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back to the fifties


Ballroom Dancing Section went back to the Fifties.

New à la carte menu


The Churchill Room has a new à la carte menu set to tantalise your tastebuds!

comedy night


The stars of the British show “Whose Line is it Anyway” will be performing “LIVE” exclusively for Tanglin Club Members.

july 2013

CONTENTS President’s Message


General Manager’s Message / Do You Know? 3


1855 U.S. Fine Angus Beef Promotion at tavern



Sim Yong Chan Robert Wiener David Palmer Dr Richard Tan Judy Ip-Harris Robert Wiener Sam Bonifant Shirley Low Lim Kian Kok Patrick Kwek Henry Ling

Club Opening Hours


Editor’s Note


Books & DVDs


Reciprocal Clubs


Members’ Page


Events & Entertainment


Recent Events: Taste of India


Food & Beverage


Calendar of Events










Lawn Bowls

















Roy Higgs Clara Tan Louis Tay Tina Supri Zaini Rahamat Laura Monteiro Dean Chee


Shirley Low Jolene Toh Aliff Ajis Habib Mansoor • 6622 0533 5th of every month for the following issue

5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814 Tel: 66220555 Fax: 67332391 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 The renovation and refurbishment of the Card Room, Wet Bar, Wine Bar, Terrace Dining and Deli Lounge (“Renovations”) have been going on since March 2013. To reduce the inconvenience to Members, the Renovations were carried out in stages and spread over several months. On 12 June 2013, I attended a Project Management Meeting to update myself on the Renovations. The works at the Wet Bar, Deli Lounge (to be renamed The Tea Room), the Billiards Room (the old Card Room), Terrace Dining, the adjoining toilets and the staircase from the Wet Bar to the Wheelhouse are in progress, and are expected to be completed by end July 2013. Presently, the Wine Bar accommodates diners, the Marquee on a section of the corridor facing the Tavern, doubles as the Wet Bar and refreshments are served in the Lobby. From July 2013, work on the glass enclosure for The Tea Room will commence, and completion is expected to be in September 2013. The conversion of the Wine Bar into a dining room, to be called tentatively, Tavern Too or Tavern Two, will begin in late July 2013, and completion is scheduled for November 2013. Even with the completion of The Tea Room, it is envisaged that refreshments will still be served in the Lobby (although on a smaller scale). As Members are aware, Spa Botanica on the fifth floor of the Sports Centre will cease operations on 30 June 2013, on the expiry of the lease. At the request of the Club, the Hair Salon on the fourth floor has agreed to move to the fifth floor to occupy a corner of the premises vacated by the spa. The outfitting and relocation of the new Hair Salon (which will have a smaller area compared to its existing facility) are expected to be completed by end July 2013. Meanwhile, the Club has received offers from several

spa operators who have expressed interest in taking over the space vacated by Spa Botanica. These offers are being evaluated. With the relocation of the Hair Salon to the fifth floor, and the closure of the Billiards Room following its move to the new Billiards Room (adjoining the Wet Bar), in the main clubhouse, the only activity on the fourth floor will be lawn bowls. Currently, darts, bridge, mahjong and chess are played in the Tangles. As there is a proposal to convert the Tangles into a Chinese Restaurant, and if that proposal is approved by Members, darts, bridge, mahjong and chess will be moved to the fourth floor. There is also a proposal to set up a business centre on the fourth floor, and to upgrade the existing bar in the Billiards Room to enable it serve the folks involved in lawn bowls, darts, bridge, mahjong and chess and other Members. It is envisaged that the refurbishment of the fourth floor will begin in about August 2013. Management has been asked to look into providing a facility to serve refreshments to Members who gather at the timber decking at the entrance to the squash courts. At the same time, the Tennis Section has asked for a viewing gallery by opening up the wall facing court no. 1. The Development and Property Sub-Committee is studying both proposals. I am glad to inform Members that sales in the Churchill Room are encouraging. I am told that Members are “returning’’. The Food & Beverage Sub-Committee is currently reviewing a request to introduce selling premium singlemalt whiskeys by the bottle in the Churchill Bar. The Club is conducting another survey on Members’ views on the proposed Chinese Restaurant. Members who dine at the Wheelhouse, the Tavern and Tangles have been asked to complete a questionnaire on the

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Chinese Restaurant. At the same time, the Club has sent out an email blast soliciting Members’ views on the Chinese Restaurant. Some Members have called the Club to complain that they have not been invited to take part in the online survey, and asked whether the Club was being selective “in this survey”. I have discussed the matter with Management, and am advised that the email blast was sent via Newbites on 11 June 2013 at http://www.tanglinclub. html and that Members who wished to participate in the survey could click to reach the link to the survey at http://www.tanglinclub. The email blast has reached the approximately 3,000 Members, who have registered their email addresses with the Club. There was a lady Member who called me to say that she did not receive any email from the Club on the survey. I found out that the email blast was sent to her husband whose email address was registered with the Club. Her own email address was not registered with the Club. I urge those who have not registered their email addresses with the Club to do so, to enable the Club to communicate more effectively and efficiently with Members.

Sim Yong Chan President The Tanglin Club

GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, The month of June was very interesting in terms of food and beverage. From high-quality beef in the Churchill Room, ‘surf-and-turf’ in the Tavern, and fine South American and Italian wines, members were spoiled for choice. Tangles saw the introduction of the regular Peranakan buffet alternating with the traditional Curry Tiffin buffet on Sundays. The Tanglin Club Choir, which had a remarkable start last year, is looking for more enthusiasts, and encourages members who love to sing to take part in their Sing-Along sessions in the Churchill Room. Also, look out

for the Club’s Comedy Night on 21 August, which promises to entertain you with the amazing ingenuity of the legendary comedy series “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. More details can be found in the Events & Entertainment pages in this issue. With the various Sub-Committees for 2013/2014 all appointed, I would like to thank our members who have graciously offered their time and services to serve in the SubCommittees, and I look forward to working with them. Roy Higgs General Manager The Tanglin Club

star employeeS of the month

There were two Club employees who were nominated: Balasundaram Nagarajan from Sports & Recreation and Zahari Bin Tosirmia from Maintenance. Congratulations to them for their excellent service and dedication to the Club!

Workplace Literacy Programme Twenty-two foreign staff members were placed in the Workplace Literacy training programme, which included a total of 45 hours of learning to practice the English language in writing and speaking. The training was conducted by the Kaplan Learning Institute, and the trained staff are expected to better serve members in their various workplaces.

Banquet Facilities At The Tanglin Club

Exclusive banquet facilities are available to members for wedding receptions, company dinner and dance, wedding anniversaries and birthday celebrations. For more information kindly contact Catering Sales Dept at Tel 66220434 or email to mukhantan. the tanglin club



Sunday to Friday Lunch: 12pm 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.


