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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, MARCH 06, 2011 -- PAGE 1 A number of unbelievable things have been simultaneously occurring around the world, ranging from the ongoing jasmine revolution in the Arab world to the chili revolution in Indonesia that has made the price of chili hotter than chili itself. But something else shocked me the other day.
I felt thirsty and wanted to drink some water in a small caf? in Jakarta's Mega Kuningan area. The waiter gave me a 330 milliliter bottle of water and a glass. I emptied it in one sip. To my surprise, the bill was Rp 11,500 -- actual cost Rp 10,000, government tax Rp 1,000 and service charge Rp 500.
My friends and family …