Monday, June 21, 2010

Monumen Nasional (MONAS)


The National Monument (Monumen Nasional (Monas)) is a 422 ft (128.7 m) tower in the center of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia's independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno and the monument was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil. Monas is known as icon for Jakarta.

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