Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BANK INDONESIA (BI) – A Yogyakarta Dutch Indies Building

BANK INDONESIA

– All Details to Know About Bank Indonesia Dutch Indies Building –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT BANK INDONESIA BUILDING?

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

FREE
The entry ticket is FREE.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site such as  VREDEBURG FORTRESS, MAIN POST OFFICE, BNISULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, BERINGHARJO MARKETand MALIOBORO STREET.
You can combine to visit these place.

Bank Indonesia

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WHAT IS THE STORY?

BANK INDONESIA BUILDING HISTORY:
Yogyakarta Bank Indonesia office in the past time used as building the office of De Javasche Bank and it was established on 1879. This Indies building designed by Architects Hulswitt and Cuypers. De Javasche Bank building was a proposal from Firma Dorrepaal and Co Semarang. At that time trade in and around Yogyakarta began to increase along with the number of sugar factories that were established in the Yogyakarta area. The economy is increasing and the velocity of money is also increasing.

During the Japanese occupation in 1942 the bank’s operational activities stopped. Then it changed to Nanpo Kaihatsu Ginko which functioned as a money circulation bank in Java.

After Indonesia independence Day the De Javasche Bank Branch Office resumed operations until 1948 when the Republic of Indonesia’s capital was in Yogyakarta. But then it was closed during the Dutch Military Aggression. After the Round Table Conference (KMB) is operational again in March 22nd, 1950.

On July 1st, 1953 De Javanche Bank changed into Bank Indonesia (BI) as Indonesia Rules UU No.11/1953 and it was initiated by Mr President Soekarno.

Bank Indonesia (BI) office moved to a new building that located in the east side since 1996. Today Bank Indonesia Dutch Indies building as a gallery and open for public. This gallery officially opened by Yogyakarta governor in February 17th, 2012.

WHERE IS BANK INDONESIA LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Downtown Yogyakarta.

MAP OF BANK INDONESIA BUILDING:

HOW TO GET TO BANK INDONESIA 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 halte (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
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.

Bank Indonesia Dutch Indies Building

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OTHER INFORMATION:

ENTRY TICKET:
None

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet

Bank Indonesia in The Night

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WATCH BANK INDONESIA YOGYAKARTA ON VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA7rrr02pv0

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR BANK INDONESIA:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Bank Indonesia:

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. BNI 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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