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COUTTS TANGLIN CLUB

GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP FLYING TIGER LIVING LEGEND PART 2

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Habib Mansoor covers Captain Ho Weng Toh’s WWII career as a bomber pilot.

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KINGS, QUEENS, HEIRS & GRACES

PG16

A gourmet experience interspersed with light entertainment, comedy, songs, monologues and more!

VIENNESE BALL & CONCERT

PG20

A special event to kick-start the line-up of Tanglin Club’s festivities.

OCTOBER 2012


CONTENTS President’s Message

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General Manager’s Message / Do You Know? 4

SCALING NEW HEIGHTS 12 COUTTS TANGLIN CLUB GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Editor’s Note

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Recent Events: Dialogue Session

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Members’ Page

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Recent Events: Dazzling Ballroom Night

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Feature: Scaling New Heights

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Recent Events: Jazz Evening

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Feature: Flying Tiger, Living Legend Part 2

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Royal Dinner Theatre

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Feature: The Stage Club

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Viennese Ball & Concert

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Events & Entertainment

22

Food & Beverage

24

Calendar of Events

26

Feature: The Land of Levitating Mountains

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& Mystical Waters

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

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

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

Balut / Billiards

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Bridge

31

Darts

32

Fitness

34

Dancing

36

Golf

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Lawn Bowls

40

Squash

41

Swimming

42

Tennis

43

Books & DVDs

46

Operating Hours & Contact

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Wellness

50

Cinema

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Roy Higgs roy.higgs@tanglin-club.org.sg Clara Tan clara.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg Louis Tay louis.tay@tanglin-club.org.sg Tina Supri tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg Zaini Rahamat zaini.rahamat@tanglin-club.org.sg Laura Monteiro laura.monteiro@tanglin-club.org.sg Dean Chee dean.chee@tanglin-club.org.sg Nan Sandford Jolene Toh jolene.toh@tanglin-club.org.sg Habib Mansoor habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg • 6622 0533 5th of every month for the following issue

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

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My Fellow Members Last month, the GC held a dialogue with Members on its proposals for space optimization in the Club. The remarks of two Members that evening set me thinking. A Member (“Selling Member”) said that he was getting on in years and that he seldom come to the Club. He had no use for his membership and he wanted to sell it. I told him that the Rules require the Club to immediately sell any membership it buys. As the Member is a Singaporean, and as Singaporeans have exceeded 51% of the PTM, it was not possible for the Club to offer his membership to a Singaporean on the waiting list. As such, the Club was unable to buy his membership. Another Member (“Tavern Member”) said that he did not want any new members. His only concern was to get a seat in the Tavern whenever he wanted it. I have been asked on numerous occasions by many Singaporean Members (“Parent Members”) as to when their children (some of whom have been on the waiting list for over 10 years) could become members of the Club. Members are aware that as Singaporeans have exceeded the 51% quota, and given the natural attrition rate of 15 Singaporean Members annually, we can only begin to admit Singaporeans in about 11 years’ time.

whether the Club should change the Rules, but how soon. This is because unless our Rules permit us to welcome a new generation of younger members, as part of a renewal process, the Club, as we all know it, will cease to exist in our lifetimes. I have asked Management to undertake a study on the age-profile of the Ordinary membership for the next 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. For that purpose, the Club population was divided into 6 age-groups; 25 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79 and 80+. The study makes the following assumptions, which are based on Club records. For Singaporean Members, the 15 Members who pass on annually are deducted from the 80+ age-group. After year 11, in 2023, there will be about 2,020 Members (below 51% of PTM). In 2023, and thereafter annually, the Club can admit 15 new Members, and given the priority rule, 11 places will go to those in the 25 to 39 agegroup (children of Members) and 4 to other Singaporeans. For Non-Singaporean Members, the loss of 42 Members annually caused by natural attrition and departures from Singapore is allocated to 3 age-groups equally, 60 to 69, 70 to 79 and 80+. For the 42 new Members annually, they come from 2 age-groups equally, 40 to 49 and 50 to 59.

balance or imbalance, depending on your point of view, the Club as we all know it today, will disappear. What is to be done? The Club must urgently welcome a new generation of younger Members, and in the renewal process, continue to evolve, adapt and change to stay relevant and attractive to Members, new and old. At the same time, we should make it easier for, and treat fairly, Members who want to resign their memberships. In the rejuvenation of the Club, what more worthy successors than the children of Members who grew up with, and in the Club? They, more than anybody else, would understand what the Club is all about.

The results of the study, entitled “Projections”, together with the 2012 To admit new Members and to buy numbers, appear in page 3. It is a back memberships, we have to wake-up call. I hope Members will take increase the PTM. There are about 500 Members who do time to read it. To increase the PTM, a 75% majority not come to the Club at all, and who, like the Selling Member, may want We are sitting on a geriatric time vote is required. I am confident that to sell their memberships (“Selling bomb. Today, 520 Members or 13% of many Members, including the Selling Members”). At the same time, we have membership are under 39 years’ old. Members and the Parent Members 1,440 persons on the waiting list for In 10 years’ time, in 2022, we will have will vote for the increase. The Tavern membership of the Club; 918 children only 22 Members or 0.6% of the Club Member may be in the numbers, if he is persuaded that the geriatric time of Singaporean Members and 522 population under 39. bomb threatens his beloved Tavern. other Singaporeans. Presently, 4% or 160 Members are over The Selling Members and the Parent 80 years’ old. By 2032, we will have I would appreciate feedback and Members are dissatisfied with the 1,275 Members or 34% of membership views from Members on the important issues raised. Please write to me at status quo in the Club. The Selling over 80. tcpresident@tanglin-club.org.sg. Members want to get out, but can’t. The Parent Members want their children We can debate what these numbers to get in, but can’t. Should the Club mean for the future of the Club. What Sim Yong Chan change the Rules to accommodate is critical is that unless we take steps President them? The real question for me is not now to address the demographic The Tanglin Club

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE PROJECTIONS The age-profile of the Ordinary Members of The Tanglin Club for the years 2012, 2017, 2022, 2027 and 2032 Singaporeans Age Range

