Kretek has a long and fascinating history intimately bound up with Indonesian economy and society. Its history reflects the changes and evolution of Indonesia itself. To learn more about this fascinating topic, visit the Kretek Museum in Kudus or pick up a copy of Kretek. The Culture and Heritage of Indonesia's Clove Cigarettes by Mark Hanusz.
Kretek, the Culture and Heritage of Indonesia's Clove Cigarettes, is available from Equinox Publishing (http://www.squinoxpublishing.com). The first major title devoted to kretek, it has been positively reviewed by the Far Eastern Economic Review and Time Asia among others.