Cruises from Kupang
Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian Province of Nusa Tenggara. It is the southernmost city of Indonesia, on the island of Timor, with a population of 350,000. (The NE half of the island is the independent country of Timor Leste.) During the 1600s the Dutch and Portuguese colonials vied for power and trade, dominated by the Dutch East India Company. The area was briefly ruled by the British in the 1800s, and the entire island became predominantly Christian.
Japanese occupation during WWII and British bombing wasted the old town. Interestingly, Kupang was the final destination of William Bligh who was set adrift in an open boat during the Mutiny on the Bounty (1789).