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Jakarta Post

Night life limited during Ramadan

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, August 27 2008   /  10:27 am

JAKARTA: Operating hours for tourism establishments will be subject to several restrictions during Ramadan, the head of Jakarta's tourism agency announced Tuesday. Tourism spots -- including night clubs, spas, massage parlors, video game centers, bars, billiard halls, karaoke and live music lounges -- must cease operations on the following days: the day before the fasting month begins, the first day of Ramadan, the tenth night before Idul Fitri, the day before Idul Fitri, throughout the two days of Idul Fitri and one day after Idul Fitri ends. "The regulation also covers businesses managed by starred hotels," head of the city tourism agency Arie Budhiman said in a statement released Tuesday. Karaoke and live music lounges -- as well as billiard halls attached to them -- can only operate between 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. during Ramadan, while independent bil...