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MARCH / APRIL 2013

TheMagazine A bi-monthly publication by the Hollandse Club

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Dimitri Verhulst

70s & 80s Party Photos

Happy Easter Family Brunch

The Queen’s Day Issue

events & Activities Queen’s Party The King’s Speech

Sports New Sports Classes Kids Swim Camp

F&B St. Patrick’s Day F&B News Flash

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Contents

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Dimitri Verhulst

26 New Members Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

28 Membership Update

President’s & GM’s Message Events & Activities Members Calendar Food & Beverage Sports Library Club Information

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Contacts MAIN COMMITTEE President Robert Gorter president@hollandseclub.org.sg Vice-President Jacqueline Lemmens vicepresident@hollandseclub.org.sg First Secretary David Liem firstsecretary@hollandseclub.org.sg Second Secretary Kristel Flinzner secondsecretary@hollandseclub.org.sg Honorary Treasurer Bas Winkel treasurer@hollandseclub.org.sg Member for Food & Beverage Jean-Paul Deslypere fnbmember@hollandseclub.org.sg Member for Sports Guido Nieuwenhuijzen sportsmember@hollandseclub.org.sg

Member for Commercial Affairs Wietske Helle commercial@hollandseclub.org.sg Disciplinary Committee Paul Stuart Ordinary Member Alex Lambeek

Membership Executive Darma Jahari 6461 1111 membership@hollandseclub.org.sg

Sports & Recreation Team Youri 6461 1127 sports.exec@hollandseclub.org.sg

Marketing & Communications Executive Geoffrey Chia 6461 1117 marcom@hollandseclub.org.sg

Skye Yeo 6461 1151 sportsrec@hollandseclub.org.sg

CLUB MANAGEMENT

Operations Executive Jeeta Kaur 6461 1104 members@hollandseclub.org.sg

General Manager Elmer van Loon 6461 1103 gm@hollandseclub.org.sg

Events Executive Marjon Gijsman 6461 1110 events@hollandseclub.org.sg

Banquet Operations Manager Tan Boon Phang 6461 1137 banqmgr@hollandseclub.org.sg

Food & Beverage Manager Shafiz Iqbal 6461 1136 fnb@hollandseclub.org.sg

Banquet Executive Mariah Said 6461 1112 banquet@hollandseclub.org.sg

Executive Sous Chef Remco van der Meer 6461 1118 chef@hollandseclub.org.sg

Head of Membership & Marketing Evan Quek 6461 1139 sales@hollandseclub.org.sg

Executive Housekeeper Karrey Quek 6461 1114 housekeeper@hollandseclub.org.sg

Finance Manager Vangel Neo 6461 1108 finmgr@hollandseclub.org.sg Accountant Zoey Lee 6461 1106 a.r@hollandseclub.org.sg Administrative Assistant Regina Sim 6461 1160 adminasst@hollandseclub.org.sg Guest Writer Karien van Ditzhuijzen

The Hollandse Club Magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed free to members of the Club. For advertising enquiries, email marcom@hollandseclub.org.sg Views and opinions expressed may not necessarily reflect those of the Club, its committee or editorial staff. ©All Rights reserved. MICA (P) 156/04/2009.

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PRESIDENT’S & GM’s MESSAGE Dear Fellow Members, Gong Xi Fa Cai! It is very rewarding to see the high level of activities at our Club recently, both in sports and in social events. The tennis committee has been more active than ever, with a great junior tournament and of course the tennis clinic from two of our most famous Dutch tennis players, Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis. We also had a great 70’s & 80’s party, where over 200 of our members relived their teenage memories, with some spectacular outfits involving tight jeans, leather and lots of hairspray. The Movie and Comedy Nights also continued to be a big success and we will definitely continue with those in the coming year. I would like to take this opportunity again to thank all those members who initiated and organized these memorable events, and I would like to encourage all members to continue to submit their ideas and step forward as a volunteer to help us organize these activities. On the 14th of March we will be having our Annual General Meeting of Members. This is an important event for the Club, as the Main Committee will share the results of 2012 as well as our plans for 2013. It is also a good opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and discuss the strategy of our Club for the coming years. One of the agenda items at the upcoming AGM is the expansion of our Club Rooms. We plan to build 7 additional hotel rooms on top of the current Club Rooms, which means that we would replace our bowling facility. The existing Club rooms have been very successful, and we belief the proposed expansion will give the Club the necessary financial outcomes to return to a profitable situation again. I would like to encourage all members to attend the AGM to hear more about this project and other proposals by members and the Main Committee. The coming months will be full of fun activities again. Our Serambi Bar will among others host the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the Hong Kong 7’s, there will be various Movies and Comedy Nights again, and a kids/teens disco will be held in April. We’re also looking forward to the celebrations around the crowning of Prince Willem Alexander as King of The Netherlands. We will be having a Queens Party in tropical style on 26 April. Then on the 28th of April there will be a special Queens Day celebration for our kids. And on the 30th of April, we will be live streaming the ceremony around the crowning of our new King. See you soon at the Club! On behalf of the Main Committee, Robert Gorter President

Dear valued Members, At the moment most of you have just enjoyed a well-deserved break during the Chinese New Year holidays. Although the noise of the lion & dragon dance performances is still drumming through our ears we are working on exciting events ahead. Our new Events Executive Marjon Gijsman is working on new kids events like the exciting fire station visit, Easter brunch with egg hunt, kids & teens disco and a very special Kids Queensday. For the grown-ups like ourselves, we screen the Rugby Hongkong 7’s live. We will also enjoy the always hilarious Jonathan Atherton hosting the International Comedy nights. Then of course in April we have the “dress-up in Orange” Queens day Party which this year will be even more special due to the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the handover of the throne to King Willem Alexander. On a more serious note: In the past few months I have received a number of comments from you, our members. The comments are about the unauthorized use of the club’s facilities by non-members or members guests. It is important as a member of the Club to know about the rules and regulations on inviting your guests to your Club and its facilities. To guarantee the exclusivity of your Hollandse Club membership, visiting non-member guests will start to notice some tighter control measures. Examples are a new sign-in procedure for the keys of the squash courts, stricter control at the gate on cars without Hollandse Club stickers and the back entrance door will be closed. In case of questions, feel free to contact our membership department or myself to avoid unnecessary annoyances. Please kindly as of now have your guests registered at the reception so we can welcome them appropriately. According to the Chinese this year of the Snake 2013 will bring rebirth and transformation. I look forward to joining you in this at our Hollandse Club. Yours Sincerely, Elmer van Loon General Manager

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES March Highlights:

Kids Event

2 March Visit to the central fire station Saturday, 10.00am - 11.00am. Bus Leaves at 9.30am sharp. Member: $5.00 Non-Member: $10.00

6 March Movie Night: Magic Mike Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $18.50 Non-Member: $22.50 Price includes a glass of prosecco & a main course

7 March Dimitri Verhulst Interview Thursday, 7.30pm - 10.30pm, Main Hall Member & BLAS: $5.00 Non-Member: $7.50 Students: Free Refer to page 13 for the article and information. 10 March Decorate your own pancake + Movie Sunday, 12.00pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $12.50 Non-Member: $15.00

Kids Event

16 March Comedy Night Saturday, 8.30pm onwards, Main Hall Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $50.00 20 March Movie Night: Jackass Number two Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $18.50 Non-Member: $22.50 Price includes a glass of beer & spare ribs 31 March Happy Easter Family Brunch Sunday, 11.00am - 2.00pm, The Lounge & Main Hall Member: $35.00 (Adult) $15.00 (Child) Non-Member: $50.00 (Adult) $20.00 (Child) Refer to page 11 for the article and information.

April Highlights: 3 APRIL Movie Night: Ted Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $18.50 Non-Member: $22.50 Price includes 2 course dinner

Kids Event

3 & 10 APRIL Aquaducks swimcamp Wednesday, 9.00am - 12.30pm, Poolside Member & Non-Member: $40.00 per event

Kids Event

7 APRIL Decorate your own pizza + Facepainting Sunday, 3.00pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $12.50 Non-Member: $15.00 16 March Comedy Night Saturday, 8.30pm onwards, Main Hall Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $50.00

Kids Event

14 APRIL Freestyle ball workshop Sunday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Member: $45.00 Non-Member: $55.00 17 APRIL Movie Night: Alles is familie (Dutch Spoken) Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards, The Lounge Member: $18.50 Non-Member: $22.50 Price includes 2 course Dutch dinner Refer to the Lobby posters or visit the Club website for more details.

Kids Event

19 APRIL Kids & Teens Disco Party Friday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm & 8.00pm - 10.00pm, Chillout Room Member & Non-Member: $10.00 Refer to the Lobby posters or visit the Club website for more details. 26 APRIL Queen’s day Party Friday, 7.00pm Member: $45.00 Non-Member: $65.00 Buffet: $18.00/$25.00 (Member/Non-Member) Refer to the magazine back cover or visit the Club website for more details.

Kids Event

28 APRIL Kids Queens Day Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm Member & Non-Member: $5.00

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30 APRIL The King’s speech Tuesday, 4.00pm onwards, Terrace Member & Non-Member: F&B Promotions Refer to page 6-7 for the article and information.


Events & Activities

70s & 80s Party

Recently the Hollandse Club organized one of her well known retro parties, this time based on the 70’s and 80’s. The hits from this era were perfect for dancing and many people took the “Best Dressed Competition” very seriously and looked as if they just ran out of one of these decades.

