Meriam Si Jagur: The Legendary Porn Cannon


The presence of Si Jagur cannon can’t be separated from the legend that surrounds the cannon. This legend is believed from obscene symbol in the cannon; clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the index and middle fingers.

This symbol is a symbol that represents the actual coitus or Mano in Fica. Mano in fica is an ancient symbol of sexual intercourse that originated in Italy. It is derived from the Italian word: mano (hand) and fica (vulva).

In the past, Mano in Fica on Si Jagur cannon was consider by people may provide fertility. Many women come to the cannon which have weighs 24 pounds or 3.5 tons. They are laying flowers in front of the cannon every Thursday and ended by sitting on the cannon with a strong hope that later they may become pregnant.

The cannon were made by Manuel Tavares Bocarro in Macau, China by merging 16 small cannon into large cannon. The Latin inscription on the cannon: Ex me Ipsa renata SVM (of my own I was born again) is describe the process. Initially, the cannon were placed in the Fort St. Jago de Barra in Macau, before being taken to Malacca. The name of Si Jagur is thought as result of simplification of the name of the saint St. Jago de Barra.

After the VOC control of Malacca, Si Jagur cannon brought to Batavia in 1641 and placed in Kasteel Batavia to guard the port and the city.

After Kasteel Batavia destroyed by Daendels in 1809, the Cannon was transferred to Oud Batavia Museum (Museum Wayang). But then transferred again and placed in the north of Taman Fatahillah, between the post office building and the Cafe Batavia. The muzzle of the cannon directed towards the Fish Market, straight toward Jl.Cengkeh.

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 1 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. From here go to the North Exit then take a 5 minute walk to the North

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take theYellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. From here go to the North Exit then take a 5 minute walk to the North

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. From here go to the North Exit then take a 5 minute walk to the North

See the link map or the map below

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