2016-07-19 / Visit to Timor-Leste in July 2016
Written by Max R. Hungerbuehler
On July 9, 2016 I arrived back in Dili full of expectations in respect of what would have changed during the 10 months since my last stay in this fascinating country. The first impression was “not much”. However during my sojourn of seven days I had to find out that this was not correct. more...
∗∗∗18.07.2016 / Tourism – pillar for the future of Timor Leste
Written by Barbara Haller
To say it straight away, international leisure tourism in the 'classical sense' is actually non-existent in Timor Leste today. The nearly 100,000 annual overnight stays consist of business and domestic tourism. The latter guests are mainly international expatriates who are still stationed in the country. They spend their weekends on diving spots and sporadically in mountain areas. However, the number of expatriates has been falling since 2010, and consequently the number and income of inbound travel agencies decreased. more...
∗∗∗08.07.2016 / Volunteering in Timor - First Impressions of a Vibrant Country
Written by Benjamin Berger
It has been three weeks since I set foot in the vibrant capital of Timor-Leste, setting out to volunteer for the Timor Foundation. Over these weeks, the initial bustle of roaring microlets, persistent taxi drivers and tireless locals, selling anything from coconuts to live chickens, has given way to the more tranquil side of Dili. more...
∗∗∗23.05.2016 / The educational system in Timor-Leste – special impressions of a fascinating country
During my 10-days stay in April 2016, I had the Chance to visit various institutions and could get a concrete idea of Timor-Leste’s educational system. more...
∗∗∗15.04.2016 / TIMOR-LESTE AND SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS – KEYNOTE SPEECH BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA
5TH SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
ST. ANTONY'S COLLEGE
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
OXFORD, 14TH APRIL 2016
Ladies and gentlemen,
My sincere appreciation to the University of Oxford Southeast Asia Studies Project for inviting me to this year's symposium and I thank very specially Phyllis Ferguson for her hard work and flawless arrangements. more...