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Top Choice Waterfall in Soe

Air Terjun Oehala

Look for a road going north off the main highway, drive 6km and turn east at a sign for 'Oehala'. After 3km is a parking area, from which it's a short walk down steep steps to gushing water diffusing over huge bould…
Top Choice Indonesian in Soe

Depot Remaja

This modest and clean diner specialises in succulent se'i babi, the iconic Kupang pork smoked over kesambi wood. But the fun doesn't stop there; try the warming pork soup – which is more of a stew – and one of the m…
Indonesian in Soe

Bundo Kanduang

If you’ve been waiting to find a fresh spot to try Padang food, originally hailing from West Sumatra, this is it. Point-and-choose from dishes stacked in the window, which come with rice and veg. There are chilli de…
Indonesian in Soe

Warung Putra Lamongan

You'll smell this place before you see it, thanks to the grill charring sate out the front. Within the orange walls are a handful of large tables populated by locals digging into grilled and fried chicken, fish, tem…
Indonesian in Soe

Rumah Makan Family

Next door to Depot Remaja is this barely more modern, green-walled rumah makan. It's so clean the tiles sparkle and there's a small kiosk inside if you need snacks for the road. Try ayam kumpung – village chicken th…
Arts & Crafts in Soe

Timor Art Shop

If you’re interested in antiques and handicrafts, don't miss this shop that could be a museum. You’ll find Timor’s best selection of masks, sculpture, hand-spun fabrics and carvings at unbelievable prices. There’s n…