24 May 2016

Candy coins

More than a year after Bank Indonesia (BI) previously announced it would ban candy as change coin in Bali and socialization of the policy would be coming soon, the national bank is now once again saying it will issue the ban. But don’t expect local warungs and convenience stores to all of sudden stop giving us those little pure-sugared candies in lieu of the Rp 100 and 200 coins—the ban is just for modern and retail stores. We will later issue a letter that it’s prohibited, said the BI Bali Province Representative. It wasn’t so clear in reports though when this “later” will be. Who knows, could be another year again. BI says it will perform a survey on this issue, as demand for coins in Bali has been climbing. 

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