Enjoy dancing, cooking, and exploring local sights on this Journey that features three Friendship Force clubs!

Home Hospitality

Provided by the Friendship Force club of Hsinchu, Malang, Denpasar.

Live With a Local

  • During this period of political mistrust of others, ambassadors will visit and be hosted in Indonesia where the primary religion is Muslim. We will see how much the same we all are.
  • Besides the special programs, all ambassadors will stay with Balinese families and experiencing Balinese daily life. Experience a Balinese dancing class, Balinese cooking, and making God offerings (majejahitan and metanding.)
  • Kecak and Barong dance performance.
  • Meet lecturers and students at Merdeka University, and participate in an interactive session about occupations and life in US/Oregon.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Malang Regency Tour
  • Alun Alun Bunder Circle Square
  • Ubud Royal Palace and Traditional Market
  • Archeology Museum and ancient temples
  • Gunung Kawi Temple
  • Bajra Monument
  • Puputan Square
  • Kuta Beach
  • Mengwi Village
  • Visit Taman Ayun Royal Temple
  • Singapadu

Hsinchu, Taiwan (Stopover), and Malang and Denpasar, Indonesia

21 Days / 20 Nights Program and Itinerary:

September 8, 2017 – September 28, 2017
Coordinator: Ted Powell, Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Sat. Sept. 9

Arrive in Taipei

Sun. Sept. 10, Mon. Sept. 11, Tue. Sept. 12

Hsinchu Stopover

Wed. Sept. 13

Fly to Surabaya

Get settled in your hotel.

Thurs. Sept. 14

Welcome at Tomo’s residence, Pakis

Malang Traditional Art Performing Gallery

Dance mask performance and painting masks


Fri. Sept. 15

Malang Regency Tour

Visit temples

Malang home industries; embroidery, tofu-soy sauce.

Dinner with Hosts

Sat. Sept. 16

MACYTO Bus ride Malang points of interest

Becak ride around

Alun Alun Bunder Circle Square

Free Afternoon/Dinner with hosts

Sun. Sept. 17

Free day with hosts


Mon. Sept. 18

Bromo Tour

Travel to Malang

Tues. Sept. 19 / Wed. Sept. 20

Meet lecturers and students at Merdeka University

Interactive sharing about occupation and life in Oregon, USA.

Lunch on campus

Batu tour with visit Batu Secret Zoo

Farewell Party

Leave for Surabaya

Thur. Sept. 21

Ubud Royal Palace and Traditional Market

Lunch at Warung Ibu Mangku Nasi Betutu Kedewatan

Archeology Museum and ancient temples: Pura Kebo Edan, Pura Penataran Sasih, and Pura Samuan Tiga

Visit Gunung Kawi Temple, memorial for Udayana-Warmadewa Dynasty

Kecak performance at Batubulan village

Dinner Warung Pencar Padang Galak for Balinese seafood

Fri. Sept. 22

Tea/coffee/cakes live Bali Gamelan by students club Bramara Gita

Welcome dance with a speech by President of FFI Indonesian chapter

Balinese Dancing class by Ms. Putu Setyarini and students

Lunch Bendega Restaurant

Bajra Monument

Puputan Square

Visit Bali Museum and Jagatnatha Temple

Kuta Beach

Tempo Doeloe Restaurant with traditional Indonesian menu

Sat. Sept. 23

Mengwi Village

Visit Taman Ayun Royal Temple

Jatiluwih Village – enjoy scenery, Balinese Rice Terraces, and photo opportunities.

Lunch at Billy’s Terrace Café Jatiluwih with mixed Indonesian-Balinese Menu

Depart to Angseri Hot Spring Water and enjoy plunge pool with natural hot spring water

Enjoy coffee/tea break at Warung Bintang Baturiti Dinner at Warung Subak Peguyangan with Balinese menu

Sun. Sept. 24

Enjoy Mount Batur scenery at Penelokan Kintamani

Buffet lunch at Kintamani Restaurant

Free time

Mon. Sept. 25


Balinese Cooking Class in a native family house

Family Style Lunch

Visit Pura Goa Lawah

Farewell Dinner at Menega Café Jimbaran

Tues. Sept. 26 / Wed. Sept. 27

Arrive in Hong Kong

Two nights in hotel


Dinner on our own at the Peak

Thurs. Sept. 28

Plan an activity on your own

Depart for home


$1600 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees, special transportation, hotels and admissions. NOT covered: Airfare, gifts, souvenirs, several meals on our own in Hong Kong.


Wait list only

Moderately Challenging

Know before you go

  • There's not a lot of free time on this Journey, but ambassadors will have the wonderful opportunity to experience the rich cultures of Taiwan and Indonesia.
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