Kupang Things to Do

  • Kupang City Center and Old Harbor
    Kupang City Center and Old Harbor
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    An Old Harbor at Kupang City Center
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    Dutch Cemetery Kupang City
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    The Dutch Cemetery

    by theo1006 Updated Dec 18, 2012

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    Tomb of Th.F.Drysdale
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    A relict of colonial times is the Dutch Cemetery. The tombs are falling apart and overgrown with weeds. There must be decendants of those buried here living in the Netherlands or elsewhere – are they aware of the neglect of the cemetery?

    The weeds around one tomb had recently been cleared when we visited, the tomb of Th. F. Drysdale, Koopman en Consul van Portugal te Koepang' (Merchant and Consul of Portugal at Kupang), who was born in Edinburg, Scotland, on 17 March 1817 and died in Kupang on 26 June 1890. This tomb stands right at the entrance to the cemetery.

    Some other family names that we recorded: Tielman, Tuinenburg, Hoogkamer, Maler, Pessy, Huppe, Latoemalea. And there is the well preserved marble plate of Aarjen Metzelaar, born 15 Sept 1886, died 20 Oct 1887.

    The grounds of the cemetery merge seamlessly with the modern cemetery on its eastern border. In fact a few new graves lie among the old tombs.

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    Sasando

    by black_mimi99 Written Dec 14, 2012
    Sasando

    When my trip here, I was so enjoy the music of sasando, the traditional music from Nusa tenggara Timur. The main part of sasando is a bamboo tube that served as the frame of the instrument. Surrounded the tube is several wooden pieces served as wedges where the strings are stretched from the top to the bottom. The wedges function is to hold the strings higher than the tube surface and also to produce various length of strings to create different musical notations. The stringed bamboo tube is surrounded by a bag-like fan of dried lontar or palmyra leafs (Borassus flabellifer), functioned as the resonator of the instrument.[1] Sasando is played with both hands reaching into the stings on bamboo tube through lontar opening on the front, and the player's fingers plucked the strings in the fashion similar to playing harp or kacapi.

    Sasando has 28 or 56 strings. The sasando with 28 strings called sasando engkel, and with 56 strings called double strings.

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    Beaches

    by black_mimi99 Written Dec 14, 2012

    So many beaches in kupang, and one of the beauty is Lasiana beach. Lasiana Beach is located in Central Kupang, Kupang, NTT. And also many beach where we can see the local fisherman and the activity of the fisherman's life.

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    GOVERNOR'S OFFICE-KUPANG

    by meiyergani Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    Governor's House at Kupang City Center
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    Governor office was located right at the heart of Kupang city with a wide landscape and the statue of 'EL TARI' , a former and the first Governor of East Nusa Tenggara Province was stand in front of its buildings.
    Situated at a magnificent landscape of Kupang down town and was designated by Timorese architecture, side by side with other government offices and Gedung DPR (Pepoples Consultative Assembly building).
    Governor's house also located not far from Governor's offices

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    EL TARI AIRPORT- KUPANG, an ENTRANCE GATE to NTT

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 30, 2009
    BANDAR UDARA EL TARI-KUPANG East Nusa Tenggara
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    EL TARI Airport is located at a hill side of Oesapa region, some 20 km away northeast of Kupang City Center. As an entrance gate for all of domestic flight from Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar (Bali) and foreign flight from Australia to East Nusa Tenggara Province or Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT)
    The road to Kupang city center was pretty good, the surrounding environment was an arid lime stone rocky hill but the green movement run by local government made the surrounding looking green by trees plantation along the road side

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    Kupang Old Harbor

    by meiyergani Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Kupang City Center and Old Harbor
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    Kupang Old Harbor was still in use by small boat which will deliver the peoples from Kupang city to the island Nearby-Semau Island. Located just at the edge of Kupang bus terminal and Kupang Central Market where we could enjoy a beatiful scenery of the harbor furnished by a few small fishing canoe and small boat floating on the sea. Every afternoon it was crowded by the peoples to watch the fascinating red sky when the sun was going down.

