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Places of Interest in West Timor

  • Kupang

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West Timor is part of the Nusa Tenggara Islands of Indonesia. The capital city of West Timor is Kupang. Kupang is described as the gateway to eastern Indonesia.

Kupang specialises in textiles including the local ikat cloths. Local markets have many stalls selling these textiles as well as carvings and handmade jewelry. Once of the best markets in Kupang is Pasar Inpres located off Jln Soeharto.

Kupang's Provincial Museum has an excellent display of ikat cloths from the Nusa Tenggara region, musical instruments, weapons and wooden and stone carvings,

The oldest church in Kupang is the Gereja Kota Kupang which was originally built in 1873, close to the downtown bus terminal. The church was reconstructed in 1987.


Golf Courses and Resorts in Kupang


Getting there and away

By Air

Mandala Air has direct flights from Kupang to/from Surabaya.

Pelita Air has direct flights from Kupang to Maumere and also to Surabaya.

Batavia Air  have direct flights from Kupang to Surabaya and Jakarta.

By ferry

Pelni ships have ferries that go to Kupang from Denpasar, Ende,  Kalabahi, Larantuka and Lembar.



Last updated 5th July 2009


Accommodation / Hotels in Kupang

Following is a list of hotels in Kupang with contact details:

Hotel Maliana is an inexpensive budget hotel on Jln Sumatera Kupang. Tel: (0381) 821 8879


Hotel Sasando is a 3 star hotel with genuine service. Located on Jln Kartini No 1 Kupang. Tel: (0381) 833 334.


Kristal Hotel is a quality beachside hotel. Located on Jln Timor Timur 59 Kupang. Tel: (0381) 825 100.


Orchard Garden Hotel


Pantai Timor Hotel


Maya Beach Hotel




























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