Swiss Club Magazine - July 2022

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A Note from the Editor

Inside this Issue

Dear Members and readers, Hello, again, and welcome to the second issue of ‘Swiss Club’, your biannual Club magazine. It seems that a lot of time has passed since last I sat down to write this note. Though to be fair, it has been all of six months. I wonder if everyone’s concept of time has warped over the last two-plus years? During lockdown, time seemed to pass at a snail’s pace. Now, since almost all restrictions have been lifted, it seems to have sped up as we catch up on doing all the things we’ve been missing – like socialising freely, exercising with friends, attending parties and dancing! Here’s the good news. There’s no better place to enjoy all of those activities than the Swiss Club. All of the Club’s excellent restaurants are renovated and open for business. Your newly renovated gym has been unveiled, and the legendary Oktoberfest is finally back after a no-show of two years. Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen and put on your dancing shoes – it is going to be epic!

General 3

A Note from the Editor

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Club Management, Staff and Reservations

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Committee Members and Responsibilities

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Welcome (New Members)

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A Message from the Committee

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A Message from the General Manager

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In Loving Memory of Mr Adolf Widmer

10 A Farewell Message from Ambassador Fabrice Filliez 11 Opening Hours 12 All Caught Up

Of course, it’s hard to ignore the headlines about the rising cost of living and the escalating impact of climate change. Looking on the bright side, the Club has everything you need for a great lifestyle, including affordable restaurants on a par with the best in town. And you can enjoy an endless supply of healthy fresh air on Club grounds, knowing that the greenery is helping cool Singapore and pumping oxygen into our dense urban environment.

Dining

Enjoy this issue of ‘Swiss Club’ – and enjoy everything your Club, and Singapore, has to offer.

19 An Eventful 6 Months

Happy Swiss and Singapore National Days!

21 The Fun-tastic, Sun-sational Summerfest

16 On the Menu July to December 2022 18 On the Wine List

Events 20 Presenting the Pavilion 25 Golden Memories 26 Love Was in the Air 28 Calendar of Events July - December 2022

Sports

Suzanne Lauridsen Editor, Swiss Club

32 Your Hit of Tennis News 34 Dive into the Fun with aquaDucks 36 Give Your New Fitness Facilities a Workout 37 Beautiful Game, Beautiful Setting 38 Your Yoga Journey to Health and Wellness

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40 News from the Swiss Embassy

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42 News from the Swiss School • Celebrating 55 Years of the Swiss School in Singapore 44 10 Questions with Mr Ng Chee Choon 46 Meet a Staffer: Ng Ching Haw 48 Programme of Sports Activities for July to December 2022 50 Word Search: Switzerland & Swiss Tongue-Twister

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GENERAL

Club Management, Staff and Reservations CLUB

MARKETING, BANQUET & EVENTS

Aaron Lim, General Manager E aaron.lim@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9457

Riza Mazlan, Marketing & Events Manager E riza.mazlan@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9436

Adrian Vogt, Deputy General Manager & F&B Manager E adrian.vogt@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9428

Ida Isnin, Assistant Banquet Sales Manager E ida.isnin@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9430

HR & ADMIN

SPORTS & RECREATION

Priya Shyam, HR & Admin Manager E priya.shyam@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9422

Elvis Tan, Sports & Recreation Manager E elvis.tan@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9438

MEMBERSHIP

FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

Serene Yee, Member Relations Manager E serene.yee@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9426

Kumar Samy, Facilities Manager E samy.kumar@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9451

Committee Members and Responsibilities Thomas von Rueti President E president@swissclub.org.sg or Thomas.vonrueti@swissclub.org.sg

Caroline Steger Deputy President, Marketing & Membership Subcommittee E deputypres@swissclub.org.sg or Caroline.steger@swissclub.org.sg

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Dominic Schacher Treasurer E treasurer@swissclub.org.sg or Dominic.schacher@swissclub.org.sg

Michael Bell Secretary E secretary@swissclub.org.sg or Michael.bell@swissclub.org.sg

Adrian Jacklowsky HR Subcommittee E Adrian.jacklowsky@swissclub.org.sg Adrian Luedi Sports Subcommittee E Adrian.luedi@swissclub.org.sg Geraldine Ernst Sports Subcommittee E Geraldine.ernst@swissclub.org.sg Pooja Agarwal F&B Subcommittee E Pooja.agarwal@swissclub.org.sg Robbie Hills Marketing & Membership Subcommittee E Robbie.hills@swissclub.org.sg William Forwood Property Subcommittee E William.forwood@swissclub.org.sg Valerie Conxicoeur F&B Subcommittee E Valerie.conxicoeur@swissclub.org.sg


Welcome PLEASE JOIN US IN EXTENDING A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW SWISS CLUB MEMBERS.

Farewell

Ordinary/Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate

Name Alessandro Margini Montenero & Vrinda Sunil Ghai Gareth Dreg Nicholson & Bonnie Rogers-Nicholson Ong Yee Ching & Robert Hendro Alexander Otten & Jeanny Charlotte Tepe Timothy & Monica Pitrelli Jens Pottschul & Choe Helena Hui Jung Zambrano Fernandez Rosendo Holly Rowell Jason Sambanju & Jaana Allas-Sambanju Matthew James Savitt & Thitima Kamsakornvijitr Sumeet Shirish Sugandhi & Yang Zheng Jessica Tan Ching Lien Margaret Philippe Taverne & Mathilde Broustau Maria Christina Van Der Burgt Wilma & Alan Watts Alexander Wiseman & Stephanie Wilson-Wiseman Xi Qi Sunny & Emily Elizabeth Anderson-Xi Michael Gryseels & Clementine Culot-Gryseels Scott & Georgina Jackson Jan Reinmueller & Sabina Sehar Ahmed Samira Siddique Theresa Maria & Irfan Tayabali Pham Thai Lai & Sabine Gebele-Pham William Michael & Natasha Angharad Banwell Thorsten Dirk Berg & Alexandra Stein-Berg Fabrice Jean Roland Boyer & Carine Nathalie Naima Portier-Boyer Marta & Benjamin Caines Nikhil & Vesselina Daswani Leia & Nicholas Kehoe Jeanine Lacroix Elizabeth & Christopher Love Pauline & Emeric Loze Jonatas Melo & Nicole Martins-Melo Inigo Ohlsson & Julieta Aranguiz-Ohlsson Christopher James & Kristine Richardson Amanda Marie & Christopher Robert Robblee Marta Rodriguez Guerra Urcelay Christine Marie Garcia-Smyllie & James Christopher Cameron Smyllie Sean Spencer & Wong Christine Nicolas Ulvoas Willem-Christiaan & Lizzie Winckel-Van Den Wijngaart

Type of Membership Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate/Transferable Associate/Transferable

GENERAL

Type of Membership Ordinary Ordinary/Associate

Associate/Transferable Associate/Transferable Associate/Transferable Non-Swiss Nominee Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term Term

We extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to the 73 Members who have left the Swiss Club in the first half of 2022. Do visit us again when you are in town!