Sep 2012

2017

2022

+ 0 yrs

%

25 – 39

310

14%

69

3%

40 – 49

382

17%

453

21%

50 – 59

255

12%

281

13%

60 – 69

727

33%

482

23%

70 – 79

388

18%

639

30%

From

To

+ 5 yrs

%

2027

2032

%

+ 15 yrs

%

+ 20 yrs

0

0%

55

3%

110

5%

310

15%

89

4%

40

2%

382

19%

453

22%

310

15%

255

13%

281

14%

382

19%

727

36%

482

24%

255

13%

+ 10 yrs

%

>80

123

6%

186

9%

361

18%

675

33%

938

46%

Total

2185

100%

2110

100%

2035

100%

2035

100%

2035

100%

Non-Singaporeans Age Range

Sep 2012

2017

+ 0 yrs

%

25 – 39

212

40 – 49 50 – 59

2022

+ 5 yrs

%

12%

99

456

26%

442

26%

60 – 69

417

70 – 79

165

From

To

2027

+ 10 yrs

%

6%

22

416

24%

573

33%

24%

399

10%

226

2032

+ 15 yrs

%

+ 20 yrs

%

1%

0

0%

0

0%

400

23%

414

24%

442

26%

666

39%

626

36%

610

35%

23%

302

17%

258

15%

176

10%

13%

277

16%

259

15%

162

9%

>80

35

2%

14

1%

60

3%

170

10%

337

20%

Total

1727

100%

1727

100%

1727

100%

1727

100%

1727

100%

Age Range

Sep 2012

Total 2017

2022

+ 0 yrs

+ 5 yrs

25 – 39

522

13%

168

4%

22

1%

40 – 49

838

21%

869

23%

710

19%

50 – 59

697

18%

854

22%

1,048

28%

60 – 69

1,144

29%

881

23%

557

15%

70 – 79

553

14%

865

23%

1,004

>80

158

4%

200

5%

421

Total

3912

100%

3837

100%

3762

100%

From

To

80 4%

2012

70Ͳ 79 14%

80 11%

25 Ͳ 39 13%

%

2032 %

+ 20 yrs

55

1%

110

3%

503

13%

482

13%

1,079

29%

920

24%

539

14%

558

15%

27%

741

20%

417

11%

11%

845

22%

1,275

34%

3762

100%

3762

100%

+ 10 yrs

2022

40Ͳ 49 21% 60 Ͳ 69 29%

%

2027

%

+ 15 yrs

2032

25Ͳ 39 1%

40Ͳ 49 19%

80 34%

50Ͳ 59 18%

60Ͳ 69 15%

The percentages have been rounded to 100.

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25Ͳ 39 3%

40Ͳ 49 13%

70Ͳ 79 27% 50Ͳ 59 28%

%

50Ͳ 59 24% 70Ͳ 79 11% 60Ͳ 69 15%


GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, It has been six months since I took up this appointment, and I am pleased to say that it has been an interesting time understanding members’ and staff’s needs, and addressing some key issues, such as our losses in Food & Beverage. For Food & Beverage, we have tried some new initiatives, and we have received positive support for some of them, like the Supper Club at the Churchill Room, the Sunday Tiffin Curry Buffet and Daily Set Lunch at Tangles. We will continue to introduce promotion menus, while retaining treasured favourites, as Members keep telling me they enjoy the reassurance of the familiar, but at the same time would like to try something different on their regular visits to the Club. There are a number of exciting events lined up in October. The Stage Club will be performing a dinner theatre, titled ‘Kings, Queens, Heirs & Graces’, at the Churchill

Room on 6 October, so you will expect a fine meal to accompany an entertaining and lively show that evening. On 10 October, the Club will play host to piano maestro Mr. Robin Zebaida, who will be performing recitals on an exceptional Steinway piano specially selected for this event. For those of you who are curious about the supernatural elements and love to be scared silly, you have a chance to show your bravery in ‘The 13th Row’, a ghoulish and terrifying experience of our Theatrette, transformed on 27 October. A different Halloween entertainment for children will be their ‘Trick-or-Treat’ session on the same day. I hope to see more of our Members in the Club, and hope you enjoy yourself with our entertaining events planned for you this October. Roy Higgs General Manager The Tanglin Club

DO YOU KNOW? GUESTS TO PAY FOR PARKING, EFFECTIVE 1 NOVEMBER 2012

ENERGY-SAVING MEASURES

Due to the limited car park lots and to defray the increasing maintenance costs for the car park, the Club will be implementing guest parking charges with effect from 1 November 2012. There shall be no change in the current practice to call the Club to register guests vehicles. However, lots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. LED panels will be placed at the main driveway to the Main Club car park and the entrance to S&R Building car park. Guest parking at the S&R Building will continue to be allowed for guests on weekdays only. The panels will indicate the availability of both Members’ and Guests’ parking lots. For Members’ convenience, the barrier will also raise automatically for Members who have registered their vehicles with the club.

As part of cost-saving measures, and also due to the low utilisation of the Food & Beverage counter on weekday mornings at the Squash Courts, the counter will only open from 3pm onwards on Mondays to Fridays, beginning 1 October 2012. Additionally, the lights in the Changing Rooms will be switched on by the use of energy-saving sensors. Members who walk into the Rooms will notice that the lights will switch on as soon as they enter, and switch off when the sensors detect no movement in the room after a period of time.

VENDING MACHINE IN THE SPORTS & RECREATION COMPLEX

Charges will be as follows: Before 5pm: 1st hour at $2.50 and subsequent half hour at $1.50 From 5pm to Club closure: $3.50 per entry

The vending machine for cold beverages is located at Upper Level 1 of the Sports & Recreation Complex, at the foyer of the Indoor Tennis Courts, for our Members’ convenience.

The above charges are subject to prevailing GST.

STAR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

The Staff of the Month of August is Ms. Umah Darshani, who is part of the Front Office team. Many Members have commented positively on her professional, yet very amiable and pleasant manner, and her ready smile for Members entering the Club. Congratulations, Shani, and keep it up!

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EDITOR’S NOTE This lovely man’s experience is in an article on page 12, with wonderful pictures of his adventure.

My fellow Members, The recent London 2012 Paralympics, which ran from 29 August to 9 September, made me grateful for the human spirit and our tenacity to succeed. Congratulations to the Singapore contingent for their determination, especially to Laurentia Tan, who won the Bronze Medal in the Equestrian! Just like the London 2012 Olympics, it was heartening to see athletes from all over the world, come together and compete for higher levels of excellence. What struck me most, though, was the camaraderie and kinship between them. It’s the same here at the Club; I feel the same friendship and close ties amongst our Members, some of whom even grew up in the Club.

