Indonesia theme park censors mermaid statues’ breasts
Ancol Dreamland in the capital city Jakarta placed golden chest wraps on the mermaid figures, which have been at the park for the last 15 years.
The move has confused many in the city and prompted questions about whether the park was forced into the decision.
But the park dismissed the suggestion, saying they had made the choice to cover the statues last year.
“This is purely an agreement from the management and there is no external pressure,” park spokeswoman Rika Lestari told the BBC. “We are in the process of reshaping ourselves to be a family friendly amusement park.”
An Indonesian theme park has covered the bare breasts on two statues to respect “Eastern values”.
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