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MUDDY WATER WINES WITH WAGYU BEEF

FINDING BALANCE WITH HOLISTIC WELLNESS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS

KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CRUISE

HOW TO ‘MAKE’ AN ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE OP-ED GENERAL COMMITTEE NOTICE MEMBERS’ PAGE RECENT EVENTS EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT FOOD & BEVERAGE CALENDAR OF EVENTS LAWN BOWLS BALUT BILLIARDS & DARTS GENERAL MANAGER

BRIDGE TENNIS SQUASH GOLF FITNESS WELLNESS TRAVELOGUE RECIPROCAL CLUBS BOOKS & DVDs CINEMA RESERVATIONS FORM

Herbert Hofer • herbert.hofer@tanglin-club.org.sg

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER EXECUTIVE CHEF

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Clara Tan • clara.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg

Louis Tay • louis.tay@@tanglin-club.org.sg

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Ramani Shanmugam • ramani.shanmugam@tanglin-club.org.sg

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Solomon Kumar • solomon.kumar@tanglin-club.org.sg

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER EVENTS MANAGER

Laura Monteiro • laura.monteiro@tanglin-club.org.sg

Angelina Tan • angelina.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg

SPORTS & RECREATION MANAGER EDITOR DESIGNER

Geraldine Yan • geraldine.yan@tanglin-club.org.sg

Peter Purcell • convenor.mwsc@gmail.com Marlinazrin Ali • marlinazrin.ali@tanglin-club.org.sg

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Opinions expressed in The Tanglin Club Magazine are solely those of the writers and do not necessarily represent those of The Tanglin Club. The Magazine welcomes articles and other contributions from members. However, the Magazine & Website Sub-Committee reserves the right to edit all materials, select photographs to be used, or decline publication. MICA (P) 099/08/2010. Published by The Tanglin Club. Printed by Photoplates Pte Ltd.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE cosmopolitan membership and excellent facilities, membership at The Tanglin Club is still much sought after. Over the years, the Club has spared no efforts in the building, upgrading and renovating of its facilities, whether for dining, recreation or sports.

Dear members, In exactly five years, The Tanglin Club will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. The Club was founded in October, 1865, when a group of “40 good men and true” met for the purpose of forming a social club to meet the needs of the British people living in Singapore. A property in the district of Claymore – the current site of the Club – was purchased in 1866, and The Tanglin Club was born. The Club has since grown by leaps and bounds. Today, there are 7,200 Members – comprising Ordinary, Associate and Term Members – from 42 nationalities. Arising from its strategic location,

The Wheelhouse and Swimming Pools are being upgraded and renovated. With Members’ approval, we hope to revamp the Club’s 16 guestrooms and the Churchill Room. In response to the call for energyefficient buildings and energy savings, the Club has commissioned a body approved by the National Environment Agency, to undertake an audit/ study to identify major energyconsuming equipment, understand the operation of the utility systems, and shortlist potential energy-saving measures. The raison d’être for this is simple. The energy costs for running the Club constitute one of the highest, if not the single highest ticket item. The electricity bill for last year was about $1.8 million – $1.3m for the main Clubhouse and $500,000 for the Sports & Recreation Complex.

The energy audit/study revealed that up to 10 energy saving measures have been identified. These measures, when implemented, would result in savings of approximately $160,000 per year, or 15 per cent of the Club’s annual electricity bill for the main Clubhouse. This is a small start, but a good start towards energy savings. Going forward, the Club’s Building and Maintenance Department will be tasked to look at ways and means to identify and recommend other significant energy-saving measures. In closing, may I remind and urge all Members to attend and express their views at the Special General Meeting on Monday, 15 November, at 6pm in the Churchill Room. This is your Club, and your active participation at an event such as this is very important. Joseph Chew President The Tanglin Club

GENERAL COMMITTEE 2010/11

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PRESIDENT

Joseph Chew

VICE-PRESIDENT/SPORTS & RECREATION CONVENOR

David Palmer

HONORARY TREASURER

Humphrey Chua

HUMAN RESOURCE CONVENOR

Eric Lee

FOOD & BEVERAGE CONVENOR

Frank Newman

LIBRARY & CLUB RELATIONS CONVENOR

Nan Sandford

MAGAZINE & WEBSITE CONVENOR

Peter Purcell

DEVELOPMENT & PROPERTIES CONVENOR

Dr Richard Tan

MEMBERSHIP & RULES CONVENOR

Vincent Troy

TENDERS & PURCHASING CONVENOR

Dr Albert Wee

ENTERTAINMENT CONVENOR

Robert Wiener

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GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, The Wheelhouse restaurant’s and Swimming Pools’ upgrading works are progressing well. We are nearing completion of Phase 1 of the project, and the Wheelhouse restaurant, the Main Swimming Pool and the adjacent Pool Lockers are scheduled to reopen on Friday, 29 October. Please note, though, that the reopening is subject to all authority approvals being obtained on time, and any change to the date will be communicated to Members on our notice boards and via other channels within the Club. In a related matter, the swimming pools’ salt water chlorination system will only be commissioned at the end of the year, as the system is now being manufactured in Australia according to our needs and specification. It is important for Members to note that the temporary café at the Wine Bar and Terrace Restaurant and Bar will stop operating three days before the reopening of the refurbished Wheelhouse. During these three days, trials will be conducted to test the operational effectiveness of the new area, and for our Food & Beverage (F&B) staff to get accustomed to their new work surroundings.

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By now, you may also have seen that the floor slab near the link bridge outside the Reading Room (connecting the main Clubhouse and the Sports & Recreation [S&R] Complex) has been cut to accommodate a new staircase for easier access between the pool area and the S&R Complex. The DBS Automated Teller Machine has also been relocated to the telephone booth area, next to the lift in our Main Lobby. Meanwhile, work has commenced for the new Junior Library to be relocated to the former F&B Office, offering a larger and more airy space for Members’ children to read. The F&B Office was scheduled to move to the former Junior Library by the end of September. Apart from the Wheelhouse project, we continue to present our regular programmes and activities. An exciting upcoming event not to be missed is our Bollywood Night at the Churchill Room on Saturday, 23 October. Christmas is just around the corner, and we will showcase an exciting line-up of Christmas events in the Club in the next issue. Don’t forget to mark Sunday, November 28 on your calendar for the Club’s traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Main Lobby! On staff matters, I would like to

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I would like to take this opportunity, once again, to thank all Members for their patience and understanding in respect of all the inconvenience caused during the upgrading works. With warm regards, Herbert Hofer General Manager The Tanglin Club

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bid a fond farewell to Mr Robert Teo, a Senior Captain in the Tavern Restaurant, who has dedicated his entire working life to the Club. My thanks to Mr Teo for his dedication to his job, and I wish him all the best for the future. A write-up about Mr Teo can be found on page 17.

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OP-ED

On July 11, we took our children – six-year-old Natasha and four-year-old Isaac – to watch the movie, How to Train Your Dragon, at the Club. With the convenience of DVDs and VCDs these days, young children are used to watching movies ondemand at home. We did not think the movie experience would have that much of an impact and at the last minute, did rethink if we should simply wait for the DVD to be released and for the children to watch the movie at home, while the adults do our own thing. However, we carried on with our plans and arranged to watch the movie with two other families. When we arrived at the theatre, the atmosphere was delightful, as all the young children were excited for the movie to start. As it was at the Club, the audience was more forgiving and did not mind the children asking questions aloud during the movie. What added to the experience was that the Playroom had just relocated to the theatre foyer, so when a friend’s three year old was overwhelmed by certain scary scenes during the movie, he could go outside with daddy and play right outside – while the rest of the family could continue with the movie – and return when the scary bits ended.

Unlike going to the public cinema, there was no need to arrive early to get the tickets – tickets are available one week in advance, – and most importantly, there was no hassle looking for weekend parking at a mall. Naturally, the Club movie experience could be enhanced if popcorn were allowed in the theatre and some booster seats could be purchased for young children to manage the difficult flip-up cinema chairs. So parents, do make full use of this facility at the Club. We had no regrets and I look forward to seeing more young families at the next children’s movie. Ivy Lim L0934

I wish to urge other young parents to come to the Club for the movie experience. The movie experience also taught our children patience and delayed gratification – as the next children’s movie suitable for them airing at the Club was Nanny McPhee, which aired at the end of September. This is a two-month wait for the children, and makes the whole movie experience even more valued. The movie experience was also hassle-free for parents.

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GENERAL COMMITTEE NOTICE

A Very Important SGM

meetings do not require a quorum to complete ordinary business.

Members are kindly requested to mark a very important date in their calendars: Monday, 15 November. That is when Members will be asked to decide on two classes of resolutions at our next Special General Meeting (SGM). First: To approve the deferred proposal to undertake quite urgent Alterations and Additions (A&A) to our 16 guestrooms. Guestrooms have been a significant contributor to the Club’s positive cash flow, but our ability to continue to charge top rates, and enjoy high occupancy levels, has been seriously compromised by the gradual deterioration that has occurred since the last makeover.

The General Committee (GC) has spent considerable time and effort, and given careful thought to the proposed Rule changes. Committee Members are in unanimous agreement that the proposals will significantly improve the democratic process, and ensure the efficient and fair conduct of General Meetings for the benefit of all Members. Increases in the joining fees for Term and Ordinary Members will be proposed, along with an increase in the Absent Members’ annual subscriptions. The GC will also request that the Planned Total Membership ceiling for Ordinary Membership be increased from 4,000 to 4,500 in order to regularise previous admissions and permit the resumption of the Limited Buy-Back Scheme. In this regard, it is essential that as many Members as possible attend this SGM, for without your approval the present unsatisfactory situation will continue indefinitely. Full details on the proposed Resolutions will be circulated well in advance of the meeting date.

Full details on the design details and cost will be tabled well in advance of the meeting date. Second: To approve a number of sensible changes to the Rules of the Club. The proposed changes are crafted to ensure the efficient and democratic conduct of future General Meetings, and to clarify the rights, privileges and obligations of the various classes of membership. It is apparent that many members have become somewhat disillusioned with the manner in which General Meetings of the Club have been conducted in recent years. Challenges to the quorum, in particular, have resulted in three of the last five meetings being adjourned, and then reconvened a week later to complete ordinary business (but not Rule changes) pursuant to the current Rules. Such reconvened

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MEMBERS’ PAGE

From left: Proposer Hiroshi Kimura and new members Yasuko & Satoru Kurosu.

New members Hemant & Geetanjali Pathania.

