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Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #11

Apr 27, 2017   //   by Admin   //   ILFriP, slider, Thailand  //  1 Comment

Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #11

Bangkok, 9 – 14 July 2017

Deadline                 : 20 June 2017

Location                  : Bangkok, Thailand

Organizer               : ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

Number of slot     : 20 people

Date of program  : 9 – 14 July 2017

Type                          : SELF-FUNDED

 

 

 

Immerse yourself and feel the beauty of togetherness and cultural diversity. It’s your turn to take part at cultural learning program in Thailand.

 

 

About ILFriP #11

ILFriP #11 is a cultural learning program designed to give an understanding on culture and social awareness for participants. This program enables students/youth to learn on Thai Language and culture directly in line with making a friend. This program is also an avenue to enhance knowledge and skill to enter global village.

 

Highlight of the program:

  • Intensive Thai language and culture class
  • Thai cooking class
  • Cultural trip to amazing heritage places
  • Experiences public transports of Bangkok (MRT –subway and BTS- skytrain)

 

BENEFITS

  • Live for 6 days in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Learn and understand Thai culture directly
  • Heritage walking tour around Bangkok
  • Experience to be like local people by experiencing the local traditions
  • Experimental learning
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN

 

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Language program (Intensive Thai language and culture class)

We realize that ASEAN community has been implemented on 31 December 2015. ASEAN citizen is one family and should know each other. Through this language activity, participants will get opportunity to learn Thai Language intensively at one of Language Schools in Bangkok, Thailand. This program offers you to learn Thai Language for 3 times.

 

Thai Language and Culture class at Silom Thai Language School, Bangkok

Thai Language and Culture class at Silom Thai Language School, Bangkok

 

 

Thai cooking class

Thai food is well known across the world. In this program, we will give participants an opportunity to cook Authentic Thai food by attending Thai Cooking Class. Participants will learn and practice how to make your own Tom Yum, Pad Thai, etc. Also, before the class began, participants will be brought to visit wet market in Bangkok guided by professional chef. They will introduce participants the ingredients of Thai foods. It’s your time to cook Thai dishes.

Thai Cooking Class

Thai Cooking Class

 

Cultural trip

IlFriP #11 will be complimented with some excursion activities across Bangkok city especially cultural sites such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho (reclining Buddha) Wat Hualampong and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (photo stop). It will be great chance for participants to know more about Thai Culture.

 

Participants of ILFriP #9

Participants of ILFriP #9 visited the temple of dawn, Wat Arun

 

Campus visit

Participants will have a chance to visit one of the finest universities in Thailand, and will have a wonderful walking tour around the campus.

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Campus visit

 

How will the program work?

  • The program will combine friendship, language activities, peace promotion, understanding, and solidarity.
  • The program will take place in Bangkok area.
  • Participants will live for 6 days in Bangkok Thailand and be amazed with Thai hospitality.

Venue

Program : The ILFriP #11 will take place at Bangkok area.

Accommodation : The Blooms Residence and Apartment, Sathorn or similar

 

Duration of ILFriP #11

The program will take place on 9 – 14 July 2017. The participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m every day. In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Bangkok or go shopping.

 

Participants’ requirements:

The candidates of ILFriP#11 should meet the criteria as follow:

  • Must be 15 – 25 Years old
  • All nationalities are welcomed
  • Commit to join full program
  • Able to adapt new environment easily
  • Health physically and mentally
  • Able to pay the program fee

 

How to apply

  • REGISTER ONLINE HERE or Download Application form of ILFriP11.
  • Send back the completed application along with scanned identity document (Passport/KTP/IC) and recent photo into ilfrip.ayfn@gmail.com . Subject; ILFRIP11_(Your Name)
  • The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not. If you are accepted and qualified, the committee will send you a letter of acceptance to join the program.
  • Deadline of application :  20 June 2017 before 23.00 (GMT +7)

 

 

ILFriP #11 program cost

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality program, but still affordable. Program cost should be paid after being accepted. To join ILFriP#11 participants must pay:

 

  Type of participant  Program fee
  New   USD 350,-
  Alumni (returning participant)   USD 320,-

 

Program cost should be paid after selection process and to be transferred to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network to secure the slot.

