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Governor orders subway train redesign, because he thought it looked like a cricket

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Jakarta’s 9.6 million people will soon welcome the city’s first subway train system — but not before the trains get a design overhaul.

The reason? Governors thought the train looked “too much like a cricket.”

The city’s acting governor Sumarsono was reportedly dissatisfied with the insect-like face of the train. 

“When the contractors presented the design, around 90 percent of the people in the meeting said, ‘How did we end up with this design?’ No one remembered approving it,” he was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Globe. Read more…

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