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Old 09-29-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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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 i'm sure they are just as successful as the islands of king phillip of spain.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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I have no interest in going to East Timor and I don't know anyone who has been there.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:41 AM
 
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^ Yeah by 'Indonesian', I guess mini means more Javanese, Sumatran.etc. Indonesia is a diverse archipelago with different phenotypes.
I think foreigners will think that Indonesian face is like a javanese,dayaks,sumateran , it's wrong of Indonesia's distinctive faces is very diverse and nobody represents,my face is very Indonesian/pure when I visit cambodia & thailand there local people will speak to me using local language and always think i'm local people and in malaysia always think i'm malaysian . I am happy when people be mistaken me for citizens of other countries. even many maids or Indonesian workers who work in arab are always mistaken to filipinos
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:03 AM
 
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Just curious...
I have never but want to visit East Timor
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:11 AM
 
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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 understand that Samar Leyte provinces may not be the most developed part of the Philippines but they are actually either 1st and 2nd class provinces except Biliran and S Leyte which are even ranked higher than provinces north of Luzon. Depends on how you define backward but if you probably had been there, they probably trumps and would put to shame cities and towns in Luzon esp up north.



I'm not sure development in East Timor can top these places.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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I understand that Samar Leyte provinces may not be the most developed part of the Philippines but they are actually either 1st and 2nd class provinces except Biliran and S Leyte which are even ranked higher than provinces north of Luzon. Depends on how you define backward but if you probably had been there, they probably trumps and would put to shame cities and towns in Luzon esp up north.



I'm not sure development in East Timor can top these places.
not been there but a brother in law just drove recently from Manila to Gen San and he observed that once you reach Samar/Leyte, the houses that line the highway start becoming smaller.

if you are referring to how big the cities are compared to the North, yeah i have to agree with you that towns and cities are bigger in the Visayas and Mindanao. but then it only shows there are more people in the Visayas/Mindanao but it doesnt mean the quality of life is better.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:49 AM
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and i'm sure they are just as successful as the islands of king phillip of spain.


Why would you take issue with the Spaniard cultural infusion in the Philippines?
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Oh....East Timor = Indonesia. Indonesia = Philippines...the same thing....?

They are interchangeable for people. But they are actually three different countries.

But if it keeps an East Timor thread going, why not. Continue with the Philippines.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:08 AM
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Oh....East Timor = Indonesia. Indonesia = Philippines...the same thing....?

They are interchangeable for people. But they are actually three different countries.

But if it keeps an East Timor thread going, why not. Continue with the Philippines.



I haven't been to East Timor but recall following the news about it about 1999 and based on the footage and reporting it was evident that people are ethnically, culturally and even racially diverse. Some look very much like Papuans while others look they would blend into Malaysia, Indonesia or the PI. There is a diversity.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:39 PM
 
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I haven't been to East Timor but recall following the news about it about 1999 and based on the footage and reporting it was evident that people are ethnically, culturally and even racially diverse. Some look very much like Papuans while others look they would blend into Malaysia, Indonesia or the PI. There is a diversity.
East Timor people look like eastern Indonesian like flores, maluku, nusa tenggara and even papua, east timor people very different from other Indonesian . I think there are many similarities with east timor with indonesian like they still use Indonesian as an introduction and some culture with Indonesian .
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