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    The Dutch Cemetery

    by meiyergani Written Aug 20, 2009

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    Dutch Cemetery Kupang City
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    Kupang was also one of colonial site city in 18 Century, one of the Dutch colonize witness was a cluster of the Dutch Cemetery located on the way between Kupang City bus terminal and Tenau Seaport. Unlike the Dutch Graves at other site in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung or Banda Aceh where the graveyards were maintained well and donated by the Dutch Government, the Dutch cemetery in Kupang was mixed with local graveyards and was not maintained well

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    Monkey Forest Park

    by meiyergani Written Aug 20, 2009

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    MONKEY CAVE-Taman Rekreasi Gua Monyet
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    Located eastward just ten minutes walking from Tenau Seaport, flocks of monkey forest was stranded along both side road, at the hill rocks on the right side of the road there were many caves where it was home of the monkeys, don't forget to feeding them from your hand, unlike the other wild one in Bali island, here the monkeys were waiting for your on hand food patiently

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    BLUE SKY at Oesapa beach

    by meiyergani Written Aug 14, 2009
    Oesapa beach, Kupang
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    OESAPA beach is a touristy by a few reasons, the beach was not so clean but it is a good place to take some beach view pictures, the blue sky and stranded fishermen boat is a good scenery, along the beach you could see a green of growing lontar palm trees and in the faraway beyond the sea, you could sea a bluish mountain range of Timor island

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    OESAPA fishing village

    by meiyergani Written Aug 14, 2009

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    Oesapa beach, Kupang
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    Oesapa is a fishing village 10 km away from Kupang City, strolling the beach in the morning was very fascinating, some fisherman offer you to buy their fish but they didn't show any regret if you just sight seeing and didn't buy anymore. If you try to take a picture, they would show you their smiling faces

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    NEMBRALA: A GREAT SURFING PLACE at ROTE ISLAND

    by meiyergani Written Jul 24, 2009

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    BA'A beach and BA'A seaport at the background

    If you travel to Kupang, one thing that should not missed was visiting ROTE island for touring to a fascinating virgin island or it was a popular place among the peoples who enjoy a big sea wave surfing at NEMBRALA

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    Enjoy a beautiful sunset

    by meiyergani Written Jul 24, 2009

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    Sunset at Tenau seaport

    Sunset was very fascinating view for the peoples who enjoy photography, a view good place for sunset view were: Lasiana beach, Tenau Seaport, the road at the hilltop between Tenau Seaport and Bolok Ferry Port

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    Kupang is Bay Front City

    by meiyergani Written Jul 24, 2009

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    Kupang Downtown view from Kupang Bay

    Kupang as the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur) Province was located right in the front of beautiful and fascinating Kupang (Timor) Bay, one could enjoy the beach and a bluish landscape of Timor strait, one would also not missed the delicious seafood along the Timor Raya beach at the down town of Kupang.

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    Semau Island beach and snorkeling

    by theo1006 Written Apr 21, 2009

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    Semau island has a sandy beach good for swimming and some snorkeling spots off the coast. But both lack visitors. There is a deserted hotel facing the beach, complete with laid-up boat to go snorkeling.

    To get there: There are two ways to get to Semau beach. The easiest way is to charter a boat from Bolok harbour. It is cheaper to just cross over to Semau island by regular public transport boat and on the island to hire a motorbike. But if you want to go snorkeling better charter a boat, else you have to find another one at the beach. Perhaps the boat they were building when we went to the beach.
    A snorkeling and/or beach trip can easlily be combined with a visit to the mud wells.

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    Camplong Natural Pool

    by theo1006 Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    Camplong Natural Pool
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    It's a favoured stop on the route from Kupang to Soe. Taman Wisata Alam Camplong features a shaded natural pool and a few caged animals (crocodile, python).
    The pool is clean, one can bathe among the fish and perhaps some boys angling for them.
    Or just have a coffee and some grilled corn at the foodstall on the roadside.

    There is a small entrance fee, but as it seems only on holidays. We found the booth deserted in a Saturday.

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