On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5 foreign students of UMMI who are enrolled in BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia Bagi Penutur Asing) Program went to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah to learn about Indonesian culture, tradition, and its diversities. They are Fadlee Binya, Torha Banda, Sofron Hayedoloh, Masuedee Samae, Elham Yusof, students of UMMI from Thailand.
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 (1.0 km2). The park represents Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s 34 provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of rumah adat (traditional house) 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, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Teater Tanah Airku and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most suitable destination to learn cultures, traditions, and diversities of Indonesia.
The students enthusiastically move from one pavilion to another to learn about Indonesia. They asked many questions about Indonesia to the guides at each pavilion.