Swiss Club Magazine - January 2023

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HERE COMES THE SUMMERFEST... THE NIGHT IT SNOWED IN SINGAPORE… SWISS CLUB – HOME FOR ALL NATIONALITIES JANUARY - JUNE 2023

A Feast of Abundance

Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner

Saturday, 21 January 2023, 6.30pm – 9pm, Pavilion

Gather with friends and family to ring in the Lunar New Year with a traditional steamboat buffet featuring premium meats and sumptuous seafood. An auspicious Yusheng (raw fish salad, tossed high for prosperity), fresh fruit platters and seasonal desserts complete the feast.

$88 per Adult | $30 per Child

For reservations and enquiries, call 6591 9420 or email recept@swissclub.org.sg by 14 Jan 2023. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 7pm – 10pm

Romance your partner in the cool of the evening with an exquisite 4-course set dinner.

$199 per Couple

For reservations, scan the QR code by 14 Jan 2023. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Nett prices indicated are valid for payment via Swiss Club membership card only. A 20% surcharge will be levied for payment via credit cards.

One Enchanted Evening
Valentine
’s Day Dinner by the Pool
COMPLIMENTARY Bottle of Prosecco or House Pour Wine

the Editor

Dear Members and readers,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first issue of Swiss Club, the magazine, for 2023. As the biannual publication of a very active Club, it’s always a challenge choosing what to include and what to leave out. The hardest task of all goes to my art director colleagues, who are responsible for selecting the photos from your events. This issue, the standouts were from the Retro Party and the Christmas Light-Up. Suffice to say – wow!

I am fortunate to have been associated with the Club, directly and indirectly, for several years now. Before joining the editorial team over six years ago, I’d visited many times before then as the guest of past Members – wonderful friends hailing from France, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand and England, who have long since moved to new postings. Based on my recollections of times past, I can honestly say that the community has never been tighter, and the events have never been more entertaining.

Please flip through these pages and enjoy your own recollections of times past, and look forward to many more great times ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Inside this Issue

General 3 A Note from the Editor 4 Club Management, Staff and Reservations 4 Club Directory & Committee Directory 5 Welcome 6 New Year Message from the Ambassador of Switzerland 8 A Message from the President 10 A Message from the General Manager 12 All Caught Up

Dining

14 On the Menu 16 On the Wine List

Events

18 Celebrating Swiss National Day Together, At Last! 22 The Glorious Comeback of Oktoberfest 26 A Hellishly Good Time 28 Good Vibes, Great Times! 32 Calendar of Events Jan – Jun 2023 34 A Winter Wonderland in Singapore

Sports

38 Ready, Set, Go – Game, Set, Match! 40 Get Ready, Get Wet, Go! 42 Never Skip Leg Day! 44 Sleepless in Singapore? Yoga can Help! 46 We Were Once Beginners 47 Vivo Kids Are World-Ready Kids 48 Dance Into the New Year!

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50 News from the Swiss Embassy • New Swiss Passport Celebrates Switzerland’s Natural Beauty and Embraces the Swiss Living Abroad 52 News from the Swiss School • Registration Is Open for the School Year 2023/2024 • SSiS Wins Silver at Singapore Education Awards 2022 • Grow, Learn, Change – Let’s Do It Together! 54 10 Questions with Andre Misso 56 Meet a Staffer: Ida and Her Dream Team 57 Programme of Sports Activities from January to June 2023

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A Note from

Club Management, Staff and Reservations

CLUB

Aaron Lim, General Manager

E aaron.lim@swissclub.org.sg

DID 6591 9457

Adrian Vogt, Deputy General Manager & F&B Manager

E adrian.vogt@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9428

FINANCE

Ng Wei Long, Finance Manager

E weilong.ng@swissclub.org.sg

DID 6591 9450

MEMBERSHIP

Serene Yee, Member Relations Manager

E serene.yee@swissclub.org.sg

DID 6591 9426

MARKETING, BANQUET & EVENTS

Riza Mazlan, Marketing & Events Manager

E riza.mazlan@swissclub.org.sg

DID 6591 9436

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

SPORTS & RECREATION

Elvis Tan, Sports & Recreation Manager

E elvis.tan@swissclub.org.sg DID 6591 9438

FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

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

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

William Forwood Property Subcommittee E William.forwood@swissclub.org.sg

Valerie Conxicoeur F&B Subcommittee E Valerie.conxicoeur@swissclub.org.sg

GENERAL 4 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023

Welcome

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

Name Type of Membership

Frank & Krisztina Gruetter Diplomatic

Daniel Caderas & Sabrina Mariani-Caderas Ordinary Alexandre & Alexandra Geiger Ordinary Christian & Jasmin Weissmann Ordinary Marlies & Bryce Boland Ordinary / Associate Norman & Catherine Joy Buerzle Ordinary / Associate Yolande Monika Escher-Dwivedi & Prashant Dwivedi

Name

Type of Membership

Carlo Passino & Passino-Heng Ling Yu Associate

Matthew Richard Thomas Penn & Kay Chester-Penn Associate

Steve Phan & Melissa Bacani-Phan Associate

Nicole Plumez & Bryce Kelly Associate

Georgiann & Jamie Reigle Associate

Carolin & Philipp Reiss Associate

Hugo Ridder Huyssen Van Kattendijke & Lucinda Claire Turnbull Associate

Caspar Schlickum & Tamara Holland-Martin Schlickum Associate

Ordinary / Associate

Ordinary / Associate Alycia Graemer & David Brady Ordinary / Associate Basil Kroepfli & Sarah Grimmer-Kroepfli

Alexander & Petra Lauren Lerch Ordinary / Associate Andreas Nessi & Nessi-Chow Yingjie Ordinary / Associate

Petra Paavilainen & Robert Habib Ordinary / Associate

Patricia & Jean Carlos Rojas Herrera Ordinary / Associate Michele & Kieth Sandilands Ordinary / Associate Robin & Julia Singer Ordinary / Associate

Benjamin Samuel Treves & Treves-Kim Joo Yeon Ordinary / Associate Alexandra & Robin Von Stauffenberg Ordinary / Associate Martje & Monica Abeldt Associate

Paul & Judy Aherne Associate

Bruno Aissaoui & Celine Leroyer-Aissaoui Associate

Andrew John & Jodie Marie Bishop Associate

Peter Macrae & Belinda Mary Boa Associate Servan Boutry & Amelie Francoise Catherine Douay-Boutry Associate Samuel & Miranda Boyling Associate Reinhard Brunmeir & Joanna Rajeswary Sinnakannu Associate

Kevin & Carrie Xiao Wan Burke Associate

Yeshan David Chen & Chi Ning Emma Loh-Chen Associate Chow Ho Tak & Chow-Saris Stella Associate Tama-Richard & Nicola Churchouse Associate Anne Lepissier-Coldeboeuf & Gildas Coldeboeuf Associate

Nicholas Liewellyn & Maria Davies Associate Olivier & Anne-Sophie De Saignes Associate Brian & Erin Dillard Associate

Robert David Drake-Brockman & Rachel Charlotte Jones Associate

Sean & Mihaela Donovan Associate Rodolphe Fournier & Marianne Athouel-Fournier Associate

Fabienne Hankard & Marc Van De Walle Associate Hee Leo Keen Loong & Watavat Sukhyanga-Hee Associate

Matthew Henderson & Henderson-Chow Pei San Associate Elliot Alexander & Aimee Victoria Hillman Associate

Ho Yau Chung Robert & Raquel Maria Emo Rojo Associate

Lincoln Hsu & Nina Zhou-Hsu Associate

Isabelle Ireland & Jean Louis Neves Mandelli Associate Alun & Sarah James Associate

Kang Dae Hyuk Jason & Oh Ji Sun Associate

Christian Keiber & Keiber-Chittanuntana Bussarakhum Associate Jessica & Justin Matthew Knight Associate

Law Elesse Sook Ying & Jasper Neuteboom Associate

Benjamin James & Amalia Lazarus Associate

Ciaran & Davina Londra Associate

Hannah & Christopher Madsen Associate

Rafael Manalac & Erica Swan-Manalac Associate

Penelope Brooke Martin & William George Boyd Associate

Pierre Millereau & Iva Bravic-Millereau Associate

Terence & Annabel Montgomery Associate

Andrea & Lisa Nassi Associate

Andrew Charles & Victoria Nicholson Associate

Juan Diego Charles Hubert Olaechea & Arena Patricia De Osma Associate

Jean Francois Olmer & Ombeline De Besombes-Olmer Associate

Daljeet Singh Sidhu & Hardip Kaur Gill-Sidhu Associate

Lee Smith & Smith-Goh Hui Shyan Associate

Nick Smith & Nina Harvey-Smith Associate

Ying Staton & Mok Chee Liang Associate

Lioenl Steinitz & Clarisse Hamel-Steinitz Associate Tan Wee Bin Vivian Associate

Ben & Kirsty Taylor-Robinson Associate

Riccardo Triani & Petria Brits-Triani Associate

Paul Valentin & Mara Vavassori-Valentin Associate

Jacco Van Der Linden & Eline Zeggelink-Van Der Linden Associate

Erwan Claude Daniel Vilfeu & Patricia Martine Marie Barade-Vilfeu Associate

Alexander Antonius Wachtmeister & Sylvia Lipp-Wachtmeister Associate

Wang Guannan & Moshe Shen Associate

Simon Weller & Amy Beckingham-Weller Associate

Nicholas & Laura Williams Associate Alexander & Jacqueline Wolf Associate

Yeo Zong Xing Philip & Yeo-Lim Boon Lan Betty Associate

David Bachelier & Geraldine Gauthier-Bachelier Associate Transferable Sheinal Bhuralal & Bhuralal-Cheng Jacqueline Associate Transferable Maximilian Englisch & Lisa Rauterberg Associate Transferable

