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    Idul Fitr 2014

    The first day of Idul Fitri has been confirmed as Monday for Indonesia. Most Indonesians travel home at this time, it's considered the second biggest migration in the world after Chinese New Year.




    Scores of cars pack a section of the northern coastal highway (Pantura) in West Java on Saturday. As many as 20.1 million people are expected to return to their hometowns for the Idul Fitri holiday this year, with Saturday and Sunday expected to be the peak of this year’s annual exodus. (Antara/Wahyu Putro)

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    Indonesians will celebrate tonight (well many started yesterday) with copious amounts of fireworks littering the sky. Here's a pop up road side stall.



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    i was in Jakarta during it ,many years ago , just a bunch of people, driving around the jam packed streets stuffed in the back of big trucks etc, all shouting, cheering and blowing horns.
    So deliriously happy that the weird eating pattern month is over for another year.

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    I really do appreciate how polite and patient Indonesian drivers are.



    but who could blame them stuck in this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    The first day of Idul Fitri has been confirmed as Monday for Indonesia. Most Indonesians travel home at this time, it's considered the second biggest migration in the world after Chinese New Year.




    Scores of cars pack a section of the northern coastal highway (Pantura) in West Java on Saturday. As many as 20.1 million people are expected to return to their hometowns for the Idul Fitri holiday this year, with Saturday and Sunday expected to be the peak of this year’s annual exodus. (Antara/Wahyu Putro)
    The second largest migration is when the Chinese return QED ,I thouht you had scientific education or was it upside down n Whitey's prison for the dentally handicapped?

    Ignoring the partition disaster where millions moved and depsite our families attempt to mitigate massacres,internally in just TheUnion

    Wiki cites

    "In modern India, estimates based on industry sectors mainly employing migrants suggest that there are around 100 million circular migrants in India. Caste, social networks and historical precedents play a powerful role in shaping patterns of migration. Migration for the poor is mainly circular, as despite moving temporarily to urban areas, they lack the social security which might keep them there more permanently. They are also keen to maintain a foothold in home areas during the agricultural season."

    If you you must spout bollox up the humour old chap
    I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.

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    The train stations get busy also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david44

    Wiki cites

    "In modern India, estimates based on industry sectors mainly employing migrants suggest that there are around 100 million circular migrants in India. Caste, social networks and historical precedents play a powerful role in shaping patterns of migration. Migration for the poor is mainly circular, as despite moving temporarily to urban areas, they lack the social security which might keep them there more permanently. They are also keen to maintain a foothold in home areas during the agricultural season."

    If you you must spout bollox up the humour old chap
    Are those 100 million travelling on the same 2 or 3 days?

    Your same wiki quotes;


    Mudik lebaran

    Main article:[at]MudikThousands of motorcyclist family clogs the street during mudik home-coming.One of the largest temporary human migrations globally is the prevailing custom of the[at]Lebaran[at]where workers, particularly unskilled labourers such as maids and construction workers, return to their home town or city to celebrate with their families and to ask forgiveness from parents, in-laws, and other elders. This is known in Indonesia as[at]mudik[at]or[at]pulang kampung[at](homecoming). It is an annual tradition that people in big cities such as[at]Greater Jakarta,[at]Bandung,[at]Surabaya, or elsewhere, travel to their hometowns or other cities to visit relatives, to ask forgiveness, or just to celebrate with the whole family.

    The government of Indonesia provides additional transportation to handle the massive surge of travellers in several days prior and after the[at]lebaran. In 2013 there are around 30 million people travels to their hometowns during[at]lebaran[at]holiday, brought and spend the total sum of money around 90 trillion rupiah (around US$ 9 billion)[5] from main urban centers to rural areas, pulsing economic opportunities and business from the city to the villages.

    The numbers of Indonesians that took mudik or pulang kampung travel is quite tremendous, the numbers is slightly equal with the whole population of Malaysia hit the road altogether, causing massive traffic jams and a sudden rise of demand and volume of intercity transportations.

    The impact is indeed tremendous as millions of cars and motorcycles jam the roads and highways, causing kilometres of traffic jams each year.[6][at]The annual massive congestion usually occurs along Java's[at]Northern Coast Road. Additionally, the wealthier classes often go to local hotels or overseas to accommodate the absence of their domestic servants, drivers and even security guards.

    Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian hotels have been particularly successful marketing lucrative[at]Lebaranor[at]Idul Fitri[at]"escape packages.


    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudik

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    i was in Jakarta during it ,many years ago , just a bunch of people, driving around the jam packed streets stuffed in the back of big trucks etc, all shouting, cheering and blowing horns.
    So deliriously happy that the weird eating pattern month is over for another year.
    Cheers Blue I thought it was a weird eating pattern all year round.

    Most don;t have the facilities to cook so eat out every night which don't look good in that place.

    Perhaps Ramadan is truly a blessing

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    Looks absolutely hideous Willy.

    Jesus, the bogs would be door high full of turds.

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    Indeed. But the great thing about living in a city with 28 million people, is that when 21 million leave the city it's very bloody great!

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    Got some crackers for tonight.




    the cheeky git's asking price was 1,500,000 (approx 5,000 baht) but in the end we paid 300,000 or about 600 baht

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    ^ "Absolutely high quality" as it says on the pack, so it must be true.


    Try not to lose too many fingers mate.

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    I'll let the kids sort them out. (Seeing as that's how it's done here)
    Last edited by kingwilly; 28-07-2014 at 03:19 PM.

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    KL is a great place to be right now . . . no traffic, shops and malls are empty . . . Nice

    Drove to Kuala Selangor yesterday for some excellent seafood . . . no traffic . . .

    Bliss! I love CNY and Balik Kampung

    Selamat Hari Raya Aid Il Fitri

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    Mind, Jakarta has as many inhabitants as all of Malaysia, aded to which Malaysia has a first-rate road/highway/train/flight system . . . so there is no comparison

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    Yep. Absolutely pleasant to drive around and visit malls right now.

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    Some traditional food.



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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker View Post
    KL is a great place to be right now . . . no traffic, shops and malls are empty . . . Nice

    Drove to Kuala Selangor yesterday for some excellent seafood . . . no traffic . . .

    Bliss! I love CNY and Balik Kampung

    Selamat Hari Raya Aid Il Fitri
    Agreed but the haze is back !!!

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    I'm in KL now and it's shit.

    Can't see more than 100 metres with the haze and feel like my sinuses are going to explode when i go outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jofrey View Post
    I'm in KL now and it's shit.

    Can't see more than 100 metres with the haze and feel like my sinuses are going to explode when i go outside.
    Probably the farmers from Sumatra, sorry.

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    It's tradition to buy the kids some new clothes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    Agreed but the haze is back !!!
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Probably the farmers from Sumatra, sorry.
    Several places in Selangor have been spotted . . . and the owners fined.

    Malaysia Boleh!

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    Nice pics! Not seen anything like it! Makes BKK look like backwater

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