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Bucket List: Wae Rebo


The beautiful Wae Rebo. Picture courtesy of INFEST

A couple time ago, my colleague invited me to join an event conducted by European Union (EU) in which the organisation teamed up with Indonesian government and INFEST (NGO) to launch a program to promote Wae Rebo, a small village in a very rural area in Flores, Indonesia. It is now in my dream destination list.

This is information I found about Wae Rebo from Flores Tourism

Wae Rebo is an old Manggaraian village, situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community. In the village of Wae Rebo, visitors can see mbaru niang – traditional, circular cone-shaped houses with very unique architecture. Nowadays, it is still a place to hold meetings, rituals and Sunday-morning prayers together.

The village can only be reached by way of a three-hour hike (depending on your physical condition) from the lowlands. The hike is definitely worth the effort: the dense rain forest along the narrow path to Wae Rebo is one of a stunning biological diversity. Not only does it host interesting vegetation, including orchids, palms, and different ferns, but also an impressive population of singing birds.

In the event, I also met a local guide named Martin who can be contacted for the tour. Good news is he speaks English. If you are seeking for more information about the beautiful village, just contact him through mobile number +62852 393 44046 or email martin_anggo@yahoo.com.

I hope I will be able to see Wae Rebo in the near future.

Accomplishment status: Hopefully, soon!

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