Melissa Lim-Hardoon & David Hardoon Associate Transferable Lassalvy-Chua Cher Mei & Laurent Lassalvy Associate Transferable Dharshika Solomons & Alexander Staab Associate Transferable Marc & Lynsey Briek Non-Swiss Nominee Choy Cheng Teng Non-Swiss Nominee Varun & Anu Sethi Non-Swiss Nominee

Sharon & Michael Agam Term

Greg Blackwood Term

Yves Briantais & Anne Elise Lanskin-Briantais Term

Andrea Buetler Term

Cinzia Cannuli-Dierks & Mirko Dierks Term

Christophe Pierre Cretot & Heloise Di-Menza-Cretot Term

Martijn & Sophie De Blauwe Term Marco De Martin & Eugenia Del Favero-De Martin Term Federico Di Credico & Manuela Sculli-Di Credico Term Bertrand & Cecile Garnier Term

Galvin Brett Graham & Stuart Ian Baillie Term Andrea & Frederik Groth Term Puneet & Ishita Gupta Term

Tim Jones & Eva Papadakis-Jones Term Bernhard & Cordula Kotanto Term

Adyl Laraki & Maryam Belqadi Term

Paul Lees Term

Noel Magnay & Ines Loechner-Magnay Term Andre Karl & Veronica Philomena Misso Term Matt & Amy Morin Term

Barbara Nano & Luca Serafino Tonello Term

Henrik Naujoks & Mirjam Schoening-Naujoks Term

Greig Newby & Brooke Davies-Newby Term Christine & Marc Niebuhr Term

Maxine & Jonathan Palmer Term

Paul & Vanessa Robine Term

Jean-Pierre Saf & Claire Langree-Saf Term

Wolfgang Schoch Term

Axel Schweitzer & Nina Tam Schweitzer Term

Michael & Caroline Shleifer Term

Stanislav & Marina Sologubov Term

Guilhem Julien Souche & Sandrine Muscat-Souche Term

Victor & Sandrine Tesniere Term

Claudia Helena Villasis-Wallraff & Martin Wallraff Term

GENERAL 5 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023
*Joined between 1 July 2022 to 30 November 2022

New Year Message from the Ambassador of Switzerland

Dear Readers of the Swiss Club Magazine,

I hope you had a wonderful festive season and were able to enjoy peaceful days with your families and friends. It is a great pleasure for me to address you for the first time in the Swiss Club Magazine as the Swiss Ambassador in Singapore.

The past year has been an eventful one. On the one hand, we saw a very positive development with the lifting of COVID-19 measures. It is wonderful to finally enjoy all the good sides of life again – such as dinners and luncheons with business partners and friends, cultural and sporting events, and the resumption of social activities at the Swiss Club and much more. On the other hand, we had to witness the outbreak of a devastating war in Europe that has cost tens of thousands of lives. The ripple effects of the war in Ukraine are severe and felt around the world in the forms of food and energy crises, mass migration, military armaments and political polarisation. We can only hope that this war as the many other armed conflicts around the globe will soon come to an end.

medical technology, aircraft maintenance and cosmetics. A special highlight was the Fintech Festival in November where the Swiss pavilion presented 20 cutting-edge Swiss enterprises. Together with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), we also organised the ‘Point Zero Forum Night’ to discuss how digitalisation can advance sustainability in the financial sector. The event took place in the beautiful setting of the newly renovated Pavilion of the Swiss Club, which undoubtedly added to its success.

Frank Grütter has been Switzerland’s Ambassador to Singapore since August 2022. He has over 24 years of experience in the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), having worked at the Swiss embassies in London and Madrid, and at the Swiss Mission to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Prior to Singapore, he was responsible for Switzerland’s policy in international security matters and cybersecurity. He then became UN and international organisations director, leading Switzerland’s successful campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Ambassador Grütter holds degrees in economics and law from the University of St. Gallen and studied international relations at the Spanish School of Diplomacy in Madrid.

and photos courtesy of Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore

On a personal level, I am pleased to share that I have adjusted well to my posting in Singapore, not least thanks to the Swiss Club and its community. Since our arrival in August 2022, my family and I have settled in with ease, quickly familiarising ourselves with the Lion City. From day one we felt very welcome and supported. We have made new friends and feel at home. I wish to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us in our transition to a new country, a new school, and a new job.

The embassy has also been busy throughout the year. Some of the highlights were our participation in the Francophonie Festival in March as well as the Swiss Weeks from March to April 2022. In summer, we unveiled the +Pavilion, a temporary design installation at Marina Barrage, showcasing sustainability in design and construction. In the autumn, we organised several Swiss pavilions at international trade fairs in areas such as

The upcoming year promises to be as exciting as the last, as we are expecting several high-level visitors in Singapore. In cooperation with the MAS, we will again assist in the organisation of the ‘Point Zero Forum’, a new international fintech festival in Zurich taking place for the second time next June. Here in Singapore, we will continue with our campaign to promote Switzerland as a tourist destination. Have you seen any of the four public buses that showcase the beauty of Switzerland with its four seasons? You can still catch them until the end of February. For more ‘Swissness’, don’t miss out on watching the Swiss Team racing at the Sail GP from 14 to 15 January, and do join us for the Francophonie Festival in March! In April, we will be screening a Swiss film as part of the European Union Film Festival. If you wish to stay updated on our events and activities, please follow us on our Facebook page (@SwissEmbassySingapore) or on my twitter account (@SwissAmbSGP).

On behalf of my team, I wish you a Happy New Year filled with peace, harmony and prosperity.

With warm greetings,

F. Grütter

Frank

of Switzerland

6 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023
I AM PLEASED TO SHARE THAT I HAVE ADJUSTED WELL TO MY POSTING IN SINGAPORE, NOT LEAST THANKS TO THE SWISS CLUB AND ITS COMMUNITY.
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I WANT TO THANK YOU, OUR MEMBERS, FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT DURING THE YEAR. WE ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK, WHETHER VIA YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE MEMBER SURVEY OR DIRECT FEEDBACK TO THE TEAM.

A Message from the President

Dear Swiss Club Members,

I am sure many of you took the opportunity to travel during the festive season, enjoying time with friends and family – something that had been challenging or even impossible for the last two years. For those who remained in Singapore, I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy some time at the Club.

As we bid farewell to 2022 – another year to remember – it is, as always, an excellent time to reflect on the past year and, even more importantly, look forward to a new year full of opportunities and, no doubt, some challenges.

In 2022, we finalised our major Club upgrading project. It started with the pool area, followed by the main Clubhouse, and concluded with our Pavilion receiving a well-deserved upgrade. I feel sure you’ll agree that it was worth the effort, and makes our Club an even better place in which to spend quality time in Singapore. For those Members who didn’t visit the Club often in 2022, perhaps spending more time at the Club can be part of your New Year’s resolution!

I am confident that you’ll also agree with me when I say that the Management team of the Swiss Club has done a tremendous job in 2022. Events have been successfully relaunched, with the Swiss National Day and the Oktoberfest as the clear highlights. We’ve also enjoyed many other smaller, well-executed events, from quiz nights to the glamorous 80s party. A massive thank you goes to the Management and

the entire team for going the extra mile to deal with all the uncertainties and making the impossible happen.

I want to thank you, our Members, for your tremendous support during the year. We also thank you for your feedback, whether via your participation in the Member Survey or direct feedback to the team.

You can look forward to an action-packed 2023. The team has planned a lot of exciting sports and social activities as well as culinary promotions, dozens of smallerscale events and, of course, our key events from the Summerfest to the Swiss National Day celebrations and the Oktoberfest. We hope to see you participate in many of these wonderful gatherings. Your first opportunity will be the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities!

On behalf of the Management team, all our employees and my fellow Committee Members, I wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and a prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year in 2023.

