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Taman Mini cultural park draws crowds on reopening day

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, June 21, 2020  /  03:03 pm
Taman Mini cultural park draws crowds on reopening day

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. (JP/Liza Yosephine)

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in East Jakarta reportedly welcomed around 2,000 visitors during its first day after reopening on Saturday after being closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Around 2,000 people visited TMII on our first day after reopening. It's quite a lot considering [we're still facing] the pandemic," TMII information manager Ira told kompas.com on Sunday. 

People were very enthusiastic, said Ira, as the visitors could be found waiting at the entrance gate since 8 a.m.

She added that the number of visitors on the second day could be larger than Saturday.

"People's enthusiasm on Saturday morning was quite high, and they were mostly cycling communities who patiently waited for the gates to open at 8 a.m. Sunday's crowd could be larger as those who came have shared [their experience], as well as [people learning about it] through the media," said Ira.

Limiting the number of visitors to only 50 percent of total capacity is among the health protocols implemented by TMII management. Disinfectant has also been sprayed across the area and attractions.

In a bid to lure more visitors, the park is currently offering a "buy one get one free" promo for its entrance and attraction tickets starting Saturday until June 30.

The ticket fares are Rp 20,000 (US$1.42) per person, Rp 20,000 per car, Rp 40,000 per bus or truck, Rp 15,000 per motorcycle and Rp 1,000 per bicycle.

"One promo ticket can be used by two people to access the park and all the attractions," said Ira.

Due to the pandemic, not all attractions are open. Those that are open are outdoor ones such as the monorail, mini train and shuttle bus with capacity limited to 50 percent.

All visitors are required to practice health protocols such as wearing a face mask and using hand sanitizer prior to entering the place.

TMII currently opens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., meanwhile the attractions operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other than TMII, other tourist destinations that have resumed their operations in Jakarta are Ancol, Ragunan Zoo and Thousand Islands. (kes)

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