Five Minute Limit for Smooching

Apr 7th, 2006, in News, by

Kissing in public for longer than five minutes in the city of Tangerang, near Jakarta, may land you on the wrong side of the law.

Tempo reports that the regulation was prepared in 2005 but has only now been considered for promulgation and enforcing. It is intended to be applied only to couples who are not married, ie teenagers.

It is not clear whether the kissing must be uninterrupted nor whether public order officials will go about with stopwatches.

Tangerang public order spokesman Ahmad Lutfi said:

Please do not dramatise this. We will not arrest people at will as we are not oppressors.

So when visiting the charming city of Tangerang be careful to restrict any public kissing done to within the five minute limit.


2 Comments on “Five Minute Limit for Smooching”

  1. avatar Pena Budaya says:

    Tangerang public order spokesman Ahmad Lutfi said:

    Please do not dramatise this. We will not arrest people at will as we are not oppressors.

    hehehe, who does dramatise the kissing as it is to whom?

    Why not allocate the budget to pursue sex education as mandatory for all high schools in Tangerang instead of publishing such a stupid dramatic idiotic regulation?

  2. avatar Dragonwall says:

    I miss this..
    Quites some time ago, once I heard a friend saying somewhere on the north west side of Jakarta there is a village where girls above 20 years old were consider old goose. What they did was that by evening each day they would gather all those below 18 years old and seated in an arena where people will come by and take their pick. They sell “karcis masuk” Rp1000. and valid for one pick that last 15 minutes. When times up those satpam will come searching with torch lights to get them back.
    I am trying to find out where actually tht place was and I guess tht would be a best place to catch those smooching…bet you could get more there than anywhere else..how nice.

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