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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Too hot for formal wear and not many opportunities to dress up anyway. Our embassy does not have a Marine Security Guard unit, so we don't even have a Marine Ball to attend here. I wear capri pants and sandals to work all the time, although business casual is the norm at the embassy. - Sep 26, 2017
Fairly laid back This is an island. Very rarely will you need formal dress. I really enjoy the tropical shirt Fridays. - May 30, 2017
Business casual, sometimes even more casual. Timorese get dressed up for weddings, for formal government meetings, diplomatic receptions and every Sunday for church. - Sep 30, 2016
Informal. - Nov 21, 2013
Very casual to business casual. Leave your ball gowns and tuxedos at home. - Apr 25, 2013
Conservative. I have been really impressed with how clean and nicely locals dress here. - Mar 12, 2010
Conservitive. - Feb 23, 2010