Takpala Village
Takpala Village
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY772 contributions
Couples
We were off a small expedition cruise. On arrival we were greeted with traditional attired men and woman. Warriors with bows and arrows tried to look a little menacing. It did make for good photo op. We viewed their dancing and ceremonies and visited their open-air homes. The little boys in the dance ceremony were cutely dressed
I think you need to be here in with a group to get the full effect.
Written 17 June 2019
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OzGlobalWanderers
Emerald Beach, Australia137 contributions
The road to Takpala can be a bit challenging, particularly after some rain. The village itself is in a great location and the performance is very authentic.
Written 31 March 2019
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Marna C
San Diego, CA53 contributions
Friends
The village didn't have many inhabitants when we visited and it had just gotten quite a downpour. The two buildings which were basically built for tourists were pretty. The remainder of the village was trash strewn and the animals were in terrible condition. We saw Styrofoam and plastic food waste as well as what appeared to be glass "insulin" bottles strewn everywhere. There is one source of fresh water for the people and I would advise to stay out of the "toilet". Baby pigs were tied through their ears with the rope and had their back legs tied together...and they were quite thin.
Written 16 November 2017
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AdelinE26_02
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia46 contributions
Family
love the village. & the people are nice too! I wasn't in a group tour so didn't have the chance to enjoy the dance but it's nice experience for my 8 y.o. son to see the real traditional house!
Written 30 January 2017
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shirley a
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia83 contributions
Family
it's just about 30 minutes by motorbike from Kalabahi. The people are very friendly and you can see the root culture of the biggest tribe in Alor. You can even stay there. if you come in large group, they can offer you with traditional dance.
Written 22 November 2016
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syaz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia234 contributions
Family
We went there one evening after lunch,not too far from our resort alami alor...it offers good exposure and experience esspecially to my 10 yr old daughter...we learned abt their history,culture and their ppl...I think it's worth the time and money spent..
Written 25 September 2016
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Shauna1103
Gold Coast, Australia25 contributions
Business
What can one say about this organic, earthy and very very traditional village of the Abui tribe in Alor. This ethnic group is the largest on the island of Alor and they still strictly practise the tradition and culture.
We were welcomed by a very traditional dance with them dressed in all of their splendid clothing.
They encourage you to participate in their traditional dancing, of which only the women do, its glorious and the sisterhood is alive and well.....definitely a matriarchal environment and everyone is chewing betel nut, but with none of the aggression that I always believed came with it.
Their diet is quite simple, and mainly vegetarian, cassava, corn, vegetables and no rice, although I think we were offered rice.
They had set up a little market for us where they had hand made from seeds and other natural vegetation, delightful necklaces and belts and all reasonably priced.....a great way to help them.
Also if you are visiting I would highly recommend bags of candy for the kids and bubbles, lots of bubbles! We took those little bottles of bubbles and the kids had endless fun with them and then out came the candy, well it was quite literally like the pied piper had arrived, kids appeared from every nook and cranny and there was even what i would call, pandemonium, sooooo delightful, but yea, take enough so noone feels left out!
Written 10 July 2016
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metboef
Rome, Italy67 contributions
Friends
A strech of about 12 fetched houses, wonderful view on the sea, friendly peaople. Possible to stay in a traditional house, (at the open first floor is better). Possibility of dinner fi the row food is provided to the cook. Excellent traditional dance (at a cost). Easily accessible through an asphalted path or by motorcycle.
Written 29 June 2016
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