There are no flights to Dili!
You can use "Microbus" (or Bemo). The uniqueness of public transportation in the city of Kupang is due to the appearance filled with accessories, decorations and music blaring.
If you like loud music, you can try "Diskotek Berjalan" style of Kupang.
- Roslin Orphanage, Kupang (Timor). If you are in Kupang a visit to the Roslin Orphanage is a definite must. Google and youtube "Roslin Orphanage" for more information. Peggy and Budi Soehardi are CNN heroes and once you read about their story, you will understand why. Better yet, don't just read about it- go and visit the orphanage and meet them in person.
Kupang is famous for seafood in Indonesia. Also, "Jagung Bose" is found only in Kupang. If you want to eat corn fuel, you can buy it along the sidewalk on the street El Tari (in front of the Governor's office).
- Lavalon Hostel,, ☎ . Is an actual backpacker spot with a friendly English speaking staff, who will happily (and accurately) answer any question about flights, buses and ferries, flyers and maps on other hostels in Roti and East Timor, and is a good place to meet other backpackers with whom you can talk and share information. They have cheap rooms (40,000 rupiah). It seems to be the backpacker pick for Kupang.
No ferry from Kupang to Dili is running as of January 22, 2012. You can currently only go to Dili via land. For all nationalities except Portuguese and Indonesian, a free 'Visa Authorisation Letter' must be obtained from the East Timorese Consulate prior to reaching the land border.