The Next Indonesia Corner

 

The top of Monas shaped like a flame, symbolizing a never extinguished spirit of Indonesian people. The flame was made of bronze medal which weight was 14.5 ton, and was plated with 35 kg gold. The flame has 6 meters diameter and consist of 77 concentrated parts.

The standing pillar of Monas which height is 137 meters, symbolizing a rice pestle, while the cup symbolizing a rice barn. Rice pestle and barn are traditional tools to pound rice, figuring out Indonesia as an agricultural country. They’re also regarded as the symbol of Indonesian people’s fertility, and as the symbol of male and female.

The National History Museum located at the baseman of National Monument (Monas). The width of the museum is 6400 meters (80 x 80), and the whole walls, floor, and pillars are top layered with marble. The museum can hold up to 500 people. At the four sides of the museum there are display windows that shows the life and phenomenon that Indonesian people has gone through since Indonesian ancient time.

Jakarta people usually utilize Monas area as a place for sportction conducted in Monas Park activities, in the morning and afternoon time. There is a 35 minutes fountain attraction every Saturday and Sunday 07:00pm to 8:00pm. This show is featuring the Betawi traditional song, a tribe which inhabits jakarta, such as Jali-jali, Lenggak-lengok Jakarta, Kopi dangdut,etc. Most people visit Monas on weekend and holidays.