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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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Ratenggaro village in Sumba

Sumba looks beyond Covid-19

It’s been a challenging year for Inge De Lathauwer and the whole team at Sumba Hospitality Foundation. The resort, Maringi Sumba, which provided some income for the school, stalled. Most funds raised went towards Covid-related health issues. Tourism to Sumba has stalled, jobs and income have been lost across the island. But still, the Belgian founder…

Wai Humba Festival

The Wai Humba Festival is an annual, traditional festival of Sumba that aims to protect the environment, especially the water sources of the island. The main basis of the Wai Hulba Festival is a reflection of Hinduism. This festival is not a tourist festival but a space for the consolidation of the culture of the people…

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Daytrip to Weekuri Lagoon

We are safe in Sumba, although in recent months we have had to prepare for the possibility of earthquakes and tsunamis as neighboring islands have suffered dearly from these calamities. Also, the concern of the dry season here is the threat of wildfires on adjacent properties. Agriculture techniques, and their other rubbish; farmers in the…

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Teaching responsible tourism & democracy

Sumba Hospitality Foundation continues to collaborate with many local partners to ensure a sustainable approach to tourism in Sumba. Recently, we hosted a website launch event on campus. – sumbatourism.co.id The brand new website sumbatourism.co.id is designed by Drife and is sponsored by the William & Lily Foundation. The information on the website will grow…

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Vegan cuisine for Sumba!

A vegan lifestyle can support a healthy lifestyle and protect animals, while simultaneously combating climate change. Plus, the food can be insanely delicious and becomes more widely available every year. We are happy to introduce vegan cuisine to our students as well.   But first… morning Yoga on the beach There’s nothing better than yoga…

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Cocktail training by Potato Head Bali

On October 16th, we welcomed Valerie Do and Hary Wahyudi to our campus. They were here representing Potato Head-Bali, delivering cocktail training to our Restaurant and Bar students. It was a fantastic week where our students got to experience a 3-day master class on the art of cocktail making. They learned how to make a…

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