From left: New members Charles Neo, Michelle Tay and seconder Goh Keat Jin.

New members Rajiv & Cecilia Kaushik.

From left: Seconder Ross Mackenzie, new members Kevin & Nicola Bilsby and Merina Mackenzie.

New members Suryakant & Deepanjali Pandey.

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New member Sakiko Watanabe-Toh with proposer Glenn Toh.

From left: New member Venkatesh Sethuraman, Nellamakkala Brown, new member Edrian Sethuraman and proposer Gordon Brown.

New members Neerja & Vivek Jetley.

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New member Richard Teh (left) with seconder Tan Kai Seng.


New members Yamini & Surbhit Dabriwala.

New members Sandra & John Broad.

New members Ishan Dutta & Kang Soo Jeun.

New members Mikko & Saija Lehtonen.

New members Rupal & Michael Hollenbeck.

New members Melissa & Taco Portengen.

Introduction Evening

Farewell

6 September

We extend a warm welcome to our new members.

Ordinary Members • • • • • • • • • •

Kevin & Nicola Bilsby John & Sandra Broad Surbhit & Yamini Dabriwala Ishan Dutta & Kang Soo Jeun Vivek & Neerja Jetley Rajiv & Cecilia Kaushik Charles & Michelle Neo Suryakant & Deepanjali Pandey Venkatesh & Edrian Sethuraman Richard Teh

Obituaries

Keith Verrall (V0091) Member Mr Keith Verrall passed away after a short illness in Tunbridge Wells, the UK on 20 July. He was 59 years old and was a Member of the Club for 21 years. He is survived by his wife Belinda and son Sean. Mr Verrall will be sadly missed.

Term Members • • • • •

We bid a fond farewell to the following members converting to Permanent Absent Membership. • Mr & Mrs David Beevers • Mr & Mrs Foo Siang Tse • Mr & Mrs Christopher A Louis • Mr Lim Khek Tee • Mr & Mrs Thomas Moore • Mr & Mrs Shankar Viswanathan • Mr & Mrs See Boon Tiong • Ms Shanta Sundarason & Mr Masood Mohajer • Mr & Mrs Douglas Short • Mr & Mrs Arun Varma

Michael & Rupal Hollenbeck Satoru & Yasuko Kurosu Mikko & Saija Lehtonen Hemant & Geetanjali Pathania Taco & Melissa Portengen

Associate Members • Brigitte De Bernis (Spouse of Herve De Bernis) • Sakiko Watanabe-Toh (Spouse of Glenn Toh)

Saravanan Chandramohan (M0371) Mr Saravanan Chandramohan, a member of 37 years and a pioneer in local television news, passed away on 28 August at the age of 71, and is survived by his wife, Nirmala, his son, Arjuna, and daughter, Shakuntala. The Club sends the Chandramohan family its condolences.

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RECENT EVENTS

Heating up the dance floor.

Mrs Loh-Chiam Shock Yuen (seated left) with family and friends.

Night of Andalucia

28 August at the Churchill Room Dancers from Rose Borromeo Dance Company.

Tricia Huang (left) and Angeline Huang.

Mrs Kiat Chua (left) and Mrs Christine Tan.

Mr & Mrs Hiroshi Yoh.

Dr & Mrs Alex Chee.

Dr & Mrs Koh Eng Yam.

Mr & Mrs Chua Cher Choon.

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RECENT EVENTS

Andrew Trevatt and Caroline Gregory.

Dim Sum art display at the Lobby.

Dim Sum Art

What members had to say...

If you visited the Club in August, you could not have failed to notice some colourful additions in the Lobby.

“What a joy to see so many lovely pictures in the Reception area of the Tanglin Club. It added interest to the Club to see such talent first hand.”

9 to 29 August at the Lobby

This changing display of paintings attracted a lot of attention and gave Members the opportunity to learn more about Singapore artists and the opportunity to buy their works. Various artists were present at selected times to talk to our Members and Guests. There was also a chance to contribute to an ongoing canvas. We noticed that the children on the whole were much happier to add that splash of colour to the painting, compared to the adults. K C Goh's gorgeous painting Sunday, which was offered for Silent Auction with the proceeds going to the Children’s Aid Society, drew the highest bid of $700 from Andrew Trevatt. Andrew later generously increased the amount to $1,000. As feedback has been so good, we hope to have another exhibition in November, which promises to transform the lobby into an Orchid Garden. Caroline Gregory

“How lovely to see all of these nice paintings. It really cheers up the lobby.” “It’s a marvellous idea to have the exhibition. So refreshing and especially meaningful to be able to meet the artists in person. I look forward to more similar events.” “These works of art are simply amazing, beautiful enough to be displayed in a prestigious gallery, and to see them here is a unique event.”

Caroline Gregory and friend.

Artists at work.

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“The kids had a wonderful time on Sunday afternoon appreciating Chinese calligraphy and contributing to a painting for the Club.”

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RECENT EVENTS Bobbi Brown Workshop

16 September at the Raffles Room Applying the foundation.

Eyeliner application.

Eyelash make-up techniques.

Kate Horsburgh (right) and guest.

Soon Pek Quann (left) and guest.

Alison Kennedy-Cooke (left) and guest.

Reema Chawalla (left) and guest, with Rosalind Caers (right).

From left: Anjana Anand, Rinku Mathur and Shwani Das with Bobbi Brown representative.

Pizza Hut Kitchen Tour

7 September at the Plaza Singapura Pizza Hut

Group activities at Pizza Hut, Plaza Singapura.

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How to make a Hawaiian Pizza.

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Finding Balance with Holistic Wellness and Functional Foods Friday, 22 October, 12pm to 2pm at the Raffles Room

The food we eat can hurt us, or can be used as a therapeutic tool to heal. If you are what you eat, what does your diet say about you? This question, posed by nutritionist Lacey Hall, will be the focus of discussion on 22 October. A world-class nutritionist, Lacey will explain the values of super foods, as well as practical ways to incorporate more of these “functional” foods into day-to-day living. The presentation, divided into two half-hours over a healthy lunch, will also include time for questions and answers. You can expect to take away tips and recommendations on food supplements, fitness, stress management, recipes, and detailed routes towards better nutrition and health.

in the US with a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition, specialising in nutritional counselling and Lacey medical Hall nutrition therapy. She joined COMO Shambhala Estate, a dedicated Wellness ss Retreat in Bali Bali, in December 2009 as Therapeutic Nutritionist. COMO Shambhala is a holistic health concept operating at eight well-being centres worldwide. In Bali, Lacey’s passionate and insightful approach to nutrition helps individuals to achieve greater wellness through tailor-made nutrition plans, which meet the specific needs of each guest. For more details about COMO Shambhala, please visit www.comoshambhala.bz Price: $28 (Member) and $32 (Guest). Includes 3-course healthy set lunch. Dress code: Smart casual. Last day for cancellation: 15 October.

Lacey graduated from Rush University Medical Centre

Bollywood Night Saturday, 23 October 7.30pm at the Churchill Room

Savour a spectacular Indian dinner while enjoying a variety of heartpounding entertainment – Bollywood dancing, live DJ, interactive games, exotic belly and Bhangra dancers, stuntmen, drummers and many more highlights – to keep your evening pumping. Come dressed for the occasion! Price: $75 (Member) & $80 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 16 October. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email angelina.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg/vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT deepavali.ai 1 9/20/2010 5:56:56 PM

Join us for an afternoon of music, dance, henna art, traditional Indian delicacies, colourful entertainment and masti (fun). Ishka will auction her exclusive sari for charity. Price: $35 (Member) & $40 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 21 October.

Do you have a natural, individual flair for conceptualising unique sari designs and would love to drape yourself in your very own style? Sign up now to be part of the unveiling of Ishka’s Creations at Deepavali Mela Luncheon. Submit your names to the Events Department by Wednesday 15 October. Free admission for participants to attend the luncheon.

Homeopathy… The need of the modern world

Wednesday, 10 November 12pm to 2.30pm at the Raffles Room Dr A U Ramakrishnan, author of A Homeopathic Approach to Cancer, has worked diligently to extend the benefits of homeopathy to all walks of life. He has medically treated and offered educational consultation to thousands of people in India, Europe, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US. Dr Ramakrishnan is the honorary

homeopathic physician to the President of India. He obtained his MBBS at Madras Medical College; MFHom at the Faculty of Homeopathy, London; and was awarded his PhD for Homeopathic Treatment of Diabetes in Denmark. Join us for this beneficial and educational luncheon, where Dr Ramakrishnan will be giving a 60-minute talk followed by questions and answers on: • The various forms of arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, etc. • Diabetes – cure and management of complications. • Various skin diseases – eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, etc. • Migraine headaches.

• Homeopathy and autoimmune diseases. Price: $28 (Member) & $32 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 3 November.

Event Disclaimer Please note that registration for all Club events must be in written form and submitted to the Events Department prior to the “Last day for cancellation” date. There is no guarantee of placement or seat for “walk-in” registration on the day of the event. The organisers, sponsors, and anyone involved in the organisation of Club events will not be held liable for late cancellation, overbooking, force majeure or any other unforeseen situation beyond their control.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email angelina.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg/vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg

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Eerie Halloween Craft

Saturday, 23 & Sunday, 24 October, 12.30pm at the Draycott Room Scare up some Halloween treats for your family. Make an eerie wreath of orange and black leaves for Halloween and a Big Balloon Spider Craft. This scary spider decoration is great for Halloween. Price: $5 (Member) & $7 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 16 October. Suitable for children 5 years old and above.

Party at the Batcave

Saturday, 30 October, 6pm at the “All New Batcave” (Raffles Room) Beware! We’ve got bats everywhere! If you are looking for Halloween fanfare, join us for completely hairraising activities and special treats at the witching hour. Come on…You know it’ll be smashing fun to dress up

Orchid Heaven at the Tanglin Club 8 until 16 November

“Awesome” is not strong enough to describe Antonija de Gros’s paintings. You G will simply have to see w tthem for yourself to understand why. u This display of original paintings will be in the Lobby of the Club for one week.

Members and guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase paintings from this stunning and very reasonably priced collection. Look out for more details in the next issue.

Introduction to the World of Fashion & Illustration

6 November to 18 December at the Draycott Room Learn fashion’s inner workings and how to become a designer from fashion designer Lucy Pollock. No drawing skills required... Just a passion for fashion! For girls and boys 11 years old and above. Price: $265 (Member) & $285 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 29 October.

and be scary. Price: $28 (Child Member), $32 (Child Guest) & $18 (Adult Member). Last day for cancellation: 23 October. Suitable for children 5 years old and above.