T. von Rueti

Thomas von Rueti (on behalf of the Swiss Club Committee) President, Swiss Club

Swiss Club – Home for all Nationalities

GENERAL 8 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023

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A Message from the General Manager

Dear Members,

First things first – Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Of course, a new year is always a fitting time to look back on the one we just left behind, and what an eventful year it was. I mean that quite literally, as it was in 2022 that the Swiss Club welcomed back its signature events of Swiss National Day, Oktoberfest, and our spectacular Christmas Light-Up. We also debuted a new event that will no doubt enjoy a comeback this year. That event was our Retro Party. To say it was fun would be an understatement. Take a look at the photos on Page 28 – 30 of this issue, and I’m sure you’ll get the picture.

All our major events were resounding successes, as well as our minor ones. From Social Quiz Nights to Apero Tennis Socials to children’s weekend workshops, every single one was well attended and, thanks to my hardworking colleagues, well organised. However, in the course of the year, it became apparent that there was one very important group of Members who had been relatively neglected. That group was youth – specifically, young Members aged between 13 and 18. Too old to attend children’s events, yet not old enough to attend adults’ ones, they had been largely left to amuse themselves at the Club.

Thanks to our excellent sports facilities and great Wi-Fi, that wasn’t too great a problem. And yet it didn’t seem fair. And so we hatched a plan – to form a Youth Committee for the ideation of youth-focused events.

Our inaugural Youth Committee comprises 10 amazing young people, who have generously stepped up to assume the responsibility of conceptualising and organising events for this ‘in-between’ age group. Our inaugural Youth Committee comprises 10 amazing young people, who have generously stepped up to assume

the responsibility of conceptualising and organising events for this ‘in-between’ age group. For each event, they will be given a budget to spend under the supervision of Club management and staff. (Great real-life lessons in financial literacy!) We had our first Youth Committee meeting on 2 December, and it was a most productive think tank.

Not only the success of our events, but also the popularity of our restaurants is ample evidence of just how much we were all craving a return to ‘normal’ after the long ordeal of the coronavirus pandemic. On that topic, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your compliance with COVID-19 safe management measures. Though we are not quite out of the woods yet, the peaks in new cases are getting shorter and the troughs are getting longer. Hopefully by the time I write my message for the next issue of this magazine, we’ll be living in a virtually COVID-free world.

In the weeks and months to come, I hope to see you all enjoying the wonderful facilities of your beautiful Club, and in attendance at the exciting events we have on our calendar. They include a Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner and traditional lion dance, a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, delicious Easter and Mother’s Day brunches, and more.

Here’s to good health and good times in 2023!

Yours sincerely, Aaron Lim General Manager, Swiss Club

A. Lim

Swiss Club – Home for all Nationalities

GENERAL 10 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023
IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME, I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ENJOYING THE WONDERFUL FACILITIES OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL CLUB, AND IN ATTENDANCE AT THE EXCITING EVENTS WE HAVE ON OUR CALENDAR.
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. 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. Ordinary Membership (Swiss citizens) $6,500 nett per Member $9,700 nett per Family Associate Membership (other nationalities) $8,800 nett per Member $13,800 nett per Family Join the Swiss Club Lifetime Membership

All Caught UP

PLEASE PARK SAFELY

For the safety of everyone, especially young children, Members and their guests are strongly encouraged to reverse-park. Please always park within marked parking lots.

GO SLOWER DURING SCHOOL DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP TIMES

For the safety of our neighbouring schools’ students, please reduce your vehicles’ speed during drop-off and pick-up times, in the early morning and mid-afternoon on school days.

KEEP UP WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT YOUR CLUB!

POOL RULES

Please remember to always return your used pool towels, or risk incurring a charge of $16.05 (including GST) per unreturned towel. Please also note that deck chairs cannot be reserved.

RESTRICTED ACCESS FOR GUESTS ON WEEKENDS

Out of fairness to all Members, please note that non-F&B Club facilities are not open to your guests (non-Members) on weekends. However, you are welcome to host your guests at our restaurants on both weekdays and weekends.

CHANGE OF CAR DECALS

To facilitate Club security and avoid delays on entry, please remember to change your car decal to a 2023 decal by the end of March 2023.

BIRTHDAY eVOUCHERS

A gentle reminder that Members’ Birthday Vouchers are now eVouchers, valid for 3 months from the birthday month of issue.

MAINTAIN THE EXCLUSIVITY OF YOUR CLUB

Please comply with the following rules when you visit the Swiss Club.

1. Bring your membership card every time you visit the Club.

2. Present your membership card when dining at our F&B outlets and upon the request of Club staff.

Dining Outlets

JUNGLE COVE

(Last food order 9.30pm)

Mon – Thu: 11.30am – 10pm (Last order of food & beverage 9.45pm)

Fri: 11.30am – 11pm (Last order of food 9.45pm)

Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 11pm (Last order of food 9.45pm)

Dinner reservations only Dress code: Casual

PERGOLA

(Last food order 9.30pm)

Mon – Thu:

8am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.30pm)

Fri, Sat & Eve of PH:

8am – 11pm (Last beverage order 10.30pm)

Sun: 8am – 10.30pm (Last beverage order 10pm)

Breakfast daily: 8am – 11am

Dinner reservations only

Dress code: Casual (no bath towels)

DINING RESERVATIONS

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

3. Membership cards are strictly non-transferable.

4. Display your Swiss Club car decal on your car windscreen at all times when entering Club premises.

Opening Hours

ARBENZ RESTAURANT

Mon & Tue: Closed

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

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

ARBENZ LOUNGE TERRACE (Drinks only, no dining)

Mon & Tue: Closed

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)

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

Club Premises

Daily: 7am – 12mn

The Guesthouse/Reception

Daily: 9am – 8pm

Room Reservations: E recept@swissclub.org.sg T 6591 9420

Sports Facilities

Daily Tennis/Padel Court 7am-11pm

Football Field 7am-11pm*

Gym 7am-11pm

Multicourt 7am-11pm*

Leisure Pool 7am-10pm

Mon – Fri

Lap Pool 6pm – 10pm

Sports Hall** Only available for exclusive bookings.

Please approach Reception for more information.

Weekends, Public and Chatsworth School Holidays

Lap Pool 7am – 10pm

Sports Hall** Only available for exclusive bookings.

Please approach Reception for more information.

Outlet opening hours are subject to changes. *Can be booked for exclusive usage. **Fees apply for usage of Sports Hall.

GENERAL 12 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 S W ISS C L U B Vehicle No 2 0 2 3
BIRTHDAY
eVOUCHERS
Sunday, 9 April 2023, 11am – 2.30pm, Pavilion Celebrate Easter with your loved ones at our legendary Easter Sunday buffet brunch. Parents – kick back and relax while your little ones are entertained with egg painting and an exciting Easter Egg Hunt! Hop-Hop-Hooray! It’s Easter Sunday Brunch… Nett prices indicated are valid for payment via Swiss Club membership card only. A 20% surcharge will be levied for payment via credit cards. $75 per Adult $30 per Child Look out for the registration link in the Club's e-Newsletter! Father's Day Father's Day Mother's Day Mother's Day BRUNCH WITH LIVE STATION 14 MAY 2023 11 AM - 2:30 PM ARBENZ | RIFLE LOUNGE I T ' S A S P E C I A L D A Y BBQ LIVE STATION 18 JUNE 2023 12 PM - 3 PM TURF SQUARE L O O K O U T F O R M O R E I N F O I N O U R E - N E W S L E T T E R . L O O O U T F O R O R E I N F O N O U R E - N E W S L E T T E R 1
DINING 14 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 On the Menu January to June 2023 FEBRUARY PROMOTION 5 February Oyster & Cocktail Brunch A RL 6 − 12 February Brazilian Fiesta P JC 8 − 19 February Sensational Seafood A 16 February Uncorked: The Wine Dinner RL 18 & 19 February Lamb Spit Live Station P JC 22 February − 5 March Pasta Extravaganza A 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 unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates. JANUARY PROMOTION 4 − 15 January Rave-Worthy Risotto A 9 − 15 January Everybody Loves Pizza P JC 13 − 15 January Dining Under the Stars 18 − 29 January Viva La Vegan A 20 − 25 January Chinese New Year P JC Festive Delights
DINING 15 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 APRIL PROMOTION 5 − 16 April Amazing Grazing A (Sharing Platters) 8 & 9 April Tandoori BBQ Live Station P JC 9 April Happy Easter Brunch TBC 14 − 16 April Dining Under the Stars 17 − 23 April Shiok Malay Makan! P JC 19 − 30 April Best of Middle Eastern A Cuisine 29 & 30 April Suckling Pig Pit Live Station P JC 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 unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates. MARCH PROMOTION 6 − 12 March Falafel Bazaar P JC 8 − 19 March Best of Mediterranean Cuisine A 10 March Special Guest Chef A 18 & 19 March Rotisserie Live Station P JC 17 March − 2 April Wonderful Waffles! P JC 22 March − 2 April Hola, Tapas! A
DINING 16 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 JUNE PROMOTION 1 − 11 June Shuckingly Good Oysters A 3 & 4 June Crepes Live Station P JC 9 June Special Guest Chef A 12 − 18 June Green Cuisine P JC (Plant-Based Dishes) 14 − 25 June Tartare Delicacies A 26 June − 2 July The Joy of Rendang P JC MAY PROMOTION 1 − 31 May White Asparagus Festival P JC A 11 May Uncorked: The Wine Dinner RL 14 May Dining Under the Stars TBC All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates.