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands An introduction This January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made her last official state visit before announcing her upcoming abdication. On April 30th of this year, for the first time in over a hundred years, the Netherlands will have a king again: King Willem-Alexander. It seems not more than fair that Queen Beatrix, after spending most of her life in the public eye, sitting through endless state functions, shaking hands and cutting ribbons, would be allowed some peace and quiet. After all, the official retirement age in the Netherlands is 65 years; a birthday the Queen celebrated already ten years ago. However, this is not the main reason for Beatrix to step down. In her abdication speech the queen mentions that her job is not too much of a strain at all, she simply feels it is time to hand over responsibility for the country to the next generation. Many non-Dutch find it strange for a queen to abdicate rather than stay on the throne until death, as is the custom in most countries. In the Netherlands however, abdication has been a tradition for a long time: Beatrix’ own mother Juliana stepped down in 1980, leaving Beatrix enough time to spend with her family of 3 young sons before taking on the role of Queen in her early forties. Beatrix has now done exactly the same for her son Willem-Alexander, who will be 46 coming April. With his Argentinian wife, princess Máxima, the crown prince has 3 young daughters, the princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. One off the countries that has been following the news of the Dutch queen’s abdication closely is, naturally, Great Britain. Will Elizabeth be tempted to do the same as Beatrix, and step down to make place for her eldest son, Prince Charles? Chances are, she won’t. There is an anecdote that when Queen Juliana called Queen Elizabeth in 1980 to tell about her planned abdication the British Queen slammed down the phone, angrily, muttering ‘typically Dutch’, and staying in a foul mood the rest of the day. There are other differences between the House of Windsor and the House of Orange. In most countries in Europe Kings and Queens have a strictly ceremonial role, but in the Netherlands the Queen has always been actively involved in politics. The Netherlands are officially a constitutional monarchy, meaning that the position of the monarch is defined in the constitution, which states the monarch forms the government together with the cabinet. Even though the Queen’s political role has been diminished over the last few years, Beatrix is known to take her role very seriously and is well informed about all goings-on in her country. She read all bills and laws she has to sign thoroughly, and speaks with the prime minister weekly, where she is known to be a though debating partner. Beatrix is a highly professional, conscientious and spotless lady, who has made the House of Orange one of the most popular royal families in Europe.

Tuesday 30 April The King’s Speech The new King, Willem-Alexander, is expected to continue the tradition of political involvement, but also to be more focussed on the public relations part of the job. The prince that was formerly known as ‘Prins Pils’ (pils as in pilsener, the beer) has an outgoing character, much like his grandmother, former Queen Juliana, who was aptly named ‘the people’s queen’. We will have to wait and see, and all eyes will be focused on the Netherlands this April 30th, when Beatrix abdicates and Willem-Alexander will be King. April 30th 2013 will be the last ‘Koninginnedag’, (Queensday), as from next year on ‘Koningsdag’ (Kingsday) will fall on April 27th, the birthday of the new king. So be sure to get your dates right if you want to fly over to join the mad orange-clad Dutch in their celebrations the coming years. If Amsterdam is a bit far you can join the celebrations in Singapore at the Hollandse Club. The abdication of the Queen and subsequent installation of the new King can be seen at the Club. From 4.00pm onwards, we will have live streaming and a wide range of Dutch food and beer!

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Events & Activities Queen Beatrix last state visit, in Singapore We in Singapore had the honour of hosting the final state visit of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands before her planned abdication in April this year. Together with crown prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Máxima, Beatrix visited our little red dot from January 23rd to 25th. The purpose of the visit was to further strengthen relations between the two countries, and to increase cooperation in fields of economics, and environmental and water management. The visit started with a welcome ceremony at the Istana, the official residence and office of Singapore’s president Tony Tan Keng Yam, and a state banquet held in the royal visitors honour. The royal party met with many representatives of both Dutch and Singaporean companies, as well as visited the university and scientific centres, discussing Singapore’s growing role as an economic hub and knowledge economy. On the last day there was a reception to meet the Dutch community in Singapore, and off course many members of our Hollandse Club were present. Through the Embassy Dutch nationals could register, and a lucky 400 names were drawn, who were invited to the reception at the Fullerton Bay Hotel. Club member Catelijne Botterweck was one of the lucky draws. She tells us how she first saw the Queen: ‘It was during the so-called ‘passage’. A passage means that all attending guests form a long queue, and then they can shake hands with the queen, crown prince and princess. A dedicated person even calls out all the names and job functions of the guests. A heavy task for the Royal Family, shaking 400 hands.’ Also present for the passage were members Jan Willem Buist en Sandra van Campen: ‘We were told to come at least 30 minutes before the Queen arrived, and everyone was on time, no late comers. I guess everyone was excited indeed. After we had been waiting for quite a while in the main hall, we were ushered outside, to line up and re-enter in couples to be introduced to the Queen. It felt like stepping into a painting, as they look very familiar from all the pictures you have seen, but do not feel like ‘real life’ people. All three of them had large and warm smiles for each and every one of the 400 guests. Quite an achievement.’ As Events Volunteer and former member of the Main Committee Catelijne Botterweck was invited by Club president Robert Gorter to join the Hollandse Club ‘conversation table’ during the following reception. All these tables would be visited by one of the three royals for a brief chat. ‘After the passage, we had to go back inside, back to the conversation tables. The rest of the crowd stayed in the main area. It took quite a while before the crown prince arrived in our room, which contained 4 conversation tables. The crown prince very easily started nice conversations, and there was a lot of laughter. When he arrived at our table he asked the president of the Club about how the Club was doing. The discussion then touched on a few subjects, such as the reasons why it’s getting more difficult to get new members, the benefits of the Hollandse Club, but also about expat developments within ABN Amro, the cold weather in Holland, the quality of the ice, and even the mass hype of ice skating in Holland. It was very special to have this kind of small talk with such an important person.’ Jan Willem and Sandra were also invited to the evening program, a concert, and yet another reception: ‘This was a much more formal event with many Singaporeans, executives of large corporates, trade associations and some members of the Corps Diplomatique. We had another chance to be quite close, but again there was a lot of strict protocol around the Queen and the Singaporean President, who was her guest of honour. You couldn’t just go and talk to her, so we tried to be as casual as possible. No staring was allowed! But I have to admit I was tempted…’ Even people who would not normally describe themselves as fervent royalists felt it was a rather special thing to meet the royal family. As Jan Willem recalls: ‘Especially the Queen and Princess Maxima had such a charismatic presence, much more than we had expected. It was hard not to keep following them with your eyes.’ Catelijne was also impressed: ‘It was amazing to see her so close and even shake her hand. All three of them looked friendly and interested and smiled very genuinely. I had a big smile on my face after the ‘passage’. During their conversation with the Embassy staff we were not supposed to mingle, so we just looked at them. It was great to see how relaxed they looked, smiling, talking, just like anyone else. Queen Beatrix in real-life was even more sweet and friendly than I thought. I’ve only seen Queen Beatrix on TV, giving a serious speech. Now, she was relaxed. She’s quite short and actually, she looks like a very sweet grandma. Willem-Alexander was even taller than I thought, and very normal, a ‘one of the guys’ type. Joking, laughing, asking questions. Maxima is a beautiful lady, smiling and talking to all people.’ One of the first questions that comes to a lady’s mind when seeing royals is: what are they wearing? But when you are actually meeting them there is another, more stressful, one: what should you wear? Catelijne: ‘The protocol is quite old-fashioned in my opinion. For the men, it was easy, they had to wear a dark suit. Ladies are supposed to wear an ‘afternoon dress’. After a little research we agreed that this is a dress that is on or just over the knee, and ideally also covers the shoulders. Fortunately, I like to wear dresses, so I had a few options in my wardrobe. I did not wear stockings though; I reckoned that’s not necessary in this climate.’ Sandra commented: ‘There was a strict dress code, but, being Dutch, there still was a very large variety in how the dress code was interpreted...’ Protocols around any royal family are very strict, and had to be followed during the day. They did not seem to ruin the atmosphere of the event though. Jan Willem and Sandra told us: ‘Despite the strict protocol and the high levels of security the atmosphere remained relaxed, and especially during the afternoon reception for the Dutch community there was quite a happy buzz!’ Catelijne agreed: ‘The event was organized very well. There were a lot of protocols, and the communication language about it was quite old-fashioned to me. The atmosphere was a bit stiff in the beginning. In the queue towards the passage we had to be quiet, stand side by side, and I even felt a hand on my shoulder because I took one step too much.... but after the formal part it was very sociable en there was a typically Dutch, cosy, atmosphere.’

