Siren Call

Odd Jakarta Fact #422:While we are all to familiar with the standard Hollywood movie scene where the sound of sirens means the police are coming to catch the bad guy, or the ambulances are coming to save you, it is a totally different reality in Jakarta. The sound of sirens means:

  • a convoy for a government official is passing through
  • a funeral convoy is passing through
  • the policeman/military police/any guy with a siren wants to get out of the traffic jam
  • the policeman/military police/any guy with a siren wants you to just simply get out of the way
  • a convoy of demonstrants is passing through, usually accompanied with the sounds of the demontrant’s megaphones or banging on the sides of the bus to a rhythm
  • a convoy of Persija fans is passing through

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Failed Musician, Reformed Gadget Freak and Eating Extraordinaire.

2 responses to “Siren Call”

  1. KiMi says :

    A convoy of persija fans? Jaaaah… Incredibly amazing. Hahaha…

  2. atrix says :

    yup, the sirens tend to be used for uncommon occasion here in Jakarta .. which normally awkward to notice .. hihi, good posting !!

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