The school holiday, which is in conjunction with the Lebaran festivity ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ancol Dreamland Recreational Center in North Jakarta was visited by about 78 thousand holidaymakers on the second day of the post-fasting Idul Fitri or Lebaran holidays on Tuesday.

The Ancol Dreamland Communication Manager Metty Yan Harahap has forecast on Tuesday that the number will increase by evening.

"We predict that the number will continue to increase in the evening because the data we have revealed was recorded till 12 noon," Matty informed ANTARA News.

She pointed out that the number of visitors will peak on Wednesday and Thursday, but the Ancol Dreamland Recreational Center has made the necessary preparations to handle the flow of visitors until a week after the Monday-Tuesday Idul Fitri D-Day.

In the meantime, some 40 thousand visitors are expected to throng the Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII), also popularly known as Taman Mini, on Tuesday, stated TMII Information Center Manager Suryandoro.

"By 12 noon today, some 25 thousand people had visited the park, and by 2 p.m., the number had increased to 30 thousand visitors. We predict that the visitor count will reach between 35 and 40 thousand," Suryandoro claimed here on Tuesday.

He added that the figure showed a 25 percent increase as compared to those visiting TMII on the first day of the post-fasting month of Idul Fitri or Lebaran on Monday.

A total of 20,159 people visited the East Jakartas park on Monday (July 28).

Surandoro expressed hope that the number of visitors this year will increase by 10 percent from that in 2013, which was 350 thousand visitors.

The TMII spokesman earlier noted that the management has set a target to attract 400 thousand visitors during the 2014 Lebaran holidays.

"The number of visitors to Taman Mini during this years Lebaran holiday season is forecast to increase by 10 percent as compared to last year," Suryandoro remarked.

He noted that a total of 350 thousand people visited Taman Mini during the Lebaran holidays last year, and the number during the same period this year is expected to reach at least 400 thousand.

Suryandoro expressed optimism that the target of 400 thousand visitors can be achieved as the Lebaran festivity coincides with the school holiday.

"The school holiday, which is in conjunction with the Lebaran festivity, will contribute to an increase in the number of visitors to Taman Mini," he pointed out.

According to Suryandoro, during the Lebaran holiday season this year, Taman Mini will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to attract as many visitors as possible.

He noted that particularly from July 28 to August 10, 2014, the entry ticket fare to Taman Mini will be raised from Rp10 thousand to Rp12 thousand per person.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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