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Events & Activities Queen Beatrix meets the Hollandse School pupils The youngest Dutch citizens of Singapore also got a chance to meet the Queen, the Crown prince and princess. The Hollandse School (HSL) pupils were very exited to meet the royal family, but the school prepared them well for the event. Caty (group 2a) told us she made a special drawing for the Queen, showing the colourful HSL school bus. The children had also been practicing the school song, which they would perform for the royal party. On Friday afternoon all the pupils were driven in buses to Fusionopolis, where they would wait for the royal party to walk by. As Antonia (group 6a) commented: ‘It was fun and a lot of waiting, but so exciting to see the Queen.’ Wim (group 6a) thought it ‘interesting and fun,’ and Simon (group 6a) agreed it was ‘special, because you don’t see her everyday.’ The Queen and her family walked past long lines of children singing their school song out loud, dressed in their signature orange-white-blue school uniform, to show how they preserve their Dutch heritage in Singapore’s multi-cultural environment. The Queen reacted very naturally to the warm musical welcome of the children, and afterwards took the time to chat with some of the children, asking about what it is like to be a pupil of the HSL. ‘They were so nice,’ one of the group 8 pupils commented, ‘they just asked questions to us like anyone else!’ Children and staff alike were immensely impressed by the enthusiasm the royal party showed to the children’s presence, their singing performance and the presented drawings. As some other group 8 pupils said, it was a ‘very special occasion’ and ‘so exciting to see the Queen for the first time in our life’s’ The girls were particularly impressed by princess Maxima, ‘Wow, she is sooooo beautiful,’ said Nowah, (aged 7). Sophie and Saar (group 2a) also thought the princess looked beautiful, like a princess would. ‘She looked at us when we were singing the school song!’ Jolie (group 4c) shared a funny story: ‘Willem-Alexander seemed to enjoy the school song, the children sang perfectly. He asked one of the teachers if he was the music instructor. The teacher denied, and the Prince responded ‘Ahhh, I thought so, since you could get some pointers from them.’ For all the students and staff it will definitely be a cherished memory, for now and for years to come. Photography by: Hollandse School

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Easter around the globe Easter is regarded a Christian holiday, that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For some, especially non-Christians, this can be confusing. Where do the Easter bunny and all those coloured eggs fit in? Actually, Easter has more than one dimension. Many more. In Europe, as in most of the world, all through history there have been celebrations to welcome spring back after a long and bleak winter. These were held when the spring equinox was crossed, in March, when the days would become longer than the nights. This is reflected in the origins of the English word Easter, which originates from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of day and dawn. To confuse matters even more, many other languages (for instance the Dutch Pasen, the French Pâques) use derivations of the Jewish word Pesach, or Passover for Easter. When Europe was Christened it became a bit messy with all the new and old celebrations, Christian as well as ‘heathen’, and it was decided to combine them into a new holiday: Easter. Or Pasen. Oster. Pâques. Pasqua. Húsvéto. Pascuas. Påsk. The date was set on the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. And from it’s different origins come the different traditions associated with Easter. And the good news is, there is something for everyone, so there is no reason to miss this great holiday. Christians will probably choose to go to mass, but others will more likely spend it at home with family and friends. What is the first thing everyone thinks about when they think about Easter? Eggs, off course. Eggs are a classic symbol of spring, of fertility. In almost all countries eggs play centre stage in Easter celebrations. The resurrection of Christ signifies renewal, and new life, as do eggs. Easter marks the end of the Lent period, in which the eating of eggs is not allowed. Yet another reason to feast on them for Easter. In the Netherlands hard-boiled eggs are painted, and the Paashaas (Easter hare, not bunny) will take them to hide them in the garden. From other eggs the raw content is blown and the shells are carefully painted and hung from branches of trees. But this is only one Easter tradition. Even in a small country like the Netherlands there are many more. In the Catholic southern part of The Netherlands small buns are made in the shape of chicks, which are tied to sticks and carried by children at Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter). In the eastern part of the country bonfires are lit at sunset. Church bells will not sound the days leading to Easter, as they are in mourning for Jesus. Folklore then says that the bells have flown to Rome, and will not return until Easter morning, carrying Easter eggs and chocolate. On Easter Sunday a large family meal is eaten, often spring lamb, another symbol of new life. When looking at Easter traditions across Europe modern borders fade away as they stretch from country to country. If we go east from the Netherlands, to Germany, the bonfires remain popular. Germany also honours the old tradition of hanging eggs from branches of Easter trees. Traditional Easter meals continue to include lamb, as we travel further to the east, into Eastern Europe. Here as well, the painting of eggs stays a widespread tradition. But then some other, stranger traditions emerge, like in Hungary where on Easter Monday people splash (perfumed) water over each other. In the Czech republic and Slovakia girls are chased and whipped with twigs, which is believed to make them more beautiful. Further north, in Scandinavia, things get macabre, and include Halloween-like dressing up as witches, and going from door to door to collect candy. A more modern Scandinavian tradition is reading crime novels at Easter. If we skip back south, we will find a more catholic way of celebrating. In Rome, the pope delivers the ‘Urbi et Orbi’ and the Easter blessing. Processions fill the streets, where statues of the Virgin Mary and her son are carried round. Although you won’t find too many Easter eggs, food is important, again lamb and goat meat, and special Easter breads like Pannetone. In Greece, they do paint their eggs, but only red. The red eggs are used to bake the traditional Easter bread. The Spanish Holy week, the week before Easter, is a solemn week full of catholic processions and celebrations. Moving back north, via France, we start to come back to traditions we saw already in the Low Countries: the Easter Bells, chocolate and many, many eggs. When we cross the Channel to the British Isles, Easter traditions are fairly similar still. Eggs are painted, hidden in house and garden, and hunted for by kids. The Easter bunny might drop by, bringing eggs, nowadays mostly made of chocolate. In England hot cross buns, spicy raisin buns with a bright cross on top, were traditionally eaten on good Friday, but are now eaten all through the Easter period. In some area’s, especially the North of England, Ireland and Scotland, fun games like Easter egg rolling down steep hills are played. A lot of these European traditions got exported to the rest of the world. In North America Easter traditions are similar to these in Britain, where in South America they are similar to those in Southern Europe. In Australia they made one, rather remarkable, change: the Easter bunny got changed into the Easter Bilby. The bilby is a small and endangered local marsupial. Understandably, as bunnies are not too popular Down Under, since they eat the farmer’s crops and threaten indigenous wildlife. In Asia Easter, unlike a similar Christian holiday like Christmas, is not widely celebrated, apart from countries like the Philippines that have a large Christian community. This could be because the less Christian aspects of the feast, the celebration of the arrival of spring and the passing of the spring equinox, are already celebrated in other ways. For the Chinese for example the lunar new year, one of the main events of the year, also celebrates new life and new beginnings. The three main symbols of Easter, the egg, bunny and baby chicken, have a similar significance in Chinese culture as in Europe, and can be seen on many artworks around this period. If you fancy a Dutch Easter celebration why not come to the Hollandse club for brunch, Easter egg painting and hunting for the kids. WWw.hollandseclub.org.sg The Hollandse Club 11


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DIMITRI VERHULST In 1999, Dimitri Verhulst (1972) officially debuted with the collection ‘De kamer hiernaast’. This was followed by ‘Niets, niemand en redelijk stil’ (2001) and ‘De verveling van de keeper’ (2002). His novels ‘Problemski Hotel’ (2003) and ‘De helaasheid der dingen’ (2006) were Verhulst’s breakthrough with the public and have been translated into many different languages. De latter novel received the Gouden Uil Public Award (2007) and was adapted for the screen; the film was well received at various festivals and in different countries. The short story ‘Mevrouw Verona daalt de heuvel af’ (2006) was nominated for the AKO Literatuurprijs (2007). Subsequently he published ‘Godverdomse dagen op een godverdomse bol’ (2008), ‘De laatste liefde van mijn moeder’ (2010) and ‘De intrede van Christus in Brussel’ (2011). Aside from prose, Verhulst writes poetry (‘Liefde, tenzij anders vermeld’ was nominated for the Buddingh Award), columns (for the Flemish daily De Morgen) and plays (‘Aalst’ (2005) has been performed in many countries all over the world, among others by the National Theatre of Schotland). More information on Dimitri Verhulst: www.dimitriverhulst.net More information on the interviewer Hans Schellekens: www.hansschellekens.nl

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Food & Beverage F&B News Flash: FOOD PROMOTIONS Dear members, As we are all settled in the year of the snake, it is now time for our first F&B news flash. We have chosen to change the way we come up with new promotions, and we hope to be able to give you what you like faster as well as better. You will find several International promotions on these pages, as wel as our recommendations and chef’s specials. International promotions will no longer be themed and clustered per country, but instead we aim to follow the seasons and off course the wishes of you, our members. So if you would like to see your favorite dish to become a promotion, let us know, and maybe your idea is next month special!

Terrace Chef’s Promotion From 1983 till 1990 Chef Raymond worked in Restaurant Uokuni, one of the first Japanese restaurants to settle in Singapore. Here he learned the trade from a renowned Japanese chef, who taught him everything about the Japanese kitchen.

Japanese Katsu Curry Set Served with rice, pickles, Miso soup and sliced fruit.

$11.80

Healthy Option Now the Chinese New Year has started, it’s time to seriously take on that healthy way of living! As a little push in the right direction we give you this healthy option.

Multigrain Spaghetti Bolognaise

Salmon Salad Sandwich.

Stuffed with all the vegetables we could find, this multigrain spaghetti gives you all the fibers and vitamins you need to perform at your best!

This Sandwich (bread of your choice) is richly covered with homemade salmon salad and topped with cappers and dill. A very fresh sandwich that is definitely worth a try!

$13.50 (Adult) / $7.50 (Child)

$10.80

From Our Vietnamese Kitchen Thuy Nguyen has been back for a while at the club now and is all settled in. Her Vietnamese pancake was such a success in January that she is bringing it back for the next 2 months, only this time with chicken instead of pork!

