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Talk:East Timor

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Census addition[edit]

The population data comes from The National Directorate of Statistics. The TLD for Timor-Leste just changed from .tp to .tl so the address will probably change to reflect that rsn.


Looking forward to understand a way to book tickets via Marpanti from Bali? Where you can do it?

It is Merpati. You can book online [1]. If you are not comfortable with that, a reliable Bali-based agent is Wita Tour, [2].--Burmesedays 23:47, 12 March 2010 (EST)

Thanks, but it shows me a message stating that there no free seats or flights for the chosen dates whatever the combination of the dates I chose on the official website in English or Indonesian. There is no availability and on the site of the agency you have recommended me. I might contact them directly.

Travel advisory warning box[edit]

It has been removed again. I am not really a fan of warning boxes (except in extremis) and would be happy to see this one gone. There has been no significant violence in East Timor since 2006 I think? Three of the four main advisories below advise caution and common sense, with only Canada advising esential travel only. The UK advisory seems to sum it up well:

We advise you to be aware of and attentive to the uncertain security situation when travelling in East Timor. The security situation in East Timor remains fragile. You should avoid demonstrations and large crowds and if you become aware of any nearby military activity you should leave the area immediately. See the Political Situation section of this Travel Advice.
Crime continues to be a problem in East Timor, including gang-related violence, robbery (in some cases armed), assault and attacks on vehicles. You should exercise caution if going outside after dark.
  • Australian Government Travel Advisory [3]
  • Canadian Government Travel Advice [4]
  • US Consular Information on Timor Leste [5]
  • UK Government Travel Advice [6]

I see no current need for a warning box. --Burmesedays 02:24, 27 April 2010 (EDT)

Travel advisory warning box should stay because there has been significant if short-term violence again in 2008 after the attempted assasination on the president Ramos-Horta. Although East Timor is not a "War Zone" like Iraq or Afghanistan, the country is still volatile and polarized beneath the surface and state authority is still not successfully implemented throughouth the country even in the capital. There is a risk for INDIVDUAL travellers and sightseers, in the form of mugging and robbing. The risks must be highlighted.
I have reverted your entry of the warning box. Please don't reenter it and discuss first otherwise it is edit warring which is frown up here substantially. 2008 is two years ago, it is defintely not a war zone (last time was the indonesian troops withdrawl) per our definition. I think the Stay safe section is significantly discouraging enough and the situation is not new. jan 07:37, 29 April 2010 (EDT)
To anon Wikitravel is not about politics and i protected the article because here consensus rules and not strong opinions. jan 10:17, 29 April 2010 (EDT)