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Name Frederik & Carmel Gevers Christian Yves & Fiona Obrist Jennifer Eveline & Alexander Bernard Henderson Omar Adham Ahmed & Rachel Al-Ali Vanessa Auer Von Herrenkichen William Berney & Mariana Cid-Berney Yann Felix Boucher & Rebecca Josephine Case Kuo-Ruei Brickley Malcolm Carradus & Stephanie Tan-Carradus Cheo Jian Jia & Tsjim Stephanie Tristan & Tsara Chiappini Uzoma & Iracema Correia Carl & Claire Dacombe Suraen Dushan De Silva & Janet Widjaja Mark Grenvill Fisher & Jin Qiao Liu-Fisher Gilles Michel Fromageot & Delphine Bibard-Fromageot Armin Geltinger & Cynthia Paul-Geltinger Sebastien Andre Paul Hie & Hie-Ong Su Yin Cindy Huang Yilong Robert & Natalie Hutchins Vicky Hwang & Vincent Jacques S Pieron Axel & Lucile Jacquet Sebastian Jones & Beth Harris-Jones Alexander & Sarah Kayser Richard & Melanie Knowles Christian Philipp Knuepfer & Julia Bettina Caroline Hoffmann-Knuepfer Obbe & Renee Kok Bernard Kranen & Kranen-Chai Ee Juang Eileen Lee Tse Boon Hilbert & Goh Bee Lim Mabel Lim Tean & Viktoriia Mytsyk Lin Kuan-Yu Wendy & Wu Xiurong Gregory Liu Liang & Jiang Si Arjaree Lordamrongkiat & Clemens Martin Schrenk Francois & Mylene Locatelli George Maltezos & Henriette Minasian-Maltezos Cressida Jane & Charles Ashley Martin David & Katherine Martin Ole Nils & Janine Matthiessen Herve Michel & Marianne Page-Michel Sopnendu Mohanty & Namrata Jolly-Mohanty Alvaro Monteiro Da Silva & Olesya Lyashevich


A Message from the Committee

GENERAL

I URGE YOU TO CONTINUE TO FREQUENT OUR WONDERFUL RESTAURANTS, WHICH TRULY DO OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, FROM THE MOST CULINARY ADVENTUROUS AMONG US TO THE NOSTALGIC DINER IN SEARCH OF A TASTE OF HOME.

Dear Members, First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your wonderful support of the Club in these recent challenging years. We are now back to a semblance of normality which means that many of our beloved annual events can resume after a hiatus of two years! In this spirit, I do hope you enjoyed our recent Swiss Club Summerfest on 4 June 2022. Not only was it a fun-filled day for all ages, but it also served to introduce many prospective Members to our beautifully refurbished Clubhouse. Congratulations to all involved in the meticulous planning and execution. As your Treasurer, I am especially pleased to share that the annual Swiss National Day celebration will take place for the first time since 2019 on 6 August 2022. This epic event not only generates a healthy stream of revenue for the Club, but reinforces our reputation as a true pillar of the Swiss community. We look forward to sharing this very special day with everyone. If you haven’t already done so, book your tickets for what promises to be a wonderful evening of culture, food, music and festivity. You’ll be happy to hear that the ongoing renovations of the Pavilion are progressing well and should be tentatively completed by the end of July. Our new gym and studio have reopened, with most of the equipment already delivered. All of the equipment is brand new, and the changing rooms now sport a modern vibe. The function rooms

have been fully refurbished and would make ideal venues for birthday parties, meetings, AGMs and corporate events. In addition, the outdoor fitness area has been relocated to create an integrated fitness area at the Pavilion. Do make full use of these upgraded facilities – I am sure you will agree that they have definitely been worth the wait. It is my duty as Treasurer to inform you that we have made the difficult but unfortunately necessary decision to increase our F&B prices. Hence you will notice incremental increases across our menu items. We have endeavoured to keep these increases as modest as possible and thank you in advance for your understanding. I urge you to continue to frequent our wonderful restaurants, which truly do offer something for everyone, from the most culinary adventurous among us to the nostalgic diner in search of a taste of home. I personally recommend the Sustainable Barramundi Fillet. Here’s to a physically and financially healthy and happy second half of 2022. See you at the Swiss Club! Yours sincerely,

D. Schacher

Dominic Schacher Treasurer

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Swiss Club – Home for all Nationalities


THANK YOU

GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF THE PAVILION PROJECT

The extensive Pavilion renovation is progressing very well, and you will soon be able to enjoy all the upgraded facilities.

The founding families of the Diethelm and Keller Group have always had a close association with the Swiss Club in Singapore. The journey started when in the late 1860s, two young Swiss pioneers, Wilhelm Heinrich Diethelm and Edward Anton Keller, ventured to the Far East to trade products between Europe and Asia. Diethelm settled in

GENERAL

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that we have received a very generous donation from the Diethelm Keller Group in support of our Pavilion project. The Diethelm Keller Group is not only providing us with beautiful furniture from their premium brands, Dedon and Gloster, but also an additional cash contribution to cover a significant part of the renovation costs. On behalf of the Committee, the Club Management as well as all our Members I would like to express my sincere gratitude for this generous donation.

Singapore and Keller chose the Philippines as his new home.

Wilhelm Heinrich Diethelm and Edward Anton Keller - Diethelm Keller Group Over time, descendants of the founding families expanded the trading business to marketing, logistics and related services, while also diversifying into industrial and travel activities. Today the Diethelm Keller Group is the anchor shareholder of DKSH, a leader in market expansion services with over 33,000 employees around the globe.

Thomas von Rueti President Swiss Club Singapore

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Andreas Keller, Chairman of the Diethelm Keller Group, stated, “The Swiss Club has always been part of our legacy, and the aim of our donation is to help the Club to thrive for decades to come.” We are looking forward to welcoming any of the founding family members to our Club at any time. I would like to express once again a big thank you for their generous support of the Swiss Club Singapore.


A Message from the General Manager Dear Members,

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GENERAL

I’M PLEASED TO SHARE THAT THE PAVILION RENOVATIONS ARE FINALLY COMPLETE, AND OUR NEW GYM IS ALREADY OPEN. BY MID-JULY, OUR PHASE 2 RENOVATIONS, COMPRISING MAKEOVERS FOR OUR FUNCTION ROOMS AND SALON, SHOULD ALSO BE UNVEILED. I AM CONFIDENT THAT YOU’LL BE IMPRESSED.

It is with genuine pleasure that I am finally able to welcome many of you back from your summer travels. I trust that you enjoyed many heartwarming reunions with family and friends and returned with a stockpile of happy memories to tide you over till your next trip home. Obviously, I share your relief at the lifting of almost all the pandemicrelated restrictions, and your sense of gratitude at the great job that the Singapore Government has done in managing this global crisis on local soil.

Of course the Club’s biggest party of the year is undoubtedly Oktoberfest. This year’s Oktoberfest will be the 21st to be held at the Swiss Club, which is something of a milestone. Words alone cannot do justice to the epic scale and incredible atmosphere of this 5-day event, which has to be experienced to be appreciated. Going by the speed of this year’s ticket sales, it seems that everyone is itching for some partying. Do secure your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

I greatly enjoyed the chance to finally welcome many of the 600 new Members that have joined us over the past two years, in person, over four evenings in May and June. It is testament to the hard work of our Membership team, and the power of positive word-of-mouth, that we continued to attract new Members despite the conspicuous absence of events and numerous restrictions that affected our operations. Now that we are free to socialise, I urge our new Members to make up for lost time and fully immerse themselves in Club life.

Aside from the biggies of Swiss National Day and Oktoberfest, our Marketing and Events teams organise many smaller but no less enjoyable events and activities throughout the year. Though our hugely popular glamping events will end in July, they will resume in November and December. These ‘sleepovers’ on the Lawn are fantastic fun for families, and especially kids. The adults get their share of fun, too, with an adults’ pool party scheduled in October, an 80s disco party in November, and a wine and cheese evening in December.

Soon after this issue of ‘Swiss Club’ magazine is published, we’ll be resuming our annual Swiss National Day celebrations on Saturday 6 August (the official holiday falls on Monday 1 August). This is a celebration for not only our Swiss Members, but for everyone who loves good food and good company, and appreciates the cordial bilateral relations between our two strangely similar countries. Both Switzerland and Singapore punch above their weight in so many areas, from technology to healthcare and tourism. We both enjoy stable governance and great infrastructure. And we’re both multicultural and multilingual meltingpots. Why even our flags share the same colour scheme – and our National Days are only days apart!

