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Enjoy inspiring stories of beautiful Sumba, our activities, and our charming students as our blog takes you behind the scenes of Sumba, the foundation, and our social enterprises Maringi and Makan Dulu.

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President Jokowi staying at Maringi?

July 12th proved to be a very special day for Sumba. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, arrived to attend both the Tenun Ikat Festival and the Sandalwood Festival in the region of Sumba Barat Daya. He spoke to a crowd of over 2000 people, all hoping to catch a glimpse of their inspirational leader. …

Introduction to Sumba

With its unspoiled natural landscape, world-renowned Ikat textiles, and one of the last remaining authentic animist cultures in the world, Sumba has much to offer to tourists. The local culture and traditions of the Sumbanese are still very much alive while they also have an innate friendliness towards foreigners. However, Sumba has a dark side…

The Sumba House

Below is a link to a fantastic article about the Sumba House at Bambu Indah, an extraordinary eco-hotel in Bali founded by John and Cynthia Hardy. They have created a guest house using the unique design of a traditional Sumbanese home. We are very excited that Ibuku, founded by John’s daughter, Elora, has designed our…

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