The Jakarta Post
People have been flocking to Jakarta's main tourist attractions that offer various activities during the Christmas holidays.
The National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta has seen a surge of visitors since Dec. 23. About 185,000 people visited the compound on Sunday, while up to 102,000 visitors were recorded on Monday, a significant increase on the 75,000 visitors recorded on Dec. 22.
"We have yet to count the number of visitors today as the compound is open until 10:00 p.m.," head of Monas management Mundjirin told tribunnews.com on Tuesday.
Similarly, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in Cipayung, East Jakarta, recorded 103,180 visitors on Saturday and Sunday. TMII management and development body coordinator Sudiono said visitors had come from various cities outside of Jakarta and he expected 450,000 people would visit the park during the Christmas and New Year holiday.
He said the body had provided 120 tour guides and 24 parking spots spread across the TMII complex as well as parking spots in its 33 parking shelters in anticipation for the increase of visitors.
Meanwhile, Ragunan Zoo in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, has also seen an increase in the number of visitors.
"Today we recorded 40,900 visitors, a spike from a common day of below 5,000 visitors,” head of Ragunan Zoo promotion Ketut Widarsana said as quoted by tempo.co on Monday.
He added that the Ragunan Zoo management had targeted more than 500,000 visitors over the Christmas and New Year holidays. (ars)