General Travel Information (Germany)
Auswaertiges Amt - Information about general security, visa, and health
Indonesische Botschaft Berlin - Details about Indonesia
Indonesisches Generalkonsulat Frankfurt - Details about visas
Medical Information (Germany)
CRM Centrum Fuer Reisemedizin - General medical advice
DTG Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Tropenmedizin - Medical advice for malaria, and others
Bali Survival Guide - Medical and other advices applies not only to Bali
Flights and Boats to Sumba
Garuda - has daily flights from Denpasar to Tambolaka and further to Kupang
TransNusa - also called Trigana or Aviastar has currently ceased operations to Sumba
Lion Air - with its daughter Wings Air flies daily Denpasar to Tambolaka and further to Ende, and Denpasar to Waingapu and further to Kupang
Srivijaya Air - with its daughter Nam Air flies 3 times a week from Denpasar to Waingapu and further to Kupang
Ticketindonesia - Here you can book flights within Indonesia on the internet, they accept foreign credit cards
Pelni - KM Awu has regular cruises from and to Waingapu, up to date website
ASDP - Ferry from Sumbawa, Flores, Timor, and Savu. Website is still under construction, now some timetables and phone numbers are ok…
Tourist Information about Sumba
Wikipedia - General information with many links
Sumba Adventure Tours and Travel - Website of Philipus Renggi. He and his team drive you preferably with cars but also with motorcycles to all corners of the island. Not cheap but competent and flexible.
Tour Sumba - Website of Hugo Dalupe in Tambolaka. He has just published his Website (still not all in English). It contains well-designed tour suggestions, highly recommended for West Sumba
Soft Adventure Tourism - Report to destinations in East Sumba and in Wanggameti National Park
Blogspot: South of East Sumba - Photos and Reports particularly interesting is the description of the area around Mahaniwa and Ramuk
Travel Guide to Salura - current and very informative report on a visit to the island of Salura
Tarimbang - Travel agency in Waingapu, information to Sumba and Tarimbang, unfortunately no actual information
Blogspot: Area around Tarimbang - A detailed trip report
Blogspot: Wordpress - I love Sumba – Blogs, mainly about culture, tourism and sights
Independent travel & culture guides to Indonesia - The Sumba part is something like a short form of my website, and has many tips for travel planning.
Wisata Air Terjun Sumba - List and description of waterfalls in Sumba. All pictures are wrong
Cultural Information about Sumba
Sumba Culture - From the perspective of a local Catholic priest. Information about Marapu religion, rituals, festivals, and lifestyles. Information about the Catholic Church in Waitabula. Website often does not work or is redirected
Home in Sumba - Comprehensive cultural and tourist information, especially on East Sumba. Information to GKS = Evangelical Church of Sumba, site is not up to date
Waikabubak - Detailed information about culture and language in Waikabubak
Wanukaka - Detailed information about culture and language of the district Wanokaka as well as links to other sites about Sumba
Devonshaw – Website about land rights, history, and women
Insidestory refugee problems Sumba / Australia – Report about the restrictive asylum policies of Australia and establishment of internment or concentration camps
Uni Muenchen - Elvira Rothe - Dissertation University Munich about the Wulla Poddu, mighty and very informative
YouTube Music in Sumba - Information and YouTube Clip with music and dancing
Ikat in Sumba - Ikat information and samples
Festival Wai Humba - Music, culture and environment festival. Takes place every year in October or November in different places in Sumba. There is currently no own website - but some links can be found in social networks via the keyword Komunitas Waihumba.
Nature and National parks in Sumba
World Wildlife Fund - An inventory of forest areas and endemic bird species in Sumba
Bird Life Org - A description of the ecological changes in Sumba and goals of the organization
Burung Org - A description of the bird world of Sumba
Sumbamenjaga Burung Eendemik - Blogs and pictures about birds in Sumba
Gunung Bagging Wanggameti – Detailed description of the experiences while trekking to the highest mountain on Sumba, Gunung / Palindi Wanggameti
Tawui Resort - Site of an employee of the Wanggameti National Park Administration, information about attractions in the region around Tawui, links to YouTube videos
Manupeu Tanah Daru - Complete and detailed information about the National Park
Development Projects in Sumba
Water4Sumba – Pilot Project in the village Waru Wora (PPWW), drinking water supply by solar powered pumping systems
Water4Sumba Video Clip – Project documentation, drinking water supply by solar powered pumping systems
Stichting Ontluikend Sumba - Dutch foundation for social and medical assistance. Detailed information about history and local languages
Sumba Foundation - Report on the work areas of the Nihiwatu near Foundation. Subjects are health, food, and water supply
Watch Indonesia - Articles about transmigration = resettlement programs
Project Hope Sumba / Yayasan Haparan Sumba - Description of the situation in Southwest Sumba. Work of the organization in the areas of water, sanitation, education, disability, and health
Sumba Hospitality Foundation - 2016 opened college of hotel management for young people from Sumba under international line.