Daily Breakfast: 7.30am to 10.30am Lunch: 12pm 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)


Weekday 10am to 7pm Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 3pm Closed on Public Holidays.


Contact person: Nantha Kumar (Senior Member Services Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0555 Email: (General Enquiries), (Room Reservations)

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Contact person: Rozita Abu Bakar (F&B Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0432 / 0431 / 0433 Email:



Daily 10.30am to 11pm (Last order: 10.30 pm) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.

Tuesday to Friday, & Public Holidays 12pm to 7pm Saturday 9am to 7pm Sunday 11am to 7pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact persons: Tina Supri (Events Manager) / Vanitar Sindaya (Events Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0437 / 0438 Email: /





Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm (No food service from 3pm to 5pm) Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8am to 11pm Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.


Daily Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Sunday to 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.


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 (Relocated to Wine Bar)

Sunday to Friday Dinner: 7pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11pm) Saturday Dinner: 7pm to 12am (Last food order:11.30pm) Sunday & Public Holidays Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.

TERRACE BAR (Relocated to Wine 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.

Daily 9am to 11pm (Last order: 10pm)


Daily 12pm to 11pm


Daily 6am to 10pm


Daily 10am to 11pm


Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 7pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9am to 8pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact person: Mukhantan Perumal (Catering Sales Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0434 Email: mukhantan.perumal@tanglin-club.


Contact person: Wendy Lim (Accounts Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0418 Emails:


Daily 7am to 10.30pm

Contact person: Habib Mansoor (Senior Marketing & Communications Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0533 Email:




Daily 7am to 11pm

Contact person: Agnes Louis (Library Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0494 Email:



Daily 7.30am to 10pm


Daily 7am to 11pm


Tuesday to Friday 11am to 8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays


Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 6pm & 9pm Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm (Children’s Matinee)


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.


Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.15pm Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Contact person: Laura Monteiro (Membership Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0490 Email:

SPORTS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Contact person: Dean Chee (S&R Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0570 Email:


Contact person: Lincoln Lowe (Security Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0556 Email:


Contact person: Julie Goh (Executive Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0402 Email:

EDITOR’S NOTE Fellow members,

For members who are comfortable with our website and with receiving our E-Magazine, I repeat an earlier call to unsubscribe from the printed copy by emailing your request to The E-Magazine is available online two weeks before the month of publication, so you will receive your information much faster than you would in the post. The link is: sg/e-magazine.html.

As the newly appointed Editor of the Club magazine in my exofficio capacity as Convenor of the Magazine & Website SubCommittee, I wish to thank former Editor, Mrs. Nan Sandford, for her tireless service to the Club, and to wish her all the best in her new appointment as Adviser, Club Relations. She has served with distinction in the General Committee for more than a decade, and served on many Sub-Committees since joining the Club in 1953.

For more information on other member-specific issues, please visit the Members’ Area of the website. If you have not previously registered for access, register yourself at the website and wait for a confirmation email granting you access.

In her last appointment as Convenor of the Magazine & Website Sub-Committee 2012/2013, Mrs Sandford worked with fellow Sub-Committee members Mr. Peter Koh, Mrs. Susan Gallagher, Mrs. Sarita Jadhav, and Mr. Teo Beng E, and I thank all of them for their dedication and contributions to the magazine.

The new Magazine & Website Sub-committee hope that you will continue to enjoy the magazine, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. Story contributions from members are most welcome; as an example, please refer to the request for members’ evaluation of a reciprocal club in the DO YOU KNOW? section below. It would be a pleasure to read a member’s personal account of their experience at a reciprocal club.

The Club magazine is not the only communication platform for members; the Club website and Newsbites emails are also major sources of information of our events, promotions and notices. The digital version of the magazine, the E-Magazine, has been available on our website for three years now, and some members have started to unsubscribe from their printed copies, opting to download the digital version instead.

Enjoy! Shirley Low Convenor, Library, DVD, Magazine & Website Sub-Committee Chief Editor Elect, The Tanglin Club magazine

DO YOU KNOW? use of swimming pool by british club members

Titbits at the Bars As the regular patrons at the Club's bars would know, complimentary titbits of peanuts, spiced crisps and anchovies are usually served together, with drinks. In-line with the Club's hygiene standards and resource-management, patrons will be asked of their preference of titbits before serving them. This will reduce the wastage of food and result in long-term savings for the Club.

Effective 1 July 2013 until 30 September 2013, British Club members, limited to 20 per day, will be allowed to use The Tanglin Club’s swimming pool every Tuesday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) from 7am to 2pm. For security purposes, British Club members are required to present their membership cards at our Reception for verification before accessing the swimming pool. The Tanglin Club warmly welcomes our guests from the British Club, as they enjoy our swimming facilities.

Evaluation of reciprocal club: Emerald Garden Club in Rajasthan, India


If you travel to India frequently, and reside in reciprocal clubs in India during your stay, we would appreciate your valuable feedback specifically in the evaluation of the Emerald Garden Club in the state of Rajasthan.

To better communicate with Club members, please update the Membership Department (membership@tanglin-club. and Marketing Department (habib.mansoor@ with your latest postal addressess, contact numbers, and email addresses, to receive the Club’s notifications.

Please do let us know your opinions and ratings of the Emerald Garden Club, in terms of their accessibility from major airports/seaports, dining facilities and privileges, quality of accommodations, sporting facilities, etc., and email them to .

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BOOK of the month


by Dan Brown In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust, before the world is irrevocably altered.

Adult Fiction Amber Road Boyd Anderson Boxer Beetle Ned Beauman Inferno Dan Brown City of Bones Cassandra Clare City of Ashes Cassandra Clare City of Glass Cassandra Clare City of Fallen Angels Cassandra Clare City of Lost Souls Cassandra Clare The Twelve Justin Cronin Sorry Zoran Drvenkar Beautiful Creatures Kim Garcia Beautiful Darkness Kim Garcia Beautiful Chaos Kim Garcia Beautiful Redemption Kim Garcia Penelope Rebecca Harrington The First Last Kiss Ali Harris The Third Bullet Stephen Hunter Istanbul Passage Joseph Kanon

Crystal Cove Lisa Kleypas

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof Ina Garten

The Dinner Herman Koch

Mr. Calm and Effective: Evaluating the Presidency of Barack Obama Prof. Michael Haas

And Then She Fell Stephanie Laurens

The Shortest History of Europe John Hurst

The Forgiven Lawrence Osborne The Lady Most Willing Julia Quinn The Bronze Horseman Paullina Simons Artful Ali Smith The Immortals of Meluha Amish Tripathi

aDULT NON-FICTION The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam Akbar Ahmed Sambal Days, Kampong Cuisine Aziza Ali Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Max Boot Healthy Mind and Body All-in-One for Dummies Gillian Burn A History of Future Cities Daniel Brook Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate Ronald Dworkin Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality Ronald Dworkin

