Fadli (The Jakarta Post)
Mon, February 7 2022
Just last week, 31-year-old Artinda was still smiling from ear to ear at the thought of finally reuniting with her Singaporean husband, Mohammad Shahrin, 51, who she and her toddler had not seen for nearly two years because of the pandemic border closures.
Their plan was to meet in the middle, with Shahrin due to fly out to Batam in Riau Islands to take advantage of the recently announced limited travel bubble arrangement between the outlying province and neighboring Singapore.
They contrived to meet in the Nongsa Beach area, on the northern tip of Batam, close to the site of the Nongsa Digital Park Special Economic Zone that Indonesia and Singapore are currently working on.
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