Local custom at Nunang
To supplement our tips on Nunang and lake Sano Nggoang, here is some local custom we happened to observe.
(1) Monkeys and dogs go well together, especially when one or both of them are young. At Nunang one family had a young monkey as pet, which was adopted by their dog. Quite similar to what we saw in Suriname.
(2) Typical Manggarai headwear is handmade from some kind of grass. We bought one as a souvenir.
(3) In the same way people make carrying baskets which can be worn with a head-band. In the most eastern province of Indonesia - West Papua - the baskets are of different material, but carried the same way.
(4) All over West Flores we saw kemiri trees. Their fruit is a kind of nut which is used as a spice in cooking. We saw this woman cracking them by gripping them with bamboo pincers and hitting them on a stone.
(5) Also quite common in Flores: burying deceased family members in the front yard.
Address: Nunang hamlet, Wae Sano village, Sano Nggoang district, Manggarai Barat regency.
Directions: See OTBP tip Road trip to Nunang.
Waddle To The Beach
People from Nusa-tenggara, East Indonesia, are different from other islands. On Flores they are partly Islamics, partly Christian, however living in peace next to each-other. You may recognize them because of their names (Balthasar is Christian, Mahmud is Islamic).
It is a pleasant experience watching how 2 friends (Mahmud on pic) helping each-other with the canoe that bring in the tourists coming by boat. These canoes (not outrigger prahu/canoe) just float wrong side up, in the bay of Labuhanbajo. The kids jump into water, empty the canoe and the tourists who have taken seat, waddle to the beach ... with wet bottoms.
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