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Colbar

Colbar is an eating house that once served as a canteen for the British army barracks site in the 1900s. Colbar apparently stands for “colonial bar”. The original Colbar at Jalan Hang Jebat was described as a “glorified tin shed locked in a time warp”. It is easily accessible on foot from the Green Corridor (formerly occupied by the railway tracks of the KTM railways) and is popular among local residents as well as expatriate families. 

Colbar

Colbar is an eating house that once served as a canteen for the British army barracks site in the 1900s. Colbar apparently stands for “colonial bar”. The original Colbar at Jalan Hang Jebat was described as a “glorified tin shed locked in a time warp”. It is easily accessible on foot from the Green Corridor (formerly occupied by the railway tracks of the KTM railways) and is popular among local residents as well as expatriate families. 

comments (14)

It lives on...
Ayush Basu: In some sense, yes it does, Larry.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 13 Jul 2016, 01:10
I love your angle - nicely captured.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind comment, Beth.
It makes me want to go in for a cup of tea.
Ayush Basu: I think this is a quiet, cozy place for a hot beverage and some bites to accompany, Michael.
it is a glorified tin she Ayush and i love it... great shot....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I loved it too, Peter. I have been here on only two occasions and would love to visit it more.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2016, 05:01
Thank you for the write-up. Did you go in and have a drink?
Great shot and I like the angle.
Ayush Basu: I plan to put a slightly larger piece on this place on my other blog. As a matter of fact, I had their pork specialty with potatoes and peas, followed by a beer.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 13 Jul 2016, 05:55
I wonder if the beer is $15 a pint, as it is along the river, Ayush?
Ayush Basu: Incisive observation, Ray. Commercial establishments around the river are at 15 bucks or more (depending on happy hours or not so happy). The Colbar is away from the city center in that sense, and is visited mostly by long term residents nearby, I thought. The beers here start at 11 bucks, inadequately chilled and consisted of a lot of brands (I think the proper term is "bitter"wink not very familiar to me. I will have a shot of the cooler tomorrow.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 13 Jul 2016, 06:10
Looks an interesting eating place, Ayush. Have you tried it?
Ayush Basu: As a matter of fact, I had their pork specialty with potatoes and peas, followed by a pint of bitter, I believe that is how it is referred to?
A fascinating piece of history Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It was fascinating indeed, Chad. And not very well known except for the nearby residents and the more die-hard visitors.
I have a feeling some people use it as their gathering spot, Ayush. smile
Ayush Basu: You are bang on with that conjecture. On the two occasions that I was there, there were several groups of individuals, babies and dogs in tow, Ginnie.
Looks like it would fit nicely into an industrial center.
Ayush Basu: Good observation, Mary. What I was able to dig up is that in the 1950s and 60s, this was part of a newly developed "satellite" town to ease the congestion from the city center. The Colbar, as I mentioned above, was at the original site from the 1900s and it made way for an expressway. At the current site, it is standing in a leafy, tranquil spot.
A fine potted history of a remnant of empire
Ayush Basu: What I was able to dig up, Bill, is that in the 1950s and 60s, this was part of a newly developed "satellite" town to ease the congestion from the city center. The Colbar, as I mentioned above, was at the original site from the 1900s and it made way for an expressway. At the current site, it is standing in a leafy, tranquil spot.
It looks like a kopitiam in a sleepy town in Malaysia.
Hard to believe you can still find this in Singapore? wink
Ayush Basu: This is perhaps the last one of that kind, LC!
A fascinating bit of history!
Ayush Basu: ... and fascinating bit of food fare and beer collection too, Tom wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jul 2016, 23:31
Still standing after all these years. I like the angle of your shot.
Ayush Basu: The somewhat "in your face" kind of sign prompted me to adopt this angle, Louis. Thank you.

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