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seeking a real barber shop

Postby duckylucky » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:12 am

I am looking for a real barber shop. This is a place where guys go to get their hair cut by other guys called barbers. This is one of the last places men can call their own. A place where farting, burping and scratching is not only allowed, but encouraged. If you know of such a shop in the Singapore, place post the location and any other pertinent data. Thanks.
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:45 am

Stroll around your neighborhood if you live in an HDB town or walk towards the market area. Most of the time, they're Indian barbershops, although I just probably haven't seen one with Chinese uncles manning a place.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:05 am

I unserstand farting must be the problem as burping and scratching echoes around in every place starting from MRT and finishing with Esplanade concert halls and such.

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Postby Saint » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:51 am

The New Star on Upper East Road, Siglap is probably one the most famous traditional Indian Barbers. The retired President Nathan still goes there ever couple of weeks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:09 pm

But does he fart regularly?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:But does he fart regularly?


The barber or his excellency? :P

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 1:05 pm

Saint wrote:The New Star on Upper East Road, Siglap is probably one the most famous traditional Indian Barbers. The retired President Nathan still goes there ever couple of weeks.

There's a Malay barber around there somewhere (quite near where the Dog n Bone is now IIRC). The main man is a musician (various instruments, album covers, etc. on the wall); a very friendly place that I used to visit when I lived out that way. First time I went there I hadn't expected to have an in-depth discussion about Deep Purple and all those old 70s rock bands with a Malay barber. Never tried farting in there though.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 1:58 pm

That might not go over too big there, unless you can confirm if they are halal or not. :lol:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 2:17 pm

:o
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Re: seeking a real barber shop

Postby the lynx » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 3:34 pm

duckylucky wrote:I am looking for a real barber shop. This is a place where guys go to get their hair cut by other guys called barbers. This is one of the last places men can call their own. A place where farting, burping and scratching is not only allowed, but encouraged. If you know of such a shop in the Singapore, place post the location and any other pertinent data. Thanks.


Not sure which area are you looking at but the new HDB blocks in between Dover and Ghim Moh (along Commonwealth Ave West) has a barber shop run by Chinese uncles. It is next to the regular hair salon run by Chinese ladies. :P

And no, I have never tried it before (for obvious reasons above) :lol:

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Postby Saint » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 3:49 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
Saint wrote:The New Star on Upper East Road, Siglap is probably one the most famous traditional Indian Barbers. The retired President Nathan still goes there ever couple of weeks.

There's a Malay barber around there somewhere (quite near where the Dog n Bone is now IIRC). The main man is a musician (various instruments, album covers, etc. on the wall); a very friendly place that I used to visit when I lived out that way. First time I went there I hadn't expected to have an in-depth discussion about Deep Purple and all those old 70s rock bands with a Malay barber. Never tried farting in there though.


Not sure how long ago you last went there but it used to in a couple of shop houses across the road from where it is now. And yes it is very close to where the Dog and Bone is. Definitely Indian and no album covers or instruments on the wall.

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Re: seeking a real barber shop

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 5:05 pm

the lynx wrote:[

And no, I have never tried it before (for obvious reasons above) :lol:


I thought I would have had the obvious reasons! :cool:

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 8:39 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
Saint wrote:The New Star on Upper East Road, Siglap is probably one the most famous traditional Indian Barbers. The retired President Nathan still goes there ever couple of weeks.

There's a Malay barber around there somewhere (quite near where the Dog n Bone is now IIRC). The main man is a musician (various instruments, album covers, etc. on the wall); a very friendly place that I used to visit when I lived out that way. First time I went there I hadn't expected to have an in-depth discussion about Deep Purple and all those old 70s rock bands with a Malay barber. Never tried farting in there though.


There is a Malay shop just like that in one of the blocks at Marine Terrace. Same guy?

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:46 pm

If he's got musical stuff on the wall then I guess it's the same chap - he must have moved. Definitely a Malay barber - different place to the Indian barber that Saint mentioned (New Star).
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Postby revhappy » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:26 am

nakatago wrote:Stroll around your neighborhood if you live in an HDB town or walk towards the market area. Most of the time, they're Indian barbershops, although I just probably haven't seen one with Chinese uncles manning a place.


I thought malay barbers are common. Yet to see an Indian barber in the neighbourhoods I have lived , i.e. Tampines and AMK or malls I have visited.

Ofcourse you go to Little India you find Indian barbers.


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