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FACEFACTS at the at the C Churchill hurchill R Room oom The Tanglin Club presents “FACEFACTS” performing “live” at the Churchill Room every Friday and Saturday from 8.15pm. Helmed by female lead vocalist Jocelyn Alberto a.k.a. Joyce, whose singing experience spanned for more than 12 years, “FACEFACTS” is known in the entertainment scene as a versatile group with a wide repertoire under their belt. From Pop, Jazz, Retro and Evergreens, “FACEFACTS” breathes a refreshing addition as you wine and dine in the Churchill.



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


2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My Fellow Members Last month, I had the pleasure of chairing two general meetings of the Club, the SGM on 24/4/12, and the AGM on 30/4/12. From my coign of vantage, I was able to observe the energy, resourcefulness and enthusiasm of Members as they took to the floor to speak on the issues facing the Club. As expected, some Members were verbose, long-winded or repetitive. Others were more focused. There were different speaking styles; florid, argumentative, dismissive, pompous, persuasive, lofty and elegant. There was an element of showboating or grandstanding. The debates were sometimes heated and pointed, but the disagreements or differences between Members concerned matters of perceptions, approaches or emphasis, and not, thankfully, over personal issues. Members agreed to disagree without being disagreeable. For the most part, the language was temperate, measured and considered. And in the course of the debates, Members treated each other with the customary civility, courtesy and respect. My good friend Sia Yong regards general meetings as theatre. Personally, I am grateful for Members’ forbearance and consideration and for the respect they accorded the chair. I wrote in the last issue of the Magazine, that whatever the outcome of the SGM, the Club should review the rules on the indemnity of GC members and the resolution of disputes in the Club. The AGM did not agree to increase monthly subscriptions or to introduce a minimum spend levy. As Lenin would say, what is to be done? At the AGM, some Members were not convinced that the GC had done all it could both to save costs or to increase revenue. There was also a view that as the Club has $20+ million in the bank, there was no urgency to decide the increase in monthly subscriptions or the minimum spend levy. The message appears to be, please go back, do your utmost to save costs and increase

revenue, and come and talk to us next year. A Member said that he had no problems with the increase in subscriptions. But to do so is like giving a band aid. It was the wrong approach. He asked if the GC had really looked at all the options. I think he may be right. Let me explain. We have splendid recreational, dining and sporting facilities. It costs us $24+ million annually to maintain them, and to provide our Members with the level of service they are accustomed to. Our annual income is about $21+ million. How to bridge the $3 million gap? The Club can make cost savings by providing Members with fewer services. For instance, by closing down “uneconomic” facilities or restricting the opening hours of our facilities or restricting the range of services it offers or employing fewer staff. It would compromise the quality of the Club. I think Members would not want that. Or, we can increase our revenue by tapping “non-traditional” sources of income. I can think of three “non-traditional” sources. They are (a) the limited buy-back scheme (b) the age of household associates and (c) transferable memberships. By liberalising our unduly restrictive limited buyback scheme we can make it easier for inactive or older Members who do not come to the Club to sell their memberships to the Club. In turn, the Club can offer those memberships to persons on the waiting list. This will generate substantial entrance fees income for the Club. By raising the age limit of household associates from the present 25 years to 35 years, and by charging higher subscriptions for it, we will increase F&B patronage and revenue. For some people “transferable memberships” is a dirty word. But, has anybody really examined “transferability” and how it may work in, and for, the Club? The GC has established a Review Sub-Committee (“RSC”), the terms of reference of which appear in page 7. The wise men in the RSC will review (a) Rules 45A and 45B and (b) study the “non-traditional” sources

of income and make its recommendations on both issues to the GC in 4 months’ time. Meanwhile, Members are invited to write to the RSC with their views or comments. The GC will study the recommendations of the RSC and will consult with Members. If there is a consensus on the recommendations, the GC will present the necessary rule amendments at a general meeting. It was felt that GC participation in the RSC may not be useful or productive. As I alluded to earlier, I was impressed by the energy, resourcefulness and enthusiasm of Members at the general meetings last month. The view was that the GC may not necessarily know what Members really want. It is widely known that RSC members have different perspectives or views on Rules 45A and 45B and on the “non-traditional” sources of income. The Club is a broad church. I am confident that the recommendations of the RSC will receive wide support from Members. On another note, at the SGM, some Members wanted particulars of the $943k+ spent by the Club (from 2008 to 2011) on legal and other professional fees (including legal fees on disputes in the Club). I am pleased to inform Members that a file containing particulars of how the $943k+ was spent has been placed in the Library. Sim Yong Chan President The Tanglin Club

GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE 3 Dear Members, The highlight in May was the Club Party: ‘Around the World’ on 19 May, which was well-attended and Members had a great evening of good food and entertainment. As we move forward, we need to address some pressing issues in the delivery of our Food & Beverage services. From Monday, 18 June, we will be discontinuing the weekday buffet at Tangles due to unsustainable costs and wastage. Replacing it will be a weekday daily set lunch, which will retain some of the favourites of the buffet menu. Dinner will also not be served at Tangles, but light snacks will be available at the bar.

To relieve the congestion at the Wheelhouse at lunchtime on Sundays, a Curry Tiffin buffet will also be introduced at Tangles from Sunday, 17 June. This will feature a wide range of Malayan curries, roti prata and the old-time desserts like gula melaka and banana fritters with honey. These are interim measures while we will address the idea of a suitable concept for the longer-term viability of Tangles. We will make adjustments as we go along in response to Members’ feedback. Roy Higgs General Manager

STAR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH The title of Star Employee of the month of April was awarded to Nolisa Sardena Nipales. Nolisa is from the Philippines, who joined the Club in 2007 as Guest Relations Officer. A cheerful and helpful lady, Nolisa is well-liked by Members and staff of the Club. Her manager is all praises about her as a responsible and creative staff who takes care of the outlet decoration on the monthly food promotion. Recently, she was being assigned to coach and conduct on-job-training for new staff, and she enjoys it thoroughly. Besides enjoying what she is doing in the Club, Nolisa is also known to be the ‘Voice of Whitney Houston’ in The Tanglin Club.


GARAGE SALE FOR MEMBERS 25 June 2012 from 11am to 6pm at the Churchill Room Look out for more information on the notice boards and Newsbites emails!

Elson Lee (Churchill Room Kitchen) Field & Forest Hot Cooking, Gold Medal Daniel Lai (Wheelhouse Kitchen) Field & Forest Hot Cooking, Bronze Medal Jason Chuah (Pastry Kitchen) Chocolate Show Piece, Bronze Medal Chin Chun Fei (Pastry Kitchen) Dress the cake, Bronze Medal Cao Hui (Wheelhouse Kitchen) Four Plated Main Course, Certificate

4 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 RESULTS Dear Members, We are pleased to report that the Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 30 April 2012.

The following resolutions were approved: • Resolution 1: To receive and approve a Financial Statement for the financial year ended on 31 January 2012. • Resolution 2: To appoint Messrs. Ernst & Young as Auditors for the financial year ending 31 January 2013. • Resolution 6: To elect eight members of the General Committee for the ensuing year For President • Sim Yong Chan (Unopposed) For Vice-President • Robert Wiener (Unopposed) For Honorary Treasurer • Zoeb Sadiq (Unopposed) For Committee Members • Judy Ip Harris (184 votes) • Patrick Kwek Chiow Yiap (265 votes) • Peter Koh Soon Kwang (186 votes) • Lim Kian Kok (237 votes) • Frank George Newman (177 votes) • David Gregory Palmer (176 votes) • Anthony Neil Rawlinson (173 votes) • Nanette Sandford (194 votes) • Dr Richard Tan Han Shing (229 votes) • Resolution 9: To extend the period between the financial year and the holding of the AGM to four months by the amendment to Rule 33(ii) as set out in Annexure C to the Notice dated 28 March 2012. (Agree: 163, Disagree: 99, Void: 20) • Resolution 13: That the General Committee of the Club should fully review the provision of the buy back rules under Rule 23(i), with the objective that the General Committee ,or two Ordinary Members, will propose a properly worded rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting (whichever is the soonest). Such proposed rule change shall have the intent of allowing the Club to buy back memberships without the obligation of “on selling” that membership. (Agree: 144, Disagree: 104, Void: 7) • Resolution 15: That the General Committee of the Club should fully review the drafting of a Rule whereby any member taking action against the Club or an Officer of the Club shall be suspended from being a member of the Club until such dispute is resolved. The objective of the resolution is that the General Committee, or two Ordinary members, will propose a properly worded rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting (whichever is the soonest). (Agree: 133, Disagree: 121, Void: 6) • Resolution 17: That the General Committee of the Club should review Rule 33(ii) and Rule 34 to amend such that the date of the Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting shoud not fall within seven clear days of a Singapore public holiday. The objective of the resolution is that the General Committee, or two Ordinary Members, will propose a properly worded rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meting (whichever is the soonest). (Agree: 125, Disagree: 114, Void: 3)

The following resolutions were defeated: • Resolution 7: Proposed Rule Amendments to Rule 30(i) Subscription: Option 1: General Committee’s proposed amendment to Rule 30(i) It is resolved that at a date to be determined by the Committee the following monthly subscription rates for the various categories of membership be fixed as follows by the amendment of Rule 30(i) as set out in Annexure A to the Notice dated 28 March 2012. i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii.

