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East Timor

East Timor

Independent, raring to go

East Timorese in traditional attire

Timor is slowly being transformed and tourism is on the rise. Heath Aston explores our near-north neighbour's adventure, diving and dining attractions.

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Paradise found: Bali's new rival is on our doorstep

East Timor Beach

East Timor aims to become a quiet rival to Bali for Australian tourists - without the drunken partying and over-development. Lucy Rickard visits.

East Timor

Arrival, on Timor time

A loaded bus approaches Baucau.

On a DIY road trip, Patrick O'Neil samples the fledgling nation's highlights — before the crowds arrive.

East Timor

Little country limbers up

Waters around East Timor.

The fledgling nation has a packed schedule of adventures and races to showcase its natural assets, writes Jock Cheetham.

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Quiet escape on our doorstep: Timor Leste

East Timor Beach

Timor Leste wants to attract more tourists looking for sun and adventure.

Map of East Timor

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