Mystery pub: Anyone know where it was

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Mystery pub: Anyone know where it was

Post by JR8 » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 8:12 am

Early 90's... somewhere downtown. Somewhere old (maybe Victorian). Had a feeling of isolation away from hubbub. In a big garden, or small park? Definitely not snazzy more 'run down pub'. we used to go down have lunch and beers and then lie on the banquettes and have a nap

Might have been called The Mitre.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 8:47 am

Yah in Singapore. Somewhere quite central... but rather derelict...

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Post by Plavt » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 8:48 am

JR8 wrote: Saint?
He's fond of a pint so he probably knows a good few pubs maybe?

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 9:12 am

Okey-cokey

Here's Q.2

Does anyone remember a place someway down Serangoon Road (going NW, on the right), somehere near Deskar Road area that was simply called 'Bar'. Ground floor of a shophouse, Chinese run. Very rough and ready, as if in a time-warp, ancient bar with walls lined with wooden racks loaded with bottles.

Q3 concerns the 'Lo-Shan midnight club' on the junction of Prinsep/Selegie. Details might follow... lol, or more likely not...

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Re: Mystery pub: Anyone know where it was

Post by hei guess what » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 9:26 am

JR8 wrote:Early 90's... somewhere downtown. Somewhere old (maybe Victorian). Had a feeling of isolation away from hubbub. In a big garden, or small park? Definitely not snazzy more 'run down pub'. we used to go down have lunch and beers and then lie on the banquettes and have a nap

Might have been called The Mitre.

Any thoughts?
Do you mean that decrepit hole in the wall ?

http://www.timesdirectories.com/Singlen ... code=95555

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sim_pix/se ... 882964476/

http://www.uebersee.com.sg/tag/killiney-road/

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 9:39 am

Yep, I spent one night at the Mitre when I arrived here in 1982. It was almost a rite of passage for us newly arrived divers from overseas. It was decrepit and dirty & smelly even that far back. But there was something about the place and I did spend several evenings at the bar there until I found out there were clubs that had country music in them here.
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Re: Mystery pub: Anyone know where it was

Post by JR8 » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 9:56 am

hei guess what wrote:
JR8 wrote:Early 90's... somewhere downtown. Somewhere old (maybe Victorian). Had a feeling of isolation away from hubbub. In a big garden, or small park? Definitely not snazzy more 'run down pub'. we used to go down have lunch and beers and then lie on the banquettes and have a nap

Might have been called The Mitre.

Any thoughts?
Do you mean that decrepit hole in the wall ?

http://www.timesdirectories.com/Singlen ... code=95555

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sim_pix/se ... 882964476/

http://www.uebersee.com.sg/tag/killiney-road/

:shock:



Hehe.... yep that looks like the kind of scheme of things :D Wow it is still standing...
It's on Killiney Road!? Well I never...

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Post by uebersee » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:16 am

JR8 wrote: Hehe.... yep that looks like the kind of scheme of things :D Wow it is still standing...
It's on Killiney Road!? Well I never...
Hi JR8,
no, not standing anymore, demolished end of last year to make place for a nice shiny condo! :-)

post sanitized by moderator as same pics are already shown in another link.

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Re: Mystery pub: Anyone know where it was

Post by uebersee » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 11:39 am


post sanitized by moderator as same pics are already shown in another link.
Sanitized? :-)))

It's actually a slightly different set of pictures!

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 1:15 pm

I think this is a sign that another drinking session is in order, if only to wash down the bad taste from the strife from certain threads. :twisted:

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 1:58 pm

Quite an interesting place that had been

And for a moment I thought you are trying to locate a bar, with the same name - a bit too sleazy even for my poor tastes :D :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 2:15 pm

nakatago wrote:I think this is a sign that another drinking session is in order, if only to wash down the bad taste from the strife from certain threads. :twisted:
I agree, but you'd probably cop out again! :P
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Post by prkravi » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 2:49 pm

Hey guys if you are planning something do let me know, it would be a pleasure to meet you in person. I guess i might have met Nakatago though..

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 4:09 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yep, I spent one night at the Mitre when I arrived here in 1982. It was almost a rite of passage for us newly arrived divers from overseas. It was decrepit and dirty & smelly even that far back. But there was something about the place and I did spend several evenings at the bar there until I found out there were clubs that had country music in them here.
Decrepit, yes that fair sums it up. Don't think I'd have wanted to spend a night there! :)

Sorry to hear that it is no more...

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 4:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
nakatago wrote:I think this is a sign that another drinking session is in order, if only to wash down the bad taste from the strife from certain threads. :twisted:
I agree, but you'd probably cop out again! :P
I gave fair warning, didn't I?

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