Description of the attraction
Park "Mini-Indonesia" is a cultural and entertainment area, which is located in East Jakarta. The park covers a large area - about 250 acres. Visitors will be able to learn a lot about Indonesia and its inhabitants, see the country in miniature, hence the name of the park. Since the territory of the park is very large, on its territory visitors ride cars and bicycles rented, therefore there are traffic lights on the territory that regulate the movement of these cars and pedestrians.
The park has pavilions-museums, exhibits of which reflect all aspects of everyday life in 26 provinces of Indonesia (this number was in 1975, today there are 34). In these pavilions, items of Indonesian architecture, national clothes are exhibited, sometimes even a theatrical show is held, where national costumes are shown and national dances are demonstrated.
Not far from these pavilions is a lake with artificial islands in the middle, which, by their location, are a visual mini-model of the world's largest archipelago, Indonesia.
The park has a Tanakh Airku theater (“My native land” theater), a cinema and museums. There are 14 museums in total, including the Komodo Museum, the Stamp Museum, the Insect Museum, the East Timor Museum and many others.
The idea of creating this park, showing Indonesia in miniature, belongs to Siti Khartinah, better known as Tien Suharto, the former first lady of Indonesia, wife of Haji Muhammad Suharto, the second president of the Republic of Indonesia. By creating such a park, Siti Khartinah wanted to cultivate the national culture of the Indonesian people, to show how rich and diverse the culture of Indonesia is. Initially, the project was called the "Indonesia Miniature Project", and in 1972 it was started by the Indonesian Harapan Kita Foundation. Today, in the park, you can visit not only museums, but also a water park.