But this has not stopped them from coming with their families, forcing authorities to bar them. They also cracked down on visitors violating health protocols, such as not wearing masks or failing to practice social distancing.
On the other side of town, the Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park [Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or TMII] has also opened its doors this weekend.
“[TMII] has recorded 2,000 visitors when it opened on Saturday, 20 June,” said TMII Information Manager Ira. “This is a good start, considering that the amusement park has been closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“The visitors have been enthusiastic, with some waiting before we open at 8 am. We expect a bigger turnout this Sunday, June 21.”
As with malls and other public places, Covid-19’s shadow still looms over TMII. This includes 50 percent capacity for visitors, and health protocols like masks and using hand sanitizers.
“Most of the attractions that are open are outdoors, like the Bird Garden and the Freshwater World. The monorail and the mini train will be open at 50 percent capacity,” said Ira.
“On the other hand, indoor attractions like the Golden Snail, the Sasono Utomo Langen Budoyo Adiguno S Kriya meeting hall and the Snowbay Water Park will also be closed.”
TMII is one of a number of Jakarta attractions that are open to the public. Other attractions included the Ancol Amusement Park, Ragunan Zoo and the Thousand Islands.