinen, tuinen en een paviljoen. We waren hier echter niet alleen. Iedere tien minuten kwam er een toeristenbus aan met Maileisers, Japanners of Chinezen. 
 
National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL fountain

National Monument KL poppies

National Monument KL

National Monument KL bronze

National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL

National Monument KL tiger

Previous Kuala Lumpur article: Hours of fun in the KL Bird park

Previous Memorial article: Heroines Monument of Chan and Mook, Phuket Town

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8 comments:

  1. indrukwekkend om zien Filip..

    groeten

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  2. Een heel druk bezocht monument. We krijgen wel een goede impressie.

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  3. The park surrounding this monument is beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful photos.
    Have a happy new week, Kristel and Filip

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  5. I do like the monument and memorial. It's beautifully done.

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  6. It's been a while since I last visited these monuments. Nowaday I just shop in KL.

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  7. They have a memorial for WWI veterans at the local airport near my house. Very rare to see them for the first World War anymore. Hard to believe how old all the WWII veterans are getting.

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  8. Beautiful monuments- it is well for all to remember and honor those who have fought so valiantly.

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