Waingapu is the largest town in Sumba but don’t expect it to be anything like a city set-up.

More of a sleepy enclave than anything else Waingapu has a wealth of delights such as its classic Night Market which runs along the old wharf and is one of the best places to get something to eat cheaply.

The market consists of some little cafes as well as some street food stalls where you can get cheap plates of seafood like fish and fried rice dishes.

Another highlight in Waingapu is the handicrafts such as Ama Tukang workshop which will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about ikat, or traditional weaving.