Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or "Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park" is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia. The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia's 33 provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably.
TMII is the most popular and familiar recreation place for the citizens of Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia and even for foreigners. The concept of TMII is to present vehicles and facilities in a recreative, informative, educational, communicative and attractive way (RIECA).
TMII as a vehicle presenting the diversity of the people of Indonesia and the variety of the cultural wealth enables the community to gain interesting experience, knowledge and information regarding various aspect of culture, tradition, customs, forms of art as far as the introduction of cultural objects.
The Indonesia in Miniature is presented in a complete manner, seen from the land profile, natural wealth, the variety of the regional arts and culture, the development of science and technology, and various forms of up-to-date arts and culture. It is expressed in the form of the Miniature Indonesian Archipelago, an artificial lake with an imitation of the Indonesian Archipelago with the land profile and regional pavilions. Each pavilion presents a traditional house in traditional architecture with the cultural objects, art performances, traditional ceremonies, cuisine varieties and various details of the related region, which actually shows the "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" (Unity in Diversity) of Indonesia.
Besides the regional pavilions, there is a row of museums displaying not only historical and cultural collections, past and present technology, but also creating a dialogue with the visitors through various exhibitions which - in turn - will become the milestone in creating the future. The 15 museums are among others the Indonesian Museum, the Transportation Museum, the "Graha Widya Patra" Museum and the Science and Technology Exhibition Centre, which form an unlimited source of information.
The available recreational vehicles are also interesting, for example recreations with a natural nuance present 11 Parks among others the Birds Park, the Freshwater Aquarium Park, the Golden Snail Flower Garden; and various innovative vehicles like the Indonesian Children Palace, the Golden Snail Imax Theater, the 4D'Motion Theater, the Sky-lift, the Aeromovel monorail; moreover the Chinese Indonesian Cultural Park and the TMII Waterpark are still under constructions.
The various kinds of vehicles and facilities all have a recreational, educational, preservation dimension, as well as enriching the firmament of science and the heritage of cultural values of the people of Indonesia.
Location and Space
TMII is located in Jakarta, the Capital City of the Republic of Indonesia; with a distance of about 2 km from the "Kampung Rambutan" Terminal, about 5 km from Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, and 200 m from the Jagorawi Tollgate. The strategic location will make it possible for people to reach TMII by various kinds of vehicles.
The area is 150 ha large and lies under the administration of four "kelurahan" (villages) and three "kecamatan" (sub-district), namely the Bambu Apus and Ceger Villages in the Cipayung Sub-district, the Dukuh Village of the Kramat Jati Sub-district and the Pinang Ranti Village of the Kampung Makasar Sub-district, East Jakarta. The area is in fact only part of the area allocated to TMII, because based on the Decree of the Governor of Jakarta No. 3498 dated October 9, 1984 the area has been enlarged to 394,535 ha. As TMII is a "Growing Project" the area is utilized in accordance with the development and needs.