The Jakarta Post
Sulawesi pavilion at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah cultural park in East Jakarta. (Shutterstock/File)
Around 39,500 visitors flocked to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in East Jakarta during the Islamic New Year long weekend, according to an official of the cultural park.
“On Thursday, Aug. 20, around 9,000 people [visited the park]. And then on Friday, [we welcomed] around 7,000 visitors. On Saturday and today [Sunday], [the number reached] 8,500 and 15,000 people, respectively,” TMII public relations head Sahda Silalahi told tempo.co on Sunday.
“It has been very crowded since morning, [with the majority of visitors being] bicycle riders,” he added.
According to Sahda, most visitors arrived in groups. Many of them could be found eating or simply strolling around the park wearing traditional Indonesian attire.
Sahda said the park had fully complied with COVID-19 protocols.
“We are still limiting the visitor capacity to 50 percent. We also tell visitors to practice social distancing, wear a face mask and wash their hands, as well as inform them about the danger of COVID-19,” he said.
The cultural park officially reopened to the public on June 20 after being closed for three months due to the pandemic. It attracted around 2,000 visitors on its first day after reopening. (gis/kes)
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