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Jakarta families set sights on educational destinations during year-end holidays

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, January 4, 2020   /  06:10 pm
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Hundreds of visitors enjoy Karnaval Beach in Ancol, North Jakarta, on Dec. 30, 2019.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The year-end holiday season has always been a highly awaited event for many families in the capital city, especially because it coincides with the semester break of their children’s schools. But instead of heading to the usual popular attractions of Jakarta, such as shopping malls or amusement parks, many families are setting their sights on educational tourist destinations. Fitri Rahmawati, a 40-year-old mother from West Jakarta, decided to use the long Christmas and New Year holiday to spend quality time with her two sons and daughter. “Even though I am a housewife, I am quite busy taking care of a swimming school and small business that I run, so I don’t get to spend much time with my children on a daily basis. So, I think the long break is the perfect opportunity for me to have some quality time with my children and my husband,” Fitri told The Jakarta...