Who wants to be a millionaire?

The easiest way for most Australians to become millionaires is to book a cheap flight to Bali and change $100 into rupiah, the local currency. At an exchange rate of almost 10,000 to $1, that's 1 million. But don't tarry - Indonesia's finance minister wants to end the fun. The country's government and central bank are discussing re-denominating the currency by knocking off three zeroes. Next year the ubiquitous red 100,000 rupiah note would be labelled 100 rupiah, and so on.

Michael Bachelard

The story Who wants to be a millionaire? first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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