Colourful Lights of Deepavali

Saturday, 30 October 12.30pm at the Draycott Room Deepavali, or Diwali, means festival of lights. Today, this tradition of lighting a diva lamp for Diwali continues. Brighten your blessings by decorating a diva lamp. Price: $5 (Member) & $7 (Guest). Last day for cancellation: 23 October. Suitable for children 5 years old and above.

Christmas Pantomime…

Sleeping Beauty Saturday, 27 & Sunday, 28 November

The story of Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale, and The Stage Club’s production contains all the traditional ingredients: a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, enchantment and magic, the battle between good and evil, and more. The story is about the christening of a baby princess, where three fairy godmothers give her special gifts. But a wicked fairy casts a terrible spell. When the princess reaches adulthood, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. Fortunately, one of the fairy godmothers softens the spell. Instead of dying, the princess will sleep for 100 years and awake with true love’s first kiss. To protect his daughter, the king bans all spinning wheels from the palace, but on her 16th birthday the princess is tricked by an old woman – the wicked witch in disguise – and pricks her finger, fulfilling the wicked fairy’s curse. But the fairy godmother returns to put everyone in the castle to sleep so that they will awake with the princess. Unfortunately in the Stage Club’s version, the fairy godmother misses a couple of characters! How will they get to see the princess in 100 years’ time? You must watch the show to find out! The wicked fairy also puts a forest of thorns around the castle, so that no one can get through and wake the princess. A hundred years later, a prince comes to rescue her. Will he get through the forest of thorns? Will he kiss her and wake her from the curse? Will they all live happily ever after? The Stage Club’s production of Sleeping Beauty will answer all these questions. Look out for more details in the next issue.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email angelina.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg/vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg

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New Year’s Eve Ball 2011 Friday, 31 December Celebrate 2011 and ring in a wonderful new year! Join us at this grand celebration. Champagne reception with pianist for first hour • Five-course Western Set Dinner • Free flow of wine, beer or soft drinks until 2am • Live band performance • Countdown with Gurkha Bagpipers • Late-night supper from 11pm onwards. Price: $188 (Member) & $208 (Guest). Late-night charge (11pm onwards) – $80 (Member) & $100 (Guest). Dress Code: Black Tie/ Red Carpet Glamourous. Bookings will open on 1 November on a first-come-first-served basis. For enquiries, please call Rozita at 66220432. For reservations, please email Rozita at rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg or fax your booking form to 67361160. We regret to inform you that no telephone reservations will be accepted.

Children’s Christmas Charity Challenge 27 November

Thanks to the fantastic response from the Youth Olympic Challenge, we are introducing another exciting event. Look out for more details in the next issue.

Christmas Tree Lighting 28 November, 6pm at the Lobby

Christmas Pantomime 27 & 28 November

The story of Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale and contains all the traditional ingredients – a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, enchantment, magic and a battle between good and evil. The Stage Club’s production involves all of these ingredients and lots more. Look out for more details in the next issue.

A Magical Christmas Luncheon

A favourite for more than 20 years – the traditional Christmas Tree Lighting – will be officiated by the Club President. Come and join us for this traditional event and start the holiday season with an array of Christmas delights and choir entertainment. Look out for more details in the next issue.

This special luncheon includes a magic show by famed magician Stefan Erbinger, Christmas carols from carollers of Wile Empire and lessons on the art of gift wrapping. Look out for more details in the next issue.

Children’s Christmas Party Christmas Candyland

Christmas Pampering Party

What is Christmas without candy? Take your little ones for a sweet treat for a candy-filled Christmas.

Look great and party hard! Get into the spirit of the holiday season with your best face forward. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while you get your hair and face makeover. Look out for more details in the next issue.

4 December

Look out for more details in the next issue.

Christmas Eve Dinner White Christmas 24 December

Expect a White Christmas this year as the Club transforms into a “winter wonderland”just for you. A White Christmas is not complete without the company of friends, family and fine festive fare. Look out for more details in the next issue.

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New Year’s Eve Family Party Jungle Safari

31 December, 7.30pm at the ‘New Tropical Jungle’

Join a Jungle Safari Party! Dress up as an animal or in a safari style, swing into a jungle full of fun and celebratee the New Year countdown. Price: $90 (Member), $100 (Guest) uest) & $40 (Child). Look out for more details in the nextt issue.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Long and loyal service Mr Robert Teo, a senior waiter in the Tavern, and an employee of The Tanglin Club for the past 42 years, retired on 30 September, drawing to a close a long and happy career in the Club. Mr Teo was hired as a Tuckshop Attendant – his first job – before being transferred to various Food & Beverage outlets. Initially recommended by his uncle, who was a Receptionist in the Club, Mr Teo eventually rose to the rank of Senior Captain, and was a constant source of wisdom and advice for the younger staff. The proud 62-year-old grandfather retired with warm well-wishes from many of his colleagues, who treasured their time with him. The Club thanks Mr Teo for his loyalty and hard work, and wishes him a fond farewell.

Champagne Brunch Sunday, 31 October 11am at the Churchill Room

Thank goodness for Sundays when you can find the time to rest and relax with friends and family. If you have had a tough and hectic week, some good food and good company will most surely rejuvenate you for the week ahead! Price: $75 (Adult with champagne), $40 (Adult without champagne) & $19.75 (Child below 12). Time: 11am to 2.30pm. Venue: Churchill Room. Dress code: Smart Casual. Last day for cancellation: 23 October.

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM

Piano Entertainment by Sharon Marianne Nunis Sit back and listen to soothing tunes by accomplished pianist Sharon Marianne Nunis, while enjoying your gourmet meals at the Churchill Room. She performs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, and on Sunday from 12pm to 2.45pm. Reminisce with Locomotion Reminisce and listen to your favourite tunes performed by Locomotion at the Churchill Room on the following evenings: 8, 15, 16, 29 and 30 October. It’s an evening not to be missed! Dates subject to change.

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSURE

The Churchill Room will be closed for private functions on 1, 8, 16, 22 and 31 October; and on 9 October for the Annual Pot Games dinner. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or email rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Oktoberfest Buffet at the Tavern

Until 17 October

Oktoberfest in the Club lasts a whole month in the Tavern, so tuck into hearty German fare for lunch, and dinner in a buffet-style setting. Visit the Tavern for more details.

Cake of the Month for October

Bitter Almond Sabayon Peach Cake

Available for dine-in or takeaway at the Deli Lounge October’s Cake will leave an indelible mark on your taste buds, as Pastry Chef Jackie whips up another masterpiece - Bitter Almond Cold Sabayon Peach Cake. Sweet, light, and delicious with that familiar taste of almonds and the tartness of peach, this cake will have you asking for seconds. Price: $38.80 (whole cake) & $5 (per slice).

Comparative Tasting of Chilean Wines Friday, 22 October, 7pm at the Raffles Room

By popular demand, following the sold-out and highly educational comparative tasting of Argentinean wines in July, Wine Circle Committee Member, Graham Hayward, who lectures on wine at the Singapore Polytechnic, will take us through a comparative tasting of Chilean wines. Graham is an International Wine Judge, Wine Consultant to Fosters, and VicePresident of the International Wine & Food Society of Singapore. The wines to be tasted include the two, by now iconic, wines of Almaviva and Montes Folly. Date: Friday, 22 October 2010. Time: 7pm to 9pm Venue: Raffles Room. Price: $30 (Wine Circle Member), $40 (Non Wine Circle Member) & $50 (Guest). Price inclusive of GST. Finger food will be provided. Dress code: Club Standard. Last day for cancellation: 15 October. Reservation required. Please email rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Special Premium Wine

Spring Creek, Marlborough, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Available at all outlets

An appealing youthful wine displaying lime zest, floral and ripe passionfruit characters. The palate is intensely flavoured and vibrant, showing refreshing acidity and juicy finish. The wine is crisp and full of attractive flavours. Price: $36 per bottle.

Wine Pairing Dinner

Muddy Water Wines with Wagyu Beef Tuesday, 26 October 7.30pm at the Churchill Room

Situated in the Waipara area of North Canterbury, New Zealand, Muddy Water is a direct translation from the Maori place name - wai (water) para (sediment, mud). Just as its name reflects the place, its wines reflect its vineyards. Muddy Water vineyards are situated on sunny slopes above the Waipara Valley in North Canterbury, on the South Island of New Zealand. Protected from cool sea breezes by a range of coastal hills, the Waipara area has a climate distinct from the rest of Canterbury. MENU Parmatier of Salmon Gravlax and Lobster Timbale • Honey Mango, Sakura Salad and Blood Orange Vinaigrette • James Hardwick Riesling 2006 Wagyu Oxtail Consommé • Kombu Seaweed and Brunoise Vegetables • Chardonnay 2005 Hot Seared Hokkaido Scallop • Hawaii Sweet Pineapple Purée, Petit Salad and Cardamon Vinaigrette • Lough Vineyard Riesling 2008 Golden Thyme Sorbet

Charcoal Broiled Tenderloin & Foie Gras, Roasted Striploin Topped with Candy Macadamia • Medley of Baby Vegetables, Perigourdine Sauce and Tarragon Béarnaise • Pinot Noir 2008 Lemon Verbena Parfait with Pomme Coulis and Crisp Sablee, Apple Chutney • Accompanied with Cider Sauce • Unplugged Riesling 2006 Price: $138 (with wine) & $118 (without wine). Last day for cancellation: 19 October. Reservation required. Please email rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

Wines W of the Month

Gran Sangre de Toro & Gran Vina Sol G Available at all outlets A

Gran Sangre de Toro 2005 Savour all the exuberant aroma traditionally found in an intense, ripe red wine, with a sensual background of fine spices in good balance with perfumed notes reminiscent of blackberries. Full, long finish on the palate. Price: $53.50 (per bottle) & $10.70 (per glass). Gran Vina Sol 2008 Thanks to the presence of Chardonnay, the wine is intensely aromatic and full-bodied, with a profusion of flowery notes over a fruity background of very ripe peaches and a hint of fennel. On the palate, the wine has a long aftertaste and is silky with an elegant fullness. A touch of vanilla in the finish is indicative of the wine’s short ageing in French oak. Price: $53.50 (per bottle) & $10.70 (per glass).

