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The sharp trap of hell in Indonesia

There are many markets or business opportunities that are still unseen or hidden from most people’s eyes.
Indonesian people, however, are very keen on seeing them.
Like an artisan coffee seller with bicycle, not long after that, there comes an herbal drink seller with bicycle.
Or the growing-to-be-famous online shop with unique stuffs.

But, there are some people who create the opportunity in the wrong way, like these people mentioned in this post.
Flat tire issues do not always happen, so these people are actually experiencing a great deficit.
So, what do they do? They scatter nails on the road or the street not far from their patch-up places.

The nails collected by officers from the street

The nails collected by an officer from the street

Try to drive in a 30 km/hours, and pay careful attention to the street.

If your vehicle got the nail, don’t panic and try to pull over after you are sure it’s safe, and take the nail. If you insist on driving, the tire can tear and become worse.

When you get your tire patched up, watch carefully because often they will sabotage your tire and make it worse. Thus, you have to pay more to change to a new tire with the price ranging from IDR 30.000 to IDR 45.000 ( $US 3 to 4,5).

The officers from a community once collected 300 kg worth of nails just in the area of Central Jakarta.
Some streets that are usually scattered in nail are the Daan Mogot, Hasyim Ashari, Medan Merdeka Utara, Senen market area, Pulogadung area, and Cawang area.

(See this video below about the nails scattered on the street to Soekarno Hatta airport)

Sure, it is great to be able to create the business opportunity which means more income or benefits. But doing it with this kind of act is really unacceptable, isn’t it?

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

Flat tire? No worries

In most countries, when your car or motorcycle or bicycle has a flat tire, where do you go? To the nearest workshop available in your area? But how close is it?
How much money do you spend? Probably some Dollars, and that is not cheap, isn’t it?

BUT in Indonesia, if you have a flat tire, no worries. All you need to do is look around your area and find these people.

Say hello to tire repairman, or what Indonesian called ‘tukang tambal ban’. They are always ready to help you.

They are literally everywhere so it’s not hard to find them. Really, the amount of these people is the same with the amount of McD or KFC in American countries.
Their skills are as good as those working in a big workshop. They can pump up your tire or patch your flat tire in a matter of minutes. Their fast services can be compared to the racing team.

If that is still not good enough, their services are so cheap. You only need to pay for 1 or 2 US Dollar (IDR 10.000 – 20.000) for 1 flat tire. What a bargain, isn’t it?
You can also ask to check all of your tires for wind pressure, and all you need to do is pay them 0,2 or 0,5 US Dollar (IDR 2.000 – 5.000).

(See this video to see the process of patching a motorcycle tire)

(See this video below about one of the tire repairmen in Indonesia who has 20 years experience)

(See this video too about the youngest tire repairman ever)

Unique, isn’t it? This is Indonesia.

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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