I’m pleased to share that the Pavilion renovations are finally complete, and our new gym is already open. By mid-July, our Phase 2 renovations, comprising makeovers for our function rooms and salon, should also be unveiled. I am confident that you’ll be impressed. Welcome back to ‘normal’, and see you soon at the Swiss Club! Yours sincerely,

A. Lim

Aaron Lim General Manager, Swiss Club Swiss Club – Home for all Nationalities


In Loving Memory of

Mr Adolf Widmer An Honorary Member of the Swiss Club since 1952, Mr Widmer passed away on 26 May 2022. A generous friend of the Club and its various Committees through the years, he was much loved and will be fondly remembered.

Join the

Swiss Club Imagine always having the perfect place to go – for celebrations, for business meetings, for family fun, for romantic dates, for catchups with friends, for working out and chilling out. That place is the Swiss Club, 150 years old and newly renovated. Joining is more affordable than you’d think.

Ordinary Membership (Swiss citizens)

Associate Membership (other nationalities)

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership

$6,500 nett per Member $9,700 nett per Family

Term Membership (12 months) $2,400 nett per Member $4,700 nett per Family

$7,500 nett per Member $11,800 nett per Family

Term Membership (12 months) $2,800 nett per Member $5,600 nett per Family

To find out more about becoming a Member of the Swiss Club and/or arrange a complimentary Club tour, call 6591 9420, email membership@swissclub.org.sg or visit www.swissclub.org.sg today. 1. Ordinary Membership is a life Membership and open to Swiss nationals only, while Associate Membership is open to other nationalities. 2. An Ordinary/Associate Member pays a one-time Entrance Fee, Refundable Deposit and Monthly Subscription Fee. 3. Family Membership includes spouse and dependants below the age of 25. 4. Mode of payment for all Club’s expenses is by GIRO. 5. An Ordinary/Associate Member may register for Absent Membership when they leave Singapore and their Membership can be activated again when they return to Singapore in the future. Once the Membership is reactivated, the Monthly Subscription Fee will commence.


A Farewell Message from Ambassador Fabrice Filliez AFTER FOUR YEARS AS THE HEAD OF THE SWISS EMBASSY IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR FABRICE FILLIEZ SHARES SOME PARTING WORDS UPON LEAVING THE LION CITY TO START HIS NEW POST IN POLAND.

GENERAL

Dear Swiss in Singapore, dear friends of Switzerland, When I arrived with my spouse Ksenia in the summer of 2018, we were excited to build on the long-standing ties and friendship between our two countries. And what a fantastic journey it has been! My tenure in Singapore has been rich and rewarding, both professionally and privately. It is not just an opportunity but a privilege to be working as a diplomat in Singapore, not least because of the well-established Swiss community and close connections to our Swiss pillars such as the Swiss Club, Swiss School, Swiss Association and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce. Photo Credit: Art-management.com

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Photo credit: Swiss Association in Singapore The Swiss Association in Singapore and Daniela Erni, President SAS, bidding farewell to Ambassador Filliez at the Swiss Club.

Get to know Ambassador Frank Grütter, who will arrive in August from Switzerland, in the next issue of ‘Swiss Club’.

My time in Singapore has been marked by one of the most difficult health crises in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in the beginning of 2020, has been making a deep impact on both the local and Swiss community, disrupting social relations and business networks, and testing our patience and solidarity. One important aspect of my work during the pandemic was to keep the Swiss community actively informed through letters, newsletters and virtual meetings that were open to the public. The embassy staff have done an exemplary job in assisting the community, dedicating countless hours to fielding the many requests and enquiries. Although it has not always been possible to provide concrete solutions to the various problems that have arisen, we have spared no efforts to support the Swiss community. Likewise, the Swiss community have been amazing, showing strength, solidarity and resilience throughout these challenging times.

During my tenure, our bilateral relations have deepened at all levels across a broad spectrum of areas, from trade and finance to education and culture. We successfully hosted visits from official delegations, both ministerial and at working level, encouraging exchanges, strengthening existing collaborations and paving the way for cooperation in new areas such as the digital economy, the cyber field, digitalisation and scientific diplomacy. We have also strengthened our collaboration with our Swiss and Singaporean local partners and supported various projects in the fields of education, science, sustainability, innovation and culture. One example is the +Pavilion which is open until the end of July at Marina Barrage (see Pages 40 - 41 of this issue of ‘Swiss Club’). I take this opportunity to thank all of our partners for their trust and cooperative spirit over the last four years. The historic Swiss Club became like a second home for me, and I am thankful to its devoted staff who have made every visit pleasant and every event a success. I have many vibrant and lasting memories of my time in Singapore. When people ask me what I will miss most about this place, my answer is simple and constant: the people! I hope to keep in touch with many of you and look forward to future opportunities that will bring me back to the lion city. My very best wishes, and a heartfelt thank you for your support.

F. Filliez Fabrice Filliez


Swiss Club

Annual General Meeting 26 September 2022, 7pm-9pm Pavilion Function Rooms Registration details will be announced via the Club newsletter

Dining Outlets

Opening Hours

Daily: 7am – 12mn

JUNGLE COVE

ARBENZ RESTAURANT

Mon – Fri: 11am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.45pm)

Wed – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm (Last food order 2.15pm) & 6pm – 11pm (Last food order 9.30pm, last beverage order 10.45pm)

(Last food order 9.30pm)

Sat & Eve of PH: 10am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.45pm)

Club Premises

Mon & Tue: Closed

The Guesthouse/Reception Daily: 9am – 8pm

Room Reservations:

Dinner reservations only Dress code: Casual

Lunch and dinner reservations are recommended Dress code (lunch): Smart casual (smart shorts, no slippers and singlets)

PERGOLA

ARBENZ LOUNGE TERRACE

(Last food order 9.30pm)

(Drinks only, no dining)

Sports Facilities

Mon – Thu: 8am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.30pm)

Mon & Tue: Closed

Daily Tennis/Padel Court Football Field Gym Multicourt Leisure Pool

Sun: 10am – 10.30pm (Last beverage order 10pm)

Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 8am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.30pm) Sun: 8am – 10.30pm (Last beverage order 10pm) Breakfast daily: 8am – 11am

Wed – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.45pm) Dress code (lunch and dinner): Smart casual (no shorts, slippers and singlets)

E recept@swissclub.org.sg T 6591 9420

Mon – Fri Lap Pool Sports Hall**

Dinner reservations only Dress code: Casual (no bath towels)

7am-11pm 7am-11pm* 7am-11pm 7am-11pm* 7am-10pm

6pm – 10pm Only available for exclusive bookings.

Please approach Reception for more information.

DINING RESERVATIONS

W www.swissclub.org.sg/restaurants T 6591 9420 F 6591 9452

BANQUET RESERVATIONS E ida.isnin@swissclub.org.sg T 6591 9430

For restaurant reservations, please call 6591 9420, from 10am – 7pm. After office hours, please call 6591 9431. Outlet opening hours are subject to changes.

Weekends, Public and Chatsworth School Holidays Lap Pool 7am – 10pm Sports Hall** Only available for exclusive bookings. Please approach Reception for more information.

*Can be booked for exclusive usage.

**Fees apply for usage of Sports Hall.


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PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND GENTLE REMINDERS

RETURN YOUR TOWELS

UNFORESEEN CHANGES

Our pool towels are now fitted with new and improved RFID tags to help us replenish stocks more efficiently. In the interests of hygiene, please deposit all towels that have been touched, including unutilised clean towels, in the ‘used’ collection bin. Kindly limit your usage to a maximum of two towels per Member and return them immediately after use, or the next day at the latest, to avoid incurring a charge of $16.05 (including GST) per unreturned pool towel.