AYFN doesn’t provide any scholarship.

 

Scheme of payment:

  1. Down payment 30% of the total program fee (USD 100 ) ==> When you get acceptance confirmation from AYFN
  2. Final payment (USD 250)

 

What do participants’ fees for? (INCLUDED)

Program Fee – Airport pick up in Bangkok (if arrival on 9 July 2017 : 10.00 – 16.00), All activities indicated on schedule, language class, cultural tour, local transport, meal based on schedule, certificate of completion, program supervision, accommodation (6D5N), and  In-country 24/7 support and In-country administration costs.

What additional cost should participants have? (EXCLUDED)

Flight ticket to and from Bangkok, airport transfer after finishing the program, passport fee, personal insurance, personal expenses.

 

Schedule

Day 1 : 9 July 2017

  • Arrival in Bangkok, Check in (airport pick up time : 10.00 – 16.00).
  • Meet and greet  among participants and Orientation of the program as well as Dinner

Day 2 : 10 July 2017 

  • Intensive Thai language class session 1 : Participants will be introduced Basic Thai Language (how to introduce yourself in  Thai, How to ask something, How to pronounce Thai language, etc) by professional  teachers at Thai Language School in Bangkok.
  • Have lunch at local restaurant
  • Cultural visit: Participant will learn about Thai culture by visiting the biggest reclining Buddha in  Thailand, continued to temple of Dawn of Wat Arun. Participants will also have a  chance to wear Thai Traditional costume.
  • Enjoy Asiatique Riverside

Day 3 : 11 July 2017

  • Experience public transport in Bangkok (MRT and BTS)
  • Intensive language class session 2
  • Participant will visit Wat Hualampong
  • Walk around to the University of Chulalongkorn
  • Have lunch at University canteen to understand student life in Bangkok
  • Visit to Bangkok art and cultural centre
  • Go shopping at Siam area

Day 4 : 12 July 2017

  • Intensive Thai Language and culture session 3
  • Visit to Ratanakosin Exhibition to deeply understand on the history of Thailand.

Day 5 : 13 July 2017 

  • Thai cooking class : Thai food is well known across the world. In this program, we will give participants an opportunity to cook Authentic Thai food by attending Thai Cooking Class. Participants will learn and practice how to make your own Tom Yum, Pad Thai, etc. Also, before the class began, participants will be asked to visit wet market in Bangkok guided by professional chef. They will introduce participants the ingredients of Thai foods. It’s your time to cook Thai dishes
  • Group presentation and farewell dinner

Day 6 : 14 July 2017

  • Breakfast
  • Go back home (check out time at 11.00 a.m)

Note: during the program, participants will take public transportation in Bangkok (Van, Bus, MRT, BTS, Taxi car).

 

TERM AND CONDITIONS

1. DEPOSITS / FINAL PAYMENTS

30% of the total amount as deposit is due within 10 days of our confirmation. Final payment must be received by AYFN 30 days prior to program departure date.

Failure to comply with deposit and final payment requirements will cause cancellation of your participation.

 

2. CANCELLATION & REFUND

All cancellations must be informed to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network on a written statement.

The following penalties shall apply, if otherwise specified.

  • If cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 20% of the listed program fee.
  • If cancellation is made between 15 to 29 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 50% of the listed program fee.
  • If cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed program fee.
  • Not showing-case during the departure schedule will be considered as a cancellation in participating the program.
  • For a refund, we will refund after deduction of cancellation charge and any commission may occur during money transfer.

