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September/October 2011

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Exclusive Article about Patricia Snel

September Open House


International Rotation Months

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Fashion Show Ladies Only F1 Simulation Tournament


Youngest Female Ultramarathoner

Rowing In Singapore

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HOLLANDSE CLUB 22 Camden Park Singapore 299814 Tel: 6464 5225 Fax: 6468 6272 Email: Website: Court Bookings: MAIN COMMITTEE President Albert Jan Hofman Vice-President Jacqueline Lemmens First Secretary Kim van der Heeden Second Secretary & Sub-Committee Coordinator Catelijne Botterweck Treasurer Robert Gorter Member for Food & Beverage Jean-Paul Deslypere Member for Sports Guido Nieuwenhuijzen Ordinary Member Young-Min Bouman


This Issue 19 Facts About F1


SUB COMMITTEE Member for Festivities Nancy Hilbrink 8223 6303 Disciplinary Committee Paul Stuart CLUB MANAGEMENT General Manager René Verhulst 6461 1103 Operations Executive Jeeta Kaur 6461 1104

Brazilian Fiesta


Banquet Operations Manager Tan Boon Phang 6461 1137 Banquet Executive Mariah Said 6461 1112 Head of Membership & Marketing Evan Quek 6461 1139

8 Things We Love About Germany

Membership Executive Darma Jahari 6461 1111 Marketing & Communications Executive Geoffrey Chia 6461 1117 Public Affairs Bridget van Akkooi 6461 1161 Events & Entertainment Manager Nele Cornelis 6461 1110 Food & Beverage Manager Jan Faizal 6461 1118

President’s Message


General Manager’s Message


Events & Activities






Executive Sous Chef Christian Crowder 6461 1118

Teens & Kids


Sports & Recreation Manager Dean Chee 6461 1151

Food & Beverage


Finance Manager Vangel Neo 6461 1108





Club Information


Accountant Zoey Lee 6461 1106 Human Resource Executive Diyana A.B. 6461 1113 Executive Housekeeper Karrey Quek 6461 1114 Administrative Assistant Regina Sim 6461 1160

The Hollandse Club Magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed free to members of the Club. 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. The Hollandse Club 1

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “Welcome back! A new school year has kicked off and so has a new season of activities and initiatives at the Hollandse Club..”

Dear Fellow Members, Welcome back! A new school year has kicked off and so has a new season of activities and initiatives at the Hollandse Club. Allow me to highlight just a few in this column, that I hope will both rouse your interest and wet your appetite. On 9 September, the poolside will be the setting for the second Welcome Back BBQ. After last year’s successful launch we felt a repeat was in order and this time around we have more in store in terms of culinary diversity and ambiance. The event will be laced with live Latin music; in keeping with the first of our monthly country themes; Brazil. The evening will be preceded by welcome drinks for new members who joined the Club in the last year. So attending the BBQ is not only a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, but a great opportunity to welcome new ones. I hope many of you will sign up! New and exciting extracurricular activities have been launched for both kids and adults. Among others, the Club is now hosting guitar, keyboard and art classes. Kids-only music and movement classes are now also available, conducted on the Club premises by eZoo School of Music & Fine Arts. New dance and ballet classes also feature, instructed by Zuri Kumaly and Lilian Broekhuizen. We are delighted that we can host this diverse array of activities for both the young and the (little) older.

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As well as our regular features such as the popular Comedy Night in the coming months, on 23 September the Club will play host to crime novelist Patricia Snel who will afford us a rare peek into the mind of a crime writer and talk about the latest book she is working on, which is set in Singapore. In keeping with our desire to cater to a diverse palate and incorporating some requests from you, changes will be made to the Club menu in September that we hope will meet with your approval. Traditional fare will still be featured, alongside healthy options for members of all ages. Our country themes will feature too; following Brazil is Germany in October. For the first time, The Lounge will take part in the highly successful Singapore Dining City Restaurant Week, offering a choice of set menus at an attractive price. Preceding this, our next Open House will be held on 17 September. Both events, we hope, will entice newcomers to become members. After the traditionally slow months of July and August, the coming months will see renewed buzz and activity at the Club. More details on all the activities and events can be found in this magazine or by contacting Events on 6461 1110 or at I look forward to seeing many of you on 9 September! Albert Jan Hofman President, Hollandse Club

GM’S MESSAGE “The first thing you will notice when coming into the Club will be the new look of the reception. It may have been a daring move but we decided to get rid of the dated ‘wooden panel look’ and move into the 21st century with a refreshing approach.”

Dear Members, It is good to see everybody back from their holidays and we hope you all had a great and relaxing time. Don’t forget the grand Welcome Back Pool BBQ on 9 September, where we will also welcome the latest members who joined the Club this year. Unlike last year, when we were very busy right up to the middle of July, thanks to the World Cup, we had a very LOW season this year and the club looked deserted. In a way that was convenient because it allowed us to move into our planned renovation programs with full force. On the other hand, we suffered due to very poor revenues. The first thing you will notice when coming into the Club will be the new look of the reception. It may have been a daring move but we decided to get rid of the dated ‘wooden panel look’ and move into the 21st century with a refreshing approach. It took our designer a while to convince all parties involved that this would suit the club but looking at all the young families with many kids, we felt that it was the right time to make a change. MEMBERSHIP Traditionally a lot of people repatriate in the months of June and July and this year was no exception. Unfortunately, we had to bid farewell to a lot of nice members relocating to their Motherland or elsewhere because of professional transfers. We would like to thank them all for their support of the Hollandse Club and hope they leave Singapore with fond memories.

This sets us back quite a bit in terms of memberships and we are looking for your help to bring back the numbers to the previous level. The club is offering great referral awards for any new prospective members that you pass on to us. Please contact the membership department for more information: or call 6461111 HOLLANDSE CLUB HOTEL ROOMS While everybody was enjoying their holidays, we worked hard to get the hotel rooms ready for 1 September. We have already opened up for reservations through our website and to no surprise started receiving bookings almost immediately. We are obviously counting on full support from our members and all those international companies that are linked to the club through our members and who are looking to put up their visiting executives from overseas, short or long term. We will also continue to provide some spa services in the Garden spa that will be adjusted for this purpose. Massages, sport massage, manicure, pedicure and some beauty treatments will be available by appointment only. Please contact reception for more information. NEW POOL TOWELS Just to clarify, once you sign in and collect your towel from reception, you will have to return your towel to the reception and not leave them in a basket or in the changing rooms. The new towels can be used around the pool and changing rooms. We are kindly requesting all members to take only one per person. This will help us to keep the cost of washing down and also helps the environment.

TENNIS COURTS RENEWAL The tennis courts 1 and 2 are now completely resurfaced and the nets have been replaced with new ones as well. As mentioned before, we need to increase the rent for the courts slightly in order to recover a bit of the investment and also to stay in line with general cost increases. Moreover, we are changing the definition of the Peak Hours because currently it doesn’t reflect the reality of the situation. Therefore, as from 12th of September 2011 the following tennis court rental charges will apply: Off Peak: Mon to Fri 7am – 6pm, (excluding public holidays): $6.50 per hour Peak: (Mon to Fri after 6pm, weekends & public holidays, whole day): $9.50 p.h. These rates are exclusive of GST. MEMBER BENEFITS Our marketing and membership department is working very hard to obtain all sorts of discounts and special features for our members around Singapore. More information will be published in our Magazine and on our website. September and October will be busy months with a lot of exciting events. We will have a Ladies Only Fashion Show on 7 October, the September Fair on 23 September and to warm up for the Formula 1, we will stage our own racing contest on state-of-the-art F1 simulators, right here in the Hollandse Club on 18 September! Enjoy your time at your club in the months ahead! Sincerely René Verhulst General Manager The Hollandse Club 3


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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Ladies only Fashion Show supporting the WWF On Friday, 1 October 2011, the Hollandse Club will hold an evening of fashion and glamour at the annual ladies only Fashion Show, which starts at 7 pm. This year, this salon style fashion event will raise funds and awareness on behalf of the World Wildlife Fund and its efforts to save the world’s most valuable and threatened nature and wildlife. The main hall of the Hollandse Club will be decked out in luxurious animal prints to remind guests that the night is not just about fashion, but also compassion for the world’s natural resources. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary drink, after which the fashionista guests will sit down to enjoy an exquisite 3 course meal. Each delightful course is accompanied by the perfect glass of California Freemark Abbey and Matanza Creek Sonoma and Napa valley wine, courtesy of a sponsor for this exclusive night. Between each course, some of Singapore’s foremost designers or boutiques will show their hottest styles for stunning lingerie, chic resort wear, funky footwear, beautiful casual and business day looks and elegant evening wear. Danish owned Change, located in Holland Village, will show the latest trends in lingerie and swimwear, with something for every body type. Tanglin Mall boutique, Ziegler will dress the models in their latest collection of smart casual/business day outfits, with gorgeous footwear for every occasion. That’s a Wrap by Anna Rainn will show their colourful, patterned wraparound dresses designed for real women of any shape. The finale of the show will be gorgeous evening wear from Avana, a boutique in Pacific Plaza on Scotts Road. Style consultant Sharon Connolly will host the fashion show and use her expertise to explain which style best suits each body type. All the models are ‘real’ women, showing the clothes as they will really look and not just on ultra-thin models. The models will come down the runway and walk around the tables. Guests can look at and touch the garments and the different materials used. All the proceeds from a charity auction and a lucky draw will go to the WWF, with prizes donated by the designers and boutiques that are showing their latest looks for autumn 2011, as well as the evening’s sponsors. A special prize will be awarded to the Best-dressed guest. Even if the ladies don’t take home one of the fabulous prizes to be won, everyone will receive a fabulous goody bag to take home.

