Dili, East Timor
Dili is the capital and largest city of East Timor. It lies on the northern coast of Timor island, the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Dili is the chief port and commercial centre for East Timor. Much of the city was destroyed during militia attacks in 1999, however the city has now recovered.
Attractions in Dili include its waterfront area, which is a hub of activity from dawn til dusk. There are many Roman Catholic churches and a massive statue of Christ on the nearby headland. There are some good beaches a few kilometres out of Dili; the most popular beach is the sheltered cove of Areia Branca.
Things to See & Do
* Cristo Rei of Dili - Statue of Jesus
* Saint Mary column
* Waterfront area
* Areia Branca beach
* Santa Cruz Cemetery
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – Tetum, Portuguese
Population – 150,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 670
Port Location – The main wharf at Dili is located in the downtown area of the town within walking distance of attractions, hotels etc.
Travel Links – Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (formerly Comoro Airport) (DIL) is located 6km west of Dili. Indonesian carrier Merpati has daily flights from Denpasar, Bali but cannot be booked on the internet. "Batavia Air" flies daily from Denpasar to Dili. Australian regional carrier Air North operates at least one flight a day from Darwin, Australia. There are also direct flights between Singapore on Air Timor using Silkair aircraft scheduled only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.