On the subject of friendship, the recently concluded POT Games reaffirmed our great and old friendship with the Singapore Cricket Club, through some friendly rivalry, of course. Having attended the Games for the past 35 years, I am supremely confident that we will continue this excellent tradition for many more decades to come, especially for the enjoyment of our younger Members.

Some of you may have been inspired to play the exciting game of Mahjong, after reading the unique article by my fellow Magazine & Website Sub-Committee Member, Mr. Teo Beng E, in last month’s issue of the Club magazine. If you’ve got the itch to play this very ancient and social game, come down to the Card Room on Thursday and connect with other Members. You won’t be disappointed!

I would like to sign off by reminding our Members about our project for The Tanglin Club’s 150th Anniversary in three years’ time. Please do take some time to look for Club memorabilia that you may have collected, and loan or donate them to the Club. Our vibrant and long heritage was built on our social needs to be part of a special community, so please help us to celebrate our history, by contributing to our future.

I am very excited by the upcoming ‘Right Royal Dinner Theatre with A Touch of Class’, by the Stage Club, and the Cinderella Pantomime in November. As a Stage Club member for several decades, I’m proud to see our community of volunteers share their passion of theatre with everyone. On page 17, you will get to read all about our thespians in the Dinner Theatre play. Another play, called ‘Calendar Girls’, will be staged at the DBS Arts Centre from 17 to 20 October 2012, and more details are on page 19. I urge you to attend all of these fantastic performances by my friends.

Nan Sandford Editor, The Tanglin Club magazine For more details on donating or loaning memorabilia to the Club, please contact Mr. Habib Mansoor at +65 6622 0533 or email to habib.mansoor@tanglin-club.org.sg.

Speaking of excitement, if you have a taste for adventure, you can get inspiration from Rob Hart, a Club Member for four years, who went scaling Mt. Everest in a bid for charity.

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MEMBERS’ DIALOGUE ON 18/10/12 AT 5PM IN THE THEATRETTE Members are invited to a Dialogue to discuss the Report of the Review Sub-Committee (“RSC”) on Rule 45A (indemnity for committee members) and Rule 45B (dispute resolution in the Club). Copies of the RSC Report have been sent to Members. Subject to the views of Members on the recommendations in the Report, the GC intends to present the necesary amendments to Rule 45A and Rule 45B at a general meeting.

Roy Higgs General Manager 1 October 2012


RECENT EVENTS

DIALOGUE 30 AUGUST The Dialogue Session with Members on 30 August was attended by almost 40 Members, who gave their views on the initial idea to renovate the Terrace Bar & Restaurant and other areas of the club. Opinions were shared with the General Committee, who began the Dialogue with a short presentation on a few proposals for the relocation of some existing facilities. Mr. C K Chang, who heads the Energy Task Force, also briefed the Members present on the strategies that the Club could implement to maximise the use of energy resources while keeping costs low.

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MEMBERS’ PAGE

New Member Gurpeet Singh Vohra (left) with Proposer Eddie Teh Ewe Guan.

From left: New Members Stephen Michael & Gicela Sanchez with Seconder William James Gartshore.

New Member Anuratna Chadha (left) with Proposer Reshmi Sehgal.

New Members Selena Lai Li Hian (left) and James Lionel Defoe.

From left: New Members Adrian Seto, and Joleen Soo Hui with Proposer Karen Seah.

Proposer Cheryl Lee with New Members Chad Anthony Hing and Emily Wong Wei Li.

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MEMBERS’ PAGE

From left: Club President Sim Yong Chan, Helen Sim with Honorary Members Ferial Saad Hadi and His Excellency Andri Hadi. From Alexander Noel, New Pang-Hua Members and JaneAndress Alexander Noel and with Priscilla Penny Yuen VioletKum Sedgwick, From left: left: Proposer New Members Dr Kevin Chang Goh Lai Yan Seconder Chuen. and Proposer Julian Eric Mason Sedgwick.

FromMember left: New Members Richard & Teresa New Muhammad GhulamRaymond Faruq (left) with McAuliffe Smith with Proposer Wang Tao-Hing. Proposer MohitPhilip Gopaldas.

From left: Members Mark John Sayer and Then New Member Lim New Chiah Lueng (left) with Proposer To Yi Wan. Siew Chin with Proposer Dr Then Suke Min.

INTRODUCTION EVENING

ABSENT MEMBERS

3 SEPTEMBER

We bid a fond farewell to our members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon. • Mr Tom Anthony Owens • Mr Lee Yu Chuan & Ms Amy Ng Ka Yin • Mr Stavros Yiannouka & Mrs Sherena Mistri • Madam Surindar Kaur & Mr Gurdeep Singh • Mr Nikhil & Mrs Pawana Srinivasan • Mr Patrick Ku Hsiao-Lun & Ms Liz Chen Lee Jung • Mr Thies Peter & Mrs Ingrid Lau • Mr Harold Sun Dai Hoe & Mrs Patricia Sun-Doo Yen Ching • Mr Cheak Boon Heng & Mrs Mimi Cheak Kwang Van • Mr Say Tien Fatt

We extend a warm welcome to our new members.

TERM MEMBERS • • • • • •

Muhammad Ghulam Faruq and Salima Bensaid Selena Lai Li Hian and James Lionel Defoe Adrian Seto and Joleen Soo Hui Gurpreet Singh Vohra and Rupinder Kaur Vohra Chad Anthony Hing and Emily Wong Wei Li Stephen Michael Sanchez and Gicela Sanchez

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

• Anuratna Chadha (Spouse of Reshmi Sehgal) • Lim Chiah Lueng (Spouse of To Yi Wan) • Priscilla Penny Violet Sedgwick (Spouse of Julian Eric Mason Sedgwick) • Jane Alexander Noel (Spouse of Alexander Noel)

Obituary The Club is saddened to hear of the passing of its former President, Mr. Douglas Beaton, who passed away on 13 August 2012, in the United Kingdom, at the age of 81 years. Mr. Beaton was President of the Club in 1967, and was a Club member for 54 years. The Club sends its sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his family.