In the Shadow of Deities By Thomas Pierre

The exhibition runs until 17 September 2011, in the Lobby and the Tradewinds bar. For enquiries please dial +65 97985611 or contact Marie-Pierre at The Hollandse Club 11

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES SEPTEMBER DONGURI PROMOTION MENU AT The Japanese Association, Singapore • Kinoko Chirashi Sushi Set

Kinoko Chirashi Sushi, Ebi Tenzaru Soba and Miso Soup.


• Special Bento

Salmon Ikura Don, Agedashi Tofu, Natto Cold Soba, Salad, Tempura, Fruits Jelly.


• Mini Zen

Kaisendon, Mini Udon, Kakiage Tempura, Grilled Saba Fish and unagi with cucumber.


• Sirloin Steak with Garlic Shoyu Sauce Served with Soup and Drink.


• Wafu Mushroom Spaghetti Served with Soup and Drink


• Okosama Set

Crabmeat Cream Spaghetti, Fruits Tempura, Takoyaki


Choice of Drink Coffee / Iced Coffee / Tea / Iced Tea / 7UP / Pepsi / Oolong Tea All prices are subjected to prevailing GST. The Hollandse Club 9


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Patricia Snel It can’t be long before Patricia Snel’s best-selling thrillers are translated into English. Even if you don’t speak Dutch, meeting this attractive and intelligent Dutch novelist is still worth your while when she speaks at the Hollandse Club this month (8- 9pm, Wednesday, 28 September). Her name is now mentioned together with famous crime novelists such as Nicci French and fellow Dutch writer Saskia Noort. Of course, Patricia will read from and discuss her novels (in English), but she’ll also talk about novel writing in general and how living in Singapore since January 2011 has influenced her writing process. She explains, “I can take my discipline to write everywhere I go, just like my talent for fantasy. And yes, here I sweat more, literally.” Obviously, she is not sweating over writer’s block, with two Dutch hits in the bookstores and a third novel on the way, set in Singapore.

Crime Underworlds Patricia always aims to be original and writes about subjects that are in the news now. The sheer amount of research Patricia does helps the reader to enter the dark underworlds she conjures. Her latest best-seller ‘De Intrigant’ or ‘The Conspirator’ is her second dark journey into crime fiction after the success of her debut novel, ‘Verblind’ or ‘Blinded’, about the illegal drugs trade. ‘The Conspirator’ is based on true facts, about corruption in the countryside. Surprisingly, a small rural village is an ideal setting for suspense. When a young woman from the city inherits an old abandoned farmhouse, the intrigue starts when she gets involved in corrupt local politics. The setting is very different to her first crime novel ‘Blinded’, a journey into the underworld of the cannabis-industry in Holland. The female protagonist, who is married but falls in love with a man who turns out to be a drug-baron, accidentally gets involved in this business and all its consequences. Readers will identify with themes like love, temptation and loneliness.

Set in Singapore Currently, Patricia is working on a third novel, with the trade in women and money laundering as the themes. Singapore’s intriguing history, politics, economy and social structure make for an ideal setting for the thriller, tentatively titled “The Expat”. Patricia loves living and working in this inspiring multicultural city; with its mix of locals, expats, taxi drivers, prostitutes, helpers, etc. She says, “they all have their story to tell, as long as you observe and listen. I enjoy translating those into entertaining stories.” Inspiration is all around her here; she even takes pen and paper to her local hawker center so she can keep on writing while she eats. The idea for the new novel came as early as her first week in Singapore, “What triggered the idea, unfortunately, was a fight between a man and a woman in another block of the condominium right in front of ours. It was one of my first nights in Singapore and we were having a gin-tonic on our balcony. I couldn’t help spying on them. The binoculars that I use to spot birds in the countryside came in handy.” Perhaps coming down to hear Patricia speak is a good idea just to make sure it wasn’t you and your husband at the other end of those binoculars. The Hollandse Club 15


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LET’S TANGO Just when you thought Singapore couldn’t get any steamier, we are warming things up with Tango teacher Moneir Bardai El Morisco for ten weeks this September to November. Dancer, singer and actor Moneir has been in Singapore for 1 year. His philosophy is that Tango is in all of us! Any rhythmically challenged pupil might doubt this, but this multicultural Dutch, Moroccan and Spanish world-traveling dancer knows how to infect you with his passion for this Latin American dance. He makes it sound easy when he describes how Tango is essentially just walking together with your partner and being together in harmony with music. Moneir points out that Tango is always considered a Latin dance, but actually it is an ever-evolving dance that takes some influences from North America Africa and Europe. A UNESCO Protected Dance Tango originally developed in Argentina and Uruguay, and was even added the UNESCO world heritage list in 2009. No other dance requires partners to be as up close and personal. However, the reason for this is less than sexy, as Tango was born in overcrowded dance halls, where space to move was limited and the fashion for tight dresses required a dance with limited movement. Every movement counts with Tango, as feet stay close to the floor and partner’s legs and ankles brush as one leg touches the other. As Moneir says, “A good dancer needs to make you see the music; tango is a living act in the moment as it happens.” No Rules Can anyone really learn to Tango? Moneir explains, “Argentine Tango started as a social dance and because of that everyone can learn to dance it. Of course there is other disciplines in Tango for stage and show for which you may need a special training.” There is no ‘basic step’ to learn. Usually, the man leads his partner to alternate feet and the woman rarely has her weight on both feet at the same time. Moneir, who originally danced Flamenco, only learnt Tango 11 years ago when he was taught by Argentinean masters. He describes how, “most dances have a rational-pattern which can be predicted. With Tango your previous perceptions about strict rules have to be thrown overboard and replaced by real partner communication and contact, creating a direct non-verbal dialogue.” Dance Yourself Healthy No matter how well you Tango, the exercise it offers has many health benefits. One study suggested Tango even improved balance in Parkinson suffers. It has also been shown that Tango makes people feel more relaxed and less depressed, sexier and even increases testosterone levels. All the more reason to give Moneir’s classes a try. Don’t have a partner? Don’t worry! Moneir will match you with the ideal dance partner. He thinks, “Argentine Tango helps students learn to improvise and discover new personal style with freedom for new creations.” Or you could take the class to have some graceful fun with your partner.

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It’s a win/win situation when you take part in the Hollandse Club F1 simulator tournament on Sunday, 18 September. The winner will take home two Walkabout tickets for the F1 weekend a week later. Play against your friends in groups of two or four in the first round and feel the thrill of the speed and the track on our two state-of-art F1 simulators, with extra movement to really feel the speed of the straights and the G-forces of the corners. The best players will continue to the following rounds, with special prizes for the best teams who enter.




Formula One race drivers are amongst the most physically fit athletes in the sporting world. It may seem that just driving a car is more about mental ability rather than physical prowess, however only the top fit can stand the G-forces and have the strength and stamina to make it through a race weekend. Standard fitness equipment is not enough to train driver’s muscles to take up to a massive 3.5 g while cornering. Special ‘rigs’ are used to develop the mass of muscle tissue in the neck, shoulders and arms needed to stand the strain and pain. Stamina is trained with cardiovascular exercise, as the heart strains with the high temperatures in the cockpit. A driver sweats up to 3 kilos of their body weight during a single race. Modern Formula 1 cars have almost in much in common with jet fighters as they do with automotive technology. Millions of dollars are spent on R & D research to counter the effects of drag slowing the car down and to create downforce to keep the tyres on the track. Race car wings were added in the 1960s to the opposite effect of wings on a plane. Planes use wings to create lift; F1 cars to create downforce. Technology has enhanced race car downforce enough that a F1 car could theoretically drive upside down at high enough speeds. The fuel you use is surprisingly similar to F1 cars, except the average team uses about 200,000 litres a season. You probably know that Singapore’s Grand Prix is the only night GP in the world, but did you know that the floodlights used to light the track are 4 times brighter than those to light others sports stadiums? The coloured flags used to communicate with drivers are not used because of lack of visibility, but digital coloured flags will replace them as they are easier for drivers to spot. Only two other GPs (Turkey and Brazil) are raced anti-clockwise, like the Singapore GP.

typical F1 engine is one of the most stressed pieces 4 Aofengine equipment on the planet. New regulations require an to last at least two grand prix race weekends

or teams to use a maximum of 8 engines per season. It has been known for an engine to win a race and fall to pieces just over the finishing line. However, F1 tyres are the most variable factor in whether a car will win or not. Your tyres should last at least 16,000 kilometres, whereas F1 tyres are made for about 200 km. Weighing as little as possible, they are filled with a nitrogen-rich air mixture to minimise weight resistance. Braking is possibly the greatest test of a driver’s skill. F1 brakes need far less distance to brake than your car, and nowadays the energy released during braking can be recycled to give the driver short bursts of power and speed.

replacement in the pit stop can take as little as 5 Tyre 5 seconds and body replacements just a fraction longer. The driver may be the one in the spotlight, but F1 is definitely a team sport, as a precise pit crew is essential if you want to win. Pit crews weren’t always so efficient-stops were chaotic and long right up to the 1970s.