Koppesda - Indonesian project that is active in the areas of conservation of natural resources, regional development and sustainability. Site in Indonesian. The name is an acronym that means roughly: coordination, evaluation and management of natural resources.
Yasuka Sumba - Warning! Behind this site are persons, who might receive money for personal or commercial purposes. At least there is no project documentation
Commercial Information about Sumba
Jarak Pagar Biodiesel – Information on bio diesel project in West Sumba
Hillgrove Resource – Self description of the mining project
Suarapembaruan – Report: gold mining project in the National Park
Down to Earth – Report: gold mining project in the National Park
Wisata NTT - Tourism in NTT Nusa Tenggara Timur, brief descriptions about sights.
Pengembangan Ekowisata Berbasis - Detailed article about tourist highlights and ecotourism in East Sumba
Sumba Timur - Website of the administration of East Sumba. Has detailed descriptions of tourist sights in East Sumba
Waingapu.com - Blogs and news, particular about East Sumba and Waingapu. Many articles on society, culture, and politics
Sumba Barat Daya - Website for tourism development in Southwest Sumba
Sumba Community - This website is a forum for information, and opinions about Sumba – interesting not only for Indonesian people
Hotels and Accommodations in Sumba
Pesona Sumba / Pantai Cemara – at Pantai Kambera in northeast Sumba, small, quiet, stylish but priced very high
Hotel Padadita – Has just been opened. Located directly on the mangrove coast. Is the most expensive and classy in town. Surroundings are desolate. Town center is 2 km away
Wisma Eldorado – Site only on Facebook, nice little place to live 5 km from Waingapu towards the new ports. Information about Sumba
Kalala - Beach (Mr. David’s Surf Resort) – Old surfer’s resort with a new website - Website not completely updated; phone on contact page is wrong
Sumba Adventure Resort – Is made for surfers and is nearby the lighthouse of Kalala
Nihiwatu - Huge fenced area, pretentious, somehow impressive, and expensive
Sumba Nautil Resort - Is not quite so exclusive, in the country, near Marosi beach
Sumba Sunset Kerewe – Small homestay with a fantastic view on Kerewe Beach
Watukaka Resort - is a tiny, individual, stylish, remote, and extremely and high-priced resort ... decide yourself, whether that is good for you and your wallet
Newa Sumba Resort – Quiet but somehow orphaned, near airport Tambolaka.
Oro Beach Houses and Restaurant - close to the airport Tambolaka, individual resort, to relax, swim and snorkel. It is an excellent place to start to explore the island, good advices
Mario Hotel + Cafe - is at the beach Mananga Amba... further description had to be deleted.
Sumba Hospitality Foundation - Accommodation - college of hotel management with attached hotel business. You live in stylish round houses and can be pampered by the hotel school students. 3 km from the beach
Airbnb – Is now also available in Sumba. More information soon ...
Holiday Check – some more information about accommodation
Tripadvisor – some more information about accommodation
Pictures and Videos
hpgrumpe.de/reisebilder - Pictures from the years 1998/1999
commons.wikimedia - Current and unique historical pictures
Sumba Adventure Club - Blogspot with pictures of the Sumba Adventure Club
Andrea Orioli Photography – impressive Pasola photos
DuniArt Photo Blog Sumba - Pictures and blogs to traditional Sumba.
Kaburbentar Blog - Pictures and description of a journey
Google Maps / Google Earth - Here I put as "Local Guide" many pictures
YouTube Sumba Festivals - At this address or by the keywords Sumba + Festival + Festival-name + Place I put in some of my small video clips.
YouTube Sumba Information - At this address I collected some other informative video clips about Sumba.
Mapcarta - Sumba - Similar to Google Earth but with more or less correct place names
Wikimapia - Sumba - Similar to Google Earth but with quite correct place names and many local entries and notes
Map Pulau Sumba - Topographic overview map of Sumba 1:250000, the descriptions are partly trash
OpenStreetMap - Streets and places in Sumba, it needs to be improved. Many places are not where they should be.
Surfing, Diving, Cycling
Surf Travel Online Indonesia - One of the surfers sites
Dive Centres Net - Sumba, there is only one (Nihiwatu)
Burung Nusantara – Birdwatching in Sumba
Rogertours Fishing – Fishing trips to Sumba (Pdf-file)
Kitesurfing Forum – Kitesurfing blogspot