Ordinary Members at $100.00 per month; Lady Members at $100.00 per month; Associate Members at $100.00 per month; Term Members at $100.00 per month; Household Affiliates aged over 16 to under 21 years old at $25.00 per month; Household Affiliates aged over 21 to under 25 years old at $55.00 per month; Visiting Members at $100.00 per month or part thereof; Each child over 16 years old and under 19 years old travelling with a Visiting Member at $25.00 per month or part thereof;

5 Option 2: Ms. Doreen Barth’s proposed amendment to Rule 30(i) It is resolved that at a date to be determined by the Committee the following monthly subscription rates for the various categories of membership be fixed as follows by the amendment of Rule 30(i) as set out in Annexure A to the Notice dated 24 April 2012. i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii.

Ordinary Members at $95.00 per month; Lady Members at $95.00 per month; Associate Members at $95.00 per month; Term Members at $95.00 per month; Household Affiliates aged over 16 to under 21 years old at $25.00 per month; Household Affiliates aged over 21 to under 25 years old at $55.00 per month; Visiting Members at $95.00 per month or part thereof; Each child over 16 years old and under 19 years old travelling with a Visiting Member at $25.00 per month or part thereof;

(Yes: 96, No: 205, Void: 12) • Resolution 8: There are no amendments to any Rules proposed under this Resolution as set out in Annexure B to the Notice date 28 March 2012. • Resolution 10: It is resolved that a new rule be inserted immediately after Rule 30(iii), which new rule is to read as follows as set out in Annexure D to the Notice dated 28 March 2012: 30(iv) “Minimum Spending Levy” An Ordinary Member, who is not on the Absent Member’s List, or a Term or Lady Member (“a levied member”) shall be subject to a Minimum Spending Levy (“MSL”) in relation to his aggregate spending on food & beverage at the Club for each period of three consecutive calendar months commencing of a date to be determined by the Committee. Where a levied member spends less than MSL he shall be charged the amount by which his aggregate spending in such period is less than MSL. The aggregate spending of a levied member shall include the spending of all members, Household Affiliates and Guests whose spending is included on that levied member’s acocunt. The MSL shall be determined at a General Meeting and shall take effect from the celendar month immediately following the General Meeting unless otherwise determined and shall remain in force until varied or amended at a subsequent General Meeting. (Agree: 110, Disagree: 208, Void: 6) • Resolution 11: Resolution to stipulate the amount of Minimum Spending Levy in Rule 30: Option 1 (General Committee’s resolution): It is hereby resolved that the Minimum Spending Levy (“MSL”) pursuant to Rule 30(iv) shall be $200. Option 2: (Ms Doreen Barth’s resolution): It is hereby resolved that the Minimum Spending Levy (“MSL”) pursuant to Rule 30(iv) shall be $100. • Resolution 12: That the General Committee of the Club should fully review Rule 38(i)(a), and to suggest a wording to properly amend such rule so that a minimum number of 8 candidates are voted for by each voting member at an AGM for the appointment of a new General Committee. The objective of the resolution is that the General Committee, or two Ordinary Members, will propose a properly worded rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting (whichever is the soonest). (Agree: 89, Disagree: 145, Void: 11) • Resolution 14: That the General Committee of the Club should fully review Rule 22(iv) and to properly propose an amendment such that any Permanent Absent Member returning to Singapore go on to a waiting list of the former member to the class of membership to which he or she previously belonged to. The objective of the resolution is that the General Committee, or two Ordinary members, will propose a properly worded rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting (whichever is the soonest). (Agree: 102, Disagree: 165, Void: 8) • Resolution 16: That the General Committee of the Club should fully review Rule 19(ii), and to properly propose and amendment such that a Household Affililiate on reaching the age of 25 may elect to become a “Household Waiting Ordinary Member”, (providing that the Household Affilliate is on the Ordinary Members Waiting List), until the age of 35 years of age. The Household Waiting Ordinary Member will pay full monthly dues and be a Non Voting member of the Club. The objective of the resolution is that the General Committee, or two Ordinary Members, will propose a properly wordd rule change for the membership to vote upon at the next Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting (whichever is the soonest). (Agree: 115, Disagree: 134, Void: 3)

General Committee 2012/2013

SIM YONG CHAN President M&R Convenor Deputy Finance Convenor

JUDY IP HARRIS Entertainment Convenor Deputy Planning Convenor

FRANK NEWMAN TPSC Convenor Deputy DPSC Convenor

ROBERT WIENER Vice-President F&B Convenor Deputy HR Convenor

ZOEB SADIQ Honorary Treasurer

PETER KOH Library & DVD Convenor Deputy MWSC Convenor

PATRICK KWEK S&R Convenor Deputy F&B Convenor

LIM KIAN KOK HR Convenor Deputy M&R Convenor

DAVID PALMER Planning Convenor Deputy TPSC Convenor

NAN SANDFORD MWSC Convenor Club Relations Convenor Deputy S&R Convenor

DR RICHARD TAN DPSC Convenor Deputy Entertainment Convenor

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 2012 RESULTS 7 Dear Members, We are pleased to report that the results of the Special General Meeting on 24 April 2012 are as follows.

The following resolution was approved: • Resolution 2: That the General Committee makes a full disclosure to members of the total amount of all expenses incurred by the Club from 2008 to the present time in relation to litigation and legal proceedings between members, Committee members and the Club, including legal costs, settlement amounts and awards paid if any. (Agree: 194, Disagree: 82, Void: 7)

The following resolutions were defeated: • Resolution 1: That the General Committee ceases immediately all efforts to appeal against the Arbitration Tribunal’s judgement and award in the case of Angela Loke vs Philip Beng and The Tanglin Club and in the event an appeal has been lodged, to take immediate steps to withdraw the same. This appeal is against the spirit and letter of Rule 45B(ii)(a) which stipulates the finality of disputes settled by Arbitration in Singapore and Rule 45B(iv) which spells out the consequences if members act against Rule 45B in its entirety. (Agree: 123, Disagree: 164, Void: 3) • Resolution 3: That the General Committee ceases with immediate effect to use Club funds to pay for any legal costs, billed or yet unbilled incurred by any General Committee member in any litigation or legal proceedings referred to above unless expressly approved by members at a Special General Meeting. (Agree: 133, Disagree: 147, Void: 4) • Resolution 4: That the General Committee with immediate effect proceed to recover all legal expenses and related costs paid by the Club from 2008 until the present time in respect of litigation and legal proceedings between General Committee members, such recovery to be made against the General Committee member(s) who incurred such expenses and costs or on whose behalf such expenses and costs were paid for by the Club, arising from acts not done in good faith. (Agree: 116, Disagree: 158, Void: 9)

REVIEW SUB-COMMITTEE The General Committee (“GC”) has established a Review Sub-Committee (“RSC”), comprising Mr Chim Hou Yan, as Chairman, and Mr Lee Han Yang, Mr Axel Knudsen, Mr Franklin Wong and Mr Anthony Rawlinson, as Members. The Terms of Reference (“TOR”) of the RSC are: Issue One To review Rules 45A and 45B, having regard to the views expressed by members at the Special General Meeting held on 24 April 2012, and to make recommendations for the efficacious, fair, transparent and expeditious resolution of disputes in the Club, between members, the General Committee (“GC”) and the Club. Issue Two To review the Club Rules in the context of the recent unsuccessful attempts by the GC to raise the Planned Total membership (“PTM”), increase members’ subscriptions or to introduce Minimum Spend Levy (“MSL”), and to consider whether, the raising of the age of Household Affiliates from the present 25 years to 35 years {Rule 30(i)}, the liberalisation of the Limited Buy Back Scheme {Rule 23A(i)} and the introduction of transferable memberships in the Club may effectively address the urgent issues of the long waiting list of Singaporeans who want to join the Club, the greying Club population, the large number of inactive members and the Club’s perennial operating deficit, and to make recommendations therefor. The GC will consult Members on the RSC’s recommendations. If Members are in favour of the recommendations, GC will present the necessary Rule changes at a General Meeting. Meanwhile, Members are invited to send in their views and comments on Issue One or Issue Two of the TOR to the Secretary of the RSC, Mrs Laura Monteiro at by 2 July 2012 .

