Taman Mini Indonesia Indah: miniature park reflecting rich cultural heritage @ East Jakarta

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Indonesia: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah as the people in Indonesia call it (TMII) which translates to “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park” As its name suggests, it is a miniature park reflecting the archipelago’s rich cultural heritage and culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia.

West Sumatra pavilion in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII).

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is operated by Yayasan Harapan Kita, a foundation established by Siti Hartinah, the first lady during most of the New Order and wife of Suharto. TMII is still run by Suharto’s descendants since his death. It has an area of about 100 hectares.

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The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s 34 provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of rumah adat as the example of Indonesian vernacular architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably.

Toraja house, South Sulawesi pavilion in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

Apart from that, there is a lake with a miniature of the archipelago in the middle of it, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Theatre of My Homeland (Theater Tanah Airku) and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

The Castle of Indonesian Children in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

2007 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah launched a new logo with the branding slogan Pesona Indonesia or Indonesian Charm and on 31st of 2014, the World Peace Committee named TMII as the International Civilization Park and World Peace Theme Park.

Photo by: EnglyTuy (Sakura)