Ministry of Finance Building

Ministry of Finance Building, Jakarta Overview

Built during the Dutch period, the Ministry of Finance Building used to be the palace of Governor General Daendels. Formerly known as Witte Huis or White House, it had a post office and a printing office. Now it serves as the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance, responsible for Indonesia's finance and assets and is open for tourists to visit and understand Indonesian history and governance.

The prestigious monument, located in Jakarta, at present serves as the main headquarters of the Ministry of Finance of the island country of Indonesia. The construction of this building was begun by the then Governor-General Daendels during the time when the Dutch were in power. Back then, it served as his palace.

At present, the dignified Ministry of Finance Building keeps every official record that is responsible for Indonesia’s current state assets and finances. In order to provide a better understanding to anyone who wishes to know more about the historical incidents and governance that led to the present financial status of the country, the Ministry of Finance Building is open to all. The motto of the Indonesian ministry is “guardian of state finance”, which, in the local language, may be translated to “Nagara Dana Rakça.

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