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HAV­ING re­cently moved to Sin­ga­pore from the UK, I have found set­tling down here to be a rather slow and frus­trat­ing process. This is due not only to the in­ces­sant hu­mid­ity, which causes one to weep hot tears of sweat just by stand­ing still, but also to the lack of great Bri­tish home com­forts that should never be un­der­es­ti­mated: a Sun­day roast, the smell of wood burn­ing in an open fire, rub­bish tele­vi­sion on a Satur­day night and dark musty pubs sell­ing mys­te­ri­ous cloudy ales.

How­ever, on seek­ing out a place to watch the third and glo­ri­ous Bri­tish & Ir­ish Lions test against the All Blacks, I stum­bled into an English pub sit­u­ated in the east of Sin­ga­pore. Im­me­di­ately, I felt as if I were in the heart of Bat­tersea or Rich­mond, with the sea of Bri­tish rugby shirts and loud drunken voices and there was one el­e­ment that topped it all off. The wall­pa­per was a mon­tage of COUN­TRY LIFE cov­ers (above), which in­stantly brought me the com­fort­ing re­lief of a home away from home.

If you’re ever pass­ing through, I would highly rec­om­mend a visit to Rab­bit Car­rot Gun. Ed­ward Fisher, Sin­ga­pore

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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