The Jakarta Post
Some of the applications date back to before the ‘om telolet om’ phenomenon went viral, Antara reported. (Shutterstock/File)
Those yearning for the 'telolet' sound from bus horns and those who are just getting into the 'telolet' craze may find this mobile app interesting.
Following the sudden meme craze, Google Play Store has been swarmed by more than 10 horn sound applications. Some of the applications date back to before the ‘om telolet om’ phenomenon went viral, Antara reported.
(Read also: 'Om Telolet Om' phenomenon goes viral)
The available applications include ‘Klakson Telolet (Big Bus Horn)’, ‘Telolet Horn’, ’46 Klakson Telolet Terbaru’, as well as ‘Horn Bus 4ever’. The applications are small, about 5 MB and typically have a user friendly interface.
‘Telolet Horn’ provides horn sounds from various Indonesian city and province bus providers, such as the Haryanto, Sinar Jaya, Kramat Djati, Lorena and Harapan Djaya companies.
According to Zaenal Arifin, central spokesperson of local bus community Bis Mania Community, the ‘telolet’ phenomenon, where kids ask drivers to honk their bus horn as they pass by, actually dates back to 2013.
Zaenal said that the community had photographed buses with altered horn sounds since 2009. He stated that the story began when a bus provider brought back an altered horn—which was actually used to shoo away camels from the road in Middle Eastern countries—after he finished Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. (mas/asw)
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