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DAZZLING BALLROOM NIGHT

1 SEPTEMBER THE CHURCHILL ROOM The Ballroom Dancing Section organised Dazzling Dance Night at the Churchill Room on 1 September 2012. The 93 people who attended the function were treated to the gorgeous food prepared by our talented chefs. And, there was plenty of dancing, including dancing demonstrations by Andrey Gurbunov and his talented partner, Dearlie Gerodias. Andrey also accompanied Elizabeth Sam in showing off the finer points of ballroom waltz. The Ballroom Dancing Section is also organising dance classes for waltz, rumba and cha cha cha at the beginner and intermediate levels for Members and guests. The instructor is Andrey Gurbonov who is from Russia and who has an international reputation as a dancer and a dance instructor. The details can be found on page 36. Helen Sim Convenor, Ballroom Dancing Section


FEATURE

Scaling New Heights

“Because it is there.” -The late English mountaineer George Mallory’s answer when asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. The tallest mountain in the world has been scaled over 4,000 times by experienced and less experienced climbers. Despite the dangers that pose mountaineers as they climb through the myriad of difficult conditions, the sense of achievement felt is best described as awesome - to be among a rare group of humans to be at the highest point in the world. Rob Hart, Club Member and Principal of Sansar Capital Management, is one of those individuals. The 40-year-old father of three reached the summit on 14 May 2011 at a staggering height of 8,848 metres above sea level. Rob was definitely prepared for the challenge. After all, this was the man who previously climbed six of the Seven Summits - the highest peaks on each of the seven continents on Earth - Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Carstensz Pyramid in West Papua, Indonesia, Elbrus in Europe, McKinley in North America, and Aconcagua in South America. Mount Everest was the last and pinnacle (in more ways than one) of Rob’s achievements. The trek to the top was not without danger. Fierce winds, bad weather, extreme low

temperature, low atmospheric pressure, steep slopes, and altitude sickness are some of the hazards mountaineers risk as they ascend the mountain. The cold and harsh reality of mountain climbing is evident by the corpses of climbers who succumbed to the elements. The indomitable human spirit to succeed soldiers on despite the obstacles we face, and Rob steeled himself to complete the climb, much to his immense relief and happiness. “I had a huge smile on my face for hours as I climbed down, “ said Rob, “I’m very happy it’s done.” To climb Mount Everest is to do so with purpose. Many choose to do so out of personal ambition, to test their limits, or to experience the magnificence of nature. Rob chose to climb for another purpose as well – to raise awareness and funds for Room to Read, a non-profit group that helps to provide quality education to underprivileged children in the developing world, and enable them with the necessary skills to reach their full potential as a part of the global community. Now, firmly planted at sea level here in Singapore with his wife, Anna, and three young children (Zoe 6, Max 5, Guy 3), Rob can look back at his accomplishments with pride, to which he owes special thanks to his family, for helping him achieve his goals.


RECENT EVENTS

JAZZ EVENING 13 SEPTEMBER

A famous trombonist once said, “Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.” Very apt words to describe the tempo of the Jazz Evening at the Churchill Room on 13 September. Alemay Fernandez’s sensual and smooth vocals, along with Richard Jackson’s velvety sounds got everyone on their feet to the stylish and über-cool melodies of the always-evocative music of jazz.

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FEATURE

Flying Tiger

Living Legend Part 2

Text by Habib Mansoor

A B-25J Mitchell northeast of Hsian.

The Second World War may be 'ancient history' to some, but it is sobering to know, that a worldwide war was made less than a century ago, specifically 73 years since. A considerable majority of the nations of the world formed two sides, of the Allies and the Axis (Nazi Germany, the Empire of Japan, and the Kingdom of Italy). A staggering 100 million people fought in the war, in various military and civilian roles. Considered as a 'total war', the Second World War, or WWII, decimated entire populations, but also had the consequence of improving scientific achievement and technology to great heights. However, all this is overshadowed by the Holocaust, the use of weapons of

mass destruction, and the largest number of fatalities in a single war. WWII is considered the deadliest conflict in human history. Many have perished, and they are honoured to this day. Many have also survived, and have lived to an old age. One of these survivors is Captain Ho Weng Toh, or Winky, as he is known to his friends. Captain Ho is not only a survivor, he was also a warrior, and bravely flew combat missions in defence of his then homeland, China. Looking at Captain Ho today, you would see a very kind and friendly nonagenarian, surrounded by his family and friends, and

Captain Ho (right) with fellow pilot 1st Lieutenant Yau Sow Fah.

enjoying his retirement days to the fullest. Sprightly and jovial, he has the energy of a far younger man, and a mind as sharp as a knife. Many of his friends know of his eventful past, and yet, many more are not aware of his history in the world’s most dangerous period. What they would read here, would most certainly surprise them. Demosthenes wrote, "While the vessel is safe, whether it be a large or small one, then is the time for sailor and helmsman and everyone in his turn to show his zeal, and to take care that it is not capsized by anyone's malice or inadvertence; but when the sea has overwhelmed it, zeal is useless."

The man and his machine.

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FEATURE Captain Ho’s actions as a young man, whose studies in university were interrupted, to join the military in the defence of his country, exemplified this ideal. As if Fate had guided him, Captain Ho chanced upon an advertisement in a Chinese newspaper, calling for young men to become air force pilots. Chiang Kai Shek’s call-to-arms inspired this young man, and he made the dangerous and arduous journey to travel the route of ‘The Hump’, an endless stretch of land from Kunming, China, to Assam in India. From India, Captain Ho and his cohort of cadet pilots travelled to the United States, where they began the ‘Miracle’: a one-year fast-track education of the intricacies of flying a birdof-war. Captain Ho become a crack bomber pilot, and flew mission after mission, giving invading Japanese forces some pause as he whistled through the air hundreds of feet overhead, and dropped his payload of deadly munitions. Attached to the First Bomb Squadron of the Chinese American Composite Wing, Captain Ho came under the command of Lieutenant

General Claire Lee Chennault, an American military aviator of much daring and skill, and flew the B-25 Mitchell, a twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. Named after General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of American military aviation, nearly 10,000 were built and saw service across four decades, well after the War. The year 1945 saw the beginning of the end to hostilities, and Captain Ho emerged from the War victorious, but also with a heavy heart, as he had lost many of his brother aviators in the process. His natural view of optimism and hope emerged unscathed, though, and has carried them through to his years as a civilian pilot, family man, and contented retiree.

1st Lieutenant in the Chinese Air Force (at the end of WWII).

Training at Thunderbird Flying School in Glendale, Arizona, U.S.A.

The 1st Bomb Squadron in Hanchung, China.

