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Address: Dili, East Timor

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So many people travel to Timor Leste to better understand the fight for independence. Unlike so many countries where the message is more clear, it is difficult in Dili to see... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2015
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

So many people travel to Timor Leste to better understand the fight for independence. Unlike so many countries where the message is more clear, it is difficult in Dili to see enough and talk to enough people to hear the message. Would definitely see whatever is possible such as this former prison to have some understanding of the battles.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2014

If you only had limited time in Dili I would skip this and go to the restistance museaum and the jesus statue.

1 Thank tay58
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This used to be a prison where political prisoners were incarcerated during Timor Leste's fight for independence. It is now a well laid out museum that charts the history of the independence struggle and also the actions of the international community that influenced the resistance and also the occupying army. Publications can be purchased detailing the findings of Timor Leste's... More 

1 Thank putneyhouse
Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

An extremely well laid out exhibition of some of the recent history of Timor Leste. Only a $1 entrance fee and well worth a visit.

1 Thank Doidgy
Dili, East Timor
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

Small and Quaint this restaurant is very local and very cheap. Food is reasonable.

2 Thank MrTimorLeste
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

During 1980 until 1985, every day my mom and I visited the place just to say hello to my father. The place was a prison before, also named as comarca balide. My father and his friends was in a prison for the political reason because they want fight for the independence of Timor-Leste from the ocupation at the time. After... More 

6 Thank Ginia2510

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