Hidden out of sight on an isolated mountain ridge and accessible only by a degrading road (although infrastructure upgrades should soon change this), you'll find the traditional, almost orthodox, sun-dappled village of Boti. Here, Ama Namah Benu, the charismatic kepala suku (chief), often referred to as the last king in West Timor, maintains the strict laws of adat.
This place is magical, the people pretence-free. On arrival you will be led to the king’s house, where, in keeping with tradition, you will offer betel nut as a gift. You'll then enjoy coffee, tea and snacks (popcorn cooked in coconut oil, steamed cassava and sweet black coffee) prepared and served by the king's sister.
Day trippers are expected to contribute a donation (50,000Rp should work). The Boti king requests that you do not visit independently; bring a guide conversant with local adat.