When I first saw Jesus Backside Beach, the first thing that cross my mind was this must be what Alex Garland was referring to when he write the novel “The Beach”. We all knew where “The Beach” was and like many others I went there on the hopes that I will feel that sense of […]Read more "Piece of Paradise at Jesus Backside Beach, Dili, East Timor"
When I first arrived in Dili, I was booked by my company in a hotel close to the city seaside area prominently marked by Pertamina wharf. After the first weekdays of adjusting to a new work environment, my first weekend had to be spent adjusting to the new surroundings. Armed with a very little information […]Read more "Weekend at Dili Seaside Area, Dili, East Timor"
Living in Dili is not bad at all. It is generally safe, pollution is minimal to none, streets are acceptably clean and most importantly, easy access to the beach. I have to say, Dili is not for anyone used to city life. Often, you will find yourself longing for the many comforts within a hand […]Read more "Walk to Cristo Rei Passing By Areia Branca, Dili, East Timor"
Standing at the hilly side of west Dili, overlooking the beautiful coastline of Tasitolu is the six meter tall bronze statue of the late Pope John Paul II. Erected in June 2008, some might wonder on the significance of the late Pontiff on East Timor and why a statue is deserved to be erected facing […]Read more "Remembering a Significant Visit of Pope John Paul II, Tasitolu, Dili, East Timor"
The 88.6 foot high statue of Jesus standing at the top of the globe, while looking over the magnificent mountains and ocean of Dili has to be the most prominent landmark of East Timor. Back in 1996, when East Timor was still considered as a province of Indonesia, then President Suharto has unveiled the Cristo […]Read more "Weekend with Jesus at the Beach, Cristo Rei, Dili, East Timor"