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The Official Magazine of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club & RBSC Polo Club

Vol. 1 No. 2 January 2013

MAKING A SPLASH

Dive Into the 2012 RBSC Invitational Swim Meet

CUP OF PLENTY

Action from the King’s Cup Golf Tournament

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CONTENTS CLUB & EVENTS 16 BULLETIN BOARD Announcements from the RBSC and RBSC Polo Club ............................................................................................ 32 CLUB CALENDAR Find out when and where your favourite sporting and social activities take place ............................................................................................ 34 CLUB FEATURES H.M. The King’s Birthday Celebrated; RBSC 2012 Gathin Outing ............................................................................................ 38 CLUB NEWS & EVENTS Past and future, special events are a major attraction at the RBSC and RBSC Polo Club 38 Pansuang & Friends Chill Night 44 Ballroom Dance Night 50 Polo Club’s Rumthai Dance Class Outing ............................................................................................ 52 CLUB FLAVOURS Check out the culinary highlights on offer at the Clubs throughout January ............................................................................................ 56 SPORTS ROUND UP Catch up on all the action from recent sporting competitions at the RBSC and RBSC Polo Club

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CONTENTS LIFESTYLE FEATURES 88

GOLF FEATURE Family Thing Thais behind new golf course developments ............................................................................................

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THE LUXURY CLUB Home-sweet-Home Ideas for a cool kitchen and a beautiful bathroom ............................................................................................

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LIFESTYLE FEATURE Rugs to Riches Liz Robertson lifts the lid on the rarefied world of Persian carpets ............................................................................................

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PASTURES GREEN Keith Mundy takes a stroll through some of the worlds most beautiful gardens ............................................................................................

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THE INTERVIEW Tuptim Malakul Lane meets Italian-Thai interior architect Malina Palasthira ............................................................................................

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CLASS ACT Missed out on your preferred university place? Try the transfer route ............................................................................................

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Dear Members, With changing times, things change but my New Year wish of seeing you happy and prosperous remains the same. I hope 2013 brings you all the happiness and joy that you deserve. Firstly, I would like to update you on the Club’s annual Gathin outing, which took place on Saturday, 24th November 2012 at Hin Sorn Nue Temple in Saraburi. Two coaches were provided for Members and staff and were ready to depart from the Club at 7am. Unfortunately, only 30 Members joined this year’s Gathin trip. Nevertheless, we were honoured to have Saraburi Deputy Governor, Khun Pradit Tipsumalai, and Wang Muang Sheriff, Khun Ekporn Juisamran, on hand to welcome us and join our Gathin ceremony. Funds totalling Baht 610,000 (Baht 583,000 being contributed by the Club, Members and staff, and Baht 27,000 received from the local community) were raised for presentation to the temple. After an impressive lunch provided by the local community, there was a heavy downpour which delayed our secondary visit to Baan Puek Samrong School. The rain, however, actually lifted the mood of the local community during this period of drought. A total contribution of Baht 93,890, including various school related items kindly donated by Members, was presented to the school. I would like to thank Members for donating cash and items in kind towards this Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. My special thanks also go to those businesses who donated their products towards this worthy charitable activity, including Malee Sampran PCL, Tipco Asphalt PCL, Thai President Foods PCL, Sukhothai Limited Partnership, Thainamthip Limited, and Gateaux House Co., Ltd. On the sporting front, I would like to highlight the successful Polo Club 2012 Annual Tennis Party held on the evening of the day of the Club Gathin outing. The event was lots of fun, especially a show put on by the tennis players which featured different generations of performers and presented the importance of family. Congratulations to the Polo Club Tennis Committee for holding such a splendid event! In November, the Entertainment Committee held two functions. The Ballroom Dance Night on Thursday, 15th November 2012 was enjoyed by our many regular dance lovers, while the “Pansuang & Friends” Chill Night on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at the Polo Club’s Air Bar featured a full house. Members attending the event were able to see another side of versatile Entertainment Committee Chairman, Maj. Pansuang... that of a talented musician and entertainer... when he accompanied Koh Mr. Saxman on the keyboard and played bass guitar with the Youngsters, a group of Assumption alumni who have been playing music together for over 40 years. They perform for fun, for friends and for charities. Other VIP artists on the night included Khun Kwanchai Paphatpong, Chairman and CEO of Inter Media Co., Ltd and organizer of Motor Expo, Khun Jirapan Ansavanonda, famous jazz guitarist Dr. Elvis, well-known singer Mayah, and the Blue Sapphire. Finally, I would like to encourage Members to attend what is sure to be a fun-filled annual RBSC Family Day on Saturday, 26th January 2013. Bhumindr Harinsuit Chairman 8 | JANUARY 2013


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GM PERSPECTIVE Dear Members, The media has reported that the weather so far this year has been the wettest dry season on record. That has not deterred the Club from participating in the many sporting activities and social events that fill our calendar. Fortunately the weekend of 1-2nd December proved to be of fine weather, perfect for the RBSC Swimming Section’s annual 2-day Invitational Swim Meet at which more than 600 people participated. At the same time the RBSC Polo Club hosted the 40th Hockey Festival Tournament, which proved challenging for all the teams playing on the damp fields. Both events attracted local and regional teams. During the following week there were the traditional celebrations by Members and Staff for H.M. the King’s Birthday on 5th December and, at the time writing, the Club is preparing for the running of the 61st H.M. the King’s Cup horse race on 9th December. The Sunday Brunch has proved an innovative new F&B concept at the Club. However, because of the irregularity of the event, Management has decided to change the Sunday Brunch to a Sunday Lunch Buffet and will operate it on alternate Sunday’s to racing. Give it a try and make your Sundays at the Club leisurely, relaxed affairs. Pause for Thought Car Parking Regulations Members are kindly reminded of the following points relating to parking at the RBSC: - When using the car park, cars should be registered with the Club - Overnight parking is not permitted. - Car horns are not to be sounded in the Club - The speed limit for all vehicles at the Club is 10 kph Membership Matters In recent months a number of infringements have been reported to the Membership Committee, particularly concerning the bringing in of guests to use the Clubs sporting facilities. Members are reminded that this is not permitted and any such infringements will result in the suspension of membership pending investigation. Guests who are introduced by a Member to use the Clubs sporting facilities must be registered at the reception/information counter and pay the relevant fee. December issue of RBSC Magazine Due to technical problems some Members may not have received their magazine in December and on behalf of Management please accept our apologies. These technical issues have now been addressed and all Members will receive their copy of the January magazine. You can always visit the RBSC website and view the magazine online to catch up on news and events around the club. As always I look forward to seeing you around the Clubs.

Diary Dates January 2013 26th January, RBSC Family Day February 2013 14th February, Valentine Day Dinner

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE Dear Members, A new year and a new issue of RBSC Magazine to enjoy. Much has been happening on the field of play at the Clubs over the festive period including H.M. the King’s Cup golf tournament, a bumper annual RBSC Invitational Swim Meet and the yearly RBSC Hockey Festival. Life has also been busy on the social front – Christmas parties for children, numerous annual Section get togethers, the regular Chill Night and an evening of Ballroom Dancing being just a few of the events enjoyed by Members in recent weeks. But the fun doesn’t end there and later this month the Club hosts one of its biggest happenings of the year, the 50th RBSC Family Day on Saturday, 26th January. For half a century Members and their kin have been coming to the Club to soak up the carnival-like atmosphere of the event and the General Committee, management and staff are once again looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this year’s edition. The Entertainment Committee has pulled out all the stops to ensure a fabulous day of family fun for adults and children alike. Our lifestyle content this month has a decidedly homey feel to it with ideas for bathroom and kitchen décor in the Luxury Club column, a feature on the fascinating world of Persian carpets, a travel piece on great gardens of the world and an interview with Italian-Thai interior architect, Malina Palasathira. We have also re-introduced a Reader Survey page so that you can give us your feedback on the magazine. If you take part in the survey you could win a delicious prize. Turn to page 117 for more. Finally, on behalf of the publisher I would like to apologize to those Members who may not have received a copy of the Club magazine in December. Unfortunately we experienced a technical problem during the printing process – the machinery that glues each copy of the magazine together became... well, un-glued! This meant that only a limited print run was possible. However, the problem has been rectified and we are now back to producing a full print run once again. Enjoy the issue and a very happy New Year to you all. Matt Wilde Managing Editor matt@sabreweb.com

CORRECTIONS NOTICE: In the December 2012 issue, an announcement on page 22 listing the new Ladies’ Golf Sub-committee gave Onchittra Veerasaksri an extra ‘i’ in her surname and on page 72 it was Ausanee Sosothikul who won the Ladies Foursome competition with Sunun Mahasandana, not Ausanee Mahagitsiri as reported. We apologize for any misunderstanding the errors may have caused.

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CONTRIBUTORS Tuptim Malakul Lane Born in Bangkok, educated in England and raised globally during her father’s Ambassadorial postings to the UK, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq, Tuptim Malakul Lane is descended from King Rama II of the Chakri Dynasty. She continued her education in the Middle East studying Islamic traditions and finished off at a Catholic school, which has given her a perspective on life not bound by single dimensional traditions. She writes to bridge the two worlds - sometimes a very wide gap - and wishes to bring about harmonious understanding between the two. Married to an Englishman, she has three grown up children all of whom (by coincidence) retain three nationalities, which gives added breadth to her viewpoint. She recently became a qualified psycho-therapist and devotes her time and passion to helping others and writing. Keith Mundy had several stellar careers - bookmaker’s clerk, French tutor, truck driver, town planner, barman, teacher, and more - before throwing them all in to be a starving freelance writer and photographer. It happened in Bangkok in 1989, when he tired of his quite pleasant teaching duties at Chulalongkorn and Mahidol Universities, and he’s still here. Trained in languages and literature (English, French, Spanish), specialising in travel and culture features, he’s been to 96 countries, and kicked out of a couple. His work has appeared in magazines worldwide and he is the author and principal photographer of a guidebook to Thailand. His latest trip on behalf of RBSC Magazine was to Japan, which you can read about in this issue. Paul Myers The son of a sporting family, Paul grew up in Sydney, Australia where he played cricket, rugby and tennis. Golf was only an occasional pastime until he reached his mid-30s when, on return to Australia from three years living and working in Canada, he joined a golf club on Sydney’s northern beaches. His handicap got down to 10 and today is 14. But, as he always tells his golf clients, “I’m a writer who plays golf, not a golfer who writes”. He says golf is not only the ultimate test of patience, it also tells you everything about a person. “I am a competitive person by nature, but golf has taught me to be controlled, to wait for opportunities and not to expect everything to happen as you want or expect.” He now splits his time between Bangkok and Sydney and, as in his youth, plays golf occasionally.

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The Official Magazine of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club & RBSC Polo Club

Vol. 1 No. 2 January 2013

MAKING A SPLASH

Dive Into the 2012 RBSC Invitational Swim Meet

CUP OF PLENTY

Action from the King’s Cup Golf Tournament

......................................... CLUB ON GATHIN

RBSC visit benefits Saraburi temple and school JANUARY 2013 | 1

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BULLETIN BOARD

HM KING RAMA VI REMEMBERED On the morning of Sunday, 25th November 2012, RBSC General Manager Robert Blythe led a party of staff from the RBSC and RBSC Polo Club in a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of HM King Rama VI at Lumpini Park. Sadly, King Vajiravudh passed away on the 25th November 1925 aged just 44, a mere two hours after the birth of his only child, HRH Princess Bejaratana. The sixth monarch of the House of Chakri was known to be a keen and accomplished writer and among many other things is credited with introducing and popularising Western fiction in then Siam.

RBSC MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCEMENT The RBSC Magazine Editorial SubCommittee and Club Management would like to inform Members that as of the February 2013 issue, one copy only of RBSC Magazine will be delivered to each mailing address on the Club’s Membership list. Members requiring more than one copy of the magazine at a particular mailing address can request extra copies through RBSC Membership Services and Polo Club’s Admin & Membership Dept at 0-2252-6731 ext.113.

RBSC Table Tennis Committee 2012-2013

RBSC Polo Club Billiards Committee 2012-2013

The following Members were elected to the 2012-2013 RBSC Table Tennis Committee at the Section’s A.G.M. on Wednesday, 28th November 2012.

The following Members were elected to the RBSC Polo Club Billiards Committee for 2012-2013 at the Section’s A.G.M on Friday, 23rd November 2012.

Dr. Ekwan Chansue Veera Charnsuwannachot Suluck Pattarathammas Ekpet Chansue Ekthai Chansue Chayodom Sabhasri Udom Suksudprasert Paiboon Sasnguanpiyapan Santi Sosothikul

Tossaporn Saksanguanmanoon Anuwat Thaveesittikullarp Sermsak Kuonsongtum Tavicha Stholasuta Tall (Tap) Pinthanon

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Following a recent decision by the General Committee, the monthly profit & loss figures for Racing Operations will enceforth be published in the Club’s monthly magazine. 11 Nov 12 25th Nov 12 42,354,198

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Total Other Expenses 6,354,750 6,247,813 Net Surplus / (Loss) from Racing Operations 38,070 281,731 Guaranteed Donation to Charity 100,000 100,000 Allocated Costs to Racing 470,373 470,373 Total Surplus/ (Loss) 532,303 852,104 No. of Race Goers 6,166 5,620 16 | JANUARY 2013

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Total Revenues before Expenses and Taxes Total Revenues before Other Expenses

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Lifestyle.... by Dr. Thubthimsiam

www.thubthimsiam.com

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BULLETIN BOARD

NEW GUEST AND GREEN FEES Members are herewith informed that at the General Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 20th November 2012, the following rates for Daily Guest Fees and Green Fees for guests were approved, effective from 1st January 2013 :BAHT (Inclusive of VAT) Daily Guest Fee Golf Green Fee (Weekday) (Weekend)

535.850.1,200.-

ประกาศเรื่องอัตราค่าบริการ สมาคมฯ ขอเรียนให้ท่านสมาชิกทราบว่า จากการประชุมของคณะอำ�นวยการทั่วไป เมื่อวันอังคารที่ 20 พฤศจิกายน 2555 ได้มี มติอนุมัติปรับอัตราค่าบริการดังต่อไปนี้ โดยมีผลตั้งแต่วันที่ 1 มกราคม 2556 :บาท (รวมภาษีมูลค่าเพิ่ม) ค่าธรรมเนียมรายวันสำ�หรับแขกของสมาชิก

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ค่าธรรมเนียมสนามกอล์ฟ (วันธรรมดา) (สุดสัปดาห์)

850.1,200.-

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EXTENDED OPERATING HOURS Members are informed that the General Committee, at its Meeting held on Tuesday, 20th November 2012, approved the trial extension of the operating hours of the Membership Services Counter and the Club’s Cashier to cover the daily lunch-break between 12:30-1:30pm. The trial is for the convenience of Members in facilitating membership-related matters such as bill payments during lunch hours. The trial period will run for three months from 14th January – 12th April 2013.

ประกาศเรื่องการขยาย เวลาบริการ

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BULLETIN BOARD

CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR Children under 15 years of age are not permitted in the dressing room in the main clubhouse. Children 15 years of age or under who change in the adult changing room at the Swimming Pool are expected to be respectful and behave in an appropriate manner. Bags are to be placed in lockers or under the benches, not on the benches. Children misbehaving will be asked to leave the adult changing room at the Swimming Pool.

