Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car (Kereta Gantung): Flying Over The Indonesian Archipelago (Terminal A to Terminal B (Loop))

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The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car (Kereta Gantung) is possibly the most famous attraction in Taman Mini and a must-visit since the park’s inception in 1975. Offering views from the sky, I headed to get the cable car ride to see the Indonesian Archipelago from above.

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I started my journey from Terminal A.

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Tickets are sold on the right side from the entrance.

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The ticket counter for the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car.

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Fares for the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car go for Rp.50,000 (~S$4.99) per person.

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My ticket for the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car.

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Heading into the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car entrance. The staff here merely check for tickets, but do not tear the ticket yet.

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Heading up the sloping path to the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car boarding platform.

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The path leads to the Cabin Garage first.

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Extra cable cars are stored here in case there are more crowds.

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Heading to board the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car. Tickets are checked here before boarding.

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A cable car getting ready to depart.

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Boarding the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car.

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Doors are opened and shut by the ground staff. The ground staff then pushes the cable car out of the platform, and the cable car waits to be picked up by the cable.

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Flying out of Terminal A.

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Flying over the Mini Train and Aeromovel tracks.

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Passing by the row of places of worship.

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The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car cars on the line.

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Flying past Saint Catherine Catholic Church.

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Passing by the Taman Budaya Aeromovel Station and Mini Train Station.

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Flying past a pink cable car.

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Flying over the Lampung pavilion.

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Flying past the Vihara Budha Arya Dwipa Arama Buddhist Temple.

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Flying over the West Java pavilion.

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The ride gets very bumpy when passing over a cable car tower.

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Flying over the Indonesian Archipelago looking at Merak and Bakauheni.

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Flying past Java.

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Looking down at Java, Sumatra, Johor, Singapore, Kuching and Pontianak.

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The big piece of Kalimantan with Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak.

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The Aeromovel train in the background.

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The Aeromovel passing by Kuching heading towards Segamat.

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The Aeromovel arriving at Segamat.

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Flying over Papua.

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The Indonesian Archipelago ends at the Garuda Theater sitting on Papua New Guinea.

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Flying past Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia or the The Castle of Indonesian Children.

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SS Waterpark TMII sits inside Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia.

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Descending into Terminal B with a view of the neighbouring cable car line from Terminal C.

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Arriving in Terminal B.

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A staff is waiting to push the cable car around the station. No alighting is allowed at Terminal B.

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Spinning around the track with manual power.

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Waiting for my cable car to be hooked up to the cable again.

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Flying out of Terminal B.

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Flying over the Istana Anak-Anak Indonesia Rabbit Train tracks.

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Flying over the Indonesian Archipelago again.

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Flying past Sulawesi.

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Another cable car over the Indonesian Archipelago.

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Flying over the Arafura Sea.

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Flying over Timor and Nusa Tenggara.

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Flying over West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok and Bali.

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Flying over the West Java pavilion.

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Flying over the Lampung pavilion.

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Flying past Masjid Pangeran Diponegoro.

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Flying past the Taman Budaya Aeromovel Station and Mini Train Station.

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The Aeromovel seems to have stopped service for the day.

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Flying past the Sasana Kriya Grand Ballroom.

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Descending into Terminal A.

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Arriving in Terminal A.

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The ground staff prepares to stop the cable car and open the doors.

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Arrived at Terminal A.

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The ground staff assisting with the doors.

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Pushing the cable car to the loop.

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Another shot of the ground staff stopping the cable car and opening the doors for the next cable car.

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The cable car seems to be able to go around the loop by itself though, so I’m not sure why the ground staff need to push it along sometimes.

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Heading down from the alighting platform at Terminal A.

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Back on the ground floor.

Overall, a pleasant ride on the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Cable Car. The Terminal A to Terminal B route is the best to see the Indonesian Archipelago in a north-south orientation to easily identify the miniature lands, as the Terminal C to Terminal B route would look upside down. Also, Terminal A is also more accessible. Though the cable car looks old, it does have a certain charm to it to make you actually want to get on it to try a classic mode of transport, rather than being scared of it due to its age.

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