Monas or National Monument is the 132-meter tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta. Symbolizing the fight for Indonesia, gold-plated flame on top means burning fighting spirit. Designed based on masculinity and femininity "lingga" and "yoni" principle, the monument can also be interpreted as "alu" and "lesung", traditional rice pestle. Inside there is museum. Nearby: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Kepulauan Seribu (Seribu Islands)
Jakarta, Indonesia. My dad lived here for 5 years and graduated highschool from Jakarta International School. I've grown up hearing all the stories and seeing all the pictures and most of my bedroom decor is from Indonesia. All that's left is for me to actually go there!