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ห้องเปลี่ยนเครื่อง แต่งกาย ห้ามเด็กอายุตํ่ากว่า 15 ปี ใช้ห้องเปลี่ยนเครื่องแต่งกาย ในอาคารใหญ่ของสมาคม เด็กอายุ 15 ปีหรือน้อยกว่าใช้ ห้องเปลี่ยนเครื่องแต่งกายผู้ใหญ่บริเวณสระว่ายนํ้า ต้อง ปฏิบัติตนให้เหมาะสม ให้นำ�กระเป๋าวางไว้ในตู้ล็อคเกอร์ หรือ ใต้ม้านั่งเท่านั้น ห้ามวางบนม้านั่ง เด็กที่ประพฤติตน ไม่เหมาะสม จะถูกขอให้ออกจากห้องเปลี่ยนเครื่องแต่งกาย ผู้ใหญ่บริเวณสระว่ายน้ำ�ทันที


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How to Join Participation in the Youth Program is FREE OF CHARGE.To enroll in the Youth Program please register at the Polo Club Soccer field at the beginning of the program. For more information, please contact: Sports Div. 02-652-5000 Ext, 302, 306

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BULLETIN BOARD SPECIAL PARKING PERMITS Members are herewith informed that at the General Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 6th November 2012, the following policy on handicapped car parking and penalties was approved, effective from 15th January 2013:Permit Guidelines Member with following disabilities may apply for a handicapped parking permit : • Permanent physical impairment • Temporary Impairment Issuance of Handicapped Parking Sticker • A medical certificate from hospital must be submitted upon request for the handicapped parking sticker at the RBSC/the RBSC Polo Club Membership Offices. • The handicapped parking sticker is only issued to the member who has a disability and who is able to drive himself/herself to the Club. The label may not be used by any other user of the car to park in a handicap space • The handicapped parking sticker will be valid for 2 years as per the normal car sticker. Except those members with temporary impairment; the parking sticker will be for the length of the medical certificate from the doctor. Renewal does not require medical documents for permanently impaired members. 22 | JANUARY 2013

Handicapped Parking Locations The RBSC B1-C1, 1st Floor of the Club

The RBSC Polo Club Parking space in front of Beauty Salon Parking space adjacent to the Tennis Court No. 1, 2, 3

Misuse of Parking Permits and Penalty • Vehicle with handicapped parking sticker driven by chauffeur or someone other than a person with a disability is not permitted to park in the handicapped parking space. • A member who does not display the Club’s handicapped parking sticker is not permitted to park a vehicle in the disabled parking space. For any abuse of the above, the following procedure will apply : • First offence issue a warning letter. • Second offence a fine of Baht 500 (including VAT) be charged to members monthly statement of account together with a warning letter. • Third offence will be reported to the Membership Subcommittee for further action.


ข้อบังคับและบทลงโทษเรื่องการจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ สมาคมฯ ขอเรียนให้ท่านสมาชิกทราบว่า จากการประชุมของคณะ กรรมการอำ�นวยการทั่วไปเมื่อวันอังคารที่ 6 พฤศจิกายน 2555 ได้อนุมัติข้อบังคับและบทลงโทษเรื่องการจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ โดย มีผลบังคับใช้ตั้งแต่วันที่ 15 มกราคม 2556 ตามรายละเอียดดัง ต่อไปนี้ ผู้ที่สามารถขอรับบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถ สมาชิกที่มีความพิการดังต่อไปนี้สามารถขอรับบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถ สำ�หรับผู้พิการ • มีความผิดปกติทางร่างกายชนิดถาวร • ผู้มีอาการบาดเจ็บชั่วคราว ข้อปฏิบัติในการขอรับบัตรอนุญาตที่จอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ • สมาชิกยื่นคำ�ร้องพร้อมแนบใบรับรองแพทย์จากโรงพยาบาล เพื่อขอรับบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการได้ที่สำ�นักงานบริการ สมาชิก สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร/สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร โปโลคลับ • สมาคมฯ จะออกบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการให้กับ สมาชิกผู้พิการที่ขับรถมาสมาคมฯ ด้วยตนเอง ไม่อนุญาตให้บุคคล อื่นที่ไม่มีความผิดปกติทางร่างกายนำ�รถยนต์ที่ติดบัตรอนุญาตฯ เข้าจอดในบริเวณที่จอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ • บัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการมีอายุ 2 ปี เช่นเดียวกับ บัตรอนุญาตจอดรถปกติ ยกเว้นบัตรอนุญาตฯ สำ�หรับสมาชิกผู้มี อาการบาดเจ็บชั่วคราว จะมีระยะเวลาตามที่ใบรับรองแพทย์กำ�หนด การต่ออายุบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับสมาชิกผู้มีความผิดปกติทาง ร่างกายชนิดถาวรไม่จำ�เป็นต้องยื่นใบรับรองแพทย์อีก

สถานที่จอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร อาคารจอดรถ ชั้น 1 โซน B1-C1

สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร โปโลคลับ พื้นที่จอดรถด้านหน้าร้าน บิวตี้ ซาลอน พื้นที่จอดรถที่อยู่ติดกับ สนามเทนนิสเลขที่ 1, 2, 3

การฝ่าฝืนข้อบังคับและบทลงโทษ • ยานพาหนะที่มีบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ แต่ขับเคลื่อน โดยคนขับรถหรือบุคคลอื่นที่ไม่ได้มีความผิดปกติทางร่างกาย จะไม่ ได้รับอนุญาตให้ใช้พื้นที่จอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ • สมาชิกที่ไม่แสดงบัตรอนุญาตจอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ จะไม่ได้รับ อนุญาตให้จอดรถในพื้นที่จอดรถสำ�หรับผู้พิการ การฝ่าฝืนข้อบังคับ จะมีบทลงโทษดังนี้ • กระทำ�ความผิดครั้งที่ 1 จะได้รับการออกจดหมายเตือน • กระทำ�ความผิดครั้งที่ 2 จะได้รับการออกจดหมายเตือน และ ถูกปรับเป็นจำ�นวนเงิน 500.- บาท (รวมภาษีมูลค่าเพิ่ม) โดยจะเรียกเก็บจากใบแจ้งยอดบัญชีการใช้จ่าย ของสมาชิก • กระทำ�ความผิดครั้งที่ 3 จะนำ�เรื่องเข้าที่ประชุมของคณะ อนุกรรมการด้านสมาชิก เพื่อพิจารณาดำ�เนินการ

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BULLETIN BOARD

OPERATOR SURVEY FOR MEMBERS As the contracts of the Barber Shop, Sports Shop and Tessa will expire on 31st July 2013, the Club will be conducting surveys from Monday 21st January 2013, to Thursday 7th March 2013, in order to assess Members’ satisfaction with the services provided by the current operators.

สำ�รวจความคิดเห็น

เนื่องจากสัญญาให้ใช้สิทธิในพื้นที่ของร้านประกอบการจำ�นวน 3 ร้าน คือ ร้านแต่งผมสุภาพบุรุษ ร้านขายอุปกรณ์กีฬา และจุดบริการ อาหารและเครื่องดื่ม Tessa จะสิ้นสุดอายุลงในวันที่ 31 กรกฎาคม 2556 ดังนั้น ตั้งแต่วันจันทร์ที่ 21 มกราคม 2556 ถึง วันพฤหัสบดี ที่ 7 มีนาคม 2556 สมาคมฯ จะทำ�การสำ�รวจความคิดเห็นในเรื่อง คุณภาพการให้บริการของร้านประกอบการดังกล่าวจากท่านสมาชิก ผู้ใช้บริการ เพื่อเป็นข้อมูลในการพิจารณาการต่อสัญญาใหม่ให้กับร้าน ประกอบการดังต่อไปนี้

Concessionaires

Categories of Members who are eligible to complete survey forms

ร้านประกอบการที่ได้รับการ สำ�รว���

1. Barber Shop

Gentlemen Members

1. ร้านแต่งผมสุภาพบุรุษ

2. Sports Shop

All Members

3. Tessa (at the Tea Room)

All Members

Interested Members may obtain and complete the appropriate survey forms at the Membership Office or Information Office. Members will be required to show their membership identity cards and provide their signatures upon receipt of the survey forms. The completed forms may be returned at the Membership Office or Information Office until 6pm on Thursday, 7th March 2013.

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ผู้มีสิทธิแสดงความคิดเห็น

สมาชิกสุภาพบุรุษ สมาชิกสุภาพบุรุษ และสมาชิก 2. ร้านขายอุปกรณ์กีฬา สุภาพสตรี 3. จุดบริการอาหารและเครื่องดื่ม สมาชิกสุภาพบุรุษ และสมาชิก Tessa (ภายในห้อง Tea Room) สุภาพสตรี ท่านสมาชิกผู้สนใจสามารถติดต่อขอรับแบบสำ�รวจความคิดเห็นเรื่อง การให้บริการนี้ได้ที่ แผนกบริการสมาชิก หรือ เคาน์เตอร์ประชาสัมพันธ์ โดยแสดงบัตรสมาชิกและลงชื่อรับแบบสำ�รวจความคิดเห็นของท่าน สมาชิก และส่งคืนแบบสำ�รวจฯ ที่สมบูรณ์ ณ แผนกบริการสมาชิก หรือ เคาน์เตอร์ประชาสัมพันธ์ โดยสมาคมฯ จะปิดรับแบบสำ�รวจฯ ภาย ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 7 มีนาคม 2556 เวลา 18.00 น.


EQUIPMENT ON WHEELS Members are reminded that the use of roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, and all other types of recreational equipment on wheels are not permitted on Club premises unless permission from Management has been obtained. Bicycles may be parked at the following areas:

การใช้ยานพาหนะที่มีล้อ ภายในสมาคมฯ สมาคมฯ ไม่อนุญาตให้ใช้อุปกรณ์สันทนาการที่มีล้อทุกประเภท เช่น รองเท้าสเก็ตสี่ล้อ รองเท้าสเก็ตล้อเรียง กระดานสเก็ต รถสคูเตอร์ รถจักรยาน ภายในบริเวณสมาคมฯ เว้นแต่จะได้รับอนุญาตจากฝ่าย จัดการสมาคมฯ สมาชิกสามารถจอดรถจักรยานตามสถานที่ดังต่อไปนี้

The RBSC

The RBSC Polo Club

สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร

Provided parking spaces for Motorcycle/ Bicycle in the Club’s Car Park

Beside parking area at Gate 1, Gate 2, and Gate 3

บริเวณสำ�หรับจอดรถ บริเวณสำ�หรับจอดรถใกล้ จักรยาน/รถจักรยานยนต์ ประตู 1 ประตู 2 และ ประตู 3 ภายในอาคารจอดรถสมาคมฯ

Provided area for Motorcycle /Bicycle at Gate 4 opposite to the Mechanic Shop

Beside beauty salon

บริเวณประตู 4 ตรงข้ามห้อง บริเวณใกล้ร้านเสริมสวย แมคานิค

สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร โปโลคลับ

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BULLETIN BOARD

SPORTS DAY AND ANNUAL STAFF PARTY Please be informed that this year’s RBSC and RBSC Polo Club Staff Sports Days & Annual Staff Parties will be held as follows :-

งานวันแข่งขันกีฬา และ งานเลี้ยงสังสรรค์ประจำ� ปีของพนักงาน สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร และสมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสรโปโลคลับ ขอ เรียนให้ท่านสมาชิกทราบว่า สมาคมฯ จะจัดงานวันแข่งขันกีฬาประจำ� ปี และงานเลี้ยงสังสรรค์ของพนักงานดังนี้ :-

The Royal Bangkok Sports Club Friday, 11th January 2013

สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสร วันศุกร์ที่ 11 มกราคม 2556

The RBSC Polo Club Friday, 18th January 2013

สมาคมราชกรีฑาสโมสรโปโลคลับ วันศุกร์ที่ 18 มกราคม 2556

Only limited services will be available on the above mentioned days from 1pm and all services will cease from 5pm. We thank you for your kind understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Management and Staff take this opportunity to send you and your family Best Wishes for 2013.

การบริการตั้งแต่เวลา 13.00 – 17.00 น. ในวันดังกล่าวจะมีเฉพาะ ในบางส่วนเท่านั้น และหลังจากเวลา 17.00 น. สมาคมฯ จะปิดการ บริการแก่สมาชิก ฝ่ายจัดการและพนักงานของสมาคมฯ ทุกคน ขอ กราบขอบพระคุณสมาชิกทุกท่าน ในความเข้าใจ และต้องขออภัยที่ไม่ สามารถอำ�นวยความสะดวกแก่สมาชิกตามวัน และเวลา ที่ได้แจ้งมา ณ ข้างต้น พนักงานของสมาคมฯ ขออนุญาตกราบอวยพรปีใหม่แก่ ท่านสมาชิก และครอบครัวมาเนื่องในโอกาสนี้ด้วย

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BUFFET AND BANQUETING PRICE INCREASE

ปรับราคาอาหารบุฟเฟ่ต์ นานาชาติกลางวัน

Members are herewith informed that the price of the International Lunch Buffet at “The Winning Post” has been increased to the following from 7th January 2013:

สมาคมฯ ขอเรียนให้ท่านสมชิกทราบว่า สามคมฯ จะทำ�การปรับ ราคาอาหารบุฟเฟ่ต์นานาชาติมื่อกลางวันที่ห้องวินนิ่งโพสต์ ดังนี้

Adult from 460 THB - 590 THB Child from 214 THB - 290 THB (Prices inclusive of VAT)

ผู้ใหญ่ จาก 460.- บาท - 590.- บาท เด็ก จาก 214.- บาท - 290.- บาท (ราคานี้รวมภาษีมูลค่าเพิ่มแล้ว)

A new banqueting pricing structure will also be effective from the above date.

โดยจะเริ่มตั้งแต่วันที่ 7 มกราคม 2556 เป็นต้นไป

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BULLETIN BOARD

Thailand’s leading sporting club, The Royal Bangkok Sports Club is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER The ideal candidate must be fluent in spoken and written Thai and English, have strong communication skills, be customer service oriented, experienced in hospitality management and be able to lead and motivate a large team. Responsibilities include security, golf course maintenance, and club operations. Relevant experience in similar capacity would be an advantage. Preferred age ranges 40 – 55. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications, applications including a detailed resume, references, contact phone number, present and expected salaries should be sent in writing to The General Manager - Confidential The Royal Bangkok Sports Club 1 Henri Dunant Road, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Thailand’s leading sporting club, The Royal Bangkok Sports Club is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of

Maintenance Manager The Maintenance Manager is required to oversee and coordinate the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all necessary building systems, facilities, equipment, and toxic materials. Applicants must have good management skills and be able to supervise and develop a team of 70 technical and nontechnical staff. The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering; possess strong leadership skills, good administrative experience, and a good command of spoken and written English, with at least five years experience in a similar position, preferably in the hospitality industry. Responsibilities include: • Manage and continual improvement of operations, maintenance, and installation of all building systems, including electrical, air conditioning, sanitary, telephone, digital 28 | JANUARY 2013

control and sound systems throughout the Club • Oversee of all aspects of energy consumption and conservation Conduct feasibility studies, contract administration, preparation of scope of work and technical specifications, budgeting, scheduling, cost controlling, and tendering process • Review of work submitted by outside agencies/contractors to ensure accuracy and proper processes • Ensuring that the Club complies fully with all government rules and regulations • Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications, applications including a detailed resume, references, contact phone number, present and expected salaries should be sent via email to theerapong.p@rbsc.org Closing date for applications January 15th, 2013, only short listed candidates will be contacted.


