Indonesia may not sound like a big tourists location to do a little partying, but these days that is starting to change. Locations like Bali and Jakarta have become major tourist destinations. Tourism and changes in Indonesian culture have lead to the increase of alcohol consumption throughout the country.
The increase in alcohol consumption has lead to the increase in black market alcohol distribution… Surprise! In response to this the Indonesian government has taken action with an anti-corruption drive in order to eliminate all black market distribution. What do they have to show for this cleansing?
Indonesia now has only one distributor of alcohol…FAIL! And, this one distributor cannot supply enough product to meet the market demand for alcohol…EPIC FAIL! If you are planning on heading to Bali anytime soon, and you like to consume a little fine beverage here and there, you might want to bring an extra bag. Chances are you might not be able to get your hands on your favorite spirit if you don’t bring your own. I bet those in the tourist industry are missing their black market buddies when they are looking at their profit margins slipping.