West Timor is the southwestern half of the Timor island and is a province of Indonesia. It extends for about 200km from southwest to northeast and is about 90km wide at its widest point. West Timor is relatively dry fro a tropical island and quite mountainous (highest peak is Mount Mutis at 2427m). The regional capital is Kupang, located at the southwestern end, which is also a regional travel hub with flights to Nusa Tenggara, Bali, Maluku and Papua New Guinea. The largest ethnic group on West Timor are the Tetum. The European colonisation of West Timor started in the 16th century with the Portuguese who were eventually replaced by the Dutch by the 17th century. Nowadays practically nothing is left of the colonial past, but the island is interesting due to the multitude of villages with houses still built in traditional style and the sceneries (mountains, beaches).

01 Villagers 02 The king and the boy 03 Boy 04 Staircase 05 Hut 06 Staircase
07 Hut 08 Women and child 09 Hut 10 Gazebo 11 Smiling woman
12 The king 13 Villagers 14 Villagers 15 Trees and stars
16 Huts 17 Tree and sun 18 Weawing woman 19 Weawing woman 20 Woman 01 Dirt road
02 Tin roof huts 03 Children 04 Huts 05 Huts
06 Hut 07 Roof 08 Roof 09 Hut 10 Hut
11 Mountain 12 Bull 13 Meadow 14 Trees and mountains
15 Village chief 16 Village chief 17 Rocks 18 Road with damaged surface 01 Betel nut seller
02 Betel nut seller 03 Hotel Livero 04 Main street 05 Pavilion
06 Maslete village 07 Hut 08 Hut interior
09 Hut interior 10 Hut interior 11 Hut interior 12 Monument 13 People representative council
14 Hotel Litani 15 Church 01 Kupang airport 02 Lion Air ATR-72 plane in Kupang
03 Taxi driver 04 Fish for sale 05 Grilling fish 06 Grilled fish 07 Mosque
08 Pertamina petrol station 09 River 10 Women washing clothes in the river 11 Women washing clothes in the river 12 Vegetables market
13 Soya beans 14 Vegetables 15 Chillies for sale 16 Pig for sale
17 Garuda street 18 Grilled fish 19 Airport departures hall 20 Citilink jet in Kupang airport
01 Village entrance 02 Village entrance 03 Hut 04 Beehive huts
05 Hut 06 Village chief 07 Tree leaves roof 08 Girls 09 Village chief
10 Rocky outpost 11 Headhunter 12 Village chief 13 Weaved cloth 14 Village chief 01 Church
02 Hut 03 Hut 04 Traditional hut 05 Traditional hut 06 Mountain village
07 Huts 08 Huts 09 Hut 10 Hut 11 Hut
12 Family 13 Women and children 14 Grandfather and children 15 Children dressed for Sunday mass 16 Children dressed for Sunday mass 17 Villagers dressed for Sunday mass
18 Couple dressed for Sunday mass 19 Villagers dressed for Sunday mass 01 Gazebo 02 Kolbano beach 03 Kolbano beach
04 Rock on Kolbano beach 05 Seawater in Kolbano beach 06 Kolbano beach 07 Kolbano beach
08 Pebble stones 09 Pebble stones 10 Kolbano beach 11 Kolbano beach 12 Boat on Kolbano beach
13 Kolbano beach 14 Kolbano beach 15 Coastal road 16 Coastal road 17 Coastal road
18 Timor southern coast 19 Timor southern coast 20 Damaged road 01 Horses 02 Forest path
03 Tamkesi 04 Panoramic view of Tamkesi 05 House roofs 06 Conical hut
07 Huts 08 Huts and rocky walls 09 Tree leaves roof 10 Huts
11 Tree leaves roof 12 Tamkesi 13 Conical hut 14 Traditional huts 15 Huts
16 Huts 17 Tamkesi village 18 Tamkesi 19 Huts in the forest
20 Huts 21 Path and staircase 01 Mountains 02 Dam and lake 03 Southwest Timor
04 Noel Besi river 05 Noel Besi river 06 Tribal symbol 07 Sugar palm trees 08 Southern Timor landscape
09 Southern Timor landscape 10 Tree trunk 11 Southern Timor landscape 12 Betel nuts
13 Staircase to Oehala 14 Oehala waterfall 15 Oehala waterfall 16 Oehala waterfall 17 Oehala recreation area
18 Oehala recreation area 19 Oehala recreation area 20 Central Timor mountains 21 Casuarina tree forest
22 Casuarina tree forest 23 Road at 1300m altitude 24 Central Timor mountains with Gunung Mutis 25 Casuarina tree forest
26 River valley 27 River valley
Page viewed 178 times since 27.11.17
©Copyright Alfred Molon