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bollywood Night

Oktoberfest Buffet at the Tavern

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ASIAN SET LUNCH Weekdays at the Tavern

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

SQUASH Cosmo vs SCC

BREAKFAST AT TANGLES Daily from 7.30am OKTOBERFEST BUFFET until 17 October, Tavern MOVIE: IP MAN 2 Theatrette BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room SQUASH Raintree Club Jumbo Doubles Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Saturday, 23 October 7.30pm at the Churchill Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

THURSDAY

CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR PRIVATE DINNER FUNCTION.

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PIANO ENTERTAINMENT AT CHURCHILL ROOM Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 7.30pm & Sunday from 12pm

BRIDGE Diwali Tea, 1pm, Raffles Room

BRIDGE Novice Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room TENNIS Bring-a-Guest Night, 6pm, Tennis Courts CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR PRIVATE DINNER FUNCTION.

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ASIAN SET LUNCH Weekdays at the Tavern

BRIDGE Novice Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

ASIAN SET LUNCH Weekdays at the Tavern

MOVIE: SEX & THE CITY 2, Theatrette LOCOMOTION Live band performance, Churchill Room

BRIDGE Evening Bridge Game, 7pm, Card Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

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BRIDGE Novice Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

BILLIARDS Section Night, 7pm, Billiards Room

COMPARATIVE TASTING OF CHILEAN WINES 7pm, Raffles Room MOVIE: THE A-TEAM, Theatrette SQUASH RBSC Chiangmai Cup, Bangkok, Thailand BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR PRIVATE DINNER FUNCTION.

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BILLIARDS Start of Concorde Trophy Competition

MUDDY WATER WINES WITH WAGYU BEEF, 7.30pm, Churchill Room

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

DEEPAVALI LUNCHEON, 12pm, Churchill Room

MOVIE: LETTERS TO JULIET, Theatrette

BALUT Monthly Competition, 7pm, Card Room

LOCOMOTION Live band performance, Churchill Room

SQUASH Cosmo vs British Club BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

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BRIDGE Novice Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room

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GOLF Trip to Hainan, until 31 October

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room


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MOVIE: IP MAN 2, Theatrette

MOVIE: IP MAN 2 Theatrette

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 9am, Tennis Courts

OKTOBERFEST 7.30pm, Churchill Room

LAWN BOWLS Pot Match, 3.30pm, Lawn Bowls Green

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 2pm, Tennis Courts

LAWN BOWLS Sunday Socials, Lawn Bowls Green

SQUASH Raintree Club Jumbo Doubles Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SQUASH Raintree Club Jumbo Doubles Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LETTERS TO GOD 5, 6 & 7 November

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MOVIE: INCEPTION, Theatrette

MOVIE: INCEPTION, Theatrette

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 2pm, Tennis Courts

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 2pm, Tennis Courts

SWIMMING Singapore Masters Swimming Championship, 9am, Singapore Sports School

SWIMMING Singapore Masters Swimming Championship, 9am, Singapore Sports School

AFTERSHOCK 12, 13 & 14 November

CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR THE ANNUAL POT GAMES DINNER.

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MOVIE: SEX & THE CITY 2, Theatrette

MOVIE: SEX & THE CITY 2, Theatrette

LOCOMOTION Live band performance, Churchill Room

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 2pm, Tennis Courts

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles, 2pm, Tennis Courts

LAWN BOWLS Inter-section Match with Tennis, 3.30pm, Lawn Bowls Green

BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Game, 1pm, Card Room BILLIARDS Ian Braslin Trophy, 2pm, Billiards Room

CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR PRIVATE DINNER FUNCTION.

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MOVIE: THE A-TEAM, Theatrette

MOVIE: THE A-TEAM, Theatrette

EERIE HALLOWEEN CRAFT, 12.30pm, Draycott Room

EERIE HALLOWEEN CRAFT, 12.30pm, Draycott Room

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT, 7.30pm, Churchill Room

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles

SQUASH RBSC Chiangmai Cup, Bangkok, Thailand

EVERYBODY’S FINE 19, 20 & 21 November

SQUASH RBSC Chiangmai Cup, Bangkok, Thailand

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MOVIE: LETTERS TO JULIET, Theatrette

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH, 11am, Churchill Room

LOCOMOTION Live band performance, Churchill Room

MOVIE: LETTERS TO JULIET, Theatrette

COLOURFUL LIGHTS OF DEEPAVALI, 12.30pm, Draycott Room

TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles

PARTY AT THE BATCAVE, 6pm, Raffles Room TENNIS STA Inter-club Doubles SQUASH Birthday Bash, 3pm, Squash Centre

CHURCHILL CLOSED FOR PRIVATE DINNER FUNCTION.

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APLHA & OMEGA 26, 27 & 28 November CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSURE The Churchill Room will be closed for private functions on 1, 8, 16, 22 and 31 October; and on 9 October for the Annual Pot Games dinner. Churchill Room is also closed every Monday.

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LAWN BOWLS

The International line-up.

Team Incredible India.

Sydney Swans and NZ All Blacks.

Apart from the usual social activity and progress of the 2010 championships, August was a fairly quiet month for the Section. Had it not been for the inaugural Nations Cup competition, excitement levels would have been somewhat low.

more like a ballet troupe, with Singapore Ethnics taking second place.

However, on 22 August, eight national teams in two groups of four took to the green in serious competition for what became the Tanglin Club’s Lawn Bowls equivalent of the World Cup! The groups were made up as follows: Group One New Zealand All Blacks, Out of Africa, Singapore Lions and UK Pomegranates

In the play-off for Cup Holders, which was a bit like “The Ashes”, the Poms outplayed the oo-lah-lah Sydney Swans to take the prize, while third place went to Singapore Ethnics. New Zealand All Blacks were considered to be the best dressed team. At the prize giving, which was held at the posh new Beer Garden, appropriate recognition was accorded by our jovial Convenor to the victors, when it was unanimously agreed that this event should feature in our events programme on an annual basis.

Group Two Canada Colonials, Incredible India, Singapore Ethnics and Sydney Swans

We are grateful for the organising skills of our captain Virginia Longfellow, and as always, to the staff of the Sports & Recreation Office, as well as to Devi Hodgkinson for organising the food and drink and the Food & Beverage Department for its catering expertise.

The playing format was triples, with each team playing a round robin of six ends against the three other teams in their group. This meant 18 ends of qualifying match play for each entrant, with the opportunity for group winners to have scored six points.

October is the month of the Pot, and this year Tanglin Club is the host. Bowls will be played on Sunday, 3 October, so register now if you want to be part of the team. Prize-giving will be on Saturday, 9 October at the Churchill Room.

The Group One winner was UK Pomegranates, with Out of Africa taking second place.

The green is there for your pleasure. Please come and enjoy it.

The Group Two winner was Sydney Swans – sounds

John Child

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BALUT

Winning Team - Round 3: (from left) Renee Balagopal, Margaret Cunico, Balut Convenor Ganesan Sethuraman, sponsor’s representative Rajan Menon and Yeoh Foo Yong.

Sponsor’s representative Rajan Menon (left) and Balut Convenor Ganesan Sethuraman.

August winners, Ganesan Sethuraman, Gale Creighton with Kristian Bonnichsen.

Welcome

Future Events

Balut Section welcomes the following new members: • Mavis Light • Christina Theseira, welcome back • Rolv and Else Stokkmo, welcome back

• Saturday, 9 October Pot Games vs Singapore Cricket Club. Venue: Tanglin Club. • Wednesday, 13 October Inter-Club Competition Round 5. Venue: NUSS (National University of Singapore Society) • Thursday, 28 October Monthly Competition. Venue: Card Room, Tanglin Club. • Wednesday, 10 November Inter-Club Final. Venue: Indian Association • 19 to 21 November Annual STC Inter-Port Championship in Bangkok. Venue: British Club, Bangkok

Winners in the August monthly competition Highest Total Score – Gale Creighton (639) Highest Game Score – Ganesan Sethuraman (129)

2010 Championship Leaderboard Based on four best games. 1. Fatema Sadiq – 2444 2. Zoeb Sadiq – 2375 3. Bansi Sethuraman – 2368 4. David Hughes – 2315 5. Sapinah Hughes – 2290 Three more games to catch up on six best games during the year. Go for it!

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BILLIARDS & DARTS Upcoming Events

2010 Doubles Snooker Competition The Billiards Section hosted the 2010 Doubles Snooker Competition on 21 August, and the winners of the Andy Webster Trophy were K K Chong and Kevin Chen. The highest break prize was awarded to K K.

Pot Games against Singapore Cricket Club Hosted by Tanglin Club Saturday, 9 October Billiards Room, 4th Floor, Sports & Recreation Complex Section Fund Night Thursday, 21 October 7.00pm The Ian Braslin Competition is ongoing.

K K (left) and Kevin Chen.

The Tanglin Club 2010 Annual Snooker Championship for the Concorde Trophy An invitation to ALL Members. Register now. Forms are available from the Billiards Room and the Sports & Recreation Counter. Date: Monday, 25 October to Saturday, 27 November. Entry Fee: $10.70 (Section Fund Members) and $16.05 (Non-Section Fund Members). There will be no table charge for the competition.

Darts

SAINT IGNATIUS’ COLLEGE,

Wednesday and Friday Evening Socials 4.30pm to 7pm There is a group of regular players who is always there for fun games.

RIVERVIEW

Pot Games Saturday, 9 October If you are interested to participate, do come down for regular practice sessions. Competitors will be selected by the Captain, based on their attendance and performance. Every second and fourth Friday evening of the month • Competitive games for Novices • Drinks and makan kecil Do come and have fun!

The H Headmaster, ead dmaster, Shane Hogan, Hogan, with other senior staff will be in Singapore between 27–28 October 2010. Shane invites all Old Boys, future, current, past parents, and friends to join him at 7.30pm on Thursday, 28 October for Dinner at The Tanglin Club – Raff les Room. For further information, please contact Robyn Worthing at: rrworthing@riverview.nsw.edu.au

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BRIDGE Ranjit Gauba, a long-time Tanglin Club Member and an ardent and seasoned Bridge player, passed away suddenly on 25 August. It was a sad day for many of us, who got to know Ranjit and enjoyed his regular presence and company at many of our Bridge games. We will miss his sense of humour, sportsmanship and enthusiasm in our Card Room.