Please note that all scheduled events, restaurant opening hours and F&B promotions are subject to changes beyond our control. For timely updates, do continue to check the Swiss Club’s website and e-newsletters. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.

GENERAL

PLEASE PARK THOUGHTFULLY In the interests of driver courtesy and safety, always park your vehicle within a demarcated parking space. Please inform your guests to park at the guest parking lot.

ANNUAL ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN

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Please note that on Monday 18 July 2022, all Swiss Club facilities that utilise electricity will be closed for our annual electrical shutdown. While outdoor sports facilities including our swimming pool and tennis courts will remain open, only cold showers will be available. On this day, the annual Swiss Club Staff party will also take place. All facilities will resume normal operations on Tuesday 19 July 2022. Thank you for your understanding.

NEW WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED Follow the Swiss Club’s WhatsApp and Telegram accounts for real-time updates and news of upcoming events and activities.


GENERAL

The Halloween Hell-Raiser Saturday 29 October 2022, 6pm - 9pm Buffet Dinner @ Pergola | Fun & Games @ Pavilion

$65 per Adult $25 per Child Enjoy freaky fun and games and sink your fangs into a spook-tacular spread of devilishly delish dishes. Come dressed in your scary best and stand to win awesome prizes! See the Swiss Club's website and e-newsletter for more details.

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Blood Vampire ils on ta Mock Arrival

Hunt Pumpkin House Haunted n Halloweeks Bear Bric


Wedding & Solemnization Members Price: 3 Course Set Menu at $4288.00 for 30 persons 4 Course Set Menu at $6288.00 for 50 persons Wedding Buffet Menu at $3688.00 for 30 persons Wedding Buffet Menu at $5688.00 for 50 persons Non-Members Price:

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3 Course Set Menu at $4988.00 for 30 persons 4 Course Set Menu at $7288.00 for 50 persons Wedding Buffet Menu at $4288.00 for 30 persons

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GENERAL

Wedding Buffet Menu at $6588.00 for 50 persons

·NETT prices indicated are valid for payment via Swiss Club Membership Card only. ·For Members of Swiss Club, payments must be made via a Swiss Club Membership account. ·50% Deposit required upon confirmation (Non-Members) ·Additional 5% surcharge applies for settlement by Credit Card (Non-Members) All images are artist’s impressions, based on the current renovation plans. Plans are subject to changes, and final details may differ.


Our Contact: +65 6591 9430 Ida.isnin@swissclub.org.sg https://swissclub.org.sg/work/

Private socials/ Corporate events

GENERAL

Host an outdoor BBQ

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Private Parties


On the Menu

July to December 2022 JULY

PROMOTION

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July

Sharing Is Caring

A

(Family Sharing Platters)

4 - 10 July

Chicken Rice Showcase

6 - 10 July

Dining Under the Stars

18 - 24 July

Tandoori Treats

20 - 24 July

Vegan Delights

29 July

Ladies’ Luncheon

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Arbenz

Arbenz Lounge Terrace

AUGUST

PROMOTION

7, 14, 21 & 28 August

Good Ol’ Sunday Roasts A

7 - 14 August

Shiok Singapore!

10 - 14 August

Rave-Worthy Risotto A

16 - 21 August

Power Foods on Parade

24 August

Ladies’ Night A

27 - 28 August

BBQ by the Pool

Pergola

Jungle Cove

Lawn

Poolside

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Rifle Lounge PV Pavilion

All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to changes to COVID-19 management measures, and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.


SEPTEMBER PROMOTION 4 September

Champagne Brunch

12 - 18 September

Tandoori Treats

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26 September - 2 October Awesome Open Sandwiches

P

28 September - 2 October Exquisite European Mushrooms

Ladies’ Luncheon

A

DINING

30 September

A

OCTOBER

PROMOTION

1 October

Kids’ Cupcake Decoration Class

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October

Good Ol’ Sunday Roasts

5 - 9 October

Oyster Extravaganza

8 & 9 October

BBQ by the Pool

13 October

Uncorked: The Wine Dinner RL

17 - 23 October

The Joy of Rendang

26 October

Ladies’ Night

27 October

Art of Cheese: A Master Class RL

Arbenz Lounge Terrace

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JC

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Pergola

Jungle Cove

Lawn

Poolside

Rifle Lounge PV Pavilion

All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to changes to COVID-19 management measures, and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.

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NOVEMBER

PROMOTION

3 November

Guest Chef Dinner A

5 & 6 November

BBQ Weekend

6 November

Champagne Brunch

9 - 13 November

Sizzling Hot: A Celebration of Steak

14 - 20 November

Vegan Delights

18 November

Ladies’ Luncheon

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DECEMBER PROMOTION 1 - 25 December Christmas Specials

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3 December

Kids’ Grittibänz Baking Workshop

7 December

Ladies’ Night

9 December

The Foodies’ Fair

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Kids’ Christmas Cookie Baking Workshop TBC A Jolly Good Christmas Brunch A RL 25 December 10 December

Order Your Christmas Feast from the Swiss Club

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Visit our website for a full list of seasonal delicacies including ham, turkey, Yule logs, fruitcakes and Christmas cookies. Order before 1 December 2022 to collect from Pergola on 23, 24 & 25 December.

Arbenz

Arbenz Lounge Terrace

Pergola

Jungle Cove

Lawn

Poolside

Rifle Lounge PV Pavilion

All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to changes to COVID-19 management measures, and other unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.

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AN L U F T EVEN ONTHS 6M

Fishing Trip

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Acres Talk

Easter Egg Painting

Easter Egg Painting

New Members’ Evening

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Pool Party

Movie Night

Quiz Night


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Presenting the Pavilion WE ARE PROUD TO FINALLY UNVEIL THE FULLY RENOVATED PAVILION: A FLEXIBLE MODERN VENUE FOR PARTIES, MEETINGS, AND ALL PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS. FLUID INDOOR SPACES CONNECT WITH LANDSCAPED OUTDOOR SEATING AREAS, FEATURING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS THAT BLEND WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.


The Fun-tastic, Sun-sational

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ON SATURDAY 4 JUNE, THE SWISS CLUB HELD ITS ANNUAL SUMMERFEST AFTER A BREAK OF TWO YEARS. AS YOU CAN SEE, WE MADE UP FOR LOST TIME AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

MOBILE DEVICES OFF, GAMES ON! Our sporting young guests enthusiastically took part in the lineup of games. The bouncy castle was a hit with the little ones, whose irrepressible energy seemed boundless. The ball and bucket toss, ping pong toss and nerf gun shooting range tested the motor skills of contestants young and old, while exquisite henna painting offered a more sedate activity for those patient enough to sit still for the requisite few minutes.

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EARLY RAIN, FALSE ALARM After morning showers had organisers’ nerves on edge, the sun came out and set the scene for a picture-perfect Summerfest. More than 400 registered guests, comprising Swiss Club Members and members of the public, turned up from 11am for a full day of fun in the sun (with sunblock, of course) till 5pm.


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A carnival classic, the good old dunk tank proved as popular as ever. Two sessions of dunking, at 11.30am and 2.30pm, saw many spectacular topples and copious giggles and squeals from delighted onlookers. Nobody was spared, not even the Club’s President!


FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD There’s something about the delicious aroma of food grilling in the open air that always works up an appetite, and going by the impressive amount of food consumed by our hungry guests, the Summerfest was no exception. There was something for everyone with grilled veal and cervelat sausages, pork chipolata and vegetarian hot dogs, savoury chicken crepes, and banana and chocolate crepes. An ice cream ‘uncle’, candy floss and popcorn delighted the sweet tooths of all ages.

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FRIENDLY BUT FIERCE COMPETITION A highlight of the Summerfest was the first-ever series of Tele-match relay races. Eight brave families competed in a three-legged race, an egg and spoon relay, a gunny sack race, and ‘Dizzy Bat’ – a novel endeavour in which contestants attempt to balance and spin bats on their heads.