Celebrating Swiss National Day Together, At Last!

AFTER THE PANDEMIC HAD FORCED US TO SUSPEND PHYSICAL CELEBRATIONS FOR TWO YEARS, WE FINALLY RESUMED THE ANNUAL TRADITION OF OUR SWISS NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION IN 2022. HERE ARE SOME HAPPY SNAPS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WONDERFUL EVENING OF SATURDAY 6 AUGUST, WHEN WE CELEBRATED THE 731ST BIRTHDAY OF SWITZERLAND AT THE SWISS CLUB.

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A LITTLE BIT OF SWISS CLUB HISTORY…

Founded back in 1971 by a group of Swiss pioneers, the Swiss Club was initially called the Swiss Rifle Shooting Club, and yes, as the name said, there were gathered for serious shooting practice. (No worries, there is no more shooting at the Club.)

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LET'S HAVE SOME FUN IN THE TROPICAL SUN! DATE | TIME | VENUE | 30 APRIL 2023 11AM - 3PM LEISURE POOL Welcome summer in the northern hemisphere at our feel-good mid-year carnival, the Swiss Club Summerfest. Enjoy delicious eats and treats, chilled craft beer and wine, a live deejay, game booths, eclectic pop-up stores and –back by popular demand – a dunk tank! $10* per Person (12 years and above) *Redeemable for F&B coupon on entry Look out for the registration link in the Club's e-Newsletter! HERE COMES THE Saturday, 3 June 2023, 10am – 3pm, Soccer Field SUMMERFEST!

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The Glorious Comeback of Oktoberfest

AFTER A HIATUS OF TWO YEARS, OUR ANNUAL SIGNATURE EVENT FINALLY MADE A COMEBACK IN 2022. AS PER TRADITION, THE EVENT SPANNED FIVE DAYS, FROM 14 TO 18 SEPTEMBER, CULMINATING IN THE FAMILY-MINDED FRÜHSCHOPPEN SUNDAY.

THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF REVELLERS

Around 12,000 guests, comprising Swiss Club Members, our corporate sponsors and their guests, and ticket-holding members of the public, partied in an air-conditioned tent of epic proportions.

The long-awaited Oktoberfest delivered everything regulars had come to expect –live music performed by the award-winning Musikkapelle Partenkirchen brass band, direct from Munich, Germany, a mouthwatering feast of hearty German and Swiss delicacies, endless rivers of cold beer on tap, and more.

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“MADONNA” BELTS OUT HER HITS

A special guest performer, Madonna tribute artist Adriana Lee, got everyone up and dancing. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Adriana loves Asia – and loves spreading the joy of music with the world. She wowed the crowd with her authentic costumes and very convincing renditions of Madonna’s greatest hits.

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AN ALL-CONSUMING EVENT

While the Swiss Club staff were totally consumed by the massive task of pulling off such an event, the guests did a good job of quaffing beer and devouring meat. The numbers speak…

OKTOBERFEST 2022 BY NUMBERS

Beer consumed 19,080L Roast ox 900kg Sausages 1,480kg Jägermeister 8,800 bottles

TIRELESS EFFORTS

When we asked Aaron, our General Manager, how he felt at the end of Oktoberfest, he mustered up the energy to utter one word – “Surreal!”

After a brief pause, he added, “I speak for all of my amazing team here at the Swiss Club when I say, we’d do it all again in a heartbeat. This year, probably more than any other year in living memory, our guests needed to experience the joy of gathering with friends, enjoying good food, good drink and good music, and simply having an uncomplicated good time. I hope we delivered.”

Aaron, the photos speak for themselves. Once again, the Swiss Cub delivered the best party of the year – or in this case, the best party in three long, dry years.

Can’t wait for the next Oktoberfest? Hopefully nothing will get in the way of Singapore’s best party of the year in 2023.

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DOING GOOD AMID THE GOOD TIMES

As per tradition, our 2022 Oktoberfest included a charity event on 11 September, when we hosted some 230 very special guests from A Ray of Hope – a local crowdfunding charity that supports people who have fallen through the cracks of our society, and their families. The occasion was graced by the Ambassador of Switzerland, His Excellency Frank Grütter.

Our guests tucked into a yummy kid-friendly menu that included popular favourites like mini chicken schnitzel burgers, aglio olio and Blackforest cake. A magic show, balloon sculpting and free-flow popcorn and candy floss kept the kids enthralled.

Case Manager Hana, a spokesperson for A Ray of Hope, said, “Our beneficiaries certainly had fun during the event. A lot of them reached out to say that they would love to be invited again next year. To Swiss Club, thank you for inviting and hosting our beneficiaries and helping them make these lasting memories.”

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A Hellishly Good Time

WE FINALLY GOT TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE SWISS CLUB ON 29 OCTOBER 2022. THE CELEBRATION WAS A SPOOK-TACULAR AFFAIR.

118 BRAVE SOULS

A bumper turnout of 118 kids and kids-at-heart attended the event in their creepiest costumes. The Swiss Club grounds were haunted by skeletons, demonic-looking minions, witches, ghouls, pirates, blood-soaked doctors, devils, superheroes, vampires, and even a cute Pokemon ‘Eevee’ and a little pharoah!

THE FREAKY FEAST

After receiving a ‘Vampire Kiss’ (non-alcoholic welcome drink), the revellers tucked in to diabolically delish dishes including: Nacho Chips with Green Vomit, Devilled Eggs, Poison Cold Soup (aka gazpacho), Monster Eye Ball Pasta with Blood Sauce, and Vampire Steak (aka Australian grass-fed ribeye). The Eyeball Pop Cake was a head-turning crowd-pleaser!

THE HAUNTED HOUSE

A highlight of the event was the haunted house, which saw long queues forming. Little ones braved it alone or with friends, while some needed the support of a grownup chaperone. Here’s what we overhead some survivors saying.

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Not tooscary!”
“Thatwasseriouslyscary–especiallythe‘clownguy’!” - Micah “Traumatised…” - Poppy Spells “The nun was the scariest!” - Veronica “That was evil… Let’sgoagain!” - Anonymous
“Fun!
- Anouk
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“Reallygood, prettyscaryand intense… Let’s goagain!”
- Martin, Tyler and Laurent
“Scary,scary!” - Juliette, Adele and Marj
“Superand veryscary!” - Lucia
Many thanks to everyone who entered the spirit of the occasion.
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VINYL REVIVAL

The DJ came with his own impressive collection of vinyls, spinning and spanning everything from pop to disco, and everyone from Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and (early) Kylie Minogue to Boy George, Bon Jovi and WHAM.

The dance floor got a pounding all night long as the tireless revellers drew on seemingly endless reserve tanks of tequila-fuelled energy.

CELEB CENTRAL

It was a star-studded night indeed. We spotted remarkable lookalikes of Bruce Lee, Bjorn Borg, Sir Elton John, Don Johnson, Jane Fonda and Tina Turner. Several Members paid tribute to their favourite 80s movie stars and came dressed and meticulously styled in the guise of Marty McFly (Back to the Future), Daniel LaRusso (The Karate Kid), Maverick and Goose (Top Gun), and more.

Congratulations to the runners-up and winners of the Best-Dressed Male and Best-Dressed Female contests. Ultimately, ‘Prince’ and ‘Tina’ took home the trophies – or rather, the bottles of champagne.

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WE SALUTE THE PARTY PLANNERS

Thanks to all the party animals who entered into the spirit of the occasion. We partied like it’s – move over 1999, and apologies to Prince – 2022!

And lastly, kudos to the Swiss Club team who turned back time (sorry, Cher) and made the Retro Party a reality.

