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CHURCHILL ROOM SUPPER CLUB

PG14

A stylish and suave venue for entertainment and cuisine to match your dancing pleasure.

WWW.TANGLINCLUB.ORG.SG

NATIONAL DAY BUFFET

PG17

Celebrate the nation’s 47th year of independence with National Day Buffet Lunch and Dinner

LONDON 2012 SCREENINGS

PG11

Screenings of ‘live’ and repeat telecasts of events on major television channels at the Club.

AUGUST 2012


CONTENTS

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ARE YOU

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GAME ENOUGH?

General Committee 2012/13 PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT HONORARY TREASURER DEVELOPMENT & PROPERTY CONVENOR ENTERTAINMENT CONVENOR FOOD & BEVERAGE CONVENOR HUMAN RESOURCE CONVENOR LIBRARY CONVENOR MAGAZINE & WEBSITE CONVENOR MEMBERSHIP & RULES CONVENOR PLANNING CONVENOR SPORTS & RECREATION CONVENOR TENDERS & PURCHASING CONVENOR

GENERAL MANAGER FINANCIAL CONTROLLER EXECUTIVE CHEF EVENTS MANAGER MEMBERSHIP MANAGER SPORTS & RECREATION MANAGER EDITOR DESIGNER ASSISTANT DESIGNER FOR ADVERTISING DEADLINE FOR MATERIAL SUBMISSION

Sim Yong Chan Robert Wiener Zoeb Sadiq Dr Richard Tan Judy Ip-Harris Robert Wiener Lim Kian Kok Peter Koh Nan Sandford Sim Yong Chan David Palmer Patrick Kwek Frank Newman

President’s Message

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General Manager’s Message

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Editor’s Note/Do You Know?

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Recent Events: 2-day Eco-Science Camp

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Members’ Page

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Events & Entertainment

8

London 2012 Olympic Screenings

11

Churchill Room Supper Club

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National Day Month Sunday Dinner Buffet

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National Day Buffet Lunch & Dinner

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Food & Beverage

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Feature: Fences – A Play in Two Acts

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Feature: Tang Dynasty Poem

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Calendar of Events

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Billiards & Balut

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Bridge

27

Darts

28

Reciprocal Clubs

30

Dancing

31

Fitness

32

Golf

34

Lawn Bowls

38

Scuba

39

Swimming

40

Squash

41

Tennis

42

Books & DVDs

44

Wellness

46

Cinema

48

Roy Higgs roy.higgs@tanglin-club.org.sg Clara Tan clara.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg Louis Tay louis.tay@tanglin-club.org.sg Tina Supri tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg Laura Monteiro laura.monteiro@tanglin-club.org.sg Christine Koh christine.koh@tanglin-club.org.sg Nan Sandford Alvin Teu alvin.teu@tanglin-club.org.sg Jolene Toh jolene.toh@tanglin-club.org.sg Habib Mansoor habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg • 6622 0533 5th of every month for the following issue

5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814 Tel: 66220555 Fax: 67332391 www.tanglinclub.org.sg Opinions expressed in The Tanglin Club Magazine are solely those of the writers and do not necessarily represent those of The Tanglin Club. The Magazine welcomes articles and other contributions from Members. However, the Magazine & Website Sub-Committee reserves the right to edit all materials, select photographs to be used, or decline publication. MICA (P) 132/05/2012. Published by The Tanglin Club. Printed by Photoplates Pte Ltd.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My Fellow Members At the recent AGM, Members had suggested that the Club benchmark our F&B operations against other clubs. Members also wanted GC to look into reducing the F&B deficit. I append relevant data on our Club and three other clubs with similar membership profiles.

F&B Revenue

The Tangles loses $220k annually due to low patronage and low pricing. The introduction of Set Lunches and the Sunday Tiffin buffet, to replace the buffet lunch and dinner service are interim measures to stem the losses. Meanwhile, the Club is looking at other options for the Tangles. The

Churchill

similarly

faces

a

Tanglin Club

Club A

Club B

Club C

$10208k

$9707k

$5050k

$8770k

lack

of

Cost of Sales

$ 4528k

44%

$3767k

38%

$1959k

38%

$3892k

44%

Gross Profit

$ 5679k

56%

$5939k

62%

$3090k

61%

$4877k

56%

Salary

$ 5568k

55%

$6527k

67%

$2701k

54%

$3921k

45%

Other Costs

$ 1376k

13%

$1077k

11%

$ 702k

14%

$1162k

13%

(Deficit)

$ (1265k)

$(1665k)

$(313k)

$(205k)

Headcount

140

186

77

97

Churchill

Outlets (incl. bars)

9

6

4

7

Kitchens

6

5

5

2.5

Covers

544k

547k

196k

280k

Covers per staff

3888

2942

2548

2887

Revenue per staff

$73k

$52k

$66k

$90k

Average check

$18.75

$17.74

$25.74

$31.32

The information presented makes for interesting reading. The crucial figures are: gross profit and salary and other costs. Our gross profit is 56% of revenue. However, our salary and other costs totalled 68% of revenue. Put another way, we spend $68 to earn $56. That is why our annual F&B deficit is $1.27 million. What can we do to turn things around? At the risk of over-simplification, the solution is to increase gross profit and to reduce salary and other costs simultaneously. If we wish to maintain the quality and quantity of our fare, and increase our gross profits, we must raise F&B prices. Alternatively, we can maintain F&B prices by compromising on the quality and quantity of our food. For me, the choice is obvious; we raise F&B prices. I believe our F&B prices are low compared to the other three clubs because our average check at $18.75 is 67% less than Club C at $31.32, and 37% smaller than Club B at $25.74. I am told that Club A’s average check of $17.74 does not tell the whole story because many of their members patronised their deli which sells food products including wines and the deli sales are not included in F&B revenue. Having increased the gross profit, we now turn our attention to the costs of production, comprising, among other things, salaries, bonuses, CPF contributions, foreign workers’ levies, allowances, transport, insurance, utilities, etc. Certain costs are beyond our control. Salaries are subject to market forces; CPF contributions and levies are matters of government policy; utilities are supplied by a monopoly. The challenge to Management is: how to motivate our employees to be more productive and work smarter? Maybe we can learn something from Club C, whose salary and other costs are capped at 58% of revenue. Management has identified the Tangles, the Churchill, the Wheelhouse and Banqueting as the main culprits responsible for our unexciting F&B performance.

patronage. From August, we are bringing back the Supper Club on Friday and Saturday evenings for Members to dine and dance while being entertained by our new resident band, Penny Lane. As a members’ club, Members must take priority, and accordingly, GC has restricted bookings for private functions at the Churchill to one weekend evening monthly. To encourage Members to dine with their families on Sunday evenings, children rates for the dinner buffet are being reduced from 70% to 50% of the adult price and a child below twelve will dine gratis with every two adult diners. At the Wheelhouse, we are losing $500k annually because we are too well-patronised. The losses would be smaller if fewer Members go there! The Club subsidises every person who eats there because of the low prices and the inordinately high staff costs. Owing to the wide variety of food on offer, we operate several kitchens, Chinese, Indian and Western. As the Wheelhouse also serves the poolside, the ratio of service staff to revenue is higher than usual. The immediate concern at the Wheelhouse is to redirect some patronage to our other outlets so as to relieve the waiting time and reduce staff costs. This would improve overall staff productivity across our outlets. We are also making modest price adjustments benchmarked against the other three clubs. In Banqueting, we now have a selection of set menus which have been appropriately priced to ensure that this department does not lose money. Beverage costs, which are disproportionately high due to low selling prices, will be addressed by a moderate price increase. After the adjustments our drink prices still remain the lowest, relative to the other three clubs. What Management is trying to achieve in the Churchill, the Tangles and the Wheelhouse is best represented by the following table.

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Present

Target

F&B Cost

43.8%

40%

Covers

22678

31300

Average Check

$51.94

$57.00

Departmental Profit/(Loss)

($205k)

$202k

F&B cost

41.8%

40%

Covers

215005

205000

Average Check

$12.30

$14.00

Departmental Profit/(Loss)

($503k)

($319k)

F&B Cost

42.5%

40%

Covers

59420

70000

Average Check

$10.03

$14.00

Departmental Profit/(Loss)

($221k)

$22k

Wheelhouse

Tangles

With the introduction of a slew of measures which includes containing losses and wastage, more efficient staff utilisation, re-distributing patronage, more rigorous costing, sensible and necessary price increases and new offerings and promotions, Management hopes to reverse, or at least reduce the deficit in the above three outlets. If those efforts succeed, Management is confident of reducing the F&B deficit by year end. On 9th August, we celebrate our 47th National Day. Helen and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Singaporean Members Selamat Hari Kebangsaan. Majulah Singapura.

