Nov 13, 2009

Welcome Message from Government Tourism Office Director

Welcome Message from the Timor-Leste Government Tourism Office Director :

As you probably know, Timor-Leste is still undergoing a reconstruction and development process. The recent past was difficult and hard, but in Timor-Leste we are all strongly confident and committed towards building a better future.
Tourism, the world’s Peace Industry, will be one of our tools to ensure economic and social sustainable development. Raising Timor-Leste’s tourism to quality-level standards is our goal!
This web page will be the starting point for those who wish to visit Timor-Leste, a useful working tool for tour operators and travel agencies and a source of information for tourism investors.

East Timor (Timor Leste) Travel Guide

Timor Leste is a small half island country in Southeast Asia. Timor Leste has beautiful beaches, mountains covered with lush green vegetation and towns with a brush of Portuguese culture and architecture. East Timor travel guide has many things to offer to visitors going to this beautiful country.

Timor Leste has many cities that can be visited for pleasant trips. While referring to East Timor Travel Guide the country presents Portuguese touch in its cities for the long rule of Portugal there. Dili is the main city

Before You Travel to East Timor

One day, a boy came across a baby crocodile struggling to make his way from the lagoon to the sea. As he was very weak, the boy took pity on him and carried him in his arms to the sea.
The crocodile was very grateful and promised to remember the boy's kindness. He told the boy that should he ever want to travel, he should come to the sea and call, and the crocodile would help him.
After a while, the boy remembered the crocodile's promise, and went to the edge of the sea and called out the

Oct 7, 2009

Resettlement money increased for displaced East Timorese

Radio Australia Connect Asia
Resettlement money increased for displaced East Timorese.

More than three years since fighting forced 150,000 East Timorese from their homes, hundreds of displaced families still live in temporary housing managed by humanitarian organisations.

East Timor ten years after the referendum

Just over ten years ago, the Interfet force led by Major General Cosgrove, carried out the biggest operation of its kind in our history, in effect liberating the East Timorese people from a deeply unpopular. It followed the results of the plebiscite in which 78.5 % declared their desire for independence in the face of severe intimidation. It was the celebration of that historic event which took me back to East Timor, to participate in

Aug 5, 2009


Timor-Leste held presidential elections in the spring of 2007. On April 9, voters chose from a slate of eight candidates. With a voter turnout of almost 82%, the top two finishers were the FRETILIN Party candidate Francisco "Lu-olo" Guterres, who received 28% of the vote, and Jose Ramos-Horta, who received 22% of

Jun 8, 2009

Demographics of East Timor

Demographics of East Timor

The population of East Timor is about one million. It has grown considerably recently, because of a high birth rate, but also because of the return of refugees.[citation needed] The population is especially concentrated in the area around Dili.

Jun 6, 2009

Timor Leste Religion & Linguage


The Catholic faith has become a central part of East Timorese culture during the Indonesian occupation between 1975 and 1999. Although under Portuguese rule, the East Timorese had mostly been animist, the number of Catholics dramatically increased. This was for several reasons: Indonesia was predominantly

Culture: Timor-Leste

Culture: Timor-Leste

Culturally speaking, the significative fact is the ethno-cultural heterogeneity of the Timorese, evidenced by the various languages and dialects as well as the material productions, expressed in various forms of architectonic constructions that differ according to the regions. Animists by nature, not even the considered Christians can be considered totally converted. Mythology and legends are frequent in the rich oral tradition that tells about the pre-colonial period and the posterior evolution of the kingdoms.
Neither Hinduism nor the Islam had influence in the Timorese beliefs. That achievement was reserved to the Christian missionaries.

May 23, 2009

Statue of Jesus Christ

Statue of Jesus Christ who stood on the hill in Dili Timor-Leste. with a height of 27 meters

Mother Mary

Statue of Mother Mary in the Peak of Mount Ramelau (Mountain Top in Timor Leste)