Betel Nut: an addictive spice, central to Asian hospitality, it is used in traditional ceremonies as well as a social bonding aid by almost all Asian cultures represented in Singapore – Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and Eurasian. A Betel Box is a container for Betel Nuts and the assorted tools and ingredients related to its consumption.
Founded in 2003, “Betel Box” started as a backpacker’s hostel aspiring to be friendly, respectful, addictive, aesthetically pleasing, functional and representative of all cultures in Singapore. Subsequently, tours were incorporated to showcase the hostel’s neighbourhood: Joo Chiat / Katong.
In 2014, continuing with our hospitality beliefs; “Guided Experiences” and “Activity Based Touring”, Betel Box: The Real Singapore Tours was launched.
Headlined by our award-winning, Joo Chiat / Katong Food Walk, our tours are creatively designed and led by professional guides who are champions of Singapore culture. With Tours for the Thinking Traveller, we seek to fuse the heart and soul of the city together with fresh perspectives.
Along with a proven track record for customised programmes and heritage advocacy, Betel Box Tours has hosted students, corporate clients and societies, and is set to redefine the local tourism industry and provide its guests an exclusive experience of this city we call Home.