Buying fuel in bottles from stalls along the roads is not an uncommon sight – I’ve seen this in most undevelopment countries before. During my trip to Timor-Leste, we had to buy fuel from such bottles along the roads or refuel at a local gas station (not your usual Esso, Shell or Caltex station we have in Singapore). For a nation rich in oil and gas, the price of fuel there, on average, is between US$ 1.30 to US$ 1.60 for 1 litre.
Here’s one of our visits to the gas station:
For more of my photos of Timor-Leste, view here.