Photos of the far east of Timor, Timor-Leste

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The far east of East Timor

Tutuala is the easternmost village of East Timor and is situated above a cliff, with great views of the coastline and the Indonesian island of Kisar. There is a "Pousada", a Portuguese guesthouse where it is now possible to stay again.

View from Tutuala
 
Tutuala village
 
Water buffaloes
 
Girls on the road
 
Near Pantai Walu
 
Taking shelter
 
Pantai Walu
 
To Jaco Island
 
Pousada, Tutuala
 
Pousada caretaker
 
Tutuala school
 
Street in Tutuala
 
Tutuala church
 
Carrying water
 
Road into Tutuala
 
Houses near Tutuala
 
West of Tutuala
 
Traditional roof decoration
 
Fataluku house
 
Traditional house
 
Man with blowgun
 
Church, Kampung Porlamana
 
Worshipers after Mass
 
After Christmas Mass
 

From here a rough road leads past small villages to the beach, 8 kilometres from Tutuala. From this beach, known as Pantai Walu (or Valou), the island of Jaco lies just offshore, Timor's easternmost point.

Just west of Tutuala, around the village of Mehara, are various examples of traditional houses of the Fataluku people who live in this region; this was a place of refuge for independence leader, Xanana Gusmão, the first President of East Timor. The houses feature traditionally decorated roofs with shells and antlers.