This property was sold the day after we put it up on 01islands.com !
Sumba cliff for sale very close to Tambolaka (freehold)
This 2,6 hectare cliff boasts an amazing view on the Sumba Strait. The land is set right between the cliff and Jalan Raya Pantura (aka Sunset Road), the brand new government road that is following the coast line.
Because of the location of the land, sunrise AND sunset can be seen from the property.
At high tide the light blue/green waters come to the very bottom of the cliff. At low tide the waters reveal a beautiful narrow white sand beach.
There are very few waves on this side of the island unlike in the south os Sumba. Snorkelling and diving are amazing. You can see turtles and fish swimming in the water right below.
As of today, it still take about 25-30 minutes to go to the land as the road is being completed with a brand new bridge linking it to Tambolaka Harbour. Once the ongoing work is complete (this year), it will take only about 15 minutes from the airport to the property. Electricity was non-existent in most areas until recently.
Electricity poles will be installed alongside the new road that is passing right behind the property. This will be done within the next few months.
The water situation is the same as everywhere in Sumba. Water can be bought by cubic tonnes and brought to the land by trucks. The alternative would be to dig a well which is very feasible too as the equipment and workmanship to do so is available on the island.
Type of land: cliff
Location of the land: Tamoblaka, north-west Sumba
Distance from the land to Tambolaka airport: around 20 minutes
Land size: 2,6 hectares (26,000m2)
Oceanfront length: 250 meters long
Price: on application
Land Title: freehold (hak milik)
General informations: Sumba is an island in eastern Indonesia, is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and is in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Sumba has an area of 11,153 km2, and the population was 656,259 at the 2010 Census. To the northwest of Sumba is Sumbawa, to the northeast, across the Sumba Strait (Selat Sumba), is Flores, to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor, and to the south, across part of the Indian Ocean, is Australia.
Sumba Culture: The Sumbanese people speak a variety of closely related Austronesian languages, and have a mixture of Austronesian and Melanesian ancestry. The largest language group is the Kambera language, spoken by a quarter of a million people in the eastern half of Sumba. Twenty- five to thirty percent of the population practises the animist Marapu religion. The remainder are Christian, a majority being dutch Calvinist, but a substantial minority being Roman Catholic. A small number of Sunni Muslims can be found along the coastal areas. The largest town on the island is the main port of Waingapu, with a population of about 52,755. The landscape is low, limestone hills, rather than the steep volcanoes of many Indonesian islands. There is a dry season from May to November and a rainy season from december to April. The western side of the island is more fertile and more heavily populated than the east.
Sumba eco-facts: Due to its distinctive flora and fauna Sumba has been categorised by the World Wildlife Fund as the Sumba deciduous forests ecoregion. Originally part of the Gondwana southern hemisphere supercontinent Sumba is within the Wallacea ecozone, having a mixture of plants and animals of Asian and Australasian origin. Most of the island was originally covered in deciduous monsoon forest while the south-facing slopes, which remain moist during the dry season, were evergreen rainforest. There are a number of mammals but the island is particularly rich in birdlife with nearly 200 birds, of which seven endemic species and a number of others are found only here and on some nearby islands. The endemic birds include four vulnerable species: the secretive Sumba Boobook owl, Sumba Buttonquail, Red-naped Fruit-dove and Sumba Hornbill as well as three more common species: the Sumba Green Pigeon, Sumba Flycatcher, and Apricot-breasted Sunbird.
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