Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Rote, West Timor and Papua are where you’ll find a totally different Indonesian experience. The ethnic people here are Melanesian so even appear different. Outside the towns, many still live in traditional villages, made up of traditional houses. Infrastructure isn’t big here so this is the place to get off the beaten track and head into yesteryear. Typically East Indonesia is a lot poorer than the West.