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The creative juices

were flowing at the Hollandse Club summer camps this year

A Star is Born

A fun week ended with an original performance by all the kids at the Theatre camp in July. Everyone was involved with creating a storyline, which starred ninjas and princesses; not the most obvious cast of characters in one play. At least the boys as well as girls were happy. During a productive brainstorm session, the kids all got to add their ideas to the story. After a lot of practicing, the story was ready to go. The actors put a lot of thought into the costumes and they looked wild. There were scary, pretty and cool looks on stage. All the parents, sisters, brothers and friends in the audience enjoyed the show.

Jungle Drawing

Perhaps you’ve seen the colourful canvases hanging at the terrace, made by kids, aged 4-8, at the Jungle Drawing Camp this August. French artist, Isabelle Desjeux chose the Jungle as the theme for the camp to get the kids out into nature and away from the concrete jungle of the city. The jungle is a great theme because of all the layers, like trees, plants, vines, animals, etc. Isabelle starts by teaching the kids to really look at an object before you start to draw and focusing on how to draw a simple line or a curve step-by-step. The kids learnt that doing things your own way is important, but giving each other the space and time to do their thing is too. Each day the kids came back to their art with a new focus to add something fresh. This isn’t instantaneous gratification, but a process they really need to get into. They learnt patience and to trust their artistic instincts. The end results were bright and vibrant and as Giselle, aged 7, enthusiastically said,” we get to take everything home at the end of the week.” Isabelle Desjeux’s website ( is great place to get inspiration for art with your kids (or yourself). Sign up for one of her great workshops there too.

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Ceferino Rocco & Ria Santa Maria Boukje & Berend Jan Zonneveld Manfred & Nienke Aben Derry & Paula Mary Guerin Bryan Uy & Jennifer Juico Villanueva Jan & Dieke Cavelaars Aard Huisman & Nanda Lourier Graham & Katherine Mackay David & Catherine McNeil Erlend K. Bryn & Elma Reka




Justine Charlton & Shane Anthony Ball Colm & Yvonne Davis Kenneth & Esther Jane Heth Anthony Patrick Davey & Alana Jackman David Anthony Loeffler & Anisha Travis Oene Joost Marseille & Sara Marseille-de Beaufort David & Michelle Nettleton Danielle van der Meer & Briek Starink Rogier & Ingrid van der Heijden

Winners of the One FC Lucky Draw Conetst The Club was glad to announce two winners for the August One FC lucky draw. Both of them will get a pair of tickets for the “Champion VS Champion - Asia’s Greatest Battle of the Champions” event, which will be happening on Saturday 3rd September 2011. Congratulations to these two winners: - Richard Ellison - Michael Long Be sure to look out for our next upcoming lucky draw.

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

MH: Main Hall B: BUN P: Poolside L: Library R: Rotterdam Room CR: Chill Out Room

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Francisco Zoroastro Campos “You know, I knew the real girl from Ipanema, Heloisa Pinheiro. She used to visit us when my second daughter was born in Ipanema.” Francisco Campos may have lived in Singapore since 1984, but his warm personality certainly brings a flavour of Brazil to the Hollandse Club. Of course, everyone knows this famous sixties hit song about a young beauty who lives near Rio’s beautiful Ipanema beach. According to Campos, this is the only beach to go to when in Rio. The original girl in the song is not the only beauty there. Songwriters Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes wrote the song while drinking all night in a bar near the beach. This bar now is called Garota de Ipanema-Girl from Ipanema. Campos explains that early every morning the young girl who inspired the song passed them on her way to the beach in a tiny Brazilian bikini, before going to the school to learn to become a teacher. The song made her very famous in Brazil and later she became a singer.

When My Baby Smiles at Me, I Go to Rio Even though Campos has been here for 26 years his heart still longs for Rio. If you have the opportunity to travel to Brazil, take Mr. Campos’ tips and visit the giant statue of Christ, the Corcovado, recently declared a new wonder of the world and the Pao de Acucar, or Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro. “What I really miss about Rio, my home town, is the School of Samba Parade, a dancing and singing event.” 10 different Schools of Samba, with 3,500 dancers each, take part. It’s the biggest show in the world with 35.000 dancers and singers with fancy sequined costumes. The show lasts 12 hours from Sunday 6 pm to Monday noon, at a place called the Sambrodomo in Rio during carnival time. “It is a spectacular sight,” he says. Carnival at the Club Mr. Campos is full of interesting stories about Brazil and the Brazilian community in Singapore. Of course, many of those stories have to do with football, the national pastime and near religious experience in Brazil. He says with a sad voice, “Brazil is now only number three on the FIFA list after the last World Cup. In the final, I was for Holland to win because I love the Club and I wanted them to be the World Champions.” He’s been a member of the Hollandse Club since 2001, when the then President of the Club Ronald Lafeber asked Campos to organise a Brazilian carnival party. Later, for the World Cup finals in 2002, Campos was asked to invite all the Brazilians to watch all the games in the main hall on the big screen. There were Brazilian snacks and drinks, like Guarana, Chopp and Caipirinha. Francisco says, “In the final, Brazil won, and became Penta Champions and 500 Brazilians, all in yellow t-shirts, partied until late to Brazilian carnival music played by a band contracted by Ronald Lafeber. I have no idea where he found a band that played all our favourite songs. All the Brazilians were grateful to the President and we never forgot this very friendly act.”

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The Boy from Ipanema “In Rio, I also knew the girl from Ipanema’s brother at the Economic University. He was a good-looking model and after he did an ad campaign for Brylcreem, a friend put up a poster of him with “The Boy from Ipanema” written underneath. The good looking brother was angry and wanted to fight everyone who made fun of him for that,” Campos laughs. He has had a long and auspicious career since then. He first served in the Brazilian Navy and retired as a frigate Captain, before going to work for Petrobras, the third largest energy company in the world. He came to Singapore to work for the Petrobras trading, Interbras, as the General Manager for Southeast Asia from 1984 to 1989.

Five Time Champions of the World Brazil is the only nation to have won the World Cup a staggering five times. Francisco Campos’ prize possession is his canary yellow Brazil football t-shirt, that has been signed by all the players who played and won the trophy five times. He doesn’t just watch from the sidelines, though. He has two hobbies: he has coached the Brazilian Football Association (BFA) in Singapore, the Brazilian amateur team, since 1991. He’s on the field every weekend. In the last 9 years, the BFA have won 13 trophies, including 3 time champions of the APEX league. His second hobby is to have the privilege to be nominated the President of the Embassy of the Nation Red and Black in Singapore of Flamengo: FLA-CINGAPURA. Flamengo is the most popular football club in Brazil with 35 million fans and 35 embassies: 32 in Brazil and 3 around the world in Singapore, Shanghai and New York. He brought Flamengo to Singapore for an International Tornament in June 2011. Flamengo became Champion of the Under 15s Canon Lion City Cup 2011. Flamengo is the club where Romario, Ronaldinho Gaucho and Zico play. Ronaldinho Gaucho, who is the Captain of the team, was recently named as the best striker in the Brazilian tournament or Brasileirao so far this year.

Campos’ Challenge to the Club Now it’s your chance to try your skills against that world famous Brazilian technical expertise. Francisco has a special challenge to the Hollandse Club during the Brazilian theme month of September: a friendly football match between a Club team and the BFA team at 9am on Sunday, 18 September, field to be announced. Perhaps, we could take the same advice as Campos has to help improve Singapore’s luck in world football. “They just need to fly over a good Brazilian coach and they will start to win.” Good tip!


