Located in the Village Rindi, District Rindi , about 69 Km from Kota Waingapu. The ambiance of past civilization thick felt when entering the village . Surrounded by a stone fence , village Praiyawang provide an abundance of charm . Starting from home architect sumba with a high tower, rows of megalithic tombs of the nobles with carved symbols and meaning , and social life of the people who still adhere to customs contained in this village .
Activity to do : take photos , see megalithic tombs , watch traditional dances and the process of weaving the rope .
Accommodation : no accommodation around the object, guests usually stay in hotels located in the city Waingapu ( see the info Hotels and Rates in town Waingapu below )
Located in the Village Mondu, District Kanatang, about 20 Km from Kota Waingapu. Feel the atmosphere of the ancient civilizations Sumba’s least ancestral community can be felt in the village Prainatang . Centuries-old stone fence and Aroma savanna dry season welcome every guest who comes.
Activity to do : take photos, see Sumba architecture, watched traditional dance and in particular according to the agreement held ceremonial traditional leaders.
Death is seen from the transition between worldly life and the hereafter and is an important event in one’s journey to true happiness. Therefore burial must be carried out with a special ceremony so that the human spirit is worthy of entering Praimarapu (Heaven).
After the corpse has been stored for even years, large numbers of buffalo and horse cattle are slaughtered (depending on social status) as a funeral accompaniment. The ceremony consists of two stages, first the body is wrapped in layers of cloth and then placed in a wooden box with a diameter of 1.50 cm (in the past it did not use wooden crates, but using dried buffalo skin).
The body is placed in a squatting position (like the position of the fetus in the mother’s womb, which means “New Born”) and then placed in a traditional house while waiting for the next ceremony. The body is guarded by Papanggang / Ata Ngandi (taken servant) who also acts as a mediator with the spirit. The day before the end of the first stage there was a Pahadang ceremony led by Ratu (priest of Marapu).
Before the second stage, the grave had been prepared with a size depending on social status. The stone must be pulled from outside the village, which begins and ends with a special ceremony. The body was carried and paraded in a procession while accompanied by a procession of decorated horses ridden by his servant (Ata Ngandi) to the burial place where the corpse was placed in a megalithic tomb. You can see it in Prailiu, Pau and Praiyawang villages, as well as other traditional villages.
KARAKI NYALI is a traditional ceremony to catch fish and sea worms in Wahang Village, Pinu Pahar Subdistrict in early March, which is marked when the full moon arrives.
REPIT is a traditional ceremony to give thanks for the harvest and ask for prosperity in the future and predict important events that will occur. You can watch this ceremony in Lailara Village, Katala Hamu Lingu District and Tarimbang Village, Tabundung District.
PACUAN KUDA is the Traditional Horse Race Competition at Rihi Eti Field in Prailiu Village, Waingapu City District, you can witness the expertise of the East Sumba boys in riding horses without using a saddle.
Also known as Cemara Beach Resort is located in Purukambera Beach, Mondu – Kanatang. Beyond great savanna and wide blue ocean there’s a hidden gem in the middle of Sumba. 30-45 minutes range from Waingapu. If you travel by airplane from Bali, you will be directed to Umbu Mehang Kunda , East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. This Eco Style Resort offers a lot of facilities. From Diving, Snorkeling, and visiting local village. The service is unbelievable. Not too mention the hotel restaurant El Suba Resto and The Breeze.
El Suba Resto is good for one who wants delicous hotel beverages and food. Most of the menu served is western and Indonesian. But for you who wants local snack with a twist of flavour, bring yourself to visit The Breeze.