A couple of bright white colonial buildings sit at the eastern end of the field called Lapangan Banteng about a kilometre east of Gereja Katedral and Masjid Istiqlal.
These buildings today house the Finance Ministry but were originally commissioned by the Governor-General in 1809 for purposes of the state and have been used for a variety of things over the centuries. While charming, these buildings cannot be entered by the general public and disappointingly you can't even get close to inspect the architecture and grab a good photo.
You might be told to visit this place by your guesthouse, but we advise not to bother as there is little for the average tourist here.
Last updated on 17th October, 2012.