 

Video :  Thai language

Video : ILFriP 10

 

For further information:

Ms Sari

Mobile          : +62 8226215 0707 (WA,Call , Text)

 

 

So many people want to see and experience the world. But, they won’t move from their places. Are you one of them? wake up! wake up! Let’s travel to another part of the world to get something and do big things. AYFN’s programs are the way to help you seeing the world in line with making a friend and spreading peace. -Mister Koper-

 

 

Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #9

Apr 19, 2016   //   by Admin   //   ILFriP, slider, Thailand  //  No Comments

Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #9

Bangkok, 25 – 30 July 2016

 

Immerse yourself and feel the beauty of togetherness and cultural diversity. It’s your turn to take part at the Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

About ILFriP #9

ILFriP #9 is a cultural learning program designed to give an understanding on culture and social awareness for participants. This program enables students/youth to learn on Thai Language and culture in line with making a friend. This program is also an avenue to enhance knowledge and skill to enter global village. This is not student exchange, but cultural exchange program.

Activities of the program:

  • Language program (Thai language and culture class)
  • Thai cooking class
  • Cultural trip to amazing heritage places
  • University visit

 

Language program (Intensive Thai language and culture class)

We realize that ASEAN community has been implemented on 31 December 2015. ASEAN citizen is one family and should know each other. Through this language activity, participants will get opportunity to learn Thai Language intensively at one of Language Schools in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Thai cooking class

Thai food is well known across the world. In this program, we will give participants an opportunity to cook Authentic Thai food by attending Thai Cooking Class. Participants will learn and practice how to make your own Tom Yum, Pad Thai, etc. Also, before the class began, participants will be brought to visit wet market in Bangkok guided by professional chef. They will introduce participants the ingredients of Thai foods. It’s your time to cook Thai dishes.

 

Cultural trip

IlFriP #9 will be complimented with some excursion activities across Bangkok city especially cultural sites such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho (reclining Buddha) and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. It will be great chance for participants to know about Thai Culture.

 

University visit

Participants will have a chance to visit one of the finest universities in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University, and will have a fruitful meeting with representatives of the university to know education system in Thailand.

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Learning Thai Language

 

BENEFITS

  • Live for 6 days in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Learn and understand Thai culture directly
  • Heritage walking tour around Bangkok
  • Experience to be like local people by experiencing the local traditions
  • Experimental learning
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN

 

How will the program work?

  • The program will combine friendship, language activities, peace promotion, understanding, and solidarity.
  • The program will take place in Bangkok area.
  • Participants will live for 6 days in Bangkok Thailand and be amazed with Thai hospitality.

 

Venue

Program : The ILFriP #9 will take place at Bangkok area.

Accommodation : The Blooms Residence and Apartment, Sathorn or similliar

 

Duration of ILFriP #9

The program will take place on 25 – 30 July 2016. Participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m everyday. In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Bangkok or go shopping.

 

Participants’ requirements:

The candidates of ILFriP#9 should meet the criteria as follow:

  • Must be 16 – 25 Years old
  • Commit to join full program
  • Able to adapt new environment easily
  • Health physically and mentally
  • Able to pay the program fee

 

How to apply

  • Download application form.
  • Send back the completed application along with scanned identity document (Passport/KTP/IC) into ilfrip.ayfn@gmail.com . Subject; ILFRIP9_(Your Name)
  • The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not. If you are accepted and qualified, the committee will send a letter of acceptance to join the program.
  • Deadline of application :  15 May 2016 before 23.00

 

ILFriP #9 program cost

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality program, but still affordable. Program cost should be paid after being accepted. To join ILFriP#9 participants must pay:

 Type of participant  Program fee
 New  Rp 4.000.000,- (Indonesian)USD 350 (Non Indonesian)
 Alumni (returning participant)  Rp 3.500.000,- (Indonesian)USD 300 (Non Indonesian)

Program cost should be paid after acceptance process and to be transferred to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network to secure the slot.

AYFN doesn’t provide any scholarship.

 

What do participants’ fees for?

Program Fee – Airport pick up in Bangkok (if arrival on 25 July 2016: 10.00 – 16.00), All activities indicated on schedule, meal based on schedule, certificate of completion, program supervision, accommodation (6D5N), and  In-country 24/7 support and In-country administration costs.

