By Marissa Horanic
Have you ever noticed that banks tend to be really, really fancy? That certainly holds true for Bank Indonesia. Bank Indonesia is now a museum, housed in the Jakarta Old Town building that had been the first headquarters of De Javasche bank, which was the central bank of the Dutch East Indies. The bank was formed in 1828 and designed by Eduard Cuypers, a very well-known Dutch architect who focused on integrating indigenous Indonesian elements into his own designs. The building functioned as a central bank for many years, until 1962 when a new central bank headquarters was built and the old building was left to deteriorate. The building was restored into this museum in 2006 to inform the public about Bank Indonesia’s role in Indonesian history. The virtual tour will have you in awe!
Check it out here: http://idvr360.com/vr360/museum/mbi/mbi.html