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Old 20th November 2010, 21:52
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Smile Sight that beholds us

As we arrive out of the dock gates in the Far East. What is this the name of this famous watering hole !!!
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Old 20th November 2010, 22:03
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You need glasses, there is a huge frigging sign hanging on it.
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Old 20th November 2010, 22:49
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Unlikely to be forgotten by anyone who went to Bangkok.

The downfall of many a young seaman [& many not so young] who went ashore for a haircut & a swim at the Mission . . . .

Upstairs was definitely more superior [so my friend told me, of course].

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Old 21st November 2010, 03:16
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Have to think really hard about this but will give it a go. Was it the MOSQUITO? I may have been misled but the huge sign above the door says so.
With thanks to MJ and Spec Savers. I have got an emergency phone number for Spec Savers if you feel the need.......................

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Old 21st November 2010, 08:08
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Then the Venus, Golden Gate and the O.K. Corral if my fading memory serves me right, maybe even in that order?
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Old 22nd November 2010, 11:15
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The question is do these watering holes still exist!!
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Old 30th November 2010, 19:33
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Then the Venus, Golden Gate and the O.K. Corral if my fading memory serves me right, maybe even in that order?
Regards-Ali. Bain.
I THINK it was the Mozzie, OK Coral and Venus with the Golden Gate right up the road - about 100 yds on the other side! When I was last there in 1977 we were using a wee place at the end of the Mozzie/Venus row called the Rose something?
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Old 30th November 2010, 19:36
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I THINK it was the Mozzie, OK Coral and Venus with the Golden Gate right up the road - about 100 yds on the other side! When I was last there in 1977 we were using a wee place at the end of the Mozzie/Venus row called the Rose something?
Was that the bars you passed as you went to the Mariners Club for your swim?
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Old 30th November 2010, 23:14
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Does any one remember the Boustead Mission just outside the dock gate in Singapore in the 50's.

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Old 30th November 2010, 23:35
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Was that the bars you passed as you went to the Mariners Club for your swim?
Nope, the ones I fell INTO after my swim, and nasi goring with satay, and Tom Collins, and a visit to the "Hole in the Wall" (was this the only w***e bar actually within a mariner's club/mission?).
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Old 1st December 2010, 12:19
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Was that the bars you passed as you went to the Mariners Club for your swim?
Think it was the Rose Gardens Terry,memory was 'fuzzy' then, so surprised I remember anything now !
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Old 1st December 2010, 21:25
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Think it was the Rose Gardens Terry,memory was 'fuzzy' then, so surprised I remember anything now !
You could well be right Paul, sounds vaguely familiar - would probably sound more familiar through a glass of Monkey & coke!
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Old 1st December 2010, 23:51
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hey paul did they promise you a rose garden
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Old 2nd December 2010, 17:18
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hey paul did they promise you a rose garden
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Think the only Rose around that time was from Vietnam!!!
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Old 3rd December 2010, 11:46
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I could hardly believe my eyes.
The infamous Mossie bar.
Anyone know if it still exists????
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Old 4th December 2010, 21:06
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I could hardly believe my eyes.
The infamous Mossie bar.
Anyone know if it still exists????
Don't know about that but I do know the Port View in Kelang has gone - they knocked it down and built the new port authority building on it! Now I wonder what happened to the Jungle Bar???!!!
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Old 4th December 2010, 21:14
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i spent a Christmas in singers we were invited to a swimming pool used i believe by the British army i can't think of the name also new year in sweatenham a kidney shaped one but names have long been forgotten anyone give me the names please.john
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i spent a Christmas in singers we were invited to a swimming pool used i believe by the British army i can't think of the name also new year in sweatenham a kidney shaped one but names have long been forgotten anyone give me the names please.john
John. Singapore would have been the Brit Club(Britannia Club)I think it was Beach Road. Last time I saw it after the Singapore Forces took over,it was overgrown with weeds.
Port Swettenham would have been the Mariners Club.
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Old 4th December 2010, 21:26
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thanks john Christmas we had a party on board for army nurses{from what i can remember} saying nothing about bugis street
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thanks john Christmas we had a party on board for army nurses{from what i can remember} saying nothing about bugis street
John. hope the army nurses weren,t the ladies from Bugis Street.
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Old 5th December 2010, 09:10
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no john the real thing ? i checked
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Old 5th December 2010, 16:22
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As we arrive out of the dock gates in the Far East. What is this the name of this famous watering hole !!!
Think you are gettin a bit of a raggin aboot yer sight here Billy.
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Old 5th December 2010, 17:17
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Think you are gettin a bit of a raggin aboot yer sight here Billy.
Easy explanation Wully.A few drams in the officers bar or the cargo brand before Willy went ashore for his night out
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Old 6th December 2010, 19:33
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Aye i suppose that would be the answer John,wonder where he is never saw him replyin yet,maybe the Maldives eh!!
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Old 6th December 2010, 20:10
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Aye i suppose that would be the answer John,wonder where he is never saw him replyin yet,maybe the Maldives eh!!
Or in Bangkok.lifting the Ferret up to read the sign for him.or,maybe the Ferret is standing on Banana Kates shoulders,to read the sign and Willy is holding Banana Kate
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