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Indonesian Apam Balik Seller Pays House Downpayment Using RM13k in Coins He Saved Over 3 Years

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Source: @dianajlndr | TikTok

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The exploits of an Indonesian man in Banyuwangi, East Java in the country caught the attention of netizens recently after he bought a house by paying the downpayment using coins.

Shared by housing company executive @dianajlndr on TikTok, several videos of the man, known as Pak Imam, bringing coins stored inside 4 large water containers to the Kavling Brawijaya Asri housing office in Banyuwangi have gone viral, with 1 of the videos garnering over 7.1 million views as of the time of writing.

 

Paying for house downpayment using coins saved for 3 years

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In the videos, Pak Imam was revealed to be a Martabak Terang Bulan (Indonesian version of Apam Balik) seller in East Java who saved all the coins daily for 3 years.

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In the 1st video, Pak Imam can be seen with the 4 water containers filled with coins before they were cut open and laid out on a canvas for counting.

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In the overlaid text of the video, @dianajlndr asserted,

“Buying a house by money transfer ❌
Buying a house using coins ✅”

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Watch the video here:

@dianajlndr Ngitungnya seharian full uang koin seribuan ? @Jaya Tentram Makmur Bersaudara #fyp #fypdongggggggg #fypシ゚ ♬ Dj Komang Perayaan Mati Rasa – DjKomangRimex


Meanwhile, in the 2nd video, the full content of one of the water containers was laid out on a canvas, showing the full extent of the coins stored inside.

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Watch the video here:

@dianajlndr Membalas @orevinn tebak yukk total dari 3 1/2 galon ada berapa ? nanti yg bener atau mendekati ku kasih gop*y/shpe*p*y? jangan lupa follow akun dari @Jaya Tentram Makmur Bersaudara ? #fyp #fypage #fypgakni ♬ Dj Komang Perayaan Mati Rasa – DjKomangRimex

 

Pak Imam managed to save a whopping RM13,536 in coins!

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In another TikTok post, @dianajlndr shared that the total amount of coins that Pak Imam saved is a whopping IDR45,980,000 or approximately RM13,536!

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The Martabak Terang Bulan seller’s story was further elaborated in another TikTok video, where the water containers filled with coins were shown to be transported to the office by van.

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Furthermore, 1 of the water containers had to be carried by 2 men due to how heavy it was!

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The video also shows how the coins were counted, as well as a shot of Pak Imam proudly handing over the coins to the Kavling Brawijaya Asri housing executive.

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Watch the video here:

 

@dianajlndr Nih gaisss yg punya tabungan uang koin ?? @MT TERBUL 777 LAKALAKA @Jaya Tentram Makmur Bersaudara #fypage #fypシ゚viral #fypdongggggggg #perumahansubsidi #perumahanbanyuwangi #perumahanbanyuwangikota ♬ suara asli – Dianajlndr


Well, if there’s a Malay proverb that could summarise Pak Imam’s story, then it’s got to be “Sedikit-sedikit, lama-lama jadi bukit”.

 

Also read: India Man Working in Malaysia Gets Car Loan Approved in Just 1 Day, Pays Down-payment on the Spot!

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