Upcoming Bridge Events Diwali Game & High Tea Friday, 8 October, 1pm at the Raffles Room Wednesday Evening Game 13 October, at 7pm, Card Room Saturday Afternoon Game 23 October, at 2.30pm, Card Room Club Championships Saturday, 13 November. Lunch at Tavern, 12pm. Game starts at 1pm. Social Dinner Friday, 19 November, Tangles, 7.30pm Christmas Lunch Wednesday, 1 December, Raffles Room, 12pm Regular Bridge Games Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm. Registration begins at 12.30pm. Starting in November, the Saturday afternoon games will be held on every first Saturday of the month.

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TENNIS

Golding celebrating his Gold Medal win with his doubles partner Jiri Vesely.

World Junior No. 17 Oliver Golding at the Tanglin Club tennis courts.

Youth vs Experience Exhibition Tennis Match The first day of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – August 15 – saw tennis of the highest level Ken. being played at Tanglin Club between 16-year-old British Junior No. 1, Oliver Golding, and our resident Head Coach and former ATP tour player, Ken Smith. Over 200 children and fans crammed into the Indoor Court

Golding in action at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Gallery to view this spectacular “Youth vs Experience” battle.

last ounce of energy to break Oliver back for 5-5, amid feverish cheers from the gallery.

The match started with Oliver raining 200-plus km/hr serves and powerful ground strokes at Ken, which unsettled him and forced him to be on the defensive. An early break was wrapped up with another ace from Oliver, and he comfortably took the set 6-2.

As Ken began to tire, Oliver delivered the coup de grâce and played two outstanding passes to move to match point at 6-5, and this time, he made no mistake with a service winner to defeat the exhausted Ken 6-2 7-5.

In the second set, with loud cheers from all his young students and supporters, Ken adjusted his tactics to move Oliver around the court, instead of trading tough rallies with the young Olympian. This was effective and rewarded Ken with a break of serve to lead 3-0.

Well-done Ken, for a gallant fight against someone 25 years his junior!

Sensing a threat, Oliver stepped up his power game and clinched the critical 4-4 game after several deuces to serve for the match. However, Ken was not ready to give up yet, and fought with his

Watch out for Oliver at the Grand Slam events next year.

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Oliver went on the following day to defeat the World Junior No.1 in the YOG Singles event 7-5 6-3, and won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Doubles match!

Vincent Lam Tennis Captain

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SQUASH

The Japanese Team with our Section Members.

Richard Coventry (left) and Graham Dare take on the visitors.

Lood looks after the ladies.

Brian (right) in mixed doubles.

Shane (back row, right) and Ushiogi (left) with the girls.

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Doubles Squash Tournament

We hosted our annual “Members + Guests” Doubles Tournament with Singapore Cricket Club on 22 August. The concept of this event is to mix players from each Club into pairs, selected such that each team has a reasonable chance of winning. Teams are handicapped to fine-tune the balance. This handicap is further modified up or down, depending on the result of each game. The desired outcome is many close matches, with the spectating as much fun as the playing. The final featured Rob Aarvold and Lood van Rooyen versus Shane Hagan and Anthony Rawlinson. This was Rob’s first exposure to doubles, but his strength and fitness enabled him to learn fast. Lood characteristically chased down every ball and shot winners, but he and Rob eventually succumbed to Club No.1 Shane, partnered with experienced regular Anthony.

Ishwarlal Pranlal passes on his experience.

Al Aspen and Mandy Wan played Sylvester Yong and Thaddeus Tsang for third-place honours. What a diverse four! Al delivered his characteristic high-level doubles game, Mandy provided the glamour and her singles squash experience, Sylvester contributed his canniness as a seasoned doubles veteran, and Thaddeus brought speed, a quick grasp of the game and a beaming smile. Unfortunately, Sylvester had to pull out with leg cramps, leaving Al and Mandy the winners. The prize giving and a buffet dinner were held at the Beer Garden after the tournament.

Annual Visit of the Japanese Team

On 2 September, we welcomed back the Japanese “Combined University” team led by 14-time National Champion Ushiogi Hitoshi. As in previous years, the youthful enthusiasm and infectious laughter of the mixed Japanese team made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of social squash. Ushiogi fielded some of Japan’s top players, with the ladies playing especially well. Games were followed by a buffet dinner and drinks at the Beer Garden. Brian Dickerson

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GOLF

How to ‘Make’ An Annual Championship

From left: Chris Claridge (Convenor), Belinda Young (Club Barclays Champion), Graham Bibby (Barclays) and S T Yeo (Captain).

The Menu

The Tanglin Club Golf Section only exists to give Members access to regular golf games organised under the auspices of the Club, and each Section Member the chance to play several of these at a subsidised rate. To facilitate this the Golf Section Sub-committee organises 20 games and two overseas tours a year. Members join the Golf Section and sign up for the games of their choice on a first-come, first-served basis. On 27 August, 130 Tanglin Club Members claimed their rights by signing up for the Barclays Annual Golf Championship. Months of careful preparation skilfully coordinated by Cecilia Quintanilla, overseen by the Golf Section Committee and financially supported by Barclays Capital resulted in one of the best Championships the Club has held. The menu, the ingredients and the recipe would have left even local Pasir Ris celebrity chef Roberto Lorenzo lost for words. And the icing on the cake? We made Club history when we

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crowned our first Lady Club Barclays Champion, Belinda Young.

The Ingredients

• Around 100 hours of planning over three months of how to spend $35,000 of Members’, Club and Barclays Capital money wisely. • Sponsorship from Banyan Tree, Como Resorts, Cruise Whatever, Jabra, Barclays shirts and caps, Tanglin Club umbrellas, Aladdin ice creams, Spa Botanica vouchers, K.C. Dat/Asian Tiger socks and goody bags. • The full support of Vanessa Yeo and her team at Singapore Island Country Club with “onions and chilli” on the first tee of the Sime Course. • Enthusiastic support from the Club’s Food & Beverage, General, Golf, Magazine, Marketing Communications and Sports Committees and teams.

The Recipe

• One shotgun start with 121 or so official Singapore Golf Association handicapped golfers

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targeting to shoot 8,928 net strokes to win nine prizes, 620 chances to win holidays and mobile phone accessories on the par 3s and 15 free chances to win $3,000 of lucky draw prizes. • One chance to win a Barclays Blue jacket and be their VIP guest at the Singapore Open in November. • One eat as-much-as-you-wish Sunday Brunch on a Friday Buffet, with the added attraction of complimentary beer and wine and a stampede start.

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Belinda (7.8) was crowned the Club Barclays Champion, with a gross score of 78. Runners up (Gross) were Adrian Tan (7.6) with 79, and Joshua Foo (4.6) with 80. Johnny Leong (16.9) was crowned the 2010 Golf Champion with 41 Stableford points. Clinton Wee (21.0) who was crowned the Men’s Champion with 41 (OCB), followed by Sonny Liew (14.5) with 39 and Bruce Kroyer (13.3) with 37.


From left: Jack Wallace, Ian Hortin, Paul Harnett and Bill Gartshore.

From left: Frank Yung, Sonny Liew, Lim Khoon Hin and Dr S T Lee.

From left: Rodger Kimpton, Paul Hulme, Hugh Hoyes-Cock and Jurgen Martiens.

From left: Lay Heah Yian, Mary Chan, Isabelita Figgins and Tham Sheau Lam.

Ladies Champion for Douglas Beaton Trophy, Chan Lin Li (left) with Captain S T Yeo.

From left: Belinda Young, Chan Lin Mei, Mary Chan, Chan Lin Li and Patricia Doo.

Adrian Tan collecting the Robert Wiener Trophy (Men’s Champion) on behalf of Clinton Wee with Captain S T Yeo.

Club Barclays Champion Belinda Young putting on the Barclays Jacket assisted by Graham Bibby (Barclays).

Chris Claridge with 2010 Golf Champion for Withers Cup, Johnny Leong and Captain S T Yeo.

Other than the top five places, the remaining field of 90 men carded 36 Stableford points or less. Among the 17 ladies who played, Belinda (7.8) also scored the highest stableford points for Ladies Division with 39, followed by Chan Lin-Li (24.2) with 36 and Tong Meaw Kheng (20.2) with 36 (OCB).

The Critics’ Review

Other than one mention of insufficient free beer, the consensus was that it was one of

the best events the Golf Section has held. More importantly we had 121 happy golfers and eight happy sponsors.

Convenor’s Corner

A personal thank you to all who supported your sponsors and your Golf Committee by taking part in the competition. Also, on behalf of our 306 Golf Section Members, a special thank you for the support and selfless

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efforts of Alvin Teu and Daphne Tau for collaterals; Geraldine Yan, Cecilia and Raj Balasundaram for organising the day; Angelina Tan for sponsor-ships; Kevin Burke for his generous financial support, S T Yeo and Dr Yung Shing Wai for arranging the competition; Letchumi Koolu for arranging the F&B; and, finally, Robert Wiener for representing the General Committee. Chris Claridge Golf Convenor

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October 2010 GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE STUDIO 1 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

SPIN CHALLENGE BEN 7AM TO 8AM

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

SPIN CHALLENGE ARZIZ 7AM TO 8AM

SPIN CHALLENGE ARZIZ 8AM TO 9AM

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING JAMES 8AM TO 9AM

PILATES CIRCUIT MELVYN 8AM TO 9AM

POWER YOGA SERENA 8AM TO 9AM

SPIN CIRCUIT ARZIZ 8AM TO 9AM

BEGINNERS’ PILATES MATWORK CHRISTINE 9.05AM TO 10.05AM

SPIN INTERVAL XAVIER 9.05AM TO 10.05AM

PUMP IT UP JERRY 9.05AM TO 10.05AM

HI-LO ENERGIE ARZIZ 9.05AM TO 10.05AM

PUMP IT UP JERRY 9.05AM TO 10.05AM

SPIN INTERVAL XAVIER 9AM TO 10AM

INTERMEDIATE PILATES MATWORK CHRISTINE 9AM TO 10AM

STEP ATHLETICS SOPHIE 10.10AM TO 11.10AM

YOGILATES LESTER 10.10AM TO 11.10AM

ABT ARZIZ 10.10AM TO 11.10AM

SPIN CHALLENGE SOPHIE 10.10AM TO 11.10AM

LATINO JAM JERRY 10.10AM TO 11.10AM

SPIN CHALLENGE BARRY 10.15AM TO 11.15AM

BOOT CAMP ANDREW 10.05AM TO 11.05AM

HATHA YOGA SERENA 11.15AM TO 12.15PM

DANCE 101 ERICH 11.15AM TO 12.15PM

SPIN CHALLENGE BARRY 11.15AM TO 12.15PM

CARDIO SCULPT ANN 11.10AM TO 12.10PM

SPIN INTERVAL CRYSTAL 11.20AM TO 12.20PM

KICK BOXING ANDREW 11.10AM TO 12.10PM

SUNDAY

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING ANDREW 6.30PM TO 7.30PM STEP & SCULPT JAMES 6.30PM TO 7.30PM SPIN CHALLENGE CRYSTAL 7.30PM TO 8.30PM

YOGA DR VENKY 7.30PM TO 8.30PM

SPIN INTERVAL CRYSTAL 7PM TO 8PM SPIN CHALLENGE BARRY 7.35PM TO 8.35PM

STUDIO 2 MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUPER CIRCUIT GYM INSTRUCTOR 9AM TO 9.45AM

LO IMPACT AEROBICS ANN 10AM TO 11AM

YOGA STRETCH & RELAX YVONNE 11.15AM TO 12PM

YOGILATES LESTER 10AM TO 11AM

RESTORATIVE YOGA YVONNE 11.15AM TO 12.15PM

DYNAMIC FITBALL SERENA 10AM TO 11AM

KICKBOXING CHRIS 11AM TO 12PM

PILATES AMY 7PM TO 8PM

VINYASA YOGA CHRISTINE 7PM TO 8PM

SUPER CIRCUIT GYM INSTRUCTOR 8.05PM TO 9.05PM

YOGA STRETCH & RELAX SERENA 11.15AM TO 12.15PM

ULTIMATE FITNESS FEAST CARD: $80 for unlimited classes or $20 per session (excluding GST). The management reserves the right to amend the Group Fitness Schedule whenever necessary.

