Portrait Portrait of a lady from the Waitabar village in Central Sumba, Indonesia. Located on a hill, Tarung and Waitabar are the main villages in Waikabubak area. Both the villages were raized during a massive fire catastrophe last year. The fire was caused due to the curse of Marapu (the ancestral) spirits, as believed by the villagers.

Ratenggaro Ratenggaro is one of the famous traditional villages and tourist attractions in South-West Sumba. As per our local guide, the word Ratenggaro came from the word “Rate” which means grave in the ground and “Garo” which refers to the Garo people from Guara clan. It is said that these Garo people moved to this place and had a battle with the local inhabitants. But they were killed and later buried in that place. So the village is named “Ratenggaro”. People in Ratenggaro village still preserve the tradition of their ancestors and follow the Marapu traditions. A villager is seen as he plays his musical instument in front of the village huts.

Bawana beach Bawana beach - one of the unspoiled beaches in Western Sumba in spite of a decent number of tourists and travelers flocking in daily.

Music Ratenggaro is one of the famous traditional villages and tourist attractions in South-West Sumba. As per our local guide, the word Ratenggaro came from the word “Rate” which means grave in the ground and “Garo” which refers to the Garo people from Guara clan. It is said that these Garo people moved to this place and had a battle with the local inhabitants. But they were killed and later buried in that place. So the village is named “Ratenggaro”. People in Ratenggaro village still preserve the tradition of their ancestors and follow the Marapu traditions. A kid is seen as he plays a musical instrument in front of the village huts.

My Pet Some traditional villages in Sumba are welcoming than others and Wee Leo was was more than welcoming for us. As we reached the village, the Rato (the Head of the village) welcomed us with betel nuts which is the traditional way of welcoming people in the villages across Sumba. As we were leaving the village, we saw this local village boy was playing with his pet chicken.

Intense Stare While traveling through the roads of South-West Sumba, we came across a small village where we found this your girl playing with other kids.

Look through Located on a hill, Tarung and Waitabar are the main villages in Waikabubak area in Sumba, Indonesia. Both the villages were razed during a massive fire catastrophe last year. The fire was caused due to the curse of Marapu (the ancestral) spirits, as believed by the villagers. An Sumbanese lady is seen as she looks through a small piece of mirror as she prepares herself after the morning bath.

Fun time Kids busy in playing and jumping in the river water. Fishing village near Pero Beach, Sumba, Indonesia.

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