RBSC SPORT SECTION OPERATING HOURS Badminton

3rd Floor, RSC Building 9am - 9pm daily

Martial Arts

4th Floor, RSC Building When classes are organized

Basketball

2nd Floor, Swimming Pool Complex Mon – Fri, 4pm – 9pm (except Wed, 4pm – 10pm) Sat – Sun, 9am – 6pm

Physical Fitness

3rd & 4th Floor, RSC Building 6am – 9pm daily

Billiards & Snooker

3rd Floor, RSC Building Mon – Thu 11am – 10pm Fri 11am – 12pm Sat 9am – 12pm Sun & Public Holiday 9am – 10pm

Qigong & Yoga Upper Verandah, Old Building Mon, Wed – Fri 6:45am – 7:45am Mon – Fri 5:15pm – 6:15pm 4th Floor, RSC Martial Arts Room Tue 6:45am – 7:45am (Yoga)

Bridge

2nd Floor, Old Building Tue, Thu – Sun 10am – 10pm Mon & Wed 8:30am – 10pm

Rugby (Season)

Chess

M Floor, RSC Building Mon - Fri 2pm – 8pm Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 10am – 8pm

Cricket (Season)

RBSC Field Nov 1 - Apr 30 Sunday 10am – 6pm

Soccer (Season) RBSC Field Nov 1 - May 31 Tue, Thu, 4:30pm – 9pm Sat – Sun, 6:30pm – 9pm RBSC Polo Club Field Mon - Fri, 4pm until dark Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 2pm until dark

Golf Golf Course 6 am until dark daily except Mon 11:30am until dark Golf Driving Range

Mon, Wed, Fri 6am – 8pm Tue, Thu 6am – 4pm Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 6am – 6pm

Hockey (Season)

RBSC Field Nov 1 - May 31 Tue, Thu 5pm – 9pm Sat 7pm – 9pm

Jogging RBSC Field 6am until dark daily Lawn Bowls

RBSC Polo Club 1pm – 8:30pm daily

RBSC Field June 1 – Nov 30 Tue, Thu 4:30pm – 9pm

Squash

4th Floor, RSC Building 6am – 9pm daily

Swimming

6am – 8.30pm daily

Table Tennis 4th Floor, RSC Building Mon – Fri 4pm – 9pm Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 9am – 9pm Tennis Hard Courts 6:30am – 9pm daily Grass Courts # 1-10 3:30pm until dark daily Grass Courts # 1-7 Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 7:30am – 11am Grass Courts # 8-10 3:30pm – 8pm Mon – Fri

POLO SPORT SECTION OPERATING HOURS Badminton

Daily: 6am - 9pm

Billiards

Billiards/Snooker Room, 2nd Floor Mon-Thu: 11am - 10pm Fri & Sat: 11am - 12pm Sun & Public Holiday: 9am - 10pm

Bridge Bridge Room Mon-Fri: 2pm - 8pm Sat & Sun + Public Holiday: 9am - 8pm Chess Chess Room, 2nd Floor Mon-Fri: 2pm - 8pm Sat & Sun + Public Holiday: 9am - 8pm Equestrian

Riding Rings Mon-Fri: 8:15am - 7pm Sat & Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Jogging Jogging Track Daily: 6am - 9pm Physical Fitness Qi Gong

Gym, 2nd Floor Daily: 6am - 9pm Sala Qi Gong Mon-Fri: 6:30am - 7:30pm (No Qi Gong on Sat-Sun)

Squash Squash Courts Daily: 6am - 9pm Swimming Swimming Pool Daily: 6am - 8:30pm Tennis Tennis Courts Daily: 6am - 9pm Table Tennis

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BULLETIN BOARD

RBSC CLASSIFIEDS EXCLUSIVE PRIME CENTRAL LONDON APARTMENT FOR SALE Brand new luxury 1, 2 or 3 Br apartments. Ready to move in now in various central, London prime locations. Contact: Khun Jason at 089-9676545 RBSC Polo Club Mem No: 9900121410 SATHORN GARDENS, BRAND NEW CONDOS FOR SALE Last few, 1, 2 and 3 BR condos available for sale at attractive prices with superb facilities Contact: Khun Jason at 089-9676545 RBSC Polo Club Mem No: 9900121410

FOR SALE – ELEGANT CONDO @ SUKHUMVIT SOI 31 Foreign quota, 3 en-suite BR, 254 sqm, F/F & equipped in select building (Only 2 units per floor). Spacious L/D, Maid’s room, bright and open view from large balcony, large outdoor pool & gym. Price 16 million Baht (BHT 62,992 per sqm) Contact: David at 086-9867562 RBSC Mem No: 0187073332 BEAUTIFUL LAND & VILLA IN CHIANG MAI For sale – 39 million Baht, on 2.4 Rai in Maerim, Beautiful modern house with 160° unobstructed view on rice paddy, Landscaped garden and pond, salt swimming pool. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, living, dining, snooker & study rooms. European kitchen. Contact: 081-8367003 or 081-8458199 Email: maerim61@gmail.com RBSC Mem No: 0309086663

WE REMEMBER Our sincere condolences are extended to the family and friends of the following RBSC Ordinary Members, Wives of Ordinary Members, RBSC Polo Club Member, Wife of an RBSC Polo Club Member and Ladies Privileges who passed away recently.

RBSC Ordinary Member

Name: Khun Mongkol Triratphadungporn

Name: Khun Surind Limpanonda

RBSC Polo Club Member

Name: Khun Surapon Lisahapanya Member since 1985

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Wives of Ordinary Members

Name: Mr. William J. Crosley

Name: M.L. Achaya Chaiyato

Wife of an RBSC Polo Club Member

Name: Mrs. Areerat Porasupattana

Name: Mrs. Ambha Pingkalavan

Name: Mrs. Lee Lin Janvatanavit

Ladies’ Privileges

Name: Mrs. Poonpol Ratanaprakarn

Name: Thanpuying M.R. Tinaprapa Israsena


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CLUB CALENDAR | JANUARY’13 SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

1

2

3

4

5

Soccer Practice @ Polo Club 2 pm

Bridge Ladies Pair 9:30 am

Bridge Swiss Team of Four 7 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30am-12:30pm

Hockey Practice@ Polo Club 8 am-noon

Office Closed

6 Racing 12:15pm Soccer Practice@ Polo Club 2 pm

13

7 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30am

Soccer Practice@Polo Club 2pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

16

15 Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Ladies Pairs 9:30 am

Soccer Chang League 6pm

Ladies Golf Club Championship RBSC Cup & RBSC Platinum Cup 8:30am

21 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

Racing 12:15pm

RBSC Sports Day

Bridge Open pair 1:30 pm Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

20

Bridge Ladies Pairs 9:30am

Entertainment Chill Night @ Polo Club 7pm

23

22 Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Badminton AGM 6 pm

Bridge Ladies Pairs 9:30 am

11

10

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

14 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

Cricket Practice 10:00 am

9

8 Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

18

17

Tennis Tennis Night 7pm

Bridge Open Pairs 1:30 pm Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm Soccer Chang League 6 pm Ladies Golf Club Championship RBSC Cup & RBSC Platinum Cup 8:30 am

Ladies Golf Club Championship RBSC Cup & RBSC Platinum Cup 8:30 am Bridge Open Pair 9:30 am

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24 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lawn Bowl AGM@ Winning post 6 pm

Soccer Keng’s Cup@Polo Club 2 pm

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Bridge Open Pairs 1:30 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Swimming AGM 6:30 pm

Tennis AGM 6 pm

Soccer Manit Sridaranop cup@Polo Club 2 pm

19 Billiards AGM@ Billiards room 6pm Golf H.E. Pote Sarasin Trophy/ Super & great senior 7:30 am Soccer Manit Sridaranop cup@ Polo Club 2 pm Practice Hockey@Polo Club 8 am-1200 noon Soccer Sridaranop Cup@Polo Club 2 pm Lawn Bowls Annual Party & Prize Presentation@ Polo Club 6 pm.

Family Day

30 Bridge Ladies Pairs 9:30 am

Hockey Practice@ Polo Club 8 am-noon

31 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 pm

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Golf Home Interport Match RBSC vs HKGC 1 pm

26

RBSC Ground Closed

28

12

Hockey Practice@ Polo Club 8 am-1200 noon

Jogging AGM 6 pm

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Soccer Manit Sridaranop cup@Polo Club 2 pm

RBSC POLO CLUB


CLUB CALENDAR | FEBRUARY’13 SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

1

2

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Racing 12:15pm Soccer Soccer 7s @ Polo Club 8 am

RBSC Ground Closed

3 Soccer Soccer 7s @ Polo Club 8 am

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

RBSC Ground Closed

10

Bridge Internal Event “Mixed Pairs” 6 pm-11 pm

17 Soccer Sridaranop Cup@Polo Club 2 pm

Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Ladies Pairs 9:30am

12 Ladies Golf H.M.Queen Rambhai Barni Cup 8:30 am

13 Bridge Ladies Pair 9:30 am

Cricket Cricket Sixes 2013 @ Polo Club 8 am

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 1:30 pm

19 Ladies Golf H.M.Queen Rambhai Barni Cup 8:30 am

26

25

Office Closed

Ladies Golf H.M.Queen Rambhai Barni Cup 8:30 am Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 1:30 pm

14

Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

20

Ladies Golf H.M.Queen Rambhai Barni Cup

21

Bridge Ladies Pair 9:30 am

Cricket Cricket Sixes 2013@ RBSC & Polo Club 8 am

Entertainment Chill Night @ Polo Club 7pm

Ladies Golf H.M.Queen Rambhai Barni Cup, 8:30 am

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

9 Hockey Practice@Polo Club 8 am-noon Soccer Sridaranop Cup@Polo Club 2 pm

Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

15

16

Physical Fitness AGM & Annual Party 5 pm

Golf H.E.Nakasone Trophy 7:30 am

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hockey Hockey Six-A-Side 8 am Soccer Keng’s Cup@Polo Club 2 pm

22

23

Cricket Cricket Sixes 2013@ RBSC & Polo Club 8 am

Golf Home Interport Match RBSC vs SICC 1 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cricket Cricket Sixes 2013 @ RBSC & Polo Club 8 am

Soccer Chang League, 6 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

24

Hockey Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

8

Bridge Swiss Team of Four 7 pm

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Golf Home Interport Match RBSC vs SICC 9:30 am

7

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

18 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

6

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

11 Bridge Open Pairs 9:30 am

Racing 12:15pm

5

4

Bridge Open Pairs, 1:30 pm

27 Bridge Ladies Pair 9:30 am

28 Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Hockey Hockey League 2012 5:30 pm

Bridge Open Pairs 1:30 pm

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Soccer Chang League 6 pm

Bridge Ladies’ Invitational 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

RBSC

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CLUB FEATURE

H.M. THE KING’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED There was a steady stream of well-wishers to both the RBSC Lower Verandah and RBSC Polo Club Verandah on Wednesday, 5th December 2012 as Members of the Clubs and their families turned out to express their best wishes to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 85th Birthday Anniversary. Thailand’s much-loved monarch was also honoured at candle-lighting ceremonies, which began at 7:29pm at both Clubs and were led by General Committee members and Club management.

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2012 RBSC CLUB GATHIN OUTING The annual RBSC Club Gathin Outing to Wat Hin Sorn Nue temple in Saraburi took place on Saturday, 24th November 2012. Two coaches carrying Members of the General Committee, RBSC and Polo Club Members, and representatives of Club management and staff made the annual journey to the temple to take part in the traditional Gathin presentation of new robes to the monks. As per Club tradition, the RBSC party took the opportunity to donate funds totalling Baht 610,000 towards the temple’s renovation and upkeep. As a new initiative this year, the Club looked around the nearby community and found a local school – Baan Puek Samrong School – in need. A second donation of Baht 93,890 and educational and other useful items were presented to the school, after which all enjoyed a traditional Thai dance performed in honour of the RBSC visitors by some of the young students. The RBSC party was joined on the Gathin outing by Saraburi Deputy Governor Khun Pradit Tipsumalai and Wang Muang Sheriff, Khun Ekporn Juisamran.

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PANSUANG & FRIENDS CHILL OUT T

he RBSC’s very own Maj. Pansuang na Ayuttaya cast off his mantle as entertainment impresario to headline a Chill Night full of classy music at the Polo Club’s Air Bar on Wednesday, 21st November 2012.

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PANSUANG & FRIENDS CHILL OUT P

ansuang & Friends, saw the multi-talented chairman of the RBSC Entertainment Committee provide bass guitar and keyboard backing for a medley of popular songs performed by guests artists including Koh Mr. Saxman, Jirapan Ansuananda, Kwanchai Paphatpong, The Yongsters, The Blue Sapphire, Dr. Elvis and Mayah.

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PANSUANG & FRIENDS CHILL OUT M

aj. Pansuang and many of his fellow performers have been making music together off and on for decades and their relaxed, comfortable style and polished musical technique made for an evening of maturely crafted and well-delivered songs. The Entertainment Committee would like to thank the event sponsors for their valuable support.


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STEPPING OUT FOR BALLROOM G

race, poise and a great deal of stamina were much in evidence at the Ballroom Dance Night held at the RBSC’s Henri Dunant Hall on Thursday, 15th November 2012.

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STEPPING OUT FOR BALLROOM A

ficionados of the ballroom arts took to the floor and stayed there in numbers while the dulcet tones of the Sensations Band rang out. Also in attendance were General Committee Member Anil Tanwani, Entertainment Committee Chairman Maj. Pansuang na Ayuttaya and General Manager Robert Blythe. And while none seemed too eager to have his dance card marked, they nonetheless enjoyed watching the endless colourful swirl gliding by out on the dance floor.

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STEPPING OUT FOR BALLROOM T

he Entertainment Committee would like to thank the kind sponsors of an excellent evening of ballroom dancing, fun and entertainment.


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RBSC POLO CLUB’S RUMTHAI CLASS ENTERTAINS O

n Saturday, 27th October last year, members of RBSC Polo Club’s Rumthai class visited Baan Banglamung Home for the Elderly in Chonburi Province to entertain the residents with a Rumthai dance show, present grocery items and raise their own donation of 218,949 Baht towards the home’s upkeep. A lovely afternoon of music, dance, refreshments and lively conversation was enjoyed by all who took part.

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A TASTE OF THE SEVEN SEAS


RBSC FOOD BITES Dive in to an ocean of succulent flavours with RBSC’s January seafood promotion. Baby Clams in Herbed Butter served with Garlic Bread 145

หอยลายอบเนยเครื่องเทศ เสิร์ฟพร้อมขนมปังกระเทียม

Avocado & Smoked Salmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Red Caviar Dressing

295

Deep Fried Polenta & Coconut Crusted Shrimps with tropical fruit relish and slaw

225

Seafood Kare Raisu Pan Fried Seafood in Japanese Curry served with Pandan Coconut Rice

250

สลัดอโวคาโดกับปลาแซลมอนรมควันและเนยแข็งนมแพะ ราดซอส คาร์เวียร์แดง

กุ้งคลุกแป้งโพลันต้ากับมะพร้าวป่นทอด เสิร์ฟพร้อม ซอสผลไม้รวมปรุงรสและสลัดผักรวมหั่นเส้น อาหารทะเลย่างกับซอสแกงกะหรี่แบบญี่ปุ่น เสิร์ฟพร้อมข้าวอบใบเตย

Poached Salmon Fillet rolled in a Dori Paupiette 325 Served with boiled potato, sautéed asparagus and grilled tomato with a Vin Blanc sauce

เนื้อปลาแซลมอนม้วนด้วยเนื้อปลาโดรี่ นี่งไวน์ขาว เสิร์ฟพร้อม มันฝรั่งต้ม, หน่อไม้ฝรั่งและมะเขือเทศย่าง

Pan Roasted Codfish Fillet with Clam Sauce 345 Served with butter broccoli and boiled potato

เนื้อปลาค้อดย่าง ราดซอสหอยลายและไวน์ขาว เสิร์ฟพร้อม บล๊อคโครีผัดเนยและมันฝรั่งต้ม

Delicious Desserts Apricot Roll 55

เค้กเอปปริคอทแบบม้วน

Kahlua Cake 70 A moist, chocolaty, boozy cake, pretty much heaven

เค้กคาลัวร์

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FLAVOURS | POLO

SET FOR COMFORT

Poached sole fish with cheese sauce

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Fried Red tilapia Nam Tok


RBSC POLO CLUB FOOD BITES The theme of creating your own 3-course meal at RBSC Polo Club continues with a decidedly marine feel across the Club’s food offerings this month. First Course Clear seafood soup 120 Smoked salmon with spicy papaya salad * 300 Main Course Seared sole fish and avocado salsa salad 295 Served with balsamic vinaigrette Poached sole fish with cheese sauce 295 Served with sautéed spinach and boiled potato Pan seared rainbow trout with ratatouille sauce 380 Served with sautéed spinach and risoni Pan seared cod fish with tarragon cream sauce 380 Served with sautéed vegetables and mustard mashed potato Dessert Peach flambé with vanilla ice cream

Stir-fried sea bass with hot and spicy herbal

Tuna Yum

Tuna Larb

SPECIAL THAI FISH MENU

น้ำ�ตกปลาทับทิม 180 Fried red tilapia Nam Tok

ยำ�ปลาทูน่า 85 Tuna Yum

ปลาทูลุยสวน 120 95

Set menu special * Portion size will be adjusted to half when ordered as a set menu. +Add 150 Baht to your favorite main course to receive first course and dessert.

