Due to widespread illegal hunting practices and rapid deforestation, the population of wild deer (cervus timorensi) in West Nusa Tenggara province is rapidly shrinking. Moyo Island constitutes one of the 20 parks for nature tourism, nature conservation and guided hunting managed by BKSDA. An official survey on the deer population […]

Deer Population Under Threat: West Nusa Tenggara

Buffalo races take place all over Indonesia and their forms vary from place to place. Whereas buffalo races in Bali are done on an oval track, with riders in carts, the buffalo races I witnessed in Sumbawa were quite different. In Sumbawa, the buffalo were more in their natural environment […]

Buffalo Races: Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara

The primitive komodo started to gain popularity after being discovered by Dutch state official, Lt. Van Steyn van Hensbroek, in 1911. In 1912, director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens Bogor, Peter A. Ouwens, studied the species and gave it the name Varanus komdoensis, which replaced the label komodo […]

The Komodo Dragon

Sumbawa Island is in the province of West Nusa Tenggara and is located east of Lombok. Sumbawa in a way belongs more to East Nusa Tenggara than it does to West Nusa Tenggara and the island has four regencies and they are Sumbawa Barat, Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, and Bima. There […]

Sumbawa Island

Losmens and smaller hotels dominate the accommodation scene on the island rather than top-class hotels and resorts unlike on the neighbouring islands of Lombok and Bali. However, there are some good value places around.

Accommodation in Sumbawa Besar and Bima: Sumbawa Island

It’s been a long time since I was on a board and even though my desire to return to the surf has not yet dissipated, I know that once I did return it would take all my time and I would surf constantly. Although that’s not a bad thing, my […]

Surfing in Sumbawa

Dompu might be an unfamiliar name for many but its pristine Lakey beach has made it popular among local and foreign surfers wanting to ride the waves. Located on the south of Sumbawa Island in West Nusa Tenggara, the beach has hosted many international surfing contests, from the Dompu Indonesia […]

Dompu Regency: Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara

In line with their commitment to the growth and development of surfing in Indonesia, Quiksilver has confirmed support as presenting sponsor for the Dompu Indonesian Open presented by Quiksilver lifting the events rating to six star prime and positioning it as the richest Indonesian Surfing Championship (ISC) tour event ever. […]

Dompu Indonesian Open: Lakey Peak, Sumbawa