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Malaysia
Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tugu Negara (National Monument)

address: 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-tugu-negara-national-monument.jpg, Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.
Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.

How to get to Tugu Negara:
Tugu Negara can be reach by foot in about 10-15min from Merdeka Square
The closest transport is the KL Hop-on Hop-off bus. From bus stop number 14 (Lake Gardens) it is a 5-min walk to Tugu Negara which is on the other side of Jalan Parlimen.

First Monument - the Cenotaph
first monument - the Cenotaph

second monument - bronce sculpture
the bronce sculpture of the second monument facing the high-rises of KL Sentral

map and location of Tugu Negara (National Monument)

Tugu Negara (National Monument) Tours:

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This tour covers the highlights of Kuala Lumpur such as Batu Caves, Litltle India National Palace and many more

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