Time in Indonesia
The Indonesian archipelago geographically stretches across three time zones from UTC+07:00 in Aceh to UTC+09:00 in Western New Guinea. However, the Indonesian government only recognizes three time zones in its territory:
- Indonesia Western Standard Time—seven hours in advance (UTC+07:00) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Indonesia Central Standard Time— eight hours ahead (UTC+08:00) of GMT; and
- Indonesia Eastern Standard Time—nine hours ahead (UTC+09:00) of GMT
The boundary between the western and central time zones established is a line running north between Java and Bali through the center of Kalimantan. The border between central and eastern time zones runs north from the eastern tip of Timor to the eastern tip of Sulawesi.
Daylight saving time is not currently observed in almost all of Indonesia due to its tropical location, resulting in those areas using their respective time zone all year long.
|Time zone name||Time of day and abbreviation||UTC offset||WIB offset||Area covered||Population|
|Indonesian Western Standard Time||07:09, 21 April 2019 WIB||UTC+07:00||WIB+0h||Sumatra, Java, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan||207,485,712|
|Indonesia Central Standard Time||08:09, 21 April 2019 WITA||UTC+08:00||WIB+1h||South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara||40,840,394|
|Indonesia Eastern Standard Time||09:09, 21 April 2019 WIT||UTC+09:00||WIB+2h||Maluku, North Maluku, West Papua and Papua||6,855,338|
It observed since 1 January 1988 (based on Keputusan Presiden No. 41 tahun 1987, Presidential Decision 41/1987). Before it, Western and Central Kalimantan used ICST, and Bali used IWST from 1 January 1964 (based Keputusan Presiden No. 243 tahun 1963)
Standardization Time Zone Indonesia 1932
- Northern Sumatra Time (NST) (UTC+06:30), was observed in Aceh, Padang and Medan.
- Central and Southern Sumatra Time (CSST) (UTC+07:00), was observed in Bengkulu, Palembang and Lampung.
- Java, Bali, and Borneo Time (JBBT) (UTC+07:30), was observed in Java (Jawa), Bali, Madura and Kalimantan.
- Celebes Time (CBT) (UTC+08:00), was observed in Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands.
- Moluccan Time (MCT) (UTC+08:30), was observed in Ternate, Namlea, Ambon and Banda.
- West Irian Time (WIT) (UTC+09:00) was observed in West Irian. It observed during 1 November 1932 to 31 August 1944.
It observed from 1 November 1932 to 22 March 1942, and from 23 September 1945 to 31 December 1963, except West Irian, ever observed it until 1944 and Jakarta, ever observed it all, except from 1 May 1948 to 1 May 1950.
From 23 March 1942 to 22 September 1945, All region in Indonesia, except West Irian used Japan Standard Time (JST) (UTC+09:00) for the sake of the effectiveness of Japanese military operations in Indonesia This makes the western parts of Indonesia on double daylight saving time and central parts of Indonesia on daylight saving time.
Single time zone proposal
|2012-03-12||Coordinating Minister for the Economy Hatta Rajasa is reported to have said: "According to research, with a single time zone the country could cut costs by trillions of rupiah," |
|2012-05-26||The Jakarta Post reported on 26 May 2012 that a single time zone using UTC+08:00 may start on 28 October 2012.|
|2012-07-30||Reported on 30 July 2012 as still on the agenda|
|2012-08-31||Jakarta Globe reported on 31 August 2012 that a single time zone is now put on hold. The Indonesian Economic Development Committee (KP3EI) cited that they will need at least 3 months to communicate and plan for the change. Hence this could happen in 2013.|
|2013-01-30||A deputy minister said the idea has been abandoned after missed two target dates: 17 August (Independence day) and 28 October 2012 (Youth Pledge day) |
|2013-02-09||Then the minister said that it's not abandoned, only without any definite date |
IANA time zone database
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