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August 18, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 18, 2023

Jakarta – United States President Joe Biden has conveyed his well-wishes to Indonesia on the country's 78th Independence Day, which falls on Thursday.

August 17, 2023

Antara News - August 17, 2023

Evarukdijati, Kenzu, Jayapura, Papua – Papua Regional Police Chief, Inspector General Mathius Fakhiri, stated that the ceremony of the 78th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence in Pap

August 16, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 16, 2023

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has continued the tradition of wearing customary regional attire while delivering his annual State of the Nation address.

Jakarta Post Editorial - August 16, 2023

Jakarta – As Indonesia celebrates its 78th Independence Day on Thursday, the nation again takes stock of its progress and achievements.

Jakarta Globe - August 16, 2023

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, better known as SBY, was not present at the annual joint session of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), the cou

August 14, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 14, 2023

Jakarta – As part of Indonesia's 78th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presented on Monday honorary awards to 18 figures including the world gove

June 28, 2023

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2023

Investor Daily, Jakarta – Indonesians across the archipelago are enjoying a long holiday for Eid al-Adha, but the extended weekend has sparked concerns in the manufacturing industry.

April 30, 2023

Tempo - April 30, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Eid al-Fitr, which fell on April 22, 2023, raised hopes of positive shifts in Indonesia's tourism sector.

April 29, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 29, 2023

Endy Bayuni, Jakarta – The Idul Fitri holiday this year came and went without the massive congestion that usually clogs the country's roads and ferry ports.

April 27, 2023

April 26, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 26, 2023

Suherdjoko, 600000 – This year's mudik (exodus) has seen fewer traffic accidents, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy reported on Monday.

April 24, 2023

Jakarta Globe - April 24, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday urged Eid holiday travelers to postpone their return trips as toll roads are expected to get extremely packed with

April 22, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 22, 2023

Jakarta/Batam – Muslims have welcomed Idul Fitri with festivities to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan after three years of muted celebrations due to COVID-19-induced re

April 21, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 21, 2023

Jakarta – The government announced on Thursday evening that the first day of the month of Syawal, which marks the Idul Fitri celebration, will fall on Saturday following an isbat (confi

Jakarta Post - April 21, 2023

News Desk, Jakarta – Jakarta will see the peak of the return flow of people celebrating Idul Fitri on Tuesday, the end of the seven day holiday period, a senior minister has said.

April 20, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 20, 2023

Jakarta – It seems that this Idul Fitri holiday season, everyone wants to break free.

April 19, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 19, 2023

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – As Idul Fitri approaches, more and more fireworks will start blasting off in the country, a diversion that can have a dark side.

April 15, 2023

Jakarta Globe - April 15, 2023

BeritaSatu, Jakarta – State-owned insurance company Jasa Raharja said they would pay the entire hospital bills for people who get involved in traffic accidents this upcoming Ramadan exo

April 14, 2023

Jakarta Globe - April 14, 2023

Jakarta – The toll road between Cikopo and Palimanan, also known as Cipali, and the Merak ferry port in the western tip of Java Island will take the brunt of the massive spike in vehicl

April 12, 2023

Jakarta Globe - April 12, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government is advising travelers during the Ramadan exodus against using motorbikes when they head back to their hometowns as these two-wheelers are hi

April 10, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 10, 2023

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government is urging holidaymakers to start traveling to their hometowns earlier in hopes of avoiding widespread traffic congestion during the upcoming Idul F

April 6, 2023

Tempo - April 6, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Indonesian super app Gojek confirmed that it did not allocate Eid holiday allowances (THR) for drivers due to the partnership relationship between them.

April 4, 2023

Tempo - April 4, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno targeted the economic impact during the Eid al-Fitr or Lebaran holiday to be between Rp100 trillion

Jakarta Post - April 4, 2023

Suherdjoko, Semarang – People traveling to their hometowns for Idul Fitri during mudik (exodus) this year are expected to use a total of 27.32 million private cars and 25.13 mill

January 21, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 21, 2023

Jakarta – Now that the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have become manageable, if not under control, people and businesses are looking forward to another joyous celebration of the Lunar New

January 19, 2023

Jakarta Post - January 19, 2023

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Small business owners and customers alike are enthusiastic about the prospect of a restriction-free Lunar New Year.

