9. Alor and the Tribe at Pulau Buaya Ternat
Alor is a scrap of land at the furthest reaches of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is Indonesia at its rawest and most beautiful. Alor is set more or less north of West Timor and east of Pantar, Lembata and Flores.
Alor is populated by a rich diversity of people with more than a dozen languages. Most Alorites, especially in the island’s interior, are Protestants, while the sea-facing villages have significant Muslim populations.
One of the most infamous tribes of the indigenous people here is located about 13 kilometres east of the main town of Kalabahi. These people have a rich culture and are famed for their skill at Ikat weaving.
Visiting their village pulls you right back in time and they love to regale visitors with ancient songs and chants including the infamous Lego-Lego dance. Join in the spirit of brotherhood and unity with them
The authentic village is reached by climbing a short stretch of stairs and consists of around 12 houses with 4 levels arranged in a row. If you are lucky the village chief will show you around his house and his collectio
10. Museum 1000 Moko, Alor
This charming museum in Alor is well worth visiting, especially if you are going to visit any of Alor’s traditional villages. Named 1000 Moko, according to the brochure, because of the diverse cultural experiences of Alor and its people. Moreover, the museum has an impressive collection that you could easily spend an hour exploring.
n of moko drums which are big brass drums, believed to be more than 2,000 years old and today is often used as a part of a wedding dowry.