Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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.

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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

map and location of Betel Box Bistro



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