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Jakarta Post

MRT becomes Jakarta's newest tourist magnet during Idul Fitri

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 7, 2019   /  06:19 pm
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A security guard talks to passengers inside an MRT train at Bundaran HI Station, Central Jakarta on June 6. (JP/bry)

During this year’s Idul Fitri holiday, the MRT has become a popular public transportation option, as well as a growing tourist attraction. “This is my first time taking the MRT,” Elsa, 47, a private employee and resident of Bandung, West Java, told The Jakarta Post at the Senayan MRT Station. “I watched the inauguration on TV, but only because of the Idul Fitri holiday was I able to travel to Jakarta with my family and finally experience the MRT.” Elsa was not the only passenger who used the holiday to ride the rails. “I’ve never used the MRT previously because I rarely go to Jakarta since I work in Serang, Banten,” said Triyanti, 43, at the Cipete Raya Station. “Today we drove from Serpong to Plaza Indonesia, parked our car and started taking the MRT from the Bundaran HI Station.” MRT employees working at the Lebak ...