02 June 2008

It rained money in Indonesia!!

The day it rained money as £6,000 thrown from plane to Indonesia's poorest

Money fell from the sky in Indonesia today... and into the waiting arms of the country's poorest residents.

The mad dash for the cash -which was thrown from a plane in a marketing stunt -left many cut, battered and bruised.

A girl of 13 collapsed and had to be taken to hospital.

The 100million rupiah, or nearly £6,000, up for grabs amounts to a fortune in the South-East Asian country.

Those who managed to snatch a few notes took home more than they could earn in a month.

The money was dropped by author Tung Desem Waringin as a stunt to promote his book on business motivation.

With the cash bundled in bills of 1,000 and 5,000 rupiah (between 5p and 25p), he set off in the light aircraft to fly over a football stadium in Serang, 40 miles from the capital Jakarta.

Rumours of the stunt had been circulating for at least a day and the stadium was filled with the city's poor.

On the first and second runs, the notes fell 500 yards from the stadium, so the crowds dashed from the ground to scoop up what they could.

On the third run the money fluttered down into the stadium so they all had to scamper back into the arena.'

(News extracted from Reuters)

Can some "feel-rich" authors do the same publicity stunt in Singapore please?

7 Macro Voice(s):

Serene said...

WAH! I wan also!!!!!

Marie said...

Oh my gosh, money from the skies. I wished they had something here in Australia or perhaps in Singapore.

debbiedollie said...

whoa!! its rainin money!! omg!! haha.. tis can be put in e gueiness world record

Terence said...

hmm.. dun think so our government will allow such $$$ throwing act here lorz. need security to control the crowd, paramedics to stand-by too

blurryhunniee said...

i waaannntttt......the MONEY!!

3POINT8 said...

I wonder if the gov can sue the person dropping money for allowing possible injuries to occur.

Su said...

wasn't he doing like a crazy promotion for his new book? thats why he pulled a stunt like that. Its the raining season, i hope it rains money tomorrow.XD