Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Singapore, Malaysia

Betel Box Bistro

address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471 - tel: +65 6440 5540 - email: bistro@betelbox.com
Betel-Box-Bistro-Singapore-House.jpg, The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.
The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.

Operating Hours:
Sunday - Monday 8am - 10pm
Tuesday: 8am - 12pm

Links:

Betel Box Bistro website
Betel Box Hostel website


Betel's Box chef Ben Teo has more than 30 years' experience in Peranakan and Chinese cuisine and is a born and bred Katonite. He was worked internationally and won numerous awards for his culinary skills.

What means Peranakan?
The Peranakans are also known as Straits Chinese and Baba-Nonya. They are descendants of early Chinese migrants who arrived since the 12th century; many of whom married local women (e.g. from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).

Betel Box Menu
The menu includes dishes  like Ayam Buah Keluak, Nonya Curry Chicken, Ayam Penyet, Beef Rendang, Chinchalok Pork, Assam Curry Fish, Sayur Lodeh, Sambal Kangkong, Laksa Goreng, Nonya Prawn Mee Soup and others


Laksa Goren
Laksa Goreng - Uncle Ben's signature dish


counter


chalkboard menu


nostalgia sitting area


nostalgia sitting area


wall painting



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Hangout @ Mt. Emily

Budget Hotel located at Mt. Emily Park in a quiet upscale residential area, close to Little India

Pillows & Toast Heritage

Hostel in Chinatown, one of two Pillows & Toast branches in Singapore

Attractions

Singapore City Gallery, Singapore

A free interactive exhibition spreading out over 3 storeys telling the story of Singapore's physical transformation in past, present and future with several impressive miniature models of the island and city center.

Henderson Waves, Singapore

Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge with a distinctive wave architecture connecting Mount Faber with Telok Blangah Hill Park

Attractions

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach, Kuantan

Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

Batu Kucing, Pulau Lang Tengah

Lookout rock in the south-east of Pulau Lang Tengah with spectacular views