Welcome to Anakalang
Set in a fertile valley carpeted in rice fields, the Anakalang district, east of Waikabubak, has some exceptional stone megaliths worth a pitstop. Historically the seat of West Sumbanese power (although geographically it's in the island's centre), Anakalang royals ruled for centuries. During colonisation only royal children were educated, so when government bureaucracies took hold, the royals still ruled thanks to wealth and educational access bias. Eventually educational access evened out, and the government diversified.