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Museum Bank Indonesia
Ranked #4 of 284 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 August 2, 2014

This is a surprisingly interesting and well done museum, and its located right next to Taman Fatahillah, where there are plenty of other great things to do so that you can justify the trip by a full day enjoying old Jakarta. The museum is not huge but there's plenty to see. It's both surprising and enlightening how effectively it lays out Jakarta's tumultuous and cosmopolitan history through its currency. Having been in Jakarta at the time, I particularly enjoyed the museum's presentation of the 1998 economic and social crisis -- the museum basically presents an overall feeling of panic, just like it was then. It also has a nice, dry commentary on the response to the newly independent country's liquidity crisis, when the head of the bank issued scissors to let officials cut the currency in half, thus doubling the money supply and making people buy government bonds with half of t. If only the IMF had thought of that trick later. Nearly as interesting as the exhibits is the beautifully restored building itself, whose lovely architecture shows where the Dutch colonist's hearts and souls could be found.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thanks to Bank of Indonesia who have been doing maintenance of this great architecture building. The museum let us know about the history of bank notes. Very well informed for the visitors. Including the history of the building. A second of must visit museum after the museum of national.

2  Thank ejBajaj
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you are a foreign traveler and this is your first time visiting Jakarta, you should visit this museum. Placed in Kota, where you will experience Jakarta ambiance when it still mentioned as 'Batavia' hundred years ago.

The museum will let you understand how was the economy history and trend in Indonesia since the independence day.

2  Thank Cindyramitha
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really... actually most museum in Jakarta has great content, but little curation, save this one. This reminds me of the mint museum in Washington DC and perhaps it is because many of the Bank Indonesia directors spent lots of their time shuttling to that museum during their visits to the capitol. Multi media and interactivity is the word and I really hope that someone will expand the collection and offering of this museum one day.

4  Thank Yudanta
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Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This museum for me just ok. But, if you want other attraction in jakarta, you should visit here..!

Entry price is cheap.. but parking area a little bit difficult. The traffic so bad

1  Thank yosephwicaksono
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