The cultural center of northern Tanimbar, the hilly, elongated little island of Fordata is just north of Larat. It is quite a beautiful spot with green hills and white sand beaches. It also happens to be pop[ulated by very friendly people who preserve more of their traditions than the ethnic Fordatans livingon other islands. Unfortunately, I have only had time to visit (and thus can only describe) the northern part of the island so far, but this is a place I am definitely planning to return to!

Fordata Island – Aweer Village