Message from

Nelson Portillo Consul General of the Brazilian Embassy in Singapore and director of FLA-CINGAPURA This is a great opportunity for the Brazilian community to get to know the Hollandse Club. The Club has been the home club for all Brazilians living in Singapore. Every World Cup Finals, we go there to watch the match and enjoy it. The Hollandse Club is a great club, beautifully set among the lush greenery. There is great food and the Brazilian snacks will make us feel very much at home. It is great that the Club is organizing a typically Brazilian evening on a Saturday 16 September. I hope the Chef prepares “feijoada�. An evening with Brazilian music and food would be good. The Brazilians will bring their enthusiasm and a party atmosphere to the club. The Hollandse Club 27


Photo from: Darren Brode

1 20 years on from the fall of theBerlin Berlin wall, there’s still

Cars 2 German With so many Audis, Volkswagens, Mercedes-

Benzs and BMWs on the Singapore roads, you know they must be amazing enough to justify their astronomical costs here. Ever since two Germans, Karl Benz and Nikolaus Otto invented the internal combustion engine, the Germans have dominated the automotive industry. It’s the largest employer in Germany and the industry’s importance in German politics is still felt on the no speed limit highways there. Who doesn’t want to try driving 180 km/hr in a Porsche there?

a vibrant, youthful feeling to this young/old capital city. Whether you love Bauhaus or bierhaus, modern Berlin is known for its multiculturalism and tolerance; with lively nightlife, cafes, clubs, and bars, shopping, design, street art, museums, palaces, and a volatile, but always interesting history. Can’t get to Berlin? Why not visit a little piece of it in Bedok Reservoir Park, where you’ll find a section of the Wall to symbolise freedom from oppression.

8 We Love Things

There maybe some friendly rivalry on the football pitch between Britain, Holland and Germany, but no one can deny that Germany is a great place to visit. Here’s our top ten list of things we love about it.

and Oktoberfest 3 Beer For centuries, German beer

was brewed with only water, hops and malt, with the ‘Reinheitsgebot’ law protecting its purity right up until 1988. That purity is celebrated each year during the Oktoberfest, when Germans and the rest of the world can enjoy the new harvest beer of that autumn. The largest fest is, of course, in Munich. Only the Irish and Czechs drink more than the Germans. Krombacher has been the best selling German beer since 2004. Other top 5 sellers are Krombacher, Warsteiner, Bitburger and Becks.

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and Christmas 4 Baking If you’ve ever been to a German Christmas or Weihnachten market, you’ll know that no-one bakes Christmas like the Germans. The smells of Christmas are all there: cinnamon, all-spice, cloves, nutmeg, apples, roasted almonds, orange, lemon… the list goes on. A German friend bakes 10 different kinds of Christmas cookie every year, no matter how busy she is. German baking is the ultimate in comfort food, whether its apfelstrudel or Schwarzwälder Kirchtorte (Black Forest gateaux with chocolate cake, cherries and cream).

MEMBERS 5 Forests

Germany seems a little dull when you’re racing through on the autobahn, but take the scenic route and be amazed by Germany’s millions of acres of thick forests, with scenic castles and hilltop towns poking through the pine trees. Whether it’s the Eifel in the north, Black Forest in the south or the mountains at the foot of the Alps, the thousands of kilometres of quiet walking, skiing, cycling and mountain biking paths offer something for everyone.

6 Wine

Not as widely consumed as German beer, German wine has a lot to offer. A visit to the German wine areas along the Rhine and Mosel, along the picturesque Weinstrasse route is a great road trip, with vineyards, wine festivals and tasting in every city. Since the Romans planted the first vineyards there, German wines (mostly whites) are known for their crisp and fruity bouquet, such as the Riesling, Liebfraumilch or Gruner Veltlinger.


GERMANY / White Asparagus 7 Spargel Even though asparagus is native to most

of Europe and Asia, nothing is quite like the taste of creamy, buttery white asparagus from the French/Belgian/ German/Dutch border. No wonder they call it ‘white gold’. The white asparagus is dug out of the ground, never having seen sunlight to activate the chlorophyll that turns these delicacies green. Also available in Singapore from April-June, be prepared to pay the same price as for gold for them here.

8 Sausage Cooked or fried, the German kitchen would be

nothing without its Bratwurst. The possibilities are endless, with recipes differing slightly depending on the city, region or time of year. The first documented sausages in Germany date back to the 1300s. They are on the menu everywhere, whether it’s at a street vendor or top class restaurant. The Hollandse Club 29

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San Pellegrino

Lemonata, Aranciata, Aranciata Rosso, Pompelmo Mandarino

Grolsch Premium Lager

$2.80 (250ml) $4.50 (500ml)

$9.00 (500ml swing top)


with Redbull, Lime, Orange, Apple, Pineapple and Watermelon.


Add : Absolut Vodka $9.00 Sugar-free option is available for a healthier choice.

Coedo Beers $9.00 - $12.00 (All outlets)

Single Malt Whisky Promotion • Glenmorangie Lasanta • Benriach 12 Years • The Balvenie 12 Year • YAMAZAKI 12 Year

30% off for every Thursday and Saturday: $7.80 per Glass, $132.00 per Bottle after discount. Tasting Portion: $7.80 for all single Malted Whisky

Featured Wine

Zardetto‘Bubbly’ Procesco di Conegliano DOC Brut NV Crystal clear with a hearty white foam and fine pelage. Fresh fragrant aromas, a delicately soft and harmonious taste are the hallmarks of this quintessential aperitif wine.

House Pour Wine

By the glass: $8.30 By the bottle: $39.50

Sauvignon Blanc - Mud House, Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, N.Z

Rose - Marques De Caceres Rose 2010, Rioja, Spain

A crisp, fresh Sauvignon Blanc from mud House with ripe flavours of passionfruit and gooseberry. These tropical flavours blend beautifully with citrus and nettle notes and the zingy acid gives way to a long balanced finish. Lifted aromas of passionfruit and guava with hints of fresh green beans and nettles.

Charming, lively bouquet with pleasant notes of strawberries and bilberries and a slight depth of fragrant flowers in the background. Very balanced in the mouth, full yet refined, with rich fruit flavours that linger on the palate.

$50 (750ml) Chardonnay - Victorian Alps Snowy Creek, Verdelho, Chardonnay 2009, Victoria, South Eastern Australia This unique blend brings together the best elements of three classic white varietals. Tropical fruit, fresh melon and apricot flavours fill the senses and delight the palate.

Shiraz - Heritage Vale Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2006, McLaren Vale, Australia

Merlot - Baron Philippe De Rothschild, Mapu Merlot 2009, Maipo, Chile

Undertones of a little spice. On the palate the wine is medium with ripe fruit flavours and the tannins are round with a good finish.

The Merlot is soft and easy drinking in style with mellow plum fruit flavours and a soft, smooth fruity finish. The Hollandse Club 33


Churrasco with Chimichurri

Brazilian styled grilled meat skewer served with chimichurri sauce, and mashed potato or French fries.


BRAZILIAN SPECIALS September Promotions

Brazilian Bauru Sandwich


Brazilian stew of beans with beef and pork served with rice.

Traditional Brazilian sandwich of melted mozzarella cheese, beef, tomatoes and pickles.




Chef’s Pasta

Tortellini stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese served in mushroom infused light cream sauce.

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Ayam Bakar Jogja

Grilled chicken Javanese style with steamed rice and condiments.


Oriental Pork

Wok fried coffee infused pork with onions, celery and young corn served with steamed rice.



Bavarian Pork Knuckle (1kg)

Served with mashed potato and sauerkraut.


GERMAN SPECIALS October Promotions


Pan-fried marinated pork loin with breadcrumbs coating. Served with fresh garden salad and fries or mashed potatoes.

Assorted German Sausages Platter




Thai Style Island Chicken

Traditional red Thai curry served with rice.


Grilled Fish Sandwich

Grilled fish fillet served with, lettuce, tomatoes, and drizzled with mango salsa served with French fries.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Brazilian Party Food Recently, a Brazilian friend invited me to her birthday brunch bash. It turned out to be a wonderful morning and an excellent opportunity to learn more about Brazilian party food that – surprisingly enough or maybe just by chance- did not contain a single black bean! Together with her very international group of friends, the party girl treated us to various Brazilian delicacies. There were coxinhas de frango (deep fried chicken rolls), bolinhos de bacalhau (salty fish cakes) and pão de queijo (little cheese bread rolls), accompanied by Brazilian cocktails. Kiwi caipirinhas and strawberry caipiroskas cocktails were served. The caipirinha is, of course, Brazil’s national cocktail, a fragrant mix of rum, sugar and lime. Caipiroskas use vodka instead of rum. These fresh, fruity drinks got everybody in a festive mood for the buffet. As well as succulent, world famous Brazilian beef, fresh from the barbeque, there were colourful salads and bobo de camarao, a wonderful stew of shrimps in a coconut milk-tomato-coriander gravy. That dish was my personal favourite; the gravy was to die for! At the party, I found out that there are 600-700 Brazilians in Singapore. Their community is one of the largest South American communities here. Most Brazilians who live and work here are connected to the oil and gas industry. After the lunch party, I seemed to notice more Brazilian entrepreneurs in Singapore. I found a Brazilian butcher with at Great World City and noticed Brazilian restaurant Brazil Churrasco along Sixth Avenue. Brazil suddenly seemed to be everywhere! With both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games coming to Brazil, no one can deny it is time for Brazil. By Francine Linssen,

Coxinha de frango (Golden Chicken Savouries) Filling 1 tablespoon of oil 1 small chopped onion 1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped 1 chopped tomato salt and pepper to taste