Sim Yong Chan President The Tanglin Club


GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, We have just passed the halfway mark for the year and for the period January – June, we have had a few staff resignations. While most of the staff leaving had about two years’ service at the Club, some were long-serving staff. During the exit interviews, the most frequent reason was the difficulty faced in working in some outlets and compensation issues. Management is looking at the issue of compensation to see if we are offering a competitive package. Our average staff salary for Rank & File staff is $1,460 per month and we do face challenges in recruiting new staff like most service organisations in Singapore. The Club is currently relying heavily on foreign workers from China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Thus, I would like to appeal to members to give the new hires a chance as they often need a

while to be trained and adjust to the new environment and language as well. We have received positive feedback about Penny Lane, our new resident band at the Churchill Room. Jap, the leader of the band, was an original member of one of Singapore’s best known bands, the Quests. The band plays on Fridays and Saturdays and members can enjoy dinner while being entertained. For those who enjoy dancing, the band plays till midnight and we hope members will come by on Friday and Saturday evenings, order dinner off the Churchill menu and stay for dancing. With this reintroduction of “the Supper Club” concept at the Churchill Room we hope to revive the Churchill Room as the focal point for good food and entertainment at The Tanglin Club. Roy Higgs General Manager

STAFF OUTING

As early as 8am, 27 staff together with four of their family members arrived at Johor Bahru for a one-day durian and shopping trip. After a simple breakfast, they proceeded to a chocolate factory outlet to briefly learn about chocolate’s history and how it is processed. Next, the main destination of the day trip, Pekananas durian plantation in Kulai where everyone was eager to satisfy their craving for the “King of Fruits”. Everyone was beaming with the unlimited supply of fresh kampong durians, and could ‘barely swallow a drop of water’ after an hour of non-stop eating. Besides durians, they were treated with mangosteens and rambutans that were available in the plantation too. Although the weather was extremely hot, everyone enjoyed the experience and camaraderie in the midst of the plantation. A few staff even bought home some durians. With an unwilling heart, they left the plantation and headed to Tebrau Jusco for an afternoon’s shopping. Before leaving for Singapore, everyone was treated to a sumptuous Chinese dinner at one of the Sports Clubs in Johor Bahru. Celestine Kho Human Resource Manager

STAR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

The Star Employee of June 2012 was awarded to our Catering Sales Executive, Mr Mukhantan. Mukhantan, or Mugu, as he prefers to be called, is always cheerful and is a willing helper to anyone who needs his assistance. Besides performing his usual duties setting up for Club and private events, he can been seeing helping his colleagues, especially in the F&B Department. Having such an amicable personality, it’s no surprise that Mugu is well-liked by Members and staff.

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EDITOR’S NOTE My fellow Members, Many thanks to our Absent Members who replied to us with information and memorabilia of the club. To all other Members, please do take some time to go through your old items, and loan or donate anything related to The Tanglin Club, so that we may copy and archive them for posterity. So much has been lost over the years, but we still have a chance to display our history in the club, as we approach our 150th anniversary in three years’ time. By the time you receive this issue of the magazine (except for our digital readers), the London 2012 Olympics will have begun, and screenings of telecasts will be available at the Terrace Bar and at Tangles. A schedule of some of the screenings will be on special boards at the outlets, so do look out for them when you’re in the Club. You can find more details on Page 11 of this magazine. A recent amusing incident in the Tavern prompted me to mention here. A young gentleman, after sating his appetite and helping himself to a few drinks, rang the

bell in the restaurant, just for the fun of it. He realised, to his horror after a few sharp-eared souls pointed it out to him that by ringing the bell, he had to buy everyone in the restaurant a drink, as per the ‘rules’ of the bell. It was to his benefit that not many people were paying attention, and he managed to get away scot-free. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the Members and guests who, in their moments of joy, rang the bell and bought countless people complimentary drinks, at considerable expense to themselves. It is because of traditions like these, that make our glorious Club a lively place, and continue to foster relationships and lifetime friendships. A thank you goes out to all of you. Nan Sandford Editor, The Tanglin Club magazine For more details on donating or loaning memorabilia to the Club, and on unsubscribing to the Club magazine, please contact Mr. Habib Mansoor at +65 6220 533 or email to habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg

DO YOU KNOW LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items will be kept for a maximum period of two months. However, items not claimed after a month from the date that they have been catalogued lost, will be disposed of, as storage for these lost items is severely limited.

PARKING IN THE CLUB Guests Parking

Members are requested to make prior arrangements by informing the Front Office staff of their guests’ vehicle registration numbers. Please note that guests are only allowed to park their vehicles on the open deck of the Multi Storey Car Park at the Main Clubhouse and is subject to space availability.

Members Parking

Similarly, members driving a vehicle that is not registered with the Club are requested to make prior arrangements by informing the Front Reception of their vehicle registration number. Members will then be issued a guest parking label; where they too, need to park at the open deck. THE TANGLIN CLUB

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2-DAY ECO-SCIENCE VACATION CAMP 21 & 22 JUNE, 10AM TO 5PM


MEMBERS’ PAGE

New Member Martin Nigel Edwards (left) with Proposer Dr Winston Oh.

From left: His Excellency Ari Olavi Heikkinen (Ambassador of Finland), Bridge Section Committee Member Lily Lim and Club President Sim Yong Chan.

From left: Proposer Colin Payne with New Members Angela Kay & Christopher Keith Daniells.

New Member Sten Ankarcrona (left) with Proposer Sanjiv Duggal.

New Member Nicholas James Hanley (left) with Proposer Gareth Davis.

From left: Magazine & Website Convenor Nan Sandford , New Members Michael John & Mara Beth Matthes , and Seconder Darcy McColl.

From left: New Members Sreeram Ranganathan Iyer and Veena Sreeram with Seconder Stefan Ho.

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New Member Tanya Raina (left) with Proposer Sarah Faruki.


MEMBERS’ PAGE

From left: Club President Sim Yong Chan, Helen Sim with Honorary Members Ferial Saad Hadi and His Excellency Andri Hadi. Proposer Deepak Nagrani (left) with New Member Muhammad Arshad Bhojani.

New Member Claire Fox (left) with Seconder Dr Gan Bing Swie.

Proposer Julian Keith Pearson (left) with New Member Anita Denise Pearson.

New Member Serene Mah Gek Quan (left) with Proposer Paul Christian Patrick Taurignan.

INTRODUCTION EVENING

ABSENT MEMBERS

2 JULY

We bid a fond farewell to our members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon.

We extend a warm welcome to our new members.

HONORARY MEMBERS

• Mr Michael Chu Siu Yin & Mrs Chu-Looi Hwee Lim • Mr Ian Mark Crowhurst & Ms Valery Wong • Mr Rodney Freed & Mrs Kathy Freed • Mr John Horsburgh & Mrs Margretta Pamella Horsburgh • Professor Robert Pho Wan Heng & Dr Pho-Tan Lay Koon

• His Excellency Ari Olavi Heikkinen (Ambassador of Finland)

TERM MEMBERS

• Sten & Sophia Ankarcrona • Muhammad Arshad Bhojani & Ameena Arshad • Christopher Keith & Angela Kay Daniells • Martin Nigel Edwards & Esme Mary Ann Parish • Dr James Stewart & Claire Fox • Nicholas James Hanley • Sreeram Ranganathan Iyer & Veena Sreeram • Michael John & Mara Beth Matthes • Tanya Raina & Rahul Kaul

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

• Serene Mah Gek Quan (Spouse of Paul Christian Patrick Taurignan) • Anita Denise Pearson (Spouse of Julian Keith Pearson)

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

TALES OF FORMULA ONE WITH STEVE SLATER WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER, 7PM TO 9PM AT THE WINE BAR

Steve Slater is a Formula One commentator for ESPN Star Sports for 12 seasons running, and his enthusiasm is evident in his 30-year journey of love for motor sports. From a hobby, it grew to become his career as an engineer, and then as a driver in club races and rallies, often in Mini Coopers and MG sports cars in the late 1970s. His career took another turn around the chicane, when he became a freelance writer, radio broadcaster and commentator and was fortunate to work alongside some of the greatest names in motor sports history: Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, and Jacques Villeneuve, just to name a few. If you’re a fan of Formula One, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity to hear the legends of the racetrack in a fun, candid and entertaining evening with Steve Slater. Look out for the following screenings at the Wet Bar: Sunday, 2 September, 8pm – Shell Belgian Circuit Sunday, 9 September, 8pm – Santander Italian Circuit Saturday, 22 September – Singapore Night Race Qualifying Rounds Sunday 23 September, 8pm – Singapore Circuit Price: $85 (Member) & $95 (Guest) Price inclusive of free-flow of MUMM Champagne. Featuring Butlered Canapes such as Boston Lobster Medallion with Caviar, Foie Gras au Tourchon and many more. Only limited seats available. Sponsored by MUMM Champagne.

SMART STUDY TECHNIQUES

SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST, 2PM AT WHEELHOUSE FUNCTION ROOM Do tests make you so nervous that you loose concentration and your brain seems to blank-out or freeze-up? If so, then How To Study Smart may help you to improve your studying skills, while increasing your grades and reducing stress. Smart Study Strategies has been designed for easy understanding and application at levels. Improve Your Grades! Reduce Study Time! Meet Your Goals! Some topics include: Understanding Your Study Pattern, Evaluating Study Skills, Setting Goals, Creating an Ideal Study Environment, Understanding What motivates you, Essential Reading Skills, Essential Time Management Skills and Stress Management. Price: $35 Suitable for children age 8 to 12 years. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg or vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

RAFFLES REGENCY TEA

THE TANGLIN CLUB CHOIR

THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 3PM TO 5PM, RAFFLES ROOM Step back in time to a romantic bygone era, with Strings East chamber group serenading you as you eat a delicious English Cream tea with scones, cream and strawberry jam. Watch a demonstration dance of the Minuet, and be entertained by the Dramatised Readings of Jane Austen. Adults only.

Auditions will take place on Monday, 27 August in the Churchill Room. Timings will be at 11pm to 12pm, 3pm to 5pm and 8pm to 9pm. Rehearsals will commence on 3 September, every Monday from 7.30pm to 9pm. If you are aged 18 years and above, and singing is your forte, grab a form from the Reception Counter and sign up now! We would love to have you with us as part of The Tanglin Club Choir.

Price: $25 (Member) & $30 (Guest).

COMING YOUR WAY

HALLOWEEN IS COMING

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER AT THEATRETTE CHILDREN (6 TO 13 YEARS) 6PM TO 8PM ADULTS 7.30PM TO 11PM What lingers at the 13th Row? Block your calendar and get your costumes ready for an evening of shrieks and screams as The Tanglin Club brings to you "Fright Night in Terror Theatre".

