Kampung Pasunga, in Waibukal, is perhaps the prototype of a traditional village in Sumba, although corrugated tin has replaced thatched roofs
The district capital of Waibukal, in itself a not particularly interesting road junction with no more than a few houses and shops, nevertheless houses the Kampung Pasunga, the prototype of a traditional Sumba village.
Pasunga has two long rows of traditional houses, albeit all with corrugated iron roofs, no thatch here, with a broad square in between. In the square several old tombs have been lined up, . decorated with carvings, and also with plants and flowers. The most striking feature here is the carved head stone at the beginning of the village compound, of a man and women standing with hands on their hips.
The market it Waibukal is a rather small scale, and muddy affair, not overtly interesting, but opposite the market are many ikat sellers, with a good variety of cloths.