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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

FMS Bar and Restaurant Ipoh

The FMS Building (1906) is located at 2, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (formerly Brewster Road). It was built in the Straits-Electic style in 1906 to commemorate the Federated Malay States (FMS) which was formed in 1896.

The FMS Bar and Restaurant was a popular watering-hole for European tin-miners, planters and servicemen in the early 1900s and a place for relaxation after office hours for those working in old town, especially lawyers from the courts nearby.

It is the only privately owned pre-war shophouse in the city gazetted as a heritage building by the Ipoh City Council.

The restaurant has been closed for business since March 2008. It is currently undergoing renovations.The old world charm of the FMS Bar and Restaurant will be retained when it reopens for business after a facelift.

For further info, please read the following publications:
1. Restaurant Revival - Star Metro, Monday 15 Mar 2010.
2. Lets Raise a Glass to the FMS Bar - Ipoh Echo 14 Mar 2010.
3. Nephew - May He Rest In Peace - Ipohworld's World 5 June 2010; About a popular barman much loved by the patrons and who had recently passed away.

Some history about FMS, Source from Wikipedia:
The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four protected states in the Malay Peninsula. The states are Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang. FMS was established by the British government in 1895 and lasted until 1946. The United Kingdom was responsible for foreign affairs and defence of the federation, whilst the states continued to be responsible for their domestic policies.

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  1. Did they have a sign, Ang Mos only as in many parts of the world?

  2. a good-looking old building. is it painted lilac, or it's just my old pc monitor?

  3. When it reopens, promise to go inside and take a picture of the interior to share with us!

  4. Hi, Ann, Luna, Kathy.

    The building is indeed painted blue. Such structures are a reminder of our rich colonial history. That is the charm and beauty of Ipoh town.


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