Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta

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    BALI experience in TMII

    by DaHongHua Updated Jan 27, 2014
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    Bali is no doubt one of our dreamland.
    In 2009, we visited Bali in TMII, touched the buldings and the crafts, looked at the architecture by close, and of course had some photos. Our friends thought we have been to Bali island.
    Later, we made it twice, in 2011 and 2013, travelled to Bali, more are coming as we love Bali.

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    Manmade lake with miniature Indonesian archipelago

    by DaHongHua Written Jan 24, 2014

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    By taking the cable car ride in Taman Mini Indonesian Indah, we have a good view of the miniature Indonesia from the sky. I see Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and sumatera Islands in a short while. I will visit to all these island in future.

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    Riding the Cable Car

    by DaHongHua Written Jan 24, 2014
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    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a synopsis of Indonesian culture of all the Indonesia's 26 (in 1975) provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of Indonesian architecture, clothing, dances and traditions. The park covered area of 250 acres, it is too big to visit by walking. At the middle of the park, you can take a ride on the cable car to have a quick view of the whole park. I chose to visit Sumatra, Irian, Bali, The Kodomo Park and Tionghua Park. By taking the cable car, we view the miniature of the Indonesian archipelago built in the middle of the park.

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    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

    by theguardianangel Updated Mar 1, 2013

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    view from the skylift, soOo NICE!!!!
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    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or TMII for short is like the Disney land of Indonesia but unique in a certain way. I say unique because this recreational site presents the diversity of arts, culture and customs of all the provinces in Indonesia. Opens: Everyday 8am-5pm

    The most convenient way to get here is to take a cab. TMII is about 25km from Central Jakarta. An entrance fee at the main gate has to be paid depending in the vehicle you’re riding- if you get here by a taxi, you should pay IDR 10,000 (per head). You cannot get out of the vehicle then walk. The main gate is too far from the main attractions. Some places of interest have a separate admission fee.

    I was very excited to come and visit the park since I read a lot of good reviews that this is one of the must see places in Jakarta so I have high expectations. However, at first glance, I was not fascinated by the place since some of the gardens were not well maintained like the fallen leaves were not swept since the park was already opened and few garbage were also visible along the area but as we walk through the vicinity and explored more… my excitement was back again.

    The park has about 10 gardens spread within the complex, with 14 museums and offers fun exciting rides. What I admire here is that TMII is really unique to have 3 religious buildings located very near to each other- Protestant church, Gereja Katolik church and a Mosque. I really like how the Indonesian people respond to this condition. They are very open-minded to accept each other’s differences in the act of faith.

    My favorite places here are the:
    Castle Children Indonesia- admission fee IDR 5,000. My friend and I didn’t mind the extra fee to pay since we really want to take a picture with the castle! Haha! The castle is soOo cool! I like the color and the elephant statues! At the back of the castle is a swimming pool and a lot of children are going in there for a swim. There are also bunny mascots in the entrance and if you decide to have a picture with them.. you have to pay another fee, haha! I think it’s IDR 10,000.

    Sky Lift Indonesia- admission fee: IDR 20,000 Open at 10am
    This lift rocks! It’s a cable car ride which my friend and I really enjoyed! Up in the air, TMII is really amazing! The ride will make you realize how wide and awesome the park is! The feeling is just like I’m in a fairytale fantasy! Haha!

    Provinces of Indonesia- these places are enclosed with gates and present variety of arts and cultures. Free admission. I loveeeee those houses with long and big roofs! very amazing!!!!

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    Beautiful Indonesian culture

    by eagerexplorer Written Jul 5, 2012

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    Beautiful Indeed!

    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is park showcasing the architecture and culture of each of the Indonesian provinces. You can spend an entire day here just roaming around and relishing Indonesian dances and art. The pavilions were wonderful! You can see houses whose wall panels were carved from wood; other houses are on top of the trees!

    Make sure that you arrive here early. Before the sun sets, the pavilions already close. Note that this is quite far from the city center--about an hour or more depending on the traffic.

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    Minaret of Mosque

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Minarets can be seen throughout Jakarta

    Minaret of Mosque, as viewed from the sky ride.

    The waiting line for the sky ride was as long as any I've seen at Disneyland. Most ot the people in-line with us were Indonesians from various areas and it was interesting to see such a variety in one small space. If you're a 'people-watching' person, you'd really enjoy the time spent waiting here. The view from above was worth the wait.

    Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, but the mix of traditional culture with Islam was one of the most fascinating aspects to me.

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    Hindu Temple

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Replicas of various religious buildings.

    It seemed important to the people I met in Jakarta that they point out how tolerant Indonesians were of religions other than Islam. Each time we passed a Christian Church, a Buddhist Temple or a Hindu Temple the statement was reiterated. At first, I didn't appreciate the significance.

    However, after several conversations, I realized that an evolution was in motion. Much like the social effort in the USA to eradicate racial bias, The people of Indonesia struggled to overcome religious intolerance. They seemed quite proud that on the same street that a Mosque was located, it was possible to see a Christian Church, or a Hindu or Buddist Temple.

