“I will stay here for as long as I can”
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Alfred Perera, proprietor
Sinhalese Bar, Jalan Bijeh Timah (Treacher Street), Ipoh. 2012
The Sinhalese Bar is legendary. The only Sri Lankan bar in Malaysia, it was founded by G.M. Perera in 1931. His two sons chose divergent paths, one left home to become a Buddhist monk while the other stayed back to manage the bar. Today, the lives of Alfred and his wife, Kamalavathy, revolve around the bar which they have run together for many years and hope to do so for many more years.