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Congratulations to the following sporting families: Saurabh, Buehler, Mathiesson, Vezzosi, Grafe, Wilkinson and Hernandez. You are all winners in our eyes. A LITTLE RETAIL THERAPY, TOO A flea market, jointly operated by Members and a few selected external partners, was a great success. A shoutout to Abi Brown, who donated 50% of her stall’s proceeds to a local charity for children with chronic illnesses; and Brigitte Haeuser, whose lovely toys inspired many wide-eyed children to part with their pocket money – or use their persuasive powers on their parents. The stall for Conscious Kids drew many interested enquiries, with several Members signing up their kids to attend a free trial yoga class at the Club. Sincere congratulations to the Summerfest organisers, who did an amazing job, and thanks to all Members and members of the public who joined in the fun. Let us look forward to many more fun-tastic Summerfests to come.


Golden Memories ON 9 AND 26 MAY 2022 AT 6PM, OUR CLUB’S GOLD CARD MEMBERS SET SAIL FROM ONE 15 MARINA CLUB, SENTOSA COVE, FOR A SUNSET CRUISE ABOARD THE EAGLE WINGS LUXURY YACHT. IT WAS PLAIN SAILING AND HEARTY PARTYING ALL NIGHT LONG TILL 11PM. EAT, DRINK, PARTY On both evenings, some 40 Members embarked on a crise to Lazarus Island, also known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, an uninhabited island to the south of Singapore. The sunset cruises were an expression of gratitude to our top-spending Gold Card Members for their loyal support throughout the year. After a welcome speech by our General Manager, Aaron, passengers tucked in to a barbecue dinner, washed down with free-flow drinks.

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Pretty sunsets, balmy sea breezes, delicious food and chilled beverages – not to mention a sense of rejoicing at the easing of pandemic-related restrictions, made for truly golden memories.


TBA L ve Was in the Air ON SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY, 18 COUPLES GATHERED BY THE POOL FOR A VALENTINE’S DINNER. SAVOURING THE FOOD AND THE CONVERSATION All the couples in attendance clearly enjoyed the chance to reconnect with their partners without the usual workday and schoolday distractions. The conversation – and the compliments to the chef – flowed as freely as the complimentary bottle of wine each couple enjoyed with their 3-course dinner. Thanks to all the Members who chose the picturesque setting of the Swiss Club to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. As always, we loved having you.


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LIGHT BITES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM 9PM - 11PM


CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY – DECEMBER 2022 JULY 9

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Movie Night at Turf Square

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Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge

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Kids’ Workshop at Rifle Lounge

Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

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Swiss National Day at Roundabout & Lawn Area 21

Welcome Back Pool Party (Open to Public) at Leisure Pool

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Movie Night at Turf Square 26

Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

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Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge 27

Visit to Clementi Fire Station

SEPTEMBER 10

Movie Night at Turf Square

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Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge

14 – 18

Oktoberfest at Soccer Field 26

AGM at Function Room @ Pavilion

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Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to changes to COVID-19 management measures, and other unforeseen circumstances. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.


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After-school Kids’ Workshop at Rifle Lounge

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Movie Night at Turf Square

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Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge

Adult Pool Party at Leisure Pool 29

Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

Halloween Night at Function Room @ Pavilion

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After-school Kids’ Workshop at Rifle Lounge

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Movie Night at Turf Square

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Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge

Glamping @ Swiss Club at Lawn & Trampoline Area

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Retro Party at Function Room @ Pavilion

DECEMBER

Christmas Light Up at Round About 23

Social Quiz Night at Rifle Lounge

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Wine and Cheese Evening at Function Room @ Pavilion 25

Christmas Brunch at Arbenz/Rifle Lounge

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Movie Night at Turf Square 30

Quiz League at Rifle Lounge

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Meet Santa at Rifle Lounge 31

New Year Countdown Members & Staff (Adults) at Leisure Pool

All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to changes to COVID-19 management measures, and other unforeseen circumstances. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.

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Christmas Tree Light Up COME & JOIN US!

4 December 2022 7 PM TO 9 PM

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EVENTS

CLUBHOUSE ROUNDABOUT

MEET SANTA 11th Dec, 11am - 3pm Rifle Lounge *More details will be released in the newsletter


OUR ANNUAL

TBA 25th December 2022 11am - 2:30pm, Arbenz

A 15% surcharge will be levied for payment via credit cards.

If you are a business owner, a marketing decision-maker or a freelancer, consider advertising right here in 'Swiss Club' magazine, the biannual publication of the Swiss Club, Singapore. A presence in these pages will connect you and your business with more than 1,300 Swiss Club Members and their families. They are well-connected, well-travelled professionals who value quality, individuality and authenticity.

Does that sound like your kind of customer? We thought so. For more information, a media kit or a customised advertising package, please email marketing@swissclub.org.sg

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NETT prices indicated are valid for payment via Swiss Club membership card only.

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$75/Adult | $20/Kid

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Your Hit of Tennis News

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THANK YOU, TENNIS AFICIONADOS, FOR STAYING ACTIVE ON THE COURTS DESPITE THE RESTRICTIONS AND FRUSTRATIONS OF THE PAST TWO YEARS. THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR HAS BEEN DOMINATED BY REOPENING AND POSITIVE CHANGE, WITH MANY TOURNAMENTS AND SOCIAL EVENTS SCHEDULED IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.

NEW EVENTS AND A NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM We began the year by adding many new programmes, including two new junior groups on Saturdays, a one-day tournament for our Academy and Pre-academy level players, and two new beginner groups for adults in the morning and evening respectively. In addition, we hosted our first WITS Ladies’ D Team, and resumed our Apero Tennis Socials on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm, with a great turnout. We also transitioned to an online booking system for private lessons, to provide easy access to lessons for newcomers.

OUR FIRST JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT After two years of no tournaments at the Swiss Club, we successfully organised our inaugural Swiss Club Junior Tennis Tournament on 21 May 2022. The first tournament post-pandemic restrictions was very well-received, with more than 25 kids participating and pitting their tennis skills against each other on a sunny Saturday. Congratulations to all of our young players who took part, and a special shoutout to Tiago and Paul who won the Academy level and pre-Academy level respectively.


SPORTS A FRIENDLY REMINDER Please note that the last day of our junior programme is 25 June and the new term begins 15 August. Remember to check out available lesson slots and book your lessons at fortyfifteen.net.

LOOKING AHEAD We are now gearing up for our summer junior camp, preparing our players for the Junior Team Tennis League in September, and looking forward to once again hosting Adult Tournaments after a 2-year break. Rest assured that we are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities for our juniors to compete in tournaments and socials, and hope to continue to expand our group classes and adult social offerings.

Have a smashing summer!

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TENNIS COMMUNITY AT THE SWISS CLUB? E W

swissclub@forty-fifteen.com fortyfifteen.net

Article and photos courtesy of Juan Ortiz, Tennis Director

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We intend to continue organising tournaments for our other players, including men’s, ladies’ and mixed doubles’ tournaments. Of course winning isn’t everything, but competition is a great source of motivation to improve your skills.


Dive Into the Fun with aquaDucks

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DID YOU KNOW THAT THE AQUADUCKS SWIMMING PROGRAMME HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR 25 YEARS AT THE SWISS CLUB? READ ON AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES OUR LESSONS SO POPULAR WITH PARENTS, KIDS AND COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS ALIKE.

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CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS Our swimming programme starts from the age of 6 months and goes all the way up to competitive swimming and adult classes. Water safety and fun are our top priorities for the Babies & Toddlers and Preschool Swimming programmes. We ensure that each class has a fun-based approach to allow children to feel happy, safe and confident while learning new swimming skills. In our Learn to Swim programme, students learn to master all strokes with the correct techniques and build up stamina. Our highly qualified and passionate coaches recognise that each child is unique, and allow them to progress at their own pace. Competitive Swim Training is ideal for swimmers who want to swim faster, sometimes with a view to joining national and international swim races.


