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Old 02-28-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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An interesting fact, East Timor is the most Christian nation in Asia, more than the Phils. It's 98% Catholic.
And the Indo province of West Timor is a majority Catholic province (as well)...
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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In Australia I had a neighbor from Timor. IMO He looked more Indonesian which would make sense. He definitely did not look liek he was from PNG (see link below)
East Timor Travel Information and Travel Guide - Lonely Planet

The info on lonelyplanet makes me want to visit, though its pretty expensive to get there, it would seem. Only by air. No boat services.
at least 60% of timorese could pass for someone from PNG
the rest look like typical australoid hybrids

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 AM
 
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^ Yeah by 'Indonesian', I guess mini means more Javanese, Sumatran.etc. Indonesia is a diverse archipelago with different phenotypes.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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^ Yeah by 'Indonesian', I guess mini means more Javanese, Sumatran.etc. Indonesia is a diverse archipelago with different phenotypes.
you hardly find anybody who looks javanese or sumatran there....they are extremely australoid in features
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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An interesting fact, East Timor is the most Christian nation in Asia, more than the Phils. It's 98% Catholic.
But East Timor only has 1 million population.. Philippines has 90 million population.. That's why Mexico is only second to Brazil because Brazil has a bigger population.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Macao
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But East Timor only has 1 million population.. Philippines has 90 million population.. That's why Mexico is only second to Brazil because Brazil has a bigger population.
I didn't realize East Timor had a million people. That's more sizeable than other small nations...i.e. Seychelles at 90,000 people.

I just saw a youtube video where a vlogger was boasting about her $50 airfare ticket to East Timor from Bali. I made me think that East Timor might be worth a visit after all.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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a peacekeeper sent there during their post independence told me its just like one of those backward province in the Philippines like Samar or Leyte..that was more than 10 years ago..might have been a lot of change since then coz the gas had been discovered in their EEZ
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:16 AM
 
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I would like to go there one day - for the sake of completing my whole Southeast Asian travel map!
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Macao
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a peacekeeper sent there during their post independence told me its just like one of those backward province in the Philippines like Samar or Leyte..that was more than 10 years ago..might have been a lot of change since then coz the gas had been discovered in their EEZ
I kind of feel the same way whenever I research it. That being said, it's interesting that it is own country, and they do speak Portuguese there.

What's interesting to me is there are only 220,000 in DILI, but the country has 1,160,000. That means over a million people are living in the country side...
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:30 AM
 
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Just curious...
Yes I have. Enjoyed it very much. Flew in from Bali, you need a return ticket. I seem to recall the visa on arrival was $30 USD. Rugged mountainous interior, but you definitely feel you've gotten off the beaten path.
The coffee is strong!
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