Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in East Jakarta has recently been in the spotlight following the government’s move to take over the park from Harapan Kita Foundation, a foundation set up by the family of former president Soeharto.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed a presidential regulation on March 31 officially mandating the takeover. The regulation also stipulates a requirement for the government to establish a team overseeing the management transition for three months.
“We remain committed to [TMII] preserving the national heritage and serving as an education facility. But we need to optimize it to be a cultural theme park under international standards,” State Secretary Pratikno said on April 7.
He added that the State Secretariat would appoint a state-owned tourism enterprise to manage TMII following t...
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