Dough 2 cups of chicken broth 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 dash of black pepper 2 cups of all-purpose flour For coating and deep-frying:

For coating & deep-frying 1 egg 1 tablespoon of milk 1 dash of salt and pepper Breadcrumbs Oil

For Filling: Remove the skin and the bones from the cooked chicken and cut it into small pieces. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the onion and stir-fry until golden brown. Add the tomato, the chicken, salt and pepper to taste and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated. Put the filling on a plate and let it cool down. For Dough: Put two cups of chicken broth in a pan. Add two tablespoons of oil, a teaspoon of salt, pepper to taste and bring it to boil. Add two cups of flour and mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough is smooth and loosens from the bottom of the pan. Put the dough on a plate and let it cool down for 5-10 minutes. Take a tablespoon of dough and flatten it in your palm. Put a teaspoon of filling in the middle of the dough and roll it into a chicken drumstick shape. For coating and deep-frying: Beat an egg in a bowl and add a tablespoon of milk, a dash of salt and pepper. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl. Dip the drumsticks in the egg and then coat them in the breadcrumbs. Deep-fry the drumsticks in hot oil until golden brown all over. Put the drumsticks on a paper towel. Serve the drumsticks immediately. This recipe makes about 45 small savories/ rolls. Coxinha can be served as an appetizer or snack and should be served warm. The same dough can be used to make other typical Brazilian snacks like bolinhas de queijo (cheese balls) and salsicha empanada (coated sausage).

Pão de queijo (Small Cheese Bread Rolls)

Bacalao Cakes (Salty Fish Cakes)

Ingredients 1 cup of water 1 cup of milk 1/2 cup of oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 pack of tapioca starch (450 g) 2 to 3 eggs 200 g of grated parmesan cheese

Ingredients 6 ounces bacalao 2 potatoes ¼ cup chopped parsley 4 shallots, chopped 2 large eggs 1 cup of bread crumbs Egg white Panko (breadcrumbs) Canola oil, for deep fryer

Bring the water, the milk, the oil and the the boil in a big pan. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tapioca starch. Mix well with a wooden spoon and let it cool down. Put the mixture in a bowl, add the eggs and knead well. Add the grated cheese and keep kneading until the dough is smooth. Roll 1 tablespoon of mixture into small balls. Tip: Grease your hands with oil before making the balls. Wash your hands once in a while if necessary. Place the balls on a baking tray greased with oil or lined with baking paper. Bake the cheese rolls in hot oven (200˚C) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Put the cheese rolls in a basket and serve them warm. This recipe makes about 70 small cheese rolls. Recipes from 36 The Hollandse Club

Soak the bacalao in cold water for about 8 hours, changing water 3 times. Cook whole potatoes in boiling water until soft. Set aside until cool enough to handle and peel. Use a food mill or ricer to puree potatoes into a bowl. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 200˚C. Shred the bacalao with fingers and add to potatoes along with parsley, shallots, eggs, bread crumbs, and cracked black pepper. Stir until well incorporated. Shape into patties. Dip in egg whites and coat with panko (breadcrumbs). Just before serving, deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. From The Hollandse Club 37


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NEW TERM – REGISTER NOW To Register: Complete S&R Registration Form at the Club’s Reception. Contact Lavina, S&R Executive at 6461 1127 for more information.

Judo for Kids Whether your goals are self-confidence, self-defense, personal development, fitness, and flexibility or just to have fun, our judo programme is designed to bring out the best in each child. Judo is not a team sport because the primary emphasis is on developing the individual’s self-esteem. Children who are actively involved in judo, demonstrate a lower level of anxiety, an increased sense of responsibility, a higher sense of self-esteem and are less likely to be withdrawn. Judo has also been reported to be helpful for children with disabilities, such as ADD. ABOUT THE COACHES Judo classes are conducted by instructors from JL Sports Consultation Services. Gerard and his team have been with the Club since 1997, also manage their own training facility and overseeing classes at a number of clubs and educational institutions. Trainers are specially selected for their life skills and ability to relate to the children. All instructors regularly undergo fitness and coaching courses, locally and abroad, to ensure quality instructions in a safe environment. OUR CLASSES To maintain a consistent level of instruction and supervision, classes are kept small (maximum 20 participants). No more than 6 students are assigned to 1 trainer. More class options and adult classes for personal protection, submission grappling, judo, kick boxing & sambo can be arranged upon request. Classes are ongoing throughout the year, with scheduled breaks during term and public holidays and you may enroll at any time. Short programmes are also available during term breaks. Newcomers are required to sign up for a two (2) session trial package at $90.00 to assist us in recommending the most appropriate class / level. Children should be comfortably attired in T-shirt and shorts. Confirmed participants will be required to purchase a judo uniform for training. You may register with reception or speak to the Sports & Recreation officers for more information. Enquiries pertaining to the class content may be directed to Mr. Gerard Lim at 9750 6305 or via email: The Hollandse Club 39


NEW TERM – REGISTER NOW To Register: Complete S&R Registration Form at the Club’s Reception. Contact Lavina, S&R Executive at 6461 1127 for more information.

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Rowing in Singapore By Martijn Versteeg - Head Coach, Singapore Rowing Team

A little more than two months ago, I was not at all familiar with Singapore, let alone the level of rowing here. On an ordinary afternoon of studying in the Netherlands, I suddenly got an email asking me if I’d like to become head coach of the national rowing team in Singapore. Two and a half weeks later, I found myself sitting on an airplane about to take off to the other side of the world. Since then everything has been one big adventure. Not a day goes by that wouldn’t be a whole story on its own. Next to coaching, the head coach here is also involved in talent development, sponsor acquisition, strategy planning, counseling and a lot more. I learned a lot about Singaporean (over)organization and management, Singaporean culture, and most of all the opportunities and chances you can take up in this interesting city-state. Well that’s more than enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What I am planning to do is the following: The current situation is that there are more boats than people at the Singapore Rowing Association. Because I personally think that rowing is one of the most beautiful and healthy sports one can participate in, I want to give you a chance to row in Singapore. Rowing in Singapore is momentarily based at the Marina Barrage, and you can row in front of the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Esplanade Theaters. On the other side of the Barrage, we have a 4,5km course available. There are two ways I can offer you a chance to row in Singapore. The first way is for everyone. You can join a crew consisting of only other Hollandse Club members, and train for 6-8 weeks to prepare for a regatta against the other expat-clubs and associations (British Association, American Associaton, etc.).

Depending on how many people sign up, we will row in either fours or eights. You will be assigned a coach from within the Rowing Association. There will be different categories: Men and Women, as well as Senior and open age class. If you think you might be interested, you can send an email to . The other option is for people with rowing experience. I am quite sure that among the people reading this will be some rowers. To them I would like to say: send an email to and we will introduce you to our club. I hope you take a chance so we see you all out on the water soon. Martijn Versteeg(22) is a Dutch Psychology student and rowing coach who recently became coach of the Singapore National Team. The team’s main focus is the up-coming South East Asian (SEA) Games at the end of November. The Hollandse Club 41


NEW TERM – REGISTER NOW To Register: Complete S&R Registration Form at the Club’s Reception. Contact Lavina, S&R Executive at 6461 1127 for more information.

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GYM ULTIMATE ROWING CHALLENGE In the month of September, the ULTIMATE ROWING CHALLENGE IS BACK! Approach any of our staff to conduct the Rowing challenge, and stand to win a bottle of Essential Amino Energy worth ($89.95) for the first 30 persons to finish 5KM! Come down anytime to the Hollandse Club gymnasium to challenge yourself! * Note: Challenge must be done in the presence of a staff, and all participants are entitled to only ONE bottle of Essential Amino Energy. i. Essential Amino Acids help rebuild muscle while you train. ii. Enables longer and stronger workouts. iii. Improve stamina & endurance, help muscles recover faster. True Strength; show us what you’ve got.


Just a reminder, if you are not aware as yet, that the gym is open from 6am. Entrance will be via the side gate at the Hollandse Club Rooms. Please note that staff will only be on duty from 7am.


• Kindly return weight plates and dumbbells back to the rack after use • For hygiene reason, please clean the equipment with disinfectant after use • A towel on the bench and mats will definitely be a cleaner option than bare sweaty body!


