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“Entertaining !!!”

Museum Bank Indonesia
Ranked #4 of 294 things to do in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Once the first banks of Indonesia, now a museum of banking in Indonesia.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very entertaining museum on the origin of Indonesia money. We could see a huge history about bank of Indonesia. Not only the type of money but also the uniform of the staff. Everything made me so excited.
No fee to enter. All of staffs were so great, they could speak English well. You will have a great time and a lot of informations.
A must-visit in Indonesia.

1  Thank marcus_huu555
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a wonderful and fun Museum. There is no entry fee for this Museum, /At other sites/attractions in Jakarta, One of the things that we "foreigners" will get used to in Indonesia, is that there is a 'locals' price of admission and a 'foreigners' price of admission. sometimes, esp if you have local Indonesian friends, they can use their charm and get the extra cost waived. However, it is cheap at either price by US standards so just go and enjoy. This museum like most attractions usually have people on location who speak English. But, don't expect a huge array of other languages. Plus, I always recommend learning a few common phrases in Indonesian. You will have a great time. Plus visit the Park, right across the street! It's lovely! OH, remember in Indonesia, times of operation (opening) are approximate, If you expect something to be open at 7:30 am, remember, you are in a different culture that is not quite so concerned with such things.

1  Thank RobertWorldWanderer
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have always loved museums. At least for me, the existence of museums in a city corresponds well with how cultured the civilization on that particular population really is. Museum should have not only entertaining, but also be a place where transfers of history will transcend the test of time. A place to learn and a place full of important moments. Sadly, most museums in Jakarta wasn't really handled with utmost care to fully utilizing its potentials in order to fulfilling its role not only as a historical site but also a form of education in an entertaining.

I think in Jakarta, Museum of Bank of Indonesia were one of the museums worth mentioning, that successfully captures the true potentials of museums these days. Not only the early history of the bank, but also bits of Indonesia's important history, to plenty informations of how the banking system works. Done very engaging with all the displays and interactive options there are. They also had the largest collection of world currency from the colonialism era to the modern era, of which were displayed quite splendidly. Your visit surely won't be a disappointing one to this museum.

Thank Natasha P
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is probably one of the best and modern museum i've seen in Indonesia, the building itself is also very beautiful. There is no entrance fee which is great and the place is air conditioned! It's like a large time-machine that takes youback to history on how banking, money and spice trades are happening back in colonial times, i could say its very informative and educational!

1  Thank Diana A
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are visiting Fatahillah Square (you should), the museum is only about 5 minutes away via a pedestrian only street. The website says it opens at 7:30am but when I turned up they told me to come back at 9am. Although the glitzy mirror/glass/digital display is more of an distraction rather than being informative, an hour at the museum gave me a good basic knowledge of Indonesian history.

Thank DownUnderUpOver
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