Jakarta (DKI Jakarta) is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Located on the northwest coast of Java, it has an area of 661 square kilometers and a population of 8,490,000. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political center. It is the most populous city in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and is the twelfth-largest city in the world. The metropolitan area, Jabodetabek, is the second largest in the world.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, or 'Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park', was built to be the showcase of Indonesia. In this park visitors will find many natural and cultural richness of Indonesia such as unique replica's of traditional houses from all around Indonesia, an Indonesia archipelago shaped lake and many other fascinating attractions. The park is an ideal spot for week-end family outing and international tourists that don't have enough time to explore Indonesia.
It started with the idea of the late Ibu Tien Soeharto (former Indonesia first lady). The construction of TMII began in 1971 and it was officially inaugurated on April 20, 1975. Since its opening and during the course of time TMII continued to grow and developed in line with the dynamic country of Indonesia. People are aware of the great advantages of the existence of TMII, with the mission to be a vehicle for the preservation and development of culture and a means to strengthen the unity and integrity of the people of Indonesia.
TMII is considered as a vehicle presenting the diversity of the people of Indonesia and the variety of cultural wealth enables the community to gain interesting experience, knowledge and information regarding various aspect of culture, tradition, customs, forms of art as far as the introduction of cultural objects.
The beauty and cultural wealth presented by TMII can easily be observed by the community through the availability of a more complete and interactive means of information. It is expected that through the website the information can be disseminated widely all over the Archipelago and even abroad so that it will facilitate the community to better know about the culture and customs of the people of Indonesia.
One way of moving around TMII 'archipelago' is by shuttle cars. There also is a sky lift (kereta gantung). Want a quick and easy geography lesson? Take the sky lift for an aerial tour of the park and one of the sights that will stay with you is a scale model of the islands of Indonesian archipelago set in a small lake.
What to do?
Istana Anak-anak Indonesia, or 'Indonesia Children Castle', featuring fairy tales painting from Indonesia and all over the world.
Perahu Angsa Arsipel Indonesia: Swan Boat to explore Indonesia archipelago shaped lake.
Taman Among Putro: An amusement park for children fully equipped with games and fun activities.
Taman Ria Atmaja: a 60 Sq m stage in a 4.000 square meter area, well known as Dangdut Terminal.
Taman Renang Ambar Tirta: Swimming pool for adult and children, equipped with trainer and lifeguard.
Teater Imax Keong Emas: A shopisticated IMAX technology snail shaped theatre, with several IMAX movies featuring Indonesia natural and cultural richness.
Desa Wisata: When a day is not enough to explore TMII, there is Desa Wisata, a hostel for individual or groups visiting TMII from outside Jakarta to stay overnight.
Titihan Samirono/Aeromovel: Another way to get around is the fast train, Aeromovel. This is an example of the fast and efficient train that could provide nowadays mass transportation for Indonesia.
From Central Jakarta, TMII is about 25 kilometers away. It is reachable by public transportation and taxi. You can rent a car for a more comfortable journey if you like.
Location map of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Last revised on January 17, 2010
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