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Jakarta Post

Bogor city to bring history to life in new, revamped museums

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Fri, January 24, 2020   /  12:09 pm
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Lush, green surroundings draw people to the Bogor Botanical Garden in West Java. The Bogor city administration plans to revamp and build more museums.(Bogor Botanical Garden/-)

The city administration of Bogor in West Java plans to improve its historical tourist destinations by revamping existing museums and building a new one. Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto said that, unlike neighboring cities, Bogor was rich in historical heritage, hence there was a need to revitalize museums in Bogor. “We, the people of Bogor, are very lucky. Our place is rich in a history that has created cultures, habits and folklore. The long history gives us characteristics that distinguish us from people from anywhere else. The history gives us a lot to learn,” he said in a discussion about museums on Monday. He went on to explain that one of the first steps the city had taken was to draw up a preservation plan for the Batu Tulis complex. Batu Tulis is a historical site holding a masterpiece epigraph from the Pajajaran kingdom. There is also an almost forgotten t...