FORMAL BALL

SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER Have a “Ball” of a time in a night of graceful dancing and merry- making.

EVENT DISCLAIMER

Please note that reservations for all Club events must be in written form and submitted to the Events Department prior to the date of the cancellation period. There is no guarantee of placement or seats for walk-ins on the day of event. The organisers, sponsors, management and staff will not be held liable for late cancellation, overbooking, force majeure or any other situation beyond their control. Cancellation Policy – Unless otherwise stated, cancellation period is two weeks before the date of event. Full charges apply for any cancellation done after. All cancellation has to be in written form. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg or vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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The Perfect Hands-On Moisturising Workshop Thursday, 30 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm & 3pm to 5pm Join us on a journey of discovery to having invigorated skin: a skincare workshop on how to achieve softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. What’s more, there will be a delectable selection of pastries and desserts to tantalise your taste buds. In appreciation of your registration for our workshop, receive an exclusive door gift and a $60 voucher to redeem for La Mer products.

Price: $95 (Member) & $100 (Guest). Be among the privileged few to receive a complimentary ‘Eye Therapy Treatment’, worth $150, if you are one of the first 40 Members to register successfully for the Perfect Hands-On Moisturising Workshop

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

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ARE YOU

GAME ENOUGH? Admirer. Supporter. Enthusiast. Fanatic. Whichever class of sports fan you belong to, there is no way on this good green earth that you’re going to miss the biggest sports event in the entire world. An event created to celebrate the spirit of mankind in all its glory, on battlefields where the best reach higher to achieve the pinnacle in human achievement. You don’t have to travel halfway around the globe; cheer for your favourite sports warriors in the comfy confines of your favourite Club, surrounded by your closest chums with good chow and cold, cold beers. You have what it takes to last through the tournaments? Do you have the right stuff to take part in our challenges, to see into the future and reveal the winners, before anyone else can? Do you think you can step up to the challenge? Are you GAME enough?

The London 2012 Olympics From 27 July to 12 August

Screenings of ‘live’ and repeat telecasts of events on major television channels at the Terrace Bar and Tangles restaurant. Sate your hunger and quench your thirst while watching the Games with our promotion of 6 bottles of Heineken Beer at $52, or one jug of Tiger Beer at $35, which includes snacks from our snack menu: Onion Rings, French Fries, Chicken Wings and deep-fried Calamari with Marinara Sauce.


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he Tanglin Club magazine continues to update its readers on the latest news, upcoming events, new promotions and recent events, as well as interesting articles from its Members, on a monthly basis. The magazine is offered free to Active Members residing in Singapore, and as paid subscription to several Absent Members overseas. For the convenience of Members, a digital version of the magazine is also available on the Club’s website (http://www.tanglinclub.org.sg/e-magazine.html), and is readable on virtually every type of computer platform - from personal computers to tablets and smartphones. In the interests of preserving the environment, and economising the creation of the magazine, while continuing to offer Members the same high standard of quality articles and images, we offer Members a cost-saving and environmentally friendly alternative by unsubscribing to the printed copy of the magazine, and downloading or viewing the digital version online. To unsubscribe, please write in to the Club’s Marketing & Communications Department at habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg, stating your name and Membership number. We hope to achieve a greater usage of assets which will go a long way towards reducing our impact on the environment, as well as reducing our printing and distribution costs. THE TANGLIN CLUB

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CLUB HOURS CHURCHILL ROOM Sunday to Friday Lunch: Noon to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Tuesday to Friday (Closed on Mondays) Dinner: 7pm to midnight (Last order: 10.30pm) Saturday Lunch: Closed Dinner: 7pm to 1am (Last order: 11pm) Sunday Brunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: 6pm to 9.30pm For reservations, please contact Food & Beverage Dept at 66220432 or email to rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg DELI LOUNGE Daily 10.30am to 11pm (Last order: 10.30 pm)) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed. TANGLES Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm (No food service from 3pm to 5pm) Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday 8am to 11pm Walk-in only. No reservation allowed. TAVERN RESTAURANT Daily Lunch: 12noon to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Sunday to Thursday Dinner: 6pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11pm) Friday Dinner: 6pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11pm) Saturday Dinner: 6pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11.30pm) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed. TAVERN BAR Monday to Thursday 12pm to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday 12pm to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Saturday 11am to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Sunday 11am to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed. TERRACE RESTAURANT Sunday, Thursday & Friday 7pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11pm) Saturday 7pm to 12am (Last food order:11.30pm) Sunday 12pm to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed. TERRACE BAR Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday & Saturday 12pm to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.

WHEELHOUSE RESTAURANT Daily Breakfast: 7.30am to 10.30am Lunch: 12noon to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (Last food order: 10pm) Indian Kitchen: 11am to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9.30pm (weekdays) 11am to 9.30pm (weekends & Public Holidays) MAIN LIBRARY Weekday 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 3pm Closed on public holidays. JUNIOR LIBRARY Tuesday to Friday, & public holidays 12pm to 7pm Saturday 9am to 7pm Sunday 11am to 7pm (Closed on Mondays) READING ROOM Daily 9am to 11pm (Last order: 10pm) BILLIARDS ROOM Daily 12pm to 11pm CARD ROOM Daily 8am to 12.30pm GYMNASIUM Daily 6am to 10pm JACKPOT ROOM Daily 10am to 11pm PLAYROOM Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 7pm Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 9am to 8pm (Closed on Mondays) SWIMMING POOL Daily 7am to 10.30pm SQUASH COURTS Daily 7.30am to 10pm TENNIS COURTS Daily 7am to 11pm LAWN BOWLS GREEN Daily 7am to 11pm CINEMA Friday 8pm, Saturday 6pm & 9pm & Sunday 2.30pm & 8pm HAIR SALON Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month 10am to 6pm Closed on 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month & public holidays. SPA BOTANICA TANGLIN Mondays to Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am to 8pm Thursdays 10am to 9pm Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10am to 8pm GENERAL OFFICE Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.15pm Closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

KEY CONTACTS FRONT OFFICE / RECEPTION Contact person: Nantha Kumar (Senior Member Services Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0555 Email: nantha.kumar@tanglin-club.org. sg (General Enquiries), reservations@ tanglin-club.org.sg (Room Reservations) FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Contact person: Rozita Abu Bakar (F&B Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0432 / 0431 / 0433 Email: rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg EVENTS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Tina Supri (Events Manager) / Vanitar Sindaya (Events Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0437 / 0438 Email: tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg / vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg BANQUET DEPARTMENT Contact person: Jeffrey Lewin (Asst. Banquet Operations Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0433 Email: cateringsales@tanglin-club.org.sg FINANCE DEPARTMENT Contact persons: Wendy Lim and Jamil Amat (Accounts Executives) Tel: 65 6622 0418/0420 Emails: wendy.lim@tanglin-club.org.sg / jamil.amat@tanglin-club.org.sg COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Habib Mansoor (Communications Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0533 Email: habib.mansoor@tanglin-club. org.sg LIBRARY Contact person: Agnes Louis (Library Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0494 Email: agnes.louis@tanglin-club.org.sg MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT Contact person: Laura Monteiro (Membership Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0490 Email: laura.monteiro@tanglin-club. org.sg SPORTS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Contact person: Christine Koh (S&R Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0570 Email: christine.koh@tanglin-club.org.sg SECURITY DEPARTMENT Contact person: Lincoln Lowe (Security Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0556 Email: lincoln.lowe@tanglin-club.org.sg EXECUTIVE OFFICE Contact person: Julie Goh (Executive Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0402 Email: julie.goh@tanglin-club.org.sg


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he Churchill Supper Club. It redefines your sensory experience. Taste becomes precise. Sounds stir the emotions. Touch becomes a lightning rod for you to take over the dance floor.

*The Churchill Supper Club opens its doors to all Members and their guests on every Friday and Saturday, except on days when the Churchill Room is booked for private functions. Members are advised to check the calendar of events in the monthly magazine when they’re planning their exciting evenings.

Presenting Penny Lane, Our New Resident Band

Swing and groove to the beat with music from Penny Lane, the Club’s new resident band. Penny Lane’s bandleader, Jap Chong, is a famous celebrity, being an original member of the Quests in the 1960s.

Feast & Dine

Dine on sumptuous spreads from a variety of menus from a 4-course set to a semi-a la carte menu, designed especially for the Supper Club. Sample a Seafood Indulgence Tower on Ice, a sizzling Ribeye, Seared King Scallops and Stewed Escargots, just to name a few. Do note, though, that the 4-course set and semi-a la carte dinner is limited to 60 people. Reservations are recommended. For patrons who prefer not to dine, they need only pay a cover charge of $18.80 per person, which includes canapés and a house pour.

Prosecco & Canapes

Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm to 8pm Treat yourself to Crabmeat Rillette with Caviar, Terrine of Foie Gras, and freshlyshucked oyster and wash it down with glasses of Prosecco, before you hit the dance floor. Price: $32 per person. Price includes 2 glasses of Prosecco and Canapes.


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On the monthly Social Dancing evening, the buffet menu is available at $40 for Members and $50 for guests. For patrons who prefer not to dine, they need only pay a cover charge of $18.80 per person, which includes canapés and a house pour. Check out page 19 for more details.

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SUPPER CLUB JAZZ EVENING

THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER , 7PM TO 11PM Join us for an evening of jazzmatazz with top performing jazz artists in Singapore, Richard Jackson and Alemay Fernandez. Supported by the superb 4 pc band, Jazz Connection, they will certainly complement your palate with a flavourful evening of soulful listening.

THE STAGE CLUB PRESENTS

A RIGHT ROYAL DINNER THEATRE WITH A TOUCH OF CLASS – KINGS, QUEENS, HEIRS & GRACES

Price: $80 (Member) & $95 (Guest).

