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
National Holidays & Celebrations
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
As was teased earlier this week, Indonesia has canceled the collective leave day on Dec.
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
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
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.
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.
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force noted that at least 264 "mudik" travelers tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 10, 2021
President Joko Widodo is under fire for promoting a local dish, which happens to be off-limits to the Muslim majority population of the country.
May 8, 2021
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesian street food vendor Ahmad Dedi and his family arrived at Jakarta's Pasar Senen train station from the neighbouring city of Bekasi more than six hours
Resty Woro Yuniar – Travel bans in Indonesia and Malaysia aimed at stemming the traditional exodus ahead of the Eid ul-Fitr religious festival may do little to prevent a rise in Covid-1
Linda Yulisman, Banyuwangi, East Java – As Hari Raya Aidilfitri approaches next Thursday (May 13), Banyuwangi resident Fitri Koreasari is looking forward to cooking up a feast for her f
May 7, 2021
The enforcement of the mudik ban in the Greater Jakarta Area will be monitored by local neighborhood or community units, an official has said, as Indonesia enters day two of banning the
Jakarta – The government will impose sanctions on those who defy the 2021 Idul Fitri homecoming ban as a drastic measure to contain coronavirus transmission.
May 6, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – State-owned toll road operator Jasa Marga recorded 414,774 vehicles leaving the Greater Jakarta area just one day before the ban on mass exodus or 'mudik ban' was impo
May 5, 2021
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, thousands of Jakartans are racing to beat the mudik ban before it comes into effect tomorrow, inundating the capital's travel hubs.
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Train stations and airports in Jakarta were packed with travellers making a last-ditch effort to leave the capital city, with the government set to impose anothe
May 3, 2021
Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – The secretary of the state passenger ferry operator ASDP Indonesia Ferry, Shelvy Arifin, said passenger and vehicle mobility in this year's mudik saw a surge 12 da
April 29, 2021
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia has urged people to avoid the annual exodus to home villages ahead of Hari Raya next month, fearing a surge in coronavirus cases in the nation