Coach Andrii, who was a professional swimmer and junior world record holder, is the lead coach for the Swiss Sharks swim team. We can confidently say that he has the experience and skills to guide the Swiss Sharks swim team to reach their individual and collective goals. AT LAST, COMPETITIONS RESUME Due to the pandemic-related safe management measures and restrictions of the past two years, swimming competitions had to be put on hold. But the wait is finally over. We are thrilled to once again be able to host swimming competitions at the Swiss Club, and also attend swimming competitions at other clubs.

As the safety measures and restrictions ease, we are excited to continue participating in upcoming Neptune League swim races. We also have the aquaDucks’ Junior and Senior Championships coming up, which has already sparked motivation in our swimmers to train harder and beat their own best times. There are exciting times ahead!

SPORTS

This year, we had the honour of hosting the first Neptune League in two years at the Swiss Club. The Swiss Sharks swim team also competed in round 2 of the Neptune League at the Dutch Club and brought home many medals – a testament to their dedication and hard work. Congratulations to all involved.

Speaking of exciting, the Swiss Club Championships will commence on 12 June 2022. Everyone is invited to participate – mums, dads and kids… Who will smash the Swiss Club records this year? AN ENDLESS FLOW OF BENEFITS Get in the swim with aquaDucks at the Swiss Club and enjoy an endless flow of benefits, from water safety to physical and mental fitness, self-discipline, honed learning skills and goal-oriented commitment. And did we mention fun?

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT AQUADUCKS’ SWIMMING PROGRAMME? swiss@aquaducks.com.sg

Article and photos courtesy of Koen Verhoef, Founder and Managing Director, aquaDucks

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Give Your New Fitness Facilities a Workout

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SINCE THE SWISS CLUB HAS JUST UNVEILED ITS NEWEST AND BRIGHTEST FITNESS FACILITY, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO START WORKING ON THOSE FITNESS GOALS YOU MAY HAVE PUT OFF DURING THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC. YOUR NEW GYM AND STUDIO WILL INSPIRE YOU, WE PROMISE.

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OUR ACTIVE ROLE IN SHAPING YOUR GYM Since 2014, Active Fitness has been conducting and creating Personal Training sessions and other fitness classes for the Swiss Club community. We have greatly enjoyed growing with the Club through the years, and we’re superexcited about the new studio. Working closely with your Sports Manager Elvis, we wanted to ensure that your new fitness facility would have amazing equipment and a great atmosphere. To that end, we critically assessed the previous facility and identified missing elements and areas for improvement. Creating an amazing space and feel for members to train in was our utmost priority. If the new space could also allow us to create higher levels of personal training sessions, that would be an amazing cherry on top.

MORE EQUIPMENT, MORE SPACE, MORE RESULTS The addition of the hack squat machine, something most studios do not have, and a half rack with a platform, makes the gym a more fully equipped performance training centre. Training programmes for strength, power and speed are now even more comprehensive with all the added equipment. And now with a more extensive range of cardio equipment as well, the gym can comfortably host more Members at the same time. Now everyone has space to work out in, without needing to wait too long. In addition to the amazing new gym, the cycling and group class fitness studio is a veritable oasis for workouts. It is a major upgrade from our previous venue, the aerobics room, which we will all remember fondly despite its limitations. The feel of the room and the new

equipment really takes the facilities of the Swiss Club to the next level. If you have yet to check out any of the facilities, head over and check them out now. Our friendly trainers will be happy to show you around. See you soon!

INTERESTED IN PERSONAL TRAINING OR JOINING OUR GROUP FITNESS CLASSES? M E

9026 3452 getactive@activefitness.com.sg

Article courtesy of Timothy Felix, Founder, Active Fitness


Beautiful Game, Beautiful Setting

HOLIDAY CAMPS Ideal for kids aged 4 to 13 years, CUFA’s action-packed holiday camps are a great way to get fit while having fun, making friends and developing problem-solving skills. There are half-day and full-day camps available for different age groups in July and August, at two venues as follows.

SPORTS

COSMO UNITED FOOTBALL ACADEMY (CUFA), SINGAPORE’S LEADING FOOTBALL ACADEMY, TAKES PRIDE IN COACHING KIDS IN THE STUNNING GROUNDS OF THE SWISS CLUB. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF YOUR LITTLE ONES’ LIFELONG LOVE OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME.

Where: Swiss Club When: Camp 1 (Ages 4 - 7 and 8 - 13) 27 June – 1 July 2022 Camp 2 (Ages 4 - 7 and 8 - 13) 4 - 8 July 2022 Where: Rainforest Sport Hub When: Camp 3 (Ages 4 - 13) 1 - 5 August 2022 Camp 4 (Ages 4 - 13) 10 - 12 August 2022 Cost: $445 (Swiss Club Members) $495 (non-members)

PLAYING AT LEAGUE LEVEL When kids have learned the football basics, we encourage them to put their skills to the test by competing against other teams. CUFA participates in the JSSL Singapore National Youth League, an all-inclusive league for football lovers of all ages. To make things even more exciting, we also participate in tournaments around Southeast Asia.

INTERESTING IN A HOLIDAY CAMP OR A FREE TRIAL LESSON? E M W

olliver@cufa.com.sg 9821 3869 cufa.com.sg

Article courtesy of Coach Olliver Marx, CUFA

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AN EARLY START Given that the best way to master any sport is to start at an early age, CUFA provides training even for under-3s. Our coaching team includes many active and former S-league and national team players, with extensive experience in teaching psychomotor and football skills to toddlers.


Your Yoga Journey to Health and Wellness

SPORTS

MOST EXPERTS AGREE THAT LIFESTYLE AND DIET ARE THE MAIN FACTORS DRIVING THE GROWTH OF DISEASES IN THE MODERN WORLD. WHILE THE WORD ‘CURE’ HAS BECOME MORE ABOUT ‘SURVIVAL’ AND ‘SUSTENANCE’ RATHER THAN A FULL RECOVERY, YOGA CAN TREAT THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE DISEASE AND MAKE A TRUE CURE POSSIBLE. ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF DISEASE Besides lifestyle and diet, stress and other psychological phenomena seem to play a key role in widespread illnesses. Age ranges for the onset of diseases are also dropping, so that people are getting sick in the prime of their life. Through yoga, emotional imbalances are reduced by the sublimation of emotions, thus eradicating the root causes of disease. Advanced yogic techniques can even harness energy to facilitate the healing of dreaded diseases like cancer. PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CONNECTION Yoga is multi-dimensional and works on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Since the very word ‘yoga’ means ‘to join’, so it follows that yoga helps you connect to each of these levels and attain the highest level of perfection and balance.

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Far more than a set of physical, breathing or meditative practices, yoga is a lifestyle that allows you to live without any conflict, in a state of harmony with yourself and with others around you. It offers total freedom, total power, total knowledge, and total bliss!

START YOUR JOURNEY WITH YOGA LIBRARY Yoga Library Singapore conducts Hatha Yoga classes thrice a week in the tranquil surroundings of the Swiss Club, at 8.30am on Thursdays, at 8am on Fridays, and at 9am on Saturdays. Classes are led by Ruchica Patni and Anand Goyal, who have been bringing yoga to people all around the world for more than a decade. Scan the QR code to join the Yoga Group on WhatsApp.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOU LIVE BETTER? M E

9711 5599 rp@yogalibrary.com.sg

Article courtesy of Ruchica Patni, Founder and CEO, Yoga Library Singapore


THE GUESTHOUSE

PROMOTIONS IN 2022

Look out for these upcoming promotions in 2022 WFH Package

Anniversary Package

Birthday Staycay!

