East Nusa Tenggara
East Nusa Tenggara Province is the eastern portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The province consists of more than 550 islands with Flores, Sumba & West Timor as the three major islands. Geographically, East Nusa Tenggara shares the island of Timor with East Timor. It is also Indonesian nearest province to Australia.
Located on the Southwestern tip of West Timor, Kupang is the capital of East Nusa Tenggara. Famous for its abundant seafood, the city is the launch pad to visit other parts of the province. Lastly, East Nusa Tenggara is unique as it is one of the few Indonesian provinces where Christianity is the dominant religion of the population (91%).
Major tourist attractions in East Nusa Tenggara:
- Komodo Island, where you can see the prehistoric dragons live in their natural habitats; also a popular diving destination
- Alor Island, another diving haven
- Kelimutu Lakes, three colored crater lakes in Flores
- Witness traditional ceremonies, i.e. Pasola of Sumba, whip fighting of Flores & war dances of Sabu
- Surfing in Sumba & Rote islands