Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Mini Train (Kereta Mini): A Leisurely Miniature Train Ride Around Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

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The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Mini Train (Kereta Mini) is a miniature train ride around the theme park, which was revived in 2017 after a 2-year hiatus. The Mini Train offers a 3 kilometer ride around Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in about 25 minutes, cruising around the theme park leisurely.

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The Taman Budaya Aeromovel Station is located adjacent to the Mini Train Station. If you are looking to get back-to-back train rides, you can just use Taman Budaya Aeromovel Station to board the Aeromovel train.

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Heading into the Mini Train Station.

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The ticket counter of the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Mini Train.

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Tickets can be purchased from Counters 2 and 3.

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The fare chart of the Mini Train including combo tickets with other Taman Mini attractions.

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The fare chart of the Mini Train tickets only. The fare for each person costs Rp.25,000 (~S$2.50).

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My ticket/receipt for the Mini Train ride for 4 persons.

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A preserved TC1011 locomotive at the concourse. It is not known if this steam train served on the Mini Train before, though the narrow gauge looks about right.

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The locomotive number plate of TC1011.

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The builder plate of TC1011 from Sächsische Maschinenfabrik, vorm. Rich. Hartmann.

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Yup, looks like a real steam locomotive.

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After about 15 minutes of waiting, the Mini Train arrived and the staff called for boarding.

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The locomotive of the Mini Train, parked right up front of the platform.

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The two coaches of the Mini Train.

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The view of the Mini Train coach from my seat.

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Each individual row has an individual door leading to it.

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Departing from Mini Train Station.

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Mini Train Station has 2 platforms, but the Mini Train usually uses the one nearest to the concourse.

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Crossing the road at Masjid Pangeran Diponegoro.

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The train braked abruptly as these pedestrians were still walking towards the path of the train even though the train sounded the bell constantly.

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Continuing on around Masjid Pangeran Diponegoro.

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Passing by Pura Penataran Agung Kertabumi.

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Passing by Taman Legenda Keong Emas.

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Passing by the Yogyakarta pavilion.

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Passing by the Museum of Indonesian Soldiers.

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Passing by the East Java pavilion.

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Passing by the Transportation Museum.

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Heading parallel under the Aeromovel tracks.

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Passing by the Garuda Indonesia DC-9 PK-GNT inside the Transportation Museum.

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Approaching Taman Wisata Station.

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The Mini Train does not stop at Taman Wisata Station.

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The platform gap of Taman Wisata Station.

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Passing by the disused Aeromovel train cars behind Taman Wisata Station.

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Crossing the main road after Taman Wisata Station.

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Passing by the side entrance of Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia.

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The Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia Rabbit Train tracks appearing.

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Turning left after the Museum of East Timor.

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Approaching a tunnel.

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Heading through the random tunnel.

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Passing by Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car Terminal B.

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Passing under the Aeromovel viaducts near Taman Burung Station.

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Passing by giant bird cages in the Bird Park.

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A giant aviary behind.

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Approaching a very Indonesian-style railway station.

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An unrefurbished rusting car on a siding.

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Seems like the train car was once a walkthrough with a central door.

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A spare red and green train car rake on the loop line.

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The platform even has a central path with steps for passengers to cross the tracks.

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A spare yellow and blue train car rake on the loop line.

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Seems like new concrete sleepers are brought it for some track rehabilitation.

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The turntable has also been restored.

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Passing by the Central Kalimantan pavilion.

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Passing by the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Fire Station.

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Crossing another road.

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Passing by the North Sumatra pavilion.

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Passing by SkyWorld Indonesia.

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Passing by the Riau pavilion.

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Passing by the Information Museum.

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Skirting around the Jambi pavilion.

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Passing by the Jambi pavilion.

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Passing by the Taman Budaya Aeromovel Station.

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Approaching back at Mini Train Station.

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Turning into the loop line.

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The unused island platform at Mini Train Station.

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Hmm, the exit sign looks familiar.

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The overall interior of the refurbished train car.

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The Mini Train stopped short of the end of the platform which allowed this proper front shot of the train.

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The builder plate of Christoph Schöttler Maschinenfabrik GmbH.

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The driving cab of this diesel locomotive.

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The front view of the Mini Train from the island platform.

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The exterior of the orange car I was in.

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Looks easy to drive this diesel locomotive.

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The “steam” locomotive comes with a small attached tender to store some wood to trick children that this is a steam locomotive. The builder plate of Schöma is also attached on the tender.

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The horn and hook coupling still in use on the Mini Train.

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Exiting from the platform to the concourse. As this is the last train of the day, the entrance is also used for exit.

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The food court at the station concourse.

Overall, a pleasant ride on the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Mini Train around Taman Mini again.

Despite having taken 3 modes of transport around Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, the views of the theme park and the experience on them felt quite different, and all 3 modes of “transport” by Aeromovel, Cable Car and Mini Train interestingly did not feel repetitive.

Unfortunately, these modes of transport cannot actually be used as transport since it only allows you a one-round ride and you have to disembark at your origin. Perhaps they will be more useful if Taman Mini opens up the inactive stations around the park and allow boarding and alighting at all of them, just like a regular transit system, so that the rides can function more than just a ride.

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