Xanana Reading Room

xanana_008The Xanana Reading Room

This library has a lot of information about East Timor from 1975 till the present.

The current president of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao, was actively involved in the resistance against the Indonesian occupation.

There are some photo displays on the walls dedicated to the memory of those that died. It is very moving.

The lawn outside has been neglected but inside it is neat and organized, like a museum.

There are some video tapes that you can play in the vcr and there are several newspapers in Tetum, Portugese and English.

A few magazines like the Economist and New Zealand Geographic are in the back room and there is a good selection of books in the side room.

Some computers with internet access are available for 3.00 an hour in the room behind the gift shop.

Aug 3, 2006

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Dili 2006

Aug 2, 2006 www.dutchpickle.com

2 responses to “Xanana Reading Room”

  1. saya sangat senang dengan adanya Xanana reading room.Dengan begitu saya bisa mengisi waktu luang saya dengan membaca buku di sana.Begitupun dengan anak muda yang lain.
    Sukses trus ya….
    Se bele ih mos novel-novel remaja dalam bahasa tetum…

  2. Saya sangat senang melihat sejarah berdirinya Timor Leste, sehingga wawasan akan sejarah perjuangan terus tersimpan dengan rapi. Saya sebagai pendatang baru di Timor Leste sangat mengaguminya. Walaupun saya merasakan masih banyaknya kekurangan-kekurangan yang mesti di perbaiki.

    Terus membangun saudara- saudaraku

    Hormat saya


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