SUMBA ISLAND – formerly known as the SANDALWOOD ISLAND, has a dry tropical climate. Sumba has more hours of sunshine than any other place in Indonesia. The land has scattered villages, herds of cattle and buffalo if off the beaten track. BEACHES are long and clean with abundant in fish. The island is rather OVAL in shape. Two-thirds of the population holds on their traditional belief with its incredible rituals called “PASOLA” – hundreds of horsemen fling spears at each other. Other ceremonies called “PAJURA” – traditional boxing, horse races and ritual dances – usually take place during Lunar New Year or Independence Day.

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Pasola Festival

Lapopu Waterfall

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Ruko Mangga Dua blok B9 no. 5
Surabaya 60244, East Java - Indonesia
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