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER 7.30PM

DIWALI CONCERT EVENING Coming to the Club on Friday, 2 November. Mark your calendar for a night of good music.

A gourmet experience interspersed with light entertainment – comedy, songs, monologues, skits, melodrama and more! Price: $80 (Member) & $95 (Guest).


Every Sunday in August, 6pm at the Churchill Room Celebrate all things Singaporean in the whole month of August as we enjoy our nation’s 47th year of independence with a lip-smacking list of Singaporean cuisine, both original and fusion. Gather friends and family around, too, with our attractive oer of one child eating for free for every two adult patrons. It's makan time!

Price: $35 (Adult) & $17 (Child).


NATIONAL DAY BUFFET LUNCH & DINNER Thursday,, 9 August, Thursday, Thur Th ugu gust, gust t 12pm for lunch ch h & 6pm pm for fo f dinner dinne inn at Tangles. Indulge yourself in unique local flavours like Bak Kut Teh, Hokkien Mee, Roti Prata, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nonya Laksa and more mouth-watering delights in commemoration of the nation’s 47th year of independence. Drop by in the evening for a dinner buffet, complete with ‘live’ screening of the National Day Parade on the big screen!

Price: $35 (Adult) & $19.80 (Child).


FOOD & BEVERAGE VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAM CHAMPAGNE PROM PROMOTION AVAILABLE AT TERRACE AVAILA BAR & T TANGLES

Veuve Clicquot champagnes are often recognised as the world’s first “modern” champagnes for its contemporary manufacturing techniques pioneered by Veuve Clicquot. Suitably priced for a French champagne, Veuve Clicquot champagnes are available for Tanglin Club Members at the Terrace Bar and Tangles.

BOSTON LOBSTER PROMOTION

AVAILABLE FROM 1 TO 31 AUGUST, AT THE TAVERN

Price:$78 per bottle

The classic crustacean is once again available for diners’ delight in the Tavern. Seafood specialists will sate themselves with a fine lobster dinner, specially prepared by our Chefs. Price: $88 (Lobster Thermidor) & $82 (Grill Lobster).

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

SUNDAY, 26 AUGUST, 11.30AM TO 2.30PM AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM Thank goodness for Sundays, when you can find the time to rest and relax with friends and family. If you have had a tough and hectic week, some good food and good company will most surely rejuvenate you for the week ahead!

WINE CIRCLE EVENTS Friday, 24 August, 7pm at Raffles Room Tasting Wines Across 3 Continents Friday, 19 October, 7pm at Raffles Room Tasting of Burgundies with Casper Bowes Friday, 30 November, 7pm at Churchill Room Wine Circle Gala Dinner

Price: $85 (Adult with champagne), $45 (Adult without champagne) & $22.50 (Children below age 12). Free-flow of champagne, beer and wine. Last day for cancellation: 21 August 2012.

CAKE OF THE MONTH

SAINT HONORÉ CAKE

AVAILABLE FOR DINE-IN OR TAKE-AWAY IN AUGUST AT THE DELI LOUNGE Named for the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré, this classic dessert is a ring of pâte à choux sitting on small baked cream puffs dipped in caramelised sugar. If your sweet tooth is tingling for a taste, don’t wait, get the whole cake! Price: $38.80 (whole cake) and $5 (per slice).

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 66220432 or email rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

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DAILY SET LUNCH AT TANGLES AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Choose between a Asian or Western set for your lunch at Tangles. With so many dishes to choose from, you’ll be coming back to Tangles every day for your lunch! Asian Set - $14.80 or Western Set - $15.80 Set lunch includes soup, main course, dessert and choice of coffee or tea.

SOCIAL DANCING AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM FRIDAY,10 AUGUST, 7PM TO 11.30PM

If you have ‘happy feet’ and want to re-live the good old days of showing off your dance routines, the Churchill Room is the perfect venue for you. The Churchill Room has a rich history of Club Members dancing the night away in the myriad of events held at the Club. Bring along a partner, have a sumptuous meal, and let your feet take you away, as you waltz to the music. Price with Buffet: $40 (Member) & $50 (Guest). Price without Buffet: $18.80 per person. Includes one glass of house pour and canapes. Please note that any cancellation must be made three working days before the date of the Social Dancing event. Full charges will be applied for any cancellation done after this period.

CURRY TIFFIN BUFFET

DE-STEFANI PROSECCO ZERO GRAN CUVEE PROMOTION

EVERY SUNDAY, 11.30AM TO 2.30PM AT TANGLES

The iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes its comeback in the Club. Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of old Malayan cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, with the taste of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys.

AVAILABLE AT ALL BARS

Prosecco is an excellent wine for any occasion, and its intense aromatic scent and crisp flavours of fruit makes it THE choice of drink for all the parties you’re planning for this year. Get yours by the crate-load at our special price to our Members.

Featuring a selection of Malayan Curries, Roti Prata and classic dessert favourites like Gula Melaka and Banana Fritters with honey.

Price: $50 per bottle.

Price: $26 (Adult) & $15 (Child). Price includes freeflow of soft drinks.

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSURE

The Churchill Room will be closed for dinner on 17, 18, 24 & 31 August, and for both lunch and dinner on 9 August. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 66220432 or email rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

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FEATURE

OPERA VIVA PRESENTS AN OPERA IN 2 ACTS MUSIC by JOHN SHARPLEY

LIBRETTO by CLUB MEMBER ROBERT YEO

FENCES 18 & 19 AUGUST, 7.30PM AT THE LEE FOUNDATION THEATRE, NAFA CAMPUS 3, 151 BENCOOLEN STREET

Steven Lee , from Singapore, and Nora Ibrahim, from Kuala Lumpur (KL), meet in Malaya Hall in London in the early 1960s and fall in love. At the same time, Singapore and KL are involved in negotiations for the city state to be a part of Malaysia. Steven is charming and flirtatious, Nora devout but has also liberal views. Both return home, tell their parents and meet with objections from their fathers, though their mothers are sympathetic. Nora’s father, Ibrahim, arranges for a suitor for Nora and Steven is hurt in riots in Geylang Serai. Mrs Lee informs Nora and she manages to go Singapore and is met in the

Tanjong Pagar Railway by Steven. During this period, Singapore-KL relations take a turn for the worse. This story is a take on the Romeo and Juliet theme in the tumultuous 60s when race, religion and politics threaten the lives of the lovers. Akiko Otao as Nora Ibrahim and David Quah as Steven Lee star in the lead roles. Tickets are available through www.operaviva.com.sg / www.eventclique.com Hotline: (65) 6602 9900 Peter Koh Library Convenor

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ADVERTISE IN THE TANGLIN CLUB MAGAZINE

The Tanglin Club Magazine offers exclusive advertising space for members. As an advertising vehicle for quality products and services, it has few equals in Singapore. With a circulation of about 4,500 copies and readership of about 18,000, the magazine reaches corporate leaders from different industries and backgrounds. Advertising spaces available include: Premium Positions - Outside Back Cover, Inside Front Cover and Inside Back Cover • Run-of-Press - Full Page, Half Page and Quarter Page. For those interested in advertising with us, please contact Habib Mansoor at tel: 66220533 or email: habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg


FEATURE

Tang Dynasty Poem

“Southernmost Mountain Retreat” by Wang Wei (699-759)

唐詩 終南別業 王維 699-759) Interpretation by Teo Beng E

In middle age, I followed the Way to retire in old age out of the way. Wandering aimlessly through nature only to discover a new life feature. At a wooded spring creek perfect that passing clouds seek to reflect, perchance to meet an old woodcutter who laughs with me in idle chatter, which makes nothing else matter.

中歲頗好道 晚家南山陲 興來每獨往 勝事空自知 行到水窮處 坐看雲起時 偶然值林叟 談笑無還期

The ancients of the Tang dynasty learned to cherish the little pleasures, where maturity’s enduring treasures were buried in the corners of humanity. Now we retreat not to places exotic; here’s the Club, a hub of liveliness, to alleviate the rigors of slothfulness. Come meet a woodcutter empathetic.

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With its perfect location, the Club’s 16 well-appointed suites, some with balconies and pool-view, are a logical choice for Members and Guests visiting Singapore. What’s more, enjoy the following: • Buffet Breakfast for each person• In-room Espresso Machine • Complimentary Minibar • Complimentary Wired and Wireless Internet Access • IDD Telephone • DVD Player • iDevices Docking Station with Radio and Alarm Clock • 42” LED TV with Cable TV Channels • In-room Safe • Iron/ Ironing Board • Hairdryer • Daily Morning Newspaper


CALENDAROFEVENTS MONDAY

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BOSTON LOBSTER PROMOTION Available from 1 to 31 August, at the Tavern

CAKE OF THE MONTH SAINT-HONORE CAKE Available for dine-in or take-away in August at the Deli Lounge

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INTRODUCTION EVENING 6pm at the raffles room. DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

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9 NATIONAL DAY

TENNIS BRING-A-GUEST NIGHT 6pm at the Tennis Courts.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

TENNIS NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green..

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DAILY SET LUNCH 11.30am to 2.30pm, Mondays to Fridays at Tangles.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room. oom..

20 HARI RAYA PUASA MOVIE: HAPPY FEET TWO at the Theatrette.

Special matinee screening

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BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

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CHEF’S SPECIAL 12pm to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9.30pm, Mondays to Fridays at the Wheelhouse.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY

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SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

THE TANGLIN CLUB CHOIR AUDITIONS 11am to 12pm, 3pm to 5pm & 8pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room

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LA MER THE PERFECT HANDS-ON MOISTURISING WORKSHOP 10.30am to 12.30pm & 3pm to 5pm.