Vietnamese Pancake $16.75

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Food & Beverage F&B News Flash

Chef Woon’s Wine and Dinner Paring Chef Woon is back at the club and together with the Hollandse club chefs we will bring you a food and wine paring dinner every month. This 4 course meal will be accompanied by a glass of wine at every course. Feel free to approach chef Woon for more information at his own Brasserie Den Haag located on the right side of the reception.

Cooking Courses The popular cooking courses are back at the club and soon we will host a series of workshops for you or your helpers to join. Western, Vietnamese and cakes are just a small part of what will be treated. If you have a good idea for a cooking course, please let us know, and we will try our best to arrange it for you.

Hollandse Club at Home Are you having guests over for dinner at your home, but don’t really feel like cooking? We might just have the answer! Let the Hollandse club prepare your dinner, and all you have to do is pick it up and finish it off at home. All dishes are precooked and only have to be finished in the oven and a pan of boiling water. For inquiries please e-mail; chef@hollandseclub.org.sg WWw.hollandseclub.org.sg The Hollandse Club 19


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Members Extending a warm welcome to our:

New Club Members

• • • • • • • • • •

JOHN & EMMA JANSEN JONATHAN LANE & ELIZABETH FLETCHER ANDRE LOCKHORST & ANGELIQUE ROETEN QUAH CHEE KHOON & HSIEH PING LEE MANISH SINHA & RITU PRASAD THOMAS STEIN & EVA STEIN-VEENEMAN ERNST M. & EVELIEN VAN DER VLIET-VAN STRATEN ROBBERT & BIRGIT VOOGT PASCAL VERHOIE & NADIA VALORI WOUTER M. & MARTINE HEIKENS

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MICHIEL MOLENAAR & ELISE MOLENAAR-KRISTIANSEN AMANDA & RODERICK BROWN JULIEN MARC CAYLA & TANVI SUDHIR MEHTA LEE CHEE SAN PAULETTE PARDY & BENJAMIN GRAY GUIDO H. J. & TUULA SCHREURS MARTIN & SOFIE SATO CORNELIS PIETER VAN BUREN & AMCKE MARIJE BECKER OSCAR & JOHANNA WEZENBEEK

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Calender 1 Fri Events

2 sun Sat

3 SUN MON

4 Mon Tue

5 TUES wed

6 Wed thu

7 Thurs fri

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

Events

Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Visit to the Central • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B) Fire Station • Chicken Shawarma (T) • Poffertjes & Chicken Satay (P) • Weekend BBQ promotion (P)

9 Sat Events

14 Thurs

• Thai set meal (T) Events

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B) • Mums & Tots (R)

Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

2: Visit to the Central Fire Station 6: Movie Night 7: Dimitri Verhulst Interview 10: Decorate your own Pancake + Movie 15: Beginners Tennis Toss 16: Comedy Night 17: Aquaducks Championship Youth Hockey Internal Competition St Patrick’s Day 20: Movie Night 22-24: HK7 Live Screening

24: ABC - Swimming Awards 2013 Round 1 29: Beauty Workshop 31: Happy Easter Family Brunch

Events Legend:

T: Terrace TL: The Lounge TB: Triple B

AR: Amsterdam Room BR: Brabant Room TWB: Tradewinds Bar

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B)

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Movie Night (TL) • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B)

8 Fri

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Dimitri Verhulst • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B)

Events

Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

Interview (MH) Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

10 SUN

11 Mon

12 TUES

13 Wed

Events • Decorate Your Own Pancake + Movie (TL)

Events

Events

Events

15 Fri

16 Sat

17 SUN

18 Mon

Events • Beginners Tennis Toss

Events • Comedy Night (MH)

Events • Aquaducks Championship (P)

Events

• Youth Hockey Internal Competition

MH: Main Hall SB: Serambi Bar P: Poolside L: Library R: Rotterdam Room CR: Chill Out Room

• St Patrick’s Day

19 TUES

20 Wed

21 Thurs

22 Fri

23 Sat

24 SUN

25 Mon

26 TUES

Events

Events • Movie Night (TL)

Events

Events • HK7 Live Screening (SB)

Events • HK7 Live Screening (SB)

Events • ABC – Swimming Awards 2013 Round 1 • HK7 Live Screening (SB)

Events

Events

27 Wed

28 Thurs

29 Fri

30 Sat

31 SUN

Events

Events

Events • Beauty Workshop

Events

Events • Happy Easter Family Brunch (MH & TL)

MAIN EVENTS IN MARCH

Mark the DATES 1 MON Events

2 sun TUES

3 Wed MON

4 THURS Tue

5 FRI wed

6 SAT thu

7 SUN fri

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

F&B Promotions

• Thai set meal (T) • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B)

• Thai set meal (T) • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B)

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Savitar Junior Tennis • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B) CampShawarma (T) • Chicken • Poffertjes & Chicken Satay (P) • Weekend BBQ promotion (P)

9 TUES Events • Savitar Junior Tennis Camp

14 SUN Events • Freestyle Ball Workshop

• Thai set meal (T) Events Events • Kids Swim Camp (P)

Kids’ Summer • Savitar Junior Tennis Holiday Programme

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Savitar Junior Tennis • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B) Camp Events

• Movie Night (TL)

Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

Camp

2-4: Savitar Junior Tennis Camp 3: Movie Night 3 & 10: Kids Swim Camp 7: Decorate Your Own Pizza + Facepainting 9-11: Savitar Junior Tennis Camp 12: Swimming Club Nights Round 2 13: Comedy Night 14: Freestyle Ball Workshop 17: Movie Night 19: Kids & Teens Disco Party Quiz Night Legend:

T: Terrace TL: The Lounge TB: Triple B

AR: Amsterdam Room BR: Brabant Room TWB: Tradewinds Bar

• Mums & Tots (R)

20: Tennis Junior Tournament 26: Swimming Triton League Round 2 Queen’s Party 28: Swimming Neptune League Round 2 Kids Queens Day 30: The King’s Speech

• Wagyu beef (J) Events

• Wagyu beef (J) Events

• Wagyu beef (J) Events • Thai set meal (T) • Decorate Your Own • Beef Bun noodle set meal (B) Pizza + Facepainting Events (TL) Kids’ Summer

8 MON Events

Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

Events Kids’ Summer Holiday Programme

10 Wed

11 THURS

12 FRI

13 SAT

Events • Kids Swim Camp (P)

Events • Savitar Junior Tennis Camp

Events • Swimming Club Nights Round 2

Events • Comedy Night (MH)

• Savitar Junior Tennis Camp

Holiday Programme

15 MON

16 TUES

17 Wed

18 THURS

Events

Events

Events • Movie Night (TL)

Events

MH: Main Hall SB: Serambi Bar P: Poolside L: Library R: Rotterdam Room CR: Chill Out Room

19 FRI

20 SAT

21 SUN

22 MON

23 TUES

24 Wed

25 THURS

26 FRI

Events • Kids & Teens Disco Party (CR)

Events • Tennis Junior Tournament

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events

Events • Swimming Triton League Round 2 • Queen’s Day Party (MH)

• Quiz Night (MH)

27 SAT

28 SUN

29 MON

30 TUES

Events

Events • Swimming Neptune League Round 2

Events

Events • The King’s Speech (T)

• Kids Queens Day

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MAIN EVENTS IN APRIL


Members January/February Issue Colouring Contest for kids Winners of

2013 is the year of the Snake! The year of the snake wishes all kids a healthy and happy Chinese New Year! Here are the top 3 winners!

Ottilie G0361

Sophie Robson R373

Liv Wage W458

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the colouring contest. Prizes can be collected at the reception. Take part in our upcoming colouring contest. So for all kids out there, do your best and you may be the next lucky winner.

Upcoming Contest

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MEMBERS IN FOCUS

Pauline Chua and Richard Boer My name is Richard Boer and I have been living in Singapore for the past 8 years. I am married to Pauline Chua, who is Singaporean. We have a wonderful dog and her name is Lucie. I have worked for Philips Electronics as a software engineer for the past 16 years and have recently been transferred to TP Vision making TVs for Europe and Latin America. I love my job and believe it or not, I have worked for the same company ever since I graduated from Delft Technological University in 1996! You can pretty much guess my age! My wife is a special education teacher at the University Hospital. We have finally decided to join the Hollandse Club as we realized the importance of work life balance. The lush relaxing environment gives us the opportunity to get away from it all‌ We live pretty much in town and it can get very busy and congested these days. We enjoy lazing by the pool or simply hanging out at the terrace eating some some Dutch treats and perhaps my wife will pick some Dutch along the way.

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Members Robert & Eva Stein Q: Can you introduce yourself (and you family) briefly? We’d like to hear where you are from, how long you have been in Singapore, your names, kid’s ages, schools, work, or other interesting things about you. We are a family of six and we are all living abroad for the first time, in Singapore. Robert is working for Caterpillar, in the mining industry, with an originally Dutch machine. He often travels to Australia, India, and Indonesia, as well as the US. He sometimes takes his sketchbook with him. Robert is a keen musician, loves to sail and would like to try this in tropical waters.

