Motaain Cross-Border Post in Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province


The most common reason to visit East Nusa Tenggara Province is indeed to visit beautiful beaches and explore all its natural attractions. For some tourists, though, it is considered amusing to visit Mota’ain Cross-Border Post in Belu Regency. In terms of function, it becomes the prime post to conduct several activities including security, quarantine, immigration, and custom. However, these days, tourists also take advantage of the site to enjoy a relaxing and to spend a peaceful evening with their families. They also have the opportunity to collect good pictures using their camera when visiting the location later.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Mota’ain Cross-Border Post doesn’t look so special. What tourists may see is only a peaceful environment and a scarce number of vehicles passing by. In the midst of the intersection, there is a majestic monument with a Garuda Statue sits on it. For the information, tourists often take advantage of the monument to take selfies and enjoy photography. Have no worries. It is safe to cross the street and approach the monument, as the traffic is considered low. Still, everyone should be careful when crossing the street later.

Exploring Motaain Cross-Border Post
Even though Mota’ain Cross-Border Post is not an official tourist site, it has attracted many visitors over time including the locals and outsiders. Still, these people have a distinct reason when visiting the site. Most of them, though, want to learn the function of the post by asking any available employee there. As for the tip, it is also recommended to come with a local guide who is able to tell thorough information regarding the site.

The next recommended thing to do in Mota’ain Cross-Border Post is none other than photography. Tourists can take pictures of various objects including the monument, passing vehicles, and many others. What they need to prepare is only a good camera. Also, it is important to come at the right time (which is during a good weather).

Here is the good news. The government keeps improving the post, including the facilities and size. Thus, hopefully, it is able to fulfill its functions in a more proper way. For tourists, the post has become another interesting vacation destination to visit when exploring Belu Regency later. Even the architecture of this building looks so unique, applying a design of Belu Traditional House. Also, it has unique sun shading ornaments (which adapt to the pattern of local traditional woven fabrics).

Nearby Attractions

  • Atapupu Beach
  • Balibo Fort
  • Rai Katar Beach
  • Adipura Monument

How to Get There
In order to get to Mota’ain Cross-Border Post, tourists only need to head to Silawan Village located in East Tasifeto Sub-District. If they come from Kupang City, it takes about 6 hours and 49 minutes to get there. It is because the distance is 295 km. As for the fastest trip, tourists only need to take Nasional Trans Timor Street. Have no worries. They can take a better local transportation service for a faster trip.

Where to Stay

  • Ramascora Resort
  • Liurai Hotel
  • Matahari Hotel


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