Water Tower

Water Tower in the City of Jambi. The tower is referred to as being the Dutch benteng (fort).

The City of Jambi has within it a water tower that was built in 1928 by the Dutch during the colonial period. The water tower was built specifically for the storage and distribution of water. Confusingly, the tower is always referred to as the Dutch “benteng” (fort), yet it was never used as such. Many in the City of Jambi are under the impression that the water tower was at one time used as a Dutch fort.

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Indonesian Currency

The paper currency of Indonesia is in rupiah, and it comes in denominations of 1,000;  2,000;  5,000;  10,000;  20,000;  50,000 and  100,000 bills (there are also an assortment of coins).

50,000 rupiah (front & back)

The 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

The front side of the 50,000 rupiah banknote shows a picture of “I Gusti Ngurah Rai.” He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indonesian armed forces and was designated as an Indonesian National Hero because of his courage while leading the military in Bali against the Dutch during the War of Independence. Born on January 30, 1917, and died in battle on November 20, 1946.

The 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 50,000 rupiah banknote has a picture of “Bratan Lake,” which is located on the island of Bali.

Today, February 5, 2011, this Rp. 50,000 bill is worth $5.56 US dollars.

Today, February 5, 2011, 1 United States dollars =  8,990 Indonesian Rupiah.

Indonesian Currency

The paper currency of Indonesia is in rupiah, and it comes in denominations of 1,000;  2,000;  5,000;  10,000;  20,000;  50,000 and  100,000 bills (there are also an assortment of coins).

10,000 rupiah (front & back)

The 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

The front side of the 10.000 rupiah banknote has a picture of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, a leader from the city of Palembang, on the island of Sumatra. He was specifically known for his resistance to English and Dutch colonialism. On 14 July, 1827 Sultan M.B was captured and exiled to the island of Ternate, where he died in 1852.

The international airport in the city of Palembang is named after Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II.

The 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 10.000 rupiah banknote shows a traditional Rumah Limas from the city of Palembang, South Sumatra.

Today, February 3, 2011, this Rp. 10,000 bill is worth $1.10 US .

Today, February 3, 2011, 1 United States Dollars =  9,020 Indonesian Rupiah.

Indonesian Currency

The paper currency of Indonesia is in rupiah, and it comes in denominations of 1,000;  2,000;  5,000;  10,000;  20,000;  50,000 and  100,000 bills (there are also an assortment of coins).

5,000 rupiah (front and back)

The 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (front side)

On the front side of the 5,000 rupiah banknote can be seen a picture of Tuanku Imam Bonjol (1772 – November 6, 1864). He received designation as an Indonesian national hero due to his leadership in the struggle against Dutch colonialism. His struggles with the Dutch took place in West Sumatra, among the Minangkabau ethnic group.

The 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah Banknote (back side)

The back side of the 5,000 rupiah banknote has a picture of a songket weaver from the Minangkabau ethnic group. The location where the majority of this weaving takes place is in the province of West Sumatra, and more specifically, in the village of Pandai Sikat,” in the Tanah Datar regency of that province.

Today, February 3, 2011, this Rp. 5,000 bill is worth $0.55 US  (55 cents)

Today, February 3, 2011, $1.00 United States Dollars =  9,035 Indonesian Rupiah