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Jakarta Post

No respite for Jakarta as city faces surge of year-end revelers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 30, 2019   /  06:02 pm
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People visit the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta on Saturday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya )

Schoolchildren are on their semester break, office workers are taking a leave and families are going on trips to explore the city. Streets of the city were busy with people commuting to schools and workplaces just days ago, now they are packed with holiday-goers visiting tourist attractions around the city. The Jakarta Post went to several popular destinations to find out how the city is preparing itself to accommodate the influx of people visiting Jakarta-must-sees during the Christmas and New Year break.   National Monument (Monas) The National Monument (Monas) is clearly no exception. Standing on Merdeka Square in the heart of the city, Jakarta’s icon remains a major destination, especially for those coming from outside Jakarta. “This is our first time coming here. We want to sightsee Jakarta from the peak,” said 50-year-old Arifin Grisya, wh...