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The Pity of Partition: Manta’s Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide Ayesha Jalal The Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox Lilly Miles Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard From Bin Laden to Facebook Maria A. Ressa Grandmother’s Recipe: Tales from Two Peranakan Kitchens Rosaline Soon Cooking With Soy Yoshiko Takeuchi The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Jeanne Theoharis Shadows of the Workhouse Jennifer Worth Farewell to the East End Jennifer Worth In the Midst of Life Jennifer Worth Lincoln Karl Weber Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere Adele Westbrook


• Gangster Squad (2013) • Journey to the West (2013) • Spies of Warsaw (2013) • Django Unchained (2012) • Jack Reacher (2012) • Red Dawn (2012) • The Man with the Iron Fist (2012) • Upside Down (2012) • Paycheck (2003) • Virtuosity (1995) • Operation Condor (1991) • Cobra (1986) • Von Ryan’s Express (1965)


• Broken City (2013) • Mama (2013) • Rust and Bone (2013) • Cloud Atlas (2012) • Flight (2012) • Hitchcock (2012) • Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) • Lincoln (2012) • Promised Land (2012) • Quartet (2012) • The Impossible (2012) • Whip It (2009) • [REC] (2007) • Murder of the Inugami Clan (2006) • Trust the Man (2005) • Samurai Fiction (1998) • Immortal Beloved (1994) • Dirty Dancing (1987) • Jean de Florette (1986) • Tunes of Glory (1960) • The FBI Story (1959) • Designing Woman (1957) • The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) • Giant (1956) • Blood Alley (1955) • The Stratton Story (1949) • Dark Passage (1947) • Saboteur (1942) • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


tv series


blu ray

• Akko-Chan The Movie aka Akko’s Secret (2012) • Guilt Trip (2012) • Parental Guidance (2012) • This is 40 (2012) • Udon (2006) • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) • The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) • Uncle Buck (1989) • Good Neighbour Sam (1964) • Dora’s Butterfly Ball (2013) • Superman Unbound (2013) • DC Comics Super Villains: The Joker’s Last Laugh (2012) • Hannah Montana Forever: The Final Season (2011) • The Smurfs: World of Wonders (2009) • Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales (2008) • Milly, Molly 4: Learning Lifeskills (2006) • Milly, Molly 6: Good Habits & Values (2006) • Milly, Molly 7: Friendship & Kinship (2006) • Milly, Molly 8: Character Virtues (2006) • Dora the Explorer: Rhymes and Riddles (2005) • The Emperor’s New Groove 2: Kronk’s New Groove (2005) • Spot’s Magical Christmas (2004) • Eloise at Christmastime (2003) • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) • Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985) • The Black Cauldron (1985)

• Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012) • Parade’s End (2012) • Touch: Season 1 (2012) • 2 Broke Girls: Season 1 (2011) • Mad Men: Season 5 (2011) • The Good Wife: Season 3 (2011) • The Mentalist: Season 4 (2011) • Justified: Season 1 (2010) • Justified: Season 2 (2011) • The Golden Girls: Season 7 (1991)

• Gangster Squad (2013) • Jack Reacher (2012) • The Man with the Iron Fist (2012) • Flight (2012) • Lincoln (2012)


• David Bowie: Face to Face with the Man who Charmed the World (2013) • Russia: Land of the Tsars (2012) • Great Migrations (2011) • Wall (2004)

dvd of the month

lincoln (2012)

starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, and Tommy Lee Jones As the Civil War winds to its conclusion in 1865, America’s president Abraham Lincoln struggles with the continuing carnage on the battlefields, and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will ban slavery forever in the United States. He must obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives, yet he is torn as an early peace would save tens of thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience: end slavery or end the war.

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• 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 TASMANIA • The Tasmanian Club

BANGLADESH Dhaka • Dhaka Club


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


BEIJING • Beijing American Club


PARIS • Cercle de L’Union Interalliée • Lagardere Paris Racing Club


Hamburg • Der Ubersee Club Berlin • International Club of Berlin

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


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


BALI • Canggu Club Jakarta • International Sports Club of Indonesia


DUBLIN • Kildare Street & University Club


Rome • Circolo del Ministero Degli Affari Esteri


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


Nairobi • Muthaiga Club


Seoul • Seoul Club


Ipoh • Kelab Diraja Ipoh – Royal Ipoh Club Kuala Lumpur • Kelab Taman Perdana – Royal Lake Club • Royal Selangor Club • The Raintree Club of Kuala Lumpur Kuching, Sarawak • Sarawak Club

Negri Sembilan • Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club • Royal Sungei Ujong Club Penang • Penang Club • Penang Sports Club • Penang Swimming Club


Monte Carlo • Yacht Club de Monaco

NEW ZEALAND Auckland • The Northern Club Christchurch • The Christchurch Club


• The Dunedin Club Napier • Hawke’s Bay Club


Lahore • The Lahore Gymkhana • The Punjab Club Lahore


Baguio • Baguio Country Club Makati • Manila Club • Manila Polo Club


BARCELONA • Circulo Ecuestre


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


Stockholm • Sallskapet GOTEBORG • The Royal Bachelors Club


Taipei • American Club in China


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



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


Boston • Harvard Club of Boston • Union Club of Boston Chicago • The University Club Cleveland • The Union Club Honolulu • The Pacific Club

New Haven • The Graduate Club New York City • The Harvard Club of New York City • The Princeton Club of New York • The Union League Club • The Yale Club of New York City Philadelphia • The Racquet Club Pittsburgh • The University Club San Francisco • The Metropolitan Club • Olympic Club Seattle • The Rainier Club • Washington Athletic Club Washington D.C • Cosmos Club • The Georgetown Club • The University Club


Hanoi • The Hanoi Club


From left: New Members Sheetal Mohan Bhansali and Rohit Dhirendra Chawla

From left: New Members Aleksandra Barnes and Nicholas John Barnes

From left: New Members Harold Ong Bing Seh and Sharon Elizabeth Chua Siok Hoon

From left: New Members Ranjeeta Hari Dass and Prabaharan Pupalasingam

From left: Proposer Edward Alec D’Silva and Allison Lum Lai Kuen

From left: New Member Jason Lee Wei Him and Lyn Tan Kheng Yioh

INTRODUCTION EVENING ON 3 JUNE 2013 We extend a warm welcome to our new members.


