Sumba Home Culture in Southwest Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province
One of the reasons to visit East Nusa Tenggara Province is indeed to learn the culture or witness Indonesian local traditions. In this case, tourists should consider visiting Southwest Sumba Regency where Sumba Home Culture (Rumah Budaya Sumba) resides. The location is in Wee Londa Village and it belongs to Loura Sub-District, actually. What can tourists find there? Well, the site provides abundant information regarding cultural heritage of Sumba tribe and numerous valuable objects. In a nutshell, it has the function which is similar to a museum. Thus, it becomes a recommended vacation destination for those who are visiting Sumba Island of NTT in the next holiday.
Once arriving at this Indonesia’s site, tourists may see several structures having the design of a traditional house of Sumba Tribe. Due to such unique design, visitors usually take selfies in front of it and make the house as the background for photography! What is more? The site is surrounded by big trees, especially coconut trees (which give a soothing ambiance to the site). Also, such cultural house features a vast grassy park where tourists can sit and relax during the visit. Overall, the atmosphere is suitable for both relaxation and sightseeing. It is only the beginning, though. The real deal starts once tourists get inside the building.
Exploring Sumba Home Culture
The first common reason why people keep coming to Sumba Home Culture is to learn the value of local culture. The function of the home culture is to retain the traditions and introduce these to outsiders or tourists, after all. For tourists, they can take advantage of the site to get information regarding all available cultural traditions and heritages like Pasola, dances, folks, legends, Wula Podhu, and much more! Have no worries. A tour guide may explain these all to tourists.
Those who visit Sumba Home Culture should take the opportunity to learn the history of the site as well. According to the locals, the founder was Pastor Robert Ramone. People call him Pater Robert, actually. He is an important person behind the popularity of the home culture. His purpose is to lure more people to learn traditions of Sumba, especially those who live in Indonesia. He even wants to introduce it to foreigners and make East Nusa Tenggara Province more popular among travelers.
During the visit, tourists should not miss any single objects or items to watch there. After all, the building functions as a museum so tourists should take their time in exploring it. Lots of historical items are stored inside including Sumba woven fabrics, wooden statues, stone statues, weapons, jewelry, photos, and much more! Moreover, those objects are more than a hundred years old!
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How to Get There
First, tourists should take an airplane from El Tari International Airport of Kupang City and head to Tambolaka Airport. For the information, the flight takes approximately 55 minutes. Once tourists arrive at Tambolaka, they can get to Sumba Home Culture immediately. This trip may take around 18 minutes, as the distance is 9.2 km. As for the best route, it is definitely Lukas Dairo Bili Street.
Where to Stay
- Sumba Sejahtera Hotel
- Sinar Tambolaka Hotel
- Anggrek Hotel
- Kyriad Hotel