 

What additional cost should participants have?

Flight expenses to Bangkok, airport transfer after finishing the program, passport fee, personal insurance, personal expenses.

 

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Thai cooking class

 

Tentative schedule

 25 July 2016 -         Arrival in Bangkok, Check in (airport pick up time : 10.00 – 16.00)

-         Meet and greet among participants

-         Orientation of the program

-         Dinner

 26 July 2016 -         Intensive Thai language class session 1

Participants will be introduced Basic Thai Language  (how to introduce yourself in Thai, How to ask something, How to pronounce Thai language, etc) by professional teachers at Thai Language School in Bangkok.

-         Have lunch at local restaurant,

-         Cultural visit

Participant will learn about Thai culture by visiting the biggest reclining Buddha in Thailand, continued to temple of Dawn of Wat Arun. Participants will also have a chance to wear Thai Traditional costume.

 27 July 2016 -         Intensive language class session 2

-         Have lunch

-         Cultural visit

Participant will learn about Thai culture by visiting  Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.

 28 July 2016 -         Thai cooking class

Thai food is well known across the world. In this program, we will give participants an opportunity to cook Authentic Thai food by attending Thai Cooking Class. Participants will learn and practice how to make your own Tom Yum, Pad Thai, etc. Also, before the class began, participants will be asked to visit wet market in Bangkok guided by professional chef. They will introduce participants the ingredients of Thai foods. It’s your time to cook Thai dishes.

 

-         University visit

Participants will have a chance to visit one of the finest universities in Thailand, Chulalangkorn University.

 

 29 July 2016 -         Intensive Thai Language and culture session 3

-         At the end of the day (evening), committee will do certificate presentation that indicate participants successfully take part at ILFriP Program 9 in Bangkok Thailand. Then, do farewell dinner and Gift Exchange activity among participants.

 

 30 July 2016 -         Go back home (check out time at 11.00 a.m)

 

Note: during the program, participants will take public transportation in Bangkok (Van, Bus, MRT, BTS, Taxi car).

 

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Wat Arun, temple of Dawn

TERM AND CONDITIONS

1. DEPOSITS / FINAL PAYMENTS

30% of the total amount as deposit is due within 10 days of our confirmation (after final selection will be announced).

Final payment must be received by AYFN 20 days prior to program departure date.

Failure to comply with deposit and final payment requirements will cause cancellation of your participation.

 

2. CANCELLATION & REFUND

All cancellations must be informed to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network on a written statement.

The following penalties shall apply, if otherwise specified.

  • If cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 25% of the listed program fee.
  • If cancellation is made between 15 to 29 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 50% of the listed program fee.
  • If cancellation is made between 8 to 14 days prior to departing schedule departure in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 70% of the listed program fee.
  • If cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to departing schedule in Thailand, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed program fee.
  • Not showing-case during the departure schedule will be considered as a cancellation in participating the program.
  • For a refund, we will refund after deduction of cancellation charge and any commission may occur during money transfer.

 

 

Contact persons:

Ms. Hesti Aryani

Mobile        : +62 813 9130 2231 (Text), +66 80496 0703 (WA)

Mr. Setiawan

Mobile          : +62 857 2926 8734 (WA, Line, Text)

 

So many people want to see and experience the world. But, they won’t move from their places. Are you one of them? wake up! wake up! Let’s travel to another part of the world to get something and do big things. AYFN’s programs are the way to help you seeing the world in line with making a friend and spreading peace. -Mister Koper-

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AISEF Songkran Festival 2016

Feb 4, 2016   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, slider, Thailand  //  No Comments

 

AYFN Youth Friendship Program 2016

AISEF SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

8 – 14 April 2016

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Dare to get wet by celebrating Songkran Festival?

It’s your passport to see the world.

 

 

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, join Songkran Water Festival (Thai new year) and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 8 – 14 April 2016. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, get your body wet by joining Songkran Festival.