• Mr Prabaharan Pupalasingam & Ms Ranjeeta Hari Dass • Ms Sheetal Mohan Bhansali & Mr Rohit Dhirendra Chawla

TERM MEMBERS • • • • • • •

From left: New Members Limi Lee and Dr Koichi Omiyama


Ms Allison Lum Lai Kuen (Spouse of Mr Edward Alec D’Silva) Mr Sherman Lim Yang Tat (Spouse of Ms Loo Tze Hsin) Mr Jason Lee Wei Him (Spouse of Ms Lyn Tan Kheng Yioh) Ms Eunice Ng Chizuko Xiujun (Spouse of Mr Vincent Yeo Wee Eng)


Ms Saskia Joosse & Mr Terence John Webber Professor Peter Ellinger Dr Koichi Omiyama & Ms Limi Lee Mr Tetsutaro Muraki & Dr Yuriko Muraki Mr Dae Hyuk Kang Mr Harold Ong Bing Seh & Ms Sharon Elizabeth Chua Siok Hoon Mr Nicholas John Barnes & Mrs Aleksandra Barnes

We bid a fond farewell to our members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon. • Mr William Christopher Crothers & Mrs Joanne Elizabeth Crothers • Mr Atul Malik & Mrs Aditi Malik • Mr Carl Sverker Moeller & Mrs Gunilla Moeller • Mr Clive Newton & Mrs Valerie Newton

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Professor Rudolph Marcus Professor Rudolph Marcus’s groundbreaking theory on electron transfer won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1992. The Marcus theory, named after him has since become the dominant theory describing electron transfer reactions that are ubiquitous in chemistry and biology. As a tribute to Professor Marcus on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions to chemistry, a conference covering a wide range of topics will be held in Singapore from 22 to 24 July 2013. Distinguished scientists from around the world will join NTU in the celebration with a festival of lectures on present-day research and on its projections into the future. Professor Rudolph Marcus is a Canadian-born chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of electron transfer. Marcus theory, named after him, provides a thermodynamic and kinetic framework for describing electron transfer reactions in chemical and electrochemical systems as well as in biology. The understanding of the basic energy converting processes in photosynthesis has influenced the development of technologies such as solar cells and batteries. Professor Marcus’s interest in the sciences began at a young age. It was math that first caught his interest and he excelled in it during his high school years in Montreal. He then proceeded to McGill University where he studied under Prof Carl A. Winkler who had been a student of Prof Cyril Hinshelwood’s at Oxford University. After obtaining his doctorate, Prof Marcus went to the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa to do research on gas phase reactions. During that time he decided to try his hand at theoretical research and he received a PostDoc fellowship to work with the well-known theoretician Oscar K. Rice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There, and in his initial faculty position at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn he developed what became known as the RRKM theory of unimolecular reactions. A few years later he developed the basics of the Marcus electron transfer theory that also entered the chemistry textbooks. He is the Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and currently also a Nanyang Visiting Professor at NTU in Singapore.

The Institute for Advanced Studies at NTU will host a private dinner for Professor Marcus in the Churchill Room on 23 July 2013. Earlier that evening, Professor Marcus will be the guest of honour at the launch of a book, “Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia - Readings from Cambridge and Berkeley to Singapore” by Anthony C S Teo, former adviser at NTU and a Club member. Please visit the following link: The Tanglin Club is honoured to have Professor Marcus celebrate his birthday in the Club, and wishes him many happy returns.



7.30PM AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM The stars of the LEGENDARY HIT British show “Whose Line is it Anyway” will be performing “LIVE” EXCLUSIVELY for our Tanglin Club Members. Featuring comedians Andy Smart, Stephen Frost, Steven Steen and Ian Coppinger, they will turn anything and everything you can think of into a fresh batch of hilarious sketches, songs and comic dramas. Price: $85 (Member) & $95 (Guest) inclusive of 3 course dinner, choice of a glass of beer or wine. $60 per person (standing room at the bar area) Inclusive of a glass of beer or wine. Book your places now!

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email or

events & entertainment

traditional chinese medicine talk Cooking methods of herbs to boost optimum health and immunity Thursday, 18 July, 3pm to 5pm at Tangles

After a successful event in April, The Tanglin Club is pleased to once again invite Ms Joanna Wong from Eu Yang Sang to give a talk on the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this talk, Joanna will be giving tips on how to achieve a stronger immune system through the introduction of herbs in your daily diet, and showcase the cooking methods of herbs in various cuisines. Limited seats are available due to its popularity, so do register early to avoid disappointment. Price: $20 (Member) & $30 (Guest). Price inclusive of refreshments.


CHOIR PRACTICE for performances

mondays, 8, 15, 22 & 29 July, 7.30pm at the Churchill Room


Love to sing to the tunes of evergreen songs? The Choir Section invites all Members to their Sing-Along Sessions on mondays, 1 july and 5, 12, 19 & 26 august 7.30pm in the Churchill room FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the Events Department at 66220437/0438. For reservations Email or

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events & entertainment It’s bingo time Thursday, 11 July & 15 August, 8pm at Tangles

Price: $3 for minimum of 3 tickets $5 for a sheet of 6 tickets Mini buffet menu is available at $10 per person. 5 rounds will be played each night.

BI N GO national day family brunch friday, 9 august, 11.30am to 2.30pm at Tangles

Celebrate Singapore’s 48th year of independence at Tangles, where you and your family will enjoy the day with gastronomic local delights, family activities and the “Real Singaporean Quiz”, and view the Parade on our Big Screen! Price: $55 (Member), $65 (Guest) & $25 (Child).

Social Graces and Dining etiquette Workshop for children

Saturday, 20 july, 11am at wheelhouse function room This class is taught by Eunice Tan, one of only five Master Certified Civility Trainers in the World. n G u an , M r Ya p Si . In st ru ct or

For parents who recognize the importance of their children’s manners, this interactive program focuses on up to-to-date social and communication skills which builds self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others. These fun and informative programmes include role-playing exercises, quizzes to assess participant‘s learning, a comprehensive handout as a reference guide, a 3-course meal to practice the appropriate table manners, and a Certificate of Attendance. The learning objective of this workshop: • Self-respect and respect for others; • Making positive introductions ; • Meeting and greetings; • Poise and posture (deportment); and • Table manners, 3-course meals dining etiquette

Adult Chinese Brush Painting Class

Awed by the intricate artwork and deft skills in the art of Chinese Brush Painting? Why not learn the know-how’s with our very own instructor Mr Yap Sin Guan? Classes are scheduled every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and we look forward to welcoming more members. Price: $250 per month (charged to member’s account) *Additional $100 to be paid to instructor for the art materials.

Age group: 6 years old and above. Price: $30 (Member) & $35 (Guest).

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.

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taste of india brunch 19 may

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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


1855 U.S. Fine Angus Beef Promotion 1 to 30 July available for lunch & dinner at the tavern

Great beef begins with great cattle, and that means Black Angus. It’s well documented that the Angus breed marbles naturally and produces the rich beef flavour that steak lovers crave. The 1855 Black Angus brand specifically stands out, because of its strict specifications, and exceptionally tender and incredibly juicy flavour. Main course from $45.


Sunday, 28 july, 11am 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! Cake of the month

durian cake Available for the month of july at the deli lounge Price: $38.80 (Whole Cake) & $5 (per slice).

