Oil & Beer by Keetie Sluyterman

Highlight on Investment: How Dutch Business Remained Relevant in Indonesia? Indonesia gained political independence from the Netherlands in 1949, but economic ties between these countries remained in place.

As in other former colonies, economic decolonization lagged behind political decolonization because newly-established sovereign nations needed to find new sources of capital, know-how and management capabilities to replace those previously supplied by the colonizer.

When: Tuesday September 29 – Prof. Keetie Sluyterman
Venue: Erasmus Huis, Jl Rasuna Said Kuningan Jakarta



Apartment for sale/lease

HIGHLIGHT on Property: Urgent sale of Verde Apartment in Kuningan needs to be sold fast as owner need to leave Indonesia sooner than expected within 2-3 months or after this apartment is sold. The price is negotiable on nearest offer!

Verde Apartment, a modern and premium residence in kuningan CBD Jakarta, that offers best quality and luxury resort living experience. A place designed to make residents feel safe and comfortable; a place to raise children and a place to call home! …more


Visual Art by Marco Ginex

HIGHLIGHT on Architectural Photography: An Abstract Architectural Exhibition Marco Ginex presented PT Jakarta Land. American architect Julia Morgan once said, “Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.“

Indeed, since the Ancient Greece era, thousands of enormous spaces have been achieved through feats of engineering and the sculptural and ornamental qualities made by artists at that time. Remarkable architecture provides its own emotional experience.



Money & Power during Suharto

HIGHLIGHT on Southeast Asia: Money and Power in Suharto’s Indonesia – Richard Borsuk and Nancy Chng (Authors of Liem Sioe Liong’s Salim Group: the Business Pillar of Suharto’s Indonesia).

Suharto’s New Order is a period when collusion between government and big business flourished. When Suharto in effect pushed out Sukarno, the welcome mat was rolled out for Western investors. But he also needed domestic capital, including Chinese sources. His main local fundraiser was Liem Sioe Liong, a migrant from China’s Fujian province, who arrived in Java in 1938 and went on to found the Salim Group, which in the mid-1990s was the largest conglomerate in Southeast Asia.

When: March 24 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Erasmus Huis



Protecting Papua Ecosystems

INFRASTRUCTURE HIGHLIGHT by Bustar Maitar: Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems. The Indonesian province of Papua is a frontier paradise, home to pristine tropical forests and unique marine ecosystems. It is filled with natural resources, and its 3.5 million inhabitants form communities steeped in diversity and heritage.

These riches, however, are under threat. The Special Autonomy Law, so promising at inception, has not created sustainable development. Forging solutions locally is difficult when the majority of the population has not finished secondary school.

When: Tuesday March 10 | 7pm
Venue: Erasmus Huis


IHS Skosasih 5a

What’s Ahead for a Busway in a Grid-locked City

HIGHLIGHT on Infrastructure by Steve Kosasih: Changing The TransJakarta busway system hit the ground running in January 2004 when line 1 (Kota to Blok M) opened.

It was a thankless task to retro-fit a modern busway onto a city which had little experience of and scant respect for a properly-managed public transportation system.

When: Tuesday March 3 | 7:00pm
Venue: Erasmus Huis


James Castle5a

The Start of The Jokowi Era

Highlight on  Economy During the Transformational Leader: What is to come? The first few months of any new government’s term can often be decisive in setting the foundation for its success or failure. How should we evaluate the first few months of the Jokowi government and what do they tell us about prospects for the future?

James Castle believes that Bapak Joko Widodo is off to a good start. Indonesia’s seventh President should be able to reverse the steady economic slow down of the past several years and has the potential to become a truly “transformational leader”.

When: Tuesday February 24. 7:00pm
Venue: Erasmus Huis