Oktoberfest Wednesday, 27 September – Sunday, 1 October 2023 Swiss National Day Celebrations Saturday, 5 August 2023 Look out for more information in the Swiss Club’s e-newsletters and on our social media channels.
EVENTS 32 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS JAN - JUN 2023 All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates. Welcome Back Pool Party Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Social Quiz Night 14 15 21 27 Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur Kids’ DIY Lantern Making Workshop JANUARY 29 Adults’ Cosmetic Workshop Snake Bread & Sausage Grilling Social Quiz Night Kayaking 4 10 11 31 25 Valentine’s Day Dinner by the Pool Baking with Chef –Bento Cake Social Quiz Night Amazing Race 3 11 14 12 24 FEBRUARY 25 Movie Night: The Incredibles Kids’ Candle-Making Workshop Adults’ Theme Party Kids’ DIY Resin Coaster Workshop MARCH Movie Night: The Incredibles 2 Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Tour Lion Dance 12
EVENTS 33 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 All events and promotions are subject to changes or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the Club’s e-newsletter for further details and updates. APRIL 28 30 8 9 7 15 Kids’ Paint by Numbers Workshop Movie Night: Peter Rabbit Easter Brunch Alexandra
Social Quiz Night Social Quiz Night 3 From 1 June 10 18 Summerfest 30 Movie Night: We Brought a Zoo Kids’ DIY Slime Workshop JUNE Fathers’ Day & Mini Kids Workshop Pool Party Mother’s Day & Mini Kids Workshop Baking with Chef –Mini Fruit Tarts Social Quiz Night Farm Visit 13 14 21 26 MAY Glamping Starts (till 15 July) 27 - 28 Movie Night: Brave Kids’ Clay Making Workshop
Fire Station Trip

A Winter Wonderland in Singapore

FOR MANY, THE CHRISTMAS SEASON TRULY BEGAN AT THE SWISS CLUB, ON SUNDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2022. IT HAD ALL THE MAKINGS OF A MAGICAL DAY – A CHRISTMAS MARKET,

TREES, A DAZZLING LIGHT-UP, CAROLS, AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF… SNOW!

ALTERNATIVE SHOPPING

The day kicked off at 11am, when the Christmas Market opened at the Pavilion and function rooms. Expertly curated by veteran market organiser Silk Walk, it was an ideal opportunity for early Christmas gift-buying. Among the wonderful and whimsical wares for sale were hand-poured candles, handcrafted jewellery, inlaid enamel trinkets, dried flower and resin homewares, original watercolour paintings, apparel, hats, bags, imported European toys, home-baked goods, boutique wines and small-batch Canadian gin.

We noticed a theme of sustainability connecting many of the vendors, several of whom sold apparel and accessories made from repurposed waste materials. A standout stall was manned by Swiss Club Member Arthur Zaaro, whose small business upcycles timber from Singapore’s felled trees and fashions them into cutting boards, cheese boards and other functional items.

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THE SUN WENT DOWN, THE LIGHTS CAME ON…

Our annual Christmas Light-Up commenced at around 6.45pm, at the roundabout in front of the Clubhouse. The grownups and children enjoyed age-appropriate tipples of malt wine and cranberry juice, served with delicious Christmas cookies, as talented bi-lingual children from the Swiss School in Singapore (SSiS) sang Christmas carols – in French and English!

After a short speech by our General Manager Aaron, the lights came on – to a chorus of ‘wows’ and gasps of astonishment. Then, when the snow machine cranked up and snow started falling, eyes widened and mouths hung open in disbelief. It was a heartwarming and lovely sight to behold!

CHRISTMAS TREES, OH CHRISTMAS TREES!

The Club’s premises were dressed for the occasion with seven exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, a first-time collaboration between the Swiss Club and our good neighbours at the Swiss School.

The largest tree of all was a very merry affair, fashioned from 384 repurposed champagne and wine bottles. The contents had been enjoyed on the premises throughout the year, and the bottles were thoughtfully saved and used to fashion the majestic tree planted in the middle of the roundabout. The other six trees graced Arbenz, Rifle Lounge, Pergola, the Guesthouse, the Pavilion, and the Diethelm Keller function room.

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A VERY SPECIAL VISITOR

A week after the Christmas Light-Up, on Sunday, 11 December 2022, the Swiss Club welcomed a very special visitor – none other than the jolly old man in red, Santa Claus himself.

Last year’s Meet Santa event attracted an almost-record turnout of 57 children. A little thing like rain couldn’t keep them away. After all, it’s not every day you get to meet Santa!

Santa’s cosy corner was adorned with a ‘real’ fireplace and a Christmas tree expertly decorated by Swiss School students. Clearly, all youngsters present had been distinctly more nice than naughty, as nobody left empty-handed.

As the photos show, Christmas was extra-special at the Swiss Club in 2022.

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Congratulations to all Swiss Club children on making it onto Santa’s ‘Nice’ list!

Ready, Set, Go – Game, Set, Match!

WITH A NEW YEAR COMES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO GET OUT ON THE TENNIS COURT AND PLAY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY WAYS YOU CAN GET YOUR HITS AT THE SWISS CLUB.

CALLING ALL JUNIOR PLAYERS

We encourage all junior players to participate in one of our 37 weekly classes, holiday camps, or JTTL teams.

Tennis equips you with lifelong skills that are transferable to almost any situation – commitment, confidence, teamwork, good sportsmanship and strategic thinking among them.

ATTENTION ADULTS

Adult players can enjoy one of our new cardio tennis and beginners’ classes, or join in our WITS team training with a view to competing in local tournaments.

Our popular Apero Tennis Socials on Wednesday nights are a great light workout and fun night out in one. Do come!

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration for all classes, private lessons and events is now available online at fortyfifteen.net. All the information you need is now at your fingertips.

RECENT EVENTS

Fulfilling our promise to multiply opportunities to play, we recently organised our first quarterly tournament of the season. In addition, our U10, U14 and U16 teams participated in the SG Junior Team Tennis League. It was a great performance from the Warriors, finishing in third place!

Our adult mixed doubles tournament was a great success. Congratulations to the winners of the open category, Hiroko and Bill, and to the winners of the intermediate category, Emma and Charlie.

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Congratulations are also in order for our WITS Tennis Teams, who all enjoyed a wonderful season of tennis. The A Team put in a fantastic performance to finish in third place!

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS SUCCESS

Young Swiss Club Member, Phay Kai Chuen, had his first international tournament win by taking out the Under 14 Boys’ Singles Title in the Sarawak ATF (Asian Tennis Federation) Tournament in Malaysia. Kai played his way through the qualifying rounds to enter the tournament, and then proceeded to win all his main draw matches, taking out the final 0-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 in a very tight match, after saving two match points. In addition, Kai finished runner-up in the doubles. Well done to Kai on a great week in Malaysia. We look forward to seeing him go from strength to strength in the coming years.

FRIENDLY REMINDER

Registration for our Junior Term 2 session, from 9 January to 24 June, is now open. Visit us on fortyfifteen.net to register today.

Happy holidays to all Members. We look forward to seeing you back on the court soon!

INTERESTED IN PLAYING TENNIS AT THE SWISS CLUB? E swissclub@forty-fifteen.com W fortyfifteen.net

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Article and photos courtesy of Juan Ortiz, Tennis Director,
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THE PAST YEAR

The year 2022 was an unforgettable one for aquaDucks. After a break of a few years, the Neptune League was finally back in the swim. The Swiss Club Championship was a great source of recognition and a well-deserved celebration for our children.

Our coaches worked very hard all year long to provide Members with word-class lessons and training at the beautiful Swiss

Club. And the results were fantastic. The Swiss Sharks represented the Club in all the Interclub championships, and some even broke some long-standing records. Well done, Swiss Sharks!

THE YEAR AHEAD

We are looking forward to continuing to our swimming lessons and swim training throughout 2023. During school holidays, we will be holding swim camps in the

mornings for children from the ages of 5 years old. Every quarter, we will also be hosting swimming competitions for both junior swimmers (5 to 8 years old) and senior swimmers (9 to 16 years old).

Swimming lessons and training are available at the Swiss Club for all ages – and for the entire family. Our lessons are available six days a week, Mondays to Saturdays. Join us!

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AS WE LOOK BACK WITH PRIDE ON THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF 2022, WE’D LIKE TO WISH ALL SWISS CLUB MEMBERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR. NOW, LET’S DIVE INTO 2023!
STUDENT TO COACH RATIO MONTHLY FEE 2023 (INCLUDING GST) Programme Age Duration Leisure Pool Lap Pool Weekday Weekend 2x per week Weekdays 2x per week Weekday/ Weekend Babies and Toddlers 4 − 35 months old 30 min 1 − 5 1 − 5 $138 $158 $168 $188 Pre-school 3 − 4 years old 30 min 1 − 5 1 − 5 $138 $158 $158 $188 Learn to Swim 5 − 8 years old 45 min 1 − 6 1 − 8 $138 $158 $158 $188 SWISS SHARKS Competition & Development Level 1 − 2 6 − 10 years old 50 min x 1 − 10 Training 3x per week $155 Competition & Development Level 3 − 4 9 − 16 years old 60 min x 1 − 12 Training up to 6x per week $155

ADULTS’ STROKE CORRECTION/TRAINING

When: Every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm (1 hour)

Fee per Person : $130.00 per month

Fee per Couple : $175.00 per month

FREE TRIAL LESSONS

To enjoy a free trial lesson, please email Swiss@aquaducks.com.sg with the age and current swimming level/skills of the swimmer and their preferred timing (day/time). We will provide you with a range of available options.

MAKE-UP LESSONS

If you miss your lesson due to bad weather/ sickness/travel, please email us to schedule a make-up lesson. We sincerely strive to ensure that Members receive all the lessons they pay for.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A gentle reminder to fill up the Cancellation Form 5 days before the start of the month if you are travelling for work or leisure, or would like to stop your lessons.