All Guests are to be accompanied and signed-in by a member at the Gym Reception. A $20 charge will be billed directly to the Member’s account for the daily guest usage. *Only applicable to overseas guests. The Hollandse Club 43


TENNIS TENNIS Update on Tennis Courts Resurfacing • NEW TURF ON COURT 1 & 2: The new surfaces have been done on courts 1 & 2. Members can enjoy the new turf, that will be regularly maintained for the next few years by the vendor. • COURT ROLLERS: Together with the new turf, there will be a new roller placed on every court (To prolong the lifespan of the court roller, members are reminded NOT to step on it during usage) • TENNIS NETS: In the past few months, all 5 nets on the courts have been replaced • NET POSTS: We have replaced the net posts on courts 1, 2, and 3. The current set of posts on courts 4 & 5 have withstood years of rain and sunshine. We will be monitoring their condition and act accordingly when required. • For those who noticed (or complained) about the brown stain on court 4, we are happy to inform you that it has been replaced with a cleaned portion of old turf from court 1, so as to avoid a difference in turf height. • New Floor Mats: There are new floor mats placed outside the courts for players to brush off excessive sand on their shoes. Although it may not be 100% effective, we appreciate every little effort to reduce the amount of sand brought into the changing rooms. • From 12th September onwards, the tennis court rental charges will apply. These rates are exclusive of GST. Off Peaks – Monday to Friday 7am – 6pm (excluding public holidays): $6.50 per hour. Peak – Monday to Friday after 6pm, weekends & public holidays, whole day: $9.50 per hour.

Friday Night Tennis Social of 17 June This time we had a different setup for the 30 participants. In order to make the playing more exciting and challenging, we tried a new concept. If one played and lost, they would move one court down and if they won, he/she would go up one court. As a result, each player end up playing at his/her own level while playing with different partners and opponents. It sounds a little confusing but the players had a lot of fun. After playing, some prizes were handed out and social side of the evening started. After a few drinks, people headed home and had an enjoyable evening. The next Friday social will be held Friday 2 September. Would you like to sign up? Keep an eye on the next bi-weekly mailing of the club. With one click on the link you can register. There will be forms at the reception as well. Hope to see you there! For those who like to plan ahead, another Friday night social in October is on the 14th.

Davis Cup SAVE THE DATE: 11, 12 & 13 NOVEMBER 2011 Registration starts at the end of September. Keep an eye on promotion (at the club, via the bi-weekly mailings of the Hollandse Club as well as via the mailing list of the tennis committee!)

Junior Tennis Club Championships 2011

KLM Junior Team Tennis League The KLM Junior Team Tennis League begins on September 17th and we would like to encourage Hollandse Club junior tennis players to participate. The league provides valuable singles and doubles match play opportunities, while playing as part of a team. The league is an excellent way to challenge and motivate juniors to play competitive tennis in a fun and supervised environment. Scott Johnston, the Director of Tennis, will be setting up some teams to represent the Hollandse Club and therefore inviting many of the junior players to play. The entry deadline is September 4th for teams and September 2nd for individuals. Please contact Scott for more information on 9038 9348 or check out the website for all information. (click junior team tennis) So you don’t miss out. Start date: 17th / 18th September Entries Close: Individual 2nd September, Team 4th September 12/U: played on Sundays at UWC 14/U and 18/U: Played Saturday afternoon at UWC and Singapore Polytechnic 44 The Hollandse Club


Coaches Corner

Practical Poaching for Doubles An effective poacher at the net has the ability to put pressure on the returner of serve. Many players lose confidence in poaching due to mistakes made or simply not being able to put the poach away. The common problem is that the poacher is positioned too far away from the net to be effective. Many poachers worry about the possible lob, however in this position the lob can be handled by their partner. If the poacher positions themselves closer to the net, (about a racket length away ) they will immediately apply more pressure on the returner and it will be much easier to hit effective volleys. So next time you’re on the tennis court, experiment with your distance from the net. When you tuck in closer you will find crossing to poach a volley will become easier and more effective to put the ball away and win more points. Over my coaching career, I’m always surprised at the number of doubles players who comment about how tough it is playing the aggressive net player. Try this tip and it will be time for you to become one! Good Luck! Junior Tennis Coaching Program The tennis coaching team would like to welcome all members back from the summer break. Any parents wishing to enroll their children in one of our specialized tennis programs or private lessons can contact the Tennis Director, Scott Johnston on 9038 9348. Savitar’s Junior Tennis Program’s goal is to provide a pathway for participation and development, whilst creating a fun environment in which to learn. Savitar will cover the entire development cycle from Tiny Tots to Advanced Squad coaching. Players can proceed through each structured program, building their skills and enthusiasm for the game at each level. All programs are conducted by Savitar’s team of certified professionals in a positive and safe environment. In addition, Savitar’s successful Tennis Camps are an excellent way to make use of holiday periods to develop your game further. We will also be implementing a Savitar Star System for all the Junior programs very soon as a fun incentive for the juniors.

Hollandse Club Mini Tennis Tournament. Mini tennis is a great introduction to the sport for children age 5 - 8 years old. It’s just like the real thing but with smaller courts, racquets, nets and lower bouncing tennis balls. The tournament is a great way for junior players to participate in a number of matches and enjoy tennis. Where: Hollandse Club Tennis Courts When: 4:30pm-6:30pm Date: Friday, 30th September Entry Fee: $20.00 To register collect an entry form the reception, entries close 23rd September.

Change in Rates Please be informed that we are going through the process of standardizing the rates at all the locations Savitar manages. The changes will take effect as of 1 September 2011.

1 player: 2 players: 3 players: 4 persons or more:

Director of Tennis $85 $45 $40 $35

Head Professional $75 $37.50 $30 $25

Social Tennis From September onwards the weekly social tennis starts again at the Hollandse Club courts. There is tennis for young and old, men and women, beginners and advanced. Get in touch with the below mentioned coordinators for information and participation.

WEEKLY SOCIALS AND CONTACT PERSONNEL Monday Wednesday Friday Friday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Ladies’ Social Mixed Socials Internal Ladies’ Competition Junior Social Mens’ Social Mixed Socials Family Courts

9.00am – 12.00pm 7.00pm – 9.00pm 8.30am – 11.00am 4.00pm - 7.oopm 2.00pm – 5.00pm 3.00pm – 7.00pm 9.00am – 12.00pm

4 2 3 2 2 2

Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts Courts

Maja Duyverman Valdo David Young-Min Bouman Frances de Haas / Ineke Hollman Robert de Bruin Valdo David Book a court via Club’s Reception

9750 9109 8160 8499 9234 9109

7124 2856 1179 5471 / 9771 0604 7965 2856

TENNIS COMMITTEE Saskia Houwing Barbara Drenth Young-Min Bouman Patrice Plet Marianne Doele

9652 8431 8160 9833 9852

7222 7556 1179 4038 6435

Want to be sure to get all information on tennis activities? Send an e-mail to: and we will put you on the mailing list. The Hollandse Club 45


SWIMMING THE BENEFITS OF AQUA AEROBICS Aqua aerobics is simply the performance of aerobic exercises in a swimming pool. It is a low-impact exercise, suitable for all individuals of any age or gender. This article will share with you the myriad of benefits of aqua aerobics. Aqua aerobics offers the same benefits as regular aerobic workouts but has further advantages that normal aerobics do not offer. It can be tailored to your individual body’s needs and ability, by moderating your physical movements while in the water. One unique aspect of aqua aerobics, especially in a tropical and humid climate like Singapore, is that as it is performed in water you will still remain cool and comfortable because the liquid cools you off as you exercise. Another benefit is that aqua aerobics, unlike other more physical sports, is an activity for individuals of all ages. It is a lowintensity and low-impact exercise with low injury risk, suitable for the young and the old. As you exercise, the water buoys your body and almost makes you weightless, therefore causing less stress on your body’s joints and muscles. Thus, it is the water that supports your weight instead of the lower parts of your body. In addition, the water acts as a form of resistance in all directions. This environment of resistance provides a low-impact way of toning your body’s muscles as well as an excellent way to rehabilitate injuries. For individuals who have not exercised for some time, joining an aqua aerobics class is an easy and pain-free way to resume your fitness regimen and get on the way to a toned body. Even if you have never swum in your life you can still do aqua aerobics and benefit from it. For non-swimmers, there are floating devices available that will enable you to stay afloat and perform the exercises without any fear or worry of any mishap happening. Aqua aerobics routines are usually conducted at differing depths of water, depending on the exercise. For example, jogging is usually done in deeper water so that an individual’s body remains immersed. Beginners will usually start in a lower depth of water before moving to water that is chest deep.

Aqua aerobics also enables you to burn up calories much more efficiently. Compare the following estimates of calorie consumption for a 30-minute workout: • Land Walking: 135 calories • Deep Water Walking: 264 calories • Jogging on Land: 240 calories • Deep Water Jogging: 340 calories It is also important to find a qualified instructor who will be able to guide your exercise regimen and advise you accordingly. While you can easily exercise on your own, it will be more fun and motivating to exercise in a group class under the guidance of a qualified aqua aerobics instructor. So what are you waiting for? Come on down to the Hollandse Club every Wednesday from 11am to 12pm and check out what Aqua Aerobics is all about.

