Millennium Monument or Monumen Alaf Baru is a National Monument
which is analogous to the Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA. It was the second national monument to be built in Putrajaya after Putrajaya Landmark
. It is uniquely shaped like an obelisk with etchings denoting important periods and milestones in the nation’s history. The monument is 68m tall. It stands in a 25 hectare park in Precinct 2. The monument is constructed of solid metal structures. At night, the monument serves as a beacon with strong light projected at 360 degrees and sweeping lights visible from various locations in Putrajaya. The lights also guide the cruise boats.