Tag: travel

August 16, 2017: Communities in Oesilo and Fonte Sagrada take a leadership role on the development of sustainable tourism in their localities

August 16, 2017: Communities in Oesilo and Fonte Sagrada take a leadership role on the development of sustainable tourism in their localities

Share List In total, over 100 people have actively participated in four tourism workshops organized by ZEESM TL in collaboration with UNDP where many new ideas have emerged. This work constitutes the first phase of an ambitious community based tourism project that will develop two […]

August 2, 2017: Contestants from the Darwin Dili Yacht Rally leave Oé-Cusse after three enjoyable days filled with adventure and cultural immersion

August 2, 2017: Contestants from the Darwin Dili Yacht Rally leave Oé-Cusse after three enjoyable days filled with adventure and cultural immersion

Share List The participants, coming from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, specially appreciated the hospitality of the Atoni people and expressed hopes for promising future of the tourism in the enclave As the evening of 31st of July approaches, the crew of Anastasia […]

July 28, 2017: Contestants from the Darwin Dili yacht Race visit Oé-Cusse

July 28, 2017: Contestants from the Darwin Dili yacht Race visit Oé-Cusse

Share List Pante-Macassar, Oé-Cusse, Timor-Leste: 28 July 2017: The Regional Secretary of Community Tourism, RAEOA-ZEESM TL, together with several representatives of tourism businesses welcomed two yachts which had sailed from Darwin, Australia and arrived in Pante-Macassar, Oé-Cusse Ambeno. After braving seas of up to 36 […]

Lifau Monument

Lifau Monument

Share List The first capital on Timor island for the Portuguese was at Lifau, in Oé-Cusse. The arrival of the Portuguese at this spot, just a few miles west of Pante-Macassar, in 1515, is considered the beginning of the colonial era. Locals referred to the […]

Airport

Airport

Share List The airport has opened up the possibility of travel and tourism in the region. Prior to the opening of the airport accessing Oé-Cusse was an unreliable, costly and rough journey. Today Oé-Cusse can be reached from Timor-Leste’s capital Dili in less than an […]

Noefefan Bridge

Noefefan Bridge

Share List The Noefefan Bridge, over the Tono river, which divides the most westerly regions of Timor-Leste from the nearest ferry, airport and road access to Dili was officially opened in June 2017 by the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Dr. Francisco Guterres […]

Roads

Roads

Share List Roads created in Oé-Cusse have several features related to the region and also the long terms objectives of the ZEESM TL project. Design A high quality of design is used to make sure the roads fit into both the biological and social environment. […]

Tourism

Tourism

Share List ZEESM TL is focused on promoting and providing infrastructure for community based tourism. It must be suited to rural and isolated areas and focus on allowing individual, direct interactions between our visitors and the people of Oé-Cusse. The Regional Secretariat of Tourism has […]

Working & Living in Oé-Cusse

Working & Living in Oé-Cusse

Share List Oé-Cusse is a place of numerous sacred areas, hidden water pools, forested hikes and an almost endless beach. Rural areas are still alive with traditional methods of weaving and building. Ancient crafts and beliefs are still routinely woven in the physical and spiritual […]

Peoples of Oé-Cusse

Peoples of Oé-Cusse

Share List “Oé-Cusse does… show high levels of trust and social cohesion which could serve as a basis for addressing other problems.” The peoples of Oé-Cusse have been internationally oriented from the earliest recorded times in Timorese history. Believed to be visited by Chinese traders […]