Awarded a USAAF Diploma in April 1944.

The 1st Bomb Squadron flying in javelin formation.

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THE STAGE CLUB IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TANGLIN CLUB PRESENTS

Saturday 6 October 7.30pm at the Churchill Room A gourmet experience interspersed with light entertainment – comedy, songs, monologues, skits, melodrama and more! Sign up for a table of 10 and receive a pair of tickets (worth over $70) to “Calendar Girls” FREE! Price: $80 (Member) & $95 (Guest).


FEATURE The Stage Club is a theatre group in Singapore, established in 1945, and regularly performs plays, comedies, musicals and pantomime for local audiences. The Tanglin Club has a special bond with the Stage Club, and many a children’s pantomime and dinner theatre have been held in the Clubhouse for our members' enjoyment. Made up entirely of volunteers for a love of theatre, the Stage Club has grown to an establishment that shares the passion for theatre with the young and old alike. This year, the Stage Club presents a Right Royal Dinner Theatre, in the Churchill Room. Read on to find out more about the men and women behind the scenes, the production, the planning, and the makeup, and meet the artists behind the art!

RIGHT ROYAL DINNER THEATRE

BIOGRAPHIES

Elena is Vice President of The Stage Club. This is her second directing role in recent times but hasn’t acted for a number of years as she has been busy producing and bringing up three sons whilst running a gourmet food importing business with her husband. She didn’t make the print deadline with a photo. As she is neither shy nor retiring it must be because she was too busy telling everyone else what to do!

ELENA LENA SCHERERR DIRECTOR RECTO

Peter has been arranging, composing and performing music for the Stage Club since 1990. During the day he works for the National Institute of Education and is still not sure what he wants to do when he grows up.

PETER STEAD MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Composer, flautist, baritone, musicologist, philosopher and pedagogue, his role as Van Helsing in The Stage Club’s production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula was Douglas’ first foray into the world of acting since his DOUGLAS SCOTT starring role as "on-thestage rat" number 5, during a primary school performance of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. A role to which, after extensive study and background research, he promoted himself to in the course of the performance (from being "sitting-on-the-side-of-stage" Rat Number 27), to what he can only imagine was the absolute delight of the director and all the teachers present. Though well accustomed to life on the stage as a musician he finds acting much more challenging If my husband were a superstitious man, he might have felt the need to take out a substantial personal insurance policy - I portrayed a "Widow" in The Real Inspector Hound, a "Widow" in I think I Do at the KAREN ASKEW Esplanade and veiled in a black Widow's gown in Cinderella! Previous productions in the U.K, Indonesia and Singapore range from Shakespeare to Pantomime and include Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cordelia in King Lear, Alais in A Lion in Winter, Rumours, Present Slaughter, Out of Order, Sailor Beware, Absurd Person Singular, Puss in Boots and Cinderella. Terry’s first role with The Stage Club was in the 1992 Panto in which he played an offbeat Frankenstein called Frankie and thus the depth of character roles to which he was suited was established. Over the ensuing 20 years TERRY JAGGERS Terry has continued his offbeat comedy characterisation through such parts as Panto dames, Captain Hook and The Mad Hatter to name a few. Perhaps an appropriate contrast or compliment to his everyday world of Human Resources Management.

Barry has been an active member of The Stage Club since 1996 and has been involved in almost forty shows. His recent acting roles include Dr Watson in The Hound Of The Baskervilles and Reverend Parris in The BARRY WOOLHEAD Crucible. In addition, he has written four pantomimes for the club, including this year's Cinderella. This year he directed Bram Stoker's Dracula, which was the fulfilment of a long-standing ambition and gave him the opportunity to make many cheap puns about it being a play you can really sink your teeth into, and about it being a ‘fangtastic’ experience. Am I a boy? Am I a girl? Confusion begins on the stage. One look at me will set you free from traditional gender roles played. Come join in on the fun and have a guess, as you eat your dinner tonight. Though, be warned: when all is KIM SCARFE said and done, you may question your own eyesight! This production is Kim’s second foray with The Stage Club, with Soiree being the first. Martin got bitten by the stage bug (harmless, so far) when playing Mr.Scoblowski in The Stage Club’s Daisy Pulls It Off. He was seen as a servant in The Taming Of The Shrew and as Francis Nurse in The Crucible. His most highMARTIN HENZ reaching engagement though, has doubtless been the role of a lamp post in The Stage Club’s Old Time Music Hall. He will be more vocal in this dinner theatre. Ruth has always had a fascination with royalty. Ever since she discovered that she was a direct descendent of the high Chieftess of Ireland, she has made it her mission to find a foreign prince overseas to expand her royal RUTH MANNION kingdom. This task has brought her to live in Russia, Shanghai, Dubai and finally Singapore, to find her 'happily-everafter' in the tropics. When she is not busy being a princess in training, she acts from time to time with a renowned Royal drama society, the Stage Club.

RIGHT ROYAL DINNER THEATRE

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Foofie’s first performance was at the age of four as the Star on a very wobbly Christmas tree. At her all-Girls High School, she played Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and Shylock in FOOFIE The Merchant of Venice. GUNAWARDENA Over the years, Foofie has been on the crew in various technical capacities of a vast range of Stage Club productions. Having ventured on stage for the first time for Soiree! Foofie is now thoroughly enjoying her third spree on stage and hopes that she can act like a Diva. Susan has so much fun with The Stage Club. She loves performing and so far has appeared in nine productions with them. The club has also let her loose on directing and she is in the throes of putting their latest show together so do SUE PENRICE TYRIE look out for Calendar Girls coming to Asia for the first time with The Stage Club. Arthur Holmwood in Dracula was Jesse’s first production with The Stage Club. Growing up in the United States, he has been involved in theatre from a young age, particularly enjoying his roles as Saul Bembelman in JESSE HASTING Bembelman’s Bakery and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the past ten years, he has been travelling and living around the world, fighting evil and destroying denizens of the night. He is now settled in Singapore and excited about returning to the stage. When not on stage, he can be found saving the world as an environmental scientist. This is Ma’an’s fourth production with The Stage Club after Soiree! and last year’s pantomime where she was Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As if juggling publicity duties for The Stage Club and her fullMA’AN SANTOS time job is not enough, Ma’an enjoys keeping fit. She recently became a licensed Zumba® Fitness and Zumbatomic® instructor!