SPECIAL POOL SIDE FISH MENU

น้ำ�ตกปลาทับทิม 180 Fried Red tilapia Nam Tok

ปลาทับทิมราดพริกสามรส 180

Fried red tilapia with three flavor sauce ลาบปลาทูน่า 85 Tuna Larb ปลากะพงผัดเปรี้ยวหวาน 160 Sweet and sour sea bass ปลากะพงทอดน้ำ�ปลา 160 Fried sea bass with fish sauce ปลากะพงผัดเต้าซี่ 160 Stir-fried sea bass with Chinese black bean sauce ปลากะพงผัดฉ่า 160 Stir-fried sea bass with hot and spicy herbal ปลาทูลุยสวน 120 Fried mackerel with herbs ปลากะพงผัดขึ้นฉ่ายราดข้าว 110 Stir-fried sea bass with celery on rice ปลากะพงผัดพริกไทยดำ�ราดข้าว 110 Stir-fried sea bass with black pepper sauce on rice บะหมี่ปลากะพงเหล้าแดง 110 Egg noodle with sea bass in Chinese brown sauce ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำ�ปลากะพง 110 Sea bass noodle Tom Yum

Fried mackerel with herbs

ลาบปลาทูน่า 85

Tuna Larb

บะหมี่ปลากะพงเหล้าแดง 110 Egg noodle with sea bass in Chinese brown sauce

ปลาทับทิมราดพริกสามรส 180

Fried red tilapia with three flavor sauce ปลากะพงผัดยอดมะระกระเทียมสด * 420 Stir-fried sea bass with chayote and fresh garlic ปลากะพงทอดสมุนไพร * 420 Deep fried sea bass with herb ปลากะพงนึ่งกระเทียมสด * 420 Steamed sea bass with fresh garlic ปลากะพงผัดฉ่า * 420 Stir-fried sea bass with hot and spicy herbal ปลากะพงผัดเต้าซี่ * 420 Stir-fried sea bass with Chinese black bean sauce ปลากะพงทอดพริกเกลือ * 420 Stir-fried sea bass with salt and pepper ** Sea bass served as whole fish

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CLUB SPORTS | ROUND UP


THE RBSC ORCAS TRIUMPH AGAIN The RBSC recently held its biggest swim tournament to date with 14 teams from 7 countries participating at the 14th RBSC Invitational Swim Meet. 430 swimmers representing teams from Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Thailand competed in a highly competitive meet. 76 of the past swimming meet records were broken over the two days of competition, clearly demonstrating the standard of the meet. The RBSC ORCAS triumphed for the second consecutive year to take the HRH Sirindhorn Cup. The ORCAS managed to put together the biggest squad ever with over 100 swimmers participating. Many of the little ORCAS competed for the first time and from the performances of the Club’s swimmers, the future of swimming at RBSC looks very bright. Many experienced ORCAS also took part in the event, weighing in with many individual trophies to the ORCAS. The meet, although highly competitive, was a fun filled event for both swimmers and supporters alike with many new friendships being formed. It ended with an evening function at the Henri Dunant Hall with close to 700 people attending, another record for the Section. The Swimming Committee would like to thank all swimmer, parents, coaches and participants for making the meet a memorable event. Please check out the swim meet photos at Facebook/RBSC ORCAS

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BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2012 The Basketball League competition for 2012, which ran from October to the middle of November 2012, finished with Ming Zaza at the top of the standings. The games were played in round robin format every Monday evening during the season and 5 teams took part – Ming Zaza, Thun Don II, Rama, RBSC 1 and RBSC 2. Thun Don II were this year’s runners-up, followed by Rama.

THE 40TH RBSC ANNUAL HOCKEY FESTIVAL The 40th RBSC Annual Hockey Festival was held on 1-2 December 2012. The event took place at the RBSC Polo Club ground and included 32 Men’s teams and 10 Women’s teams competing for the Hockey Trophy. In the Men’s final the Air India Hockey Team outplayed Suankulab Saraburi Team to win the match by a goal to nil. Kasetsart University Ladies’ team won the Women’s final by the same score against SSTMI team from Malaysia. In keeping with Hockey Festival tradition, a post tournament celebration dinner was held at the Polo Club during which prizes and trophies were presented to the winning teams. The 2012 Festival saw the highest level of hockey played for years and so the RBSC Hockey Section is looking forward to hosting the 41st installment of the tournament in December 2013.

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RUGBY FRIENDLY vs BANGKOK JAPANESE The RBSC rugby players were in action on the evening of Saturday, 24th November 2012 as they took on a team from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Two matches were played on the night – 15-a-side and a 7-a-side contests – and the home teams emerged victorious in both, taking the full version by 29 points to 12 and the 7-a-side match by a single converted try, the only score of the tie. Then it was off to the Winning Post for refreshments and an exchange of souvenirs.

RBSC AT ANNUAL TAI CHI EVENT On Sunday, 28th October 2012 the Tai Chi Association of Thailand held its annual 9th Tai Chi Chuan event at Chulalongkorn University. The RBSC was represented by Kanokworawan Leenip, Ratana Thongthai and Praphant Sontiwaranurak, who were supported by former Tai Chi international champion Ajarn Parichat, the Club’s Tai Chi instructor. The RBSC contingent did very well to win bronze and silver medals in the ‘24 Forms of Tai Chi Chuan’ category. Members interested in taking up this mentally as well as physically healthy form of exercise can contact the Fitness Section at the RBSC.

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TENNIS FRIENDLY VS YOGOHAMA GOLDEN TENNIS CLUB The RBSC Tennis Section hosted players from Yogohama Golden Tennis Club for a friendly match played at the Club’s grass courts on Thursday, 22nd November 2012. After a few convivial hours of play the RBSC players emerged on top, taking the tie by 13 matches to 4. Then it was off to the Winning Post for post-match refreshments and a chance to catch up with old friends.

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RBSC HOLDS T-10 CRICKET TOURNAMENT Over the weekend of 17-18 November 2012, the RBSC Cricket Section hosted the T-10 Cricket Tournament at the RBSC Polo Club ground. The weather was perfect for competition, which included six teams; Parrot, British Club, Southerners, Bangkok Cricket Club, Bangkok Cricket Academy and RBSC. The limited overs format of the tournament encourages big hitting and it was the side from Bangkok Cricket Club who piled on the runs in their matches to win the contest ahead for hosts RBSC.

SNOOKER PLAYERS SEE RED The RBSC Billiards Section hosted the annual Saengsom 6 Red Invitational tournament on Saturday, 17th November 2012. The tournament featured a fine standard of play teams from RBSC, Assumption College, Crown Property Bureau, St. Gabriels Alumni, and Thai Beverage. Nattawit Vudhikulpanich eventually emerged as the winner. Following the action on the green baize, the players moved to the Winning Post for a post-match celebration where RBSC General Committee member Kittipong Decha-umphai performed the honours and presented the tournament silverware.

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ANNUAL RBSC POLO CLUB BADMINTON TEAM TOURNAMENT 2012 The annual RBSC Polo Club Badminton Team Tournament was played over 10-17 November 2012 and this year attracted almost 200 players split into 6 teams; Yellow, Green, Pink, Blue, Red, and Orange. In the final round of matches played on Saturday, 17th November, it was the Blue team who emerged victorious. Later that evening the RBSC Polo Club Badminton Committee hosted the Section’s annual party at the Rajkreetha Hall where General Committee members presented trophies to the winners.

THE RBSC JOGGING & QI GONGYOGA COMMITTEE Cordially invites Members and their families to take part in the Walk & Jog / Annual Party On Thursday, 31st January 2013 5:15pm - Walk & Jog at the Club’s race track 6:30pm - Annual Party at the Henri Dunant Hall JANUARY 2013 | 63


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ANNUAL RBSC POLO CLUB TENNIS PARTY Following a series of hard-fought matches which began on Monday, 5th November 2012, the RBSC Polo Club Tennis Open Championship concluded on Friday, 23rd November and the following day the Tennis Section celebrated its annual party with a green dress code. The colourful event took place at the Club’s Rajkreetha Hall and featured well rehearsed musical turns starring members of the RBSC Polo Club Tennis Committee and many Tennis Section members. In addition to the hugely enjoyable song and dance acts, there were presentations of tennis trophies by General Committee members, a very professional fashion show in which Section members shined like superstars, and a big prize draw. The evening was a fitting end to a good year for the Polo Club Tennis Section.

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DRESSAGE GRADING SUCCESS The second Dressage Grading of 2012 was hosted by the Equestrian Committee on Sunday, 9th December 2012. Some 77 riding students took the test and 72 passed to move up to the next riding level.

Winners of Each Grading Level were:Level

Rider’s Name

Horse/Pony’s Name

Score

%

B3

Arabella Sinclair-Thompson

Rocky

178

52.35

C1

Pawarapa Osthanugrach

Cocoa

174.5

51.32

C2

Pylintara Tia Mclean

Amazing Grace

216.5

67.66

C3

Fawn Kongsiri

Soodlor

132

73.33

C4

Lapat Larpcharern

Sinual

195

65.00

D1

Alin Intravisit

Cocoa

203.5

63.59

D2

Dina Dhanasiri

Bonny

77

70.00

D2

Wit Mokkhasmit

Hunter

77

70.00

D2

Parima Poosanakhom

Rita

54

77.14

D3

Nutchanun Ittipakorn

Sangjan

77

70.00

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Class

Rider’s Name

Pony

Rank

Larinda Nandhabiwat

Stardust

2

Dressage Introductory

Anna Pumhiran

Dragon

2

Show Jumping 70 cm.

Thitapa Worawan Na Ayudhya

Bonny

3

Jessica Cummin

Dolly

4

Dressage Novice

Show Jumping 50-60 cm.

THE RBSC POLO CLUB PONY CHALLENGE 2012 The Equestrian Section hosted The RBSC Polo Club Pony Challenge 2012 on 10th-11th November 2012 and the event attracted 160 riding entries and 40 ponies from 8 riding schools. The big prizes at the event were the B.Grimm Cups for Dressage Preliminary Class, Team & Individual, which were won by Nontaburi Equestrian Sports Club, and for Show Jumping (70 cm. Class), Team & Individual, which were won by Baan Rim Nam Club. While the home riders performed with determination and skill, it was apparent that they were up against some very strong visiting teams. RBSC Polo Club representatives who achieved high placings are listed above.

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RBSC POLO CLUB ANNUAL BILLIARDS & SNOOKER TOURNAMENT

In November of every year the RBSC Polo Club’s snooker players gather at the Club’s snooker room to play the Annual Billiards & Snooker Tournament. Contested over 1-23 of the month, the tournament featured matches for the Snooker Open, Snooker Handicap, Billiards Open and Billiards Handicap categories. After the final ball had been potted, the winning players were presented with their trophies by General Committee members Saeng Meenijacin, Michael Liu, Anil Tanwani and former General Committee member and trophy donator Pichit Charusorn.

RBSC POLO JOGGERS AT BANGKOK MARATHON On Sunday, 18th November 2012, a party of RBSC Polo Club Jogging Section members took part in the 2012 Bangkok Marathon, which began on Sanam Chai Road in front of the Grand Palace. Most of the Polo Club runners participated in the Quarter Marathon (10.55 km) but a few hardy souls also ran the Full Marathon (42.50 km). After the run, the joggers returned to the Polo Club where the Jogging Section Committee hosted an event at the Vidhayu & Lumpini Room to present trophies to the best runners in each age group at the Bangkok Marathon.

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CLUB SPORTS | MENS GOLF Dear Members, I trust all of you had a relaxed and happy holidays with lots of golf involved. We have been busy over the past few weeks, particularly with the Annual Golf Night and then the 2012 King’s Cup Tournament. The former was, as always, a highly enjoyable evening full of music and fun, while the latter saw some very high quality golf played, particularly by in-form golfer Poomhatai Svetasobhana who won both the King’s Cup and RBSC Cup titles with two blistering rounds of golf over the weekend of 8th – 9th December 2012. Poomhatai’s form was that of a professional and indeed we had a surprise visit to the Club by a PGA profesional of superstar proportions on Tuesday, 4th December 2012. The man in question was none other than big-hitting Gerry “Bubba” Watson, currently ranked number 8 in the world. The winner of the 2012 Master’s Tournament, Bubba was in town to play in the Thailand Open Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club. A native of Bagdad, Florida, he visited the RBSC course as a guest of Sarath Ratanavadi and managed to squeeze in 7 holes before being whisked away for media engagements. As you’d expect, Bubba’s presence caused quite a stir, with one group of admiring lady golfers temporarily abandoning their game for a giggling photo call with the tall American. His score over the 7 holes? Level par... played using only his trusty 7-iron! The practice must have done Bubba 70 | JANUARY 2013

good because he played well at the Thailand Open to finish in a tie for 2nd place with local hero Thitiphun Chuayprakong. (Incredibly they were 11 shots behind the winner - a red-hot Charl Schwartzel who lifted the title with a tournament score of 25 under par). As I write this message, the Section is looking forward to welcoming a team of players from Royal Selangor Club for a home Interport match on Saturday, 15th December 2012 – the last of our scheduled tournaments for the year. Then on Saturday, 12th of this month we host old friends from Hong Kong Golf Club for the first Interport of 2013. Having been ‘thumped’ in the away leg last October, I hope we can restore some pride in this home fixture. Finaly, I am please to say that we have at last selected a winning bid for the renovation of the Golf Hut beside the 15th green. We are currently waiting for the final go-ahead from the General Committee and if approved construction should start before the end of this month and be completed in April. We will keep you posted. See you on the course! Surin Banyatpiyaphod RBSC Golf Captain


GOLFING DIARY: Saturday, 12th January 2013 at 1pm: Home Interport Match vs Hong Kong Golf Club Saturday, 19th January 2013 at 7:30am: H.E. Pote Sarasin Trophy (Super & Great Seniors) Saturday, 16th February 2013 at 8am: H.E. Nakasone Trophy

World no. 8 golfer Bubba Watson at the RBSC

Saturday, 23rd February 2012 at 1pm: Home Interport Match vs Singapore Island Country Club

January Highlights This month we take on visiting golfers from Hong Kong Golf Club on Saturday, 12th January 2013. HKGC has a long and illustrious history. It was formed in May 1889 and by1891 the membership had grown to over 100, although by 1896 “crowded conditions” meant that the ladies were only permitted to play golf on a very restricted basis. As the pressure on starting times grew, the Captain and Club officials were forced to find an additional location at Deep Water Bay, the first lease for which was signed in 1898. Then in In 1903 Happy Valley was turned over exclusively to the Golf Club, except for Wednesdays and Saturdays when soccer and cricket were played. Ladies were only allowed to play on Sundays. The club continued to grow and in 1911 negotiations took place to secure sufficient land in Fanling to build a full 18 holes. The Old Course was laid by the end of 1911 and additional land was acquired in the late 1920’s for the New Course, which was opened for play in November 1931. However, much like the RBSC in the immediate post-World War II years, HKGC was virtually bankrupt with the courses at Fanling and Deep Water Bay in very poor condition. The future did get brighter though. Strong support from members and local companies rebuilt the club over the next decade and it never really looked back, to the extent that a third course, the Eden, was eventually added in 1970. The quality of The Hong Kong Golf Club is such that it has been the home of The Hong Kong Open since 1959. The Club celebrated its Centenary in 1989 and has entered its second hundred years recognised as one of the leading golf clubs worldwide. We will have to be on our mettle to give our visitors a good match!