    In Taman Mini, several buildings magnificantly represented other major religions practiced in Indonesia.

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    Ancient Tranportation

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    A bird's eye view

    Taman Mini is much like Disneyland, especially the attention to detail made in recreating the landscape and buildings of the many islands and cultures.

    Jakarta is a large metropolitan city surrounded by primative areas that harken back to the time before the Dutch colonized this land. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah celebrates the many cultural facets of it's people from that past and surprisingly, much of it still exists today.

    However, if you haven't the time or the nerve to travel through the Islands of Indonesia to experience such things as the Badui community, a small group of people living Kendent mountain, who are reclusive and resist moving into the modern world, Taman Mini is a solution.

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    Long Houses

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Long House in background of the entertainment.

    In East Kalimantan tribes that are collectively called Dayak, historically live in Long Houses. These long houses, called Lamin or Umaq Daru, are built on wooden piles, sometimes as high as eight feet, to protect the tribe from floods and wild animals. Long Houses are divided into sperate family sections and have a common area for communal meetings or ceremonies. It could be the whole extended family and in some cases the whole village living in one of these long houses.

    Guardian statues are placed in front of the Long House to ward off evil spirits. As time marches on, Long Houses are diminishing. However, some are converted into town halls or stages for dance and musical entertainment can be seen today in places outside of Taman Mini as well as in.

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    To The Limit!

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    The Imax page from my photo album

    Theater Imax Keopng Emas, Golden Snail Theater, is also located in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. The usual presentation, "Beautiful Indonesia" unfortunately was not showing the day I went. I saw previews and would have liked to see beautiful Indonesia on a gigantic screen using the latest Imax system. However, the movie I saw was "To The Limit" which was perfect for me in my condition, full of inspiring feats accomplished by humans with determination.

    Treat yourself to a refreshing pause in the air conditioned Imax theater and enjoy the show, which ever happens to be playing the day you arrive.

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    The President’s Museum

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    A photo from the brochure.

    Sri had a gathering of her Haj members one morning. They were rather strict--maybe not tolerant of this Western Christian woman--and they didn't speak "Inggerish." So, I went with Sri’s cousin to Museum Purna Bhakti Pertiwi, the President’s Museum.

    My favorite aspect of visiting this museum was the "air-con!" That is not to say that it was the only aspect worth taking a tour of this interesting place. Many rooms were filled with displays of marvelous and sometimes fantastically unique gifts given to the President from world dignitaries as well as humble visitors to and from Indonesia.

    This is the only museum of the several that are house at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah that I went to, but it was well worth the trip.

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    The Entrance

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Guarding the treasures.

    The statue standing guard at the entrance to the New President's Museum (Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum ) set the mood for my tour. Unfamiliar and exotic.

    The President's Museum was truly an international display of art and beauty—the usual, clothes, dishes, pottery, anything you might think of had been given to the President. Of course, it would be expected to see items made of gold or adorned with precious stones, but at every turn I saw something unique to marvel at. Things that I had never even thought of were displayed here and that might account for my enthusiasm.

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    A New Meaning for Root!

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Tree Root Art!

    Of all the gifts given to the new President, the most impressive and exotic was a sculpture carved from the root of a Bodhi tree. Can't remember who gave this gift, but it may have come from Bali.

    At the junction of the root's huge arteries Hindu gods were beautifully carved in exquisite detail. The surrounding smaller veins served as a background which created a sense that the gods were floating.

    This fascinating work of art took sixteen months to make and was the most elegant and majestic gift of all, IMHO.

    Apologies for the brochure photo, I think the reason I didn't have my own photos, was that cameras were not allowed inside the museum.

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    A Gift Of Jade

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    Photo taken from brochure.

    At the time of my visit The President's Museum is what I was told the name was.

    Of course, a few years later there was a new president of Indonesia. The proper name is now, "Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum." A repository for the many gifts given over 32 years of Suharto's rule as president of Indonesia. Most of the gifts were displayed behind illuminated glass cases. One of the most beautiful and impressive items at the museum was a ship carved completely out of jade. It wasn’t 'life' sized, but seemed to stand at least ten feet high and twenty feet long! The sailing ship took up a large section in the center of the room and the intricate sculpture offered amazing details.

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    Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

    by lmkluque Updated May 11, 2012

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    17,000 Islands represented in this pond!

    BEAUTIFUL MINI INDONESIAN GARDEN An amusement park with sky ride and one of the largest IMAX screens in the world. Many of the largest Islands of Indonesia were created in a huge pond and served as a living map. Each of the 27 provinces of Indonesia were represented here. It was amazing to see the diversity of this country and especially lovely when viewed from the sky ride!

    This was a fascinating place. The line to the sky ride was as long as any I've ever seen in Disneyland and the various sites of the country represented the many aspects of Indonesia's history. After the sky ride you can wander through the many town/village representations. I was especially impressed with the islands in the pond.

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