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: 23 July 2013

new à la carte menu

july wine takeaway pROMOtion

from tuesday, 2 july, available for lunch & dinner at the churchill room The Churchill Room has a new à la carte menu set to tantalise your tastebuds. New items on the menu include Braised Short Rib of 1855 Fine Angus Beef, Mayura Wagyu Rib Eye and the Chef’s recommendation of the Lobster Thermidor.

Purchase a bottle of Menetou-Salon Blacn Le Clos Du Pressoir and a bottle of Gran Feudo Edición Selección Especial Roble, and you’ll get two Spiegelau wines glasses free. This promotion is available while stocks last, so purchase your bottles now!

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 66220432 or email

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Peranakan Curry Tiffin Buffet


sunday buffet - peranakan/ curry tiffin

every sunday at tangles, 11.30am to tradition 2.30pm makes its comeback in the Club. The from iconic Anglo-Indian

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 Peranakan of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys. Feast on the new cuisine with influences of the Chinese and Malay cultures that makes it soFeaturing unique, ita will neveroflose its flavour. Enjoy the new selection Malayan Curries, Roti Prata and classic dessert favourites Peranakan Buffet at Tangles, and treat tastesFritters that will like your Gula tastebuds Melaka andto Banana with honey. remind you of home. Price: (Adult) $ $15 (Child). The Peranakan Buffet will be available on 7 &$26 21 July.


Price includes free-flow of soft drinks.

Curry Tiffin FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES The iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes comeback in the Club. Please contact Food & its Beverage Department at 66220432 or email thursday, 22 august at the Churchill Room Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of old MaThe Churchill Room presents a Wine Dinner with Guest Chef layan cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, Jimmy Chok. This is the second time that Chef Jimmy has with the taste of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys. Featuring graced the Club with his unique medley of fusion cuisine, and a selection of Malayan Curries, Roti Prata and classic dessert favourites members can expect more exotic dishes from him this time. like Gula Melaka and Banana Fritters with honey. The Curry Tiffin will be available on 14 & 28 June.

Price: $108 per person.

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Price: $58 (Member) & $68 (Guest). Semi À la carte Items start at $16. Cover charge of $18.80 from 8pm onwards (includes canapÊs and a house pour). *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.

the churchill room The Churchill Room will be closed for dinner on 12, 19, 21, 23 & 27 July.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 66220432 or email

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calendarOFevents MONDAY 1




INTRODUCTION EVENING 6pm at the Raffles Room.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

CHOIR SUMMER SING-ALONG 7.30pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room.

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

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

4 The Executive Gourmet Set Lunch

Available from Tuesdays to Fridays at the Churchill Room




BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

11 it’s Bingo time 8pm at Tangles.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.





BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


BILLIARDS SECTION NIGHT 7pm at the Billiards Room.

CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.




BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles. Cake of the month

durian cake Available for the month of july at the deli lounge

churchill room closed for dinner




BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30pm to 9pm at the Churchill Room.

BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles. MONTHLY BALUT 6.30pm at Tangles.

1855 Fine Angus beef promotion AVAILABLE for lunch & dinner at the tavern

July 2013 FRIDAY




BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.


TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.


WIMBLEDON LIVE TELECAST 8pm at Tangles. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

supper club at churchill room

movie of the week lincoln - 5 to 7 July

rio** - 6 & 7 July

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TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.


14 TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

jack reacher - 12 to 14 July

mary poppins** - 13 & 14 July churchill room closed for dinner

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LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

cloud atlas - 19 to 21 July

SOCIAL GRACES AND DINING ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN 11am at the Wheelhouse Function Room. churchill room closed for dinner

churchill room closed for dinner

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nim’s island** - 20 & 21 July


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

JULY IN-HOUSE GOLF GAME 1.21pm at Jurong Country Club.


LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room.

the sting - 26 to 28 July

churchill room closed for dinner

supper club at churchill room

july wine takeaway PROMOtion Purchase a bottle of Menetou-Salon Blacn Le Clos Du Pressoir and a bottle of Gran Feudo Edición Selección Especial Roble, and you’ll get two Spiegelau wines glasses free. This promotion is available while stocks last, so purchase your bottles now!

spy kids** - 27 & 28 July

Peranakan Buffet Curry Tiffin Buffet


Every Sunday atTheTangles iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes its comeback in the Club. Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of old Malayan 11.30am to 2.30pm cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, with the taste of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys.

**Children’s matinee at 2.30pm

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

Price: $26 (Adult) $ $15 (Child). Price includes free-flow of soft drinks. FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or email


Yvonne with Bansi Sethuraman from The Tanglin Club, who won High Straight in One Throw.

balut agm

Our usual monthly game had a slight change in routine when the Section held its AGM with victuals at the Claymore Room. Repast consumed, the AGM produced no surprises, and contented murmurs filled the room. Fellow members will note that there is no change in the Committee, with the Convenor and Captain standing unopposed and back by popular demand. We would like to record our appreciation to Nan Sandford for turning up as a very welcome observer and for her kind words at the AGM.

monthly balut game

A stranger came to this game, sipped his beer, and conquered all with the highest game and total scores. The rules are that guests are not entitled to any of the prizes, and the smiling stranger was plied with drinks coupons as a consolation

offering. Captain Sapinah walked away with the highest total score of 650 points, and Padmini Panikar got the envelope for the highest game score of 149 points. Said stranger was liberal with coupon distribution at the Wet Bar and we all thought him a jolly nice chap!

inter-club games

Earlier in the month, the first of the InterClub games was played at the Singapore Recreation Club (SRC). Team 3 from the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) topped the total chart and Anwar Gaffoor banged down a game high score of 167 and our own Bansi Sethuraman won the spot prize for a high house of 28 in one throw. Our teams did creditably well in that two of our teams were 3rd and 4th in the overall rankings with less than 20 points difference. Nina Menon very quietly slipped into 2nd place (662) in individual ranking.

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Thank you SRC for kicking this year’s InterClub series off, and you were an excellent host. The month of June sees us playing a couple of sessions and we anticipate some deft wrist work and quiet moments in this most genteel of sports. Forthcoming Events: Saturday, 6 July: Empire Cup vs The British Club Wednesday, 31 July: Monthly Balut Competition Wednesday, 14 August: Inter-club Balut Competition at NUSS Wednesday, 28 August: Monthly Balut Competition Vikram Raman Balut Committee Member


Bridge Section AGM

This was held on Monday, 20 May, immediately after our regular game, in the Tangles. Drinks were served and the Convenor, Sharon Gray, addressed the meeting with a report of the year’s events and the financial accounts of the Section. After a lively Q&A session, the meeting ended with the Convenor announcing the addition of Anjna Beri and Jansie Tan to her Sub-Committee which is as follows:

Convenor: Sub-Committee:

Sharon Gray Anjna Beri Jansie Tan Sonia Advani Lily Lim Aisha Elliott Janis Owens Mandy Fairfield Shyamala Kanagasundram


We welcomed six Australian visitors to our Wednesday game on 29 May. A good tea of scones, cheese munchies, cheese toasts and salad was served and instead of the regular ten-minute break, players were thrilled with the rather elaborate tea and longer interval with a cheeky comment by someone that we should encourage more foreign visitors to our tables. Lily Lim

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Mr Ashok Arya (left) with Mr Alex (right)

Mr Arshard Bhojani (right) with Mr Alex (left)

Mr Hamish Shaw (left) with Mr Alex (right)

John Wilks Trophy – 18 May 2013

A warm summer greeting to everyone! The last two months proved to be really busy for us.

