Sumba is an island located in eastern Indonesia. It is one of Lesser Sunda Islands, in East Nusa Tenggara province. Sumba Island covers a total area of approx 11,153 km2 (4,306 ml2) and has a population of aroun 656,260 people (2010 census).
- To the northwest of Pulau Sumba Island lies Sumbawa, and to the northeast, across Selat Sumba (Sumba Strait), is Flores. To the south, across part of Indian Ocean, is Australia, and to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor.
- Pulau Sumba Island is among the poorer islands of Indonesia and a relatively high percentage of its population suffers from malaria, despite the fact that the illness is almost totally eliminated in island's west part. Infant mortality is high.
- Sumba features highly stratified society which is based on castes. It's especially true about East Sumba, as West Sumba is more linguistically and ethnically diverse.
- Sumba is popular for its ikat textiles, notably detailed hand-woven ikat, prepared on the island. The heavy process of dying and weaving ikat is very labor-intensive and a piece can take months to make.
- In 1998 a couple of national parks were designated on the island for protection of endangered species: Manupeu Tanah Daru National Park and Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park.
- Some places to visit include: Puru Kambera Beach (26 km from the capital city Waingapu in 1 hour drive); Tarimbay Bay (120 km from Waingapu in 5 hours drive; surfer paradise with 2-3m tall waves between June-September); Watu Mandorak Cove (white sandy beach with cliffs, 2 hours drive and 42 km from Tambolaka in the dry season).
- The most popular resort on Pulau Sumba Island is Nihiwatu Resort. It has been ranked as one of the 5 best eco-hotels in the world and got also world’s best hotel from Travel + Leisure in 2016 for its authentic local experience. Despite the expensive rates, this resort is always fully booked.
Highlights: Waingapu, Mau'dolong village
Pulau Sumba Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Pulau Sumba Island dock (anchor) at Waingapu on the north-eastern coast.
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28 March, 2017