Sunday, October 13, 2013

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta

Do you wish to travel around Indonesia in a day!?? Wondering how? sure you can! Just come to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or "Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park" is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia.

 Kalimantan (Borneo)

 Kalimantan (Borneo)

 Kalimantan (Borneo)
 Wind powered Aeromovel people mover ride around the park.

It has an area of about 250 acres (1.0 km2). The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia's 26 (in 1975) provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of Indonesian architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably. 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.

Since 2007 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah launched new logo with branding slogan Pesona Indonesia ("Indonesian Charm").

The idea of presenting Indonesia in a small scale was conceived by former Indonesian first lady, Siti Hartinah, better known as Tien Suharto. It came about at a convention on 8 Cendana Street at March 13, 1970. Through this recreational site, she hoped to cultivate national pride in more Indonesian people. A project called "Indonesian Miniature Project" was started by Harapan Kita Foundation in 1972. The concept of this culture-based recreational area was inspired by Indonesia's unparalled natural riches and local folk diversity.

Venues of Indonesian Provinces
Since each Indonesian province maintains its own unique and distinct cultures, shelters, attire and dialects, TMII built a model of each of the houses from Indonesian provinces. TMII attempted not only to reconstruct the homes of the various provinces, but also to create a realistic model of the environment and shelters of the various people of Indonesia.[2] The venues, which are situated around the main lake in a similar fashion to the different islands of the Indonesian archipelago, are thematically divided into six areas in respect to the main islands of Indonesia; Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku and Papua. Each pavilions featured in typical vernacular Indonesian architecture of each provinces. Examples of Indonesian traditional vernacular houses are: Joglo and Omah Kudus Javanese houses of Central Java and Yogyakarta pavilion; Minang Rumah Gadang of West Sumatra pavilion; Malay houses of Jambi and Riau provinces; Torajan Tongkonan and Bugis house of South Sulawesi pavilion; and Balinese house compound with intricately carved Candi Bentar split gate and Kori Agung gate.

It also displays various traditional costumes, wedding costumes, dance costumes, also ethnography artifacts such as weapons and daily tools, models of traditional architecture are in display to describes the way of life of its people. Each provinces pavilions also equipped with small stage, amphitheatre or auditorium for traditional dance performances, traditional music performances or traditional ceremonies that usually held in Sundays. Some of these pavilions also equipped with cafeterias featuring traditional Indonesian cuisines and also souvenir shops offering various handicrafts, t-shirts and souvenirs.

Since 1975 until 2000s, the original design of TMII consist of a model of the houses from the 27 provinces of Indonesia, including East Timor. But after the secession of East Timor from Indonesia in 2002, the East Timor pavilion changed its status to become the Museum of East Timor. Also since Indonesia now consist of 33 provinces, currently the new province pavilions of Bangka Belitung, Banten, West Sulawesi, North Maluku, Gorontalo, and West Papua is being built in northeast part of the park.

After the recognition of Indonesian Chinese culture as the integral part of Indonesian culture in 2000, the new Indonesian Chinese pavilion and a Confucian temple was built within the park.

Religious Buildings
The religious buildings of several official faiths is meant to showcase the inter-faiths tolerance and religious harmony of Indonesia. The religious buildings are:
Pangeran Diponegoro Mosque
Santa Catharina Catholic church
Haleluya Protestant church
Penataran Agung Kertabhumi Balinese Hindu temple
Arya Dwipa Arama Buddhist temple
Sasana Adirasa Pangeran Samber Nyawa
Kong Miao Confucian temple

Gardens and Parks
Spherical cage Bird Park.
There are about ten gardens spread within TMII complex, but most are located primarily on the north and northeast side of the main lake:
Orchid Garden
Medicinal herbs Garden
Cactus Garden
Jasmine Garden
Keong Emas (Golden Snail) Flower Garden
Fresh Water Aquarium
Bekisar (a type of rooster) Garden
Bird Park
Taman Ria Atmaja Park, stage and music performances
Taman Budaya Tionghoa Indonesia, an Indonesian Chinese cultural park (under construction)
Reptile Park in Komodo Zoological Museum compound. A fully grown Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) nicknamed Bima resides in the reptile park near the eastern gate, which you can pet and take pictures with for Rp.5,000 ($0.60).

Technological Centre
Pusat peragaan Iptek or Science and Technology Display Centre is under coordination of Research and Technology Ministry. At the end of 2011 has 15 sites with about 300 science tools and visited by 341,000 visitor in a year. The sites are Robotic, Electric and Magnet, Mechanics, Mathematics, etc.

The Tumpeng style Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum displaying artworks and souvenirs collections of Suharto.
The Balinese style Indonesia Museum.
There are fourteen museums at TMII:
Indonesia Museum
Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum
Soldier Museum
Indonesian stamps Museum
Pusaka (Heirloom) Museum
Transportation Museum
Museum Electricity & New Energy Museum
Telecommunication Museum
Penerangan Museum
Sports Museum
Asmat Museum
Komodo Zoological Museum and Reptile Park
Insects Museum
Research & Technology Information Centre
Oil & Gas Museum
East Timor Museum (former East Timor province pavilion)

Keong Emas (Golden Snail) Imax Theater
Tanah Airku Theater
4D Theater

Monuments, Halls, Buildings and other Exhibits
Kala Makara main entrance
Sasono Utomo main building
Kala Makara main gates
Flower clock
Tugu Api Pancasila, the main monument, an obelisk celebrating Pancasila
Baluwerti, a twin gate with relief of Indonesian history on its wall
Pendopo Agung Sasono Utomo (Grand Hall), the main building in Javanese Joglo style
Sasono Utomo, exhibition hall
Sasono Langen Budoyo, indoor stage and theater
Sasono Manganti
Sasana Kriya handicraft center
Park Management Office
Cokot Sculpture, a display of wooden sculptures by Cokot, a famous Balinese artist
The Miniature of Borobudur
APEC Memorial Monument and Garden
Non Alignment Nations Friendship Monument and Garden
The Miniature of Indonesian Archipelago on central lake
Indonesian Archipelago Plaza and Stage
Jati Taminah, a remnant of a large teak tree
Kayu Gede (large wood), the display of large tree trunk

Wind powered Aeromovel people mover ride around the park.
Skylift Indonesia cable car
Aeromovel Indonesia, a wind powered people mover
Mini train around the park
Boat ride on Indonesian archipelago lake
Swan paddle boat on Indonesian archipelago lake
Bicycle rent ride
Car ride around the area

Recreation facilities
Istana Anak-anak Indonesia.
Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia (The Castle of Indonesian Children)
Taman Among Putro kiddy rides park
Desa Seni dan Kerajinan handicraft center
Rare books market
Snowbay Waterpark swimmingpool
Telaga Mina fishing pond
Warna Alam outbound camp
Desa Wisata hostel
Graha Wisata Remaja youth hostel

Caping Gunung restaurant
California fried chicken restaurants
Pecel Madiun restaurant
Various cafetarias and warungs available throughout the park featuring Indonesian cuisines such as soto, gado-gado, nasi goreng and satay.

 Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia (The Castle of Indonesian Children)

 Balinese house compound with intricately carved Candi Bentar split gate and Kori Agung gate.

Keong Emas (Golden Snail) Imax Theater

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