Residents call police over noise from wedding 'gatecrash' cars in Jurong East

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The drivers were accused of revving their engines loudly and obstructing paths at Block 247, Jurong East Street 24, on Sunday (Oct 22) morning. PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - The ruckus caused by a convoy of cars believed to be fetching a bride for a wedding in Jurong East on Sunday (Oct 22) morning prompted a few residents to call the police.

A video contributed to citizen journalism site Stomp shows a line of cars in an open-air carpark, with their engines audibly rumbling.

Police officers can also be seen at the scene, speaking to the drivers and directing traffic.

A resident who gave her name only as Lindy told Stomp that she heard the engines revving from around 7.30am.

She added that residents were "cursing the loud engine sounds that woke us up", and believes the convoy was part of a wedding party that had come to a bride's home for "gatecrashing", a traditional Chinese ritual where the groom picks up the bride with an entourage and is allowed to reach her only after overcoming a series of obstacles.

The police told The Straits Times on Monday that they received a call for assistance at Block 247, Jurong East Street 24, at 7.39am on Sunday.

"The parties involved were advised accordingly," said the police spokesman. "No further police assistance was required."

The Straits Times understands that a few reports were made about the noise. The convoy, which included sports cars, reportedly obstructed the road and created noise pollution from the revving of their engines.

In July, a group of wedding revellers in Woodlands were shocked when a person fired pellets at the groomsmen's vehicles.

The incident occurred on a Saturday, and a 49-year-old man who lived in that area was arrested that same month for shooting the pellets.

The report was met with mixed reactions from netizens - some said the wedding party should have been more considerate and keep their noise levels down, while others said traditions should be kept and revellers should be allowed their fun on a joyous occasion.

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