Peranakan Museum: Betal Leaves

Can you guess what these are? Pretty vessels but for a not too pleasant activity – spittoons.

For betal leave chewers I think, an activity my grandma used to indulge in, but I was too small to recall. I really do wonder what it tastes like.

photo by bookjunkie

I found the video interesting, demonstrating how the betal leaf was prepared. It was quite an addictive habit and rare to spot these days, in Singapore I mean. These days we are addicted to things like coffee – that’s me at least.

photo by bookjunkie


photo by bookjunkie

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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3 Responses to Peranakan Museum: Betal Leaves

  1. btlau says:

    this activity is quite common in southeast asia right? Espeically in Cambodia and Sri Lanka I think….

  2. whatsaysyou says:

    Hey bookjunkie, I am kinda wondering. Can you maybe do a blog post about Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum in the near future?

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