 

Picture source; suvarnabhumiairport.com

Picture source; suvarnabhumiairport.com

 

About AISEF Songkran Festival

AISEF program will take place on 8 – 14 April 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Thai New Year Songkran Festival
  2. Learn Thai language
  3. Learn Thai culture
  4. Learn Lanna Dance (Northern Thai Dance)
  5. Taste Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (Kantoke dinner)
  6. Thai Cooking Class
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai
  8. Make friends and widen network

 

About Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran)*

‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskrit word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and is the most important festival for the people of Thailand. The festival is celebrated over three days, ‘Mahasongkran’ on the 13th of April marks the end of the old year, Wan Nao (14th April) is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. Sonkgran is akin to the Indian festival of Holi and the Chinese festival of Ching Ming. Though it is celebrated all over Thailand with great gusto and enthusiam, it is in Chiang Mai that the Thais hold the very important ritual of bathing the Buddha and people from all over come to be witness to this event. Check this video out – Songkran Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U4AP7pCjM0

On Thailand New Year’s Day, Thais pray to the Buddha, clean temples and houses, offer alms to the monks and sprinkle scented water on elders as a mark of respect. The pouring of water is symbolic of the cleansing of the spirit, mind and body. The water is also supposed to wash away bad luck – so consider yourself blessed if you get drenched! Happily, Songkran falls during the hottest time of the year and the water is a welcome relief.

*Source: http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/songkran-thailands-water-festival.aspx

 

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We learn and practice!!

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

AISEF offers you some activities, which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable activities. Then, you’ll have a chance to promote your language among participants. It’s great activity since you can promote your national language to foreigners.

We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. Beside you will taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Also, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

Wanna more? One event that you don’t miss is Songkran festival where you and Thai people will celebrate the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai. It’s great agenda in Chiang Mai. You will experience water party. Step out if you love water… and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thai celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival, celebrated with fervor and zeal in Thailand’s cities.

 

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Friendship starts here

 

PROGRAM FEE

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of

Type

Amount

 New  USD 400
 Group rate  USD 350/Person  (Min 2 persons)
 Student  USD 350
 Returnee (AYFN Alumni)  USD 330

 

What’s included?

Hotel 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai Cooking Class, Thai dance, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, elephant camp visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, FLIGHT EXPENSES to and from Chiang Mai, Thailand, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, and telephone.

 

Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport, which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Hotel/apartment nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

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Experience to ride elephant

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (17 – 25 years old) and ASEAN  + 5 nationalities (Japan, Korea, China, India and Australia)
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Download AISEF 2016 Application Form
  2. Send back the application along with scanned of identity card (passport/student card/KTP) and color recent photo into aisef.ayfn@gmail.com with subject: AISEF_your name_Individual and AISEF_NameOfMember_group
  3. The committee will review your application and contact you to conduct “online interview test” by AYFN team.
  4. Deadline of admission is 29 February 2016 at 23.00 WIB (Indonesia’s time)
  5. Limited for 25 qualified participants only.

* For group applicants, please send in one folder using 1 email only (One of applicants as a leader of group).

 

TENTATIVE ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand and transfer to hotel for check in and leisure time

DAY 2

Opening of the program, Introduction to Thai language, Campus tour around Chiang Mai University by Electric Car, Thai culture and festival class

DAY 3

Understand Thai culture: Cultural and religious tour to Doi Suthep where located on the hill and enjoy the beauty of Buphing palace (flower garden) as well as see the magnificent city of Chiang Mai from above.

DAY 4

Love animal: never visit Thailand before seeing elephant!! Let you experience to ride the elephant at Mae Sa elephant camp of Thailand. After that, participants will have a special occasion to learn and practice Lanna dance.

DAY 5

Thai cooking class. Participants will take a day of cooking experience.

Day 6

Songkran Festival celebration

DAY 7

Fly back home

 

 

Contact Person:
Mr. Fadhli  +62 812 344 0358