Please note that only cancellations received via the Cancellation Form on the Swiss Club website are accepted (verbal notice will not suffice).

To ensure space for other Members and to avoid your account being charged when you are not active in the swimming programme, please cancel on time to avoid incurring the full month’s (non-refundable) fee. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.

INTERESTED IN SWIMMING LESSONS OR TRAINING AT THE SWISS CLUB?

Please contact aquaDucks at: E swiss@aquaducks.com.sg

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

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Never Skip Leg Day!

FREQUENT GYM-GOERS WILL BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SAYING, “NEVER SKIP LEG DAY!”. AND THERE ARE GOOD REASONS FOR IT. FOR STARTERS, YOUR LEGS MAKE UP THE BIGGEST MUSCLE GROUP IN YOUR BODY.

REASONS TO BUILD LEG STRENGTH

Whether you are looking to increase muscle mass, lose body fat, or improve sports performance, building leg strength is an essential building block of any fitness programme and goals. The new gym at the Swiss Club is well equipped for an effective leg workout. Let Jeriel Yeo, Personal Trainer at Active Fitness, show you how.

BACK SQUAT

The Back Squat is one of the most effective exercises for building leg strength. It is best performed on the half rack with safety bars for safe mounting and dismounting. Individuals with spinal pain/injuries should perform this exercise with caution.

Set the barbell on the rack at the height of your collarbone. Set the safety bars just below the barbell at the lowest point of your squat. Place your hands wider than shoulder width and go under the bar. Position the bar above your shoulder blades.

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Dismount the barbell and take 1 to 2 small steps away from the rack. Adjust the width of your stance to shoulder width or wider. You may angle your feet not more than 30 degrees outward.

Lower your hips into a squat position. Continue to lower your hips until it is in line with your knees. Return to the standing position.

HACK SQUAT

The Hack Squat is a machine that works the legs effectively and an alternative to the Back Squat. This machine provides the benefits of the Back Squat and it is ideal for individuals with lower back injuries.

Step into the Hack Squat and position the lower back to the seat. Place your feet at a comfortable height and width. Push yourself back with your legs to unlock the safety catch.

Lower your hips into a squat position. Your back should be against the seat at all times. Continue to lower yourself until your knees are bent 90 degrees.

Push with your legs from the bottom position until your legs are fully extended. To dismount, push and hold the yellow lever and lower yourself until you hear a ‘click’ before stepping off.

NEED HELP?

If you need any help at the gym, be it regarding technique or equipment or anything at all, our friendly trainers are on hand to assist you. Meanwhile, add the back squat and hack squat to your routine today!

INTERESTED IN PERSONAL TRAINING OR GROUP FITNESS CLASSES AT THE SWISS CLUB?

M 9026 3452 E getactive@activefitness.com.sg

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Article and photos courtesy of Timothy Felix, Founder, Active Fitness

Sleepless in Singapore? Yoga Can Help!

SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL, AS IT GIVES THE MIND AND BODY A CHANCE TO REST AND RECOVER. YET MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA. INSTEAD OF SLEEPING PILLS, WHICH CAN BE ADDICTIVE, TRY YOGA. IT’S EQUALLY ADDICTIVE – ONLY IN A HEALTHY WAY.

BETTER THAN A SLEEPING PILL Insomnia is usually caused by excessive tension and anxiety, which stops the brain from switching off. When you go to bed, unfinished tasks and unexpressed tensions surface. Thoughts and emotions spin around in your mind and produce a constant internal stimulation that keeps you tense. Not surprisingly, sleep eludes you.

The good news is – yoga can help.

Incorporating yoga into your daily routine can improve your sleep quality, which in turn will improve your physical health and cognitive function. Several studies have shown that yoga is beneficial for improving quality of sleep.

TRY THIS BEDTIME RITUAL Next time you are unable to sleep, try the following yogic techniques to calm your mind.

• Before going to bed, walk for 5 minutes around your room or house.

• Do a few arm stretches by breathing deeply into your chest, 10 times.

• When you get into bed, spend some time to recollect the thoughts of your day from the present moment to the beginning of the day, working backwards.

EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO SWISS CLUB MEMBERS

Join Yoga Library for this epic yoga event at Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World. Package includes accommodation, all transfers, all meals, festival tickets and local sightseeing. Airfares are not included. Contact Yoga Library or scan the QR code to find out more.

IF THAT FAILS, TRY DEEP ABDOMINAL BREATHING

• Think of the happiest moments in your life, from the past to the present.

• Finally, practise relaxation by consciously focusing on every part of your body, starting from your head and ending at your toes. Relax each and every part of the body by silently sending instructions.

If you are still awake, practise Deep Abdominal Breathing. Let go of all thoughts and anxieties. Stop worrying about being unable to fall asleep. Observe the movement of your belly. As you inhale, your belly will rise – and as you exhale, your belly will sink. Keep observing this rhythmic motion and you should soon fall asleep.

BEGIN

YOUR YOGA JOURNEY

To launch your life-enhancing journey with yoga, join the yoga sessions at the Swiss Club. They are held on Wednesdays

at 7pm, on Fridays at 8am, and on Saturdays at 8.45am, and led by Ruchica Patni and Anand Goyal, Founders of Yoga Library Singapore and yogis of the world.

INTERESTED IN JOINING YOGA SESSIONS AT THE SWISS CLUB?

Please contact Ruchica Patni, Co-founder, Yoga Library, at: M 9711 5599

E rp@yogalibrary.com.sg

Article courtesy of Ruchica Patni, Co-founder, Yoga Library

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Celebrates its 25th anniversary since its commencement of operations in Singapore

We are proud to have been associated with Singapore and our overseas clients and look forward to continuing to create added value for our clients with our specialized integrated entities offering the most diverse services whilst assuming responsibility for the environment for the benefit of our future.

We bring together people, materials and machinery at the right place and at the right time in order to realize complex construction projects on schedule, of the highest quality and at the best price.

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We Were Once Beginners

UNLOCKING ATHLETIC POTENTIAL

At SOMA Basketball, we welcome all who are willing to pursue their passion for the game, along with anyone who wants to break down stereotypes or simply learn something new. We love the underrated, the overlooked, the last-picked, and those dropped from tryouts.

We’ll take everyone, from the late-blooming athletes to the natural stars, and help unlock their potential through hard work, focus and determination. The journey begins with ‘failing to succeed’. We teach the game the correct way by building the fundamentals while fostering teamwork and mutual respect for all. Lessons learned on the court are ‘Bigger than the Game’ and stay with us for a lifetime.

THANK YOU, SWISS CLUB

We are humbled by SOMA Basketball’s success and blessed by the support of our family, friends and partners. A big ‘Thank You’ to the Swiss Club for all the support over the years.

In the last six months of 2022 at the Swiss Club, we’ve completed two sessions of our Afterschool Basketball programme and two Holiday Basketball Camps. We will continue at the same venues for the next six months and welcome all – beginners and experienced players alike.

Remember, every star was once a beginner. Come and begin fulfilling your personal athletic potential with SOMA Basketball at the Swiss Club.

AFTERSCHOOL BASKETBALL

Mondays 5 to 6pm Wednesdays 5 to 6pm Fridays 4 to 6pm

HOLIDAY BASKETBALL CAMPS

Please check the Swiss Club e-newsletter for updates.

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Vivo Kids Are World-Ready Kids

VIVO KIDS OFFERS A FUN-FILLED MULTI-SPORT PROGRAMME WITH ACTIVITIES THAT DEVELOP CHILDREN’S PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS THROUGH PLAY.

PLAY-BASED LEARNING

Suitable for children aged 2 to 6 years old, you can expect lots of running, throwing, jumping and other fundamental movement skills incorporated into the games and activities during our sessions.

Our games are designed to build numeracy and literacy skills such as shape recognition, counting, and colour concepts. Kids are encouraged to work with their peers and enter into friendly competition, fostering a can-do attitude and developing social-emotional skills.

EXPLORE DIFFERENT SPORTS

We introduce a different sport every month, with age-appropriate equipment. Kids can expect an hour of fun and games as they learn how to kick a soccer ball, tackle like a rugby player, hit a homerun and more. With six sports on rotation, there is always something new to explore!

Toddlers from 20 to 36 months can also join in the fun in our parent-accompanied

class. Here, they are exposed to a wide variety of fundamental movement skills like running, balancing, kicking and throwing, enhanced with music and loads of high fives.

PERSONALISED ATTENTION

Our coach-to-child ratio is low at 1:6. Our team of coaches have multi-sport backgrounds, and go all out to create a secure and loving environment where every Vivo Kid gets optimal attention and engagement. Games and drill progressions are tailored to the ability of each child, allowing them to progress at their own pace.

VIVO KICKS SOCCER ACADEMY

Kids aged 6 and above can also join our Vivo Kicks soccer classes. Here, they can hone their dribbling, passing, scoring and defending skills in a nurturing and fun environment, and put them to the test during a mini-match at the end of each session.