August 2012 FRIDAY

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MOVIE: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

DE-STEFANI PROSECCO PROMOTION Every Friday & Saturday, 6pm to 8pm at the Churchill Bar.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

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MOVIE: KALLANG ROAR at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: KALLANG ROAR at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: KALLANG ROAR at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

FAMILY SUNDAY BRUNCH & DINNER at the Churchill Room.

DE-STEFANI PROSECCO PROMOTION Every Friday & Saturday, 6pm to 8pm at the Churchill Bar.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at Lawn Bowl Green.

Sherlock Holmes 2

31 August, 1 & 2 September

The Vow

7, 8 & 9 September

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room. SOCIAL DANCING AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM 7pm to 11.30pm. Buffet dinner only.

Melancholia

14, 15 & 16 September

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MOVIE: HAPPY FEET TWO at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: HAPPY FEET TWO at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: HAPPY FEET TWO at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

TENNIS HARI RAYA CELEBRATION 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. GOLF ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 12pm at SICC New Course.

JULY & AUGUST SQUASH BIRTHDAY BASH 3pm at the Beer Garden.

MOVIE: THE HELP at the Theatrette. WINE CIRCLE - TASTING WINES ACROSS 3 CONTINENTS 7pm at the Raffles Room.

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CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR DINNER

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Money Ball

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAY

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SMART STUDY TECHNIQUES 2pm at the Wheelhouse Function Room.

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room.

MOVIE: THE HELP at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: THE HELP at the Theatrette.

Hugo

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CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSURE

The Churchill Room will be closed on 9 August, for dinner on 17 August, and for private functions on 18, 24 & 31 August.

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MOVIE: SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 at the Theatrette. INTER-SECTION GOLF TOURNAMENT 12pm at Warren Golf & Country Club.

MAIN LIBRARY CLOSURE CURRY TIFFIN BUFFET 11.30am to 2.30pm, every Sunday at Tangles

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION

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The Main Library will be closed on 19 and 20 August, due to the Hari Raya Puasa holidays.


BILLIARDS & BALUT BILLIARDS Our Section had just concluded the Annual Senior Handicap Snooker Competition on 6 July. It was an exciting final between Captain Ho W.T. and Mr John Yeo, with Captain Ho just managing to win against a sprightly John Yeo. Well done to everyone who took part! July has started out promising with the new Billiards Committee getting together to firm up the Billiards Calendar for the year ahead. Do watch out for the events to come, of which, one of the highlights will be our overseas tour!

Our Birthday girl, Nina.

Mid-way through the season and the leader board shows (based on 3 best scores): 1. Sapinah Hughes (1896) 2. Zoeb Sadiq (1832) 3. Sethuraman G. (1832) 4. Grace Goh (1831) 5. Deepa Gupta (1800) Five more games to go, and plenty lenty to go for!

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BALUT The new Balut committee held its first meeting and housekeeping and menus were high on the agenda. The provision of vittles is serious business and The Tanglin Club should not fall short in the provision of delicacies during invitation games. Housekeeping included the state of the dice being thumped, and the cups doing the thumping. A note of thanks and appreciation was also recorded for the outgoing committee. With the meeting over, it was back to more serious matters at hand – the monthly Balut game. This time around after much gnashing of the teeth and nervous dice landing the wrong sequences, Sethuraman bashed in the highest score of 650, and Sapinah gracefully totted up the highest column score of 147. The Kelong Choir is on summer break and hence the lack of musical undertone for the evening.

Inter-Club league hosted by NUSS Wednesday,15 August Monthly Competition Friday, 31 August,7pm at the Card Room Inter-Club league hosted by Tanglin Club Wednesday, 19 September at Raffles Room Monthly Competition Friday, 28 September, 7pm at the Card Room Staff vs Members Date to be confirmed

Vikram Raman Balut Section Committee Member mber

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BRIDGE

SUMMER LUNCH AND BRIDGE GAME On Monday 11 June, 58 Members and Guests gathered in the Raffles Room for the final event organised by the outgoing committee under the leadership of Mrs Rohini Arya. For some people, the Summer Lunch is a last chance to play before going off on vacation, for others it is simply one of the outstanding seasonal events on our Bridge Calendar. Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch during which Mrs Lily Lim, the incoming Convenor, thanked Mrs Arya and her team for all their hard work and dedication and Mrs Arya responded by welcoming the new committee and by wishing them Good Luck in their new positions. Everyone then moved to the card tables to enjoy an exciting afternoon of Bridge directed by Liu I Nan who kept us updated with some very close results until finally the following results were announced:

Mrs Sharon Gray has accepted the position with Mrs Susan McDonnell as her Deputy. It has also been decided that the Tuesday Social Bridge Group will now be known as the Tuesday Novice Bridge Group. Susan McDonnell Deputy Bridge Convenor

1st Place – Anjna Beri and Kavita Butalia 2nd Place – Rupa Natarajan and Dulhari Uppal 3rd Place – David White and Marion White Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of such an enjoyable event! In addition, it has been announced that Mrs Lily Lim has decided to stand down as Convenor of the Bridge Committee and that

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DARTS

DARTS PRESENTATION, DINNER AND THE SOCIAL DANCING NIGHT AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM

A strenuous and hard-fought 3rd Annual Darts season finally came to an end late May 2012. Thoughts then turned to the trophy presentation night, which had a special significance this year, following the growing interest of many of our newcomers. We are proud to declare that we have 100 members in our Darts Section. We darters delightfully met at the tastefully refurbished Churchill Room. Splendid trophies were given away to the winners in all categories. Congratulations, winners! Well done, and thanks to our Convenor MC Cheong for hosting the memorable evening. We enjoyed a sumptuous meal listening to the ‘live’ music band in the company of our darts friends. The evening was well attended. We were also delighted

to watch the graceful dancers on the floor. Most of us joined in the fun and danced the night away. Then again, on Saturday 7 July the enthusiastic darters met to enjoy their monthly friendly games at the Tangles. As usual the tasty food and refreshments kept the darts players happy and active. Many thanks to the organisers for their generosity in giving vouchers to everyone. Food for thought… Anyone who is willing to have fun, good company and play regularly can enjoy the game of darts. You can be of any size, shape and age. Unlike many games of skill, darts is more of an equaliser with respect to the aspects of strength, endurance, speed and agility. Darts is a wonderful game for

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all ages and gender is of no particular advantage. Well done, to all competitors! Sepalika Kumarasinghe Darts Section Member


133 RECIPROCAL CLUBS AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE

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

BANGLADESH

HONG KONG • American Club • Hong Kong Club • Hong Kong Football Club • Ladies’ Recreation Club

INDIA

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

INDONESIA

BALI • Canggu Club JAKARTA • International Sports Club of Indonesia

KUCHING, SARAWAK • Sarawak Club NEGRI SEMBILAN • Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club • Royal Sungei Ujong Club PENANG • Penang Club • Penang Sports Club • Penang Swimming Club

MONACO

MONTE CARLO • Yacht Club de Monaco

NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND • The Northern Club CHRISTCHURCH • The Christchurch Club

DUNEDIN

• The Dunedin Club NAPIER • Hawke’s Bay Club

PAKISTAN

DUBLIN • Kildare Street & University Club

LAHORE • The Lahore Gymkhana • The Punjab Club Lahore

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

ITALY

PHILIPPINES

CHINA

NAIROBI • Muthaiga Club

DHAKA • Dhaka Club

CANADA

BEIJING • Beijing American Club

FRANCE

PARIS • Cercle de L’Union Interalliée

GERMANY

HAMBURG • Der Ubersee Club BERLIN • International Club of Berlin

IRELAND

ROME • Circolo del Ministero Degli Affari Esteri

JAPAN

KOBE • Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club TOKYO • Tokyo American Club YOKOHAMA • Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

KENYA

KOREA

SEOUL • Seoul Club

MALAYSIA

IPOH • Kelab Diraja Ipoh – Royal Ipoh Club KUALA LUMPUR • Kelab Taman Perdana – Royal Lake Club • Royal Selangor Club • The Raintree Club of Kuala Lumpur

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

SPAIN

BARCELONA • Circulo Ecuestre

SRI LANKA

COLOMBO • Colombo Club • Colombo Swimming Club NURWARA ELIYA • The Hill Club

SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN • Kelvin Grove Club DURBAN • Durban Club JOHANNESBURG • The Country Club Johannesburg SANDTON • Inanda Club

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM • Sallskapet

GOTEBORG • The Royal Bachelors Club

TAIWAN

TAIPEI • American Club in China

THAILAND

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI • The Club

UNITED KINGDOM

ABERDEEN • Royal Northern & University Club EDINBURGH • The New Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Royal Scots Club GLASGOW • The Western Club LIVERPOOL • The Athenaeum LONDON • Army & Navy Club • Carlton Club • East India Club • Naval & Military Club • Oriental Club • The Royal Air Force Club • The Athenaeum • The Caledonian Club • The Calvary & Guards Club • The Hurlingham Club • The Lansdowne Club • The Naval Club • The New Cavendish Club • The Reform Club • The Royal Automobile Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Sloane Club • Oxford & Cambridge Club NORWICH • The Norfolk Club OXFORDSHIRE • Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames

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

VIETNAM

HANOI • The Hanoi Club

UNITED STATES

BOSTON • Harvard Club of Boston • Union Club of Boston CHICAGO • The University Club

More information about these clubs are available in the Reading Room and on our website at www.tanglinclub.org.sg


DANCING

Dazzling Ballroom Night SATURDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM Special Performance by world renowned dancer Andrey Gorbunov from Russia. There will be more room to dance with the addition of a mobile dance floor, so grab your partner and head down to the Churchill Room! Booking is required. Look out for more information in our Newsbites emails or call Arziz at 6622 0593.

