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The Suharto Museum

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The Suharto Museum is a historical Museum, which is dedicated to the life of Haji Muhammad Suharto, the second President of the Republic of Indonesia, and which, it should be noted, was one of the most influential political figures in the modern history of Indonesia. Haji Muhammad Suharto ruled Indonesia more than 30 years, from 1967 to 1998.

The Museum is located on the territory of the Park "Taman Mini Indonesia Indah" - unique in its kind Park under the open sky. The Museum houses the largest collection of gifts of President Suharto, which include Souvenirs and artwork. These gifts are collected now in the Museum, and visitors can see them. The gifts were received by the President during official visits to other countries from various world leaders and Indonesian officials. in addition, the Museum presents items from his personal life, and in a special room, visitors can see military awards of President Suharto, which he received in the struggle for independence of Indonesian people. For those wishing to buy Souvenirs in the Museum gift shop.

The architecture of the Museum building is quite original - the roof of the building is decorated with company - conical pyramids, one large and several smaller around. Tumpeng symbolizes harmony. The Museum building, Suharto was built at the initiative of MS city Hartinah in gratitude to the Lord Almighty, and in gratitude to the Indonesian people and the international community for the support of President Suharto. The construction of the Museum lasted about five years, from 1987 to 1992. The Grand opening took place in 1993, opened the Museum personally by President Suharto.