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.


Michelle said...

That is interesting Eki..studies show that young people are still starting to smoke here in the states...

Steve Buser said...

One of my first jobs was selling (renting really) seat backs at a stadium. That was long before the days of comfortable stadium seats. It was when a seat was just a bench. The seat back made it a little less uncomfortable. I made a good money at it.

Guntur Purwanto said...

Thanks bro. :) Yea, regularly..that's the most important thing. I'm also glad to come back. I thank you for the support. Hehe! Anyway, I follow you in the way your put your copyright on the pictures. Hehe! And, our last posts are apparently have the same theme; street vendor. Nice post you've got there :-). Keep in touch, bang eki.

Joy said...

Hey, that's a sight similar to Manila!

Many thanks for your visits to Norwich Daily Photo. I hope that you enjoy the colours of summer on my blog.


babooshka said...

Smoking amongst young girls in the UK
is up as they are misguided in believing it hepls them stay skinny.
again, interesting, informative and just a perfect portrait.

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