VIVO ROOS

Vivo Kinetics has launched a new music and movement programme for babies and toddlers aged 10 to 24 months old. Join us for 45 minutes of fun-filled activities such as dancing, singing, playing with toys, and sensory play – all based around a theme that changes monthly.

MULTI ACTIVITY HOLIDAY CAMP

Camposaur is back – with new sports, new activities, and more fun! Open to kids aged 3 to 10 years old, there’s something for everyone in this action-packed camp featuring: Multi-sport, Cookery, Arts and Craft, Team-building Games, Robotics and Water Play.

INTERESTED IN JOINING OR LEARNING MORE ABOUT VIVO KIDS?

Please contact: WhatsApp 8806 2534 E admin@vivokinetics.com

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Dance Into the New Year!

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR YOUR KIDS TO PICK UP SOME NEW SKILLS AND DISCOVER THE JOY OF DANCE – WITH CHAMELEO KIDZ AT THE SWISS CLUB.

BENEFITS OF DANCE

Dance can accelerate your child’s mental and physical development in a number of ways. It can build muscle strength and improve agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. And it can also build confidence, self-motivation and self-discipline, and hone social skills.

Most importantly, dance can provide a source of fun and joy, as well as an outlet for self-expression. It’s also a great break from the academic pressures of school.

JAZZ,

HIP HOP AND BALLET

Chameleo Kidz is an established dance school in Singapore that provides provide Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet dance programmes for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Its highly qualified instructors are experienced in interacting with children and parents.

CELEBRATING EVERY STEP

Founder Gerald Chia is delighted to now be conducting classes in the beautiful environment of the Swiss Club. He spoke about his school’s philosophy of having fun and celebrating accomplishments, from baby steps to giant leaps.

“Unlike other dance schools, Chameleo Kidz believes that children should enjoy dance in its purest form. Instead of exams, which I believe are unnecessarily stressful, we stage fun but challenging dance choreographies at least once a year,” he shared. These impressive productions are videotaped to show parents what their children have learnt, and foster children’s pride in their accomplishments.

Every

JAZZ Every

Sunday

INTERESTED IN

ENROLLING YOUR CHILD IN DANCE CLASSES? Please contact: T 8833 2669 E info@chameleokidz.com Article and photos courtesy of

48 SWISS CLUB JAN
Enrol your kids in Chameleo Kidz’ fun classes, now conveniently conducted at the Swiss Club, and give them the lifelong gift of dance. OF DANCE CLASSES
Gerald
Chia, Founder of Chameleo Kidz
SCHEDULE
VENUE: Dance studio next to gym HIP HOP Every Friday 4pm – 5pm (4 – 6 years old) 5pm – 6pm (7 – 12 years old) BALLET
Saturday 3pm – 4pm (3.5 – 5 years old) 4pm – 5pm (6 – 9 years old) 5pm – 6pm (10 – 12 years old)
10am – 11am (4 – 6 years old) 11am – 12pm (7 – 12 years old)
SPORTS 49 SWISS CLUB JAN − JUN 2023 CONNECTING THE WORLD. PROTECTING ITS FUTURE. #MakeChangeFly makechangefly.com

New Swiss Passport Celebrates Switzerland’s Natural Beauty and Embraces the Swiss Living Abroad

AVAILABLE SINCE 31 OCTOBER 2022, THE NEW SWISS PASSPORT MEETS THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR IDENTITY DOCUMENTS AND A UNIQUE DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE SWISS LANDSCAPE. IT ALSO INCLUSIVELY REFERENCES ITS EXPATRIATE COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL OUTLOOK, WITH PAGES DEDICATED TO THE SWISS WHO ARE LIVING ABROAD.

A PAGE PER CANTON

The latest passport series is Switzerland’s fifth passport design, and follows the last update in 2010. A dedicated page for each of Switzerland’s 26 cantons depicts distinctive landmarks for which each canton is known. The common design thread of the new passport is water, an element that shapes the Swiss landscape across all the cantons from alpine peaks to verdant valleys. The first page depicts Pizzo Rotondo, the highest mountain in the Gotthard massif. Significantly, it is the source of the major Swiss rivers that flow across territorial borders. Hence the massif unites the main design themes of water and mountains.

The new passport series includes the ordinary passport, diplomatic passport, a national service passport, new refugee documents and a passport for foreigners living in Switzerland.

CLOSE TO HOME YET OPEN TO THE WORLD

Besides showcasing Switzerland’s natural beauty, an additional page of the new passport is dedicated to Swiss citizens living abroad, also known as the ‘fifth Switzerland’. Finally, the last

page shows a picture of the world, often colloquially called Switzerland’s ‘27th canton’. The new passport captures the essence of Switzerland as a country that is both close to home and open to the world.

“A dedicated page for each of Switzerland’s 26 cantons depicts distinctive landmarks for which each canton is known. The common design thread of the new passport is water, an element that shapes the Swiss landscape across all the cantons from alpine peaks to verdant valleys.

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“Seeking to combine aesthetics with security and functionality, the new passport incorporates the latest technology for identity security. While some of these features are apparent to the naked eye, others are only visible under UV light.

CUTTING-EDGE SECURITY

Seeking to combine aesthetics with security and functionality, the new passport incorporates the latest technology for identity security. While some of these features are apparent to the naked eye, others are only visible under UV light. As in the previous version of the identity document, biometric data are recorded on a microchip embedded in the passport cover. The data can only be read with the help of a device that guarantees encrypted data transmission. Fingerprints are specially protected, with Switzerland allowing access only to countries with data protection equivalent to Switzerland.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SWISS PASSPORT-HOLDERS

What does the introduction of the new passport mean for Swiss passport holders?

All passports currently in circulation remain valid until their stated expiry date. Hence, Swiss citizens can keep using their old passports until they expire. The Swiss identity card is currently also being redesigned, which will be released by authorities in the first half of 2023. As usual, passport-holders can submit a combination application to renew both their passport and identity card. To apply for new documents, Swiss citizens are welcome to book an appointment at www.schweizerpass.ch.

Article courtesy of Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, photos courtesy of Fedpol 2022

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the new passport design in a video at www.schweizerpass.ch

Registration

SITUATED ON BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS ADJOINING THE SWISS CLUB PREMISES, THE SWISS SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE IS A LEARNING OASIS THAT WELCOMES CHILDREN FROM 2 TO 12 YEARS OLD.

LEARN AND PLAY AMID NATURE

At the family-oriented, intimate school, children are inspired to achieve their full potential as they learn and play amid lush tropical greenery. The highest academic standards are upheld, with a view to preparing the students for successful lives in a multicultural modern world. The Swiss School offers a holistic

education in French/English and German/ English. It is based on the Swiss curriculum and values, while embracing openness and our vibrant Asian setting.

If you are considering registering your child with SSiS for the new academic school year, please contact us for a personalised chat and school tour.

GREEN VALUES

Our journey towards a better use of sustainable and natural resources started with the introduction of the photovoltaic system in September 2014. Today, we are proud to say that we have been able to reduce our electricity consumption by up to an astounding 80 percent.

In accordance with last year’s school motto “Learning in the Green: Diversity and Friendship”, the school has focused on sustainability. Sustainability projects were undertaken by each class and presented to our parents and stakeholders at the annual school exhibition. Class gardens, a green learning

oasis project, and DYI projects such as homemade hand cream were among the fantastic ideas implemented.

A NEW SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

SSiS has continued its journey towards sustainability this school year with the introduction of a school sustainability coordinator, whose main responsibilities are integrating various sustainability topics into all classes. With this year’s school motto “Grow, learn, change – let’s do it together!”, we are aiming to embark on further initiatives for the environment in addition to other worthwhile projects at our school.

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Is Open for the School Year 2023/2024
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED SILVER IN THE CATEGORY “BEST ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE 2022” AT THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION AWARDS BY HONEYKIDS
Wins Silver
ASIA. SSiS
at Singapore Education Awards 2022
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Grow, Learn, Change – Let’s Do It Together!

A WORD OF EXPLANATION ON OUR MOTTO FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR: GROW, LEARN, CHANGE –LET´S DO IT TOGETHER!

NEW YEAR, NEW MOTTO

Each school year is accompanied by a school motto, which addresses valuable and relevant topics and is integrated into the daily school life of our students. This year´s motto relates beautifully to the objectives of the Swiss Curricula – to encourage our children to grow, learn, and change in positive ways.

Nowadays, learning is understood as an active, self-directed, reflective, situational and constructive process. We are here to guide your children on their own learning journeys.

GROW

As educators, we are firmly convinced that people develop and grow continuously. From a certain age, they embark on a journey of qualitative growth as they become increasingly complex, sophisticated, mature individuals. When we release our students into the world, we are confident that they will continue to learn from life.

LEARN

learner relationship. Our school follows the Swiss curricula Lehrplan 21 in the German Stream and Plan d’Etudes Romand (PER) in the French Stream. At our school, learning is a true collaboration between classmates and their teachers.

