Head north from the Anakalang villages and you'll traverse mountains sprouting with bamboo and palms, over a pass and down into a valley home to a number of rarely visited kampung. Memboro is one of the largest. It's grown into a somewhat modern place where people live full time because it's right on the river with an abundant water supply. Manuakalada is a traditional thatched village nearby, but most residents have abandoned it in favour of Memboro.
Waiwarungu, accessible by a decent road from Memboro, is a proper traditional village – one that's remote and quite poor. There are over 20 thatched houses, one marapu house and nearly three dozen slab tombs, all within view of the sea. Along the road between Waikabubak and Tambolaka, Waimangura is the site of one of Sumba's markets. Every Saturday scores of people gather to haggle over fruits, vegetables, ikat, horses and more.