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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.

December 31, 2021

Tempo - December 31, 2021

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr.

December 23, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - December 23, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Wamena, Jubi – President of the Evangelical Church of Indonesia (GIDI) Dorman Wandikbo has asked all parties to create a peaceful atmosphere as Christmas is near, hoping

December 22, 2021

UCA News - December 22, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Nearly 180,000 Indonesian police officers will guard churches and public places across the country during Christmas celebrations this year to prevent terrorist a

December 14, 2021

Jakarta Globe - December 14, 2021

Jakarta – The Government has urged Indonesians to skip traveling abroad during this Christmas and New Year holiday season, following the increase in the Covid-19 cases worldwide due to

December 7, 2021

Tempo - December 7, 2021

Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – The Christmas and New Year's holiday is right around the corner.

Bloomberg News - December 7, 2021

Arys Aditya – Indonesia canceled its planned restrictions for the year-end period as its Covid-19 vaccination coverage and testing capacity has improved.

December 1, 2021

Tempo - December 1, 2021

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Ministry of Transportation before members of the House of Representatives' (DPR) Commission V on Wednesday presented results of an internal surve

Coconuts Jakarta - December 1, 2021

Road trippers may have to clear one additional bureaucratic hurdle to travel during the Christmas and New Year holidays: car stickers.

October 28, 2021

Associated Press - October 28, 2021

David Rising and Edna Tarigan, Jakarta – Indonesians are looking ahead warily toward the holiday travel season, anxious for crucial tourist spending but worried an influx of visitors co

October 27, 2021

Tempo - October 27, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has officially erased the Christmas annual collective leave initially slated for December 24, 2021, in an attempt to suppress public mobility

August 16, 2021

Channel News Asia - August 16, 2021

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – COVID-19 has taught Indonesia how to find a balance between health and economic interests, said President Joko Widodo on Monday (Aug 16) as he addressed percepti

Jakarta Post - August 16, 2021

Dio Suhenda and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has underlined that the spirit of mutual cooperation and collaboration across all parts of society had s

June 18, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - June 18, 2021

As was teased earlier this week, Indonesia has canceled the collective leave day on Dec.

June 17, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - June 17, 2021

Having proven that we don't deserve nice things (in this case, holidays during a pandemic), the government says it's considering shortening our time off for the remainder of the year af

May 21, 2021

Fulcrum - May 21, 2021

Syafiq Hasyim – In 2020, Eid-al-Fitri was a national superspreader event. This year the government and Muslim organisations were better prepared.

May 18, 2021

Tempo - May 18, 2021

Inge Klara Safitri, Jakarta – Jakarta saw rampant banners rejecting travelers who returned from Eid al-Fitr holidays in their hometowns without a Covid-19-free letter.

Coconuts Jakarta - May 18, 2021

Indonesia is gearing up for a potential surge in COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry said, following the five-day lebaran long weekend for Eid and the Ascension of Christ.

Tempo - May 18, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force noted that at least 264 "mudik" travelers tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

May 17, 2021

Tempo - May 17, 2021

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said 1,730,463 vehicles were recorded leaving the city during the ban on Eid homecoming or mudik from May 6-15, 2021, w

May 16, 2021

Jakarta Post - May 16, 2021

Ardila Syakriah, Dio Suhendra and Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – The government believes more than 1 million people have gone on mudik (exodus) trips over the Idul Fitri holiday despi

May 15, 2021

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2021

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Authorities are gearing up measures to prevent a surge of COVID-19 confirmed cases amid the return of mudik (exodus) travelers from their hometown following the I

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2021

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Thousands flocked recreational areas and public cemeteries across Jakarta during the Idul Fitri holiday despite various restrictions imposed in the capital in

May 14, 2021

Jakarta Post - May 14, 2021

Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – Embracing a quiet Idul Fitri, 32-year-old social media manager Beni Satryo slowly strummed his guitar at his office in Kemang, South Jakarta.

May 11, 2021

Tempo - May 11, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Based on an evaluation, there was a significant decline in the number of people who went home for Eid al-Fitr between May 6 and May 9, 2021, stated Transportation Mini