Thursday, January 18, 2007

What A Monumental Shame to our Image

A check showed that the 'A' in the word Negara has fallen off the highly visible signage at the entrance to the monument, a popular tourist spot.

Car jockey Jasmera Jalaludin, 38, felt that those in charge of the place should make an effort to make the area more attractive to tourists and ensure that the signage was clear.

“They should not have left the signage like that, with the missing letter. Missing letters or faded logos should be replaced immediately as this is a tourist spot,” he said here yesterday.

A businesswoman who only wanted to be identified as Mallika, 50, said she felt ashamed of what tourists would think when they visited the park and saw the “sad looking” signage.

Freelance guide Frankie Choo Kong Weng, 53, complained that there was a lack of signages in English, pointing out that many who visited the monument were foreigners.

“I feel there should be more signages in English as foreigners would not be able to understand Bahasa Malaysia,” he said.

The National Monument is a memorial built to honour soldiers who had fought and perished during World War II and the Emergency.

The seven soldiers atop the national monument symbolise leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage and sacrifice.

Sculpted by Austrian-born American Felix de Weldon in 1966, it is one of the world’s largest free-standing bronze sculptures.

De Weldon is internationally recognised as the foremost American sculptor of the 20th century.

Source : STAR

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