8 DO YOU KNOW? Bye-Law 22: Use of Changing Rooms & Lavatories by Children


Boys or girls under the age of six are allowed use of the changing rooms and lavatories, but must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Boys or girls of six years of age and over are not permitted use of the changing rooms and lavatories intended for the opposite sex. Girls under 14 years of age are not allowed in the Powder Room situated in the Main Foyer, Cinema Foyer and the Ladies Changing Room by the Poolside.

Bye-Law 40: Prohibition of Smoking in All Air-Conditioned Areas of the Club Including Designated outside Areas Smoking is prohibited in all air-conditioned areas of the Club. Smoking is also prohibited at the Pools, the Pool Deck surrounding the Pools, Changing Rooms and Toilets and the Sports Complex Building.

GENTLE REMINDER… PLEASE REMEMBER… Bye-Law 3: Business Discussion Members who wish to discuss business when that discussion will require a conspicuous display of papers, computers, trade samples or other business materials may not use any public areas for that purpose. Private rooms must be used for such discussions and meetings. The only exception is Tangles which has been designated to allow such discussions and meetings. Members wishing to use computers or other electronic devices at designated areas of the Club must ensure that they are put on silent mode at all times.

Bye-Law 6(c)(ii): Children-General Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a member, who shall maintain constant supervision and control over the children. The Committee will ban from the Club any children not so accompanied or who misbehave. A member shall be fully responsible for the conduct and behaviour of his child and other children visiting the Club in his charge and will be liable to the Committee in respect of any damage or injury caused by the child and will keep the Committee fully indemnified in respect of any action, claim or demand arising by reason of the child’s act or default.

Bye-law 10(b)(ii) Dining and Drinking No member shall on any occasion bring into the Club any beverage or food for consumption on the premises without the permission of the Committee.

Bye-Law 11(d) Mobile Telephones Mobile Telephones may not be used (including receiving calls):In all air-conditioned areas in the Club (except the Changing Rooms by the Poolside and the Sports Complex) (ii) In all restaurants and air-conditioned bars (iii) All mobile telephones must be put on silent mode throughout the Club (iv) Members inviting guests to the Club shall ensure that their guests do not contravene this Bye-law.

Car Parking Members are requested to make prior arrangements by informing the Front Office staff of their guests’ vehicles 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 are subject to space availability. Domestic Servants (a) Members are reminded that no domestic servants are allowed in the Club premises as stipulated in Bye-Law 13. Dress Code in the Club Members of the Club, their children and their guests are required to be presentably dressed at all times in a manner consistent with the character and standing of the Club. If they are considered to be incorrectly attired, they may be refused entry or be requested to leave the Club by a member of the General Committee or by the Management. Members are informed that the Club Standard of dress applies to all outlets in the Club, with particular criteria for selected outlets, which are stipulated in Bye-Law 12. Cut, frayed, tattered or dirty items of dress are not permitted in any part of the Club. Outdoor headgear shall not be worn within the main Clubhouse other than personal religious headgear and hats for ladies. The wearing of exposed braces is considered acceptable dress in all areas of the Club. No sports attire or jogging, trainer or similar shoes may be worn within the Clubhouse unless walking through the Main Lobby to, or from, the Sports Complex, Gymnasium, Terrace Bar, Wheelhouse Restaurant or Swimming Pool. Cinema Please note that smoking, food and drinks are not allowed in the Cinema.


Bye-Law 15(3) Guests Members introducing a guest to the Club shall accompany the guest at all times and shall be responsible for ensuring the observance by such guest of all the relevant Rules and Bye-laws and for entering the particulars of such guest in the book provided for this purpose.

AND LASTLY… Rule 41 Staff No member shall: (i)

Give any money or gratuity to any member of the staff of the Club; or (ii) Reprimand or abuse any member of the staff of the Club

EDITOR’S NOTE 9 To my fellow Members,

contribute your stories about your travels, your experiences and help I thank you for electing me into that may contribute to the on-going the General Committee (GC) for life in the Club. 2012/2013 again, and as promised A Club that is old as ours has a at the Annual General Meeting, heritage as rich as the history of this I will continue to serve you my country. While efforts were made to friends; Absent Members, Reciprocal preserve the past of old institutions, Members, and of course the staff, as I am saddened to know that much of diligently and tirelessly as I always The Tanglin Club’s historical items have. have been lost, possibly forever. In spite of this, I am “Heritage is synonymous with custom, hopeful that many of our Active and Absent tradition, and legacy. As the Club Members have kept memoves into the future, we must not mentos of the Club with forget the past; our origins, and our them, as a reminder of happy times here, or as journey to where we are now.” symbols of pride of being a Member of one of My new role in this GC is of the Singapore’s most exclusive Clubs. Club’s Convenor of the Magazine & I would like to request all of our Website Sub-Committee (MWSC), Members who may have kept such Editor of the monthly magazine, memorabilia, be it paintings, phoConvenor of Club Relations and tographs, old magazines, shields, Deputy Convenor of Sports & Rectrophies, etc. to loan us their items, reation. I will be working closely so that we may take images of them with the Members of the MWSC, for posterity. You may bring them to whom I thank for contributing their the Club, or you may mail them to valuable time and expertise into us, and rest assured we will take care making our magazine a better one. of them while we make copies for Members’ input about the magazine our archives. and the website is very valuable, Heritage is synonymous with cusso please do write in to tell us your tom, tradition, and legacy. As the views and suggestions that will be of Club moves into the future, we must benefit to other Members. Also, do not forget the past; our origins, and

our journey to where we are now. We must not forget the fun and comradeship that we always had in the Club. Memories may fade away, but mementos can last a lifetime, if we keep them. Nan Sandford Convenor, Magazine & Website Editor, The Tanglin Club magazine Convenor, Club Relations Deputy Convenor, Sports & Recreation For more information, please contact Habib Mansoor at 6622 0533 or email

The Tanglin Club, viewed from Stevens Road – 1949


From left: Proposer Kunal Sumaya with New Members Sarita Giri & Giri Jadhav.

New Members David (left) & Pamela Claire Macfarlane

New Members Kim & Constance Helen Cooper.

From left: Seconder Christopher Jones with New Members Christele Marie & Alexander Robert Knights.

Proposer Dr Khor Tong Hong (left) with New Member Koh Mui Keng.

New Members Hugh Macfarlane (left) & Brigit Hamilton.

New Member Enung Njoman (left) with Proposer Edward Ong Han Nam.


From left: Sports Convenor Patrick Kwek, Proposer Kevin Kang Kah Wee, Magazine & Website Convenor Nan Sandford, New Member Tan Kong Giap, New Member Julia Kang Chien Yin and Library & DVD Convenor Peter Koh.

From left: Club President Sim Yong Chan, Helen Sim with Honorary Members Ferial Saad Hadi and His Excellency Andri Hadi.

INTRODUCTION EVENING 7 MAY We extend a warm welcome to our new members.

