What does the National Monument of Indonesia represent?

What does the National Monument of Indonesia represent?

The National Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Nasional, abbreviated Monas) is a 132 m (433 ft) obelisk in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence.

What was the flame on Monas made of?

bronze gilded
The Flame of Independence is made of 14.5 tons of bronze gilded with 50 kg of pure gold. An elevator is placed within the cavity of this structure. The monument is surrounded by 80 hectares of green area, the biggest in Southeast Asia, a popular urban park that is also the lungs of the busy metropolis.

Who built the Monas?

Frederich Silaban
R.M. Soedarsono
National Monument/Architects

Monas Monument was designed by Friedrich Silaban and RM Soedarsono and began its construction on August 17th, 1961 under the command of President Sukarno, and was inaugurated and opened to the public on July 12th, 1975 by President Soeharto. Monas Monument development consisted of three phases.

When was the National Monument officially opened?

It may have taken 100 years, but the first U.S. president, George Washington, finally got a monument in his honor on October 9, 1888. That’s when the Washington Monument, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the U.S. capital, officially opened to the public.

What is the purpose of Monas?

It was established to commemorate Indonesia’s struggle for independence from the Dutch colonialism. Since it was opened to the public, this National Monument has become one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. Monas is a tower with a height of 132 meters.

What is special about Monas?

The National Monument (Monas) has an important role as an open space in Jakarta. Located in Central Jakarta and occupying 80 hectares, Monas has become the place for many important public events. Although it officially commenced construction on Aug. Monas was finally opened to the public on July 12, 1975.

What is on top of Monas?

Monas is topped by a 14.5 ton bronze Flame of Independence containing the lift engine. The base of the flame, in the shape of a goblet, is 3 metres high. The bronze flame structure measures 14 metres in height and 6 metres in diameter, It consists of 77 sections.

When was Monas built?

August 17, 1961
National Monument/Construction started

When was Monas created?

July 12, 1975
National Monument/Dates opened

How old is Monas?

60c. 1961-1975
National Monument/Age

What is the national monument in Jakarta?

National Monument/Province

What was the purpose of establishing the national monument?

A “national monument” established by the President protects “objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated on lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government” (54 U.S.C. § 320301, known as the Antiquities Act).