Today is the last day of the #ExploreTheDiversity trip. Kupang and its surrounding has been pretty interesting and charming. Kupang is located on Timor Island and is part of the East Nusa Tenggara. Some of my friends said that East Nusa Tenggara is a very beautiful area and easy to fall in love with. I am totally agree with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday we went to Semau island and it was a super adventurous journey! Semau Island is a 25-30 minutes boat ride from the main island. I will tell more about Semau island on the next post. On our last day, we will go Kristal cave and explore Kupang. In the meantime, here are some of the highlights of the #ExploreTheDiversity trip:



Fatumnasi is part of Timor Tengah Selatan (South Central Timor) regency. With wooden fences along the road, shady trees and cold climate, it was hard to believe that I was only about 150-ish km from hot Kupang. Fatumnasi offers cultural, as well as natural attractions. When we arrived in Fatumnasi, residents there showed us some traditional dances and accept us according to their local traditions. After saying a prayer they draped woven fabric over us as a sign of the acceptance of our visit.

Kolbano beach Timor Island

Kolbano Beach

Kolbano beach was the highlight of this trip. Unlike most beaches that are generally sandy, Kolbano is covered in beautiful rocks. The sea here was also beautiful, with grades of blue turning to turquoise. Kolbano is approximately 3 hours from Kupang, but unfortunately there are no lodgings here. People usually do a day trip from Kupang to the beach.

Oehala Waterfall Kupang Soe

Oehala Waterfall – picture by Valentino Luis

Oehala Waterfall

Oehala waterfalls, was also impressive. Who doesnโ€™t love a waterfall anyway? Though it is dry season and the water level isnโ€™t that high, but the waterfall still looked great.

It’s not a secret that people from East Nusa Tenggara are known to be very friendly. They are very welcoming, warm and kind. Below are some friendly locals that I met during the trip. Aren’t they lovely?

People of NTT

Ok, that is an introduction to Timor. I shall update you again with more stories after the trip ends. Hope it gives you the idea of why you should visit and explore Kupang and the surrounding area ๐Ÿ˜‰

#ExploreTheDiversity #ExploreTimor trip with fellow Indonesian Travel Bloggers is hosted by Asita (Association of the Indonesian Tour & Travel Agencies) NTT and organized by @ayo_jalan2.

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