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PC Corner

Pause for a photo in front of the bohemian "dream big, work hard, stay focus" mural before continuing up stairs to this open-air cafe with vintage furniture and dreamcatchers. Eat veg dishes like papaya flower with …
Top Choice Indonesian in Waingapu

Pasar Malam

The best dinner options turn up at dusk: a couple of warungs and half a dozen gas-lit carts at the old wharf grill and fry seafood on the cheap. In the centre of town at the southern fork of Jl Ahmad Yani are more s…
Waterfall in Waingapu

Air Terjun Tanggedu

Northwest of Waingapu is arguably Sumba's best waterfall. Expect to spend two hours or more making the 60-or-so-km journey along roads that leave a lot to be desired, followed by a 40-minute trek through savannah or…
Textiles in Waingapu

Praikundu Ikat Centre

This small weaver's centre is 2.5km off the main road, sticking to the left fork. Run by Kornelis Ndapakamang, it's hung with some of Sumba's most prized ikat, all naturally dyed with detailed motifs. Kornelis will …
Textiles in Waingapu

Ama Tukang

A series of rooms and houses championing ikat and jewellery, where guests can see everything from motif design to colouring and weaving. The collection features marapu, animals and village scenes – all hung on displ…
Indonesian in Waingapu

Mr Cafe

Join workers on comfy plastic chairs and order from a large selection of Indonesian dishes. Although locals recommend fried tofu and tempe, the rawon (a fragrant beef soup with a complex broth) is an experience wort…
Seafood in Waingapu

Warung Enjoy Aja

The last warung before the pier on the east side. Pick your fish caught fresh that day from a cool box, then enjoy it with rice, local veg and three types of sambal. In the yellow building next door is a second 'din…
Indonesian in Waingapu

El Cafe

Clean but over-styled (cue wallpaper scrawled with country names and both ikat and guitars on the walls) El Cafe has strong wi-fi, live music on Saturday night and karaoke. Try otak otak bandeng; fish stuffed with i…
Indonesian in Waingapu

Leslie Cafe

This small restaurant with a wooden bar, tables and some rattan lounge chairs is plastered in framed quotes that will make you laugh and cringe. A pizza and burger make a cameo on the small Indonesian menu and there…