Sunday, March 26, 2017

Going Home

The B Exit was pretty quiet after dark.  I was the only soul there.

The legendary canteen at Wessex

Happened upon this old-school, nostalgic eating house Colbar in the midst of my art walk there.  A nice place to chill out.

Its historic function was to serve as the unofficial canteen for the British and army barracks.


Apparently the weighing machine is sill operable by a 10 cent coin.

The original sign of Jalan Hang Jebat, Colbar's original location.

 The timber walls and refurbished tables in the interior of Colbar.

 A collage of the supporters of Colbar FC

I was having beef curry rice and strawberry milkshake ($17.50).  I would say the foods here are rather pricey.

Still, I will come back here for the laid-back surroundings, may be with a book to read next time.

Besides Art Walk @ Wessex


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Cute zebra-crossing along Portsdown Road.
This resident cat was enjoying its lazy moment at the patio. I simply being naughty, couldn't resist but to disturb.  Look at the not-so-friendly half-open eyes.


A beautiful pinkish sky at sunset.

#artwalkwessex

#isabelledesjeux
This is Isabelle Desjeux @10 Weyhill Close
She has a background in molecular biology and a Masters in Arts (Fine Arts)
Her baby giggling installation is fun yet spooky.  Viewer is invited to touch the plants and hear the laughers.

#alisonwilson
Next is Alison Wilson @28 Woking Road
She creates original prints and drawings inspired by the natural world.

What a lovely view♥️


#patriciacabaleiro
#cabaleiroartschool

This is Cabaleiro Atelier & Art School.

I don't know about you, but I find it soothing to look at the colourful tabletop and the bucket of brushes.










#dartstudio #dicklim
d'Art Studio @5 Westbourne Road - Dick Lim (Chye)



Cute pillows at Saya studio owned by ceramic artist Saya Yamaguchi from Kyoto.

These are not all though. Few studios were closed for the day by the time I reached there. Next time then.


Wessex Estate

Nestled amidst lush greenery off Portsdown Road, there are still quite a number of those historic black and white colonial-style houses in Wessex Estate. A nice, peaceful and tranquil place to live.

Thanks to Walk@Wessex, I get to explore the area for the first time.

History
Built in the 1940s by the British administration Public Works Department (PWD), the houses were homes for non-commissioned British officers and soldiers from 1948 up to the 1970s.  Aside from a designated number, each block was also given a name (e.g. PEGU, QUEBEC, NAMUR, BLENHEIM, ARABIA)  that corresponded to military feats of British History, dating as far back as to the 18th century.

















Lovely stairways too.