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Youngest female Singaporean Ultramarathoner and swimming instructor at Aqua Ducks – Michelle Verma 18th position Women’s Open Category - 16 hours The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Statistics show that less than 0.01% of runners in the world could complete a full 100km marathon. No matter how you train, you’ll never really be ready. I had to give this unforgettable experience a try. My mission was to be the youngest female Singaporean to complete the Sundown 100km Ultramarathon 2011. Finishing in 16hours and coming in 18th in the Women’s Open category was just the cherry on top of the cake! It was definitely the most torturous night of my life, running through exhaustion, pain and humidity. The race broke me down mentally and physically. I never wanted to give up so many times in a single race. It was 2 years since I hung up my racing shoes after completing an Ironman race at the age of 22, when I broke the record of being the youngest female Singaporean to complete Ironman. After coming 4th in Langkawi and 3rd in Singapore, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my sporting career. My body was battered. I certainly never saw myself racing an Ultramarathon in this lifetime. Breaking the Pain Barrier During the race, I ran the first 21 km in 1hour 50 mins, doing 50 km in 6 hrs 20 mins. Then came the longest and most mind blowing race back to the finish line began. Perhaps you are wondering what goes on in a runner’s mind during a race like this. What you learn about yourself when you are pushing yourself to the limit is unbelievable. My reactions to people overtaking me, pacing myself with realistic goals, my psychotically high tolerance for pain, communication and composure under strain were all tested. There were many breaking points. First, my little toe suddenly swelled up to 3 times its size at 21km, when I was still in the top 3 positions. I crashed to the side of Changi coastal road in tears, all set to give up. However, I couldn’t let my race end after just 21 km, my regular weekend run. I got myself together, popped 3 blisters and set off again. As Lance Armstrong puts it, “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” Finish Line in Sight Then past the 50km mark, my knees started to act up, even though the rest of my body was alright. At the 66km mark, my knees were so bad that I curled up on the on the floor wanting to quit, in tears yet again. Luckily, 2 angelic supporters kept me going and gave me a massage. At the 96km mark, the sun was beating down hard, the piercing knee pains were unbearable and thoughts of stopping returned again. Quitting just 4 km from the finish was unthinkable. Thoughts of 3 months of disciplined training sessions and seeing my family and friends waiting at the finish line was enough to keep me going. Surprisingly, I found the last 300 m uphill sprint a breeze. At the finish line, the feeling of achievement was overwhelming. Scientists estimate that our bodies contain anywhere from 75 to 100 trillion cells, but the cells in the brain are the most powerful. Finally, I would love to thank God, my family, support crew, besties, friends, sponsors, colleagues and everyone who helped me accomplish this amazing feat. Thank you for all the touching and motivational calls, wishes, congratulations. WE did it! The Hollandse Club 47


SQUASH We are the Champions – An excellent first half When we get older- many years from now with grandchildren at our feet- we will tell the tale of the Oranje Duivels and their incredible victories. Yes, reader, your team brought home the bacon – not once, not twice, but a massive three times. So here is the tale of what happened. The Oranje Duivels D team wins the NSL It was an epic season. It started off sedately with narrow victories and as the season progressed, it became progressively more difficult as the opposing teams, understanding the quality of the team, selected their strongest starting four. Yes, there were losses (but only 2) and qualification to the play offs at the National Squash Centre in Kalang was achieved by a narrow 1 point. The play offs were a thing of beauty. Both the semi finals and finals were straight game victories, which left the Singapore Squash community stunned as they crowned a new champion – yes, readers, you very own Oranje Duivels D team. This was not a simple case of bringing home the bacon, but the whole pig. Hats off, guys, and well done to Kim Hine for captaining the side to victory. Kim Hine - Captain Marvel

The Hollandse Club tour Jakarta The magnificent seven went to Jakarta with the standard flying high and proud. We played two friendly matches against SODS (yes, that is what they are called) and ICS – a country club much like our own; a private oasis in the centre of Jakarta. This was a training camp for the match to follow. I put it down to jet lag, as we went down in a blaze of glory losing both our matches. However, our hosts were very generous and they welcomed us generously with warm hospitality, lovely food and cold beer. This seems like it might become an annual pilgrimage prior to matches to follow.

The Orange Bowl comes home

Hollandse Club lifts the 1st Orange Bowl annual exchange vs the Singapore Cricket Club

2nd Picture, from left to right: Manminder Singh - convener of SCC, Gautam Mukerji - convenor of Hollandse Club, Nick Cocrane - Captain for SCC Orange bowl team, Fred Saarloos - Captain of Holalndse Club Orange bowl team

Yes, dear reader, Squash came home this year. Your team won the Orange Bowl which is the now annual exchange between us and the mighty Singapore Cricket Club. The team was restricted to a manageable 16 players from each side. It was an afternoon and evening of very competitive squash. No quarter was asked or given and sweat flowed like water. There were sounds of fury- from SCC- and shouts of victory- from the Hollandse Club. They were not happy, the SCC are use to winning and with 350 registered squash players they have the cream of the crop to pick from, but spirit is stronger than muscle. This reminds me of the story of the 300 Greeks defeating the mighty Persian army - no less an accomplishment. Next year the hordes from SCC visit us with only one thought on their minds and we shall see what happens. 48 The Hollandse Club


Friendly vs the Tanglin Club

News of our victories spread far and wide, and the collective jaws of Singaporean squashies fell open. The challenger this time, the Goliath of Squash, the Tanglin Club invited us, the David, to a friendly. The Tanglin Club have 6 single courts and 2 doubles courts. Invite and friendly may be words misused here, but gentlemen as we are; our conduct is always full of grace and we are always friendly. So the result- yes, you guessed it- we won!!! Next year, they come to us and they will come fully prepared to win. Ross, the squash convener at the Tanglin Club, was generous in his praise and he remembered back in 1992, when he first played at the Hollandse Club – there is a lot of history and long memories.

The Hollandse Club Squash Open It has now become a yearly fixture and this year, unfortunately, it clashed with the NSL finals. Nevertheless, we had 60 participants and it was 2 days of competitive squash. Tim Yeo, a 15 year old, emerged as champion. We are really pleased to see him grace our courts and he has entered every year that we have held this tournament. For the foreseeable future, we cannot see who might challenge him for the crown, but you never know who, at this very moment, is practicing quietly with dreams of glory.

Individual Graded NSL competition As I write this I am actually also doing my warm up for the first match this evening. But I am not alone the Oranjie Duivels will be there beside me – yes Brothers in Arms. Next year we are planning on having some Sisters in Arms. We will report on this next time – bet you can wait to know what happened. The Second Half Squash is a game of 5 sets but the year two halves – ok 4 quarters, 12 months… but you know what I mean. As we move firmly into the latter part of the year dark clouds gather on the horizon but as always there is a silver lining. As we see it Some of the activities that we plan. Friendly Matches We have one confirmed Friendly against the Warren Country Club and one in the pipeline against the Swimming Club. Ladder/Boxes There will be a resurrection of the boxes and a new format ladder – currently under planning and to be launched by the end of the month of August – so watch the notice board and come on down if you want to play. Internal league This will be a team format evening of squash and bonding. Put your name down and you will have a lot of fun and your squash will improve. Ladies Novices There is no holding them back and they will start on Wednesday evenings. If there are ladies reading this and thinking about playing you will be welcome to join them as they learn the game. Junior Training Plans are afoot and a new format will be launched before 4Q this year. Sunday Afternoon Socials I have been approached by a number of members requesting that we start a Sunday afternoon social and I have to say there is merit in this idea. Prior to instituting this we have to make sure we have a critical mass of committed participants and once we reach this point we will put this into effect Novices I have also been approached by a number of members who feel that their standard of play is not as good as the players on show when they come and they are therefore reluctant to join in social and competitions. If you are reading this and fall into this category please do not hesitate to come down to our socials – we have every category of player from very good to novice and we all play together. You should know you will improve and you will enjoy the game. Just as in life there will be someone of your level of talent, someone better and someone worse; but all ready to play you. The Hollandse Club 49


GOLF UPCOMING GOLF SOCIAL EVENTS The Hollandse Club Asian Tigers Golf Social @ Warren Golf & Country Club Date: Friday, 9th September 2011 Time: Tee off from 1pm Cost: $120 nett (For members & guests) To register, please email your interest to Dean Chee, Sports & Recreation Manager at by Sunday, 4th September 2011.

October 29th: Stableford Golf Tournament @ Batam Hills Golf Resort Reciprocal Club: 1. Orchid Country Club 2. Sembawang Country Club - Special Golfing Privilege: Every Tuesday – Friday, 18 holes $160(GST inclusive) per flight of 4 players. Price includes: • $5 meal coupon (redemption on the date of play) • Green & buggy fees • Twin sharing buggy *Promotion not valid if public holiday falls on the above days. Booking allowed 3 days in advance.