Renovation/ Relocation Package

F1 Package

Halloween Package

For more details, check our weekly newsletter or scan this QR code Swiss Club, Singapore | 36 Swiss Club Rd, Singapore 288139 | 65919420

Scan for more info!


+Pavilion Exhibition:

Building a Greener Future

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INTERESTS

TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, THE SWISS EMBASSY HAS TEAMED UP WITH PARTNERS FROM DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES TO PRESENT THE +PAVILION EXHIBITION, NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL 26 JULY AT MARINA BARRAGE.

WHY BUILD DIFFERENT? As cities continue to emerge and expand, the world is at a tipping point. The current ways of production and consumption are putting an unsustainable strain on the natural resources, temperature and biodiversity of this planet. In construction, buildings account for nearly 40% of all energy-related CO 2 emissions.

The +Pavilion exhibition seeks to unpack what a sustainable built environment entails, and how thoughtful design can ensure that buildings serve their communities’ needs while building a better and greener future. THE GENESIS In May 2021, Haring Timber Technology was invited by the organisers of

Archifest21 to speak on sustainable and innovative wood construction and applications. Believing that this topic deserved to be expanded into a larger discourse on sustainable construction, they quickly assembled a team of like-minded partners, including Deloitte Center for the Edge, Affordable Abodes, Studio SKLIM, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore. With the onboarding of several more


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NEWS FROM THE SWISS EMBASSY

+Pavilion kicked off with a well-received workshop on innovative sustainable design solutions in conjunction with Archifest21. Over the next half a year, new partners Vitra, Nespresso and UBS came on board. This coalition of partners – large and small, private and non-profit – then put their minds and hands together to take +Pavilion to the next level. The sum of their efforts is what you will see at Marina Barrage: the first big event, post-pandemic, to be graciously hosted by PUB Singapore.

VISIT THE +PAVILION EXHIBITION +Pavilion offers information, recreation and stimulation for the whole family. Little ones can play with elephant swing furniture made of recycled plastic and rattan and explore the enchanted forest made of cork, while adults can enjoy an experiential walk through the +Pavilion structure itself. Visitors can sit on and interact with furniture made from natural and recycled materials, and get hands-on with the earth-friendly and sustainable materials used to construct the +Pavilion structure, including glue-laminated timber, biocomposite made from the Kenaf plant, and boards made of recycled coffee.

8 Marina Gardens Drive Marina Barrage Singapore 018951 From August 2022, +Pavilion will move to its permanent home on the EHL Campus (Singapore). Visit +Pavilion and find out what you can do to help green our built environment and brighten the future for the next generation. Article courtesy of Swiss Embassy Photos courtesy of Chan Hao Ong

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synergistic partners, including Hilti Singapore and EHL Campus (Singapore), it became an integral part of the ongoing Swiss Weeks in Singapore, starting in Spring 2022.

Presented in conjunction with the Swiss Weeks 2022, the physical installation at the Marina Barrage will be open to the public until 26 July 2022 at:


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Celebrating

Years of the Swiss School in Singapore

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ON 2 MAY 1967, THE SWISS SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE OPENED ITS DOORS WITH 18 STUDENTS. THE FIRST CLASSES WERE HELD AT THE SWISS CLUB WHILE THE NEW SCHOOL WAS BEING BUILT.

FOUNDED ON PARTNERSHIP, BUILT ON GOODWILL The school was founded in 1967 to cater to the growing number of Swiss companies who were transferring married Swiss specialists with families to Singapore. Originally open primarily to Swiss students, the school has since become an international meeting place where many nationalities, languages and cultures converge and enrich each other.

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Not only was the school founded on Swiss Club land, but its founding fathers were also important members of the Swiss Club. The school, together with

the Swiss Club, soon became the hub of the Swiss community in Singapore. To this day, the school continues to enjoy the support of the Club, the Embassy and all the pillars of the Swiss community. The founding of the school was made possible by the generous support of numerous Swiss companies, along with the ongoing patronage of the Canton of Zug. We continue to benefit from the extraordinarily generous educational and material support of this canton.


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We look forward to sharing the next 55 years with you in the green heart of Singapore!

The lifelong bond that former students and teachers share with the Swiss School is particularly heartwarming. A familiar place in a foreign land, the school is fondly remembered as a second home by its former students.

Introduced in 2019, our French Stream works in close collaboration with our partner canton, Valais, and uses differentiated, cooperative and student-based forms of learning to create joyful educational experiences.

INTERESTED IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL TOUR? T E

6468 2117 info@swiss-school.edu.sg

Article courtesy of Marc Schumacher, Principal, and Prisca Reitz, Marketing & Communication Representative, SSiS Photos courtesy of Camilla Businger, SSiS

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AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION The remarkable dedication and resourcefulness of our pioneering Swiss teachers is reflected in the tireless efforts of today’s passionate teachers, who hail from Switzerland, Singapore and all over the world!

EXPANSION OF OUR FRENCH STREAM Following the successful introduction of the Kindergarten class and Primary 3, 4 and 5 classes, we are delighted to be adding an additional Primary 1/2 class to our French Stream for the school year 2022/2023. We are completing our French Stream with the opening of a new Primary 6 class.

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Aside from its tranquil natural setting, the Swiss School in Singapore is only the second Swiss school with a French stream, and the only Swiss school abroad with a secondary section at a renowned international IB school.


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Questions

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WHY DID YOU JOIN THE SWISS CLUB?

I joined the Swiss Club mainly to expand my social circle and most importantly to enjoy the astroturf tennis court, which is very forgiving to the knees.

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WHAT CLUB FACILITIES DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST?

I use the tennis courts most of the time. But I intend to pick up padel tennis this summer.

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HOW OFTEN DO YOU DINE AT SWISS CLUB RESTAURANTS?

On average I frequent the restaurants once a week.

WITH MR NG CHEE CHOON WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF GETTING TO KNOW SINGAPOREAN MEMBER, MR NG CHEE CHOON, AN ENGINEER WHO MANAGES HIS OWN CONSULTING FIRM. HERE’S WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THIS GENIAL AND SPORTING GENTLEMAN.


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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SWISS CLUB RESTAURANT?

My favourite restaurant is the Jungle Cove, for its casual ambience next to the pool.

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DISHES?

The chicken wrap and salmon salad!

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It would have to be my birthday dinner at Rifle Lounge, spent with my daughters and their spouses.

It was a very enjoyable evening getting to know fellow Club Members. It was a fantastic initiative by the Club to conduct the evening cruise for Members, many of whom are new to our island state. Watching them taking in the sights of the Singapore skyline was an awesome experience.

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HOW DID YOU ENJOY THE GOLD CARD MEMBERS’ YACHTING EVENT THAT YOU RECENTLY ATTENDED?

The renewed look of Arbenz restaurant with with its high ceiling and rustic layout is a great transformation arising from the renovation.

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The Swiss Club stands out for having Members of different nationalities and cultures coming together to wine, dine and play. It is very rare, and unique among private clubs in Singapore.

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Meet a Staffer

THE SWISS CLUB’S CHEF DE CUISINE NG CHING HAW CHERISHES THE FRIENDSHIPS FORGED WITH HIS COLLEAGUES AT WORK. WHEN HE RECEIVES COMPLIMENTS FROM DINERS, HE NEVER FAILS TO CREDIT HIS SUPPORTIVE TEAM.

FAMILY MAN AND TEAM PLAYER Married to Wen Chin and dad to 4-year-old Mia, 29-year-old Ching Haw carries a lot of responsibilities on his young shoulders. He oversees all Pergola and banquet operations, and is entrusted with exercising quality control over every dish that leaves the kitchen. Ching Haw left an upscale restaurant on Clarke Quay to join the Swiss Club in 2019, just before the world felt the full brunt of COVID-19. Working closely with the Club’s management, he has steered his team through turbulent times, responding with agility and efficiency to the frequently changing restrictions.

