|Joo Chiat Road||Bef Koon Seng Rd||82149||79 m.||1 min walk|
|Joo Chiat Place||Aft Tembeling Rd||82159||254 m.||4 min walk|
|Tembeling Road||Aft Koon Seng Rd||82141||259 m.||4 min walk|
|Tembeling Road||Bef Joo Chiat Pl||82151||306 m.||5 min walk|
|Dunman Road||Opp Maranatha Hall||82131||345 m.||5 min walk|
Koon Seng Road in Joo Chiat is Singapore’s best display of Peranakan culture. The Peranakans were straits-born people of Chinese, Malay and Indonesian heritage. They settled in the area between the 15th and 17th centuries. This neighbourhood is dotted with pastel and multi-coloured, double-storey terrace houses that are embellished with sculpted facades of animal reliefs and hand-crafted ceramic tiles.
Koon Seng Road is probably the most “Instagrammed” street in Singapore and it’s definitely worth the detour. While in the area, make sure you stop in for some authentic Peranakan food at Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant.
Eat: Thunder Tea Rice: This Hakka detox dish is as healthy as you can get with hawker food; a mix of herbs, vegetables and tofu, it’s meant to relieve colds, flu, coughs, and even stomach wind. And it happens to be pretty tasty!
Located on Joo Chiat Road, "Betel Box" is the fruition of our experiences of hostelling, backpacking and budget travelling around the globe and meeting like-minded travellers. It embodies that we want in a backpackers' hostel: friendly, respectful, addictive, aesthetically pleasing, functional and representative of all cultures in Singapore. Betel Box Hostel provides a home away from home with its creature comforts, is within easy reach to all parts of Singapore and in a culturally rich part of town! Who says budget accommodation in Singapore means budget service? And oh, you get to enjoy our Stimulating Company!