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Jakarta Post

Voters enjoy discounts after casting ballots

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 17, 2019   /  08:21 pm
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Voting day deals: Shoppers visit a Bodyshop outlet in Ciputra Mall, Cibubur, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. The store, like many other retailers in Greater Jakarta, offered special discounts on election day for buyers who could prove that they voted by showing their inked pinky finger. (Photo Courtesy of Ita Cindy Tania/-)

For many Indonesians, Wednesday was a special day when they took the opportunity to exercise their right to vote and participated in the national celebration of democracy. And for many who voted, the day was made even more special by the wide range of discounts offered by a variety of retailers. Weeks prior to polling day, numerous business owners announced that they would offer discounts on polling day. All the customers would have to do to get the special prices was to show their purple-inked fingers as proof they had voted in Wednesday’s election. In Greater Jakarta, voters seized the opportunity to buy their favorite food and beverages or other products, as well as obtaining free admission to many of the city’s tourist sites.
Kalibata City Apartment resident in South Jakarta Tristania said she did not want to miss the chance. “My apartment is loca...