Jakarta (ANTARA) - After fasting throughout the Ramadan Month, Indonesians, including visitors to the Kota Tua (Old Town) in West Jakarta, celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday (April 10).

One of the visitors Nur voiced her hopes for life after the holy month.

"My hope for this Eid is that the connection with my family members and siblings will continue. Although there may be people who I rarely meet now, this Eid is an opportunity to sustain the relationship again," Nur stated when met here on Thursday.

Fauzi, another visitor, hoped to have the opportunity to go home to his hometown in Pekalongan, Central Java. He admitted that he had not returned home for two years.

"I am a migrant worker who has not returned home for a long time. Hopefully, next year, there will be a chance," he stated.

Meanwhile, another visitor named Eka interpreted Eid al-Fitr as the beginning of a new chapter after the holy month of Ramadan.

She expressed hope that the community would always be blessed with peace, considering that Indonesia had gone through the democratic event of the 2024 General Election.

"May all be blessed with health, and the important thing is to remain peaceful because we just had the election. We do not want to be tense anymore," she stated.

On the second day of the Eid holiday, the Kota Tua area was thronged by visitors who enjoyed various attractions.

The Kota Tua Management Unit (UPK) recorded as many as 1,463 tourists on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time. In detail, there were 1,388 domestic tourists and 75 foreign tourists.

Kota Tua visitors can enjoy bicycle rentals, free music performances, and a visit to a haunted house, as well as take pictures with living statues.

Three museums in the area are the Jakarta History Museum or the Fatahillah Museum, the Wayang or the Puppet Museum, and the Jakarta Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics.

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Translator: Farhan N, Kenzu
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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