Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has said that he expects a surge in visitors to Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII) in East Jakarta during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The miniature park will reopen from Saturday (April 30, 2022) to next Sunday (May 8) after being closed for almost a month from April 11 to 29 for renovations, he said.
“After May 8, TMII will be closed again to continue the renovation process to ensure that the park is ready to receive the G20 Summit delegations’ visit in October 2022,” Uno said during a visit to the miniature park here on Saturday.
The minister then urged Jakartans to spend their Eid holiday at the miniature park that has consistently recorded a high visitor rate for years.
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He said that despite the reopening, the number of visitors will be capped at 50 thousand, considering ongoing renovations at the tourist attraction.
He expressed the hope that upon completion of the renovation work, the revitalized TMII will boost economic and tourism recovery as well as provide new job and business opportunities for residents.
“I fully support (the revitalization process) because I have personal bonds with TMII. My family once opened a business at TMII’s crafts center, and TMII’s Bird Park was designed by my uncle, Zain Rachman,” Uno remarked.
Meanwhile, TMII executive director I Gusti Putu Ngurah Sedana informed that the revitalization of the miniature park is aimed at restoring the tourism attraction to its initial purpose.
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“With the concept of ‘Indonesia Opera,’ we will transform TMII into the ultimate showcase of Indonesia. Moreover, the renovation is being performed to support Indonesia’s G20 Presidency,” Sedana said in a statement.
During the Eid al-Fitr holiday period, TMII will remain open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. Visitors will be able to access 11 attractions opened by the park operator.
The attractions are the Provincial Pavilions, museums, Indonesian Children’s Palace, Science Exhibition Centre, Skyworld astronomy museum, Komodo Reptile Museum, Dunia Air Tawar freshwater aquarium, Golden Snail Legend Park, Bird Park, SS Waterpark, and the park’s cable car.
Source: Antara News