The coveted John Wilks Trophy was picked up by an affable Mr Arshad Bhojani, with our Mr K K Chong bringing in the 1st Runner-Up prize. We have a few more key competitions coming up this year, so be sure to pick up an entry form and join in the action!

Billiards Section Night – 16 May 2013

Our usual Billiards Section Night was well-attended by both Section members and Non-Section members, who are also most welcome to play for a fee for each of the Section Nights that they attend! As usual, Ashok was in top form easily chalking up the most number of wins and Mr. Bojani easily made his highest break for his category. Our guest player, Mr Hamish Shaw, potted a fantastic series of blue-pink-black to win the highest break for his category. We look forward to having Mr Shaw play with us again!

The results are as follows: • Winner: Mr Arshad Bojani • 1st Runner-Up: Mr K K Chong

The results are as follows: 1.

Most Number of Wins: Mr Ashok Arya


Highest Break (Category 1): Mr Arshard Bhojani


Highest Break (Category 2): Mr Hamish Shaw

Mr Arshad Bojani (Center), Winner of John Wilks Trophy 2013

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the tanglin club vs royal automotive club

Friendly Matches

We had our friends from the Royal Automotive Club (RAC), London, visit all the way from the British Isles to give us a humbling lesson in Billiards and Snooker. A total of nine matches were played with four singles and three doubles. The players from RAC were John, Russell, Brian, Alan, Jared and Mike. The Tanglin Club was represented by Cheung Yew Tak, Arshard Bhojani, Dr. Ng Boon Keng, Dr. Ng Wee Tong, John Yeo, Arya Ashok, Alex Yew, KK Chong, Kevin Chen, Chu Tee Seng, Chay Kok Fun and Ken Gin. We certainly enjoyed hosting them and hopefully the dinner proved to be up to their expectations. We look forward to planning a return match in London in the near future. There will also be more friendly matches in the coming months and we are looking forward to them! We will keep members informed and expression of interests for overseas trips are most welcomed. Billiards Section Committee

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darts agm 2013

The Darts AGM was held on 1 June 2013 at Tangles. Most of the regular darts players turned up for the event. It was a relaxed afternoon. Everybody enjoyed mingling with friends having wine, tea and sandwiches. We thank both Lilian and Ross for joining us. We sincerely value your contributions and presence. The new Committee members are as follows: Convenor: MC Cheong Committee Members: David Goh Khor Buck Chye Sepalika Kumarasinghe Fong Keng Yeow Lilian Lee Ross Mackenzie Thank you all for your support. Sepalika Kumarasinghe Darts Committee Member

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The National Triples Championships were held on our green during May and The Tanglin Club men’s team was keen to build on their success in the National Pairs. After playing well from early morning to late afternoon on one of the hottest days on record, our team of Rodger, Bernard and Derek eventually won though to the semi finals. Unfortunately with the scores tied at 16 all and 2 ends to go, the heat beat them in the second last end and they wilted, repeating the result they achieved last year. Nonetheless, it was a great effort and worthy of our heartfelt congratulations.

club Championships

Suddenly, all the participants for both the Singles and 773 Drawn Pairs matches are catching up with their schedule and we are now at the final rounds. The Club Pairs Championship and 773 Singles are now in progress. To date no major upsets have occurred.

Coaching and Beer, Bowls and Bites

Our bi-monthly, beginners introduction to lawn bowls and regular bowlers coaching clinics have proven to be very popular and have earned a regular spot on our Bowls calendar. Club members of all ages have a standing invitation to come for a bowls lesson at these events and the Section provides after game hospitality to all participants. Watch the Club notice boards for details.

Henton Cup, Inter-section Bowls

On Sunday, 18 August, the Lawn Bowls Section invites all Club Sections to enter teams for this annual Inter-Section bowls tournament, recent winners have been teams from Squash and Tennis. Remember to enter a team of three players from your Section and a Bowls Section Member will coach and help each team in practice sessions and on the day. Dinner and refreshments for all participants.

Happy Bowling. John Child

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colonial cup A group photo of the participating clubs (The Tanglin Club, The British Club and The American Club).

Alex Eow, (right) representative of The Tanglin Club, received a token of appreciation from the hosting club, The British Club.

Paul D’Souza (right).

Alex Eow (center) handed the Colonial Cup to the hosting club, The British Club, for prize presentation.

Linda Wareham (center).

Frederick Pickering (right).

Friday, 17 May, saw the 2nd running of the Colonial Cup which pitted the best duffers from the American Club, The British Club and The Tanglin Club go head-to-head in battle on the links of the Raffles Country Club’s Palm Course. Each club fielded 12 players and were divided into four balls, with each flight consisting of at least one player from each club. To prevent too much messing around with handicaps, the System 36 rules were employed and the match started just before 8am with early-comers making full use of the copious breakfast provided. With the sun roasting the players, the last flight trickled in around before 2pm. A light buffet followed with the announcement that the hosts, the British Club won the event. Results: • 1st place: The British Club – 336 points • 2nd place: The American Club – 317 points • 3rd place: The Tanglin Club – 314 points Our 12 players, though exhausted by the heat of both play and the weather, made full use of the free-flow of beer provided and returned home sated muttering promises to ‘do better next time.’

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Alex Eow (right).


Group photo of all participating clubs.

Lucky Draw Winner, Chang Lian Cheong (left).

James Tan (left), Dr. Yung Shing Wai, Prize presenter (center) and Frank Yung (right), 2 nd Runner Up in Div. A

Frank Yung

Jeannie Lau, Best Gross Ladies (left).


The Tanglin Club played host to the 2nd leg of the Inter-Social Clubs Golf Tournament held at Ria Bintan Golf Golf Club on Friday, 31 May 2013. Four legs are played every year among the seven member clubs with a different host each time, each pitching a maximum of 16 players from each club. This tournament divides the players into three categories by handicap: A (0-12), B (12.1 – 18.0) and C (18.1 – 24 for men; 18.1 – 36 for ladies). Each club attempts to submit a minimum of three players for each division with points awarded according to how the player finishes within his or her group. Group photo of The Tanglin Club players: (From front left) Chang Lian, Frank Yung, S.T. Yeo,Vincent Cho, Alex Eow, Jeannie Lau, Nijsten Petrus Paulus Maria. (From rear left) Peter Tan, Dr. Yung Shing Wai.

