Halerman Village in Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province
East Nusa Tenggara Province becomes is one of the best vacation destinations, especially for those who are visiting Indonesia. One thing that makes it popular is the presence of tons of beaches and beautiful small islands to visit. However, tourists can even find several traditional villages where they can learn local culture. As for the reference, there is Halerman Village which is located in Alor Regency. To be exact, it resides in Northwest Alor Sub-District. Due to the fact that the village is inhabited by the majority of local tribe (Alor Tribe), it indeed offers an interesting culture and some local traditions for tourists to enjoy during the visit.
In terms of nuance, Halerman Village represents the traditional way of living. It is because the majority of villagers work as a farmer and they keep retaining their tradition for generations. No wonder, tourists are not likely to find any influence of modernization on site. The good thing is that villagers are quite friendly and they often help visitors regarding basic needs like foods and a place to stay. As for the scenery, the village is surrounded by lots of trees, plants, and local farms. Thus, it offers a nice ambiance for relaxation in nature.
Exploring Halerman Village
Even though Halerman Village doesn’t have cultural richness as many as Takpala Village, it is still able to lure tourists to get to the site. One of the reasons is that the people who live in the village itself. They are considered friendly and show an interesting way of living. In a nutshell, these people don’t adapt to modernization, so they live in a traditional way.
Here is the fact. There is no toilet in Halerman Village! Thus, tourists should get to a nearby river if they want to pee or defecate. It is because the locals are used to this and they don’t even think to build any toilets! For some tourists, it seems troublesome indeed. However, for others, such unique way of living becomes a distinct allure (which they can’t find in other places) for them to learn during the visit later.
Aside from learning the culture of the locals, those who visit Halerman Village are also interested in the beauty of the environment. In fact, the village is suitable for natural exploration by visiting nearby hills and river. Some people even come to the site for trekking! Thus, do not forget to carry some equipment when heading to the location. It is also recommended to carry a camera and some bottled water.
- Halmin Beach
- Dadibira Village
- Ling’al Beach
How to Get There
From the capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Kupang City, tourists can take an airplane from El Tari International Airport and head to Alor Island Airport right away. The flight takes approximately 40 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Alor Regency, it is time to head to Halerman Village at Northwest Alor Sub-District. The distance is 56 km, so the trip may take around 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Hirang Beach Bungalows