HONORARY MEMBERS • H.E. Andri Hadi (Ambassador of Indonesia) & Ferial Saad Hadi

TERM MEMBERS • Kim & Constance Helen Cooper • Hugh Macfarlane & Brigit Hamilton • Giri & Sarita Giri Jadhav • Julia Kang Chien Yin & Tan Kong Giap • Alexander Robert & Christele Marie Knights • David & Pamela Claire Macfarlane

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS • Ms Koh Mui Keng (Spouse of Dr Khor Tong Hong) • Ms Enung Njoman (Spouse of Edward Ong Han Nam)

ABSENT MEMBERS We bid a fond farewell to our members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon. • Mr Reginald Chew & Ms Lee Moi Lai • Ms Vivian Oh & Mr Looi Jin Eu Kevin • Mrs Virginia Ng & Mr Ng Eng Chin • Mr Carl Sverker Moeller & Mrs Gunilla Moeller • Mr Abhijit Basu & Mrs Anuradha Basu • Mr Chee Beng Kiat Ronnie & Mrs Chee-Foo Meng Mui May • Mr Michael King & Mrs Giberte Constance King • Mr Tomoaki Kawakami & Mrs Jacis Kawakami-Yap • Ms Kow Hui Lin Cheryl • Mr Peter Ian Webster & Mrs Christine Webster • Mr Graham Sidney Evans & Mrs Linda Agustine Evans • Ms Teo Huey Min & Mr Choo Boon Kiat

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16 SPECIAL FEATURE “The time has come,” the walrus said, “To think of many things, Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, And cabbages and kings... The time has come, it’s time to vote: Votes for the very best, Don’t vote for favourite cronies, Vote for those with zest.

The restaurants’ staff work hard for you, But they are caught between two fires, Of testy chefs and steaming hob, And members’ food desires.

I stand as an independent, I have no boots to lick, I’m in no group or clan at all, It’s that what makes me tick,

The GC needs good people, To steer it on its way, It is a five-star Club, you know, It must be kept that way.

The staff do all they can for you, But things can still go wrong, So please don’t moan and groan a lot, Just sing a little song.

Your pen is such a wonder wand, It casts your magic spell, Just tick that simple little box, Then I can serve you well.

The GC’s been so good this year, No wicked words were said, We slaved and toiled away for you, Than dined and went to bed.

Members say our prices are high, But they include all taxes, Comparing prices with the outside world, Is like comparing bus and taxis.

When I was young and virile, I was a V.I.P. But now I’m old and ancient, Soon I will be R.I.P.

Two years I did at F&B, Wheelhouse is doing fine, And Churchill has been tarted up Its a first-class place to dine

And looking at the bars in town, Where drinks are really sky high, Booze at the Club is very cheap, You’ve got a damned good buy.

So vote for me one more time I pray, Before I hit the box, It may be from the Wine Bar, It won’t be from the pox.

For Chinese food at Churchill, I regret I have to say, We tried our best to set it up, But could not make it pay.

As Editor of the magazine, Playboy was my true guide, The pictures were so naughty, lah, They would lock me up inside.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this ditty, It’s been good fun to write, The reason is quite simple, I NEED YOUR VOTE TONIGHT.”

Fine dining was not popular, Picasso on a plate, Members want good food to eat, Not pictures on a slate.

When building the Sports Centre, Said, it would not cost a song: Two million bucks now in the red, We really got it wrong.

Our Chefs are true professionals, Serving 1000 meals a day, Of food from many cultures, It sure makes a hectic day.

The section for the DVDs Is doing very fine, The problem is the censorship, They really take their time.

– Frank Newman Speech at the Annual General Meeting, 30 April 2012


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Not to be missed! MindWaves’ Eco-Science Vacation Camp for Kids is a program specially designed for 6 to11-year-olds to develop a deeper relationship with nature in the most unique and ingenious ways. Each day is packed full with action, adventure and loads of fun! Your child can expect to go home with exciting stories of hands-on science experiences, group work and research. Through our highly-qualified trainers and facilitators that include internationally acclaimed scientists such as Dr Chia Tet Fatt, and experienced outdoor specialist, participants’ learning takes place while having fun! So hurry and register now! Places limited to the first 30 participants. Price: $182 per participant.


Father’s Day

FRIDAY, 15 JUNE, 8PM TO 11PM AT TANGLES The “green fairy” as it is more commonly known and a drink downed by famous artists and other creatives in the 19th century such as Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso and the eccentric Vincent Van Gogh. Learn more about this drink that is making a come-back into the scene, as well as sample the different varieties available by our guest mixologist. After which, over some light snacks share a laugh with popular local comedianne, Dolly Dim Sum. An evening not to be missed!

Champagne Brunch Sunday, 17 June, 11.30am at the Churchill Room Make Father’s Day especially memorable for Dad this year. Treat him to our extravagant brunch buffet. Price: $88(with free flow-champagne), $45(without free-flow champagne) & $22 (child).

Price: $30 (Member) & $40 (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 last day for cancellation date. There is no guarantee of placement or seat for walk-in registration on the day of the event. The organisers, sponsors, and anyone involved in the organisation of Club events will not be held liable for late cancellation, overbooking, force majeure or any other unforeseen situation beyond their control.

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



SUNDAY, 24 JUNE, 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 TASTING Don’t miss these upcoming wine tasting sessions with our Wine Circle. Tasting of 2005/6 Brunello di Montalcinos Friday 29 June Tasting of Gran Reserva/ Reserva Riojas Friday 29 June

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: 18 June 2012.

The Tanglin Club is proud to present this pair of wines, made and bottled by Framingham Wines, to its discerning Members. The Sauvignon Blanc shows classic passionfruit and pronounced grapefruit flavours, smartened up with currant, capsicum and hints of mineral. Best enjoyed with seafood and summer salads. Price: $36.50 (per bottle) & $7.30 (per glass).

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The Pinot Noir exudes welcoming aromas of raspberry, dark cherry and cranberry. A splash of smoky oak adds complexity. The palate is lush and rounded with dark and summer fruit compote flavours, along with some savoury, smoky bacon notes. A charming wine that matches easily with duck or lamb dishes. Price: $38.50 (per bottle) & $7.70 (per glass).


The Churchill Room will be closed for lunch on 2 June, and for dinner on 2, 15, 22, 23, & 30 June. The Churchill Room will be unavailable for banqueting functions every first two Fridays & Saturdays of June 2012. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or email


FRIDAY, 8 & 29 JUNE, 7PM TO 11.30PM If you have ‘happy feet’, and reminisce about the good old days when you danced the night away, the new 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: $40 (Member) & $50 (Guest).





AVAILABLE FOR DINE-IN OR TAKEAWAY IN JUNE AT THE DELI LOUNGE As you fall into a hypnotic state after looking at the image, you imagine ascending into the clouds, after the combination of chocolate and blueberry covered in a thick and decadent glaze of even more chocolate sends you into a fit of ecstasy. Make it a reality instead and sink your teeth into this ultimate experience. Price: $38.80 (whole cake) & $5 (per slice).

AVAILABLE AT TAVERN FROM 11 TO 24 JUNE The specialty of Argentinian beef lies in its succulent and juicy taste when cooked over a charcoal flame and grilled to perfection, and it’s known as asado or barbeque. Sink your teeth into delicious, flavourful, tender, buttery, melt-in-yourmouth, and marbled-to-perfection dishes prepared by our chefs. If steaks are your thing, you’ve come to the right place.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or email


The Churchill Room for the gourmands amongst us

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Fine Dining at its best, is only in the Churchill Room. Members with a discerning palate will enjoy the elegantly-crafted and exquisite dishes from the Executive Set Lunch, the Churchill’s Family Brunch, and its almost-divine Dinner menu. Enter the world of fine dining and excellent service, only at the Churchill Room. Executive Set Lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm (choose from 2 to 4 course menu) Price starts from $28 per person. Family Sunday Brunch/Dinner Brunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm Price: $35 (Adult) & $17.50 (Child).


EVERY SUNDAY STARTING 17 JUNE, 11.30AM TO 2.30PM AT THE 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. 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.


AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY, STARTING 18 JUNE, 11.30AM TO 2.30PM Choose between a choice of Asian or Western cuisine for your set lunch at Tangles. With so many dishes to choose from, you’ll be coming back to Tangles every day for your lunch! Choice of: Asian Set - $14.80 or Western Set - $15.80 Set lunch includes soup, main course, dessert and choice of coffee or tea.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or email

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 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: sg (General Enquiries), reservations@ (Room Reservations) FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Contact person: Rozita Abu Bakar (F&B Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0432 / 0431 / 0433 Email: EVENTS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Tina Supri (Events Manager) / Vanitar Sindaya (Events Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0437 / 0438 Email: / BANQUET DEPARTMENT Contact person: Jeffrey Lewin (Asst. Banquet Operations Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0433 Email: FINANCE DEPARTMENT Contact persons: Wendy Lim and Jamil Amat (Accounts Executives) Tel: 65 6622 0418/0420 Emails: / COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Habib Mansoor (Communications Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0533 Email: habib.mansoor@tanglin-club. LIBRARY Contact person: Agnes Louis (Library Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0494 Email: MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT Contact person: Laura Monteiro (Membership Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0490 Email: laura.monteiro@tanglin-club. SPORTS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Contact person: Christine Koh (S&R Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0570 Email: SECURITY DEPARTMENT Contact person: Lincoln Lowe (Security Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0556 Email: EXECUTIVE OFFICE Contact person: Julie Goh (Executive Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0402 Email:











4 INTRODUCTION EVENING 6pm at the Raffles Room.



SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.

