Indonesia is home to at least one paradise: a paradise for smokers. Smokers here seem to be born with a burning cigarette on their lips. Signs prohibiting smoking are ignored, after all, Indonesians are true anarchists and smoke blue in the face. Male non-smokers are a tiny exception to the rule. It almost seems as if it is a state sponsored program to support homegrown industry. (A package of cigarettes is much cheaper here compared to what one has to pay in Europe, but that comparison doesn’t hold, because a bus driver, for example, earns only a tiny fraction from his European counterpart.) The package depicted above is actually not from Borneo (or Kalimantan, as the southern two-thirds of the island is called), but from the Central Java town Kudus. In and around Kudus are approximately 300 kretek factories (kretek is the Indonesian term for clove-flavored cigarettes). The largest of these factories in Kudus is Djarum. Djarum is the sponsor of many various music and sport events around the country.