Faces of
Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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.

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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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Attractions
Attractions

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang

Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added

Tian Hou Temple, Kuala Terengganu

Buddhist temple at the bank of Sungai Terengganu and next to Kampung Cina