January 12, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 12, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Many Indonesians will not hesitate to spend their yearly bonus, locally known as tunjangan hari raya or THR, this Ramadan, according to a joint survey by a

December 31, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 31, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – It is not a New Year's eve celebration without the iconic paper trumpets.

December 23, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 23, 2022

Jakarta – This Christmas season has brought especially good news to the country's Christians, both Protestant and Catholic, because for the first time since COVID-19 cases were discover

December 19, 2022

Tempo - December 19, 2022

M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – Head of Public Relation of the Metro Jaya Police Sr. Commr Endra Zulpan stated that the Police will provide security at 1,385 churches during Christmas.

December 16, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 16, 2022

Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The National Police said Friday they will deploy up to 166,000 personnel across the country for the annual security assignment called Operation Candle during t

December 15, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 15, 2022

Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman, Jakarta – Both the government and business players are preparing to embrace two major holidays, Christmas and New Year, which it is hoped will be catalysts in sp

May 21, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 21, 2022

Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman, Jakarta – While tens of millions of Indonesians jumped at the opportunity to visit their family homes for Idul Fitri earlier this month after a two-year hiatus,

May 10, 2022

Tempo - May 10, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Manpower has assured of action on reports related to the payment of the Eid allowance (THR) that have been received by its 2022 THR Command Post.

May 9, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 9, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Civil servants are allowed to work from home this whole week to help ease traffic congestion as millions of people are returning to the capital city from their hometow

May 8, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 8, 2022

Vento Saudale & Heru Andriyanto, Bogor – Police have confiscated an ambulance used to transport a dozen people to the Puncak resort area in Bogor and another car modified to look li

May 7, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 7, 2022

Beritasatu, Jakarta – At least 476 people were killed in traffic accidents during the last week of Ramadan and the following three days when Indonesian Muslims celebrated their biggest

May 1, 2022

Tempo - May 1, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The majority of Eid homecomers, who were driving by car from Jakarta, Bekasi, and South Tangerang, took approximately about 10-11 hours to reach Merak Port, Cilegon, B

April 30, 2022

Channel News Asia - April 30, 2022

Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – With a suitcase full of clothes and gifts for her nieces and nephews back home, Lily Hapsari travelled from Jakarta by train to her hometown in Central Java prov

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 30, 2022

Jakarta – An aerial view of vehicles lining up on toll roads used to evoke a feeling of hopelessness for many Muslims wishing to spend their Idul Fitri holiday with their families in th

April 29, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 29, 2022

Jakarta (Agencies) – Millions of Indonesians were travelling to their hometowns on Thursday in an annual exodus from Jakarta and other major cities before the Idul Fitri holidays, a tra

April 27, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 27, 2022

News Desk, Jakarta – Despite the country' improving COVID-19 situation, only 15.9 percent of the population intend to go on mudik (exodus) to celebrate Idul Fitri in their hometo

April 24, 2022

Tempo - April 24, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The government has made COVID-19 vaccine booster shots mandatory for Eid homecoming travelers, a spokesperson has said.

April 16, 2022

Jakarta Globe - April 16, 2022

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Indonesian civil servants, policemen, and soldiers will soon receive bonuses equivalent to their one-month salary plus some benefits before the end of t

April 13, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 13, 2022

Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry plans to provide more free mudik (exodus) trips for Idul Fitri 2022, for a total of 21,000 trips.

April 9, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 9, 2022

Jakarta – Holidaymakers who want a trouble-free Idul Fitri journey will need a COVID-19 booster shot. Why?

April 7, 2022

Jakarta Post - April 7, 2022

Jakarta – The government has declared May 2 and 3 national Idul Fitri holidays, alongside mandatory collective leave on April 29 and May 4 to 6, an arrangement that will see many office

April 6, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - April 6, 2022

Seems like Indonesia's coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy had gotten too excited about announcing the return of cuti bersama or collective leave da

March 24, 2022

Reuters - March 24, 2022

Jakarta – The government will lift a ban on domestic travel during the Muslim holiday season of Idul Fitri in early May, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday, after banning

March 2, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - March 2, 2022

In the long weekend that just passed, Puncak, the popular mountainous destination in West Java, saw massive traffic congestion that reportedly lasted up to dozens of hours.