EXECUTIVE SET LUNCH Tuesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Tangles. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.



8 MOVIE: IRON LADY at the Theatrette. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.


EXPRESS BUFFET LUNCH Daily, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Tangles.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SOCIAL DANCING AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM 7pm to 11.30pm at the Churchill Room.






DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

EXECUTIVE SET LUNCH Tuesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.

ARGENTINIAN PROMOTION Available at Tavern from 11 to 24 June.

MOVIE: PUSS IN BOOTS at the Theatrette.

ARGENTINIAN PROMOTION Available at Tavern from 11 to 24 June.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.









EXPRESS BUFFET LUNCH Daily, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.

BILLIARDS SECTION NIGHT 7pm at the Billiards Room.

MOVIE: THE FIGHTER at the Theatrette.



DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

ARGENTINIAN PROMOTION Available at Tavern from 11 to 24 June.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. BRIDGE BOWLS SOCIALS 12.30pm to 6pm at the Raffles Room.


25 DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.



EXECUTIVE SET LUNCH Tuesday to Friday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Tangles.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.



29 MOVIE: WAR HORSE at the Theatrette. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowl Green. WINE CIRCLE Tasting Of Brunello Di Montalcinos. SOCIAL DANCING AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM 7pm to 11.30pm at the Churchill Room.






MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

FAMILY BRUNCH & DINNER at the Churchill Room.


BRIDGE PREMIER LEAGUE 12noon at the Raffles Room. WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 4pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.





MOVIE: IRON LADY at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: IRON LADY at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

FAMILY BRUNCH & DINNER at the Churchill Room. WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court. LAWN BOWLS MEMBERS VS STAFF 2.30pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

SPECIAL FORCES 13, 14 & 15 July



MOVIE:PUSS IN BOOTS at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: PUSS IN BOOTS at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

FAMILY BRUNCH & DINNER at the Churchill Room. FATHER’S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11.30am at the Churchill Room. WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 4pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.


SQUASH HKFC FRIENDLY 9.30am at the Squash Courts.



MOVIE: THE FIGHTER at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: THE FIGHTER at the Theatrette.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

FAMILY BRUNCH & DINNER at the Churchill Room.

BILLIARDS SENIOR H’CAP FINAL 2pm at the Billiard Room.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

SQUASH BIRTHDAY BASH 3pm at the Beer Garden.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 4pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

JANE EYRE 20, 21 & 22 July

IN A BETTER WORLD 27, 28 & 29 July


30 MOVIE: WAR HORSE at the Theatrette. WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 3pm at the Tennis Court.

Argentinian Promotion AVAILABLE AT TAVERN FROM 11 TO 24 JUNE


Churchill Room Closure The Churchill Room will be closed for dinner on 15, 22, 23, & 30 June, and both lunch and dinner on 2 June, The Churchill Room will be unavailable for banqueting functions every first two Fridays & Saturdays of June 2012.



pril was a case of the Mr and Mrs The Mrs in this instance was Fatema Sadiq who had the highest column score of 136, while Sadiq Zoeb turned in the highest game score of 625. It was one of the few gatherings in the recent past that went without the undertone refrain of ‘kelong’! Congratulations to the winners! April was memorable in that we had a genteel turnout and were hard pressed to make up four tables. Intelligence gathered later suggested that birthday parties and sudden travel plans had intruded into the monthly game. The Convenor took a sanguine approach to this, as this was the only choice left open to him. Maybe ought to be interesting...

Calendar of Events • Wednesday, 20 June Inter-club League at SCC • Friday, 29 June Monthly Competition at the Card Room • Saturday, 14 July Empire Cup vs The British Club at the Tanglin Club • Friday, 27 July Monthly Competition at the Card Room Vikram Raman Balut Section Member

BRIDGE TRIP TO BANGKOK, Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April 2012


ight ladies made their way to Bangkok for two good games of bridge against the RB Polo Club and the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. As always there is good food and shopp[ng and this is precisely what the ladies had besides the competitive bridge play. We hope more members would join us in these fun trips which are organised for team camaraderie as well as invaluable exposure to foreign clubs!

Summer Bridge Lunch Date: Monday, 11 June Venue: Raffles Room Time: Sign up at 11.30am, Lunch at 12pm, Games at 1pm

Free Bridge Lessons Every Friday morning at the Card Room at 10am



he Billiards Section Night was held on every third Thursday of the month and was played on 17 May. We had section members, Ashok Arya, K.Gin, Keane Lim and Dr Ng Boon Keng who played on that Night. The winner was Keane Lim for the highest score and K. Gin for the highest break. Upcoming Billiards Event • 3 June to 30 June The Senior Handicap Snooker Tournament • Thursday, 21 May, 7pm Monthly Section Night at the Billiards Room

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ello, everyone! On the 12th and 13th May 2012, we completed the first part of our 3 Annual Dart Championship Tournament. The competition on the whole was a bit overwhelming, to say the least! On Saturday 12 May, after lunch we began our tournament excitedly with the following matches: • Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles • Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles Then, on Sunday, the 13th of May we continued with the following matches: • Women’s Mixed doubles (Incomplete) • Men’s Doubles (Incomplete) and Men’s mixed Doubles It was a lively atmosphere and the convenor MC Cheong made sure that there were plenty of refreshments sandwiches, fresh fruit juices and tea for all. Tangles dazzled with home hospitality: truly a wonderful place where friends meet! In the midst of all our tensed, yet fun-filled weekend, we darters managed to keep the matches going. The lucky darters who won obviously followed the following rules: The lucky darter: • Lets their brain control the throw. • Uses their mind and skills wisely. • Controls their emotions. • Keeps the body still, using only their arm. • You are in charge: do not blame others (Maus, (Buddy) Ralph, 2000).

Following are the completed events for the Annual Darts Tournament. Congratulations! To the following winners: Mens Single Champion – Denis Hardy Runner-up – MC Cheong Ladies Single Group A Champion – Eunice Goh. Runner-up – Deepa Gupta. Ladies Single Group B Champion – Nicola Hardy Runner-up – Grace Goh Mixed Doubles Champion – MC Cheong & Eunice Goh Runner-up – Denis Hardy & Lilian Lee Our heartiest congratulations! To both husband and wife winners Nicola and Denis Hardy. We hope to complete our tournament on the 26 May. So till the next time, remember one thing: ‘Enjoy What You Do, Do What You Enjoy!’ Sepalika Kumarasinghe Dart section Member

ly by males. However, it is heartening to see the overwhelming enthusiasm of the ladies to play darts at the Tanglin Club. We spend most of our afternoons and evenings playing and training new members. Our objective is also to promote and cultivate friendship through this marvellously interactive game of Darts. I am proud to inform you that we have had the opportunity to play against other challenging clubs in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Such matches have helped to expose ourselves to further invaluable experiences and develop our skills. Also, we’ve been invited to play in Seremban and Kuala Lumpur on the 18 and 19 of May 2012.

