Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Drinks and Cigarette Vendor
This woman is selling drinks and cigarettes in front of the Jalak Harupat Stadium in the south of Bandung.
Drinks vendors like her usually has her cart provided by a bottled drink company. Although her cart carries SOSRO brand (SOSRO is a leading Indonesian bottled tea producer), she is free to sell other brands of drinks.
On the side note, cigarettes are sold freely by vendors like this in Indonesia. Although officially there is a legal restriction against buying and smoking cigarettes for those under 18 years of age, the ease with which cigarettes can be obtained from vendors like this makes the legal-age restiction on cigarette smoking difficult to monitor and enforce.
Under-age smoking is a big problem in Indonesia. Unfortunately, cigarette producers are among the most powerful lobbyist in the country as they are among the top 10 tax payers.
Bandung Daily Photo