Viennese Ball & Concert SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER AT THE MAIN LOBBY The Viennese Ball traces its beginnings to o the mid-1700s in Vienna Austria, when the then Emperor Joseph h II decided to make the lavishly-decorated ballrooms available to not just the nobility but also to the "commoners". He also wanted to play tribute to talented composers and musicians flourishing rishing at the time, and to introduce the commoners’ dance move. ve. "the Waltz". to the uppercrust of society. Balls hence became me the Viennese ew way to open & celebrate the Festive and Carnival every year." al Season eve e ry ry y e ar." Whilst there is the quick Waltz version Vienna n from Vienn nna nn a and the slow Waltz version which was laterr adopted by the Americans in Boston in the early 1920s, we, at the Tanglin Club shall adopt the same spirit to open en this year's festive months with our First Viennese Ball on Saturday, 10 Nove November, e mb mber, 2012. We have invited an Orchestra of 18 musician strong, of who whom the hom th ho he Conductor, Mr. Chan Wei Shing, trained in music in Austria ffor or a number of years, to perform, and to share his group's beautiful ul repertoire with us on this joyous occasion. He is a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and has been involved in many concerts and opera productions such as Die Fledermaus and La Traviata, and also Young Musicians Concerts. This brings us into the mood for celebration and classy enjoyment of a true Gala, when gentlemen can dress up in formal attires, and ladies can don on their beautiful ball gowns, and dance to the sound of music. WE are also honoured with the presence of the Austrian Charge d'affaires, Mr. and Mrs. Volken Robert Ammann attending our very own Viennese Ball. The menu will be specially prepared to provide a delicious Austrian cuisine. Mr. Chan Wei Shing, has also agreed to include those familiar tunes of classical movie themes along with his Strauss and Schubert. The orchestra will play light classics during dinner, followed by dance music afterwards. This evening will appeal both to concert attendees that appreciate beautiful music as well as participants who enjoy dancing, never mind if you have two left feet or two right feet. This is a very special event and we hope Members will give their support and participation. I look forward to seeing you there. Judy Ip Harris Entertainment Convenor

PRICE: $200 PER PERSON FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 66220437/0438. FOR RESERVATIONS Email tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg or vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg


EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

PRESENTING ROBIN ZEBAIDA PIANO MAESTRO

WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER, 8PM TO 11PM AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM Lauded after a Liszt recital by Musical Opinion magazine as pianist of Herculean stamina, Robin enjoys a performing career that regularly takes him around the world. In London, he has performed at several venues including St John Smith Square and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Be awed by his musical pieces as we bring to you Robin Zebaida, Up Close & Personal. Make this a family evening with your future child prodigy, at the Churchill Room, to enjoy and appreciate Robin’s piano recital. Ever wondered what it takes to be a piano maestro? For those aspiring pianists, Robin will be available for a Q&A session after dinner. Price: $70 (adult) & $40 (child).

About SYAMA ACADEMY It is a society based in Singapore committed to the growth of traditional Indian arts (music & dance) among Singapore youth. Their performers have won several accolades within the local Indian music and dance scene.

DIWALI MUSICAL COCKTAIL EVENING FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM AT THE THEATRETTE & DELI

FLAME OF THE FOREST You can’t tell by looking at them, but Dexter, Govin and Krsna are seasoned musicians who have an illustrious list of performances behind them. They have been featured on Vasantham Central, Okto, the soundtrack to Eric Khoo’s My Magic; and Krsna recently played to a full house in his first solo show, “One Man and his Sitar”, at the Esplanade Recital Studio.

To celebrate the November festivity of Diwali, the Festival of the Lights, the Entertainment Committee will be putting on a Diwali Concert, at the theatre. The concert will include a variety of extremely talented young musicians from “SYAMA ACADEMY”, on the Sitar, Veena, Tabla, Mdridangam, Harmonium and the Flute. Guest performance include a local modern fusion group “ Flame of the Forest “ . Wine and canapes will await you during intermission. Come and enjoy both the traditional and the funky music genre. It will be a special cultural evening for all Members.

Price: $50 (Member) & $55 (Guest). Price Includes Cocktail Reception

COMING YOUR WAY BOLLYWOOD KIDS’ PARTY

SATURDAY, 3 NOVEMBER, 5.30PM TO 7.30PM AT THE RAFFLES ROOM Let’s have fun; Bollywood style! Price: $28

THE TANGLIN CLUB’S CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME:

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL AN ENCHANTED FOREST

CINDERELLA

MONDAY, 31 DECEMBER, 7.30PM UNTIL LATE AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM, DELI, TAVERN AND MAIN LOBBY Let us take you on a journey through an enchanted forest as we countdown to the New Year! Look out for further details coming to you soon.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 24 & 25 NOVEMBER AT THE THEATRETTE An event for the whole family! Make sure you book your tickets early this year!

Price: $230 (Member) & $250 (Guest) Late night cover: $115 (Member) & $125 (Guest)

Price: $35 (Member) & $45 (Guest)

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

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT THE 13TH ROW

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 8PM TO 10PM AT THEATRETTE & DELI Our very own theatre transformed! You will be guided through five different chambers built within our very own theatre. Start with “The Panic Room” where you will be surrounded with everything white. Claustrophobes BEWARE. Enter “Child’s Play” where an innocent playroom comes alive. The “Tunnel of Terror” is where all your sensory skills will be put to test. Then comes the main attraction: “The 13th Row”. Sit back, relax (will you?), as we screen a special film just for you. Last but not least, “The Dead Zone” ...will that be the end of your tour? Definitely not to be missed: an experience that will leave you talking and wanting more! TOP PRIZE worth $150 awaits the best-dressed in costume for the evening! Price: $55 (Member) & $75 (Guest) Price includes Halloween canapés and drinks, DJ music, dancing and a special musical number by the casts of The 13th Row. Suitable for ages 16 to 116 years. First 4 to register in a group of 5 with tina.supri@tanglinclub.org.sg will be entitled to a pair of USS Halloween Horror 2012 tickets worth $136.

TRICKOR TRICK OR TREAT

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER, 6PM TO 7.30PM AT THEATRETTE & WHEELHOUSE FUNCTION ROOM Let’s have fun walking through the theatre and collecting all the candies you can get! An interactive trick or treat session where the children will have a blast experiencing a “haunted” theatre with our cast and crew. A party with games and prizes awaits! Price: $35 (Member) & $45 (Guest) Price includes Halloween snacks, games, door gifts and prizes for best-dressed in costume! Complimentary for 1 parent accompanying a child age 10 years and below. Suitable for ages 6 to 15 years.