A message from the Convenor, MC Cheong Ladies and Gentlemen I am pleased to inform you all, that our membership has doubled almost up to 90 members. It is a common fact that Dart games are played in pubs in the UK, most-

In conclusion, I must say that we had a fun-filled weekend of great darts, laughs, and most of all getting a chance to see A LOT of great Dart members that I don’t get to see very often! Thank you MC Cheong Darts Convenor



ecently in a conversation with a member, the topic of doing Cardio (cardiovascular) conditioning came up. At the end of her training session. She asked if we are going to do any cardio exercises: she was referring to the treadmill and bikes; in her mind cardio can only be done on treadmill, bikes and elliptical. This could not be further from the truth, but before we go on, let’s define what is cardio? Quoting from Fatloss Expert Alwyn Cosgrove “It is important to understand that cardio refers to any exercise in which the heart and lungs are involved. This could be jogging, running, sprinting, swimming, circuit training, etc. Quite simply – if you are elevating your heart rate and respiration rate, you are doing some form of cardiovascular work.” The word ‘aerobic’, on the other hand means a state or intensity at which you do your cardio that depends primarily on the use of oxygen to meet the energy demands. Intensity tends to be low to moderate. All aerobic training is cardiovascular training. Not all cardiovascular training is aerobic. Now squats, push-up and burpees are commonly referred to as callisthenic exercise. However, if you were to do 30s of squats followed by 30s of push-ups and then 30s of burpees, your heart rate and respiration rate will

definitely be elevated. Thus by definition we are doing cardiovascular work, just not in the conventional way. There are several benefits to performing “non-traditional” cardio, like the metabolic circuits I mentioned above. Reduce impact on joints – Running a mile, takes about 1,500 repetitions. That is a lot of pounding on the joints just to burn calories, compared to a metabolic circuit you will get maybe 100-200 repetitions “spread” throughout the entire body. Addressing multiple qualities concurrently: going through a metabolic circuit not only lets you burn tons of calories, but you also get to work on your core stability, muscular endurance and your joint mobility all at the same time. Lastly, unless you are specifically training for an event, it would seems to me it is more fun to do a variety of movements in an hour than to be on a cardio machine for an hour. The following is an example of how to go about doing a metabolic circuit. Repeat 3-5 rounds for every set.

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Is this programme for you? The Tanglin Club Weight Loss programme is ideal for people who: • Are overweight and haven’t been able to deal with it effectively. • Are currently living a sedentary lifestyle and who need help becoming active. • Have a history of yo-yo dieting. • Have had weight-control difficulties since childhood. • Have gained weight following an injury or other health/ physical challenge. • Have gained weight after menopause. Price: $999

• Fitness assessment by a personal trainer • Initial one-on-one consultation with a nutritionist • Personalised nutritional plan • 2 Personal training sessions every week • 1 Nutritional Consultation every week (1 hour each) • Online support including food diary analysis and feedback • Supplements and superfoods that calm food cravings, control appetite and keep you feeling full without the sugar rush. • Advice on how to make healthy choices at all types of restaurants, allowing you to eat out as often as you wish • Quick and easy-to-prepare recipes for healthy, satisfying meals

Kids Fitness Course

Saturday, 16 June,10.30am to 12noon at the Gym The Kids’ Fitness Course (KFC) is an exciting programme and has been designed for our younger Members between 12 and 14 years old to access the gym for the first time. KFC is a comprehensive training workshop to teach them how to use the gym safely. For more information, please call the Gym at 6220575 or email: Price: $55 per Member.


Golf Friendly with SAFRA The Golf Friendly with SAFRA, held at National Service Resort Country Club on 16 March, drew a total of 36 golfers, and playing off the format of System 36 with total stableford of top 10 golfers. Our team managed to win the game, scoring 350 against SAFRA’s 348.

Coutts Team Golf Challenge 2012 In appreciation to our Sponsor, we had started this inaugural event called the Sponsor’s Team Golf Challenge on 27 April 2012. The game was played at Singapore Island Country Club’s Sime Course. There were a total of 15 teams that participated. The Champion Team consisting of Frank, Lionel, Kai Seng and Kenneth was off no surprise to all. Each golfer received a gift from Coutts and a Tanglin Plague for their achievement. The Golf Section also took the opportunity to thank Chris for his service as a Golf Convenor since 2009

Upcoming Events June Social Golf Game – Friday, 29 June 2012 at Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course Inter-Section Golf Challenge – Friday, 20 July 2012 at Singapore Island Country Club

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t the time of writing only the semi finals and finals of the Singles and Drawn Pairs competitions remain to be played and although slightly behind our published time scale we have done well to maintain steady match- play progress. Soon we shall be embarking on the Open Pairs championship and a new 773 Pairs tournament. 773 is a bowls format where the scoring is related to sets rather overall shots and is designed to shorten uneven matches and thereby increase interest in competitive play. The idea is that the teams play two sets of seven ends but if the game is being won easily then the number of ends needed to win the set may be as few as four. If the team who wins the first set also wins the second then the game is won. If each team wins one of the first two sets, the tie breaker is played when the first team to win two ends wins the set and the match. Tanglin Club Pairs 2012 This tournament was contested over a nine week period by ten teams on a straightforward league basis. We were able to enter four teams. Three others came from the Singapore

Cricket Club, two from Singapore Power and one from the Evergreen Lawn Bowls Club. We did rather well, taking second and third positions overall and had it not been for the fact that six matches were all Tanglin Club affairs when a Tanglin win could only be at the expense of a Tanglin loss we might have cleared the board. Perhaps that would have been too much to expect!

Upcoming Events There is a lot coming up so get your diaries out, make the appropriate entries and register with S & R in good time if you wish to be involved.

The final placings were:1) Singapore Cricket Club A 2) Tanglin Club B, of Rodger Kimpton, Bernard Foo and Pecktee Kimpton 3) Tanglin Club D, of Lee Wah Ted Hartland and John Child.

John Child Lawn Bowls Section Secretary

• Members versus Staff - 10 June • Interport match with Royal Bangkok Sports Club in Bangkok - 9 August See you soon




ver a somewhat wet Easter weekend, the Scuba Section conducted a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Ocean Diver course to teach beginners to scuba dive. Instructors from within the section conducted the two-day course, covering basic theory and pool-based practical lessons. While they may easily have been mistaken for full time dive professionals, the instructors are actually a passionate group of lawyers, IT professionals, engineers and financial consultants, whose training and logbooks would be the envy of many a dive industry veteran. The trainees were equally enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills that would open-up to them a whole new world underwater. Despite the rain and cold, they gamely donned their scuba equipment, and forward and backward-rolled into the pool, breathed through their mouths into regulators, cleared fogged out masks, and experienced the weightlessness that comes with neutral buoyancy. If not for empty scuba tanks, some trainees looked like they could have stayed at the bottom of the pool all day. Any apprehension they may have felt about breathing underwater quickly faded as the instructors carefully and patiently guided them through each exercise. The following weekend, with basic skills in hand, the trainees and instructors set off for Pulau Tioman, the venue for the open water practical aspects of the Course. Trainees were buddied-up into pairs and

learned to cope with the distinctly un-pool-like conditions that the sea offers, where even on a calm day, currents, waves and assorted sea creatures conspired to distract them while they continued to polish their underwater skills. Each buddy pair was assigned an instructor, and with this 2:1 student-teacher ratio, trainees were kept under close supervision and instruction. The first two dives were in the shallow, calm waters of Tulai Bay. Conditions were good and none of the trainees showed any nervousness about diving in the sea for the first time. The dives focused on personal diving skills, rescue exercises and the experience of diving in an independent buddy-pair. Underwater sightings included families of cuttlefish and a banded sea snake, and between dives, a pod of dolphins was spotted from the boat. The instructors were sufficiently impressed with the rapid progress, and opted to conduct the third dive in the progressively deeper waters off Pulau Chebeh, an island to the northwest with beautiful underwater terrain, sloping rock formations, and abundant coral and fish life. Big bumphead parrotfish, schools of barracuda and golden trevally, and large coral trout can often be spotted here. All went well, and there was time for one last dive in the shallow waters off Pulau Renggis, in front of the Berjaya Resort, and home to black-tip reef shark, turtles, more schools of barracuda, and cuttlefish. This time, the trainees were asked to “lead” the instructors, and learned important skills about safe-

ty and dive leadership. As the day wound down, the happy and tired bunch headed back to the Tioman Island Reef Resort for a hot shower and a hearty dinner. There was only time for one dive on Sunday because tidal conditions required us to be back in Mersing port by 2pm. It took place off Tokong Bahara, a submerged reef surrounding a lone rocky outcrop with a working lighthouse. This is another beautiful dive site with abundant coral and fish life. Much like Pulau Chebeh, it’s inhabited by schools of barracuda and trevally, squid and different types of rays. With five dives completed, the weekend was a fruitful and enjoyable trip. The weather was nice and sunny, the currents mild and manageable, and the company was absolutely wonderful. Next up are some low visibility dives in the Southern Islands of Singapore for the intrepid trainees and their instructors. We had 7 trainees in the course: Keira Coventry, Keane Lim, Salman Niaz, Tricia Voute, Nat Ng, Tan Tiong Choon & Leow Hui Kiang Many thanks to the following diving instructors from Tanglin Scuba Section and BSAC Blue Barracuda Branch: Leong Yut Wah, Faris Alsagoff, Chu Hui Wen, Derek Quek, Simon Chong, Kelvin Tan, Michael Oxborrow & Rolf Jacobsohn Leong Yut Wah


