Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BANK NATIONAL INDONESIA (BNI) – A Yogyakarta Dutch Indies Building

BANK NATIONAL INDONESIA (BNI)

– All Details to Know About Bank National Indonesia (BNI) Dutch Indies Building –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT BNI INDIES BUILDING?

INDIES ARCHITECTURE
You are going to visit the classic Dutch architecture building.

FREE
The entry ticket is FREE.

MONEY CHANGER
You can change your money in here.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site. Such as BANK INDONESIAVREDEBURG FORTRESSSULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, BERINGHARJO MARKET and MALIOBORO STREET.
You can combine to visit these place.

BNI Indies Building

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WHAT IS THE STORY?

BANK NATIONAL INDONESIA (BNI) BUILDING HISTORY:

Yogyakarta BNI office building was established on 1922 and used as Insurance office building of Netherlandsch-Indisch Levensverzekering en Lijfrente Maattschappij or Nill Maattschappij for short. This Art Deco Indies building designed by famous Dutch Architects F.J.L. Ghijsels. In another note, the construction of this building was recorded in another year in 1923 under the design of a Javanese-born architect, R. Sindutomo.

Besides Nillmij, the company Nederlandsch Handel Maatschappij, Escompto Maatscahppij and the broker Buyn & Co also took part in the office building in the building. At that time the enactment of the Liberal Law in 1870, private companies began pioneering branches in Yogyakarta.

During the Japanese occupation it was used as the Japan Radio office ‘Hoso Kyoku’ under Dai Nippon soldier. In addition the Nippon army also used this building as the center of the Japanese occupation.

Furthermore, this building was used as the office of the Radio of the Mataramse Vereniging Voor Radio Omroep (MAVRO) and changed into Radio Republic of Indonesia (RRI) in September 11th, 1945.

During the revolutionary period on November 25th-27th, 1945 this building had been attacked by Dutch British air ships RAF. On July 5th, 1946 Margono Djojohadikusumo renovate this building and officially opened on August 17th, 1946 by Indonesia government and named it as BNI 46. Today, BNI 46 name changed to BNI.

BNI Building in The Past

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WHERE IS BNI BUILDING LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Jalan Trikora Yogyakarta No. 1, Gondomanan, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122. (Downtown Yogyakarta).

MAP OF BNI DUTCH INDIES BUILDING:

HOW TO GET TO BNI DUTCH BUILDING?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Beteng Vredeburg (SO 1 Maret halte) or Main Post Office halte (halte Kantor Pos Besar), and then take a walk to the bank. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter (SO 1 Maret halte)
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A or 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter or you can take a walk
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Pojok Beteng Wetan Shelter, then please take Route 2B – Stop in Kantor Pos Besar Shelter
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

BNI in The Night (busy traffic):

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OTHER INFORMATION:

ENTRY TICKET:
None

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your cell phone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet

In the night (empty traffic):

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WATCH THE BNI INDIES BUILDING FROM THE VIDEO:

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR BNI INDIES BUILDING:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting BNI:

1. Sultan palace.
2. Water castle (Tamansari).
3. Sonobudoyo museum.
4. Vredeburg (fortress & museum).
5. Beringharjo market.
6. Tourist Information Center.
7. Joss coffee (coffee with hot charcoal plunged).
8. Bank Indonesia Indies building.
9. Malioboro Street.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

Find other gems in Jogja and around that you never knew existed. Here they are:

1. Borobudur temple
2. Prambanan temple
3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
5. Merapi volcano (Hiking)
6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
10. Malioboro street

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