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CLUB SPORTS | RBSC GOLF

DOUBLE WIN FOR POOMHATAI IN KING’S CUP The 2012 H.M. the King’s Cup and RBSC Cup golf tournament was played over the weekend of 1-2 December 2012 and what a two days of golf it was for Poomhatai Svetasobhana who won both HM the King’s Cup and the RBSC Cup. Poomhatai shot rounds of 73 and 63 to post a winning score of 140 and claim his third HM the King’s Cup title since consecutive wins in 1994 and 1995.

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Runner-up was Torpong Pongsivapai, himself a six times winner of the cup, with rounds of 70 and 72. In the RBSC Cup Poomhatai posted scores of 70 and 64 for a 134 aggregate score, one shot better than runner-up Supasith Sima-Aree, who finished with rounds of 67 and 68. JANUARY 2013 | 73


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DOUBLE WIN FOR POOMHATAI IN KING’S CUP

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CLUB SPORTS | RBSC GOLF

ANNUAL GOLF NIGHT 2012 The RBSC Golf Section held its Annual Golf Night on Friday, 16th November 2012 at the Club’s Henri Dunant Hall. The gala evening, which featured former Ladies’ Golf captain Narumol Mulligan and former Golf Committee member Garrick Law as MCs, began immediately after the Section’s A.G.M. and featured the presentation of golf trophies and a prize raffle for sundry goodies. Music for the event included a performance by Golf Committee member Sathirut ‘Nui’ Tandanand and his band. The night was a great way to round off another busy year for the Golf Section.

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CLUB SPORTS | RBSC GOLF

ANNUAL GOLF NIGHT 2012

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CLUB SPORTS | RBSC GOLF

ANNUAL GOLF NIGHT 2012

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CLUB SPORTS | LADIES GOLF Dear Lady Golfers, Seasonal greetings to you all. I hope you had a festive holiday full of joy. I would like to begin my message this month by informing you that Sub-committee member Onchittra Veerasaksri will be moving to bonny Scotland in June of this year following her husband’s appointment to a position there. Because of this, Onchittra will step down from the Sub-committee and Nathinee Paurohitya will replace her. Of course, our thanks to Onchittra for her service to the Section and our best wishes for her future in one of the golfing capitals of the world. It has been a quiet time of late out on our home course but that gave a number of RBSC lady golfers the chance to enjoy a recent trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The outing took place over 18th - 21st November 2012 and in addition to looking over the famous temple ruins we were able to enjoy a round of golf at Phokeethra Country Club, Angkor Wat, the course used to host the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open. It was a very enjoyable golfing excursion and comes highly recommended.

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Although we haven’t played any formal golf event since Sunun Mahasandana and Ausanee Sosothikul won the Ladies’ Foursome competition back in November, we are looking forward to one of our most important golf tournaments of the year this month, the Ladies’ Club Championships including the RBSC Cup and Platinum Cup. The three golfers with the best gross scores in the Club Championships and RBSC Cup, plus the two players with the best gross scores in the RBSC Platinum Cup will be invited to represent RBSC Ladies Golf at the Thailand Ladies Amateur Open in March 2013. So bring your A-game ladies! Here’s looking forward to a successful 2013 with lots of happy golfing. Sasitorn Chokwatana Ladies’ Golf Captain


Ladies’ Golfing Diary Club Championship 16th-18th January (Wed, Thurs, Fri) at 8.30am. (Competition includes RBSC Cup & Platinum Cup) HM Queen Rambhai Barni Cup 12th Feb: Qualifying Round (stroke play – top16 pairs advance) 14th Feb: First Round (match play) 19th Feb: Second Round (match play) 21st Feb: Semi-final Round (match play) 26th Feb: Final Round (match play)

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TEE TO GREEN

CULTURE ON COURSE The game of golf is governed by a strict set of rules regulated by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, known as R&A, and the United States Golf Association, known as USGA. The rules were designed not only to keep the sport fair but also to ensure decorum and etiquette out on the course. However, “Local Rules” can be specified in addition to the Rules of Golf. As provided in Rule 33-8a, the Committee may make and publish Local Rules for local abnormal conditions provided they are consistent with the policy established by R&A and USGA. The Local Rules may vary between individual courses, and in future columns we’ll be looking as some of these variations as well as some of the sport’s more obscure rules. Maintaining etiquette on the golf course is very important at the RBSC – a gentlemanly pursuit, golf is very much about self-regulation and playing in the proper manner. Late last year we enjoyed a trip to Hong Kong for an away Interport and during the trip a second match was organized against a team of golfers called the Duffers. The Duffers are a sub-section of Hong Kong Golf Club founded in 1954 to help Chinese nationals interested in playing the game become acquainted with the basic rules of golf and golfing etiquette. Today the Duffers thrive and are among the most courteous and hospitable people anywhere in the global golfing fraternity. At RBSC we strive to make our golfing more enjoyable by following the rules and conventions of the game 84 | JANUARY 2013

correctly. In that regard, the Golf Committee would like to share with members some of our important regulations which apply to our unique golf course. To begin with, our course is popular and many want to play each week, so the Golf Committee would like to stress the importance of keeping up the pace of play and safety when playing Holes that cross one another; Although the RBSC allows golf groups a maximum of 110 minutes per 9 holes, the Committee wishes to encourage all groups to play as quickly as possible and at all times attempt to close up on the group in front. This will make for better ‘traffic flow’ and allow more players to enjoy their game. Golfers on the RBSC course should always bear in mind that where fairways cross, it is always the players on the higher number holes who have right of way. Thus, if you are playing Hole 9, players on Hole 16 have priority in crossing your fairway. Players should take particular notice of this ruling on Holes 4 and 18 where the tee-off positions are very close to each other. If you have any questions regarding a particular golf ruling or an on-course incident and would like it explained, please drop me a line at rbscgolfrules@gmail. com and I’ll endeavor to answer your query. Happy golfing! Dr. Rattachat Mongkolnavin, Golf Committee member


GOLF QUIZ Think you know a guttie from a mashie? Try our golf quiz and see if you make the cut. No prizes – its just for fun (and bragging rights). Answers below, so no peeking now! 1. Which country has NEVER claimed to be the original home of the game of golf? a. China b. Netherlands c. Peru 2. In which year was the first Thailand Open held? a. 1957 b. 1964 c. 1970 3. Which international golfer designed 5 golf courses in Thailand? a. Jack Nicklaus b. Peter Thomson c. Nick Faldo 4. How many Golf Courses are there in Thailand? More than...... a. 260 b. 240 c. 225 5. Which famous golfer is known as “the Big Easy”? a. Gary Player b. Seve Ballesteros c. Ernie Els 6. Which city hosted the 1975 World Cup of Golf? a. Bangkok b. Hong Kong c. Singapore 7. The “Royal & Ancient” is situated in …...? a. St Austell b. St. Andrews c. St. Aidens 8. Tiger Wood’s middle name is …..? a. Tont b. Tony c. Thomas 9. Who has just been appointed Captain of the American Ryder Cup Team? a. Tiger Woods b. Tom Watson c. Davis Love III 10. To what does the word “Golf” originally refer? a. the type of clubs used b. the size of ball used c. the size of the course 11. Who is the current World Number One Golfer? a. Lee Westwood b. Rory McIlroy c. Phil Mickelson 12. In which year did he turn professional? a. 2005 b. 2006 c. 2007

Answers: Q1-C, Q2-B, Q3-C, Q4-A, Q5-C, Q6-A, Q7-B, Q8-A, Q9-B, Q10-A, Q11-B, Q12-C Score Card: All 12 right - Hole-in-One 10/11 right - Albatross 8/9 right - Eagle 7 right - Birdie 6 right - Par for the course 5 right - Missed the cut

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GOLF TIPS

1. NICE AND EASY... IN YOUR BACKSWING KEEP THE BOX SHAPE MADE BY ARM AND CLUB SHAFT.

2: KEEPING GOOD SHAPE... AT THE TOP OF THE BACKSWING YOUR ELBOWS SHOULD BE LEVEL AND YOUR HANDS AT THE HEIGHT OF WYOUR HEAD

MAKE A BOX.... THEN KEEP IT! By Bill Hutton

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3: THE HARD PART... DURING THE DOWNSWING TRY TO KEEP THE RIGHT ELBOW TUCKED IN AND THE BOX SHAPE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

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hen instructing on the backswing, I like to give my students images to help them keep the swing simple. In this case, make a box (square) with your right arm and the shaft of the club as you make your backswing. At the top of the backswing, the elbows should be level and the hands as high above the top of your head as comfortable. In this position, the shaft should be directly over your right shoulder and pointing to your target. That was the easy part... the hard part is keeping the box (square) as you begin your downswing. As you do this, try to point the handle of the club at the golf ball, keeping both wrists in the ‘cocked’ position. The right arm will still be folded at ninety degrees and the elbow

4: NO NO NO! LETTING YOUR HANDS RELEASE TOO EARLY WILL PULL THE RIGHT ELBOW AWAY FROM THE BODY AND INCREASE THE CHANCES OF A TOPPED OR SLICED SHOT

tucked nicely in to your right side. This will ensure your downswing stays tight and compact. The common mistake on the downswing is to ‘release early’. In other words, the hands move out and away from the body causing the right arm to straighten too soon and the wrists to unlock early. This results in hitting the ground too early or topping or slicing. Keep the box (square) on your downswing for as long as possible for long and straight hits. Have a question on golf techniques? Want to improve your game with some lessons? Contact Pro Bill on O81-1487482.

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FEATURE

FAMILY THAIS IN GOLF DEVELOPMENT At a time when golf course development is the domain mostly of multinational companies, three Thai families are showing that an important place remains for local private investment and management in the game that is sweeping Asia. By Davy Hoffman

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hese are far from small-time “mom-and-pop” operations. You don’t become a member of Asia’s most successful and prestigious golf destinationmarketing program, Golf In A Kingdom, without solid credentials; nor do you receive industry accolades and awards, as well as record impressive visitor numbers, without good reason. In each case, the Phornprapha family’s Siam Country Club, the Samakoses family’s Chiang Mai Highlands and Muang Kaew courses and the Pongsak family’s Suwan Golf and Country Club owe their current status in Thai golf circles to the foresight and dedication of the current chief executives’ grandfathers. All were visionaries and self-made men who acquired land in expanding areas, turning it into a productive business that just happened to be one or more golf courses. The grandfather of Chai Phornprapha, managing director of Siam Country Club near Pattaya, ran a junkyard business that recycled old parts and machinery. From there, he developed business relationships with entities in Japan that grew into a manufacturing joint venture in Thailand with Japanese partners. It proved so successful that additional manufacturing joint ventures soon followed. “Today, we have 43 companies under the family umbrella, primarily specialised in the automotive market,” Chai explains. But golf is also important, as the immaculate conditioning and facilities at Siam Country Club’s twin courses – with a third being built – demonstrate. The Plantation Course, opened in 2008, was last year named best-maintained course in Asia Pacific at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit held in nearby Pattaya.

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More than 80,000 golfers a year, many from overseas, play at Siam Country Club’s Old and Plantation courses each year. The former farming land – that grew pineapples, tapioca and sugar cane – has been owned by the Phornprapha family for more than 40 years. Its Old Course, built in 1970, was the first privately-owned golf course in Thailand and has hosted the Honda LPGA Classic for the past two years, as well as in 2008. By the time the third Waterside course opens in 2014, annual visitor numbers at the three courses will exceed 120,000. Chai is a self-proclaimed number cruncher who has led major corporate restructuring in the United States. Much of his philosophy for operating the Siam Country Club courses is a result of disciplines learned from manufacturing joint ventures with


Japanese partners, with efficient policies in place for every asset and procedure. His attention to detail means he even can tell you how much fuel is in the greens mowers at any given moment. The managing director of Muang Kaew Golf Club on the outskirts of Bangkok, Woranon Samakoses, also owes the family’s business success to his grandfather. “He was a visionary who understood that Bangkok would grow eastward, so he started acquiring land out this way,” Waranon explains. Muang Kaew is situated on some of the original acreage along the main commercial industrial corridor between Thailand’s capital city and the eastern seaboard. Today, Muang Kaew, which opened in 1992 and was renovated by Schmidt-Curley in 2005, is the closest golf course to the heart of the city.

The family’s other golf course, Chiang Mai Highlands, was built in 2007, also to a SchmidtCurley design, after another family land acquisition. Waranon’s father has been looking for investment land in northern Thailand for retirement. Already having a golf course in Bangkok made him think about turning their purchase near Chiang Mai into a golf course, and today it is regarded as one of Thailand’s best and most scenic layouts. Woranon travels extensively and hopes one day to visit the South Pole. Until then, his favourite place is Iceland. Away from work, his passion is scuba diving and his main hobby is working in his kitchen as an accomplished chef in preparing western and Asian cuisines. The grandfather of Suwan Golf and Country Club’s

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FEATURE TOP: MUANG KAEW BOTTOM: CHIANG MAI HIGHLANDS

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managing director, Pongsakorn Pongsak, established textile business interests that became the foundation for hotel, managed apartment, and shopping center investments. Suwan, which opened in 2005, derives its name from the original textile company, Suwan Spindle and Weaving. Today, the textile business is the top producer of yarn in Thailand, while the family also has invested in residential and commercial real estate. In addition to his duties managing the golf property, Pongsakorn is preparing to open a bottling factory to private label OEM beverages. Pongsakorn, who was educated in the US, returned to Thailand to manage the family’s golf development. “We all loved golf in my family, so it was natural for us to expand into building the Suwan golf course,” he explains. The decision was also strategic as the property is located just west of Bangkok in an area earmarked for a new seaport that will facilitate direct shipping routes to Europe. “In addition to the strategic location, our experience in the hotel business played a part in our decision to get involved in golf,” Pongsakorn explains. “We saw the impact of authentic Thai service, something our culture is naturally good at, and we wanted to bring genuine Thai hospitality to Suwan.” Here lies a common thread among all three families. Each is committed to owning world-class golf courses that are supported by 100 percent Thai staff, with first-class amenities and service. They also operate pure golf venues without on-site hotel or real estate development. “We have 70,000 hotel rooms within 25 minutes,” says Chai Phornprapha. “This is not to say that we’ll never build a hotel here to facilitate our three courses if that’s what our guests demand. All this land has been in the family for a long time so we are able to sustain very good revenues by providing a first-rate golf experience. “For us, it has always been about championship golf that is equal or superior to the best that the USA and Europe have to offer with the added value of distinctly Thai hospitality. We are quite sure that


Golf course members of Golf In A Kingdom are: • Banyan Resort & Golf, Hua Hin • Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin • Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort, Chiang Mai • Laem Chabang International Country Club, Pattaya • Loch Palm Golf Club, Phuket • Muang Kaew Golf, Bangkok • Red Mountain Golf Club, Phuket • Siam Country Club Old Course and Plantation Course, Pattaya • Suwan Golf & Country Club, Bangkok • Thai Country Club, Bangkok Visit www.golfinakingdom.com

TOP: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT CHAI PHORNPRAPHA, SIAM COUNTRY CLUB PONGSAK PONGSAKORN, SUWAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB WARANON SAMAKOSES, MUANG KAEW CHIANG MAI HIGHLANDS MIDDLE: SUWAN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB BOTTOM: CHIANG MAI HIGHLANDS

Thai service is second to none,” Chai Phornrapha says. “At Muang Kaew and Chiang Mai Highlands every effort is made to preserve our Thai heritage in every detail because it has become clear that our culture of warm friendly service, combined with excellent value, attracts both our regular customers and visiting guests,” adds Waranon Samokoses. The three managing directors also have many similarities of their own. While none of them are able to find the time to play regularly, they each maintain a strong personal interest in the game that is now the centre of their business interests. All have travelled extensively and lived abroad, giving them a firsthand feel for western mindsets and lifestyles—a real plus when welcoming overseas tourists and business travellers to their courses. All three played golf regularly when growing up, but never thought seriously about assuming responsibility for running a golf course until their respective family investments occurred. While it may no longer be common for private families to develop golf courses, the first golf course in Thailand – Royal Hua Hin – was built in 1924 at the behest of the Thai Royal Family. JANUARY 2013 | 91


