Cheap Produce and Petai for 200 Baht! @ Betong Central Market, Thailand

Time to bid adieu to Betong! Our weekend excursion to this Thai border town was well spent and exceeded my expectations. Before leaving, make sure to stop by Betong Central Market for some souvenirs and cheap produce. The town has a large and well-maintained market, divided into wet (veggies, fish, meat, etc.) and dry (snacks, dried goods, clothes) areas. What’s good: A popular local product is … Continue reading Cheap Produce and Petai for 200 Baht! @ Betong Central Market, Thailand

Review: Mom’s House, Betong Thailand

*edit 2/2/18 : The owner of this establishment has reached out to me and apologised for the slow service the fam and I experienced that night, which goes to show that this is a indeed a small town-cafe run with a lot of heart. I have to give credit where credit is due – their food is tasty, it was just unfortunate about the miscommunication/service. … Continue reading Review: Mom’s House, Betong Thailand

A Betong Specialty – Braised Fish Maw Soup

Rise and shine, folks! Three days is all you really need to explore Betong in south Thailand, and before we knew it, it was time to head home. Before leaving though, we had to try another local favourite: fish maw broth. I’m not exactly sure what they call it but it’s basically a broth made with fish maw, along with ingredients such as mushrooms and … Continue reading A Betong Specialty – Braised Fish Maw Soup

Famous Food in Betong, Thailand – Bird’s Nest Soup @ Inter Bird Nest Shop

There are a few ‘must-try’ local specialties while visiting Betong in the Southern province of Yala in Thailand. One of these is birds nest soup. The quality is said to be superior and also much, much cheaper than you’d get them for in Malaysia. Not surprising that they do a lot of tourist business. After some hunting, we arrived at Inter Bird Nest Shop. The establishment … Continue reading Famous Food in Betong, Thailand – Bird’s Nest Soup @ Inter Bird Nest Shop

Attractions in Betong, Thailand – Wat Phuttathiwat Buddhist Temple + Largest Mailbox in the World (?)

For a town with a relatively modest population, Betong’s Buddhist temple – Wat Phuttathiwat – is quite impressive. Sitting on a hill top overlooking the valley, the temple features unique architecture, with several golden spires rising into the sky. Done in a modern Srivijaya style and measuring 40m at its peak, the temple’s most distinctive feature is its gold colour, which is also the colour … Continue reading Attractions in Betong, Thailand – Wat Phuttathiwat Buddhist Temple + Largest Mailbox in the World (?)

Review: Thai / Chinese Cuisine @ Krua Samui, Betong Thailand

When we were crossing the border from Malaysia into Thailand, Pops decided it was a good idea to make small talk (my worst nightmare) with the immigration officer while he stamped our passports. Thankfully the guy was in a good mood and we didn’t get banned… he also suggested this restaurant in town for some good Thai food. So after some sightseeing on Day 2, … Continue reading Review: Thai / Chinese Cuisine @ Krua Samui, Betong Thailand

Attractions in Betong, Thailand : Beautiful Blooms @ Betong Winter Flower Garden

Living in a city in the tropics, it’s rare to be able to see temperate-weather flowers, unless one drives several hours up into the mountains. In Betong, Thailand, though, you can find a nicely landscaped garden full of beautiful blooms just 30 minutes outside the city. Surrounded by lush green hills, the Betong Winter Flower Gardens is a tourist attraction-cum-resort that offers a tranquil retreat up in … Continue reading Attractions in Betong, Thailand : Beautiful Blooms @ Betong Winter Flower Garden

Review: Betong Chicken @ Ta Yern Chinese Restaurant, Betong, Thailand

The sun sets early in Betong, a quaint border town straddling the edge of the Malaysian state of Perak and Thailand’s southernmost province, Yala. By 6PM, the sky goes completely dark, shutters close, and the lights come on for night businesses – bright, white fluorescent ones for the streetfood stalls, seedy red ones for some massage parlours and bars. It was too late to do … Continue reading Review: Betong Chicken @ Ta Yern Chinese Restaurant, Betong, Thailand