West Timor is the western and Indonesian portion of the island of Timor and part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara.
West Timor is a political region that comprises the western half of Timor island with the exception of Oecussi-Ambeno district (which is politically part of East Timor) and forms a part of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur, (NTT or East Nusa Tenggara). West Timor’s largest town and chief port is Kupang. The city had a population estimated in 2010 at 335,050.
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Kupang, 1-4th April 2010
Soe is a small rural town some 110km east of Kupang. It is a very scenic area, located in a mountainous region of West Timor.The people greet visitors with charmfull smiles and much curiosity. Many people in this area also rely on traditional housing. From my impression and conversations with locals, people here doesnt choose a more traditional lifestyle because that was their number one choice, they had no other choice. This is one of West Timor`s poorest areas, mainly because of the prolonged dry seasons and land that is not well suited for agriculture. To get here catch a bus from Kupang, takes around 4 hours.