Former De Javasche Bank Will Function Soon

Bank Indonesia opened De Javasche Bank Surabaya Branch for public after 3 years restoration. Darmin Nasution, Bank Indonesia Governor, BI, Darwin Nasution stated that this 102 years old building will function as exhibition venue, meeting, and financial club, a club for financial practitioners chairmen  of East Java. This building conservation is part of developing socio-cultural sector, regeneration and revitalization.

This building is one of preserved buildings in East Java, located at Jalan Garuda, in Jembatan Merah region, Surabaya. This building was restored with 7 Billion Rupiah and took 3 years to finish. Historically, the building was officially used as branch of De Javasche Bank in Surabaya, since 14 September 1829. In 1910, the building was demolished and rebuilt covering 1.000 sqm in neo renaissance design. Since 1953, it was only functioned as storeroom as BI moved to new office at Jalan Pahlawan. .