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Sunday Sunset in Sumba Island

A couple months ago, I had an opportunity to visit Sumba Island (Indonesia), a small island lies to the east of Bali. The Island is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands located to the north of Australia. They are part of Indonesia and Timor Leste, with unique, distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species. Interestingly, the Lesser Sunda Islands also shared similar ecoregion that represents the semi-evergreen dry forests with typical tropical dry climates.

Sunday Sunset in Tanarara, Sumba Island (Indonesia)

 

It was sweltering during the day, but in the late afternoon, the temperature was cooling down, although I felt it was still pretty much humid. I took showers three times a day during my stay on the Island. On the second day, we went up to a hilly area called Tanarara Hills, for its sunset view. Tanarara means Red Land, obviously, the soils of the hills are somewhat reddish. I don’t really know the history of the hills, but, for sure the hills owned by a local who is kindly allowing the public to walk around the hills, enjoying the beauty of the sunset.

 

 

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    • Hi Andy, I went there for working..luckily I had a chance to do a few sightseeing ๐Ÿ™‚ It was extremely hot there ๐Ÿ˜€ and no winds lol.. it would be better if I could swim at the sea..but, well, I had to work instead..

  1. gosh, i miss Tanarara hills. this place is the reason i agreed on a trip to sumba with friends mid last year. i have yet posted anything about the trip here on wordpress. maybe i should.

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