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Chega! Exhibition

Estrada de Balide | Eis-Comarca, Dili, East Timor
+670 331 0315
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Not really organized. Lack of info or badly written in an important historical place

It's not easy to find the place, there's a lack of signaling from the street. Exhibitions are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ilcaccillo
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Lisbon, Portugal
Chilling expereince

This chilling ex prison is not to be missed whilst visiting Dili. Various rooms recount the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
TripMember07162015
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Brisbane, Australia
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“timor leste” (4 reviews)
“prisoners” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Estrada de Balide | Eis-Comarca, Dili, East Timor
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+670 331 0315
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not easy to find the place, there's a lack of signaling from the street. Exhibitions are inferior to the "The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance", I advice to go there instead. Chega! is not worth the visit at this moment, but I...More

Thank ilcaccillo
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This chilling ex prison is not to be missed whilst visiting Dili. Various rooms recount the stories and injustices of East Timorese interned by the Indonesian forces. The dark black cells are particularly gripping. One room tells the story of the almost 40 year struggle...More

Thank TripMember07162015
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

An important part of the history of Timor Leste, a tour guide would be good for this site. This is where Xanana Gusmao was interned for some years.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This museum provides a chance to gain an understanding of the levels of inhumanity experienced during the occupation in an objective way that allows you to make up your own mind. It also provides a fascinating insight into the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the...More

Thank bryanr0ss
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Chega is a great little museum that provides an insight to the atrocities the East Timorese people went through. There is no charge and so no excuse not to visit.

Thank gbeall78
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Unfortunately, we arrived at lunchtime and there was no-one to show us around. Besides that some of the rooms were closed and we weren't able to enter. A friend who lives in Dili wanted to show us some pictures on one of the walls, but...More

Thank matmob
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

My guide was a most impressive Timorese man - smart, positive, non-judgemental, friendly and engaging. He showed me a small cell in which up to 40 people were often crammed. At the end of the exhibition, there's a panel with the names of people who...More

2  Thank David D
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited the Chega exhibition when doing a microlet tour of Dili. (The microlet is a mini bus that you hail in Dili to go around the city for 25cents - its hard to use without assistance, and a group of young people called JDN...More

1  Thank Lyndall K
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Is interesting and pretty emotional, going trough the happenings during the indonesian invasion in that place... Lot to read, but also lot to immagine once here... suggested...

Thank ClaudioGuerrieri
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The museum is a former jail where prisoners were held and tortured under Indonesian rule. Some of the areas, which are preserved in their original state, are challenging. Make sure you get one of the museum guides to explain the full history of what you...More

Thank Bob Q
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