It’s Raining Money

Or at least it is going to rain money. How is that possible? Apparently on June 1st 2008 at 8:30AM, one of Indonesia’s well known motivator persona, Tung Desem Waringin, will pour down money worth 100 million Rupiahs from a small Jabiru plane above the east parking area in Senayan Complex, Jakarta.

I’m kind of surprised when I read the news about it on one of the Indonesia’s most well-known Digital News Site Detik dot Com. Although the latest news stated that they haven’t got a permit yet from the Jakarta Metro Police Department. It is said that there is a possibility that the event could be postponed if they don’t get the permit in time.

Apparently there are already a number of other events being held in and around the complex. And throwing down money worth 100 million Rupiahs is a sure way to bring chaos. Can you imagine how many people will turn up for such event? It could probably be in the tens of thousand. Especially considering that the Indonesian government just recently increased the price of petrol by 30 percent.

What interested me the most is the reason beyond this project. Even though I’m sure that the event will be closely guarded by the police, it is hard to control crowds that large, and there are high possibilities of violence. I just hope that Tung Desem knows what he is doing and that the event will be able to proceed as safely as it can.


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