RIDE # 65: 29 JUNE 2019

Malaysia is a fairly new country.  It has been 62 years since Independence.  So finding something old has been a challenge.  (It is especially difficult when you haven’t been riding much).

I was out on my bike today and finished my ride with brunch at a café which opened at the beginning of this month.

I remember owning a wooden tennis racquet.

The light fixture is brand new but the decorative bits came from antique shops.  Some of the wood for the shelves was scavenged from demolition sites.

If you look closely at the dark brown planks to the right of the bellows you will see blue numbers on the planks.  Those planks came from an old shophouse with a completely open front.  In the days before folding doors and sliding gates, the front of the shop was literally boarded up at closing time.  The numbers on the planks indicated the order in which they were to be slid into the frame around the entrance.

Across the road from the café are a couple of shophouses which are probably 60 or 70 years old.  Now converted into a restaurant and a bar respectively, but with the structures unchanged (though my guess is that the turquoise one has had a renovation in its history).  The row of shophouses to the right is likely of a similar vintage.  The original façade has been retained and a number of floors have been added above.

P.S. I did get my bicycle into the shot.

4 response to "RIDE # 65: 29 JUNE 2019"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: June 29, 2019

    That looks like an interesting cafe, one I would love to love to come across on a bike ride. Shop houses are very nice too.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 30, 2019

    Ditto what Nancy said — although, Im not entirely sure I want to know what fish head noodles are. 🙂

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 1, 2019

    I enjoy looking at your pictures. They are so different to Tasmania but remind me of my (too few) visits to Singapore. Also, you managed to get an old / new entry which I didn’t do!!

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 6, 2019

      Thank you Tony. You’ll find that a lot has changed in Singapore since the last time you were there. Which is to be expected. Still worth a visit again.

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