JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian government has declared Monday, Jan. 23 as a collective leave day in addition to the Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday, Jan. 22. Many of the Chinese ethnic community in the country will travel to their hometowns to celebrate the festivities with their families.
Others may spend the long weekend enjoying the feast and traditional red decorations symbolizing fortune and happiness in the commercial areas.
During this public holiday, more people are expected to travel following the government’s decision to lift the Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities (PPKM) as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline.
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“After the government officially lifted the Covid-19 restrictions in the country at the end of 2022, it is the time for us to make a travel plan to enjoy the upcoming public holiday,” said Gaery Undarsa, co-founder and chief marketing officer of tiket.com.
“We invite our sobat tiket to collect the red packets through the Chinese New Year’s HOKI DEALS program which can be used for vacation, visiting families in other cities, or even bringing relatives to some tourist destinations,” Gaery said.
The HOKI DEALS program features a wide range of travel products including accommodation, entertainment, beauty and wellness from the local to abroad.
The HOKI DEALS program will run from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 2023.
This year, the HOKI DEALS program will run from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 with the following promotional scheme:
- Discount of up to IDR 250,000 for domestic flight.
- Discount of up to IDR 450,000 for international flight.
- Discount of up to 40 percent + an extra discount of up to IDR 575,000 for domestic hotel.
- Discount of up to 40 percent + an extra discount of up to IDR 575,000 for an international hotel.
- Combo discounts comprising IDR 500,000 off + an extra discount of IDR 30,000 for domestic tiket To-Do (travel activities).
- Combo discounts comprising IDR 500,000 off + an extra discount of IDR 30,000 for international tiket To-Do.
- Discount of up to IDR 175,000 for train ticket.
- Discount of up to IDR 188,000 for car rental.
- Discount of up to IDR 88,000 for airport transfer.
- Discount of up to IDR 300,000 + an extra discount of IDR 30,000 for events and concert tickets.
“Last minute decision to book a plane ticket or hotel that usually leads to expensive prices can turn otherwise with HOKI DEALS,” Gaery said.
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“Besides, under the latest program of JHT [Lowest Price Guarantee], tiket.com assures the cheapest price compared to other OTAs. This can make a memorable Chinese New Year on a budget,” he added.
Here’s the list of tiket.com’s 7 recommended destinations in Indonesia and abroad during the Chinese New Year holiday:
- Exploring culinary heaven at Chinatown, West Jakarta.
- Visiting spectacular spots to photograph at Pantjoran PIK, North Jakarta.
- Staycation in a serviced apartment such as Oakwood PIK Jakarta or Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta. The rate of a room per night starts from IDR 1 million.
2. Bogor and Bandung, West Java
3. Semarang, Central Java
4. Surabaya, East Java
- Hong Tiek Hian Temple is the oldest temple in Surabaya city.
- Having culinary experience in Kya-Kya in Jalan Kembang Jepun.
- Staying at a budget hotel such as Maxonehotels At Dharmahusada Surabaya starting from IDR 330,000.
- Chinese New Year attractions in Chinatown in Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.
- tiket.com provides airfare tickets from Medan to Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia.
- Visiting LEGOLAND Malaysia starting from IDR 660,000.
- Staying at Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri starting from IDR 680,000.
- Airfare ticket from Jakarta to Singapore starting from IDR 900,000.
- Exploring food heaven in the Tiong Bahru area.
- Walking along Chinatown in Singapore.
- Staying in an eco-friendly hotel at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering Singapore.
- Visiting Gardens by the Bay starting from IDR 166,000 via tiket To-Do.
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- Yaowarat Chinatown in Bangkok features the main Chinese New Year celebrations.
- Promotional tickets from Jakarta to Bangkok start from IDR 2 million.
- Airfare tickets from Bangkok to Phuket start from IDR 400,000.
- Staying in Banyan Tree Bangkok starting from IDR 2 million.
- Staying in My Beach Resort Phuket starting from IDR 3 million.