Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heroes's Monument

Just beside the Sarawak Museum (the old building) is a garden to commemorate Sarawak heroes cum warriors

The garden is known as Museum Garden was originally the old burial ground of the Chinese community in Kuching. In fact, there are still a few Chinese burial graves next to this garden.

This stairs and passageway will take one straight up to the Heroes's Monument

It is quite a pleasant walk towards the monument

Finally, the monument. The monument's design is rather simple but well decorated. The Sarawak native's carving motif is clearly visible here.

At closer inspection, there are heroes and warriors of different ethnic race been immortalized in the form of plaque at the base of this monument

Traditional weapons such as the shields, spear, keris and etc can be found above the heroes plaque

View from the monument. This is the stairways that lead to the monument.

There is another higher ground behind the monument which also offer a good view of the city. From this position, it gives a better overall picture of the monument and its surrounding garden.

Just beside this garden is a small marine exhibit called the Aquarium Bandaraya

12 comments:

foongpc said...

Nice monument! You seem to know Sarawak like the back of your hands. Next time I go Sarawak, can you be my tour guide? : )

amycheah said...

Must ask ur tips dy when I visited Sarawak one day. Poor me, I never been to Sarawak yet.

Superman said...

I did visit that when I am still in secondary school. Nice place and good memories...

Josephine said...

Is it a must visit place in Sarawak?

Tita Beng said...

Beautiful photos of attractive places! You take your photos like a professional. Are you?

the donG said...

the heroes definitely deserve a place like this.

chrisau said...

Well, I was wondering if you are one of those adventurous folks who likes to drive around during your free time!! It's really great doing so!
The park looks nice and well maintained!

Borneo Falcon said...

I don't drive around, I either walk or cycle around. It is the best way to explore places.

Heroes's Monument is not a must visit place from my observation. But it is worth a visit.

I'm no professional photographer. Just take photos for this blog. I using normal digital camera only :)

Asian Traveler said...

I'm learning so much about Sarawak through your posts.

JL said...

I agree with you that to explore around it's best to walk or cycle. Only then you can appreciate the surroundings. And yeah, like everyone else I love your pics.

eunice said...

Sarawak looks clean and serene in your pics. The air must be very fresh there, right? Have you already been to most of the places of interest in Sarawak? Nice..

Borneo Falcon said...

I must admit, the air quality here is definitely better than those in West Malaysia and perhaps Singapore.

Sarawak is a wide state. Although I been to many places around here, there are still many to be explored

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