Old Town Kopitiam closed for upgrading after Facebook invitation

June 5th, 2009 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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I really don’t know what to make of the story which appeared in Malaysiakini below. Want to laugh or want to cry??? Is it a coincidence or really due to the invitation in Facebook for public to have a cuppa of black coffee at the two outlets?

Whatever it is, I don’t like Old Town Kopitiam especially the bad service in IOI Mall last time we went. Asyik communication breakdown  with the foreign staff.

For those who plan to visit Old Town White Coffee in Petaling Jaya tonight, be warned that two of its outlets have closed ostensibly for ‘upgrading’.


old town white coffe shop closed 040609 jayaA visit to the Old Town outlets in Jaya One in Section 13 (left) and Three Two Square in Section 19 this afternoon indicated that both places have drawn their shutters.

While it cannot be confirmed, the unexpected closure of the well-known ‘kopitiam’ in Petaling Jaya is believed to be related to an invitation in popular social networking site Facebook for Malaysians to participate in a ‘1BLACKAfterWorkCoffee’ session at these two outlets.

old town white coffe shop closed 040609 noticeAccording to the Facebook invitation, a number of ‘Black shirt’ activists will be present at the event, including Bersih spokesperson Wong Chin Huat and Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee.

Wong was arrested last month for urging Malaysians to wear black as a mark of protest against the power grab by Barisan Nasional in Perak.

Meanwhile, Lee was arrested three times – twice at candlelight vigils in Kuala Lumpur and once in Ipoh where she was nabbed outside the Perak state assembly building on May 7.

Lee’s last arrest, which was during the candlelight vigil outside her service centre in Ampang, resulted in her spending three nights in the police lock-up.

Hundreds plan to have Kopi-O

old town white coffe shop closed 040609 3 two squareFacebook has two invitations for the event tonight, where 134 people have confirmed to have a cup of Kopi-O in the Old Town outlet at Jaya One.

Another 138 are planning to go to Three Two Square (right).

It is unclear how many of the hundreds of Old Town White Coffee outlets nationwide have decided to call an early day aside from the two in Petaling Jaya.

It is reported that its outlet in Old Klang Road is also closed.



  1. Mala says:

    I think the one near my place in Bangsar South was also shut. Ridiculous.

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