EVENT DISCLAIMER

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

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

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THE BEST OF BRITISH BOARDING VISITS SINGAPORE Meet seven of the finest UK Independent Boarding Schools covering Prep to Sixth Form, single sex to co-education, A level and IB. The Schools will be visiting the British Club in Singapore on Sunday 4th November from 9am - 5pm For further information please email: s.lee@habsmonmouth.org

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


FOOD & BEVERAGE WINE CIRCLE EVENTS

CAKE OF THE MONTH

BILLY BOMBER

AVAILABLE FOR DINE-IN OR TAKE-AWAY IN OCTOBER AT THE DELI LOUNGE

Friday, 19 October, 7pm at Raffles Room Tasting of Burgundies with Casper Bowes

Can you imagine not eating cake? At all? Kill such thoughts with our new concoction. Eager for a slice? Equal to none, this cake will make you satisfied. Full of chocolatey goodness. Appetizing to the last crumb. This way you can have your cake, and eat it, too.

Thursday, 8 November, 7pm at Raffles Room Tasting of Misha Vineyard Wines from Central Otago, New Zealand with Misha Wilkinson

Price: $38.80 (whole cake) and $5 (per slice).

Friday, 30 November, 7pm at Churchill Room Wine Circle Gala Dinner

DE-STEFANI PROSECCO ZERO GRAN CUVEE PROMOTION

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 6PM TO 8PM AT THE CHURCHILL BAR

AVAILABLE UNTIL 7 OCTOBER AT THE TAVERN

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

It's time again for beer with your best buddies in the world's most famous Bavarian party in this year's Oktoberfest at the Club. For two weeks, you get to enjoy the best in German cuisine. It won't be long before you're asking the barman, "Noch ein bier bitte!"

Price: $32 for 2 glasses, canapés, caviar and oysters.

Price: $28 (for lunch) & $43 (for dinner).

VEU VEUVE U CLICQUOT CH H CHAMPAGNE PROMOTION AVA AVAILABLE AI AT TERRACE BAR & TANGLES R THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Ve e Veuve Clicquot champagnes are often re e recognised as the world’s first “modern” cchampagnes for their contemporary m manufacturing techniques pioneered by Veuve Clicquot.

SUNDAY, 28 OCTOBER, 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!

Suitably priced for a French champagne, Veuve Clicquot champagnes are available for The Tanglin Club members at the Terrace Bar and Tangles.

Price: $85 (Adult with champagne), $45 (Adult without champagne) & $22.50 (Children below age 12).

Price:$78 per bottle

Free-flow of champagne, beer and wine. Last day for cancellation: 25 October

THE CHURCHILL ROOM

The Churchill Room will be closed on 12 October for Lunch and 20 October for dinner. Do note that the Churchill Room will be open for lunch and dinner on Friday, 26 October (Hari Raya Haji).

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

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PRESENTING A NEW MENU IN OCTOBER!

DINE & DANCE AT THE CHURCHILL ROOM

Put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor with tunes from Penny Lane, our new resident band! Dine on a sumptuous 4-course dinner or a semi-a la carte menu, designed especially for the Supper Club. Limited to 60 people. Reservations are recommended. Price $120 for 2 person (4-Course Dinner) • Semi A La Carte Items start at $16. $18.80 (Cover charge from 8pm onwards, includes canapés 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.

CURRY TIFFIN BUFFET EVERY SUNDAY, 11.30AM TO 2.30PM AT TANGLES

DAILY SET LUNCH AT TANGLES

AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY

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.

Choose between a Asian or Western set for your lunch at Tangles. With so many dishes to choose from, you’ll be coming back to Tangles every day for your lunch!

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

Asian Set - $14.80 or Western Set - $15.80 Set lunch includes soup, main course, dessert and choice of coffee or tea.

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

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

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CALENDAROFEVENTS MONDAY 1

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

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

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

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

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

SQUASH DOUBLES LEAGUE 6.30pm at the Squash Courts.

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

ROBIN ZEBAIDA, PIANO MAESTRO 8pm at the Churchill Room.

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall. 7

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

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

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INTRODUCTION EVENING at Raffles Room OKTOBERFEST Promotion until 7 October at the Tavern.

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

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

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

BILLIARDS SECTION NIGHT 7pm at the Billiards Room. BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

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

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

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BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

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DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.

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

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

CAKE OF THE MONTH: BILLY BOMBER Available for dine-in or take-away in October at the Deli Lounge

BALLROOM DANCING LESSON 7pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

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October 2012 FRIDAY 5

MOVIE: THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO at the Theatrette. DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at Lawn Bowl Green.

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KINGS, QUEENS HEIRS & GRACES 7.30pm at the Churchill Room.

MOVIE: THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO at the Theatrette.

LAWN BOWLS INTERSECTION HENTON CUP 2012 3.30pm at Lawn Bowls Green

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm p at Tennis Courts

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

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DE-STEFANI PROSECCO PROMOTION 6pm to 8pm at the Churchill Room.

MOVIE: PROMETHEUS at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: PROMETHEUS at the Theatrette.

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TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at Tennis Courts.

LAWN BOWLS FRIENDLY WITH SEREMBAN BOWLERS 9.15am at Lawn Bowls Green.

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR LUNCH

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MOVIE: ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT at the Theatrette.

MOVIE: ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT at the Theatrette.

TASTING OF BURGUNDIES WITH CASPER BOWES 7pm at Raffles Room.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at Tennis Courts.

WEEKEND CLUB TENNIS 4pm at the Tennis Courts.

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

FAMILY SUNDAY BRUNCH 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 4.30pm at Tangles. LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at Lawn Bowl Green. BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at the Card Room.

CHURCHILL ROOM CLOSED FOR DINNER

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MOVIE: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at the Theatrette. *Special Matinee Screening at 2.30pm.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at Tennis Courts.

MOVIE: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at the Theatrette.

THE 13TH ROW 8pm at Theatrette & Deli.

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11.30am at the Churchill Room.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at Tennis Courts.

TRICK OR TREAT 6pm at Theatrette & Family Block.

TENNIS WEEKEND CLUB 4pm at Tennis Courts.

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LAWN BOWLS SOCIALS 5pm at Lawn Bowl Green.