I would like to thank all Members for your valuable support. These challenging times would not be nearly as manageable without your gracious support. Ching Haw

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Ever humble and clearly a team player, Ching Haw credits not only his colleagues with the successful navigation of the fluid situation of recent years, but also his customers – Swiss Club Members. “I would like to thank all Members for your valuable support. These challenging times would not be nearly as manageable without your gracious support,” said Ching Haw. When Ching Haw is not at the Club, he enjoys quality time and travel with this family. They frequently travel to Malaysia, his original homeland, to visit relatives and friends.

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THE CHEF RECOMMENDS… Ching Haw hesitates to single out a dish or two, given that restaurants’ menus span everything from local favourites to traditional Swiss delicacies and seasonal specials. However, when pressed for a recommendation, he went with the popular favourites and volunteered the top-selling ravioli and cheese fondue. Now that capacity limits have been lifted, we can’t wait to see what magic Ching Haw and his friends will perform for the discerning diners of the Swiss Club.


Let's

CELEBRATE MEMBERS & STAFF COUNTDOWN PARTY

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2023

31 Dec | 9pm Leisure Pool

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LIVE DJ | POOL GAMES| F&B SPECIALS


Programme of Sports Activities for July to December 2022

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F O R TENNIS SOCIAL (MEN’S/LADIES’) Sat 3pm – 6pm (Courts 2, 3 and 4)

FOOTBALL SOCIAL FOOTBALL Mon 8pm – 10pm (Sports Field)

LADIES’ TEAM TRAINING Courts 4 and 5

Please email Michael Becker at michaelbecker2003@gmail.com to join our mailing list. An email is sent to Swiss Club Members every Friday to get players registered for football on Monday.

Mon 9am – 11am (WITS Team) Tue 10am – 12pm (WITS Team) Fri​ 8am – 9.30am (STA Team) ​ 10am – 12pm (Ladies’ Group Training) For times and dates, please see the 40XV display at the tennis courts.

GERMAN-SWISS ALL STARS COSMO LEAGUE Tue 7pm – 9pm (Sports Field)

APERO TENNIS MIXED SOCIAL Thu 7pm – 8.30pm

CASUAL KICK Tue 9pm – 10.30pm (Sports Field)

MIXED CARDIO TRAINING Tue & Thu 10am – 11.30am

Please contact Urs Brutsch at E Urs.Brutsch@hpwm.sg (German All Stars) SWIMMING ADULTS’ TRAINING Tue 7.15pm Wed 2pm

Please contact Juan Ortiz at E ​swissclub@forty-fifteen.com or T ​ 6591 9438 MAHJONG Wed 7.30pm – 10.30pm (Board Room One) Please contact Jill Boschung at E jillbos@yahoo.com or T 9022 4605 48 SWISS CLUB JUL - DEC 2022

A D U L T S SOCIAL TREKKING Time and dates to be advised. Please contact Samir or Sven at T 8189 1234 (Samir) 9806 8513 (Sven) YOGA HATHA FLOW YOGA Fri 8.30am – 9.30am (Aerobics Studio) HATHA YOGA Sat 9am – 10am (Aerobics Studio) Please contact Ruchica (Yoga Library Pte Ltd) at E rp@yogalibrary.com.sg or T 9711 5599 for more details GOLF GERMAN-SWISS GOLF CLUB Please contact Adrian Luedi at E germanswissgolfclub@gmail.com or T 9081 8506

Please contact aquaDucks at E swiss@aquaducks.com.sg or ​David at david@aquaducks.com.sg T 8260 9032 (weather update only)

All classes are subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures set out by the Government. Please refer to the weekly newsletter or contact the relevant vendors for more information.


(Note: Pre-register to secure a bike for class) INDOOR CYCLING Sat 11am – 11.45am (Aerobics Studio) (Note: Pre-register to secure a bike for class) BOOT CAMP Mon 6pm – 6.45pm Thu 8.30am – 9.15am (Sports Field/Outdoor Multi-Court) PILATES Wed 8am – 9am (Outdoor area near Sports Hall) Sat 10am – 11am (Edelweiss Room) VINYASA YOGA Tue 8.30am – 9.30am (Aerobics Studio) STRONG BY ZUMBA Mon 8.30am – 9.30am (Aerobics Studio) SPINNING Thu 7pm – 8pm (Aerobics Studio) Sat 11am – 12pm (Aerobics Studio) TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING Fri 8.30am – 9.30am (Outdoor Fitness Corner) Please contact Jason Stanley 24 hours before class at E getactive@activefitness.com.sg or T 9026 3452

FOOTBALL TRAINING FOR KIDS COSMO UNITED FOOTBALL ACADEMY Training on Saturday 10.30am – 12pm (Indoor Sports Hall)

SWIMMING BABIES' AND TODDLERS' LESSONS (6-36 MONTHS) Tue – Fri 3pm – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm

Open to all players born between 1 Jan 2012 and 31 Dec 2015

PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LESSONS (3-4 YEARS OLD) Tue – Fri 3pm – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm

Open to Swiss Club Members and Non-Members. Please contact Olliver Marx at E ​info@cufa.com.sg W ​w ww.cufa.com.sg T ​ 9821 3869 JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMME Mon – Fri 4pm – 7.30pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm • Parent/child and tiny tots programme •​ Junior introductory/ ​ development programme •​ Junior intermediate/advanced programme For times and dates, please see the 40XV display at the tennis courts. Please contact Juan Ortiz at E ​swissclub@forty-fifteen.com or T ​ 6591 9438 BASKETBALL SOMA SPORTS SINGAPORE Age Groups: 3-5, 6-12, 13-18 years old Fri 4.45pm – 5.45pm

LEARN TO SWIM (5-8 YEARS OLD) Tue – Fri 3pm – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm STROKE AND DEVELOPMENT (CD 1-4) Tue – Fri 5pm, 6pm Sat 8.30am, 9.40am, 2pm, 4.45pm Please contact aquaDucks at E swiss@aquaducks.com.sg or ​ David at david@aquaducks.com.sg T 8260 9032 (weather update only) KARATE KYOKUSHIN Thu 5pm – 6pm 4 years and above Parents are welcome to join class (Aerobics Studio) Please contact the instructor, Sensei Lai at E ekl@caa.columbia.edu or T 9185 0900 PERSONAL TRAINING Please contact Timothy Felix at E getactive@activefitness.com.sg or T 9191 7475 TAEKWONDO LESSONS Sat 9.50am – 11.00am Please contact Master Richard at E coach.tkd.richard@gmail.com

PERSONAL TRAINING Please contact Timothy Felix at E getactive@activefitness.com.sg or T 9191 7475 GOT A SUGGESTION?

If you would like to suggest a new activity, please contact Elvis Tan, Sports & Recreation Manager, at: E

elvis.tan@swissclub.org.sg

T 6591 9438

All classes are subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures set out by the Government. Please refer to the weekly newsletter or contact the relevant vendors for more information.

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PROFESSIONAL FITNESS SERVICES AQUA BIKING Sat 9am – 9.50am

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TRY REPEATING THE FOLLOWING FIVE TIMES FAST:

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches? It’s harder than you think. Challenge your mates to a friendly competition!


We’re Back! 14 - 18 September 2022 Swiss Club, Tent @ Bukit Tinggi After two long, dry years, the annual Swiss Club Oktoberfest is back. A mind-blowing blend of beery Bavarian tradition and legendary Swiss hospitality, this epic event is famous throughout Singapore.

The excitement is brewing and the tickets are selling fast. Scan to view prices and book tables.