RBSC RESULTS | NOVEMBER’12 SECTION

DATE

Bridge

November1

EVENT Swiss Team of Four 5 Teams

1st 2nd 3rd

Golf

November 5

Monday Open Pairs 12 Pairs

November 7

Ladies Pairs 27 Pairs

November 12

Monday Open Pairs 11 Pairs

December 1-2

H.M. The King’s Birthday Cup & RBSC Cup

1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

WINNER

Sunai Thiengtham Dr. Auraya Suriya Pornnaris Leelaarporn Dr. Wanchai Dansomboon Dr. Apithai Hemachudha Chalermpol Wongwaiwit Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya Thanpuying Suchitguna Sarasin Pramuan Leetavorn Khunying Kingkaew Uathavikul Bungorn Krairiksh Rajanibul Praneeprachachon Punjaroon Jariyanuntanate Wanna Chaisingharn Mike Sim

- Dr. Boonserm Weesakul - William Lo - Chayanon Junnavech - Ariya Thangsoonthornthum - Pichet Vichaidit - Eakkapat Pattarathamrong - Punjaroon Jariyanuntanate - Chuanpit Dhamasiri - Benjarong Ramunvong - Sally Eubbani - Yawamon Phimpanyasook - Wanna Chaisingharn - Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya - Kasma Kutalad - Leo Phillips

Winner Runner-up Winner Runner-up

- Poomhatai Svetasobhana - Torpong Pongsivapai - Poomhatai Svetasobhana - Supasith Sima-Aree

RBSC POLO CLUB RESULTS | NOVEMBER’12 SECTION

DATE

Bridge

November 2

TOURNAMENT Open Pairs (36 pairs)

WINNER 1st 2nd 3rd

November 6

Ladies’ Invitational (14 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 9

Open Pairs (35 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 10

Bridge Beginner Tournament (4 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 13

Ladies’ Invitational (15 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 16

Open Pairs (37 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 20

Ladies’ Invitational (20 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 23

Open Pairs (39 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

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Chodchoy Sophonpanich Somchai Bisamutra Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya Panjaroon Jariyanuntanate Chamnong Watthanawaha Montri Petchsiri Dara Honghern Orn Krairiksh Wako Kawahara Magda Ivanov Thunpuying Suchitguna Sarasin Duangsuda Tulyayon Rajanibul Praneeprachachon Charavee Margerriya 2nd Kenlong Charusorn Virat Chinmanas Tassamon Dardarananda Chen Namchaisiri Srihathai Bunnag Joan Heng Ithaporn Udomphol Chawalit Choktippattana Siriporn Puranabhandu Janesiri Bhankohleing Sunisa Vatanasuk Tassamon Dardarananda Kenlong Charusorn Phattarin Thunpuying Suchitguna Sarasin Sally Eubbani Chuanpit Dhammasiri Vorada Yangvichit Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya Panjaroon Jariyanuntanate Chander Sivasriaumphai Subharerk Tassamon Dardarananda Sunisa Vatanasuk Kenlong Charusorn Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya Narumol Mulligan Duangtip Srifuengfung Tassamon Dardarananda Pimpraphai Bisalputra Chander Pivasriaumphai Chalermpol Wongwaiwit Apithai Hemachutha Daniel Kasma Kutalad Ngamchit Pongkiatikul


RBSC POLO CLUB RESULTS | NOVEMBER’12 SECTION

DATE

TOURNAMENT

November 24

Bridge Beginner Tournament

WINNER 1st 2nd 3rd

November 27

Ladies’ Invitational (20 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

November 30

Open Pairs (37 pairs)

1st 2nd 3rd

Cricket

November 4

Friendly Match (RBSC vs British Club)

Soccer

November 3

Sridaranop Cup (PSM vs Singhdam) (SG vs SB) (RBSC Polo Club vs Sansiri) (Sasin vs Fraser S.) Sridaranop Cup (Sasin vs SG) (PSM vs RBSC Polo Club) (Fraser S. vs SB) (Sansiri vs Singhdam) Sridaranop Cup (RBSC Polo Club vs Singhdam) (SB vs Sasin) (PSM Vs Sansiri) (SG vs Fraser S.) Sridaranop Cup (Sasin vs Singhdam) (PSM vs Fraser S.) (SB vs RBSC Polo Club) (Sansiri vs SG)

November 10

November 17

November 24

Badminton

November 17

2012 Annual Badminton Team

Billiards

November 23

2012 Annual Billiards & Snooker Tournament

British Club (187:126)

PSM (6:3) SG (4;1) Game Drawn (5:5) Sasin (4:2) Sasin (3:0) PSM (5:2) Fraser S. (6:5) Sansiri (6:2) Game Drawn (3:3) Game Drawn (2:2) Sansiri (3:2) Game Drawn (4:4) Sasin (5:4) PSM (4:1) Game Drawn (4:4) Sansiri (7:3) Winner: Blue Colour Team Runner-up: Pink Colour Team 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

Tennis

November 23

2012 Tennis Open Championship

Ithaporn Udomphol Chawalit Choktippattana Kittiya Chen Chris Chen Joan Heng Jeerath Kaewpaluek Thunpuying Suchitguna Sarasin Chitramontn Techaphaibul Ngamchit Pongkiatikul Ann Malakul Na Ayudhaya Takayo Hattori Kiyomi Sugiyama Orn Krairiksh Chanikul Krairiksh Kenlong Charusorn Narongrit Rungsang Chitramontn Techaphaibul Hanne Bonstra

Snooker Open Tall (Tap) Pinthanon Kobporn Sombatpium Snooker Handicap Nara Phongviratchai Bunchai Jivamongkul Billiards Open Tall (Tap) Pinthanon Anuwat Thaveesittikullarp Billiards Handicap Tall (Tap) Pinthanon Parin Supornpraditchai Men’s Doubles 45 and Over Winners: Sittikorn Thapthiang Napatr Yuvachitti Runner-up:Chanchai Chansevikul Koranop Chulajata Men’s Doubles Open Winners: M.L. Sarusakti Saktidej Bhanubandh Khunpol Issara Runner-up:Chin Kampanatsanyakorn Chadin Kampanatsanyakorn Men’s Singles Open Winner: Kanis Thiengtham Runner-up:Pratya Chinsomboon Junior Doubles: 20 and Under Winners: Thanaworawat Suralertvongsri Nattachai Chansevikul Runner-up:Supakij Kanjanapoo Nanond Tippayavarn Junior Doubles: 15 and Under Winners: Ratchanon Songthammakul Tanavij Vejaphan Runner-up:Gongpop Limsong Kavin Jansisyanont

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RBSC SPORTS CLASSES SPORT CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2013 SECTION DAY TIME/PERIOD BADMINTON Private Lesson upon arrangement BASKETBALL Private Lesson upon arrangement GOLF Junior Programme Mon Group I 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Max 4 - 6 students per hr) Group II 4:30pm - 5:30pm Wed Group I 3:30pm - 4:30pm Group II 4:30pm - 5:30pm Fri Group I 3:30pm - 4:30pm Group II 4:30pm - 5:30pm Sat Group I 8:30am - 9:30am Group II 9:30am - 10:30am Group III 10:30am - 11:30am Group IV 11:30am - 12:30pm MARTIAL ARTS Aikido Tue/Thu/Sun 5:30pm/5:30pm/3:30pm Muay Thai Wed 6pm - 8pm Ballroom Dance Class Mon 5pm - 7pm Sat 10am - 12pm 2pm - 4pm Line Dance Tue / Fri 4:30pm - 6:30pm Zumba Fri 5pm/3pm/5:30pm PHYSICAL FITNESS Shape Up Mon 8:30am - 9:30am Piyo Mon 9:45am - 10:45am Tai Chi Tue 7pm - 8pm Battle Beat Tue 7:30am - 8:30am/5:30pm - 6:30pm Hip Hop Wed 7pm - 8pm Danxercise Tue 6:30pm - 8pm Belly Dance Thu 6:30pm - 8pm Tai Chi Thu 4pm – 5:30pm Battle Beat Fri 6pm-7pm Personal Trainer upon arrangement QI GONG Yoga Class Tue 6:45am - 7:45am Qi Gong Mon – Fri 6:45am - 7:45am 5:15pm - 6:15pm Singing Thu 6pm - 9pm SWIMMING Monthly Course Mon – Fri Group I 3:30pm - 4:30pm Group II 4:30pm - 5:30pm Group III 5:30pm - 6:30pm From 11th December no classes Sat & Sun Group IV 10am - 11:30am Group V 2:30pm - 4pm Mon – Fri Group VI 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mon – Fri Group VII 5pm - 7pm Sat 8am - 10am SQUASH Private lesson upon arrangement TABLE TENNIS Private lesson upon arrangement TENNIS Junior Tennis Lesson Sat & Sun 8am - 10am 14 days (28 Hours) or 7 days (14 Hours) Private lesson upon arrangement

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT RBSC SPORTS DIVISION TEL: 0-2652-5000 EXT 305-313

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THE RBSC POLO CLUB SPORT CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2013 SECTION

DAY

TIME/PERIOD

DURATION REGISTRATION DATE

BADMINTON Private Coaching Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-4pm Dec. 1 – 31 Dec. 1 – 31 Sat 7am-9am Dec. 1,8,15,22,29 Dec. 1 – 29 11:30am-1:30pm Sun 7am-10am Dec. 2,9,16,23,30 Dec. 1 – 30 Junior Badminton Coaching Program

Sat

9:30am-11:30am

Dec. 15 – Feb. 9

Until Dec. 12

Tue

10am-12pm

Dec. 18 – Mar. 12

Dec. 3 – 14

Ballroom Dancing

Tue & Thur

6:30pm-8:30pm

Dec. 18 – Jan. 17

Until Dec. 14

Yoga Class (II)

Mon

9:30am-11am

Dec. 24 – Mar. 11

Dec. 3 – 21

Zumba Class

Tue & Thur

5pm-6pm

Dec. 4 – Feb. 12

Zumba Gold Class QIGONG Qigong

Tue

4pm-5pm

Dec. 18 – Feb. 26

Dec. 3 – 14

Mon – Fri

6:30am-7:30am

Jan. – Dec.

Dec. 1 – 31

Singing Course Training (II) (Group A)

Thur

5pm-6:30pm

Dec. 6 – Feb. 7

Until Dec. 4

(Group B)

Thur

6:30pm-8pm

Dec. 6 – Feb. 7

Until Dec. 4

SWIMMING Advance Swimming Team

Mon/Tue/ Wed/Fri

4:30pm-6:30pm

Dec. 1 – 31

Mon – Fri

5pm-7pm

Dec. 1 – 31

TENNIS Junior Tennis Coaching Program (Special Beginner)

Sat & Sun

7am-8am

Dec. 22 – Feb. 16

Dec. 3 – 19

(Beginner)

Sat & Sun

8am-10am

Dec. 22 – Feb. 16

Dec. 3 – 19

PHYSICAL FITNESS Back-To-Basics Dance (II)

Swimming Team Training

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RALPH & RICKY

www.ralphlauren.com Ralph Lauren is known throughout the world for the ultimate in luxury and timelessness. For over forty years, his collections have defined American style while illustrating a remarkable legacy of impeccable craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. The Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag, named for the designer’s wife and muse, reflects the highest standards of hand workmanship and is one of Ralph Lauren’s most iconic silhouettes. Only the most luxurious materials are used, and the artisans who create these handbags represent the finest in the world. The distinctive pattern of the Ricky Bag is hand-drawn, and each individual piece measured and cut by hand. A testimony to its precise construction, one Ricky Bag can take up to 12 hours to create.

LEAPING HEART

www.yafriro.com Born from a passion for avant-garde design and craftsmanship, deLaCour was established to offer alternative and exclusive creations to the world of luxury watch making. In 2003, deLaCour unveiled their first collection and the ground-breaking style, presenting sleek yet bold lines, was an instant success with watch lovers. Today timepieces such as the City Leap PASSION represent any powerful or compelling emotion, feeling or desire, an instance or experience of strong love or longing. To please or devote, to lust and crave is what the The City Leap PASSION promulgates and it pleases with a variety of colored stones and dark slate dials, which exalt the pavé epicenter, or heart, of this timepiece collection. 98 | JANUARY 2013


CULTURED KITCHEN

www.arkitektura.co.th Founded over 110 years ago in Germany and now one of the best known kitchen brands in the world, a Poggenpohl kitchen is something to experienced – it must be felt, touched and tried out. Poggenpohl uses a unique range of materials, colours and planning options in its products to provide a basis to satisfy any customer need. And beyond the highly professional surfaces and equipment choices, all kitchens from Poggenpohl come with an added value that only a genuine Poggenpohl product can offer: a secure investment and the fascination of the world’s oldest kitchen brand.

COOKING UP A TREAT

www.srithaimarketing.com Since 1889, Ballarini has been producing premium cookware using advanced technology and elegant designs. Today the brand is a leader in superior non-stick cookware made of aluminium, a strong, light, non-magnetic metal with excellent heat conducting properties. These features are essential for proper cooking, minimum energy consumption and a long service life. The latest collection of Ballarini cooking utensils are completely environmentally friendly and recyclable (they are actually made from recycled materials). They come with Thermopoint technology – a special device which changes colour when the temperature of cooking utensils used over a flame – such as frying pans, woks and grill pans – heat up.

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RUGS TO RICHES No-one is exactly certain when people began to weave floor coverings for their homes, but the art of weaving, one of the most ancient crafts in the world, was established in the Middle and Far East, perhaps as long ago as 3000 BC. With the passage of time, the natural fibres used in carpets, including wool, cotton and silk inevitably decay, so archaeologists have rarely made any particularly significant discoveries of textiles during their excavations. What has remained from early times as evidence of carpet-weaving is nothing more than a few pieces of worn-out rugs and odd references in written texts. Homer mentions â&#x20AC;&#x153;purple carpetsâ&#x20AC;? in the Iliad and woollen carpets woven in Persia are mentioned in the Sui Annals of China, while Queen Cleopatra of Egypt is famously reputed to have been delivered to the feet of Julius Caesar rolled up in an oriental carpet. by Liz Robertson

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he oldest known carpet in existence was discovered by a group of Russian archaeologists in the late 1940’s working in the Pazyryk Valley of Southern Siberia, a region once home to the war-like Scythian tribes. Radio-carbon testing dates it from about 500 BC and it was found buried in the grave of a Scythian prince. Known as the Altai or Pazyryk Rug, it was miraculously well preserved when the grave was first robbed, then flooded and then frozen soon after the burial of the prince. Although slightly damaged by oxidation and sheer age, it had been preserved in the ice-sheet for twenty five hundred years. This carpet is 1.83 × 2 meters in size and has on average 45 symmetrical knots per square centimeter made using the Turkish Ghiordes knot and was woven with great technical skill. The original colours have almost faded away & those that can be seen in the carpet today are beiges, pale blues and yellows with a central field of stylized flowers in small terracotta squares and a border of a line of horsemen, some mounted, while others walk beside their horses and in the inner border a line of six elks on each side. The advanced weaving technique used in the Pazyryk carpet indicates a long history of evolution and experience in the art. Most experts believe that the Pazyryk carpet is a late achievement of at least one thousand years of weaving technique, evolution and history and attribute its origin to Persia. It can be seen today on display in the 102 | JANUARY 2013

Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The Spring Time of Chosroes was a sumptuous carpet which has passed into history as the most precious of all time. Reputed to have been made for the palace at Ctesiphon, for the Persian King Chosroes I (531-579 A.D.) to celebrate his defeat of the Romans, it is thought by experts to have been huge, perhaps measuring as much as 122m x 30m, and to have weighed more than 2 tons. Woven with silk, gold, silver, brocade and precious stones, the carpet depicted a garden of Paradise with flower beds, streams and paths for the King to walk through. This is how it was described by Arab historians, “The border was a magnificent flower bed of blue, red, white, yellow and green stones; in the background the color of the earth was imitated with gold; clear stones like crystals gave the illusion of water; the plants were in silk and the fruits were formed by coloured stones”. Unfortunately, in 627 his successor, Chosroes II was defeated by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclitus, who sacked the capital Ctesiphon and brought back as spoils a variety of carpets, among which was the famous and magnificent ‘Spring time’. Sadly, Heraclitus was not impressed by the carpet and allowed visitors to his court to cut pieces from it to take away as souvenirs! Although fine rugs and carpets have been woven and exported for centuries from China,Tibet, India, Turkey, Afghanistan and the Caucasus, the name that most readily springs to mind when oriental rugs are mentioned is Persia, long renowned as the greatest carpetweaving country in the world. By the sixteenth century, under Shah Abbas, who ruled from 1586 to 1628, some of the greatest Persian carpets were woven in the cities of Isfahan, Nain, Qum, Saruk, Tabriz and Kashan among many others, using the traditional designs handed down through generations of craftsmen. Many carpets from this era still exist, although most are in museums around the world, the finest collections being in The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Carpet Museum of Iran, in Tehran. Buying oriental rugs as an investment can be tricky, but very worthwhile, and the oldest rugs in good condition can command the highest prices. However, “old” is a relative term. The age of


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LIFESTYLE FEATURE antique furniture or fine paintings can be determined by the styles, which changed frequently over the centuries, or by the name of the artist or craftsman. Not so rugs, which were made of the same materials and using the same designs and frequently have no maker’s name to identify them. In the wholesale rug and carpet trade any rug over 100 years old is classified as “antique”, one 40 to 99 years old is classified as “old”, 20 to 39 years old is classified as semi-old, and any rug less than 20 years old is classified as “new”. Which makes it possible to create your own heirlooms by buying the best possible new rug and passing it on to your children. An oriental rug is defined as one that is hand knotted or hand woven, and there are six basic elements to be considered when searching for the the rug of your choice, as well as your personal taste. Each of the following elements can be awarded points from 10 down to zero to analyze the quality of a rug: • Knot density: measured through a magnifying knot counter; counting the number of knotsper square inch in each direction & multiplying them together. This should be done on several places in any rug and averaged. In general, the higher the knot count the better the rug, but depending on the materials the rug is made from, knot counts can vary enormously. • Materials: silk or Kurk wool on fine silk or cotton or fine wool with a silk inlay. The finest Isfahan rugs have a silk warp and silk fringes with the weft woven in Kurk wool with silk inlay to emphasise the design. Fine Nain rugs are similar, but with a fine cotton warp whilst the finest Qum rugs are made entirely of silk and have a

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woven border at one end and a fringe at the other. • Design: the entire background of the rug should be covered in minutely detailed patterns. There are so many classic designs, from all over patterns, medallion, representational, to abstract and floral that this really is an area of personal choice. • Colour: the best rugs contain at least fifteen or more colours, perfectly blended and are created using the best quality vegetable dyes or modern chromatic dyes which can be mixed to create an infinite variety of colours. The significance of each colour used depends on where a rug was made – Qum silk rugs being famous for a particular shade of blue said to mimic the roofs of the mosques in the city.


commission, but has an almost unlimited choice of rugs to offer you, and can supply you with the best and most suitable rugs available on the market at any specific time in your price range. But, this presupposes that you can tell the broker roughly what you want, the size, style, colours etc. – otherwise the choices available are just too great, although they can take their private clients to search for rugs in bonded warehouses throughout the world. • Ordering a custom made rug – from one of the many workshops in Iran – but this can have problems. A member of the British aristocracy ordered a custom made rug to exactly fit his drawing room – and waited more than two years for it to be completed and arrive at his stately home, only to find it was the wrong size. • Through a local retail shop – by far the most fun and most time-consuming. Choose an established shop with a good reputation and get to know the owners. Visit the shop frequently and sit and talk, perhaps drinking tea, while looking at various types of rugs and their designs. Buy yourself a knot counter and get down on your hands and knees counting knots. Learn to tell the difference between a Nain and an Isfahan by the material of the weft and discover what an “arbrush” is. Good rug retailers never begrudge the hours spent discussing and showing their wares, as they know that eventually you will discover that one rug that you just have to have in your home. Then you can start bargaining for it. Choose your oriental rugs with care and treat them well. Hang them on the wall or cover the floor with them. After all, how many investments can you have that are both financially sensible and that you can walk all over every day? • Age: determined using the definitions in the above paragraph. • Condition: new rugs should be in perfect condition; antique and semi-old rugs are seldom found in perfect condition, but they should have an even pile and as little wear as possible on the fringes – which should never have been cut or trimmed to neaten the rug. Buying an oriental rug is nothing like dashing into a shopping mall and picking up the latest Gucci or Mulberry handbag. Doing it properly takes time and some effort. You need to decide whether to buy through one of the following, and importantly, how much you want to spend: • Through an interior designer – probably the simplest way to do it, as most interior designers have connections to rug wholesalers and often include oriental rugs in their designs for clients, but also the least satisfying, as you really aren’t getting very involved in the process except to select from their suggestions and pay their bill. • Through an international rug broker – an expert, who charges a

About the author Liz Robertson lived in the Middle East for more than fifteen years and originally thought Persian rugs fussy and old-fashioned, but gradually changed her mind and became obsessed with them. The 1981 book Rugs to Riches by the late Caroline Bosly, who was the only female broker in London’s international wholesale Oriental rug market, became her bible and guided her in the buying of a silk Hunting Qum, a Tree of Life Isfahan, a fine wool Saruk, an old Kashan, a Rose & Nightingale Isfahan from the workshops of Hagighi, a renowned modern Iranian weaver, and several old tribal rugs which adorn the walls and floors of her house and are gradually becoming the heirlooms she will eventually pass on to her son and daughter. With thanks to Mr. Ebrahim Hatami and Safa Carpet Gallery at the InterContinental Bangkok for assistance with photography

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A WORLD OF GARDENS “A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul”. Sa’di, Persian poet, 13th century. by Keith Mundy

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KINKAKUJI (GOLDEN PAVILION TEMPLE), KYOTO, JAPAN

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ne of life’s greatest pleasures is a garden, whether it’s your own, your neighbour’s, a beautiful garden you happen to pass by or some grand example of horticultural art you deliberately visit. “How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence”, sighed Benjamin Disraeli, and most of us thoroughly echo that. In fact, seeking out the fairest of gardens for the pleasure and solace, the fantasy and the poetry, they give is an excellent way to travel. Most countries have decent examples, and some – such as England, France or Japan – have a truly fabulous range of horticultural and landscape art awaiting discovery. Gardens come in an infinite variety of forms, sizes and colours, but there are some major traditions which have defined the art of the garden in the course of human history. First and foremost, the Persians were the great innovators – by creating no less than paradise. The word “paradise” comes from the Old Persian word pairideza, meaning “walled-in compound”. The Persian paradise garden lies within a rectangle of perimeter walls and includes the elaborate use of water in channels, pools and fountains. This is the original garden type from which many of the world’s gardens derive, in various combinations. It became the foundation of Roman garden traditions, many of the garden traditions of Islam, and of the Indian

garden traditions introduced by the Mughals. The paradise garden and its derivatives can be seen today in many parts of the Middle East, Europe and the Sub-continent. From the Alhambra in Spain to the Taj Mahal in India, some of the world’s most outstanding monuments display this tradition. Nevertheless, the rise of distinctively European garden forms since the Renaissance has had the most influence around the world in recent times. The Italians created an imaginative garden tradition which was transmuted into a highly rectilinear form by the French in the 17th century. Taking a different view, the English developed their own style of landscaped gardens in imitation of nature in the 18th century. EuropeanGardens Right in the middle of London, between the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, is a very fine example of an English landscaped garden in the form of St. James’s Park. In London’s western suburbs, about halfway to Heathrow, you find the world’s original botanical gardens, the celebrated Kew Gardens, where the living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants and the herbarium has over seven million preserved plant specimens. For a superb example of an extensive landscaped park, go 160 kms west of London to Stourhead. JANUARY 2013 | 107


TRAVEL This is a stately home set in 1072 hectares of lakes, hills, woods and lawns dotted with neoclassical pavilions and bridges, a fantasy based on neoclassical paintings. The French formal garden tradition can be seen right in the middle of Paris at the Tuileries Garden of the Louvre, but the most impressive example is found at the Palace of Versailles, on the city’s southwestern outskirts. Its gardens cover some 800 hectares, much of which is landscaped with meticulously manicured lawns, parterres of flowers, sculptures and fountains, together with a large watercourse. However, it is the Loire Valley, about 200 kms southwest of Paris, with its famous châteaus which hosts France’s greatest collection of gardens. Chenonceau’s are a fine 108 | JANUARY 2013

example, and Chaumont has a huge garden festival lasting all summer, but the pièce de résistance is Villandry, a chateau whose ornately fashioned grounds consist of a unique ornamental vegetable garden and a dazzling array of geometrically patterned box hedges. German aristocratic gardens mostly followed the formal French pattern, and this can be clearly seen in the great palace gardens of Munich, especially at Schloss Schleissheim with the austere geometrical form of its park, like a stately baroque concerto. Schloss Nymphenburg, in the western suburbs, is a marvellous combination of the French and English styles, centred on a formal garden with lawns, parterres of flowers and a long watercourse, which


northern Italy is bordered by many fine gardens, amongst which those of the Villa Carlotta, developed in the 19th century, are outstanding, famed for their spring flowering of rhododendrons and azaleas. In Spain, the Alhambra is the zenith of Islamic art in Europe, a palace complex set within a fortress high on a bluff above the city of Granada, built by the Moors. Its highest point, called the Generalife, hosts the most extensive gardens, with enormous box hedges, orange trees and walled gardens with long narrow water courses and tinkling fountains. With five centuries of European history after the Moors left, the Alhambra is the finest example of European adaptation of the Islamic garden tradition.

is flanked by wild woods and grasslands. Munich’s greatest city garden, however, is firmly in the English tradition, as its name makes clear; the Englischer Garten is 370 hectares of lawns, woods, flowers and lakes without a straight line to be seen. In Italy in the 16th century, Cardinal d’Este took inspiration from Hadrian’s Villa, a classical Roman garden, to create the Villa d’Este gardens. Reviving Roman hydraulic techniques to supply water, the cardinal made a fantasy garden which had an enormous influence on European landscape design. With its cascades, troughs, pools and fountains plus architectural features, it inspired a series of great 17th century villas with water-play structures in the hills around Rome, such as the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Villas Aldobrandini and Torlonia in Frascati. Lake Como in

LEFT: HAMPTON COURT PALACE, ENGLAND TOP RIGHT: PETIT SABLON SQUARE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM BOTTOM RIGHT: GRAND HOTEL DU CAP FERRAT, RIVIERA, FRANCE

Persian Paradises Iran has a World Heritage Site called the Persian Garden comprising a collection of nine gardens, selected from various regions. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that have evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles rooted in the 6th century BC during the time of Cyrus the Great. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian paradise garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. Natural elements combine with man-made components to create an artistic whole that reflects philosophical and religious ideals, striving to create a Heaven on Earth. The Persian garden tradition went east to the Indian sub-continent and some of its most important examples still stand. The magic name of Shalimar lives on near Lahore, Pakistan, in the Shalimar Gardens, created by Shah Jahan in 1641-2, blending Persian influences with Islamic traditions. In India, the gardens of the Taj Mahal, the apogee of Mughal artistic expression, are the most prominent example of the Mughal garden. In Kashmir, the Shalimar Bagh near Srinagar, fed with water by Dal Lake, is another leading example of the Mughal garden, as are the gardens of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. JANUARY 2013 | 109


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IMPERIAL PALACE, KYOTO, JAPAN TOP RIGHT: NAGHSH-I JAHAN SQUARE, ISFAHAN, IRAN BOTTOM RIGHT: THE ALHAMBRA, GRANADA, SPAIN

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East Asian Fantasies China developed its own separate gardening tradition, which was transmitted to Japan. Both Chinese and Japanese garden design is intended to evoke the natural landscape of mountains and rivers, but there are differences in approach and detail. Traditional Chinese gardens tend to treat the plants in a naturalistic way, while traditional Japanese gardens often feature plants sheared or guided into shapes. In a Chinese garden, a particularly choice stone might be placed in a prominent location for easy appreciation, whilst in a Japanese garden stones are placed in groupings as part of the landscape. The Chinese garden is immortalised in willow pattern porcelain, and when you go to the cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou, near Shanghai in central coastal China, this comes alive before your eyes. Suzhou hosts an extraordinary array of Chinese classical gardens dotted around the city, with quirkily beautiful names like The Humble Administrator’s Garden, The Garden of the Master of the Nets, and The Lingering Garden. Relatively small, they are the legacy of the wealthy and powerful people of this ancient silk-weaving city. Hangzhou, on the other hand, has one huge set piece called the West Lake, a 56-hectare lake which is bordered by an

immense variety of lovely gardens dotted with teahouses, pagodas and pavilions. Spurring poets and painters down the ages, West Lake has been a major source of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. In Japan, the former capital city of Kyoto is a byword for the beauty of traditional Japan, hosting the world’s most staggering collection of historic temples and gardens. The Japanese garden is typically a miniature landscape centred on a pond, developed by both aristocrats for their houses and monks for their temples. Two famous temples exemplify this, Kinkakuji – the Golden Pavilion Temple – with a very large pond, and Ginkakuji – Silver Pavilion Temple – with a small pond. Extending over a large area, the old Imperial Palace has extraordinarily beautiful gardens with ponds, streams, waterfalls and arching bridges set amid a huge variety of trees and shrubs. Completely unique to Japan, however, is the Zen tradition of severely minimalist gardens composed of specially chosen stones placed amid seas of white raked gravel. The temple complex of Daitokuji has many fine examples of this mesmerising religious art, peculiar to the Japanese sensibility.

