Monday, July 28, 2014

At the time before and after the Eid holidays, Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway crowded by people from Java

Eid holidays are the most joyous day for Moslem people in Indonesia. Because at the time of the Eid holiday, homecoming tradition will be carried out by the Javanese who migrated and working in a place away from their families. Homecoming is the tradition of the Javanese who until today still remain to be done. To maintain good relations with brothers and their families in Java.

Javanese people who are in Bali, mostly working in Denpasar and the surrounding region. Most of them come from Central Java and East Java. Ahead of the Eid holidays, they will leave Denpasar towards his birthplace in Java. The Javanese are located in Denpasar, if it wants to Java by land, they must go through the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highway. Most of them using motorcycles for when heading to Java.

Usually Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highway will be filled by the travelers since the week before the Eid holiday. Since then, the line will be very crowded by people on motorbikes. Most of them come from the east to the west, of course, go to Gilimanuk, where the port of ship heading into Java. Because Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highway is the only road that connects Gilimanuk to Denpasar. There is no other alternative way faster and close.

When the Javanese through this path, the path will be very crowded, especially vehicles heading west. In this way very often a traffic accident ahead of Eid holidays. Most experienced by people who use motorcycles. From morning to night, the street is very crowded. If observed, this was a terrible way by the people who using motorcycles. Sometimes they use a very high speed. When such a condition of this road is not safe for traveling.

Not only ahead of the Eid holidays, when after the Eid holidays, Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highway is also very crowded by vehicles. After the Eid holidays Javanese usually have around, they will go back to Denpasar to work. When they returned to Denpasar and through this way, the road conditions will turn on the eve of Eid holidays. People who use the bike will come from west to east, from Gilimanuk to Denpasar. Just like the eve of Eid, the street is also very prone to traffic accidents.

Usually, on the eve of the Eid holidays, the police will provide security along Denpasar-Gilimanuk Highway. Police secured in any place that is prone to traffic accidents. The police will take care of any rider, and gives a warning if there are things that endanger motorists.