The Millennium Monument or Monumen Alaf Baru is a national monument in Putrajaya, which is analogous to the Washington Monument in Washington DC. 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. 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.