GYM MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

ABS & CORE

ABS & CORE

ABS & CORE

GYM INSTRUCTOR 10.10AM TO 10.25AM

GYM INSTRUCTOR 8AM TO 8.15AM

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

ABS & CORE

GYM INSTRUCTOR 10.10AM TO 10.25AM

GYM INSTRUCTOR 10.10AM TO 10.25AM

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES MONDAY 8.30AM TO 9.45AM 9AM TO 10AM

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

BA DUAN JIN WONG LC STUDIO 2

DAYAN QIGONG WONG LC

10AM TO 11AM

ERMEI TAIJI STYLE UMBRELLA WONG LC

11.30AM TO 12.30PM

ERMEI TAIJI STYLE UMBRELLA WONG LC

4PM TO 5PM

TAEKWONDO (BEGINNERS) PATRICK

5PM TO 6.30PM

SUNDAY

YOGA (ADVANCED) MARGARET

TABLE TENNIS SOCIALS 6PM TO 9PM

TABLE TENNIS SOCIALS 6PM TO 9PM

TAEKWONDO (INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED) PATRICK

Tennis Socials. On-going classes are not included in the Ultimate Fitness Feast card. The Tanglin Club 32Monthly charges apply for on-going activities except Table 32 Schedule is subject to change.


FITNESS Pilates Matwork Classes We are committed to bring you the best, and we offer a variety of Pilates Matwork classes and workshops throughout the year. They include beginner’s and intermediate classes, and circuit class for everyone. All classes will be led by certified Pilates instructors.

Yogilates Every Tuesday, 10.10am to 11.10am and every Thursday, 10am to 11am Instructor: Lester Combine yoga and Pilates to help strengthen your core and lower back with Pilates style exercises while you create flexibility and alignment through yoga postures and breathing techniques. Benefits include stress reduction and overall flexibility.

Beginner’s Pilates Matwork Every Monday, 9.05am to 10.05am Instructor: Christine

Feature Fitness Class

Pilates Matwork Every Thursday, 7pm to 8pm Instructor: Amy An innovative system of mind-body exercises, evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates, pilates teaches body awareness of good postures while increasing core strength, flexibility and agility.

Every Monday, 11.00am to 12pm at Studio 2

Intermediate Pilates Matwork Every Sunday, 9am to 10am Instructor: Christine An intense conditioning matwork class that stresses on the strength of the core muscles and lengthens tight muscles of the lower body. Benefits include core strength and overall flexibility. Pilates Circuit Every Wednesday, 8am to 9am Instructor: Melvyn Enhanced classic mat class through the use of many props, including balls, bands and magic circle to further challenge your core. This class is the perfect way to attain better performance, prevent injury and most of all, achieve balance and stability of the body.

KICKBOXING

Kickboxing is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic programme is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing and muay thai. Learn proper form and technique in this amazing kickboxing class that uses punches and kicks! Sculpt your muscles while you work and sweat. Benefits of Kickboxing • Improves heart and lung function and reduces the risk of heart disease. • Tones and shapes key muscle groups. • Burns calories for a leaner body. • Improves coordination and agility. • Improves posture and core strength and stability. • Builds self-confidence. Fee Free (UFF Member) & $20 (Non-UFF Member)

Belly Dancing and Rhythmic Fitness Belly dancing, originating in the Middle East, is a collection of natural movements performed to the beat of exotic and relaxing music. Although it has gained popularity, it has not caught on yet as a form of exercise. One of the oldest forms of dance in the world, and originally a ritual to celebrate fertility and the female form, belly dancing is a total body workout. It is a new trendy exercise for those who want to keep fit and de-stress. Unlike jogging or aerobics, belly dancing is low-impact, meaning that you can enjoy the dance movements without placing undue stress on your knees, joints and feet. Having taught this dance as a form of exercise for the past eight years in Singapore, and having conducted workshops with some well-known performers, Soheila aims to unveil the physical and mental benefits of this beautiful dance. She has combined her analytical and teaching abilities with her passion for dance to create the Rhythmic Fitness programme. Course Fee: 4 weeks – $120. Time: Every Thursday at 11.30am Venue: Studio 2. For more information about Belly Dancing, please call the Gym at 66220575.

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FITNESS

New ‘kids’ in the gym Trainer: Andyn

Let me cut to the chase here. I will not create a boring list about my credentials and qualifications, or any marketing gimmicks.

I can present a whole list of impressive achievements to get your attention, but the important things that you need to know are that I am a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Kettlebell Trainer, and I am Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First-Aid.

possess – our body weight. My method of an ideal workout is to keep everything simple, and always remember the basics. Our aim is to make fitness part of our lifestyle and not something that we do when we need to look good for an occasion, because in that way, we are putting ourselves, our bodies, at risk.

My exercise prescriptions are tailored depending on individual, or group goals and needs, based on functionality and effectiveness. Rest assured that all exercises prescribed have been tried and tested personally by me because I have been trained to lead by example. Finally, there will be no excuses. I am a no-nonsense trainer, and I take each and every one of my clients seriously.

However, if you insist on scrutinising my credentials, I am more than happy to present you with a detailed profile when we meet up for an interview. It is only fair that you know what you are paying for.

All you need to do is give your all during training, talk less, eat right, and nothing can go wrong.

My philosophy as a trainer/coach is to be able to help my clients achieve a better quality of life.

How we feel and look in-between is ultimately our choice.

Just remember that we are born frail and weak, and we will die the same way.

Andyn

The truth is, we can achieve a supreme fitness level just by making do with what we already

Trainer: Lewis Toh

Hello, everyone! My name is Lewis Toh and I am a certified Personal Trainer, certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist and Integrated Corrective Exercise Trainer.

Training does not need to be fancy to get results, but it does require hard work and consistency. A bad programme done consistently is better

I have been in the health and fitness industry for approximately 10 years. I have worked in commercial and members clubs, focusing on postural correction and prehabilitation.

Prevention is better than cure, so treat your body right and it will take care of you. My main goal is to ensure that my clients develop a solid foundation that they can build their fitness goals on. If you are willing to commit yourself to it, you will see the result. I look forward to seeing you in the gym and will assist you in the best way I can.

I am extremely excited to join Tanglin Club doing what I love, which is interacting with people from all walks of life and helping them to improve physically and mentally.

I will leave you with a thought. Remember the 23:1 rule. You can have a perfect hour in the gym each day, but that still leaves you 23 hours to mess it up at home and work!

My training philosophy is, “Move well, and then move more, never put fitness on top of dysfunction.”

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than a good programme without consistency.

Lewis Toh

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WELLNESS

Are spas effective? From what she has experienced, both as a medical doctor and a wellness consultant, Dr Geraldine Mitton is convinced they are. Regular users of spas appreciate and understand their short- and long-term health benefits. However, some regard spas as expensive havens for the pampered, overweight and bored elite. Among the sceptics, health professionals, in particular, medical doctors, regard spa therapies with mistrust. This group considers spa treatments no more than a placebo effect, or sometimes even dangerous. Some areas within spa practices do give me cause for concern. Promises of weight loss, antiageing and rejuvenation are often associated with products and treatments promoted to attract clients who will pay for a quick-fix solution. Colon hydrotherapy is controversial and may cause serious problems if not administered correctly. Finally, some therapists give clients unscientific advice and incorrect recommendations. Making sure all staff have recognised professional qualifications, and understand the benefits, contraindications and complications of therapies is needed to make the industry more credible. Each therapist needs to have a holistic knowledge of all the ingredients of products and the spa manager needs to have approved the products and services, making sure they adhere to ethical and professional principles.

“Making sure all staff have

recognised professional qualifications, and understand the benefits, contraindications and complications of therapies is needed to make the industry more credible.� The High Rustenburg Health Hydro Destination Spa in South Africa, where I was medical director, catered for up to 100 guests (with 120 staff) who normally stayed for a minimum seven days to take part in healthcare programmes. Each guest was monitored on alternate days for weight and blood pressure, and his or her urine, blood sugar and body composition was tested. Guests came with problems ranging from minor to chronic health, and within a week there was a marked improvement, including a dramatic sense of well-being. We were able to document a reduction in blood pressure, improved digestion, normal levels of blood sugar, and for those who stayed longer, we could show improved blood lipids and liver functions. Results recorded over 14 years were always positive, but I did not publish these findings in scientific

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journals due to the stringent criteria required for research articles. At Sante Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre, also in South Africa, where I was spa director, we conducted corporate wellness programmes focused on stress reduction for female executives. Again, the results were uniformly positive. I have seen the benefits of spa therapies first hand for more than 20 years. However, scientific proof with double blind placebo controlled studies was not possible in our spa environment. After all, our guests came to rest and relax, not to take part in clinical trials. Following the Global Spa Summit, held recently in Istanbul, a number of us are collaborating on a journal, which will present evidence validating the benefits of spa therapies. It will be presented in a language that can be understood by spa therapists and those in the industry. Dr Geraldine Mitton Dr Mitton contributed this article to a recent issue of Spa Business Magazine. A spa consultant for Spa Botanica, Dr Mitton has more than 20 years’ experience as a medical, wellness and spa director. She is based in South Africa.