Eva is a communication consultant and a homegrown family photographer. The children are Pier, 19, who is having a gap year and eager to go surfing in Bali again, or Australia. He is learning Bahasa and loves to work out and run. Soe, 18, is in GESS’s grade 11 and very much interested in art, on which she’ll write her essay. She is an experienced baby sitter, as well as Marie, almost 16. She is in OFS’s grade 10 and discovering Singapore with many new friends. Charley is 12 and in OFS’s grade 7. All the girls play field hockey at SCC’s team Under 19. Q: If you have recently moved to Singapore, where were you before? How do you like Singapore? For years we were longing to travel along with Robert, while living in the Netherlands, in Vught, near the city of Den Bosch. Moving to Singapore went very fast, and we found a very nice place in Hillcrest Park, with all shops and restaurants within walking distance. What we like about Singapore is that we are living much closer as a family now, and we are spending more time together, as Robert’s travels appear to be much shorter. We enjoy the abundance of activities, the weather, and the food. And of course celebrating the New Year twice. Q: What made you choose to join the Hollandse Club, what draw you to it? The Hollandse Club is a very obvious choice as we are Dutch, and it is close by our home. Being ‘temp members’ for a period of time proved that we just love to come here and enjoy all facilities. We are looking forward to the celebration of Queen’s Day, particularly this year, going from Queen to King. Q: What facilities and classes are you expecting to use a lot, or do already? Already we like to come for a swim with the whole family at the end of the day. Eva has taken up swimming training, and we are looking forward to be able to use the library, the tennis court, and the gym. Pier is considering martial arts classes, Charley went bowling. We like to join the regular movie nights and other parties. Perhaps other members are interested in starting a music band, with Robert on slide trombone or bass guitar and Pier singing?

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: GUEST INTRODUCTION WITHIN THE CLUB Dear members, We would like to highlight the rules with regards to the introduction of guests as described in the Bye Laws in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Hollandse Club: GUESTS a) A guest is any natural person, be it adult or child, who is not a member of the Hollandse Club. b) Residents of Singapore can be introduced only once a month to use the Club’s sports facilities. c) Persons, who are not residents of Singapore, can be introduced for up to 14 (fourteen) days per calendar year to use the Club’s sports facilities. The days do not have to be consecutive. The guest is to show proof of his/her latest date of arrival in Singapore, which must not be more than 7 days earlier. d) The maximum number of guests who can be introduced to make use of Club’s sports facilities is 3 (three) per member per day. e) Guests can be introduced to make use of the food and beverage outlets without any restriction. f) Particulars of all guests should be entered in the guest book provided at the reception area. g) The following fees are payable in respect of use of the Club’s sports facilities including the swimming pool by all guests: - $2.50 per day on Weekdays per guest - $5.00 per day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays per guest - An additional fee to make use of the Gymnasium. The Gymnasium Usage Fee to be decided from time to time by the Main Committee – presently fixed at $20.00 per day per guest. - All fees will be charged to the member’s account. - No fee is payable for the usage of F&B outlets. - No fee is payable for use of puppy room, except for child minding. To cite a few examples. John is not a member of the Hollandse Club and he has a few friends who are members of the Club with whom he plays tennis on a regular basis. John can be introduced only once a month to play tennis at the Hollandse Club and the introducing member has to register his guest at the reception as a user of the tennis court. He will be charged $2.50 (on weekdays) or $5.00 (on weekends) to his account. Susan, a member, is introducing her neighbour Kate with her two young children to the Hollandse Club to make use of the swimming pool. Susan has to register her three guests at the reception as users of the swimming pool. She will be charged $7.50 (on weekdays) or $15.00 (on weekends) to her account. Both John and Kate can not be introduced again by another member in the same month to make use of any of the Club’s sports facilities. However, John and Kate can be introduced to make use of the food and beverage outlets without any restriction. Starting from March, we are asking all the members to show their membership card and register their guests at the reception. If you have a friend who would like to make use of the Club’s sports facilities more than once a month, please refer him/her to our membership department to become a member of the Club. The Hollandse Club Management

Staff service Award Waiter Tan Zhi Jun was presented with the 5 Year Long Service Award. Chef Sukimin was awarded Employee of the Club for the first half of the year. In recognition and appreciation of their dedication to the Club, Zhi Jun will receive a cash reward of $500.00, and Sukimin will receive a cash reward of $100.00.

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Sports & Recreation

Hollandse Club Activities Contacts

CLASS

DAY

TIME VENUE

INSTRUCTOR

A Aerobics (Step)

Wednesday

0900 - 1000

Aqua Aerobics

Wednesday

1100 - 1200 Swimming pool David Verlinde

Aqua Spin

Friday

0830 - 0930 Swimming pool AquaSpin

Rotterdam Ann Yang

CONTACT 9815 0239 6461 1159 9225 7310

9321 6200

B Basketball (7 – 10 years) Sunday

1000 - 1100

Multi Purpose Court Bernard

Williams

9437 6252

Basketball (11 – 13 years) Sunday

1100 - 1200

Multi Purpose Court Bernard

Williams

9437 6252

Bridge (Duplicate) Tuesday

1930 - 2300 Amsterdam

Franciska Ho

6259 3864

0900 - 1230 Amsterdam

Franciska Ho

6259 3864

Rotterdam Ann Yang

9815 0239

Friday

C Cardio Sculpt Mon/Fri

0900 - 1000

H Hockey (Ladies)

2000 - 2100 CCAB

Wednesday

Eveline van Aller

9146 5686

Clara Nieuwenhuijzen

8200 4783

Hockey (Men)

Egbert Abrahams

9235 4449

Wednesday

2100 - 2200 CCAB

Hockey (Youth) Tuesday

1900 - 2000 CCAB Caroline Abrahams

9002 3632

Sunday

0900 - 1100 CCAB Caroline Abrahams

9002 3632

J Judo (Children Beginners) Monday

1600 - 1700

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Judo (7 years & under)

Saturday

0930 - 1030

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Judo (10 years & under) Saturday

1030 - 1130

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Judo (Children Beginners)

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Friday

1600 Youri- 1700 1600 - 1700

Wednesday

1700 - 1800

Judo (Children Intermediate)

Wednesday

Friday

1700 - 1800

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

9750 6305

Judo (10 years & above) Saturday

1130 – 1230

Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

K Karate Sunday

1630 - 1730

Rotterdam

Peter Robertson

9681 1927

Rotterdam

Peter Robertson

9681 1927

Kickboxing Tue & Wed Various

M Mahjong

Moms & Tots

Friday

Tuesday

0900 - 1200 Terrace Coordinator needed

-

1000 - 1130

Rotterdam Coordinator needed

-

Gym Ashraf

8526 6913

P Personal Training By Appointment -

Youri

8267 2477

Pilates Tuesday

1200 - 1300

Rotterdam Ann Yang

9815 0239

Thursday

2000 - 2100

Rotterdam Ann Yang

9815 0239

S Squash (Junior Training) Saturday

1200 - 1400 Squash court

Yeo Kiang Bee

8147 8059

Squash (Training) Tuesday

1900 - 2100 Squash court

Daniel Gelinas

9725 4198

Squash (Ladies Social)

1900 - 2100 Squash court

Daniel Gelinas

9725 4198

Squash (Social) Thursday

1900 - 2200 Squash court

Daniel Gelinas

9725 4198

Saturday

1400 - 1700 Squash court

Daniel Gelinas

9725 4198

Swimming Lessons / Competition

Wednesday

Mon-Sat

Various Swimming pool David Verlinde

T Taekwondo Saturday

1500 - 1600

Raymond Chin

9181 0827

Tennis (Free Family Courts) Sunday

0900 - 1200 Tennis court

Reception

6464 5225

Tennis (Ladies Competition)

Friday

0900 - 1200 Tennis court Natalie Grob

9272 0170

Tennis (Ladies Social) Monday

0900 - 1200 Tennis court Maja

9750 7124

Tennis (Men’s Social) Saturday

1400 - 1700 Tennis court

Patrice Plet

9833 4038

Tennis (Mixed Social)

1900 – 2100 Tennis court Valdo David

9109 2856

1600 – 1800 Tennis court Valdo David

9109 2856

Tennis Lessons Mon-Sat Various Tennis court Scott Johnston

9038 9348

Wednesday

Sunday

Rotterdam

6461 1159 9225 7310

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MARTIAL ARTS FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 YEARS & ABOVE, TEENS and ADULTS JUDO

BY GERARD LIM / MELVYNNA TAMBUNAN

Judo, which is translated as the “gentle way”, teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo.

Day/Time: Monday – 10 sessions (Children Beginners) 4.00pm – 5.00pm Start Date: 8 April 2013 End Date: 10 June 2013

Friday – 9 sessions 5.00pm – 6.00pm (Children Intermediate) Start Date: 12 April 2013 End Date: 14 June 2013

Wednesday – 9 sessions 4.00pm – 5.00pm (Children Beginners) 5.00pm – 6.00pm (Children Intermediate)) Start Date: 10 April 2013 End Date: 12 June 2013

Saturday – 11 sessions 9.30am – 10.30am (Judo U7 years) 10.30am – 11.30pm (Judo U10 years) 11.30am – 12.30pm (Judo O10 years) Start Date: 6 April 2013 End Date: 15 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $32.50 x number of sessions, Guest $39.50 x number of sessions Min to Start: 6 pax

Women Personal Protection & Combat Tone BY GERARD LIM / MELVYNNA TAMBUNAN Day/Time: Thursday – 9 sessions 9.30am – 11.00am Start Date: 11 April 2013 End Date: 13 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $32.50 x number of sessions, Guest $39.50 x number of sessions Min to Start: 6 pax

Classes are pro-rated from time of joining. Pre-registration required for new courses.

