TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta administration has issued a circular letter ordering bans on certain types of entertainments during the Ramadan month. The letter mentions six types of entertainments such as night club, spa, massage parlor, gambling, and night bar. The same goes to billiard spots.
Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency secretary Jeje Nurjaman in a press release on Thursday, May 18, 2017, said that the entertainment spots are under the tourism sector.
Jeje added that all of the entertainment spots must be closed one day before and throughout the Ramadan month, and one day after the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
Meanwhile, karaoke and other musical entertainment spots that provide pool tables are allowed to open from 8:30 p.m. to 01:30 a.m. However, Jeje went on, billiard tables provided for customers of night clubs, discotheques, saunas, massage parlors, gambling centers and bars must be closed.
As for nightclubs that are not in the vicinity of residential areas, mosques or churches, schools, and hospitals, and are located in commercial areas, such as hotels, are allowed to be opened.