The Tanglin Club team met at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and left on the 9.10am ferry, arriving at 50 minutes later. Transport was provided by Ria Bintan and things worked so smoothly that we were able to tee off at 10.15am, shot-gun start. Playing off the System 36 format, a total of 28 flights were fielded all finishing before 3pm. A late lunch followed with a prize presentation. The Tanglin Club had a few stars that day. Jeannie Lau won the Best Gross for Ladies and the pair of Frank Yung and James Tan came in 2nd Runnersup in Division A. Chang Lian Cheong got one of the lucky draw prizes. Congratulations to all winners!

Jeannie Lau (left) and S.T. Yeo (right).

The results by club: 1. Singapore Swimming Club 2. Singapore Recreation Club 3. Chinese Swimming Club 4. Serangoon Gardens Country Club 5. The Tanglin Club 6. Singapore Cricket Club 7. Changi Beach Club

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5-DAY TREK UP MOUNT RINJANI & A TOUR OF GILI ISLAND IN LOMBOK, INDONESIA 26 to 30 September Mount Rinjani: The Swiss Alps of South-East Asia. As the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, it rises to almost 4,000 metres, and it takes a full day to reach the Segara Anak, the volcanic crater on the summit. If you like a challenge, brace yourself for a trek up Mount Rinjani. Price: $1,300 Price includes return airfare on SilkAir, accommodation at Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, assistance from local guides and porters, camping equipment, meals during the trek, registration fee, a tour of Gili Island, and travel insurance.

For registration or enquiries Please contact Arziz at 6622 0593 or email

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3 Indoor Triathlon 2013 rd

The Tanglin Club’s 3 rd Indoor Triathlon was held on 18 May this year. It was a success and we saw the winners bettering their past year timings, with very close competition from firsttimers! The event included a 3km rowing on the Concept 2 Rower, 20km cycle on the Spinning bike and last but not least, a 5km dash to the finish on a treadmill. The winning timing for the men was an astonishing 1 hour 2 minutes and 42 seconds, by Mr Paul Kelly. He was closely followed by a first time participant, Mr Lim, with a finishing time of 1 hour 4 minutes and 29 seconds. The ladies category was just as exciting, if not more. The winner, Ms Kim O’Flynn completed the triathlon with an impressive timing of 1 hour 9 minutes and 31 seconds. The runner up, Ms Sara Best, was only a minute away! We would like to congratulate all 14 participants who gave their best, broke their past records and for the first timers, we look forward to the next Triathlon next year! We would also like to take this time to thank Nutrition Asia for sponsoring the event t-shirts and supplements throughout the event. Train hard and see you again next year!

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top 4 Men’s Open

top 4 woMen’s Open




Paul Anthony Kelly

1hr 2min 42secs


Lim King Soon

3rd 4th




Kim O’Flynn Kelly

1hr 9min 31secs

1hr 4min 29secs


Sarah Best

1hr 10min 31secs

Anuratna Chadha

1hr 13min 31secs


Margaret Ho

1hr 19min 22secs

Iain Massey Anderson

1hr 14min 27secs


Dipa Swaminathan

1hr 33min 47secs

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Neptune League at singapore island country club

Summer Fun & Water Safety

Summer is here and school is out! The weather is great and it is time for lots of fun together around the pool and the sea. As parents, we encourage our kids to have fun but let us also remember water safety. Here are some water safety tips: • Constantly supervise your child; • Never swim alone; • At the beach – Always swim between the flags; and • Follow safety rules and signs. Have fun but be safe!

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Back To The Fifties

The journey ”Back To The Fifties” began at the entrance of The Tanglin Club with a 1955 MG-TF 1500 sports convertible which “transported” the 139 members and guests to the golden era of the fifties when they made their way to the Churchill Room. Heading the charge was Capt W. T. Ho who at 93 years of age hit the dance floor with Cliff Richard`s “The Young Ones” played by resident band, Penny Lane. Needless to say, everybody felt young again when they joined him and his partner, Ruth, in the Rock and Roll. Captain Ho went on to win the “Best Dressed Gentleman” and was truly an inspiration to the “youngsters”. Anne Milne was “Best Dressed Lady”. Penny Lane aptly performed the songs from Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and the other great singers with many present wishing for more. Our own Elvis Presley (Arziz) and Marilyn Monroe (Sabin) from the Sports Department were on hand to jolt memories. Asia Championship Finalist, Andrey Gorbunov from Russia who is also the Club`s Dance Instructor and Blackpool Rising Star Finalist, Karla Gerbes from Australia gave a sizzling performance of the Jive and the sexy Rumba to much applause. Dancing went past midnight and another successful event organised by the Dance Committee was concluded. Freddie Lee Dance Committee Member

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Welcome to a new season from the Tanglin Club Squash Section!

On Friday, 31 May, the Squash Section gathered for their annual dinner and meeting. With no major uprisings or insurrections from the crowd, the Committee did a recap of the year and discussed the year ahead. A new Convenor, Kristen Mansfield, was sworn in, and a new all-star Committee was assembled to support Kristen in what promises to be a very exciting year for squash at The Tanglin Club.

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Squash Section Committee Members 2013/14 Convenor Kristen Mansfield Committee Field Pickering Lood Van Rooyen Peter Rogers Sam Alexander Shane Hagan Alex Yew Daryl Arnold


Goodbye Henry!

It was with mixed emotions that the Squash Section bid farewell to long-standing Section member, Henry Mullen, in a Farewell Party hosted in the Raffles Room on Saturday, May 25th. Henry is leaving us to head back "home" to the UK later this summer (many fellow Section members would proffer that Henry's real home is under the fans at the Beer Garden). It was a splendid night of fond stories and good fun as everyone looked back on the Squash Section during Henry's "reign". But we all agree that it won't take long before Henry gets the jumbo doubles itch again, and it won't be long before we see him again seated in his usual spot under the fans in the “Henry Mullen Beer Garden�.

