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Ragunan Zoo to close on first day of Idul Fitri

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, May 12, 2019  /  11:06 am
Ragunan Zoo to close on first day of Idul Fitri

Schmutzer Primate Center at Ragunan Zoo in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

During the Idul Fitri holiday, Ragunan Zoo in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta is among the destinations in the capital city that usually welcome a large number of visitors.

However, based on Gubernatorial Decree No. 63/2018, the zoo will be closed to the public on the first day of Idul Fitri.

Spokesperson Ketut Widarsana told Antara that the management was still waiting for official announcement from the Jakarta administration regarding the exact date of the closure. Based on the current calendar, Idul Fitri falls on June 5 and 6.

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“Therefore,we haven’t yet [specifically] mentioned the [closure] date,” Ketut said, adding that the peak visiting period was estimated to occur on June 8 and 9.

Ketut suggested that visitors prepare the JakCard issued by Bank DKI with enough balance to enter the zoo, "which allows them to avoid spending a long time waiting in line,” he said. (wir/kes)