The Jakarta Post
Holidaymakers flocked to attractions as far as Thousand Islands regency north of Jakarta's coast on Thursday, the second day of Idul Fitri.
Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta saw more than 57,000 visitors and more than 11,000 vehicles entering the area by 12 p.m.
“The most visited place is Dufan [amusement park]. We recorded 5,086 visitors,” Ancol Dreamland Park's corporate communications officer, Rika Lestari, said in a statement.
A day earlier, the park recorded nearly 62,700 and 14,000 vehicles entering the complex.
Also on Thursday, nearly 3,900 tourists visited Thousand Islands regency from Kali Adem passenger port in Pluit, North Jakarta, according to the Transportation Ministry.
“Most people departed from Kali Adem port using traditional boats. The number of passengers is normally high during holiday seasons,” Capt. Handry Sulfian, head of the Muara Angke Port Authority Office (KSOP), said in a statement.
He said that as many as 22 traditional boats had transported 3,887 tourists to the holiday islands.
Holidaymakers also crowded Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta.
The zoo’s spokesperson Ketut Widarsana said, as reported by tempo.co, that the complex had received at least 24,000 visitors since 10 a.m.
The management has set a target to serve 70,000 visitors on Thursday following its closure on the first day of Idul Fitri as stipulated in a 2018 gubernatorial decree.
The Jakarta Aquarium in West Jakarta, which has over 14,000 animals in seawater, fresh water and on land, was another place that lured holidaymakers.
Jakarta Aquarium director Will Owens highlighted the importance of being open and offering an educational experiences for visitors.
“We’re open 365 days of the year,” Owens told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. (tru/das)