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TRAVELOGUE

Bathing beauties at magical Eagles Falls.

Wandjina Rock Art at Swift Bay.

At Eagle Falls.

Hike up to Camp Creek.

Kimberley Wilderness Adventure Cruise Manfred and I recently returned from a dream cruise of a lifetime. The Wilderness Adventure Cruise of the Kimberley was so fantastic that it left a deep, lasting impression on me. The Kimberley coast of North-western Australia is largely undisturbed by man and a place where indigenous animals and plants flourish in their natural environment. Words are inadequate to describe the raw, vibrant beauty of this area – the unexpectedly subtle to the blatant assaults on the senses by colours that left me in awe. This rugged area of Northwestern Australia can only be explored on a small ship like the True North, which holds 36 passengers. Our group of 27 (average age 55 and one 88-year-old retired doctor), were taken care of by a crew of 18 young enthusiastic Aussies. Everyone got along well.

More Wandjina Rock Art.

lucky to have spotted two whales, one blowing. Two picnics were organised. The helicopter flew us to otherwise inaccessible scenic areas with impressive waterfalls and pools where we spent the day enjoying our swims and a scrumptious lunch. On one particular excursion, we were treated to a do-it-yourself or call-for-help-from-others mud bath. We were a bunch of adults laughing and squealing like kids, having the time of our lives. Another fun activity was oyster picking. We spread out with hammers and chisels among the rocks in search of big, juicy ones. We gathered a large bucketful, which we shucked and ate with champagne on the beach, watching the sun set.

Champagne and fresh oysters on the beach of Winyalkan and Palm Islands.

I participated in several exhilarating hikes, climbing up sandstone rocks for about 45 to 60 minutes. Our reward was swims in pools located in amazing scenery, framed by gushing waterfalls, or viewing and learning about Aboriginal art in secluded sandstone caves dating as far back as 17,000 years.

The food was healthy and tasty, enhanced by a good selection of wines. Our hobby fishermen and women provided us with fresh fish daily.

I returned from this trip happy, invigorated and refreshed but humbled by all that I saw. It made me think deeply about our world, our actions and our responsibilities.

On our sightseeing tours, we spotted rock wallabies, salt/fresh water crocodiles, dugongs, dolphins, tame tawny sharks, birds and other forms of wildlife.

We are the sole custodians of nature’s many treasures, and we need to love and be at peace with our world.

The ship’s helicopter took those who wanted to see the beauty of this uninhabited area from above. We were

Sybil Schwencke S0252

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RECIPROCAL CLUBS and is renowned for its high standards of cuisine prepared by the Club’s award-winning chefs. Be it business, entertaining, lunch with friends or a private luncheon, a memorable experience awaits.

The Members’ Lounge

Drinks at the Club are always a relaxing experience in this perfect atmosphere for conversation and enjoyment.

The Western Australian Club Located at 101 St Georges Terrace, The Western Australian Club is proud of its long history, amenities, comfort and ambience, and offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Club is non-political and is open to men and women, its primary purpose being the exclusive interaction, enjoyment, and comfort of Members and their Guests.

The Western A diverse focus “The Western Australian Club, reflects a founded in 1893, is membership, which Australian Club, today one of the includes industry founded in 1893, most prominent and business is today one of the pioneers, prestigious social leaders, professionals, most prominent and and distinguished clubs in Perth, prestigious social upholding a long representatives from tradition of the services, clubs in Perth...” excellence. Located academic and in the heart of the religious city, the Club sets an communities. exemplary standard for personal Together, Members and guests customer service, facilities enjoy a very private and and hospitality. exclusive environment. With an emphasis on attention to detail, the Club is a unique meeting place and has played host to many memorable occasions and activities, catering to both the professional and social interests of members and guests.

Dining

Epicurean excellence is the essence of The Western Australian Club. With a tropical colonial décor, ornate ceiling and marble floors, the Members’ dining area is the Club’s culinary centrepiece

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Relax on comfortable sofas and in armchairs set in a casual open area and enjoy a welcoming cup of the finest coffee or freshly brewed tea. The Members’ Lounge offers the opportunity to meet in quiet and peaceful surroundings, to catch up in between meetings, or to take time out to read the newspaper or a magazine. Wireless internet facilities are active throughout the Club.

External Facilities

Golf enthusiasts can practise their swing at the picturesque 36-hole Vines Resort and Country Club located in the Swan Valley, only 35 minutes away from the Club. This special agreement allows Members (and Reciprocal Members) to invite up to three Guests to join them on either the Ellenbrook or Lakes Courses.

Gymnasium

A Health Club and Fitness Centre is located a short walk from the Club. The Western Australian Club looks forward to welcoming Members of The Tanglin Club in the near future.

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AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE • The Adelaide Club • The Alexandra Club BRISBANE • Tattersall’s Club • The Brisbane Club • United Services Club CANBERRA • The Commonwealth Club MELBOURNE • Melbourne Club • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria • Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club • The Alexandra Club • The Athenaeum Club • The Australian Club PERTH • The Weld Club • Western Australian Club SYDNEY • Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron • Tattersall’s Club • Union, University & Schools Club

BANGLADESH DHAKA • Dhaka Club

CANADA

CALGARY • Glencoe Club • The Ranchmen’s Club TORONTO • Granite Club • The National Club • The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club • University Club of Toronto VANCOUVER • Vancouver Club VICTORIA • The Union Club of British Columbia

CHINA

BEIJING • Beijing American Club

FRANCE

PARIS • Cercle de L’Union Interalliée

GERMANY

HAMBURG • Der Ubersee Club BERLIN • International Club of Berlin

HONG KONG • • • •

American Club Hong Kong Club Hong Kong Football Club Ladies’ Recreation Club

RECIPROCAL CLUBS

INDIA

BANGALORE • Bangalore Club CALCUTTA • The Bengal Club • Tollygunge Club MADRAS • Madras Cricket Club MUMBAI • Bombay Gymkhana • Willingdon Sports Club NEW DELHI • Delhi Gymkhana

INDONESIA

JAKARTA • International Sports Club of Indonesia

IRELAND

DUBLIN • Kildare Street & University Club

JAPAN

KOBE • Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club TOKYO • Tokyo American Club

KENYA

NAIROBI • Muthaiga Club

KOREA

SEOUL • Seoul Club

MALAYSIA

IPOH • Kelab Diraja Ipoh – Royal Ipoh Club KUALA LUMPUR • Kelab Taman Perdana – Royal Lake Club • Royal Selangor Club • The Raintree Club of Kuala Lumpur KUCHING, SARAWAK • Sarawak Club NEGRI SEMBILAN • Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club • Sungei Ujong Club PENANG • Penang Club • Penang Sports Club • Penang Swimming Club

MONACO

MONTE CARLO • Le Yacht Club of Monaco

NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND • The Auckland Club • The Northern Club CHRISTCHURCH • The Christchurch Club

DUNEDIN

• The Dunedin Club NAPIER • Hawke’s Bay Club WELLINGTON • Wellesley Club

PAKISTAN

LAHORE • The Lahore Gymkhana

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PORT MORESBY • Papua Club

PHILIPPINES

BAGUIO • Baguio Country Club MAKATI • Manila Club • Manila Polo Club

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO • Colombo Club NURWARA ELIYA • The Hill Club

SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN • Durban Club JOHANNESBURG • The Country Club Johannesburg SANDTON • Inanda Club

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM • The Sallskapet Club • The Royal Bachelors Club

TAIWAN

TAIPEI • American Club in China

THAILAND

BANGKOK • The Bangkok Club • The British Club • The Royal Bangkok Sports Club

UNITED KINGDOM & CHANNEL ISLANDS ABERDEEN • Royal Northern & University Club CHANNEL ISLANDS • The Victoria Club, St Helier EDINBURGH • The New Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Royal Scots Club GLASGOW • The Western Club

LIVERPOOL • The Athenaeum LONDON • Army & Navy Club • Carlton Club • East India Club • Naval & Military Club • Oriental Club • The Royal Air Force Club • The Athenaeum • The Caledonian Club • The Calvary & Guards Club • The Hurlingham Club • The Lansdowne Club • The Naval Club • The New Cavendish Club • The Reform Club • The Royal Automobile Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Sloane Club • United Oxford & Cambridge University Club NORWICH • The Norfolk Club OXFORDSHIRE • Phyllis Court Club

UNITED STATES

BOSTON • Harvard Club of Boston • Union Club of Boston CHICAGO • The University Club CLEVELAND • The Union Club HONOLULU • The Pacific Club NEW HAVEN • The Graduate Club NEW YORK CITY • The Harvard Club of New York City • The Princeton Club of New York • The Union League Club • The Yale Club of New York City PHILADELPHIA • The Racquet Club PITTSBURGH • The University Club SAN FRANCISCO • The Metropolitan Club • Olympic Club SEATTLE • The Rainier Club WASHINGTON DC • Cosmos Club • The Georgetown Club • The University Club • Washington Athletic Club

VIETNAM

HANOI • The Hanoi Club

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BOOKS & DVDS NEW BOOKS FICTION

Farlander Col Buchanan The Genesis Plague Michael Byrne Insatiable Meg Cabot The Crucifix Killer Chris Carter Play Dead Harlan Coben The Tenth Chamber Glenn Cooper All That Follows Jim Crace Theodore Boone John Grisham Water for Elephants Sara Gruen The Case of the Missing Servant Tarquin Hall Tinkers Paul Harding Black Magic Sanction Kim Harrison Once Dead, Twice Shy Kim Harrison Early to Death, Early to Rise Kim Harrison A Darker Shade of Blue John Harvery The Wolf at the Door Jack Higgins

NEW DVDs

ACTION & ADVENTURE

• Black Lightning (2009) • Clash Of The Titans (2010) • Cyborg Soldier (2008) • Kick Ass (2010) • Kung Fu Hip Hop (2008) • Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (2010) • Reign Of Fire (2002) • Treasure Raiders (2007) • The Adventures Of Greyfriars Bobby (2005) • When Soldiers Cry (2010) • Wild Bill (1995) • Year Of The Dragon (1985) ANIMATION

• Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (2009) • Professor Layton And The Eternal Diva (2009)