Beginner Waltz Class Every Thursday starting from 6 September 7pm to 8pm

Ballroom Dancing Lesson

Beginner Cha Cha Class Every Thursday starting from 6 September 8.15pm to 9.15pm Intermediate Rumba Class Every Tuesday starting from 4 September 7pm to 8pm Intermediate Waltz Class Every Tuesday starting from 4 September 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Duration of Lesson: 8 sessions per class.

at Multi-Purpose Hall

Price: $107 (Member) & $128.40 (Guest). Classes require a minimum of 10 participants to begin. Instructor: Andrey Gorbunov

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FITNESS

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FITNESS

FIGHTING

by the fearless warriors of ancient times in Thailand. Nowadays many people around the world in most gyms are seen to use it for their personal goals of losing body weight, fats and keep looking fighting fit everyday! From the young to the old, everyone knows the benefits of training dynamically and keeping you mentally and physically fit. Muay Thai uses punches, elbows, knees and even kicks thus making it a great way to get a very dynamic workout each time! It is also great for people who are wanting to work their coordination, agility, reaction time and of course increased cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance! Muay Thai can be catered to both old and young student as you work with our personal trainers to help you achieve maximum results. While all the hype of Muay Thai are mostly on how dangerous and how high injury prone the activity is, rest assured that our trainers have gone through extensive training to train from absolute beginners to high levels of skill safely. If you are ready for a metabolically challenging and stress relieving time in the gym call the gym for more info or you can approach our friendly personal trainers in the gym! Not too sure if it’s for you either? Ask us for a 30 minutes trial session! Have your guards on and see you in the gym! Jab, our freelance trainer, is currently the most active personal trainer in Muay Thai, running teaching courses to students from all over the world on techniques and progressions. He can be seen in our aerobics studio in the gym having bouts of muay thai session, so if you would like to see how it’s done you can drop by and see him in action getting his daily beating from his happy clients! He advocates safety and training smart not hard to students who wants to reach their goals faster as there will always be tomorrow to train!

FIT

Ever sat and wondered if you could box and kick like the scenes in movies without the shin breaking, inner thigh splits and not moving in a kick position unless told by the guru? Does your everyday gym sessions look like this: Warm up 5-10 minutes, cardio for 45mins and lift some weights for some 15-20 minutes? Not making enough reasons to gym?, or just having to go through the workout, not losing any weight after doing so for the past eleven months. It is time to try something more dynamic, metabolically challenging and a sure way to distress. Muay Thai was first used by the imperial guards of Thailand, also known around the world as Thai boxing, is an ancient art of self-defense that was created and tested in battle

TIP OF THE MONTH:

NO PROBLEM ATTITUDE In a recent interview with Dr John Berardi of Precision Nutrition, a company which has helped more than 10,000 clients lose more than 180,000lbs of fat, said something which really resonated within me. He calls it adopting a “No Problem” attitude to exercise. The following is an excerpt of the interview, “I’ve been working out regularly for almost 25 years. And, while I like to put in 4-6 total hours of exercise each week, I don’t always get that much time. Busy day? No problem, at lunchtime I’ll run up and jog down the hill outside my office for 15 minutes. No equipment? No problem, I’ll just do high rep body weight squats and pushups for 20 minutes. No change of clothes? No problem, I’ll just do 10 pushups every hour throughout the day so I don’t get sweaty. Wife wants to spend quality time together during a scheduled workout? No problem, we’ll go for a long fast-paced walk together. Most of my workouts are done at the gym (or at the local track). But, if life presents a challenge, it’s no problem. There’s always something I can do to get a great workout.” Having become a father of two over the last 2 years and working average of 12 to 13hours per day, I have adopted similar attitude towards my own training. It’s not about having the “perfect workout” but its about being consistent and getting some exercise done. Like what strength coach Mike Boyle once said “A bad program done consistently is better than a good program done inconsistently.” Lewis Toh Gym Supervisor

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GOLF

120 TEE OFF AT INTER-SOCIAL CLUB TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, 25 MAY AT SELETAR COUNTRY CLUB The Tanglin Club joined the Changi Beach Club, Chinese Swimming Club, Serangoon Gardens Country Club, Singapore Recreation Club and Singapore Cricket Club to compete for the Inter-Social Club Golf Tournament on Friday 25 May. Held at the beautifully landscaped Seletar Country Club, a total of 120 players teed-off in a shot-gun formation. From the outset, the emphasis was more on camaraderie as there was a lot of banter and socialising on the course. The dinner that followed allowed even more mixing and together with the generous portions of beer and whiskey available, a wonderful time was had by one and all. For the record, The Tanglin Club came in 5th out of the 7 teams with our top two players being Daniel Hayward and Chris Steffens. Well done, lads!

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GOLF

CHALLENGING THE RAFFLES FRIDAY, 29 JUNE 2012 AT RAFFLES COUNTRY CLUB

The in-house golf tournament for June attracted 20 players to the Raffles Country Club. As usual, the game was followed by dinner which was held at Stamford Hall 3. Congratulations to our two top winners Patrick Kwek and Robert Chng!

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Golf Section

Overseas Trip to Kunming-LiJiang 11 to 16 October

6 Days, 5 Nights with all meals included. 4 rounds of golf. Play golf at Sunshine Golf Club, Ancient Town Hall Golf Club, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club and Stone Forest Golf Club. Fly by Silkair and stay at Golden Eagle Sumit Hotel and Lijiang International Hotel. Limited to 20 golfers; registrations close on 1 September 2012. Price: $2,968 Single, $2,684 Twin Sharing Non-Golf Section Members add $200 For more information, please contact Christine Koh at 6622 0570 or email christine.koh@tanglin-club.org.sg

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club at Lijiang. Part of the Day 3 itinerary


GOLF

Coutts Tanglin Club Annual Golf Championship 2012

Friday, 17 August at Singapore Island Country Club (New Course) Price: $180 (Golf Section Member) & $68 (Golf Section & SICC Members). Price includes lunch, golf, $2000 lucky draw and dinner at the Churchill Room. For booking and information, please contact Christine Koh at 66220570 or Arziz Kamsani at 66220593. Coutts is delighted to sponsor the Tanglin Club’s golf section A pioneer in private banking, Coutts serves clients from over 40 offices across the world offering tailored wealth management, banking THE and trust TANGLIN CLUBservices.

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LAWN BOWLS

Friendly vs SCC.

Bowling on the Padang.

LAWN BOWLS MEMBERS VS STAFF The fun event of June was the friendly match played with the staff when nine enthusiastic volunteers, some snazzily dressed, including General Manager Roy Higgs, were mixed with nine Section Members to form three rinks of triples. There was plenty of laughter as well as an impressive display of skill from all three rinks. Prizes were awarded to all participants representing the staff, none of which was undeserved. Winners, runners-up, highest scores, largest margins, smallest margins all were amply rewarded so that a good time was had by all. Make sure you take part again next year and be sure to bring your pals with you!

ADVENTURES ON THE PADANG On the first Sunday of July we visited the Singapore Cricket Club to play a no-holdsbarred friendly which is always a challenge because the Padang green is so very different from our home turf. Nonetheless we performed exceptionally well winning

Lawn Bowls Members vs Staff.

three of the six rinks and thereby sharing the honours. Shot margins on the three losing rinks were a little embarrassing but our sporting hosts, particularly convenor George Abrahams, preferred to ignore what he regarded as a minor matter. The after match hospitality was, as usual uninhibited and a good time was had by all.

hurry, hurry if you want to take part Talk with S&R now! Happy bowling John Child Lawn Bowls Section Secretary

BEER, BOWLS AND BARBEQUE The recent innovation of Beer, Bowls and Barbeque has enabled a number of new bowlers to find their way to the Green where they entered into a session of instruction and familiarisation with the sport. This contributed to the generation of an appetite and thirst for both participants and instructors. The two meetings we have had so far were well received so that further sessions will be held in the coming months.

ROYAL BANGKOK SPORTS CLUB There are still a few days to enroll for this fixture which will take place over the weekend 9, 10 and 11 August at RSBC. Hurry,

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The Beer, Bowls and Barbeque.


SCUBA

Tioman Berjaya Hotel

Learning to swim before learning to dive

THE MALAYSIA TIOMAN DIVING TRIP 6 TO 8 JULY

Eleven members of The Tanglin Club, including five nondiving family members joined our recent Malaysia Tioman trip on the weekend starting 6 July. We had a delicious dinner stop at Kota Tinggi before retiring for a night's rest in the fishing town of Mersing. We made our way to Tioman via ferry for a comfortable weekend at the Berjaya Resort. We began our dives after a quick lunch while non-divers headed to the resort for a relaxing afternoon. The overcast skies and heavy afternoon rains affected underwater visibility. Despite such conditions, our divers managed to spot groups of large yellow-fin barracuda, pickhandle barracuda, trevally, a friendly turtle and even a black tip shark. After our final Sunday morning dive, we started our journey back to Singapore. (From left to right) Kenny Quek, Chu Hui Wen, Celine Quek, Grace Wong

(From left to right) Yasmin Alsagoff, Faris Alsagoff, Dania Alsagoff

(From left to right) Conor, McCoole, Anand McCoole, Thanade McCoole

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SWIMMING We all know that swimming is a great exercise. Swimming is a life time sport that benefits the body and the whole person. Swimming is low impact and almost an injury-free exercise. You are almost weightless in the water and stress is taken off your knees and ankles. Swimming is also a great cardiovascular exercise and it builds endurance and muscle strength. Swimming is good for the mind and helps to relax a person. Water provides an almost silent environment, giving you a sense of calmness. While swimming, your mind focus on nothing but the rhythm of your strokes and breathing, thus blocking out the hustle and bustle of the day. Knowing all the benefits of swimming, what is your MOTIVATOR to participate in this great activity. Swimming for Pleasure – You may be motivated to swim because you undertake a sport or activity like sailing, scuba, surfing, triathlon, etc., where swimming skills are required. Swimming for Health – You may swim simply as a form of exercise, to achieve or

to maintain a level of fitness, or it may be an alternative exercise because of injuries, or just to improve your health. There is a long list of details on how swimming can benefit your health. Swimming for Weight Loss – Swimming will not make weight loss quick, but swimming regularly at a moderate effort, and combined with a healthy diet will provide a lasting benefit. Swimming for a Challenge – You may have the desire to start swimming or improve on your swimming because your children are having swimming lessons and can swim better, or you may want to swim further, faster and better. Swimming for Competition – Many adults continue to swim competitively and they may participate in open water swimming, or in a triathlon of Masters Swim Meets. Whateever you motivator may be,

SWIM ON!

