Sumba real estate
Tambolaka low cliff + low tide beach – 4 hectares – SOLD
This 4 hectare land is located near Tambolaka (north-west Sumba), some 20 minutes from Tambolaka airport.
The land is bordered on its oceanfront by a very low cliff type of landscape (2-3 meters high) that allows to get to the beach very easily.
The beach is a low tide beach, it is almost fully covered by a clear blue-green crystal clear water at high tide.
There is a direct access road to the land from the back of the plot.
Electricity was non-existent in most areas until recently. Power cables are now being installed along some of the roads not far from the land. An electricity cable could be pulled from the power line from the main road to the land.
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.
Type of land: cliff + low tide white sand beach
Location of the land: Tambolaka, north-west Sumba
Distance from the land to Tambolaka airport: around 20 minutes
Land size: 4 hectares (40,000 sqm)
Oceanfront length: 400 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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