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“Mandiri Museum, Jakarta”
Review of Mandiri Museum

Mandiri Museum
Ranked #20 of 276 things to do in Jakarta
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

MANDIRI MUSEUM
Located right next to the Bank Indonesia Museum, it is in an art deco building set up in 1929. As the Dutch Factorij Nederlandsche Handel Mastschsppij. Bank Mandiri was formed by the merger of several failed banks, and took over the entire two-storey building as a museum. It presents Indonesia’s banking as it was in the early 1930s – down to its antique furniture, ancient calculating machines, manual presses, and effigies of suited and booted Dutch executives. There are original Dutch banners at the Banking Affairs Division, effigies of security guards carrying single-shot early vintage rifles, and a large bronze statue of the Greek god Hermes at one end of the main hall.

Of particular interest is the safe deposit vault in the basement, with “gold” biscuits, as well as a cash room and individual lockers. A large, lovingly well-maintained ledger has a show-case all to itself.

A conference hall on the first floor and the Board Room next to it, have pictures of all previous CEOs of the bank. Facing the staircase are original stained glass windows that merit a close look. There is a section on Bank Mandiri souvenirs and another on antique crockery.
For the benefit of visitors, there is also a small restaurant, enlivened by free live music. Admission free.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

The architecture is great; colonial style. The collections are quite complete so we can know the bank's history and how they worked. On special occasions, the museum allows visitors to see them construct the colonial time where people (Europeans, Indonesians, Chinese) transacted in the bank. Also, we can go to the top of the building and see Jakarta Old Town from above. Very beautiful, especially at night. Join their program if you want to get these special events.

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Very well built....paintings and sculptures are great....loved the ant concept on the main gate.. this is a nice place to visit..... Its not very crowded and is situated in convineant location...when you visit Jakarta mark it on your list

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

The architecture of the building shows a mix of Indonesian and European architecture, not much to see, but worth to pay since the ticket only less than 5000 rupiah.

Thank Riou108
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Very easy to access. With public transport, just take Trans Jakarta (known as busway) koridor 1 from Blok M. Alight at the last station: Kota. It's right in front of the bus station.
This museum is an heritage. It describes the old style of Indonesian Bank. Very interesting for those who passionate by heritage. I saw some students took class pictures there, with interesting costumes. It also interesting for a prewedding picture.
Around the corner, is a famous Kota Tua (Old Town). You may take some antique pictures there.

Thank Erma72
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