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Kota Kupang is a major seaport and the biggest city on Timor Island (Indonesia). It is also the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province, with population around 350,000. This Indonesian port city is part of the free trade zone East Timor–Indonesia–Australia.
Kupang was an important seaport for trading during the period when Indonesia was first Portuguese, then Dutch colony. Dutch East India Company entered the town in 1613 after defeating the Portuguese on Solor Island. Kupang had a strategic location for controlling Timor Island (allowing monitoring of the shipping traffic to the southern coast) and fresh water source (Koinino River). Influenced by the Portuguese population, by the mid-17th century Kupang became a Portuguese stronghold. In 1653, the Dutch Fort Concordia was constructed to the left of Koinino River's estuary.
In the early 20th century, the town became landing and refueling point by long distance flights between Europe and Australia. During WW2 (1939-1945) it was occupied by Japan (1942-1945) and much of old town was bombed and destroyed by the Allies.
City's current economy is based on cement industry, seaport (export and import of goods) and services (trading, transportation, food, beverages), salt production, commercial fishing (exporting mainly to Japan, East Timor, USA and Thailand). Port Kupang is the first for yachts participating in "Sail Indonesia" (annual sailing regatta starting in Darwin NT Australia). After Kupang the sail yachts head north to stop at various Indonesian ports and ending in Singapore.
Port Kupang cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kupang, Timor Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|18 January, 2020|