This monument in the shape of
a keris, a sharp-bladed Malay knife, was erected in 1963 to
commemorate the installation of the 33rd Sultan of Perak, Sultan
Idris Shah. It is situated on a hill near the government rest
house in Kuala Kangsar.
The importance of the keris in the
lives of the early Malay community as well as those of royalty is
evident even today, and can be seen as an important part of the
attire and regalia of the present day Sultans, especially during
presentations and ceremonies in the Royal Court.
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