Ssshhh! Asia’s best kept secret

Here I am in Dili on my 13th trip since 2000, meeting old friends and visiting familiar places. But this time everyone here is asking me about my favourite city in Asia where I have just come from: Bandung, West Java.
Why is it my favourite? Well, here goes: It has the best shopping in Asia with literally dozens of modern malls and fabulous markets (Pasar Baru tell the taxi) as well as the greatest Sunday market in Asia right in front of the Governor’s Palace. The Sunday market takes all day to get around and awash with bargains and great food.

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