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Ancol aimed to be tourist magnet in region: Anies

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 22, 2019   /   04:33 pm
Ancol aimed to be tourist magnet in region: Anies Holidaymakers enjoy Ancol beach in Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta on the second day of Idul Fitri, June 6. (Via kompas.com/Taman Impian Jaya Ancol)

As a popular domestic tourist site in Jakarta, Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta has the potential to attract foreign visitors, especially from Southeast Asia, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said following the launch of new attractions at the park.

As many as 13 new attractions were inaugurated by Anies on Friday such as Cartoon World, Penguin Palace, Water Play and Bidadari Island. They are expected to help boost the number of visitors to the tourist site that has been a favorite leisure destination for families for generations.

Anies said he wanted Ancol to be better known not only in the country but also around the world.

“We hope Ancol not only serves as a destination for residents of Jakarta and Indonesia, but also for foreign tourists, especially those from Southeast Asia,” he said on Friday as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

He also said the city administration aimed to make improvements to the park so that it would be more appealing to foreign visitors.

“Therefore, Ancol will not only serve local residents. In the future [I hope] Ancol can be a brand of Indonesia. When [people] hear about Ancol, they know that it is in Indonesia and when they hear Indonesia, they know there is Ancol,” he said. (tru)