The Left Hand of God Paul Hoffman Body Count Shaun Hutson Montacute House Lucy Jago Dead Like You Peter James A Rush of Blood Quintin Jardine Jail Bird Jessie Keane Death Watch Jim Kelly The Book of Human Skin Michelle Lovric Death Echo Elizabeth Lowell Dark Blood Stuart MacBride Kraken China Mieville A Razor Wrapped in Silk R N Morris The Old Man in the Corner Baroness Orczy Wounds of Honour Anthony Riches Dead Heat C Joel Rosenberg Dark of the Moon John Sandford Rough Country John Sandford

• Wolverine And The X-Men (2009) COMEDY

• Black Sheep (1996) • Don’t Drink The Water (1994) • Jack Frost (1998) • Janky Promoters (2009) • Just Like Heaven (2005) • Kotch (1971) • Kicking And Screaming (2005) • Leap Year (2010) • Mr. 3000 (2004) • No Time For Sergeants (1958) • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971) • Sweet Rain (2008) • Tiptoes (2003) • The Back-Up Plan (2010) • The Cutting Edge (1992) • The Invention Of Lying (2009) • The Shaggy Dog (2006) • Who’s Your Caddy (2007)

Storm Prey John Sandford The Fields of Death Simon Scarrow The Dealer and the Dead Gerald Seymour The Singer Cathi Unsworth NON-FICTION

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes Mark Bittman The Hindus: An Alternative History Wendy Doniger Fish Pies and French Fries, Vegetables, Meat and Something Sweet...Affordable, Everyday Food and Family-friendly Recipes Made Easy Gill Holcombe Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century Sam Kashner The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World David Kirkpatrick

DOCUMENTARY

• God Grew Tired Of Us (2006) DRAMA

• A Good Man Is Hard To Find (2008) • Amazing Grace (2006) • Broken Embraces (2009) • Cadence (1990) • Come See The Paradise (1990) • Empire Falls (2005) • Goodbye Solo (2008) • Gospel Hill (2008) • Hachi-Ko (1987) • I Could Go On Singing (1963) • Junior’s Groove (1997) • Kiss The Girls (1997) • The Edge (1997) • The Last Song (2010) • The Runaways (2010) • The Walker (2007) • Tokyo Sonata (2008) • Tokyo Tower (2005) • Tony Rome (1967) • Wait Until Dark

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Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution Nick Lane Shaped By War Don McCullin Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes Jennifer MacLagan More Money Than God Sebastian Mallaby 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life and Death Don Piper Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual Michael Pollan The Last Resort Douglas Rogers Inside the Revolution: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson & Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World Joel C Rosenberg Low & Slow: Master The Art Of Barbecue In 5 Easy Lessons Gary Wiviott

(1967) • White Man’s Burden (1995) • Year Of Living Dangerously (1982) HORROR

• Bones (2001) • Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer (2008) • The Haunting Lover (2010) • The Skeleton Key (2005) • When A Stranger Calls (2006) MUSICAL

• Starstruck (2010) • The Frank Sinatra Show (1957) SPORTS

• Nascar: Ride Of Their Lives (2008) TV SERIES

• Gilmore Girls Seasons (2, 4 to 7) • Seinfeld Seasons (3 to 5 & 7 to 9)

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BOOKS & DVDS AGM The Annual General Meeting of the DVD Section will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 3 November in the Raffles Room. Please attend to elect a new Committee and to share your views on how we can improve the DVD Library.

reservations frequently and buy accordingly. As for the borrowing system, we hope the RFID system will be operational in about four months' time and then we can place the DVDs on the bookshelves in the Open Library.

DVD Survey Results Many thanks to those of you who took the trouble to

The Invelos DVD catalogue is now online and you can access it from home. Please go to www.tanglinclub.org. sg and then click Facilities/ Main Library/DVD Section. At the bottom of the page, click where it says: “Please click here to view the listings in a separate window.”.

fill out the survey form. We had 64 replies, representing more than 12% of the Section Members. Overall, most members are satisfied (76%). But the biggest complaints are still the same: not enough copies/waiting time, the borrowing system and the lack of an online catalogue.

The most popular genres are Action, Drama, Comedy, TV Series and Children’s movies. We need more Family/Children’s movies so please let us have your suggestions. The Library has a DVD Suggestion Book for this purpose.

We have increased the number of copies of new DVDs, sometimes up to 10, but more recently we have dropped this to a maximum of four or five. If we need more, we will buy more. Please make reservations for DVDs that are out-on-loan because we review the

The full survey results are available in the Library. Please ask the staff. DVD Section Sub-Committee

Book Review

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century By Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

Drawing on brandnew information and interviews – and on actor Richard Burton’s private, passionate and heartbreaking letters to movie star Elizabeth Taylor – Furious Love sheds new light on the movies, the sex, the scandal, the fame, the brawls, the booze, the bitter separations, and, of course, the fabled jewels. Shocking and unsparing in its honesty, the book explores the very public marriage of “Liz and Dick”, as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Richard, including their affair on the set of the notorious epic Cleopatra that earned them condemnation from the Vatican; Burton’s hardscrabble youth in Wales; the crippling alcoholism that nearly destroyed his career and contributed to his early death; the medical issues that plagued both him and Elizabeth; and the failed aspirations and shame that haunted him throughout their relationship. The book demonstrates how the legendary pair presaged America’s changing attitudes towards sex, marriage, morality and celebrity. Yet, ultimately, as the authors show, Elizabeth and Richard shared something priceless beyond the drama: enduring love.

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DVD Review

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Starring Logan Lerman and Brandon T Jackson Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure, which also stars Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson and Uma Thurman as you have never seen them before. Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager. He learns he is the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt – the most powerful weapon ever created. With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!

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CINEMA IP MAN 2 – PG

1, 2 & 3 October • Action Adventure (108 mins) • Starring: Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Donnie Yen, Huang Xiaoming, Xiong Dailin • Director: Wilson Yip The semi-biographical martial arts film continues with Ip, a grandmaster of wing chun relocating his family to Hong Kong in 1949, and teaching it openly. Ip Man 2 traces the clash between one of his pupils, Wong Leung, and Cheng Wei Ki; the kidnapping of Wong by Cheng, who is badly beaten in the fight; the involvement of the local master of hung ga Hung Chun Nam, and shows how Ip wins his respect and friendship with his martial arts mastery. Ip goes on to win a kung fu competition, and the highly respected master begins teaching a young disciple named Bruce Lee.

INCEPTION – PG

8, 9 & 10 October • Science Fiction Adventure (148 mins) • Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt • Director: Christopher Nolan In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.

SEX AND THE CITY 2 – M18

15, 16 & 17 October • Comedy (146 mins) • Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon • Director: Michael Patrick King Life is everything Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda ever wished it to be, but it would not be right if life did not hold a few more surprises – this time in the form of a glamorous, sun-drenched adventure at one of the most luxurious and exotic places on earth, where the party never ends.

THE A-TEAM – PG

22, 23 & 24 October • Action (119 mins) • Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jessica Biel • Director: Joe Carnahan A team of four Vietnam War soldiers known as the A-Team of the Special Forces, are wrongly convicted of bank robbery in Hanoi. While being transferred to prison, the team manages to escape and secretly goes into hiding in Los Angeles. Now, the A-Team sets out to find the team of US soldiers who framed them for the crime in Vietnam.

LETTERS TO JULIET – PG

29, 30 & 31 October • Romance (105 mins) • Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Chris Egan • Director: Gary Winick A young American travels to the city of Verona, home of “Romeo and Juliet”, and joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering one letter dated 1951, she inspires its author to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love and sets off a chain of events that will bring a love into both their lives, unlike anything they ever imagined. UPCOMING MOVIES 5*, 6 & 7 November Letters To God

12, 13 & 14 November Aftershock

19, 20 & 21 November Everybody’s Fine

26, 27 & 28 November Alpha & Omega

Showtimes: Friday, 8pm • Saturday, 6pm & 9pm • Sunday, 2.30pm & 8pm • Film Ratings: G - General viewing • PG - Parental guidance required NC16 - No children below 16 • M18 - For viewers aged 18 & above • R21 - For adults aged 21 & above • For Enquiries: Please call Reception at 66220555 or visit the website for more information. Tickets can be obtained at Reception. Moviegoers are to be seated 15 minutes before showtime. * Special 2.30pm matinee screening on Deepavali.

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RESERVATIONS FORM DAY/DATE/ TIME

PRICE

VENUE

OKTOBERFEST 2010

Saturday 2 October, 7.30pm

$58 (M), $68 (G) or $450 for table of 8

Churchill Room

FINDING BALANCE WITH HOLISTIC WELLNESS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Friday 22 October, 12pm

$28 (M) & $32 (G)

Raffles Room

Saturday 23 October, 7.30pm

$75 (M) & $80 (G)

Churchill Room

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 October, 12.30pm

$5 (M) & $7 (G)

Draycott Room

WINE PAIRING DINNER MUDDY WATER WINES WITH WAGYU BEEF

Tuesday 26 October, 7.30pm

$138 (M) & $118 (G)

Churchill Room

DEEPAVALI LUNCHEON

Thursday 28 October, 12pm

$35 (M) & $40 (G)

Churchill Room

COLOURFUL LIGHTS OF DEEPAVALI

Saturday 30 October, 12.30pm

$5 (M) & $7 (G)

Draycott Room

PARTY AT THE BATCAVE

Saturday 30 October, 6pm

$28 (Child Member), $32 (Child Guest) & $18 (Adult Member)

Raffles Room

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF FASHION & ILLUSTRATION

Saturday 6 November to Saturday 18 December

$265 (M) & $285 (G)

Draycott Room

HOMEOPATHY... THE NEED OF THE MODERN WORLD

Wednesday 10 November, 12pm

$28 (M) & $32 (G)

Raffles Room

Friday 31 December

$188 (M) & $208 (G). Late-night charge (11pm onwards) – $80 (M) & $100 (G).

Main Clubhouse

NAME OF EVENT

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT

EERIE HALLOWEEN CRAFT

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL 2011

NAME:

NO. OF MEMBER

NO. OF GUEST

NO. OF CHILDREN

A/C NO.:

CONTACT: EMAIL:

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM AND FAX IT TO THE F&B OFFICE AT 67361160 OR DROP IT OFF AT THE RECEPTION. TERMS & CONDITIONS: Cancellation of bookings or an alteration in the number of members/guests attending must be received Tanglin Club seven (7) days prior to the event or the fullThe cost shall remain payable and will be charged to the Member’s account.


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The Tanglin Club Magazine October 2010  

Monthly magazine of The Tanglin Club

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