The squash section got together for a festive party at Tangles on Saturday night, May 12th. Music was provided by DJ Lood’acris and the squash section had little interest of stopping the festivities when the plug was eventually pulled at midnight. Before the party, four of the section members put on an exhibition match of squash doubles (played with the standard doubles squash ball, a hardball) but it did little to generate interest in making a switch to hardball. One section stalwart was overheard saying, “this is boring, I’m going home”! The section singles handicap is currently well underway with the tournament and the plate draws now in the quarterfinal stages. Finals expected to be played on May 25th. And please join me in supporting both our A grade and B grade teams as they finish out the national squash league’s season. The A grade team won a very big match against cross town rivals Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) to capture a share of the lead of 1st place with two matches below. Great excitement! At the time of going to press the Tanglin A grade national league side is in equal 1st place after an outstanding win against the previous NSL leaders, Singapore Cricket Club no. 1 team on 15th May. The match against SCC1 was fought right down

to the wire as is the case with most Tanglin/SCC contests. With the score at 2-1 down but with sets in hand going into the last match, Richard Hill produced the most courageous performance of the year in beating Anders Yeo 3-2 after losing to him in the first round game. So it was a win and 3 points to Tanglin to even up the competition at the top. With only 2 rounds left to play there is going to be a fierce battle for the silverware, however the Tanglin team has tough rounds left against British Club and UCSC. The team thanks the support of MTM solutions, without which we could not have competed so well. Here’s hoping the team can repeat the performance of 2 years ago and come out tops in Singapore’s premier squash league. To win this match, we needed to win at No4 and No1. In the first match of the evening had No 4 Marc Nicholson going against the unknown Ben Nicholson. He turned out to be a large, fit and hard hitting Brit. Tanglin went up in the first, lost the second but won the third. The fourth went to SCC. The fifth game was a head to head battle all the way, but after three tie breakers, SCC triumphed after a long but great match winning 15-13 in the fifth. Next up was Tanglin No 1 against SCC’s #1. TC won the first 2 games effortlessly with a brilliant display

of shotmaking and retrieving. The third was close, but ever calm under pressure, TC prevailed 11-9 to tie the match. No 3 was the young William versus the even younger Tim Leong. This was a close and bravely caught match. William did great, but ultimately the flare and footwork of young Tim prevailed - but not before William won a crucial game in the third. Going into the final match we were down 2-1 with Richard Hill facing the daunting task of SCCs Anders. In their previous match Anders used his steady consistency to beat Richard 3-2. As the match got under way, it seemed like it would be a repeat. But Richard won the first game - lost the second, and seemed out of it in the 3rd. But somehow, miraculously, he claws back, one point at a time, and took the forth to level it at 2-2. The fifth game was incredibly tense, but Richard never relented. He got his length, and kept the pace up. Anders was clearly hurting. Richard finally put the ball away at 10-8 to win an unbelievable match. All across the Padang you could hear the roar: We are TANGLIN! Final score: 2-2 (Tanglin wins 9 games to 8). MVP of the Match: Richard Hill Sexiest Player: William

SQUASH 37 We started off at the start of the NSL season with what we thought was a reasonable team to be competitive against any team in B grade. Unfortunately the reality hasn’t quite panned out as planned due to the unavailability of various members of the team at different stages of the season. We did however provide some solid competition in every round as demonstrated by the number of matches that went to 5. Our team certainly wasn’t built around fit athletes with the exception of Robbie Lyons. Having said that, what we lacked in the fitness area we more than made up for it in many other areas, such as: drinking, enjoying each other’s company, meeting new people and in general just having fun. One of our team theories was if we can’t play good squash we might as well look good playing and we certainly did that with our sponsored shirts. We do thank MTM Solutions who sponsored the A and B grade for the season. We look forward to putting in a much stronger performance in 2013.

Upcoming Events Royal Air Force friendly Friday, May 25th (at Tanglin Club) Hong Kong Football Club friendly June 15-17th (at Tanglin Club) Singapore Island Country Club, June 30th to July 1st (with qualifying the weekend before) at SICC

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Small 2 5/16/2012 10:37:40 AM

6th Merlion Swim Meet


n the morning of the Merlion Swim Meet, the pool was all quiet except for the sound of thunder and heavy rain fall. We were beginning to get worried that the rain might hinder the running of the meet in the afternoon but just before swimmers started arriving, the sky cleared up and the sun shone. As swimmers from various clubs started to pour in, and by the time the teams jumped in for their warm up, the Tanglin Club swimming pool jolted to life. This was the 6th Merlion Swim Meet hosted by the Tanglin Club. With home advantage, we were represented with a strong team and achieved great results at the meet. The swim meet was attended by 200 swimmers from the Tanglin Club, the British Club, the American Club, Massden Swim Squad and the ACS Falcon Swim Team.



2012 Men’s Singles Champion runner up Evan Tan.


Imran Mooraj (right) and

he 2012 Annual Tennis Championship was one of the most hotly contested tennis events in Tanglin Club history, with over 100 players competing for the “Club Champion” title. In the Men’s Singles, there were a record 32 entries with players ranging from age 12 to 51, from national stars to club veterans. In the pick of the 1st round matches, two rising youngsters, Ryan Ng and Ali Mooraj, narrowly took out our club senior ‘A’ team players Andrew Longfellow and Emiliano Ragnini; but Devesh Chetty scored one for the ‘oldies’ by defeating 21-year-old no.2 seed Gregory Pek 9-7. The next round saw Vincent Lam battling back from 1-6 down to outrun Thio Shen Yi 9-6, and Devesh continuing his fine form, defeating Edwin Sim in a close contest 9-7. In the quarter-finals, the young guns ruled the draw with Imran Mooraj taking out former club champion Mark Fernandes, Evan Tan defeating newcomer Soo Kui Jien, and Ali Mooraj stepping up impressively to out hit a stunned Devesh Chetty. With 2011 defending champion Taco Portengen the only adult left, and older than the other three semi-finalists combined, he bravely held 2 set points against Imran Mooraj, but the young legs proved too fast and strong at the end and Imran just won through 6-1 7-5. In the other semis, Evan Tan played strongly to deny a family finale and defeated Ali Mooraj 6-4 6-2. In the final, both 14-year-old boys came off five competitive matches over the weekend to showcase their fitness and hard hitting; but it was Imran Mooraj who demonstrated outstanding focus, consistency and fitness in the end to claim the 2012 Club Champion title. The Ladies’ Singles was a more predictable affair, with former WTA ranked player Hiroko Friend blitzing the draw, despite good resistance from Cho Yu Mei and Chua Li Suan. No. 3 seed Virginia Longfellow upset no. 2 Naomi Takeda to claim a date with Hiroko; and in the final, Virginia put up a long and valiant fight and attacked every forehand to make Hiroko work hard for the title. In the end,H iroko, armed with years of competitive experience at the highest level, won through 6-3 6-2 in the end for her first title at Tanglin Club.

2012 Ladies’ Singles Champion runner up Virginia Longfellow. Hiroko Friend (left) and

In the Men’s doubles event, veterans Miles Fenley and Andrew Longfellow stunned the crowd by defeating no.1 seed ITF junior players Kenneth Kam & Gregory Pek in the quarter-finals, and followed up their great form by defeating no.4 seed Cornelis vd Muyzenberg and Waldemar Dubaniowski for a berth in their firstever final. In the bottom half, last year’s doubles champion Thio Shen Yi and Edwin Sim combined to defeat Thio last year’s partner Dave Ng and Kui Soo Jien in a pulsating tie-break, winning 9-8 after over an hour and a half’s play. However, former Club champions Bernard Fung and Rolf Harrison were too strong for all, and the pair comfortably defeated Miles Fenley and Andrew Longfellow in the final to claim another doubles title under their belt. In the Ladies’ Doubles event, the formidable Japanese pairs of Hiroko Friend / Shigeko Ueno and Maddie Noda / Naomi Takeda progressed to the final with exact scores, defeating semi-finalists Leow/Longfellow and Cho Yu Mei/Chua Li Suan en route respectively, both at 7-5 6-2. In the All Nippon Final, Hiroko exercised her superior hitting ability and controlled the rallies well. With Shigeko’s consistency, the pair was tough to beat at the net, or on the baseline, and after an hour of tight play, Hiroko and Shigeko were crowned the 2012 Ladies Doubles Champions. In the Mixed Doubles, odds on favourite and former

Men’s Doubles winner Rolf Harrison and Bernard Fung (middle) and runners up Andrew Longfellow and Miles Fenley.