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Golf Social Sponsor:

SPORTS & RECREATION Hollandse Club Classes index






A Aerobics (Step)


0900 - 1000 Rotterdam Ann Yang

Aqua Aerobics


1100 - 1200

Swimming pool Nancy Jansen

CONTACT 6461 1127 6461 1159 9225 7310

B Belly Dancing (Rythmnic Fitness) Friday

1100 - 1200 Rotterdam

Soheila Forughian

6461 1127

Bridge (Duplicate) Tuesday

1930 - 2300


Franciska Ho

6259 3864

Bridge (Duplicate)

0900 - 1230


Franciska Ho

6259 3864

C Cardio sculpt Mon/Fri

0900 - 1000 Rotterdam Ann Yang

6461 1127


1415 - 1700 Rotterdam Lilian Broekhuizen

6461 1127

H Hockey (Ladies)


2000 - 2100 CCAB Marion Schram

8101 8060

Hockey (Men)


2100 - 2200 CCAB

9651 5488

Hockey (Youth)


0900 - 1100


Dance (Ballet, Street, Baby Movement)


Joost van Baardwijk

Hockey Village Madelon Delfos

9777 5544

J Judo (All ages) Monday

1630 - 1730 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

Judo (5-7yrs)


1600 - 1700 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

Judo (8yrs & above)


1700 - 1800 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

Judo (4 - 6 yrs)


1000 - 1100 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

Judo (7 - 9 yrs)


1100 - 1200 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

Judo (10yrs & above)


1200 - 1300 Rotterdam

Gerard Lim

6461 1127

L Latin Aerobics Monday

1130 - 1230 Rotterdam Meera Nair

6461 1127

M Mahjong


0900 - 1200 Terrace Iris Karakashian

6468 8653

P Personal Training

By Appointment -

Gym Ashraf

6461 1127

Pilates Tuesday

1200 - 1300 Rotterdam Ann Yang

6461 1127

S Squash (Social) Thursday

1900 - 2200

Squash court

Gautam Mukerji

9088 5519

Squash (Social)


1400 - 1700

Squash court

Gautam Mukerji

9088 5519

Squash (Social)


1500 - 1800

Squash court

Gautam Mukerji

9088 5519

Swimming Lessons / Competition



Swimming pool Nancy Jansen


1500 - 1600 Rotterdam Raymond Chin

6461 1127

Tennis (Ladies Social) Monday

0900 - 1200 Tennis court Maja

9750 7124

Tennis (Mixed Social)


1900 - 2100 Tennis court

Valdo David

9109 2856


1500 - 1900 Tennis court

Valdo David

9109 2856

Tennis (Ladies Competition)


0830 - 1100 Tennis court


8160 1179

Tennis (Men’s Social)


1400 - 1700 Tennis court Robert de Bruin

9234 7965

Tennis (Free Family Courts)


0900 - 1200 Tennis court Reception

6464 5225

Tennis Lessons Mon-Sat

Various Tennis court

Scott Johnston

9038 9348

Y Yoga (Hatha) Tuesday

1930 - 2100 Rotterdam

Jessie Liu

6461 1127


0830 - 1000 Rotterdam

Jessie Liu

6461 1127

Z Zumba Monday

1030 - 1130 Rotterdam

Zuri Kurmaly

6461 1127


1830 - 1930 Rotterdam

Zuri Kurmaly

6461 1127

1030 - 1130 Rotterdam

Zuri Kurmaly

6461 1127

1030 - 1130 Rotterdam

Zuri Kurmaly

6461 1127

T Taekwondo



6461 1159 9225 7310 The Hollandse Club 51


BOOKSHELF Sep / Oct 2011

English Books

Dutch Books “In het maanlicht“ geschreven door Nicci Gerrard

“The Tiger’s Wife“ by Tea Obreht Shortlisted for the “Orange Prize”, it is a story of an explorer venturing into unfamiliar territory. A young doctor deals with her grandfather’s death while delivering medical supplies to a remote village in the Balkans. It’s a book you will want to read again and again. “One Summer“ by David Baldacci It has it all, humor,grace and redemption, delivered with humanity and wisdom.

“Secrets to the Grave“ by Tami Hoag

Is een prachtig,verrasssend verhaal,over mensen die vechten tegen het ouder worden en tieners die op zoek zijn naar zichzelf.

“Verblind“ geschreven door Patricia Snel Sophie staat op het punt te trouwen met een veelbelovende advocaat. Dan leert ze Ben kennen en stort ze zich in een relatie vol sex, drugs en avontuur. Als haar problemen toenemen, beseft ze pas in welk gevaar ze zich bevindt. “De intrigant“ geschreven door Patricia Snel

Her latest superior thriller.

Anna verhuisd naar het platteland, naar het huis van haar overleden oma. Als ze weigert haar buurman een stukje land te verkopen, slaat de aanvankelijk dorpse gemoedelijkheid om. Ze wordt bedreigd en staat met haar rug tegen de muur. “Fever Dream“ by Preston & Child A mystery thriller to the end and a great read.

“The Alchemyst“ by Michael Scott Sometimes legands are true.

English Children’s Books “The Throne of Fire“ by Rick Riordan The next story after “The Heroes of Olympus”.

“The Abduction“ by John Grisham Another Theodore Boone story, zips along at a quick pace and will be intrigued by the showdown of the trial.

Library Opening Hours Monday

11.00am - 5.00pm


11.00am - 5.00pm


11.00am - 6.00pm


11.00am - 5.00pm


10.00am - 12.00pm & 4.00pm - 6.30pm


10.00am-12.00noon and 2.00pm-5.00pm

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

Library needs new volunteers,if you have time please come to the Library or leave a note at the reception if you are interested in being involved with our activities. For more enquiries and information regarding all library matters you may contact or pass your details to the Reception. 52 The Hollandse Club

CLUB INFORMATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS Festivities Committee Chairperson: Nancy Hilbrink 8223 6303 Members: Vacant Kids Committee Chairperson: Eva Bell 9298 5924 Members: Vacant Membership Committee Alex Lambeek Young-Min Bouman Catelijne Botterweck

Mums & Tots Co-ordinator Eveline Dolleman 9642 8542 Library Committee Convenor: Hian Tan 6468 4004 Members: Jeannet Bruinsma, Marianne Prahl, Angela Margaret Bowskill, Cynthia Andrade, Cora Smouter, Corine Brouwer, Joosien Dessing, Marie-Pierre Mol, Sharan K Gill and Nina Pillai

Finance Committee Chairperson: Robert Gorter Members: Alex Lambeek, Then Wee Lin, David van Peursen F&B Committee Chairperson: Jean-Paul Deslypere 9826 2598 Members: Patricia Butin Bik, Sytske Rijkens, Azaa Undeejav Jargalma, Nienke Nauta-Kuipers Sports Committee Chairperson: Guido Nieuwenhuijzen

FACILITY INFORMATION Club Opening Hours Sun - Thur 7am - 11pm Fri - Sat 7am - 1 am

Squash Courts Mon - Sun

7am - 11pm

Court Bookings:

General Office Hours Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm Tel: 6464 5225 (Reception) Fax: 6468 6272

Swimming Pool Mon - Sun 8am - 10pm NB: Closure times for competitive swimming: Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur 5pm - 7.30pm (Two lanes will remain open) Last Friday each month 5pm - 7pm *At least two lanes will remain open on School Holidays between Monday to Friday

Lost & Found Items Please contact the Housekeeper Tel: 6461 1114 or Reception Tel: 6464 5225

Tennis Courts (Booking required) Mon - Sun 7am - 11pm Court Bookings: Child Minding Service 1 to 6 years Mon - Fri 8.30am - 12noon Tel: 6461 1150

Food & Beverage outlets The Lounge Mon - Sun 9am - Closing (Last order 9.45pm) Reservations: Reception Tel: 6464 5225 or Email: (Closed on Monday) Bun at Serambi Tue - Thur Fri, Sat & Sun

11am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm (Last order 9.30pm). 11am – 10pm (Last order 9.30pm)

(Closed on Monday) Terrace Mon - Sun

8am - 11pm (Last order 10pm)

(Beverages available until closing) Belgium Beer Bar Mon to Sat 8am - 12noon 4pm - 10pm Sun, PH 8am - 10pm 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 - Sun

11am - 11pm 11am - 1 am 11 am - 1 am 10am - 7pm

Sports & Recreation Facilities Bowling Alley Tue - Fri Sat, Sun Eve PH & PH Closed on Monday

10am - 10pm 9am - 10pm

Gymnasium Mon - Sun

7am - 10pm

Library Mon-Thur Fri Sat

11am - 5pm 10am - 12noon & 4pm - 6.30pm 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 5pm

Mums & Tots Group Newborn to 4 years Rotterdam Room 10.00am - 11.30am The Puppy Club (For children aged from 1 to 6 years) Mon - Thur 12noon - 8pm Fri 12noon - 10pm Sat & PH 10am - 10pm Sun 10am - 8pm Juniors Room (For children aged 7 years and above) Mon - Thur 12noon - 8pm Fri 12noon - 10pm Sat & PH 10am -10pm Sun 10am - 8pm The Chillout Room (For children aged 12 years and above) Mon - Sun 10am - 9pm

Multi-purpose Sports Court Mon - Sun 8am - 10pm Please check availability with reception before using Sports Pro-shop (at gym) Mon to Sun 9am - 7pm The Hollandse Club 53

The Hollandse Club Magazine  

The September/October 2011 issue of the bi-monthly Hollandse Club newsletter. This month we launch the much anticipated International Rotati...

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