Mudik in Pictures

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation estimated around 20 million are participating in this year’s annual ‘mudik’ – the exodus of people travelling home from major cities across the country. Approximately 1.4 million vehicles are leaving Jakarta alone. Travellers take on a long journey to celebrate Eid with family and friends in their hometowns.

Travellers stuck in traffic on the Batang-Semarang toll road, Batang, Central Java. (Credit: ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/kye/18.)
Hundreds of cars and buses queue to board a boat in Merak Port, Cilegon, Banten. (Credit: Antara Foto/ Akbar Nugroho Gumay.)
Motorcyclists on their journey home in Bekasi, West Java. (Credit: CNN Indonesia/Adhi Wicaksono.)
Motorbikes mounted on a bus in Palu, Central Sulawesi. (Credit: Antara Foto/ Mohamad Hamzah.)
Passengers disembark at Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya, East Java. (Credit: Antara Foto/Moch Asim.)
This luxury sleeper train from PT Kereta Api Indonesia is one of the newest modes of mudik transportation. (Credit: Tempo)
‘Use first gear, ‘L’ for automatic cars, turn off air-conditioning.’ Police monitor the steep Kali Kenteng Bridge in Central Java, currently still under construction. (Credit: Nurdin.)
Approximately 5,500 vehicles travelled the Salatiga-Solo toll road on Wednesday 13 June, two days before Eid. (Credit: ANTARA FOTO/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho.)

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