Upcoming events Annual Club Championships incorporating the Masters and Veterans Champs 1 July to 17 August at the Squash Centre

3 rd SICC / Marigold International Doubles Squash Tournament 2013 20 to 23 June at Singapore Island Counter Club

Fee: $5.35 per player Members may play in more than one category. a. Club Champs: for all ages b. Masters: for players 40+ (40 to 49 years old) c. Veterans: for players 50+ (50 to 59 years old) d. Seniors: for players 60+ (60 years old and above)

Caipirinha Saturday, 22 June, 6pm at Squash Centre May/June Birthday Bash Saturday, 29 June , 3pm at Squash Centre

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tennis agm 2013


Sunday, 26 May, 3.30pm, an overwhelming turn-out indeed at this year’s AGM was not a surprise at all as members came to support candidates of their choice to serve on the Sub-Committee. The meeting started with Virginia Longfellow, the Convenor, taking us through the year’s events, followed by Phua Swee Leng, the Treasurer, who updated us on the Section’s financial status. Virginia Longfellow was picked to lead the Tennis Section by the Sub-Committee. Each of the fourteen nominees then briefly delivered their “resumes” and “aspirations” after which voting started. The ballot box closed at 5.30pm and members were kept in suspense for about an hour before Dean Chee, our Sports & Recreation Manager, announced the results. The following were elected for the term 2013/ 2014. • • • • • • • • •

Virginia Longfellow Vincent Lam Miles Fenley June Seegers Yeoh En Lai Lilian Lum Lily Lim Lim Loo Leong Asha Chetty

The Sub-Committee would like to thank Phua Swee Leng, Jackie Williams, Esther Ling and Linda Wareham for their service and dedication. Drinks were generously served and all mingled and socialised throughout the afternoon. Lily Lim Tennis Section Committee Member

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ANZAC, Irish Pairs Lift Nations Cup

The Tanglin Club’s second Nations Cup tournament was held at the end of May, with a total of 10 men’s and six women’s teams vying for the coveted title. The Club courts were jazzed up with flags from many different countries, showcasing the Club’s diversity. The Netherlands’ pair of Taco Portengen and Roger Van Baal were there again in bright orange, adding more colour to an already colourful event. Taco partnered Cornelis van den Muyzenberg last year and won, although some opponents then gently complained they could not track the tennis balls whenever it clashed with the orange! Both the men and women played a round robin format, with the men split into two groups, and the top two meeting in the crossover semi-finals. In the women’s, the Irish team of Cathy Leow and Suzanne Brown ultimately topped the tournament, with the American pairing of Emma Pickering and Margaret Smith in second. A close third (and best-dressed) was the Aussie team of Lata Marsh and Virginia Longfellow.


Taco and Roger played the Aussie team of Mark Sayer and Andrew Longfellow in one semi while in the other semi, the Australia/New Zealand pairing of Chris Forbes and Craig Doel received a walkover from Justin Crane and Vincent Lam.

As in the past two years, the French Open Final was again screened in the Tangles on Sunday, 9 June, at 9pm for all to enjoy. Quite a good number of members turned up to watch the match. Section members were treated to two drinks each (wine, beer or fruit juices) and the light snacks were open to all.

Mark and Andrew triumphed 6-3, but appeared to run out of steam in the final, falling 6-1 to Chris and Craig. A big thank you to Linda Wareham for the food, Jackie Williams for the prizes and Vincent for the scoring and allocating courts.

This gracious gesture by the Tennis Sub-Committee is much appreciated and, no doubt, is a positive move to promote social interaction and camaraderie in the tennis fraternity.

Yeoh En- Lai Tennis Sub Committee Member

Lily Lim Tennis Section Committee Member

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Jack Reacher

Cloud Atlas

The Sting

Genre: Drama • Rating: PG Running Time: 150 minutes Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, and Tommy Lee Jones Director: Steven Spielberg

Genre: Action • Rating: PG Running Time: 130 minutes Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Genre: Drama • Rating: PG Running Time: 172 minutes Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

Genre: Drama • Rating: PG Running Time: 129 minutes Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw and Robert Earl Jones Director: George Roy Hill

As the Civil War winds to its conclusion in 1865, America's president Abraham Lincoln struggles with the continuing carnage on the battlefields, and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will ban slavery forever in the United States. He must obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives, yet he is torn as an early peace would save tens of thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience: end slavery or end the war.

When a gunman takes five lives in what seems like an open-andshut murder case, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher." So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting former U.S. Army Military Police Corps Major Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy with a penchant for violence, a secret to keep, and a target on Reacher's back. Based on the Jack Reacher novel series by Lee Child.

Everything is connected. Cloud Atlas explorers how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact on another throughout the past, present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in a distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Sting stars Newman and Redford as professional grifters Johnny Hooker and Henry Gondorff in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate 'sting'. No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history. The con is on!

12, 13 & 14 July

5, 6 & 7 July

19, 20 & 21 July

26, 27 & 28 July



Mary Poppins

Nim's Island

Spy Kids

Genre: Animation • Rating: PG Running Time: 96 minutes Starring: Leslie Mann, Jesse Eisenberg, Jaime Foxx and Anne Hathaway Director: Carlos Saldanha

Genre: Fantasy • Rating: PG Running Time: 139 minutes Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns Director: Robert Stevenson

Genre: Adventure • Rating: PG Running Time: 96 minutes Starring: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler and Michael Carman Directors: Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin

Genre: Adventure • Rating: PG Running Time: 88 minutes Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara Director: Robert Rodriguez

Mary Poppins is the lovable nanny who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of a no-nonsense banker and his two mischievous children. Hoping to bridge the gap between them, 'practically perfect' Mary Poppins magically turns every chore into a game, and every day into a whimsical adventure, including an unforgettable rooftop dance with a carefree chimney sweep named Bert.

Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father Jack and her best friends: Selkie, a sea lion; Fred, a bearded dragon lizard; and Galileo, a plucky pelican. But when Jack goes missing at sea and the island is 'invaded', Nim reaches out to the adventurous author of her favourite books, and together, each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story.

Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known. After fighting each other as adversaries, they fall in love and become parents to two children. Even in retirement, the world of espionage calls them back into action, when their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one. But when they too disappear, there's only two people who can rescue them: their kids.

6 & 7 July

13 & 14 July

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

20 & 21 July

27 & 28 July

Please note that No Food and Drinks are allowed in the Theatrette at all times. Showtimes Friday, 8pm • Saturday, 6pm & 9pm • Sunday, 6pm & 9pm WEEKEND MATINEES: 2.30pm 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. Members will be fully responsible for their children and guests in ensuring that the film screened is suitable for viewing in accordance to the rules governed by the Singapore Board of Film Censors. Members will be fully responsible for the conduct and behaviour of the children and guests and be answerable to the Committee in the respect of the same.

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how to use qr codes

You may have seen square images like the one above on posters, magazines, billboards and newspapers. It is called a Quick Response Code, or QR Code. Similar to a barcode, a QR Code can contain links to websites, contact information such as phone numbers and email addresses, map locations and more. For this issue’s front cover, the QR Code will bring you to the Club website’s E-Magazine webpage. QR code generated on

To use it, you need a smartphone or tablet with a camera and a QR Codescanning app (free-of-charge and paid variants available on iTunes for iPhones, and Google Play for Android devices). To start using a QR Code, perform the following steps:

Select the QR Code scanning application (app) on your device.

Scan the QR Code by placing it within the confines of the box on your device’s screen.

Wait for the page to load.

View the website or information that the QR Code brings you to.

The Tanglin Club Magazine: July 2013  

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