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Nyethe, one of many undiscovered culture in Indonesia

When you go to Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, then you will hear an unfamiliar Indonesian term which is ‘nyethe‘.
Nyethe‘ is an activity of painting the cigar’s body with coffee dregs. Yes, you always hear painter paints on a blank canvas or papers, but this is new and unique, right?

The culture is born in an ordinary local coffee shop, where people come to sip a cup of black coffee or ‘kopi tubruk’, or smoking, and have a chit chat. (See this post to know more about it)

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Some of the visitors have the skill to do the activity of ‘nyethe‘. He uses the coffee dregs and a toothpick to paint the cigar’s body. It looks easy to do it but it turns out that you need patience and creativity, or you will end up scribbling randomly.

You can now see the market opportunity too, right? The amount of smoker and coffee drinker in Indonesia is pretty high. Investing in the coffee is wise since one Indonesian can drink coffee as much as three times a day. You can count that by at least 10 million people.

(See this video about a person who do the ‘nyethe‘ with a spoon, not a toothpick)

Indonesian people can be considered to be very uniquely creative, aren’t they? They can invent such an activity of art with no big cost at all, but of course, the danger of smoking and drinking coffee too much is still there.
Well, that’s the uniqueness of Indonesia.

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Smoking in Indonesia

Everywhere in the world, smoking has become a daily habits. You can meet smokers in every continents, countries, cities, villages, or maybe your own house.
Cigarettes can be bought for 1 to 2 American Dollars and it is sold everywhere in small stores on the the street or from hawkers.

In Indonesia, cigarettes are very popular too, especially the clove cigarettes which are made of tobacco and clove.
There is no warning for the danger of smoking with a big size of words on the cigarette pack, only a small size of words that tells the danger of smoking.
The cigarette sellers also do not ask how old you are, even a small kid of 5 years old is allowed to buy cigarettes from the cigarette stores on the street.

Smoking in Indonesia is very common, not only in open-air places but also in a room with AC (Air Conditioner). You can find malls and shopping centers in Indonesia that allow visitors to smoke INSIDE. You can also find many restaurants and cafes that allow visitors to smoke, and for cafes and restaurants with AC, the only thing separating the smoker and non-smoker seats is just a thin wall and an exhaust fan, so that the non-smokers won’t get the smoke pollution from the smokers

It is a common thing to see a mother holding her baby in a restaurant and the father is drinking coffee and smoking without guilt at all beside his wife. This is Indonesia.

(Here’s a video of how popular cigarette is in Indonesia)

Seeing how big the cigarette consumption in Indonesia, surely you can see the business opportunity in health services, and health equipment, right?

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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