- NEMBERALA BEACH
most beautiful and tidy beach that offers natural panorama and
fascinating sunset Nemberala Beach is one of the very few heaches
ideal for surfing. Surfers from all over the world as Hawaii,
Australia, South and North America come here and try to tame
the rough surf from June to October. It is located at the southwest
part of Rote Island and said to be world class surfing spot.
- On this island, off the south
coast of Timor, the great explorer Captain Cook rested
longer than intended, since he was greeted with smiles and refreshing
drinks of fermented lontar juice.
isolated island supports a population of (30,000). Thanks to
the tree of life, the lontar palm. From the lontar blossom, a
sweet liquid, tuak is tapped. The highly nutritious tuak can
be drunk in its raw form, fermented into an alcoholic
beverage or made into sugar, either way it serves as a food supplement,
as rice is saved for feasts and special occasion. The lontar
trunk provides wood for boats and traditional houses. Its
fan-like leaves are used as roofing on the traditional house.
The house, divided into male and female, parts, a one family
dwelling and forms part of a single clan village protected by
a stone wall. Even the dead are wrapped in the lontar leaves.
These leaves are also plaited into baskets, in which offering
to the ancestors are placed at ceremonies. And thought of as
gifts received to the descendant of the Sun to ensure a prosperous
- Whether you want to experience
Savu's rich culture sip the refreshing lontar juice, wim in the
clear water, surf the waves or just enjoy the hospitality of
the Suvenese, it's only a short trip from Kupang by plane or
- S O E
- A town ( I 10 kilometeres
from Kupang) noted for its beautiful tropical flowers, fresh
fruits and is a unique blend of old and new. Most locals still
wear the traditional dress of their village. Soe is the local
point for the numerous traditional cultures within the region,
this can be clearly seen by the extensive array of ikat weavings,
and other local handicrafts displayed daily at the colorful local
- Boti is a remote village noticed
for its very strong traditional belief adhered by its followers
who are also the community or the people of the village. The
belief is said to be ancestral tradition that must be obeyed
by the community. Every year in February or March a ceremony
is staged as a paying homage to their forefathers.
- Kolbano is a vilaage on the
south beach of Timor Island and wellknown for its beautiful sandy
beach. Here one can see a Dutch monument built in 1907 to memorize
the battle between the local people and the Dutch.
- MOUNT MUTIS
- Mount Mutis is found in Molo,
150 kilometers from Kupang. According to the Dawan people, on
this mountain resides the Almighty who gives rain, wing, and
life. The mountain is popular with climbers.
- Kefamenanu (or Kefa for short) is capital of a
regency (North part of Central Timor Regency) located in the
very middle of Timor Island. The regetion was in the past part
of the Portuguese sphere of influence, a legacy that is still
reflected in religion and in the people's nemes.
- insane was once a rich kingdom, famous for
its famous ikat textiles. The former royal palace still stands
artistic and old.
- Tamkesi is an out-of-the-way village situated
in Salma Hole valley. The village is fenced by bushes and is
surrounded by a one meter high stone fortress said to have been
erected in the seventeenth or eighteenth century. The community
has 12 distinct families each with their own status and function
within their community. In October or November each year all
tribes congregate to the stage a great ceremony called "
Tam Mausa" meaning "Paying Homage".
port town on the northeastern coast of Flores and stopover on
the way to Ende or to Denpasar, and Ujungpandang, and noted for
its good beaches. The bay of Maumere, Waiara, is considered
the best diving spot (Flores Marine Resort) as it promise extremely
rich marine life.
- The resort is a paradise for
all divers, underwater photographers, and for everyone interested
in marone biology. It has a beautiful sea
garden filled with corals and fish. So does Koka, nearby. Accommodation
and facilities for recreation are available.
Ledalero Museum at the outskirts of Maumere has an interesting
collection of ethnological objects for the region. Visitors are
welcome but advanced arrangements should be made. Ledalero is
also a name of a major Catholic Seminary from many of Florinese