Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional: From Adhucstat to the Government Development Agency Office

The building that is currently occupied by the Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional or the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) was established in 1925 by FJL Ghijsels, an engineer born in Tulung Agung, East Java.

The building is located on Jl. Taman Suropati No 2, Menteng, Central Jakarta, which is directly across from Suropati Park. This building was originally built as a masonry for Ster van het Oosten (East). This society is part of the international spiritual movement of Masoni (Freemasonry), which in Dutch is called vrijmetselaarij. Therefore, when the Dutch in Batavia at the time, the building was known as Vrijmetselaarsloge or the Freemasonry Hall. The original name of this building was Adhucstat Logegebouw.

Before 1967, Adhucstat building was once a place to prosecute leaders allegedly involved in the September 30 Movement Session of the Extraordinary Military Tribunal (Mahmillub) such as Nyono, Foreign Minister Subandrio, and Air Force Commander Admiral Omar Dhani.

Bappenas is a non-ministerial government of Indonesia that has a duty and performs the functions in the areas of national development planning. The Head of Bappenas is also the Minister for National Development Planning.

How to get here (see route map)

From Juanda: Go to Platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and change your route in Manggarai. From there, go to Platform 2 or 5,  then take the Yellow Line heading to Duri or Angke and stop at Sudirman Station and take a 16-minute walk to the east.

From Gondangdia: Go to Platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and change your route in Manggarai. Then, go to Platform 2 or 5, and take the Yellow Line heading to Duri or Angke and stop at Sudirman Station. From there, walk for 16 minutes to the east.

From Cikini: Go to Platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and change your route in Manggarai, and go to Platform 2 or 5. Take the Yellow Line heading to Duri or Angke and stop at Sudirman Station. From there, walk for 16 minutes to the eastern direction.

From Tanah Abang: Go to Platform 3 or 5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and stop at Sudirman Station. From there, take a 16-minute walk to the eastern direction.

For a map illustration, click here, or see the map below.

Bappenas Map

References:

  1. http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2009/04/02/1517401/Rumah.Setan.Kini.Jadi.Gedung.Bappenas
  2. http://alwishahab.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/gedung-bappenas-pernah-jadi-monumen-yahudi/

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