SWIM FOR LIFE SINGAPORE MASTERS SWIM MEET 2012 The date has been set for the Singapore Masters Swim Meet 2012. It will be held at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex on 21 October 2012. Grab a friend and join in the fun. Swim for The Tanglin Club!

MASTERS SWIMMING (ADULTS FITNESS PROGRAM) The Masters program caters to swimmers of all levels. The low impact workout gets you in shape, and is an excellent way to build muscle and cardiovascular endurance and improve your swimming. You decide how competitive you want to be and how often you want to go swimming. Best of all, Masters love to socialise, great friendship are formed over swimming and is an excellent social gathering. Why don’t you come and join us? Sessions are on: Monday & Wednesday: 7pmto 8pm Saturday: 8am to 9am

MERLION SWIM MEET

SUNDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 8AM

The British Club will be hosting the next Merlion Swim Meet.

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SQUASH judging by the 70 children who entered, Singapore junior squash has a bright future. Matthew Wong competed in both the U11 and U12’s tournament and Carl Alexander in the U10’s. Matthew, seeded number 1, was victorious during the early rounds of the U11’s tournament as he managed to battle his way through to the final, unfortunately losing to his tough opponent. To gain some extra experience he also played in the U12’s tournament, where he won two and lost two matches in the round robin matches. This was Carl’s first squash tournament and was unluckily matched against the number 1 seed in the first round. After closely losing that match, he was placed in the second tier where he comfortably beat all his opponents to finish 5th overall in his age group. Both boys had a great weekend of squash and are looking forward to their next tournaments. If your children wish to take up squash, The Tanglin Club runs junior squash coaching on Saturday afternoons from 5pm onwards. Please contact the S&R Department for further information.

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atthew Wong and Carl Alexander, two of our very own junior squash players, both entered into the 3rd ACS Independent Squash tournament which took place from the 22 to 24 of June. The tournament held at the ACS squash centre along Dover Road, was open to seven different age groups for both boys and girls, and

Sam Alexander Squash Section Committee Member

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he Squash Section enjoyed a somewhat quiet month, coming on the heels of a very busy hosting stretch and as we prepared for a full schedule of Section events beginning in August. On Saturday, 22 June, the Squash Section raised a glass to the birthday boys and girls of the Section, enjoying an opportunity to host one another in the Beer Garden. And we continue to be excited about the junior program that is growing in popularity at the Club (see Sam’s article above). In other activities, the Singapore Doubles league is soon to be launched and the annual Cosmo league starts up again soon. And please see below for the calendar of events for the Squash Section: AUGUST Section Handicap – Every Tuesday July/August Birthday Bash – 18 August TC/Guests Doubles Tournament – 24 to 25 August Cosmo League – 27 August (Start) Doubles League – August (Start) SEPTEMBER Section Handicap – Every Tuesday Squash Section Tournament – 15 September September/October Birthday Bash – 22 September POT Games – 29 September Caipirinha Night – 22 September OCTOBER Section Handicap – Every Tuesday Members Handicap Tournament – 14 to 20 October Squash D&D – 20 October NOVEMBER November/December Birthday Bash – 10 November Surabaya Trip – 16 to 18 November (To be confirmed) Singapore Closed Qualifying – 18 November Singapore Closed – 22 to 25 November Cosmo League Closing – 26 November DECEMBER Section Handicap – Every Tuesday Cosmo League Dinner – 1 December

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TENNIS

WIMBLEDON DINNER Around 100 members were at Tangles on July 8 to watch a historic Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray, with many decked out in the traditional white of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Apart from the screening, a lucky draw predicting the winners of the 1st and 2nd sets was held. It was clear who our members were leaning toward on a night of “magnificent”, “astonishing” and “majestic” tennis. Only 18 picked Murray! There were three winners that night – Federer, and our lucky draw winners Annette Hartland and Anna Tan. Tennis section members and guests were treated to a buffet spread of fish and chips, sausages, sandwiches and strawberries and cream, among others. Look out for our next social event – National Day tennis! Renovations and upgrading of Courts 1 and 2 should be completed (barring any unforeseen delays) a week or two before August 9, so do come down in your Red and White best and give our “new” courts a go.

TANGLIN WINS STA CHAN CUP KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT The Tanglin men’s team won the Singapore Tennis Association Chan Cup knockout tournament in June for the 2nd time, defeating a strong Sanwa team 2-1 in the final. The cup is a keenly contested “C” grade event that saw 16 clubs in this year’s edition, including our traditional rivals SICC, Singapore Swimming Club, SRC, British Club and Keppel Club, among others. The team, led by Vincent Lam, got past

Sanwa’s 2nd team and Singtel before meeting Chinese Swimming Club in the semis. At 1-1 in a best-of-three tie, Tanglin’s Chris Forbes and Edouard Salle, with the score at 7-5, 5-6, broke serve and took out the super tiebreak to put the team in the final against Sanwa’s 1st, and stronger, team. Sanwa appeared stronger, at least on paper, and had teams in all three of the men’s finals. Tanglin’s lead pair of Michael Rosenberger-Miles Fenley just lost out in the super tiebreak 4-6, 6-3 (10-7) but Chris and Edouard continued their outstanding

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unbeaten partnership with a 6-2, 6-2 win. One apiece. Out strode Vincent and Thio Shen Yi. They led 6-3, 3-4 before a crucial and disputable line call handed the 2nd set to Sanwa. The trophy seemingly was headed Sanwa’s way with an 8-5 lead. They were a mere two points from the trophy, but as we all know, it’s always point at a time. Tanglin clawed their way back, and on their 2nd championship point, Shen Yi’s putaway smash gave us victory, and another trophy to add to the first Chan Cup won in 2007!


TENNIS

(with a free day on National Day, 9 August ). The camps are extremely popular during the school holidays as the kids enjoy a full week of tennis on the courts, with some cool down swims over at the pool. Camp runs from 9 am to 12pm and registration forms are available at the tennis office.

TANGLIN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SERIES 2 The Tanglin Junior Tournament Series continues with Event 2 from August 24-26. Age groupings will be 10-and-under and 12-andunder with the “Open” category for those aged 13 and over. Entry forms are available from the sports and tennis offices and entries are to be in by Saturday 18 August. The next event will be the Annual Junior Tennis Championships from 2 to 4 November.

Yeoh En-Lai Tennis Section Committee Member

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP: 6 TO 10 AUGUST The Junior Holiday Tennis Camp will be held from 6 to 10 August

WOMEN’S INTER TENNIS SINGAPORE (WITS) RESULTS The Tanglin Hit Squad had a great Spring season, coming second in the C Division Women’s Inter Tennis Singapore (WITS). Well done, all! The team of 12 - Nicky Bilsby, June Blake, Ling Chiam, Caroline Chou, Rochelle Gray, Catherine Hughes, Cynthia Lau, Karen Matthews, Annie Milne, Amanda Moore, Marian Sng and Gail Wang put up a really good fight and nearly clinched top spot had it not have been for the very tall (and young!) Absolute Swedish team who just had the edge. It’s the team’s fourth season and we are gradually moving up the ranks. We started in D, finished third, then won, moved up to C, finished third, and now we’re 2nd. Sadly, for various reasons, some of the team are moving on and we are looking to recruit new players. Interested players please do contact Nicky Bilsby at b11sby@aol.com or Marian Sng at mariansng@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you! Nicky Bilsby WITs ‘C’ Division Captain

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BOOKS

BOOK REVIEW

GOH KENG SWEE: A LEGACY OF PUBLIC SERVICE By Emrys Chew and Chong Guan Kwa Dr Goh Keng Swee’s extensive career as a public servant was dynamic as well as distinguished, in many ways decisively instrumental in the making of the Republic of Singapore. This distinctive collection of essays attempts an assessment of the long-term influence and significance of Dr Goh’s major contributions. Envisaged as a companion volume to Goh Keng Swee: A Public Career Remembered, this volume brings together an exceptional team of Singaporean scholars, whose interdisciplinary expertise and crossgenerational perspectives offer a balanced analysis and nuanced appraisal of Dr Goh’s lifetime of public service.

