Indonesian capital imposes car free night for new year's eve celebrations

2012-12-31 11:31:30 GMT2012-12-31 19:31:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Dec.31 (Xinhua) -- Capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, applied car free night due to new year's eve celebrations, local media reported Monday.

The celebration is named Jakarta Night Festival (JNF). Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, will lead the countdown of new year of 2013.

According to, due to the celebration, main streets in Jakarta will be closed for vehicles from 8.00 pm Monday to 2.00 am Tuesday.

Around 5 parking areas were set for people who want to enjoy JNF.

Local government built 16 stages for JNF, which are prepared for many top artists and art performers.

Fireworks display is also planned to be part of the entertainment.

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