The main altar at Cina Maromak Chinese temple in East Timor’s capital, Dili. Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic island began in the 16th century. Photo: Randy Mulyanto

Chinese in East Timor: former Portuguese colony a model of integration by immigrants from China

  • Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic territory began in 16th century, and they were better accepted there than in neighbouring Dutch East Indies
  • About 4,000 Chinese migrants live in the country today, running 300 to 400 businesses
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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The main altar at Cina Maromak Chinese temple in East Timor’s capital, Dili. Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic island began in the 16th century. Photo: Randy Mulyanto
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Fishing boats were stranded after an earthquake and tsunami hit Wani Village in West Coast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 4, 2018. Photo: Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency

Dark tourism draw: Indonesian earthquake city where mud buried homes exerts a ghoulish fascination for some, one year on

  • Thousands were killed in Palu, Sulawesi, in a September 2018 earthquake that triggered a tsunami and turned the ground into liquid mud that swallowed homes
  • ‘Even graveyards can become tourist attractions,’ says official of visitors who take selfies amid the ruins and survivors who offer tours of liquefaction sites
Topic |   Asia travel

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Fishing boats were stranded after an earthquake and tsunami hit Wani Village in West Coast of Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on October 4, 2018. Photo: Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency
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