TENNIS 41 champions Dave Ng & Maddie Noda progressed to the final with ease; the real contest was in the bottom half where there were several “A” team pairs drawn together, all looking for the other final spot. Husband and wife team Kerry and Hiroko Friend surprised no.3 seed mother and son team of Cathy and Cilian Leow. Emiliano Ragnini and Cho Yu Mei battled hard to win in 3 close sets against Vincent Lam and Shigeko Ueno, before winning again in another close contest against no. 2 seed Andrew and Virginia Longfellow. However, they were denied a spot in the final with the pair tiring after three long consecutive matches, and first-time entrants Kerry and Hiroko just edged the pair out to earn their right

to challenge the no.1 seed. In the final, Dave Ng and Maddie Noda played aggressive tennis, and outpowered a gallant Kerry who must have been thinking he was facing the firing squad! Hiroko’s excellent groundstrokes , however, were not enough while Dave and Maddie never let go of the gas pedal and powered their way to the 2012 Mixed Doubles title. Well done to all competitors! Vincent Lam Tennis Captain

Ladies’ Doubles winner Hiroko Friend and Shigeko Ueno (right) and runners up Maddie Noda and Naomi Takeda.

Editor’s Note The Tennis AGM was held on the 11th of May.

Mixed Doubles winner Dave Ng and Maddie Noda (left) and runners up Kerry and Hiroko Friend.

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oes eucalyptus remind you of Grandma? That’s because smells have the power to evoke a memory and, with certain combinations, promote healing. It has long been known that certain smells remind us of people, objects, places or events. And this ability to “smell” comes from a humble patch of tissue about the size of a postage stamp known as the olfactory epithelium. Humans have about 10 square centimetres of olfactory epithelium, as compared to dogs, which have 170 sq cm. With their heightened sense of smell, it’s no wonder dogs are used to sniff out drugs at airports. Of humans, women have a keener sense of smell, especially before their period. It’s also interesting to note that, just from body odour alone, new mothers can identify their babies. Could this be why mothers prefer to “smell” rather than “kiss” their babies? Scents are subjective, and you might say that one person’s fragrance is another person’s odour. They also alter your mood, and can leave you rested, physically invigorated or mentally stimulated. Sweet fragrances such as lavender are relaxing; however, too much can cause headaches and nausea in some people. On the other hand, mint and citrus stimulate the senses and can clear sinuses, promoting healing. Then there are woody and mossy fragrances, which have dry and spicy odours said to get your brain cells working. Aromatherapists place great importance on oil blends, which combine different fragrances to intensify their effects. A blend of rosewood and geranium is especially soothing and works well in body massage. It is known to relax muscles and its accompanying fragrance is so soothing, you could well fall asleep. Not many people are familiar with neroli, but it is one of the most expensive oils. Obtained from the bark of

the orange tree, the fragrance is slightly spicy with a hint of orange. Neroli is widely used in skin preparations for stretch marks or to prevent scarring. Used in massage oil, it helps relieve insomnia, tension and even stomach upsets. Rose, of course, is an all-time favourite with women. Popularly known as the “women’s oil”, it helps with menstrual problems and skin woes, particularly mature or ageing skin. A frankincense (in French, real incense) and rose blend can reduce stress and promote a real sense of well being. Article contributed by Spa Botanica. Products and special offer available at Spa Botanica, Level 5, Sports & Recreation Centre, Tanglin Club.

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46 BOOK & DVDS ADULT FICTION The Heroes Joe Abercrombie The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer The Lake Yoshimoto Banana Wall of Days Alastair Bruce Daughters Elizabeth Buchan A Game of Lies Rebecca Cantrell The Night Stalker Chris Carter The Chemistry of Tears Peter Carey Heat Rises Richard Castle Bad Sisters Rebecca Chance What They Do in the Dark Amanda Coe The Summer of Living Dangerously Julie Cohen Poirot’s Early Cases Agatha Christie Cards on the Table Agatha Christie A Sentimental Traitor Michael Dobbs Explosive Eighteen Janet Evanovich No Time Like the Present Nadine Gordimer The Patchwork Marriage Jane Green In the Orchard, the Swallows Peter Hobbs The House on Willow Street Cathy Kelly Victims Jonathan Kellerman Such a Pretty Face Cathy Lamb Henry’s Sisters Cathy Lamb

The Colonel Dowlatabadi Mahmoud Breakfast at Darcy’s Ali McNamara Heart of the Hunter Deon Meyer Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami Guilty Wives James Patterson Going La La Alexandra Potter The Sly Company of People Who Care Rahul Bhattarcharya Scarecrow Returns Matthew Reilly Dream of Ding Village Yan Lianke


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ACTION & ADVENTURE • 5 Days of War (2011) • Fist of Dragon (2011) • Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) • Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) • Petaling Street Warriors (2011) • Special Forces (2011) • The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011) • The Time Machine (2002) • The Viral Factor (2012) • Tower Heist (2011) • Twin Dragons (1992)

ADULT NON-FICTION The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions Marwan Bishara American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Kai Bird Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards William J Broad Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Postively with Dementia Christine Bryden Singapore Heritage Cookbooks: Peranakan Heritage Cooking Philip Chia Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 Lark Books (Ed.)

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Book Review

Weeknights with Giada by Giada De Laurentiis


s one of America’s most-loved culinary stars, Giada De Laurentiis is adored for her Food Network hit shows and her New York Times bestselling cookbooks. Giada is at her most creative in her latest book: flavor, freshness and fun take center stage, while cooking time, dirty pots and stress are kept to a minimum. With gorgeous colour photographs and intimate home snapshots of Giada and her family, Weeknights with Giada is a welcome handbook of fantastic recipes and surefire Monday-to-Friday strategies for every home cook.

Book Review

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer


he story sets in New York, 1939. Tom Bradshaw is arrested for first-degree murder and he stands accused of killing his brother. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Tom has little choice but to accept Jelks’ assurance of a lighter sentence. After Tom is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks disappears, and the only way to prove his innocence would be to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.

DVD Review

The Iron Lady

starring Glenn Close and Jim Broadbent


he story of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in this film opens with Thatcher as a widow in her 80s, and goes back through her youth as the daughter of a grocer; her early years in politics; her years at Oxford through to her 1959 entry into Parliament, and the 2005 London terrorist attacks. Fantastically portrayed by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and shows her journey of smashing through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.


1, 2 & 3 June • Action (120 minutes) • Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg & Paula Patton • Director: Brad Bird No plan. No backup. No choice. The Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his rogue team of agents must go undercover to clear their organisation’s name. With no help, no contact, and off the grid, the IMF agents have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.


8, 9 & 10 June • Drama • (104 minutes) • Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown & Alice da Cunha • Director: Phyllida Lloyd Two-time Oscar-winner Meryl steps into the role of former English Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher, in this biopic film which looks at her life with a focus on the price she paid for power. She came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.


15, 16 & 17 June • Animation (105 minutes) • Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis & Billy Bob Thornton • Director: Chris Miller Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots (Banderas) became a hero when he set off on an adventure with the tough and street-smart Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty (Galifianakis) to save his town.


22, 23 & 24 June • Drama (113 minutes) • Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams & Mellisa Leo • Director: David O Russell Based on a true story, two brothers, against all odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: pride. Micky Ward (Wahlberg) is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky (Bale), a local legend battling his own demons.


29, 30 June & 1 July • Drama (115 minutes) • Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan & Niels Arestrup • Director: Steven Spielberg Young Albert (Irvine) enlists to serve in World War I, after his beloved farm horse, Joey, is sold to the British cavalry and dispatched to the front lines. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on, to find his horse and bring him home.

Please note that No Food and Drinks are allowed in the Theatrette. UPCOMING MOVIES 6, 7, 8 July Gulliver’s Travels

13, 14 & 15 July Special Forces

20, 21 & 22 July

Jane Eyre

27, 28 & 29 July In a Better World

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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