Please register at least a week before the class starts, to ensure minimum pax is met for class to begin. Register your interest via Reception. For new courses, you will receive a confirmation email three days before class starts to confirm the course is commencing.

TAEKWONDO

BY RAYMOND CHIN

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.

Day/Time: Saturday – 13 sessions 3.00pm – 4.00pm Start Date: 6 April 2013 End Date: 29 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $21.50 x number of sessions, Guest $24.00 x number of sessions Min to Start: 5 pax

Zen Do Ka Freestyle Karate is a modern mix of Karate, Kung Fu, Kickboxing and other Martial Arts styles. Karate Kidz and Adults have fun learning practical self-defence techniques while developing fitness, physical skills, coordination, confidence, self esteem and discipline – thus improving performance in other sports. Participants learn through games and fun competitions, exciting tricks, spinning kicks, and punches by hitting pads, NOT each other. Parents can also train alongside their children. All ages from 5 to 105 years!

ZDK KIDZ FREESTYLE KARATE BY SENSEI PETER A. ROBERSTON Day/Time: Sunday – 9 sessions (Late starters will be pro-rated from their first session) 4.30pm – 5.30pm Start Date: 21 April 2013 End Date: 16 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $30.00 x no. of sessions, Guest $35.00 x no. of sessions Min to Start: 4 pax

ZDK ELITE KICKBOXING BY SENSEI PETER A. ROBERSTON Kickboxing; Adults & Teens (13 & over) Mixed Gender Classes: Tuesday – 12 sessions (Late starters will be pro rated from their 1st session) 7.30pm – 8.30pm Start Date: 2 April 2013 End Date: 18 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $30.00 x no. of sessions, Guest $35.00 x no. of sessions Min to Start: 2 pax Ladies Only Kickboxing: Wednesday – 11 sessions 10.30am – 11.30am Start Date: 3 April 2013 End Date: 19 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $30.00 x no. of sessions, Guest $35.00 x no. of sessions Min to Start: 2 pax

NEW TERM – REGISTER NOW! Minimum number of pax required for term to commence. To Register: Complete S&R Registration Form at the Club’s Reception. Any inquiries, please email Sports & Rec: sports.exec@hollandseclub.org.sg or call 6461 1127.

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BODY WORKOUT WITH ANN YANG

Classes are pro-rated from time of joining. Pre-registration required for new courses.

Please register at least a week before the class starts, to ensure minimum pax is met for class to begin. Register your interest via Reception. For new courses, you will receive a confirmation email three days before class starts to confirm the course is commencing.

CARDIO SCULPT

Combining cardiovascular and muscle sculpting exercises, it is a great class to attend if weight loss is an objective. This activity increases fat-burning while the strength training increases muscle mass, which in turn increases the body’s metabolism.

Day/Time: Monday – 11 sessions 9.00am – 10.00am Start Date: 15 April 2013 End Date: 24 June 2013 Friday – 10 sessions 9.00am – 10.00am Start Date: 19 April 2013 End Date: 28 June 2013 Min to Start: 6 pax Term Fees: Member $18.50 x number of sessions, Guest $23.50 x number of sessions

PILATES

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. It uses controlled movements in the form of mat exercises or equipment to tone and strengthen the body.

Day/Time: Tuesday – 11 sessions 12.00pm – 1.00pm Start Date: 16 April 2013 End Date: 25 June 2013 Thursday – 11 sessions 8.00pm – 9.00pm Start Date: 18 April 2013 End Date: 27 June 2013 Min to Start: 6 pax Term Fees: Member $18.50 x number of sessions, Guest $23.50 x number of sessions

STEP AEROBICS

Step Aerobics is distinguished from other forms of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform. The height can be tailored to individual needs by inserting risers under the step. Step aerobics classes are offered at many gyms and fitness centers which have a group exercise program.

Day/Time: Wednesday – 10 sessions 9.00am – 10.00am Start Date: 17 April 2013 End Date: 26 June 2013 Min to Start: 6 pax Term Fees: Member $18.50 x number of sessions, Guest $23.50 x number of sessions

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Sports & Recreation Classes are pro-rated from time of joining. Pre-registration required for new courses.

Please register at least a week before the class starts, to ensure minimum pax is met for class to begin. Register your interest via Reception. For new courses, you will receive a confirmation email three days before class starts to confirm the course is commencing.

FUN SKIP

New Class Preregistration Required – one week before term starts Day/Time: Thursday – 10 sessions 5.00pm – 6.00pm (7-11 years old) Start Date: 18 April 2013 End Date: 20 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $25.00 x number of sessions Guest $30.00 x number of sessions Min to Start: 4 pax NEW TERM – REGISTER NOW! Minimum number of pax required for term to commence. To Register: Complete S&R Registration Form at the Club’s Reception. Any inquiries, please email Sports & Rec: sports.exec@hollandseclub.org.sg or call 6461 1127.

Day/Time: Friday – 12 sessions Class Time: 9.00am – 10.00am Start Date: 5 April 2013 End Date: 28 June 2013 Term Fees: Member $37.00 x number of sessions, Guest $42.00 x number of sessions Minimum to start: 4 Pax

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SWIMMING

Sports & Recreation

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE DUTCH CLUB MEMBERS THE AQUADUCKS TEAM WISHES YOU GREAT HEALTH, PEACE AND JOY FOR 2013. IT WILL BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET. At Aquaducks we are looking forward to an even greater year than last, in 2013 the children will enjoy their swimming lessons, learn fast and understand teamwork. For new members who are interested in swimming lesson please email Denise or Marilou at hollandse@aquaducks.com.sg and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Come and join the Fun! Pool Party On the last Friday of 2012 we had a Pool Party at the club. Thank you all for coming it was a great party and it was great to see how much fun you all had.

Upcoming events Races Aquaducks Championship – 17 March Hollandse club Championship – 12 May Neptune League Round 2 – Sunday 28 April Neptune League Round 3 – Sunday 2 June Triton league Round 2 – Friday 26 April Triton league Round 3 – Friday 31 May Club Nights (swim trials for the swim team) Round 2 – Friday 12 April Round 3 – Friday 17 May ABC – Swimming Awards 2013 Round 1 Sunday – 24 March (9.00am - 12.00pm) Round 2 Sunday – 16 June (9.00am - 12.00pm) Please take note that these dates might be subject to change. Therefore always be attentive to emails send out. Take note the Neptune/Triton League swimming competitions and the ABC – Swimming awards are based on invitation only. Other events are for all to join in! Do email us at hollandse@aquaduck.com.sg might you have any enquiries or questions.

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TENNIS Pro Tennis Clinic On Sunday, 13th January, we had the honor to welcome former Dutch professional male tennis players, Jacco Eltingh & Paul Haarhuis. Almost 100 of our members were able to enjoy a clinic from these two Dutch Heroes and the Savitar Group. The event was quite a success! Thanks to all the participants and members who joined us. It was great fun to watch the exhibition matches of Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh.

Junior’s Tournament On Saturday 2nd February the first Junior’s Tennis Tournament of 2013 was played. 27 Children competed in the categories: Boys / Girls U6, U8, U10 and U12. After some tough and hard fighting matches the kids could cool down with some drinks, snacks and ice-cream. The winners went home with a nice trophy and the other participants enjoyed the luckydraw. It was a great afternoon with a lot of fun! We hope to see you all again at our next tournament!

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Sports & Recreation Our upcoming events are March day TBC: Friday Fun Night Social March 15: Beginners’ Tennis Toss April 19-20: Junior Tournament May 4: Club Championships Singles May 18: Club Championships Doubles June 1-2: Junior Club Championships September 20-22: Davis Cup November 15-16: Mixed Doubles

TENNIS SOCIALS Family Social: Every Sunday from 9.00am to 12.00pm 2 courts Book a court via Club’s Reception 64645225 Ladies Socials: Every Monday from 9.00am to 12.00pm 4 courts Maja Duyverman 97507124

Mixed Social: Every Wednesday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm 1 court Every Sunday from 4.00pm to 6.00pm 2 courts Valdo David 91092856

Internal Ladies’ Competition: Every Friday from 9.00am to 11.00am 3 courts Natalie Grob 92720170 Men’s Social: Every Saturday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm 3 courts Patrice Plet 98334038

TENNIS COMMITTEE Patrice Plet (Convener) Natalie Grob Mireille Kodden Pauline Welten

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Want to be sure to get all information on tennis activities? Send an e-mail to: tenniscommittee@hollandseclub.org.sg and we will put you on the mailing list.

