It may be the largest port and town on Sumba, but Waingapu is far from a modern metropolis. Goats wander along the main road, horses are stabled in front porches, and locals still walk around barefoot, with ikat tied around their heads and waists. The older half of the hourglass-shaped town is centred around the port, the newer part around the market. The bay to the west of town has a harbour at the extreme point of either shore; all ferries dock at the western harbour , requiring an eight-kilometre journey around the bay to town. The eastern harbour in the old town is now just used for fishing boats, and can be picturesque, especially at sunset.
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Read More. Waingapu also has some ikat stores and workshops, and traders lugging bundles of textiles and carvings hang around hotels touting for rupiah. It's a mostly walkable place, and you'll spot grazing buffalo and horses as you explore.
Waingapu is the capital city of Sumba in the Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia. Merpati Nusantara Airlines  flies here from Bandung , Bima , Denpasar , Jakarta , Kupang , Mataram , Maumere , Surabaya and Tambulaka, with many of the flights stopping at multiple combinations of those cities. The Pelni  passenger ship Awu calls in at Waingapu twice on its 14 day round trip of Nusa Tenggara.