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  • ross1948 12:40 on May 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    RIP D’s Place! Gone But Never Forgotten! 

    My thanks to Indonesia Expat magazine, or at least its online edition –

    Legendary Blok M Bar D’s Place Shuts Its Doors

    – for sad tidings today.

    D’s Place is no more!

    I won’t offer you the picture of its locked doors which the link provides.

    Way too depressing.


    Jalan Falatehan


    Instead there’s a picture of Jalan Falatehan, taken one night maybe ten years ago or more, back when ‘The Street of Dreams’ was at its zenith.

    Many’s the tale all of us expats could tell – except many are too outrageous to be told!- about the clientele and carry-ons in that never-boring bar.

    I recommended it to a Scots visitor.

    He subsequently moaned that-

    The wummen therr widnae geez peace tae watch the fitty oan the telly!’

    My fault, of course!

    It had never occurred to me that anyone would take exception to young ladies seeking to introduce themselves, some, admittedly, known for their importunate style of approach.



    I stopped going there about seven years ago and I’m told it’s been going downhill ever since, though I’m confident my absence is unconnected with its demise.

    But the happy memories, especially of the Happy Hour, will be with me, and hundreds, thousands, of Jakarta guys forever.



    • JazPen 13:25 on May 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Oh no!


    • Calum McLeod 13:38 on May 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It wiznae me.!
      He sounds like The Wrong Kind of Scot.
      When I went to D’s Place, I was overjoyed to meet so many friendly natives!

      That was well over 10 years ago but I still get friendly text messages, translatable as the old Jacobite song. Will Ye No Come Back Again!? ‘
      Now I can’t as D’s is closed forever, and that’s a shame, but I still have those mobile numbers for when I can reach Jakarta once again.


    • Jim Ex Jakarta 20:30 on May 30, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      All we have to go through at this time and now this!
      Never did so many have so much fun!
      After Tanamur closed, I was sad.
      No D’s Place? I know it was a shadow of its old self, but…it would have been nice to go back for one final night!


  • ross1948 17:42 on February 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Be Happy at Blok M, Jakarta, 19 – 22 February 


    The search for happiness is what takes many to Blok M!

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