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Sports & Recreation

HOCKEY Dutch Youth Hockey

The year has started off well with good trainings and an exciting morning full of matches during our internal competition. We are also participating in an external league for the first time, starting 23 February. Each month there will be one Saturday morning with matches against local schools and some other clubs, either at CCAB, UWC or St Hilda’s secondary school. Schedule for the rest of the season is as follows: Sundays from 9.00am - 10.00am for groups 1,2 and 3 and 10.00am - 11.00am for groups 5 and 6. Tuesday from 7.00pm - 8.00pm for groups 5 and 6. CCAB, Hockey pitch, 22 Evans Road Sunday Dates: • 3 March • 10 March • 17 March Internal competition • 24 March • 21 April •5 May • 12 May • 19 May - End of the year Tournament

Tuesday Dates: • 5 March • 12 March • 19 March • 26 March • 16 April • 23 April • 7 May • 14 May • 21 May

All Hockey sections We also have Ladies Hockey trainings on Wednesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Men’s Hockey trainings on Wednesdays at 9.00pm to 10.00pm. All trainings are held at CCAB pitch, 22 Evans Road. If you would like to participate in the leagues and / or trainings, please contact the respective Convenors: Ladies section: Clara Nieuwenhuyzen, Eveline van Aller (dutchhockeyladies@hotmail.com) Men’s section: Egbert Abrahams (egbertabrahams@hotmail.com) Youth section: Caroline Abrahams (dutchyouthhockey@gmail.com)

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SQUASH Squash Report After the joys of the of the Christmas holidays the esteemed members of the Hollandse Club Squash Team have been busy losing a few kilos and sharpening their skills in preparation for the National Squash League, that started in the middle of February where we hope to have a repeat of 2011 and win something. We have managed to put out four teams this year putting priority into the Veteran’s divisions, where we think we have a good chance of getting somewhere. Our NSL teams for the season: VETERANS 1 FRIDAY Captain: Kim Hine Vice-Captain: Daniel Gelinas 1 BHOJWANI, MANOJ 2 BUITER, MAUREEN 3 GELINAS, DANIEL 4 GOH, ALFIE 5 HASCHER, ALEXANDER 6 HINE, KIM 7 MUKERJI, GAUTAM 8 SAARLOOS, FRED 9 STOKES, ROSS 10 SUTHERLAND, MICHAEL 11 SZEKELY, EUGENE 12 TANG, KEVIN 13 VAN BREMPT, GEERT 14 YEOH, ROBSON 15 ZONDERVAN, BERT

VETERANS 2 FRIDAY Captain: Alan Naughton Vice-Captain: Paul Roberts 1 BHOJWANI, MANOJ 2 BUITER, MAUREEN 3 GOH, ALFIE 4 MALIK, SHAZAD 5 MISRA, SAKET 6 MUKERJI, GAUTAM 7 NAUGHTON, ALAN 8 PERERA, NIRANJAN 9 ROBERTS, PAUL 10 ROBSON, BEN 11 SZEKELY, EUGENE 12 TANG, KEVIN 13 VAN BREMPT, GEERT 14 WONG, WENDELL 15 ZONDERVAN, BERT

E-LEAGUE MONDAY Captain: Maureen Buiter Vice-Captain: Alfie Goh 1 BHOJWANI, MANOJ 2 BUIST, JAN WILLEM 3 BUITER, MAUREEN 4 GOH, ALFIE 5 MALIK, SHAZAD 6 MISRA, SAKET 7 MUKERJI, GAUTAM 8 NAUGHTON, ALAN 9 PERERA, NIRANJAN 10 ROBERTS, PAUL 11 SZEKELY, EUGENE 12 VAN BREMPT, GEERT 13 VARGHESE, VIJOY 14 WONG, WENDELL 15 ZONDERVAN, BERT

F-LEAGUE WEDNESDAY Captain: Vijoy Varghese Vice-Captain: Nikhil Bhambri 1 BHAMBRI, NIKHIL 2 BUIST, JAN WILLEM 3 CHOUDHURY, LESLIE 4 MACFADDEN, DECLAN 5 MALIK, SHAZAD 6 MISRA, SAKET 7 NAUGHTON, ALAN 8 PERERA, NIRANJAN 9 PLET, PATRICE 10 ROBERTS, PAUL 11 ROBSON, BEN 12 VAN BREMPT, GEERT 13 VARGHESE, VIJOY 14 WAUTERS, BRENDAN 15 WONG, WENDELL

The internal league is also helping to get people back onto the courts and we have certainly seen more interest from Hollandse Club members to participate. The internal leagues are spread across the ability spectrum and have been designed to ensure that everyone within the Squash Club gets the chance to play others of similar standard. There are a few sectors that need some attention and those are the younger ones and the female fraternity. We do have lessons/sessions in place to cater for both and so if you feel that perhaps there is a spare moment in your child’s schedule on a Saturday, then coach Yeo teaches the youngsters from noon to 2pm at very reasonable rates. The upside to the lessons are that your child is learning a game that involves skill, speed of thought and agility (although you wouldn’t know this if you watched some of our senior players) and even more importantly, it will exhaust them, giving you time to relax in the afternoon. What more could us parents ask for? For those ladies out there looking to take up a new sport or perhaps return to the sport after a few years of absence, then we have our ladies sessions/drills on a Wednesday evening. These are normally hosted by our Charismatic Canadian Convenor who will certainly put you through your paces whilst at the same time teaching you the nuances of the game. For the rest of you out there -- let me ask you -- would you prefer to sit down in front of the TV with a beer in your hand watching the football on a Saturday afternoon, or would you rather invigorate your life, have a goal to work towards that will almost certainly cause you a great deal of sweat and pain but will leave you feeling a better person (metaphorically speaking of course). Then, of course you can sit down after the squash with some unique friends and drink that beer and watch that football but feel so much better about it! So why not make the effort and come down to the squash courts Saturday afternoons after 2 p.m. and give it a go. We also have drills on Tuesday evenings and social sessions on Thursday evenings. In the coming months, we will be holding the internal competition, so if you do have any interest then please make sure you put your name down. As a foot note – the club has recently spent a great deal of money polishing the floors of the courts because there have been people playing on the courts with standard trainers rather than specific indoor non marking shoes. In an attempt to combat this, the courts will be locked and those using them will have to sign out keys from Reception. This way we can track any changes that occur to the courts. There are also signs detailing the types of shoes allowed. Please take note, and play responsibly on our courts. WWw.hollandseclub.org.sg The Hollandse Club 39


LIBRARY BOOKSHELF Mar / APR 2013

English Books

“Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire A novel for fans whose love for a story turned a wish into the book in your hand.

“Bring Up The Bodies” by Hilary Mantel She won with this book her second Man Booker Price and this year the Costa book Price. This is the second instalment of the trilogy of the rise and fall of Tudor statesman and fixer-in chief Thomas Cromwell.

“Mercedes 911” by Denis Brouwer About his “obsession”for the orange and green trucks,their reputation due to their toughness and reliability. Beautifully illustrated and very readable.

English Childrens’ Books “The Brother Band” by John Flanagan the new apprentice series.Enter a world of wolf ships,epic battles and treachery in cold northern seas.Enter the world of Brotherband.

Other Kids’ Series available: “Oliver Moon”, “Judy Moody”, “Ready, Freddy” and “Captain Underpants”.

Dutch Books “Caleidoscoop” by Jansma Janine is de jonge, mooie en ambitieuze eigenaresse van Club Mercury, een succesvolle dans- en eetgelegenheid in onze hoofdstad. Als haar man Albert voor de deur van de club wordt vermoord, stort haar wereld in. Wie wilde hem dood? Is haar leven en dat van haar dochter ook in gevaar? En waarom blijft haar verleden haar zo hardnekkig achtervolgen? “Tweestrijd” by L. Jansma Als Sonja (een rechercheur) en Maurice (een advocaat) de villa tegenover die van Hanna en Axel (een gynaecoloog) betrekken, raken hun levens ongewild met elkaar verstrengeld. Wanneer Hanna ontdekt dat Axels verleden niet zo brandschoon is als ze altijd gedacht heeft, krijgen de gebeurtenissen een gevaarlijke wending, met ongekende gevolgen. “Staat van verwondering” by Ann Patchett Wetenschapper Marina Singh, die onderzoek doet bij een farmaceutisch bedrijf, wordt min of meer gedwongen om erachter te komen wat er met haar collega Anders Eckman is gebeurd die overleed aan koorts in het Amazonegebied. Als Marina in de jungle aankomt, blijkt ze zich tegen alle verwachtingen in prima staande te kunnen houden in extreme omstandigheden. Ze ontdekt het een en ander over zichzelf, haar vrienden en vakgenoten. Meeslepende en puntig geschreven roman met een verrassend einde.

“De bijbel voor ongelovigen” by G. Kuijer Wie niet gelovig is, leest meestal geen bijbel. En dat is jammer, want het bevat een aantal van de allermooiste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur. Kuijer verteld ze na voor ongelovigen. Te beginnen met het eerste boek, Genesis.

