The National Monument is enormous. Since the bronze statuary was unveiled in 1966, it has been considered to be the largest in the world. To appreciate its 49 foot height, look how small the people are at its base. Tugu Negara honors those who died in World War II. It also commemorates the 5,000 Malayan and British troops killed during the Malayan Emergency. This battle against the Malayan National Liberation Army raged from 1948 until 1960. An equal number of civilians died during the conflict. This impressive monument was designed by Felix de Weldon. He was an American sculptor who also created the Iwo Jima Memorial near Arlington, Virginia.