The opening ceremony of the SBD Civic Center and Pantai Kita Tourism Resorts

At 09.00 AM in the morning on 10 October 2010, the people and officials are ready to witness the most historical day at all times in Sumba Barat Daya.

Starting with a large folklore dances with 2010 students of highschool children, then the sky diving by 10 military jumper from Kupang, and the signing ceremony by the Governor Frans Lebu Raya:


The Sumba people are now in high spirit, they see their future is to come, and we have to help them to achieve it. One resort that have been helping middle Sumba is the Nihiwatu resorts, one of the 5 BEST ECO Hotels in the WORLD, what an achievement and that is in Sumba south part where surfers can get their paradise. They don’t have to go that far to Grajagan or to fly to Nias island for 5 or 6 meter high waves, just fly to sumba only 50 minutes away. Visit:

Some of the prominent figures I met like the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Bupati and Vice Bupati, Kok Ming the Builder of Sumba, Bishop Edmund Wora, are so friendly and know what they are doing and eager to listen and experiment new things to upgrade the economical standard of Sumba Barat Daya.




Sumba is normally warm but the nice breeze could make the 16,000 participants enjoy their best time on the magical day of Sumba Barat Daya.

Now that they have a new civic center, the government officials can think and work better for the people, and amazingly the people are very supportive, the 46 Hektares of land were donated for free by the people for this starting point of good government.

They know that the infrastructures are very important to support strong development of a country and Sumba Barat Daya has been and is doing the right things: Great Civic Center, Large Harbour Waikelo, Extended Airport Tambolaka and all main roads are 30 Meters wide. I am eager to see how this island will be developing within 5 years from now.

With a 34 years of experiences in the Kuta, Ubud and many parts of Bali, I can make sure that they will not copy the past wrong concept done by my friends in Bali and otherwise only immitate what is good. Now that everything is new, it is easier to concept them. Eco Resorts seems to be the directions of tourism because they have large plots of land.

So this day is the historical day, where The Governor, the High Bishop, The Bupatis and Vice Bupaties extending their supports and building the communities for the people of Sumba:

“Dominus vobis Cum, et Cum Spiritu Tuo”

By Al Purwa