The island of Timor has a turbulent history as a trading port, Chinese, Javanese and Islamic trader frequented the island for many centuries seeking the fragrant Sandalwood so treasure throughout the world.
The Portuguese and Dutch competed for this trade, eventually dividing the island into two : Dutch – west Timor and Portuguese – east Timor.
West Timor was remarkable in history of Capt. William Bligh a British Admiral was landed on His 3600 miles journey from bounty in 1789 century.
West Timor is a fascinating place to visit the capital, Kupang is only a short flight from Bali and Darwin in Australian’s – Northern Territory, and is also the trading gateway for their tiny islands of Sawu and Roti, both famed for their ikat weaving.