We hope the revitalised MURI Gallery will motivate Indonesians to achieve MURI records in their respective fields
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno officiated the revitalised Indonesia World Records Museum (MURI) Gallery in Jakarta and lauded the organisation's work for more than three decades.

"I laud the Indonesia World Records Museum as the first and oldest organisation of its kind, and that has been active since 31 years ago," Uno said in his remarks in MURI Gallery here, as quoted in the ministry's statement on Sunday.

The minister expressed hope that records exhibited with unique and modern technology in MURI Gallery would attract residents to learn more about world records in the museum and feel proud of their Indonesian roots.

The gallery has implemented innovative, adaptive, and collaborative principles to develop its gallery as an attractive and educative tourism destination in Jakarta, he said.

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While the innovation is made by utilising the digital platform and continuing world record development, the museum is also successful in adopting health protocol measures, It has also collaborated with academics, businesses, communities, authorities, and media networks for their operation, Uno highlighted.

"We hope the revitalised MURI Gallery will motivate Indonesians to achieve MURI records in their respective fields," he remarked.

The minister also encouraged MURI to enhance collaboration with the ministry to develop a distinct tourism destination, pointing out tourism villages with distinct characteristics as an example.

"I recently visited Kei Islands where locals claimed the beach has the finest sand in the world, and we will prove their claim by inviting MURI to record the feat," Uno stated.

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He encouraged tourists, particularly the youth, to visit MURI Gallery in Jakarta to learn about new facts and national records in health, technology, industry, and other fields.

"I invite the youth to visit the gallery because the place is cool, they also have a photo booth where we could pose as if we achieve the MURI record," the minister said.

Meanwhile, the founder and Chairman of MURI Jaya Suprana expressed his gratitude and pride for Minister Uno for his willingness to visit the MURI Gallery.

"I shed a tear because I was touched by Minister Uno's visit to the MURI Gallery in Jakarta," Suprana said.

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Translator: Nanien Yuniar, Nabil Ihsan
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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