Since in Indonesia, I have already found out where hair cutting is in this allied country. Of course it’s cheap like in Indonesia. For example barber at the sidewalk or our barber shop class. We usually only spend the highest IDR 30 thousand. When added with washing your hair to Rp50 thousand.
And, Thursday (07/18/2019) I took the Go-car to West Coast Plaza. My goal is to find a salon or barber shop. After buying number of needs at one of the shops on the West Coast Plaza, I then crossed to the West Coast Community Center, where there was the West Coast Market Square with a variety of booths ranging from food courts, grocery stores, traditional health clinics to barber shops.
I followed it. Then stop at one of the barber shops or precisely a hair and facial treatment salon. Because I saw a Malay face, a man who could be the owner of this salon greeted me in Malay; “Mau gunting rambut?” I immediately answered with Malay too.
I was cut then he offered to wash my hair and coloring my gray hair.
For all such treatments; I have to pay S $ 40. That is equivalent to IDR 400 thousand with a value of S $ 1 = IDR 10,000. Looks expensive, isn’t it?! That is if we compare with barber shop prices in Palu, Central Sulawesi, my hometown or in Makassar, South Sulawesi and Palu, Central Sulawesi.
But a friend, Adam said; “Don’t use an our calculator if you are in other country. Because the value of their currency is very high compared to the rupiah.”
Adam is owner of Terrace Coffee at Graha Pena, Makassar. ***