Home away from home
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
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