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Legal protection of historical buildings and sites has been a long struggle in Indonesia. It is important to establish a solid legal base as a foundation for the heritage movement in the long run. And that is only a fraction of the whole story because after the legal base is set up, another challenge comes up how to enforce the law and regulation into practice.  Medan and Sawahlunto are two of the examples in Indonesia as cities that have been trying to have effective local regulations to protect historical buildings and sites. I like to quote the Beatles lyrics, “it has been a long and winding road” in many facets. From the 1990s up to now. One step at a time. Rise and fall.  Isnen Fitri from Medan and Rahmat Gino from Sawahlunto can tell us all what they have been through. Discussion is in Bahasa Indonesia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Penetapan Cagar Budaya Kota Medan dan Sawahlunto  Rabu, 26 Januari 2022 19.00-21.00 WIB Pembicara Rahmat Gino Sea Games, ST., MT Dinas Kebudayaan Peninggalan

De Tjolomadoe Adaptive Reuse

Invitation Heritage Webinar Series #4 Voices of Indonesia De Tjolomadoe Adaptive Reuse Wednesday, January 19, 2022 13.00-15.00 CET or 19.00-21.00 WIB Discussion is in English Speakers Sinur Linda Gustina, Director of Corporate Strategies and HCM PT PP (Persero) Tbk Yuke Ardhiati, architect and lecturer, Universitas Pancasila   Registration: Organized by: Heritage hands-on , Indonesian Diaspora Network the Netherlands (IDN-NL), and IDN Liveable Cities (IDN-LC). Contact Hasti Tarekat ( ) De Tjolomadoe sugar factory in Surakarta was built in 1862 by the principality ruler Mangkunegara IV. The factory was part of the sugar industry in Java as the world’s second-largest sugar exporter after Cuba in its heyday. The development of de Tjolomadoe Factory has contributed to the success of the sugar industry by setting a production record of 30 million tons in 1930 and has become an export commodity.