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Sikka Natar Village in Southern East of Maumere Flores Island Indonesia

Sikka Natar Village in Southern East of Maumere Flores Island Indonesia

The village of Sikka (natar means ‘village’ in the local language), with its pleasant sea view on the south coast, is one of the first places of Portuguese influence and Catholic missionary activity in Flores. Therefore this is a place to take a leap into the past and learn about Sikkanese history, such as the […]

October 30 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Maumere, Sikka Natar Village | Read More »

Liwur Legur Waterfall in Hale Village of Sikka East of Flores Island Indonesia

Liwur Legur Waterfall in Hale Village of Sikka East of Flores Island Indonesia

Liwu Legur, an impressive waterfall located in a forest near Hale Village, is a perfect spot for young-spirited, active travelers in search of thrilling challenges. The hike to the waterfall through amazing scenery as well as the option of rock climbing make Liwu Legur the perfect combination for enjoying nature and getting your adventure kicks.  […]

October 30 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Liwu Legur Waterfall, Maumere | Read More »

Murusobe Twin Waterfalls in Sikka Regency East of Flores Indonesia

Murusobe Twin Waterfalls in Sikka Regency East of Flores Indonesia

Cascading in freefall from about 100 meters, the Murusobe Twin Waterfalls will cause splashing in the surrounding water ponds. Murusobe in the local Lio dialect translates as ‘straight plunge’, with muru meaning ‘plunge’ and sobe meaning ‘straight like a bamboo pole’. Whichever route you take, these impressive twin water falls are worth some beads of […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Maumere, Murusobe twin waterfalls | Read More »

Watublapi Traditional Ikat Weaving of Sikka East of Maumere Flores Island

Watublapi Traditional Ikat Weaving of Sikka East of Maumere Flores Island

Watublapi is a small community in the Sikka district well known for its fine traditional ikat weaving. Whereas many other local weaving communities switched to industrially spun yarn and chemical dyes for the sake of saving time and money, the weavers of Watublapi still use the traditional, handspun yarn made out of local cotton, as […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Maumere, Watublapi Ikat Weaving Village | Read More »

Pemana Islands Offshore Maumere in East of Flores Indonesia

Pemana Islands Offshore Maumere in East of Flores Indonesia

There are plenty of beautiful islands reachable within 1 1/2 hours from Port L. Say. in Maumere. This chain of islands includes Pulau Besar (‘big’ in Indonesian), Pulau Babi (‘pig’ in Indonesian), Pulau Pangabatang, Sukun, Palu’e, Pemana Besar, and Pemana Kecil – also known as Kambing (‘goat’) Island. The Pemana islanders mostly originated from Sulawesi […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Maumere, Pemana Islands | Read More »

Mount Egon Active Volcano on the east of Flores Island Indonesia

Mount Egon Active Volcano on the east of Flores Island Indonesia

When talking about East Flores, Kelimutu National Park with its tri-colored crater lakes is definitely the first thing to cross one’s mind. Beyond Kelimutu, there are actually more than twelve volcanoes throughout Flores that are suitable for trekking. Mount Egon is one of them: sitting astride the narrow waist of East Flores, its summit reveals […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Flores Tourism, Larantuka, Mount Egon East Flores | Read More »

Wogo and Old Wogo Traditional and Megalithes Villages of Central Flores

Wogo and Old Wogo Traditional and Megalithes Villages of Central Flores

Lying to the east of Bena, Wogo is another picturesque village which features all the richness of the traditional Ngada culture. The village of Wogo is actually a new comer in the Ngada landscape. Indeed, it has been inhabited only since 1932, when the inhabitants from the ‘Old Wogo’ decided to leave their original village […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Bajawa, Flores Tourism, Wogo Primitive Villages | Read More »

Mount Inarie and Wawomuda Crater Lake in Ngada Central Flores Indonesia

Mount Inarie and Wawomuda Crater Lake in Ngada Central Flores Indonesia

Mount Inerie with its beautiful, harmonic pyramid shape, is an eye-catching peak in the Florenese ‘mountain skyline’.  With an altitude of 2245m above sea level, Mount Inerie is also one of the highest volcanoes in Flores. If you would like to climb to the top, you do well to start your trip at night or […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Bajawa, Flores Tourism, Mount Inerie and Wawomudha Crater Lake | Read More »

Gurusina Traditional Village of Ngada of Central Flores Island Indonesia

Gurusina Traditional Village of Ngada of Central Flores Island Indonesia

Gurusina is another Ngada village where you can get acquainted with all the wealth of Ngada culture. As it is quite easily accessible by car or motorbike (the road can get bumpy, though), it offers a good alternative to the more popular Bena for visitors who are short in time. Gurusina’s traditional houses are situated […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Bajawa, Flores Tourism, Gurusina Traditional Village | Read More »

Wolotopo Traditional Village in Ende of Southern Coast of Flores Island

Wolotopo Traditional Village in Ende of Southern Coast of Flores Island

Wolotopo, a rather large and lively village built into a quite steep hillside, is well worth a visit to encounter the Lionese people within their past and present way of living. The people there still strongly adhere to their adat and keep their traditional ceremonial houses in good shape. These houses are not only a […]

October 29 2011 | Posted in Ende, Flores Tourism, Wolotopo Traditional Village | Read More »


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