Market in Kupang

Pasar Inpres

The main market is the rambling Pasar Inpres in the south of the city. It's mostly fruit and vegetables, but some ikat and handicrafts can be found near the terminal. Bizarre ti'i langga (conical hats) from Rote mak…
Music in Oebelo & Oesao


A terrific Rotenese musical-instrument workshop run by Pak Pah and his family. Traditional 20-stringed harps, aka sasando, are made and played in all sizes. Pak may treat you to a haunting instrumental number, or a …
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…
Arts & Crafts in Temkessi & Around

Maubesi Art Shop

Has a terrific selection of local ikat, antique masks and statues, plus carved beams, reliefs and doors from old Timorese homes. Prices are quite low. Look for the plain yellow-and-black ‘Textile’ sign.
Textiles in Kupang

Ina Ndao

It's worth seeking out this neighbourhood ikat shop. Textile lovers should be pleased with the wares sourced from across Nusa Tenggara. It offers naturally and chemically dyed varieties, and staff demonstrate the we…
Mall in Kupang