The Beach Hut Business Without a Timor Telecom Signal
by Building Markets
August 22, 2008
Interested in beach huts/bungalows in Timor-Leste? There are actually a few of them. Some are easy to call and some are not so easy to call.
Usually when one thinks of beach bungalows in Timor we think of those at the end of the ferry journey to Atauro and the below three views…
or those at the end of road heading east and you will find Tutuala.
However, there is a set of bungalows which are often overlooked – even by the Peace Dividend Trust.
The Baucau Beach Bungalows.
Situated at the bopttom of the road to the white sand beach at the foot of the baucau Town Plateau it is right under everyone’s nose – and as such it gets passed by. However, while it is easy to get to just being 10 min down the hill from Baucau Town it is impossible to telephone. Amazingly enough despite its proximity to the second largest urban area in the country Timor Telecom has yet to find a way to extend its signal down to the beach. While some might think this desireable others do not. Senhor Jose Maria Borges pictured above bemoaned this fact to the blogger a week ago.
“How can I operate a business without phone signal?”