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National Monument (Indonesia)

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The National Monument or Monas (Indonesia: Monumen Nasional) is an icon of Jakarta which is located in center of Jakarta, it is an attractive tourist and educational center for resident of Jakarta and its surroundings. Monas was founded on August 1959 and inaugurated two years later on August 17 1961. It was designed by Soedarsono, Frederick Silaban and Ir. Rooseno and inaugurated by Ir. Soekarno, began to be opened to the public since July 12 1975. Monas is always crowded with tourists to see the beauty of the city of Jakarta from the top of Monas, and insight into history of indonesia into the diaroma room or enjoy the fresh urban forest of approximately 80 hectares in the middle of Indonesia and has height of about 132 meters.[1][2]

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This monument has several museums such as The Freedom Hall and the Hall of Contemplation. The Freedom Hall tells the story about the struggle of Indonesians for their freedom while the Hall of Contemplation displays the Declaration of Independence and the recording of the speech. Inside there are lifts to the observation platform where one can see a bird's eye-view of the city of Jakarta.

It represents the spirit of the Indonesians to fight for their independence.

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  1. Samsoedin, Ismayadi; Wibowo, Ari (2012-03-31). "Analisis Potensi Dan Kontribusi Pohon di Perkotaan Dalam Menyerap Gas Rumah Kaca. Studi Kasus: Taman Kota Monumen Nasional, Jakarta". Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Dan Ekonomi Kehutanan. 9 (1): 42–53. doi:10.20886/jpsek.2012.9.1.42-53. ISSN 1979-6013.
  2. Nugraha, Awaludin (2018-09-01). "Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Berbasis Moral: Pemikiran Pembangunan P.A.A. Soeria Atmadja dalam "Di Tioeng Memeh Hoedjan"". Jurnal Sejarah Citra Lekha. 3 (2): 108. doi:10.14710/jscl.v3i2.19313. ISSN 2443-0110. S2CID 189716243.