Dili – Around 2,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Dili on Saturday (13/06) on tourist cruiser Pacific Jewel to visit Dili for 8 hours. During the stay, they will visit the tourist places in Dili, including some areas of the municipalities of Ermera and Liquica.
In Ermera, tourists from various countries will make visits to coffee cooperatives facilities Timor Railaco and Gleno, while in Liquica Maubara Municipality, the tourists will visit small craft market and the ruins of the old prison Aipelo.
In Dili, according to the agenda, they are expected to visit the White Sand Beach and the Jesus Christ’s Statue, the Largo Lecidere, the Statue of John Paul II in Taci Tolu, the Noble Palace, Xanana Reading room , the National Archive and Dare Museum.
The visit aims to discover the tourist’s spots of this country, including the history, culture and the Timorese products.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will be responsible for the tour guide. The institution has selected around 149 people consist of students from various universities in Dili and those who have knowledge in the field of hospitality to assist the tourists during their visit.
The Pacific Jewel carrying tourists, which most Australians will dock at the port of Dili at 8am this Saturday, thus the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Dive, Trek and Camp Timor Leste travel agency are prepared to provide transportation to accommodate tourists during their visits to tourists’ sites.
“As a new nation, I think this visit is also a good opportunity to promote Timor Leste essentially the tourist sites, handicraft products and the country’s culture,” said the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, Mr. Francisco Kalbuadi Lay.