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New Money

Sydney
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for Seminyak, Bali, Canggu, Kerobokan
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317 reviews
New Money

I have just read that a new 1,000 rupiah coin is to be introduced in Indonesia along with a new 10,000 rupiah note. Now, the exciting thing is that the new 10,000 rupiah note is to be blue in colour, not red, so there should no longer be any confusion between the 10,000 and 100,000 rupiah note. I had a friend who tipped the airport porters 200,000 instead of 20,000 once (you only do this kind of thing once) so this situation should no longer arise - good news?

Cheers

Australia
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31 reviews
1. Re: New Money

No confusion until you get the BLUE 50,000rp note :) :)

perth
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2. Re: New Money

I already had the new note and it is a problem for now people are looking at it and one lady refused to accepted it same with the taxi drivers they dont know as yet about the new notes !

Leeds, UK
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3. Re: New Money

It's a very slight improvement in my opinion, quite often even on here I'll have to look twice at the number of zeros I'm typing. But as Linda mentions, there's already a blue note, so I can see this being confusing for some people. But 50000 should be less easy to confuse with 10000 if you're careful.

I guess the message is to be careful and check what your husbands are pulling out of their wallets.

Barrow-in-Furness...
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4. Re: New Money

'check what your husbands are pulling out of their wallets'

Tut, tut, tut Happynoodleboy - Dare I say that may just upset a few of the ladies on this site. ;oD

Dublin, Ireland
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5. Re: New Money

This is good news, all those zeros are hard to get used to, if the color between 10 000 and 100 000 is different that's helping.

New 1000 rp coin, will it replace the 1000 note ?? And what happens to candy and peanuts ??

perth
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6. Re: New Money

I thought you'd won lotto when I saw the title of your post ilab!!!!!

Good news about the colour change of the 10,000rp notes though. My Dad tried to shout us all dinner one night with 20,000rp and he has been to Bali many, many times!!

Sydney
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7. Re: New Money

I wish!

Perth, Australia
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8. Re: New Money

Gee Ilab,

Lucky for your friend those airport porters have a conscience and would have told her it was too much to tip!!!!! LOL.

Ochervet is correct. Even though there is already a blue note with the 50k it will be easier to distinguish with one note starting with 1 & the other 5.

Edited: 28 July 2010, 11:27
Sydney
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for Seminyak, Bali, Canggu, Kerobokan
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317 reviews
9. Re: New Money

Hi Camo923

Yes, you are right - they came running after her to tell her that she had made a mistake! LOL I think they went home early that night.

Cheers

Perth
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for Kuta, Lovina Beach, Singaraja, Baturiti, Bali
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10. Re: New Money

How odd bringing out a 2000 note this year and now doing away with the 1000 note.

Yes I have almost tipped 100 000 instead of 10 000 too, be aware.