The most precious time of the year for Muslims in Indonesia is when celebrations for Idul Fitri take place.
During mudik (exodus) ahead of the Islamic festivities, Indonesians use all types of transportation modes available to return to their hometowns and gather with their families and loved ones.
Many improvements in transportation were made for this year’s mudik after all stakeholders from the government and authorities to the public learned from mistakes in the previous exodus.
Traffic jam and accident rates are lower this year due to improvements in road infrastructure and highway access.
Nevertheless, the authorities remain on high alert as they look to ensure safety. A string of terror attacks that took place ahead of the Ramadhan fasting month is the main reason why security personnel everywhere have chosen to remain vigilant and not take any chances.
The hard work of everyone in keeping mudik safe is worth it, as seen in the smiles of the children who celebrate Idul Fitri with their parents. May everyone enjoy the traditional dishes of ketupat and opor ayam during their reunions
back home. Happy Idul Fitri