A young passenger is squeezed into an economy carriage at the Jakarta train station as her family returns to their home provinces to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. Photo: AFP

The fast ends and the rush begins after Ramadan for Malaysians and Indonesians

The end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan brings a great migration – known as mudik in Indonesia, balik kampung in Malaysia – when millions brave crowded trains and killer traffic to visit a single destination: home

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A young passenger is squeezed into an economy carriage at the Jakarta train station as her family returns to their home provinces to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.