Tomorrow, nightspots in Jakarta must be closed

Translated from:,20091125-210426,id.html

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – All night entertainment places are to be closed starting Thursday (26/11) until Friday (27/11), in respect to the Eid al-Adha (muslim holiday) that fall on Friday (27/11).

“In respecting the religious festivity”, according to DKI Head of tourism and culture Arie Budhiman, Wednesday (25/11). If any of those places insist to stay open, Arie stated that night entertainment place would be sealed or their licence will be suspended.

The night entertainment places that expected to close are; night clubs, discotiques, saunas, massage parlours, gambling, and independent bars.

While there are two places that are allowed to continue operating, Karaoke and live music. But their operating hour is limited only for five hours, starting at 20.30 until 01.30


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