Selamat Jalan, Paul P…

It would not be right to omit the sad news of the death of a weel-kent Jakarta personality, Paul Patten, of whose passing I learned on Friday.

Paul was not a big buddy of mine, but was somebody who always had time for a friendly chat. He and his two brothers, Darryl, who passed away last year, and John, all true Englishmen, distinguished themselves in the field of bar management here.


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Their various interests involved such celebrated watering-holes as D’s Place, the Highway to Elle, and P’s Place, which latter became Absolut, still a popular Jalan Jaksa bar, though the name has changed.


I don’t have a photo of the man himself, but since most of our conversations took place in the Highway, here’s a picture of the staff from some time ago, which I’m sure he would have liked, as we both enjoyed chatting to the gals.


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He will be missed by many, and my condolences to John, whom I know,  and other family members whom I don’t.