Indonesia is located in the southern region of Southeast Asia. The country straddles the Equator and extends roughly 5,100 kilometers across from east to west. It has an area of approximately 1.9 million square kilometers, which is roughly five times the size of Japan. Officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, the country consists of over 10,000 islands and has a population of just under 240 million. The nation’s capital, Jakarta, is located on the island of Java. Indonesia is an ethnically diverse nation with over 300 different ethnic groups, most of which are of Malay descent. The majority of Indonesians are Muslims. While the official language is Indonesian, numerous other languages such as Javanese and Balinese are spoken throughout the country. Beginning sometime around the fifth century, kingdoms were built throughout the Indonesian islands. These kingdoms flourished as intermediary trading posts linking India and China. Beginning in the 16th century, Indonesia was subjected to brutal colonial rule by the Dutch and the British, both eager to seize control of the lucrative spice trade. Indonesia achieved its independence in 1949 and is currently the leading member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which has its headquarters in Jakarta. Indonesia has a tropical equatorial climate and while essentially an agrarian nation (key crops include cacao, coconuts and bananas), protectionist government policies have helped Indonesia to successfully establish an industrial base (chemical fibers, pulp, etc.). A large number of foreign companies do business in Indonesia, including numerous Japanese firms. From world-class resorts on the islands of Bali and Java, historic buildings and archaeological remains to music, cuisine and pristine natural beauty, Indonesia abounds with charm and allure.
Student Group from Queensland, Australia-total coordination of 10 days program.
TOUR DATE: June 2015
NO.of Guest: 18 including 4 teachers
-Senior high school visit in Denpasar where the students will have time to communicate with local students in Indonesian language.
-Early morning market visit to buy some supplies followed by the cooking lesson to make their own lunch.
-Get amongst the locals and get their hands dirty with everyday village life and farming activity.
PT. Tour East Indonesia
Address：Jl. Pulau Komodo 20, Denpasar 80114, Bali, Indonesia