It was the end of an era for Arsenal Singapore last week, when the supporters’ club enjoyed their last-ever match at their home of 10 years.
Modesto’s Italian restaurant at The Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore (or ‘The Liz’ as it is affectionately known by the group) has been the regular matchday destination for the nation’s ardent Arsenal supporters for a decade, with a dedicated room at the end of the restaurant being set aside for the group to enjoy watching the Gunners in action.
Owing to changes with the hotel business, the group held their final hurrah at ‘The Liz’ on Friday, July 26, when Arsenal fans from across the country gathered together for one final time to watch the 2-1 Asia Tour win over Urawa Reds.
The venue has become an iconic spot for locals and ex-pats alike and over the course of the group’s residency has seen its fair share of triumph and despair.
Those stories are illustrated in the dazzling array of memorabilia that adorns the walls of the restaurant, including a vast selection of iconic shirts, scarves, photographs and other notable items.
All of these pieces, plus some of the more quirky items, such as a lifesize Arsène Wenger cardboard cut-out, will be transported to Arsenal Singapore’s new home at Molly Roffey’s Irish pub in Bras Basah, as the Supporters’ Club embarks on a new chapter in its history ahead of the 2013/14 season.