The Enchanting Sumbawa

Sumbawa Sumbawa is one of regencies in Province of West Nusa Tenggara. It is located on the island of Sumbawa and the capital is Sumbawa Besar. Sumbawa is located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. According to the history, it said that four principalities in western Sumbawa were dependencies of the Majapahit Empire of eastern Java. Because of Sumbawa’s natural resources it was regularly invaded by outside forces – Japanese, Dutch, Makassarese.…

Pasola, Between Tradition And Thought

Pasola Pasola is derived from the world Sola or Hola meaning a kind of a long wooden stick used as a spear to fling each other by two opponent groups of horsemen. After given the prefix “Pa”, the meaning turns to be a game. Aa game which played by the Western Sumbanese to celebrate the rice planting season. The game is played by throwing wooden spears to the opponent while riding a horse. This annual game is played by two different groups of men from different clans or tribes. The…