ADULT FICTION

The Golden Scales Parker Bilal A Foreign Country Charles Cumming The Spanish Game Charles Cumming The Anniversary Man R.J. Ellory A Simple Act of Violence R.J. Ellory The Lock Artist Steve Hamilton Gunshot Road Adrian Hyland The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey Depraved Difference J. Robert Kennedy Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes The Professionals Owen Laukkanen Halfhead Stuart MacBride Flesh House Stuart MacBride The Prisoner’s Wife Gerard Macdonald Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel The Land of Decoration Grace McCleen

Fallout GJ Moffat Daisy Chain GJ Moffat Delirium Lauren Oliver 11th Hour James Patterson Empire Jeremy Paxman Cold Vengeance Douglas Preston & Licoln Child The Cove Ron Rash Serena Ron Rash The Lifeboat Charlotte Rogan A Dark Redemption Stav Sherez The Inquisitor Mark Allen Smith The Lower River Paul Theroux The Key Simon Toyne Unlikely Killer Ricki Thomas The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe

ADULT NON-FICTION

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuition Deceives Us Christopher Chabris Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service Emrys Chew and Chong Guan Kwa Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power Steve Coll The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos Brian Greene Free Will Sam Harris All Hell Let Loose Max Hastings The Lost Kingdoms of Africa Gus Casely-Hayford Be the Worst You Can Be: Life’s Too Long for Patience and Virtue Charles Saatchi Growing Up in a Nonya Kitchen - Singapore Receipes from My Mother Sharon Wee The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State Zhang Weiwei

Members of the Club are encouraged to recommend books (for adults and children, in fiction or non-fiction) to the Library Sub-Committee (LSC) to purchase. The LSC has a monthly budget for the purchase of books. Your regular recommendations will ensure a steady supply of quality books, and make the Club a more reader-friendly place. Peter Koh Convenor, Library Sub-Committee

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DVDS

DVD REVIEW

TOO BIG TO FAIL (2011)

Starring William Hurt, Edward Asner, Billy Crudup and Paul Giamatti Adapted from Andrew Ross Sorkin’s non-fiction book Too Big to Fail, the movie chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008, and focusses on the actions of Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson (Hurt) to contain the problems during this period, and the collapse of Lehman Brothers from the point of view of Wall Street CEOs and U.S. government regulators. Wanderlust (2012) Young Adult (2011)

NEW DVDS ACTION & ADVENTURE

22 Bullets (2010) Act of Valor (2012) Black Rain (1989) Ghost Rider 2: Sprit of Vengeance (2011) Iron Clad (2010) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Kaiji 2: The Ultimate Gambler (2011) Kingdom of War Meek’s Cutoff (2010) Machine Gun Preacher (2011) One for the Money (2012) Recoil (2011) Safe House (2012) Shanghai Noon (2000) Shanghai Knight (2003) The Great Raid (2005) War of the Arrows (2011) Wrath of the Titans (2012)

COMEDY

50/50 (2011) Best In Show (2000) Coming to America (1988) Fierce Creatures (1997) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) Joyful Noise (2012) Mirror, Mirror (2012) New Year’s Eve (2011) Pirate Radio AKA The Boat That Rocked (2009) She’s The Man (2006) Shirley Valentine (1989) The Change-Up (2011) The Decoy Bride (2011) The Sitter (2011) This Means War (2012)

DOCUMENTARY

Ancient Mysteries: The Forbidden City- Dynasty & Destiny (2005) Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010) China’s Mystery Mummies (2008) Constantinople Rescue (2009) Discovery Channel: The History of Singapore (2006) Essential Art House 8½ (2010) Galapagos: The Islands that Changed the World (2006) Genius: Charles Darwin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo (2006) Globe Trekker: Spain (2002) Italian Style: Ferrari & Alfa Romeo (1998) In Search of History – The Aztec Empire (2005) KJB: The King James Bible (2011) Mugabe and The White African (2009) Natural World: The Bear Man of Kamchatka (2008) The History Channel: The Aztec Empire The Story of India (2007)

DRAMA

A Dangerous Method (2011) Animal Kingdom (2010) Before sunset (2004) Big Miracle (2012) Black Death (2010) Chronicle (2012) Cinema Verite (2011) Cure (1997) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) Fish Tank (2009) Gone (2012) Hollywoodland (2006)

J. Edgar (2011) Jack the Ripper (1988) Man On A Ledge (2012) Music of the Heart (1999) Nightfall (2012) Not Forgotten (2009) Reconstruction (2003) Rumble Fish (1983) Sarah’s Key (2010) Seconds Apart (2011) The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000) The Lady (2011) The Man From London (2007) The Resident (2011) The Sunset Limited (2011) The Vow (2012) The Way Home (2010) The Woman In Black (2012) Too Big To Fail (2011)

FOR KIDS

Oliver & Company (1988) The Smurfs 7: Smurfheart (2011) The Smurfs 8: True Blue Smurf (2011) Tom & Jerry: Hearts & Whiskers

MUSICAL

Mischa Maisky: Bach – The Cello Suites (2007)

TV SERIES

Bones: Season 5 Bones: Season 6 Burn Notice: Season 4 Entourage: Season 3, Part 1 Entourage: Season 3, Part 2 Entourage: Season 4 Jeeves & Wooster: Season 3 Jeeves & Wooster: Season 4 Rizzoli & Isles: Season 2 The Golden Girls: Season 3

ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Members, Please note that the Main Library will be closed on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 August 2012, due to the Hari Raya Puasa holidays. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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WELLNESS

Oh, my poor aching feet...

How to treat them right W

ith the heavy burden of supporting our entire body and getting us from place to place, it is no wonder that our feet get tired. The human foot has 20 muscles, a fact that translates to 20 parts of the foot that can feel aches and pains. That seems like a lot to take for a body part that few people respect enough. The best way to respect your feet is to give it proper footwear, which means proper shoes when doing a particular sport like golf, tennis, hiking or just plain walking. Proper sports shoes cushion your feet from the stress of pounding the badminton court or give you balance when walking on uneven terrain. But whether dancing or running, it is important for shoes to give proper support. This applies especially to those people who have arches that are too high or not high enough, as in flat feet. So do look into orthotics for proper support in sports shoes and even everyday shoes.

When feet ache, one sure way to soothe them is to soak them. Sprinkle about quarter cup of Epsom salts (pharmacies should have this or an equivalent) into a basin of warm water, give it a good stir and dip your feet in for about 20 minutes. Add a few drops of an essential oil such as eucalyptus or peppermint and some petals. Ahhh, that feels good. Follow this soak with a massage. Of course, going for a foot massage at a spa is fabulous but if you cannot manage the time, do it yourself. Using your thumb, apply firm pressure to the inner arch of each foot for two to three minutes. Now follow this by using your knuckles across the length of your foot to loosen up any knots. This quick and easy massage circulates blood flow. Continue this pampering treat by lying face down on your bed, with a pillow to support your feet. It is important for your feet to be elevated in this position, as it helps to relieve the tension. After a few minutes of

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lying down like this doing absolutely nothing, your feet should feel restored in no time. SOOTHE AWAY THE TENSION Spa Botanica’s Tension Balm was specially formulated to soothe away aches and pains. With ginger, peppermint and grapefruit among its many therapeutic ingredients, the balm helps to ease tension in muscles that have been overworked. The heating properties of ginger promote circulation in the body while positively increasing the body’s metabolic rate. Peppermint oil is cleansing and healing. Peppermint-infused oil or cream is known to heal dry skin, making it especially good for cracked heels, a common foot complaint. Visit Spa Botanica at Level 5, Tanglin Club Sports Centre to find out more about our Tension Balm and other therapeutic spa products. Article contributed by Spa Botanica


Only at Tanglin Club Level 5, Tanglin Club, Sports and Recreation Centre, Tel: 6733 2778

TRAVELLER’S RESPITE 75 blissful minutes of foot and full body pampering The treatment begins with a foot soak and scrub, followed by a foot mask. With your feet warmly cocooned, enjoy a full body massage to soothe away every sign of tiredness. This heavenly session ends with the application of Spa Botanica’s Soothing Tension Balm on your feet. Ideal for anyone on the go! Promotion price: $97+ Valid from now to 31 August 2012, Sun to Thu except public holidays. Not valid with other promotions.


CINEMA

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) 3, 4, & 5 August • PG • Romance (94 minutes) Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Carla Bruni and Adrien Brody Director: Woody Allen As a young couple engaged to be married experiences a profound transformation during their visit to Paris, an idealistic man with a romanticised view of the city finds that there’s plenty of truth to that old adage about the grass being greener on the other side.

KALLANG ROAR (2008) 10, 11, 12 August • PG • Sports (85 minutes) Starring: Lim Kay Siu, Santhanaram Jayaram, Randall Tan and Leon Quah Director: Cheng Ding An Battling the onslaught of a life-threatening stage of diabetes, an entire board of unapproving officials ready to oust him, and a record of 12 years of Malaysian football supremacy, Uncle Choo (Lim Kay Siu) defiantly returns to the Singapore football scene in 1977 for one last shot at restoring Nationalistic pride. Armed with legendary players like Quah Kim Siong, Rajagopal, Samad, Mat Noh, and Dollah Kassim, he sets out on an impossible journey to remind his fellow countrymen what it means to be Singaporean.

HAPPY FEET TWO (2011)

17, 18, 19 & 20* August (*Special matinee screening) • PG • Animation (100 minutes) Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore Director: George Miller Mumble, the world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, and his wife Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik, who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working - and dancing - together to save them.

THE HELP (2011) 24, 25 & 26 August • PG • Drama (146 minutes) Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer Director: Tate Taylor Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns the lives of everyone around her upside down when she decides to interview the black women who spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Skeeter’s collaboration with Aibileen (Davis), a black housekeeper, makes more women come forward to tell their stories, and along the way, unlikely friendships are formed in the changing times.

UPCOMING MOVIES 31 August, 1 & 2 September Sherlock Holmes 2

7, 8 & 9 September The Vow

14, 15 & 16 September

Melancholia

21, 22 & 23 September Money Ball

28, 29 & 30 September Hugo

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FOOD AND DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE THEATRETTE. SHOWTIMES Friday, 8pm • Saturday, 6pm & 9pm • Sunday, 2.30pm and 8pm FILM RATINGS G – General viewing • PG – Parental guidance required • NC16 – No children below 16 years M18 – For viewers age 18 and above • R21 – For adults age 21 and above FOR ENQUIRIES Please call Reception at 66220555 or visit the website for more information. Moviegoers are to be seated 15 minutes before showtime. Movie details subject to changes.

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The Tanglin Club Magazine: August 2012