The streets are a bit quieter except for the military parade practice outside the Palacio accompanied by street closures.
The old Jardim IDP camp outside Hotel Timor has a bright shiny tin fence encircling it. It also has a developers sign which is a pretty good indication that its days as a park are over. The sign mentions 3 companies : Home Rest International, Diamond Sea Development and Pacific Timor Internet.
There is a new restaurant down at the Metiaut seaside strip – the New Paradise. It appears to be aiming at the higher end and has a sense of permanency about it. It may well be a new incarnation of the old Paradise Balinese restaurant which means involvement by Andy – lately of Hotel Vila Verde.
There is a brand-spanking new white line down the centre of the road from the President’s house right into town (or almost as I don’t think it has quite made it all the way yet).
In Australian Rules football news, the Timor-Leste Crocs defeated the East Dili Eels 8-3-51 to 6-7-43 at the National Stadium. The Crocs crocks sustained moderate injuries with Crocs full-back, Daisy injuring his wrist requiring hospital treatment. Another injury to an Eels player resulted in the Crocs captain switching sides to even up the numbers. The Crocs played like a rabble after that turncoat effort but held on to win thanks to some poor goal kicking by the Eels late in the game.