Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, A Miniature of Indonesian Archipelago
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is a tourist park that has an Indonesian cultural theme, located in East Jakarta with an area of approximately 150 hectares or 1.5 km2. The park features a summary of the Indonesian nation’s culture, which covers various aspects of people’s daily lives from 26 provinces in Indonesia (in 1975) which are displayed in regional platforms with traditional architecture, and showcases various regional costumes, dances, and traditions. In TMII there is a lake that depicts the miniature of the Indonesian archipelago in the middle, cable car, various museums, and the IMAX Keong Mas Theater and Teater Tanah Airku), various recreational facilities make TMIII as one of the leading tourist areas in the capital.
TMII began construction in 1972 and was inaugurated on April 20, 1975. Various aspects of Indonesia’s natural and cultural wealth to the use of modern technology were exhibited in an area of 150 hectares.
In Indonesia, almost every ethnic group has different forms and patterns of buildings, even one ethnic group does not have more than one type of traditional building. Traditional buildings or architecture that they make are always motivated by the environmental and cultural conditions they have. At TMII, images are realized through the Regional Pavilion, which represents ethnic groups in 34 Indonesian Provinces. The provincial platform was built around the lake with a miniature of the Indonesian Archipelago, thematically divided into six zones; Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua. Each platform displays a unique local building. The platform also features traditional clothing and clothing, wedding apparel, dance clothing, and ethnographic artifacts such as typical weapons and everyday furniture, building models, and handicrafts.
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This is intended to provide complete information about the traditional way of life of various ethnic groups in Indonesia. Each provincial platform also features a stage, amphitheater or auditorium to display various traditional dances, regional music performances, and various traditional ceremonies which are usually held on Sundays. some platforms also feature cafeterias or small warungs that serve a variety of specialties of the Indonesian province and are equipped with souvenir shops that sell various handicrafts, shirts, and various souvenirs.
From 1975 to 2000 the original design of TMII consisted of traditional house platforms from 27 provinces in Indonesia, including East Timor. But after East Timor became independent and separated from Indonesia in 2002, the status of the East Timor platform changed to the East Timor Museum. In addition because Indonesia now consists of 34 provinces, new provincial platforms such as Bangka Belitung, Banten, West Sulawesi, North Maluku, Gorontalo, Riau Islands, and West Papua have been built in the northeast corner of TMII, regardless of the size and size of the platform of this new province much smaller than the provincial platform that was built before.
Open Every Day
From 08:00 to 17:00 WIB.
TMII vehicles are open every day
From 09.00 to 16.00 WIB.
Official Website: http://tamanmini.com
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