Tugu Negara, the official name for the National Monument, is a sculpture that remembers the bravery of those who fought for Malaysian Independence. In particular, this monument commemorates the fallen in the struggle against the Japanese occupation during the second world war, as well as the "Malayan Emergency" in the 1950s. It is located just above the central park region of the capital, Kuala Lumpur and is a popular visit for locals not only due to the historical significance. The grounds around the monument are some of the most open available in the central city. Many people come to enjoy the long afternoons here while the tourists come for their selfies.