The Jakarta Post
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, September, 2018. (JP/Liza Yosephine)
In celebration of its 44th anniversary, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in East Jakarta has announced a series of festivities which will run from Apr. 19 to 21.
Head of the TMII 44th Anniversary Planning Committee, Ery Subada, said he expected the events to attract 400,000 visitors. He predicted that TMII would draw a large number of visitors following voting day on Apr. 17 – which President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared a public holiday - as well as the Easter Holiday on Apr. 19.
“Similar to last year, we expect to welcome 400,000 visitors. We assume the public will want to refresh their minds after this month’s elections,” Ery said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.
He went on to say the committee had originally planned a 10-day celebration, but due to permit issues, they had to condense the events into three days.
“Because of the elections, we were not permitted to draw in large crowds. So we decided to shorten the duration for the sake of public order,” he said, adding that the events had not been altered significantly despite the shorter duration.
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According to Ery, the festivities would showcase highlights from various cultures and traditions across the archipelago.
To attract more visitors, TMII will not charge admission fees on Apr. 20. (rfa/mut)
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