Tourism and Attractions
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park” (literally translated) is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia. It has an area of about 250 acres. The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s 26 (in 1975) provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of rumah adat as the example of Indonesian vernacular architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably. Apart from that, there is a lake with a miniature of the archipelago in the middle of it, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Theatre of My Homeland (Theater Tanah Airku) and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Since 2007 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah launched new logo with branding slogan Pesona Indonesia (“Indonesian Charm”). On December 31, 2014 World Peace Committee decided TMII as International Civilization Park and World Peace Theme Park.
Taman Safari Bogor
Taman Safari is located near the old main road between Jakarta and Bandung, West Java. It is roughly 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta and 78 kilometres (48 mi) from Bandung. Taman Safari I covers an area of 170 hectares (420 acres) and houses a collection of 2,500 animals, including Bengal tigers, Malayan sun bears, giraffes, orangutans, hippos, zebras, cheetahs, elephants, and Komodo dragons. Some, such as the Bali myna, are involved in conservation projects. The majority of the species represented are Indonesian. Visitors are encouraged to drive through the park and it is possible to come within touching distance of most of the animals. Six wildlife shows are offered, including a Wild West Show, Dolphin Show, and Elephant Show. The amusement park section of Taman Safari also contains small rides and specialised exhibits that focus on Humboldt penguins, nocturnal animals from Indonesia and India, wallabies and kangaroos, and crocodiles. Bungalows and camping sites are available for guests who wish to stay in the park overnight.
The zoo used to exhibit two polar bears delivered from Adelaide Zoo after a breeding program. However, one of the polar bears died in 2004 while another died in 2005, both due to old age. The exhibit is now used as a penguin exhibit. The park also features a small petting zoo built to resemble the Taj Mahal. For a small fee, guests can take photographs with baby lions, tigers, orangutans, and leopards.