Bar to Bar: Patrick Teoh's Historical-Fiction Trail

#OtherFest: Trail
Born in Ipoh where he lived till he was 19, Patrick Teoh worked as an encyclopaedia and life insurance salesman for several years before landing his first job in radio, as an announcer with cable station Rediffusion in Kuala Lumpur. There, he found his voice – literally and figuratively – and went on to become the ‘Voice of Malaysia’, lending his distinctive vocals to nearly all local English advertisements in the 1980s.

Patrick’s trail is an intriguing web of local landmarks, stories that have never been told, and the people whose lives are woven into Old Town’s history. The walk begins at FMS Bar, the oldest in Peninsular Malaysia, that’s marked by the tragic story of a man who has worked there since he was 12. Meet Ian Anderson, the kwai lo who is working tirelessly to restore Ipoh’s heritage buildings. Discover the secrets of the leong cha mui (herbal tea girl), a mysterious phenomenon nobody seems to remember or have any photographic evidence of. The trail ends at Sinhalese Bar, where little has changed since its swinging doors first opened to guests in 1931.

Dates: 31st Oct, Sat (http://patrickteoh31.peatix.com/) & 1st Nov, Sun
Time: 3PM
Meeting point: FMS Bar


Note: This is a FREE event. However, ticket booking in advance is advised. Audience members are also kindly reminded to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier. If not, tickets will be released to those who are on the waiting list.

This event is part of The Other Festival 2015: Mapping the city

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  • The event description was updated. Diff 2015-10-27 05:27:24
Sun Nov 1, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MYT
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F.M.S Bar
Venue Address
2 Jln Sultan Idris Shah Malaysia
F.M.S Bar is no longer in operation. Gather outside F.M.S Bar.
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