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Nira, gula air and gula lempeng

Nira is the liquid that is sweet, the result of Sedapan or slices of fruit from Mayang palm trees, as fresh drinks and lots of vitamins and minerals for the health of the human body. The sap can be produced further, by way of cooking, and will produce Gula Air (liquid sugar) or Rote langguage Tua Nasu and  Gula...

Palm Tree, a tree of life

For local residents, this tree species has its own meaning. As adopted by many other people in Rote. The leaves are relied upon as the roof of the house.  Also relied upon as a raw material such  as home furnishing Haik (container of water), cutlery, baskets or mats. Even the leaves are also the main raw material of Sasando,...

Ikat Weaving

Been to Rote island is incomplete if you have not visited kampung Ndao, used called Sebelah Kali, a typical weaving craft center Rote in Ba’a. In this village, whose inhabitants are Ndao island residents who settled on the island of rote. Upon entering the village, we were greeted woven fabrics neatly lined up on the terracesvof the house. Almost...

Peto Lake & Snake – Necked Turtle (Chelodina Longicollis)

The Rote Island Snake – necked turtle (Chelodina Longicollis) also commonly known as McCord’s snake necked turtle is a critically endangered turtle species. Lives in Peto Lake, an area of only 70 km in the central highlands of Rote Island.

Mulut Seribu (Thousand Mouth)

Mulut Seribu or Thousand Mouth is a bay with a unique shape resembles maze with small island surround it and winding pathway. It  is located in district East Rote. You can do diving, snorkling and fishing here.

Getting Around

Getting around in Rote is easy, you can rent a scooter costing 75.000 RP for full day, or just call ojek and the driver will be happily to drive you wherever you want. Cars can be rented from 800.000 RP per day and comes with a driver. Disclaimer: All prices are accurate at time of writing(December 2016), but are naturally...

Accommodation in Kupang

We recommend the following options: Insana Hotel, is a small hotel in the old town Kupang, near to Tenau port. It has clean room with AC and easy for you to find food and souvenirs event in the midnight. Home stay Flobamor this is a very nice place to stay before you come to Rote island. It has clean room with ac. and...

Prefered Booking Agent

For people who don’t want to have the hassle with booking flight-tickets and accommodation in Kupang. You can call  our booking agent  PT. Kharis Miracle Tour & Travel. Website:  www.wonderfulrote.com Email : wonderfulroteisland@gmail.com Office: (+62 380) 871 474 Hotline HP: +62 81 333 678 509

Getting to Kupang and to Rote

Most travellers arrive from Kupang via Denpassar and Surabaya on daily flights with a number of airlines. Lion air is usually the cheapest but surfboards incur an overweight baggage fee at a “per kilo” rate. Garuda flights generally cost more. Prices vary between airlines and dates, with cost ranging from 800,000RP to 2,400,000RP. Then you can take The Lion/Wings Air flight Kupang...

Sasando and Ti’i Langga

The sasando (a musical instrument) and the Ti'i Langga (a hat) are well-known symbols of Rote Ndao Regency. The sasando is a Rotenese string musical instrument, found nowhere else outside East Nusa Tenggara. The instrument of 28 strings (consisted of 15 thick strings and 13 thin strings) has unique resonance. It is made from a lontar palm leaf. Originally, the sasando was called the...