CHANGE

When it comes to change and transformation, people can support or initiate change, but cannot sustainably prevent it. Change for us at SSiS means advancement, progress, moving on – and embracing life.

LET’S DO IT TOGETHER!

Learning is more sustainable when undertaken in a social situation, and of course learning includes the acquisition of important social skills. The most important message our students take away from this part of the school motto is that everyone can grow, learn and achieve almost any goal with teamwork.

We look forward to immersing our students in many creative projects aligned with and in support of our school motto. We are proud that our school is a place of learning and growth, for our staff and especially for our students.

This award is dedicated to our entire school community. We are very happy to be able to pass on these green values to our students.

Every step of development is learning, as skills and competencies are acquired along the way. Modern learning takes place in a communicative teacherINTERESTED

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Questions

WITH ANDRE MISSO

RETURNING MEMBER ANDRE MISSO REJOINED THE SWISS CLUB ALONG WITH HIS WIFE VERONICA AND THEIR 13-YEAR-OLD SON MICAH IN SEPTEMBER 2022. HE ‘RE-MEMBERS’ THE CLUB ‘BEFORE’ AND ‘AFTER’ THE RENOVATIONS, SHARES FOND MEMORIES AND GIVES SOME HEARTFELT ADVICE.

#3.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SWISS CLUB?

The Club’s friendly and polite crew; the pool, gym and changing room; the high quality of the F&B; the natural surroundings; the regular social activities… There are just so many things to love at the Swiss Club!

#4. WHICH CLUB FACILITIES DO YOU USE THE MOST, AND WHEN?

First comes the gym, which I visit three or four times a week, followed by the pool.

#1.

WHY DID YOU LET YOUR SWISS CLUB MEMBERSHIP LAPSE IN AUGUST 2019?

It was only intended to be a short break. Then along came the pandemic and extended it.

#2. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SWISS CLUB?

The improvements are amazing! The work done to the Jungle Cove and pool area is gorgeous, and the improvements to Arbenz have created more opportunities for hosting events at the restaurant. The Pavilion, too, is well designed and now suitable for a wider array of events. The tile designs are beautiful, and the furniture in the Pavilion is conducive for social interaction and collaboration.

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#5. CAN YOU SHARE ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENTS AT THE CLUB?

Sitting by the pool with an espresso martini –it’s the perfect way to relax after a good workout and swim.

#6.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS AND DISHES AT THE SWISS CLUB?

I love Arbenz and Pergola, and my favourite dish is ‘anything steak’!

Veronica loves dining at Arbenz, and her favourite dish is ‘everything!’

Micah loves the oyster promotions at Arbenz.

#7.

WHAT ARE SOME RECENT SWISS CLUB EVENTS THAT YOU’VE ATTENDED, AND WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THEM?

Oktoberfest – it’s the crème de la crème of all events, and a crazy must-attend partyfest!

The Retro Party was well organised, the music was great and the ambience was enjoyable.

The Quiz Nights are cosy yet exciting!

#8.

HOW WAS YOUR RECENT FAMILY GATHERING AT THE SWISS CLUB?

The setup for our Misso family gathering on 17 December was lovely, and well supported by the crew.

#9.

HOW WAS YOUR RECENT BUSINESS EVENT AT THE SWISS CLUB?

The F&B at our 23 November event was amazing. The events team were detailed in their planning, and all the guests were happy and full of praise for the Club.

#10.

DO YOU HAVE SOME PARTING ADVICE FOR YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS?

The Swiss Club truly lives up to its tagline “Home for All Nationalities”. Connect with more Members at the Club and get to know more people in Singapore!

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Meet a Staffer

Ida and Her Dream Team

IDA ISNIN, THE CLUB’S ASSISTANT MANAGER IN BANQUET SALES SINCE MARCH LAST YEAR, LOVES BEING PART OF A SMALL, TIGHT TEAM WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME. (NOW YOU KNOW HERS, SAY HI NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER!)

FROM CLUB TO CLUB

Before joining the Swiss Club, Ida worked at the Hollandse Club, where her responsibilities were similar to her current ones – booking private, corporate and social events, and weddings.

Besides her friendly and supportive colleagues, Ida appreciates the beautiful environment of the Swiss Club, from its lush greenery to its thoughtfully renovated heritage Clubhouse. A culturally curious born-and-bred Singaporean, she also greatly enjoys meeting and getting to know Members of different nationalities.

“Being part of one of our biggest events, Oktoberfest, was a definite highlight. While it was a lot of hard work, and it physically drained most of us, the end-product was pure ecstasy!

Ida Isnin

AWESOME OKTOBERFEST

When asked to cite a highlight of her working life at the Club, Ida singled out our signature event, Oktoberfest.

“Being part of one of our biggest events, Oktoberfest, was a definite highlight. While it was a lot of hard work, and it physically drained most of us, the end-product was pure ecstasy!” enthused Ida. “It was teamwork at its peak.”

SONGBIRD, DRAMA QUEEN, SEAMSTRESS

After hours, Ida likes to spend quality time with her husband Az, an engineer. She also loves to sing, watch Netflix (who doesn’t!), and sew tote bags and zippered pouches.

IDA THE INSIDER RECOMMENDS…

We asked Ida to share her dining recommendations with members. Her enthusiastic response: “The Ribeye Steak at Pergola), our Signature Premium Aglio Olio at Arbenz and the delicious Chocolate Delice dessert are the best!”

In parting, Ida praised the new function rooms at the Pavilion area, which are ideal for corporate and social events and weddings.

“Remember, as a Swiss Club Member, you get to enjoy Members’ prices when you book an event with us!” shared Ida. “I look forward to seeing more of you holding and hosting your parties and events with us in 2023!”

Thanks for chatting, Ida. Members – look for Ida when next you have a party to plan!

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Programme of Sports Activities for January to June 2023

TENNIS SOCIAL (MEN’S/LADIES’)

Sat 3pm – 6pm (Courts 2, 3 and 4)

LADIES’ TEAM TRAINING

Courts 4 and 5

Mon 9am – 11am (WITS Team)

Tue 10am – 12pm (WITS Team)

FOR ADULTS

FOOTBALL

SOCIAL FOOTBALL

Mon 8pm – 10pm (Sports Field)

PROFESSIONAL FITNESS SERVICES

AQUA BIKING

Sat 9am – 9.50am

Fri 8am – 9.30am (STA Team) 10am – 12pm (Ladies’ Group Training)

For times and dates, please see the 40XV display at the tennis courts.

APERO TENNIS MIXED SOCIAL

Thu 7pm – 8.30pm

MIXED CARDIO TRAINING

Tue & Thu 10am – 11.30am

Please contact Juan Ortiz at E swissclub@forty-fifteen.com or T 6591 9438

PADEL MEMBERS SOCIAL PADEL

Saturdays – 2pm to 5pm (first come, first serve basis)

MAHJONG

Wed 7.30pm – 10.30pm (Board Room One)

Please contact Jill Boschung at E jillbos@yahoo.com or T 9022 4605

GOLF

GERMAN-SWISS GOLF CLUB

Please contact Adrian Luedi at E germanswissgolfclub@gmail.com or T 9081 8506

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.

GERMAN-SWISS ALL STARS COSMO LEAGUE

Tue 7pm – 9pm (Sports Field)

CASUAL KICK

Tue 9pm – 10.30pm (Sports Field)

Please contact Urs Brutsch at E Urs.Brutsch@hpwm.sg (German All Stars)

SWIMMING

ADULTS’ TRAINING

Tue 7.15pm Wed 2pm

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

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

Wed 7pm – 8pm Fri 8am – 9am

HATHA YOGA

Sat 8.45am – 9.45am

Please contact Ruchica (Yoga Library Pte Ltd) at E rp @yogalibrary.com.sg or T 9711 5599 for more details

(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)

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

PERSONAL TRAINING

Please contact Timothy Felix at E getactive@activefitness.com.sg or T 9191 7475

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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.

FOR CHILDREN

DANCE FOR KIDS

HIP HOP

4 – 6 years old, Fridays, 4pm – 5pm 7 – 12 years old, Fridays, 5pm – 6pm

JAZZ

4 – 6 years old, Sundays, 10pm – 11am 7 – 12 years old, Sundays, 11am – 12pm

Please contact Chameleo Kidz Academy at E info@chameleokidz.com

FOOTBALL TRAINING FOR KIDS

COSMO UNITED FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Training on Saturday 10.30am – 12pm (Indoor Sports Hall)

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

Open to Swiss Club Members and Non-Members.

Please contact Olliver Marx at E info@cufa.com.sg W www.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

SWIMMING

BABIES' AND TODDLERS' LESSONS (6-36 MONTHS)

Tue – Fri 3pm – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm

PRESCHOOL SWIMMING LESSONS (3-4 YEARS OLD)

Tue – Fri 3pm – 5pm Sat 8.30am – 12pm

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

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

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− JUN 2023
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.