“Kinderen van het ruige land” by A. Hulst Een prachtig verhaal over het leven van 4 kinderen op het platteland, die opgroeien zonder vader en een levenslustige, maar leugenachtige moeder die achtervolgd wordt door schuldeisers. Kunnen de kinderen ontkomen aan de groeiende problemen, of is hun lot al bepaald? “De comedyclub” by Eva Posthuma de Boer Een journalist, een cabaretier, een kok, een verslaggeefster en een studente. Allen jagen ze hun eigen doel na. Ze zoeken simpelweg naar geluk. Het klinkt als een geruststellende, gemeenschappelijke deler. Maar waar zoek je geluk in een wereld waarin alles mogelijk lijkt - in idealisme, in creativiteit, in ambitie, in zinnelijkheid? En hoever ga je voor je eigen streven? Ongemerkt raken deze vijf mensen verstrikt in zichzelf en elkaar, en bezegelen daarmee het lot van een van hen. 40 The Hollandse Club WWw.hollandseclub.org.sg

“Duivelspiek” by Deon Meyer Wie is de mysterieuze persoon die het recht in eigen hand neemt? De anonieme wreker die in de pers al snel de bijnaam Artemis krijgt, omdat een getuige een vrouw met een speer meent te hebben gezien op de plek waar een vermoorde pedofiel is gevonden? De politie kan uiteraard niet passief toekijken en zet de ervaren inspecteur Benny Griessel op de zaak. Maar Griessel wordt geteisterd door zijn eigen persoonlijke problemen. Een kidnapping van een kind leidt tot de ontknoping en een schokkend einde… “Villa Triste” by L. Grimble Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog worden de zusjes Caterina en Isabella Cammaccio gedwongen de moeilijkste beslissingen van hun leven te nemen waarvan de consequenties nog jarenlang zullen doorwerken. Veertig jaar later moet Alessandro Pallioti een merkwaardige moordzaak op een oude man oplossen. De vermoorde man blijkt een held voor de verzetsleden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog te zijn geweest. Hij is doodgeschoten en er is zout in zijn mond gepropt. Als Pallioti het dagboek van Caterina tussen het bewijsmateriaal vindt, wordt een ontstellende geschiedenis van het verzet en het leven van twee zussen opgerakeld. Waargebeurd. “De darlings van New York” by C. Alger Paul Ross begint na maanden werkeloosheid als hoofd van de juridische afdeling in de investeringsmaatschappij van zijn schoonvader, de miljonair Carter Darling. Weekendjes in de Hamptons, grote feesten en een appartement op Park Avenue in New York bepalen het leven van hem en zijn vrouw Merrill Darling terwijl om hen heen het meest catastrofale financiële drama sinds de Grote Depressie zich afspeelt. Als door een tragisch noodlot het mediacircus zich op de Darlings richt, wordt het bedrijf doorgelicht en komt een fenomenaal schandaal aan het licht. Kiest Paul voor zichzelf en verraadt hij zijn vrouw en haar familie of verdedigt hij de firma tegen elke prijs? En welke rol kiest pater familias Carter?

“Dit zijn de namen” by T. Wieringa Een grensstad in de steppe. Uit de vlakte duikt een groep verwilderde vluchtelingen op. Ze veroorzaken angst en onrust in de stad. Beg, commissaris van politie, laat ze oppakken en vindt in hun bagage het bewijs van een misdaad. Beg ontrafelt de geschiedenis van hun helletocht, en leert de waarheid over zijn eigen Joodse achtergrond kennen. “Hoe overleeft Rosa in New York?” by F. Oomen Het 1e boek uit de nieuwe ‘hoe overleef ik’ serie maar dan absoluut voor Young Adults. Rosa gaat als aupair naar New York. En Neuz vlucht naar Berlijn. Een boek waar onderwerpen als blowen, roken, vreemd gaan en drinken voorbij komen. “Zwarte zwaan” by G. Samson Rifka verzint dingen. Dat doet ze altijd. Leugens en grapjes. Maar ook dingen om te doen. Nu heeft ze iets nieuws bedacht. Het is griezelig en geweldig tegelijk. Rifka wil haar eigen begrafenis meemaken. Duveke zegt dat het niet kan. Maar Rifka denkt van wel. Ze wil het. En als Rifka iets wil, dan gebeurt het. Samen met Duuf gaat ze de hele wereld voor gek zetten. Dit wordt de stunt van de eeuw. Drie kinderen, drie verhalen. Ik ben Duveke. Hij is Olivier. Jij bent Rifka. Als je aan alles gedacht hebt, kan er toch eigenlijk niks verkeerd gaan? “Heimwee naar hagelslag” by L. Stegeman In dit boek lees je over elf kinderen die Nederland achter zich lieten en een totaal nieuw avontuur tegemoet gingen. Nieuwe vrienden. Een vreemd huis. Onbekend eten. Een andere taal. Verhuizen is heftig. Helemaal als je ouders besluiten de grens over te gaan. Met onbekende afloop... “De Strijd om de cathedraal ” by J. Vriens Dat het leven als zoon van een bouwmeester niet over rozen gaat, merkt Thies elke dag. Hij moet naar de kloosterschool, maar vindt het veel spannender om op de bouwplaats van de kathedraal te zijn. Als hij weer eens de klas wordt uitgestuurd, ziet hij hoe een meisje wordt lastiggevallen op straat. Het meisje blijkt Mette te heten en ze is blind. Thies wordt de ogen van Mette. Door zijn verhalen komt de kathedraal tot leven voor Mette. Maar samen met haar raakt hij ook betrokken bij de felle strijd om de kathedraal, want niet iedereen is het eens met de bouw. Thies gaat steeds meer twijfelen of hij later zijn vader wel wil opvolgen als bouwmeester, want diep in zijn hart wil hij eigenlijk iets heel anders worden.

“100% Bo, 100% Julia, 100% Beverley” by N. Smit 3 boeken uit de zeer populaire serie van Nikki Smit, genomineerd voor verschillende prijzen, waaronder de Nederalndse Kinderjury. “Weerwolf(n)achtbaan” by P. van Loon Dolfje en Noura gaan op schoolreisje naar de Efteling. Terug bij school blijkt Noura weg. Hoe kan dat? Dolfje wil meteen terug naar de Efteling. In de Efteling komen bij volle maan vreemde wezens tot leven... Bovendien is er een gevaarlijke samenzwering... Wat betekent de Nacht van de Macht van Acht? En wat willen al die heksen? “Nederland” by C. Dematons Een prachtig prentenboek zonder tekst over historie, tradities en eigenaardigheden van Nederland. Op elke plaat kun je bovendien zoeken naar Sietse en Hielke en hun Kameleon, de kleine kapitein, een tuinkabouter, een reiger, een camperbusje, een gele ballon en... Zwarte Piet.


Club Information

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Festivities Committee Chairperson: Vacant Members: Vacant Kids Committee Chairperson: Eva Bell 9298 5924 Members: Vacant Sports Committee Chairperson: Guido Nieuwenhuijzen

F&B Committee Chairperson: Jean-Paul Deslypere 9826 2598 Members: Patricia Butin Bik, Sytske Rijkens, Azaa Undeejav Jargalma & Nienke Nauta-Kuipers

Library Committee Convenor: Hian Tan 6468 4004 Members: Liesbeth van der Hulst, Cora Smouter, Joossien Dessing, Angela Bowskill, George Thia, Helmy Faber & Susanne Westerbeek Finance Committee Chairperson: Bas Winkel Members: Then Wee Lin & Wietske Helle

FACILITY INFORMATION Club Opening Hours Sun - Thur 7.00am - 11.00pm Fri - Sat 7.00am - 1.00am

Swimming Pool Mon - Sun 8.00am - 10.00pm NB: Closure times for competitive swimming: Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur 5pm - 7.30pm (Two lanes will remain open) Last Friday each month 5.00pm - 7.00pm *At least two lanes will remain open on School Holidays between Monday to Friday

General Office Hours Mon - Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm Tel: 6464 5225 (Reception) Fax: 6468 6272 Lost & Found Items Please contact the Housekeeper Tel: 6461 1114 or Reception Tel: 6464 5225

Tennis Courts (Booking required) Mon - Sun 7.00am - 11.00pm Court Bookings: reception@hollandseclub.org.sg Child Minding Service 1 to 6 years Mon - Fri 8.30am - 12.00pm Tel: 6461 1150 Mums & Tots Group Newborn to 4 years at Rotterdam Room

Food & Beverage outlets The Lounge Mon - Sun 9.00am - Closing (Last order 9.45pm) Reservations: Reception Tel: 6464 5225 or Email: rm@hollandseclub.org.sg (Closed on Monday) Serambi Bar Wed - Sun

6.00pm - 11.00pm

Terrace Mon - Sun

8.00am - 11.00pm (Last order 10.00pm)

(Beverages available until closing) Belgium Beer Bar Mon to Fri 8.00am - 12.00pm 6.00pm - 10.00pm Sat, Sun & PH 8.00am - 12.00pm 4.00pm - 11.00pm For special opening hours for events, please ask at reception. During opening hours a limited menu is served. Tradewinds Bar Sun - Thur Fri - Sat Eve PH & PH

Pool Bar Mon - Thu 10.00am - 6.00pm Fri - Sun & Public Holiday 9.00am - 7.00pm Sports & Recreation Facilities Bowling Alley Wed - Fri 3.00pm - 9.00pm Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH 10.00am - 9.00pm Closed on Monday & Tuesday Gymnasium Mon - Sun

Tue 10.00am - 11.30am The Puppy Club (For children aged from 1 to 6 years) Mon - Thur 12.00pm - 8.00pm Fri 12.00pm - 10.00pm Sat & PH 10.00am - 10.00pm Sun 10.00am - 8.00pm

7.00am - 10.00pm

Library Tue - Sat Facility information for the library will be different every week. Multi-purpose Sports Court Mon - Sun 8.00am - 10.00pm Please check availability with reception before using Squash Courts Mon - Sun

Juniors Room (For children aged 7 years and above) Mon - Thur 12.00pm - 8.00pm Fri 12.00pm - 10.00pm Sat & PH 10.00am -10.00pm Sun 10.00am - 8.00pm

7.00am - 11.00pm

Court Bookings: reception@hollandseclub.org.sg 11.00am - 11.00pm 11.00am - 1.00am 11.00am - 1.00am

The Chillout Room (For children aged 12 years and above) Mon - Sun 10.00am - 9.00pm

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