Free Hugs, Sunday 6 April, Tugu Negara

Tugu Negara Travel Malaysia Free Hugs Poster

In the spirit of humanity and togetherness
April 6 Sunday, Tugu Negara, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
By United Colours of Malaysia,
& Malaysia(n): Travel Affairs

*This event is also on Facebook and here. Over 1000 people have expressed their support. Poster artwork done by

Due to the nature of the event and the weather, there will be 3 sessions. There’s a chance that it will go on non-stop. But if it mellows down, then it will be given a jumpstart again at the next session. Also, hugging is a two way thing. We all have our own ways, cultures and backgrounds. Please be considerate and do not make the other person uncomfortable.

Bring a badminton racket and a good spirit!
For convenience, I will be bringing A4 size banners to be attached to your badminton rackets. This way is much more convenient than how Free Huggers normally do it (holding up a placard). If you don’t have a badminton racket, then you’re probably not from Malaysia. Also, if you the person your hugging has body ordour, you can wack him/her off with your racket!

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Tugu Negara (National Monument) in KL. You can have a picnic there, play football, netball, rounders. The Tugu Drum circle will have their usual session there at 6pm so those interested to participate in that, bring a percussion instrument.

So bring,

batu seremban
badminton racket
umbrella & poncho just in case
board games
portable radio

How to get to the Tugu Negara according to AllMalaysia.Info.

Map to Tugu Negara Tugu Drum Circle

According to Paul Lau of the Tugu Drum Circle (who was very helpful in replying my email),

“The best way to get to Tugu Negara is to get the LRT to Masjid Jamek then catch any bus (bus fare is 90 sen) going to Pusat Bandar Damansara in the direction of Jalan Parlimen – 21C etc. Wait for the bus outside the building next to the Masjid Jamek entrance. Get off the bus at the bus stop immediately after traffic lights on Jalan Parlimen( get the bus driver to stop at this bus stop).

Then cross the road into the sculpture garden heading towards the Tugu and you will come across some shops and a landscaped area. There’s a tree with a concrete seat all the way around it, that’s where we play when it is not raining.

Or you can walk up the road towards the DBKL building and up Jalan Parlimen past Padang Merbok and turn right towards the Tugu. You will see the shops on your left head for them and ask the shop keepers about us (Tugu Drum Circle).

Or if you have enough money get a taxi for a short ride up Jalan Parlimen. It’ll cost about RM3 or there abouts.”

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