National Monument, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Standing at 132 meters and topped with 35 kilograms of gold, this imposing obelisk is Jakarta's most famous landmark. Construction started in 1961 under President Soekarno but was not completed until 1975, under President Soeharto. The monument houses a museums. The Freedom Hall depicts Indonesia's struggle for independence through a series of dioramas, whereas the Hall of Contemplation displays the original Declaration of Independence document and a recording of the speech. There is elevator access to the observation platform, which allows a bird's-eye view of the cityscape. - From: (,107959/190/record.html) Keywords: Indonesia, DKI Jakarta, monument, landmark, Monas. Submitted by Budiman Wiharja
1960s (1960 - 1969)