SOCIETY

Flores Island has been more popular since the entry of the Portuguese in the 16th century by naming it Copa de Flores, meaning Tanjung Bunga, otherwise known as Nusa Nipa means Snake Island.

Flores Island has been more popular since the entry of the Portuguese in the 16th century by naming it Copa de Flores, meaning Tanjung Bunga, otherwise known as Nusa Nipa means Snake Island. The island is inhabited by diverse ethnic groups who have particular area with the customs, traditions and culture are still strong and intact. Familyhood and carring for nature is believed to be the ancestral way of life. The traditional ceremonies in the life cycle such as birth and death, marriage, thanks giving and agriculture are retained from the strong currents of modernization. ceremonies such us Reba, KaSa'o in Ngada and Penti in Waerebo, Manggarai District can be followed every year and become an attraction for tourists. Greeting and hospitality from the community always welcome everyone who visited Flores Island.

LIVEHOOD

Most of the Flores communities live from agriculture with the main commodity of coffee, cloves, cashew, rice and corn. They also raise cattle for customs and additional family income. Nowadays, people are taking advantage of the natural scenery, volcanoes, ocean, wildlife, tradition and culture.

Most of the Flores communities live from agriculture with the main commodity of coffee, cloves, cashew, rice and corn. They also raise cattle for customs and additional family income. Nowadays, people are taking advantage of the natural scenery, volcanoes, ocean, wildlife, tradition and culture. Those mention above become one of the economic improvement of the local communities and the tourism sector, while maintaining the preservation of nature, tradition and culture.