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Tourism Paradise?: East Timor

August 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

It has pristine beaches, lush highlands and an exotic cultural mix - and lies just a few hours flight east of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. But currently almost the only overseas visitors to East Timor are foreign troops, journalists and aid workers after Asia’s youngest nation descended into turmoil last year.


Indonesia to Open Cultural Center: Timor Leste

June 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The Indonesian Embassy in Dili will build an Indonesian Cultural Center in Timor Leste`s capital in cooperation with the central government. Kiki T. Kusprabowo, counsellor at the embassy, told ANTARA News via phone most Timor Leste people were quite able to converse, write and communicate in the Indonesian language.


Timor Leste Adopts Bahasa Indonesia

June 8th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Aware that the Indonesian language is spoken by most people in Timor Leste, the country’s government has decided to make the Indonesian language, or Bahasa Indonesia, its working language.


The Language Soup: Timor Leste

April 22nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Portuguese is one of the two official languages in East Timor, or as it is now known, Timor Leste, but you can hardly hear it spoken in the streets of the young nation. The tiny country was a Portuguese colony for more than three centuries, but only an estimated 5 percent of its one million people now speak the European language.

Ancient Cave Found: Timor Leste

December 23rd, 2006 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

An Australian archaeologist has discovered the oldest evidence of occupation by modern humans on the islands that were the stepping stones from South-East Asia to Australia.


Gusmao Documentary – Jakarta International Film Festival: Jakarta, Indonesia

December 16th, 2006 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

In yesterday’s JP there was an excellent article about a documentary, A Hero’s Journey, by East Timorese leader, Xanana Gusmao.


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