Take Part in Our Ramadan Nightlife Poll!

We have been raising the issue for a while now, so here’s your chance to express your view if you can’t be bothered making any comment.




The Islamist ‘scholars’ of the MUI, the vigilante thugs of the FPI and even the ‘moderates’ of Muhammadiyah and the NU want bars and nightspots shut down for the entire month of Ramadan, which starts on 9th July.


We here at RRA respect anyone’s right to fast as long as they wish, but equally expect the right to enjoy our usual nights out. They don’t bother us, we don’t bother them!


My personal view is that all Muslims should get the chance to enjoy their holiday and the staff of such places should thus be guaranteed several days off work to join everyone else in their religious devotions.

A couple of days at the start and at the end of Ramadan would be fair enough – shut-downs of under a week would suffice for this purpose.

Have your say! Governmental and religious authorities will pay not the slightest heed to the result, but since most of our readers are Indonesians or people resident here, I’m simply curious!

Anyone, anywhere, with any opinion, is free to participate!