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Italian-Thai interior architect, Malina Palasathira, bustles between Bangkok and New York but manages to spend a few hours with RBSC Magazine at the wonderful leafy Sukhumvit oasis she calls home, discussing her work, life and dreams. By Tuptim Malakul Lane

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alina is often seen at the RBSC Polo Club’s Equestrian facilities or swimming laps at the pool, when she isn’t busy jetting between Thailand and the US. She and her husband, John Erskine are prime examples of a successful married couple who not only work together in the same field, but share the same office sitting a scant five meters away from each other. Her wild and adventurous life as a young woman in California often left her parents worried. For instance she was completely out of touch for the seven days during Burning Man week, an annual bohemian art event held in the Black Rock Dessert in northern Nevada where it is necessary to actually participate in order to understand the experience and breathe in the art. Burning Man isn’t a run-of-the-mill gathering, being more of a substantial ‘happening’ than a festival. If not life changing, then this event is an experience for the soul that brings out the best in human kindness. Her decision to return to Thailand, encouraged by her husband, was a welcome relief for her parents. John and Malina’s complementary roles whilst working together in the same architecture firm in California eventually

led to marriage and in 2005 they founded their own business, Design Qua. Although the studio is based in Bangkok, their knowledge and expertise in US building regulations, licensing laws and bidding processes, plus their entrepreneurial skills, take the couple all over the globe on a regular basis. It is no wonder that with these complementary abilities, they have been commissioned to work on a prestigious property in New York called the Rockefeller Apartment in midtown West 55th Street. Originally built in 1936 to a design by Wallace K. Harrison (he of UN Complex fame), Malina describes it as “Innovatively designed, purposefully built, with all apartments having large windows and circular or square dining areas. The properties have attracted interesting people, including many from the theatre and art world - it is literally across from the MoMa. But it is a complicated job, an 80 square meter penthouse requiring four different permits because the building is listed.” It is also a city landmark and recognized as one of New York’s finest structures. Malina and John have collaborated with a New York architect who will help obtain local permits and oversee parts

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THE INTERVIEW of the construction, a Feng Shui expert from San Francisco, and a busy client who travels widely but is based in Thailand. Indeed, collborating and staying in touch with the various parties is essential to the project. Modernistic in her style and approach, paradoxically Malina professes to love antiques. An Urban Planner by education, she also focuses on interior design. Not slavishly following fashionable trends set by interior decorating magazines, Malina feels that her designs should last, and not require changes every five years. Striving for this simplistic perfection, she is completing four homes in Khao Yai. So when prospective clients interview the couple, they in turn skillfully and quietly interview their clients so that they can match the requirements. If a client produces a floor plan, her reservations would be along the lines of “why hire us”. They want to know the clients habits, what they do when they come home, where they put their shopping bags, where they keep their shoes, all the basics of the client’s routine. Of course there are the essentials of where the sun rises, where it 114 | JANUARY 2013

sets, the views, hot side, cold side, airflow and ventilation... all of which are the prerequisites of a well functioning home. It is a subtle and demanding process. Malina admits to having a quirky streak and is at one with her favorite piece of architecture in Bangkok, both from the interior and exterior point of view. This is the private house in Lardprao owned by Prabhakorn Vadanyakul of A49. In a tropical woodsy environment with four or five rais of land sits the Airplane House, so called because of Prabhakorn’s love of flying. It is scattered with airplane parts as sculpture set among several aerodynamic forms. For instance, the house bench is made from airplane wings. In order to gain insight into her inner core, I asked her which architect she admired most and gave her inspiration. Without any hesitation she said Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect. Malina was struck by his Taliesin East, one of Wright’s masterpieces, built in Wisconsin, constructed of simple and inexpensive materials. Architects, historians and critics have praised Taliesin as a


masterwork and a triumph of design. It promotes the idea of a great Utopian living community, best described as Organic Architecture. It is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches sympathetically integrated with the site. Taliesin, as described by Robert Campbell, the Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic, becomes the â&#x20AC;&#x153;greatest single building in Americaâ&#x20AC;?. Basically it is an amalgamation of work space, living space, and farming space providing harmony and sustainability from within. Hence, there was absolutely no surprise when Malina expressed her dream paradise, of owning a sustainable farm upcountry. Although she professes little or no knowledge of farming skills, this coming holiday season will see her driving through the Nakorn Rachasima area exploring and looking for a barn or farm house that has architectural merit. This California-trained MIT graduate has developed her skills to make full use of land area, and sustainability from within. Combined with Modernist slants and a fine tuned eye for eclectic beauty, there can be no better team to design your new house. I know that I will be consulting this ItalianThai- American husband and wife team from Design Qua with my next property.

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TRANSFERRING UP

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s the 2012 Admissions Season comes to a close and students celebrate their Early Decision results or await the return of their Regular Decision application, which were sent in on or before 1 January, some look with envy at their friends who may be headed toward Ivy League schools while they themselves were not accepted due to low SAT scores or other weaknesses in their academic profile. According to Admissions guru Sai Thanarat, what many do not realize is that when they begin to attend a university, they start fresh. “Many students, due to their own academic inattention or bad luck, have severe weaknesses in their profile that make them statistically difficult for a university to accept because they represent a risk,” explains Sai. “In part, that risk can be removed if a student attends another university in the United States and transfers in to a higher ranked university.” A student who may have been mediocre in high school but attends a lower-tier university and maintains a 4.0 GPA has a strong possibility of being able to “upgrade” their academic experience by transferring into a Top-10 undergraduate program. “In the end, all that matters is where you graduate from. A student who spent two years at a lower-tier university before transferring to Columbia and a student who was originally admitted to Columbia graduate with the same diploma.” Over the years Thanarat and his team have helped many students who successfully transferred to a much higher ranked university. This is an attractive option for many who were not accepted at their first choice institution the first time around. How Does it Work? Transfer deadlines are significantly later than standard

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undergraduate admissions deadlines, with Harvard, Yale, Columbia and many other sharing the deadline of 1 March. The most important part of the transfer application is to have a compelling reason to transfer to your target school. It is not enough to desire to transfer only for ranking because universities are looking for applicants who will enhance their student body and bring something new to the university. This is where the unparalleled expertise of an Admissions professional comes into play. It is vital to ensure your profile is compelling; otherwise you have no chance of being one of the 20-30 applicants selected globally by each of the top-tier universities. Keith Light, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale University says, “We are looking for students with a demonstrated passion for learning and a clear purpose in attending Yale.” “Demonstrating this passion and purpose is difficult,” says Thanarat. “There are so many factors that it is almost impossible to plot a course to the top of the academic mountain without a guide.” Just like mountain climbers depend on their guide to lead them to the summit of the most difficult mountains around the world, students for over 15 years have trusted Thanarat and his colleagues to guide them to their academic summit. Jeffrey Race, a Harvard University Interviewer says, “The complexities and challenges of the application process to top universities strongly suggest skilled professional guidance.” To begin the transfer process, contact a reputable admissions service immediately for a Initial Assessment to determine the relative strengths and weaknesses of your transfer application. The admissions process takes some time, so the sooner you begin, the sooner you can follow the expert guidance you receive.

The Admissions-Office (AO) is Asia’s premier educational and university admissions consultancy. Its counselors have advised the majority of the applicants from Thailand accepted into the top undergraduate and graduate programmes in the world. AO also provides advice to major scholarship-granting organizations such as SCG and PTT as well as leading secondary schools. Further information and inquiries about AO’s services can be found on www.admissions-office.com, through email at: info@admissions-office.com or via telephone at 0-2632-8880.

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Hospitality is the world’s largest employer, offering a wide array of employment opportunities in hotels, restaurants, travel, leisure, wellness and many other areas of the service industry. The travel and tourism industry is representing more than 238 million jobs, with 600,000 in managerial positions. About 10 million new jobs will be created this year alone, and the sector is expected to keep expanding and evolving – thus offering a wider spectrum of jobs than ever before. Laureate’s Global Network Welcome to Laureate Hospitality Education, the leading hospitality management education group, managing eight of the most reputed institutions in the world. “We have created a renowned international network of accredited, degree-granting hospitality management schools,” says Michael Huckaby, president of Laureate Hospitality Education. With its unique international network of hospitality institutions, Laureate Hospitality Education (LHE) offers many education pathways that will help students achieve their personal and professional goals. Students from more than 100 countries come each year to LHE institutions to kick-start their careers in the diverse and growing hospitality industry. While each school has its own specialized approach, they are all dedicated to the same pursuit. The mission is to offer the best hands-on and academic curriculum, coupled with professional internships, to create the industry leaders of tomorrow. Our 7 Hospitality Management Schools • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland • Glion Institute of Higher Education, UK • Les Roches International Hotel Management School, Switzerland • Les Roches International Hotel Management School, Spain • Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College, China

• Kendall College, USA • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia Ranking and Accreditation Among our institutions are Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland which have been ranked by hiring managers among the top hotel management schools in the world for an international career (TNS global survey, 2010). All our institutions are fully accredited, hence ensuring quality programs delivered to all our students. Swiss Style Model Of Education In Switzerland, Glion and Les Roches have been educating students for 50 years. Each institution is immersed in local culture, yet shares academic programs and student services with other member universities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

A Promising Future The career placement offices offer an invaluable support to students by inviting over 200 international hotel chains (such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Kempinski), hospitality and tourism, sport and leisure companies and organizations to come to recruit our graduates each year. The Alumni Associations also offer a strong executive search and placement service, facilitating the integration of new graduates into the professional world and matching job offers with employment demands. Our professional network is vast and international, assuring you a competitive edge when starting your career in this exciting industry!

Breadth Of Programs With a choice of 7 schools, Laureate offers many education pathways to match your personal and professional goals. You can be sure to find the perfect profile matching your needs and interest. From short programs to Bachelor & Master degrees with many different specializations, you will have access to a wide array of undergraduate, postgraduate and master studies. All programs

Free seminar and Presentation with “Exclusive Hotel Tour” Saturday 19th January at 12.00-16.00 hrs. in Montathip Room, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Places are limited, please call 081 920 8882 / 02 655 7515-7 / Email: info@ekthana.com / www.ekthana.com Like : www.facebook.com/EkthanaEducation 118 | JANUARY 2013

emphasize the development of generic thinking skills, the understanding of contemporary management theory and the integration of theory and practice.

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learn more aBout our network at our 2013 seminars: Venue: time: dates:

Montathip Room - four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok 1:00 - 4:00pm saturday, January 19th - with exclusive hotel tour program! saturday, april 27th saturday, February 16th saturday, may 18th saturday, march 23rd

To reserve your place or for more information please contact: Ekthana Hospitality Education Services tel: 66 (0)81 920 8882 / 66 (0)2 655 7515-7 info@ekthana.com / www.ekthana.com like : www.facebook.com/ekthanaeducation

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RBSC ORDINARY MEMBERS - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

Name: Khun Kittichai Bhudhara Proposer: Mr. Jayeshkumar Ratilal Bhudhara Seconder: Khun Pradeep Gulati

Name: Khun Narutchai Bunnag Proposer: Khun Rujira Bunnag Seconder: Marut Bunnag

Name: Khun Park Maneepairoj Proposer: Khun Paitoon Maneepairoj Seconder: Khun Vasin Supprakorn

Name: Khun Saruntorn Kongtoranin Proposer: Khun Treerapot Kongtoranin Seconder: Khun Sukit Kongtoranin

Name: Khun Thanonsit Singharerk Proposer: Khun Monsit Singharerk Seconder: Khun Thanachai Phanachet

Name: Khun Norawee Bussadeegarn Proposer: Khun Taj Bussadeegarn Seconder: Khun Thanachai Phanachet

Name: Khun Nattapol Srisukri Proposer: Khun Thanin Srisukri Seconder: Rear Admiral Rabhi Srisukri

Name: Khun Suwapitch Mattayomchan Proposer: Khun Busarin Vanaswas Seconder: Khun Lalit Uttasart

Name: Khun Sethavudh Siddhi Sariputra Proposer: Khun Decho Siddhi Sariputra Seconder: Mr. Roy Barrett

Name: Khun Vorapat Vongsukont Proposer: Khun Sanguan Srinakarin Seconder: Khun Tanit Vongsukont

Name: Khun Watcharit Chavananand Proposer: Khun Voravith Chavananand Seconder: Khun Phisanu Chavananand

RBSC NON-VOTING MEMBERS - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

Name: Mr. Claude Mathieu Proposer: Mr. Guy Machet Seconder: Khun DanaiThanit Bisalputra

Name: Mr. Clyde Milton Carlin JR. Proposer: Khun Jah Ansavananda Seconder: Khun Nidhipong Suriya

Name: Mr. Ekkehard H. Thesen Proposer: Khun Sukhavichai Dhanasunthorn Seconder: Khun Anthony Pramualratana

Name: Mr. Kourosh Sadeghi Proposer: Khun Charles Tippayavarn Seconder: Khun Bunlue Damrastharm

Name: Mr. Tsong-Yuan Chen Proposer: Khun Chalermpol Wongwaiwit Seconder: Khun Supote Yaisawang

RBSC ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

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Name: Dr. Attasit Sawatparnich Proposer: Dr. Siri Varothai Seconder: Dr. Montri Chulavatnatol

Name: Khun Chaivichit Likitaporn Proposer: Dr. Surat Silpa-Anan Seconder: Khun Vichian Veerasaksri

Name: Khun Kanit Tantivejakul Proposer: Khun Boonchai Chokwatana Seconder: Khun Vathit Chokwatana

Name: Khun Kittisak Poolsawat Proposer: Khun Poonchaleo Vatanavongkiri Seconder: Khun Burt Engtrakul

Name: Khun Manasith Itiravivong Proposer: Dr. Anan Sirimong kolkasem Seconder: Khun Thanathip Pichedvanichok

Name: Khun Putipol Supaton Proposer: Khun Kasem Prakalphakul Seconder: Khun Charn Lohachitranond


RBSC ORDINARY LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PRIVILEGES - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

Name: Miss Anchisa Hutasingh Proposer: Khun Sompat Hutasingh Seconder: Khun Jaraspong Hutasingh

Name: Miss Apinara Srikarnchana Proposer: Khun Chulapayap Srikarnchana Seconder: Khun Nik Chandravithun

Name: Miss Narisara Chansrichawla Proposer: Khun Sura Chansrichawla Seconder: Khun Christopher Suradejvibul

Name: Miss Nutcha Pajareya Proposer: Dr. Siripong Pajareya Seconder: Admiral Dumrongsak Haocharoen

Name: Mrs. Sudavadee Vejjajiva

Name: Miss Sireetorn Wittayasiripaiboon Proposer: Khun Samanpan Wittayasiripaiboon Seconder: Khun Parkpoom Svetasobhana

Name: Miss Isaree Phungchittisarn Proposer: Khun Punyavit Phungchittisarn Seconder: Khun Arthorn Klinpratoom

Name: Miss Kanyakorn Buspavanich Proposer: Khun Ruerith Boozayaangool Seconder: Khun Sematat Chuntamongkol

Name: Miss Onuma Aramwattananont Proposer: Khun Udom Chariyavilaskul Seconder: Khun Suwat Asavathongkul

Name: Miss Thiravarn Angsuvarnsiri Proposer: Khun Subhajati Angsuvarnsiri Seconder: Khun Chin Navawongse

Name: Mrs. Namtip Patpongpanit

Name: Miss Patchara Piampongsant Proposer: Khun Krisda Piampongsant Seconder: Dr. Jingjai Hanchanlash

Name: Miss Panthita Savangwongsakul Proposer: Khun Vanchai Savangwongsakul Seconder: Khun Nop Leetavorn

Name: Mrs. Usa Saengsuwan

Name: Miss Viphada Karnjanawarit Proposer: Khun Panya Pongtanya Seconder: Khun Sajja Karnjanawarit

Name: M.L. Yaowapa Rangsit Proposer: M.R. Pongsanidh Rangsit Seconder: M.R. Kotasit Rangsit

RBSC POLO CLUB MEMBERS - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

Name: Khun Atipadh Ketudat Proposer: Dr. John Yang Seconder: Mr. Peter Yang

Name: Khun Akeyuth Anchanbutra Proposer: Khun Vichet Bunthuwong Seconder: Maj. Pansuang Xumsai Na Ayudhya

Name: Pol.Col. Panumas Boonyalug Proposer: Khun Smerjai Vephula Seconder: Khun Kittima Sudasna

Name: Pol.Maj.Gen. Pittaya Siriraksa Proposer: Pol.Maj.Gen. Kissada Surachettapong Seconder: Pol.Lt. Pakon Kantatham

Name: Khun Atiwudh Ketudat Proposer: Mr. Peter Yang Seconder: Dr. John Yang

Name: Khun Somprat Anuras Proposer: Khun Arsa Sarasin Seconder: Khun Charnvit Charindhorn

Name: Pol.Maj.Gen. Boonsueb Praithuen Proposer: Pol.Lt.Gen. Prakard Satamarn Seconder: Pol.Maj.Gen. Viraj Vanijaka

Name: Khun Somsak Amornrattanachaikul Proposer: Khun Anand Panyarachun Seconder: Khun Suthep Bulakul

RBSC POLO CLUB LADIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PRIVILEGES & ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2012

Name: Miss Kulnthala Assavathevawish Proposer: Khun Woratai Suriyaprapadilok Seconder: Khun Visuth Assavathevawish

Name: Miss Pimlada Chaiyawan Proposer: Khun Chai Chaiyawan Seconder: Khun Panya Pongtanya

Name: Miss Witchuta Phisarnchananant Proposer: Khun Kasem Narkprasert Seconder: Gen.Dr. Choochat Kambhu

Name: Khun Thana Sangmitr Proposer: Khun Peter Kemchart Lourvanij Seconder: Rear Admiral Chano Phenjati

Name: Khun Worachai Lerkamnouychoke Proposer: Khun Chaiporn Sooksripaisarnkit Seconder: Khun Sanuphan Tantisiriwat

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SIGNING OFF

Pool Party! Youngsters at the RBSC Invitational Swim Meet clown around on their starting blocks ahead of a race.

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TROPICAL NATUREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MAGIC

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RBSC Magazine January 2013