Lombok Introduction week produces a fascinating tour of Senggigi Town. You will experience the local way of living and, of course, immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Lombok people – referred to locally as “Sasak”.
During the week you will be participating with local staff and attend both the Culture and the Bahasa classes. You will also explore the town where you’ll discover the pottery of Lombok and traditional cooking methods, including cultural Ketupat making.
You will also visit the Islamic Centre in Lombok and the Forever Young Temple. At the latter you can cleanse yourself spiritually with Holy Water.
On Day One you’ll learn about the Do’s and Don’ts in Lombok and take a walking tour around Sengigi town before lunch. In the afternoon you’ll partake in a special cultural introduction class.
On Tuesday you’ll learn how to make ketupat like a local by cooking all morning. Wednesday will include a visit to a pottery village in the morning and a Bahasa class in the afternoon (where you will learn basic language phrases to help you socialise better with locals). Thursday will involve a visit to the Islamic Center in Lombok and Friday you’ll drink holy water at the ‘Forever Young Temple’ and swim in a local communal pool.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***