FEATURE

The Land of Levitating Mountains & Mystical Waters A dragon-themed palace built of wood – the local Changsha king in a noble mood presented it to the Revolution for a museum transformation. When in the ravines the fog descends, the peaks of Avatar country pretend to be islands in the quartered sky of villian Quaritch's battle cries.

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At the gorgeous Three Sisters Peaks, curvaceous maidens with rosy cheeks pose covetously for souvenir pics. The Steps to the Gate of Heaven lead not necessarily to the Seventh, for only to the few does it swing open. The Changjiang or Yangtze River through colossal gorges it traverses gushing with the lifeblood of commerce.

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Erstwhile riverine towns and villages submerged by the dammed spillage only to emerge up higher in heritage. The Gate to Hell still reminds sinners to shun wickedness and seek godliness; while temples dedicated to Confucius still propagate all that is unpretentious. Regards, Teo Beng E 2011 Written and Designed by Teo Beng E.

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BALUT

The occasional readers of the Balut Section’s report may think that Balut is a genteel game, surrounded by hushed silence which is only occasionally broken by the gentle rattle of dice in a leather cup and subsequent upending on the table with reverence. To that occasional reader, here is a piece of advice – Perish The Thought! By the end of the monthly August game serious consideration was given to engaging structural engineers to report on the strength of the tables in the card room, and of the foundation said room is built on. From the ensuing noise, thunder-like descent of cups, foot stamping and general mayhem, Else managed to come through with a double – highest game and column scores of 148 and 679. The Occasional Kelong Enthusiasts A cappela Choir was silent again, but, can be expected to be in good voice at anytime.

The leader board at this stage (based on 4 best games), and with more games to follow, is as follows: 1. Sapinah Hughes 2509 2. Zoeb Sadiq 2407 3. Sethuraman G. 2405 4. Grace Goh 2361 5. Nina Menon 2351 6. Deepa Gupta 2327 From now on, it gets really interesting! Vikram Raman Balut Section Committee

BILLIARDS

August ended on a high with Mr. Arshad Bhojani, our new Section member representing our Club in the National Snooker Championship (Open). The first round of the Championship was conducted on 29 August 2012 at Crown Billiards. It was an exciting game between Mr. Arshad Bhojani and Mr. Daric Sim Kheng Huy where they went the full five frames and it was

a tough fight between the two players. Arshad was 1-2 down but came from 17 points behind to level it at 2-2 by potting the red, pink and black in professional form. However, Daric got the upper-hand in the deciding frame and won the game 3-2. A big thank you to the team of supporters: Mr. K F Chay, Mr. Cheung Yew Tak, Mr. Alex Yew, Mr. Kevin Chen, Mr. Ashok Arya and

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Mr. Aru; it was really heartening to see the club esprit de corps in action! September will decide the winner of the Resolution Trophy and we hope to see more members participating in this month’s billiards night, now that everyone is back from summer and gearing up for a good 4th quarter!


BRIDGE

SRI LANKA BRIDGE TOUR 6 TO 13 OCTOBER By the time this magazine reaches you, some sixteen ladies would be excitedly preparing for the trip to Sri Lanka. Shyamala Kanagasundram has taken great pains in planning a superb itinerary visiting various places of interest including staying at one or two of the hotels designed by Jeffrey Bawa, a renowned architect of Sri Lanka. Two bridge games have also been organised in Colombo for the ladies. A detailed day-to-day travel and activity guide has also been provided giving everyone a general idea of the week’s programme. Two of our players will be graciously hosting lunches at their holiday and ancestral homes respectively in Sri Lanka. The tour would take them through to Galle, Kandy, Kandalama and back to Colombo. Shyamala has meticulously arranged for all to visit heritage sites, soak in the beauty of the flora and fauna of her country and also introducing a little of the history of the Dutch and Portuguese influence in Sri Lanka via visits to old churches and fortresses. Besides all this, she has given some tips on shopping like what local craft to look out for, etc etc. No doubt, after the trip, our ladies would be well-enlightened on the culture and delights of Sri Lanka! Thank you, Shyamala, for a job well done! Lily Lim Bridge Committee Member

UPCOMING EVENTS

DIWALI TEA BRIDGE Monday, 12 November, 12.30pm – 5pm at the Raffles Room CHRISTMAS LUNCH Monday, 3 December, 12pm – 5pm at the Raffles Room

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DARTS

RSUC VS TANGLIN CLUB FRIENDLY

Friday, 24 September was a great afternoon. We welcomed the Royal Sungai Ujong Club for Friendly Dart Games. It was an awesome sight to watch and enjoy darts being played by the experts. Beers and refreshments filled the tables of the Tangles. Enthusiastic dart players began by warm-up sessions. Soon the first round of friendly darts offered exciting moments of enthusiasm and fun.

frustrating, thrilling, rollercoaster of a game that, when you start to play regularly, can be extremely addictive. Our special thanks go to Denis Hardy who held fort throughout the competition. All in all a good night at the Tangles; we had a lot of fun, spent most of the time laughing, especially drinking beer as everybody loved their drink!

Various games of darts were played: Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Valuable tips were shared, obviously helping those who are eager to learn more. Darts is a wonderful, fascinating, mentally

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DARTS

AN AFTERNOON TO REMEMBER

The annual Darts Section Team vs the Staff Team was held on 29 August 2012. The afternoon games began with delicious food, showcasing The Tanglin Club hospitality. We had an exciting event - the Staff vs Members. As usual I am so proud to say that the staff did extremely well and won Men’s Singles and Doubles, Men’s Mixed Doubles as well as Women’s mixed Doubles but the Women’s singles was won by the Members. Nancy Chua and Sepalika Kumarasinghe were the convincing winners. The staff performed magnificently. All those who participated in the event had a lovely time. Each staff member walked away with gifts as mementoes. Sepalika Kumarasinghe Darts Committee Member

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FITNESS

Be Brilliant at the Basics (Part 1) By Lewis Toh

In the world of strength and conditioning training today, it seems there is a new advanced exercise, or new equipment coming out every other day that promises to take the athlete or client to the “next level.” TRX, ViPR, Kettlebell, battling ropes, strongman training, etc. The list goes on and on. A lot of trainers and clients alike are looking for the next big thing, so much so that they losing sight of something very important. Can the client or athlete perform the fundamental movements well? What is the point of letting the client perform a suspended lunge in a TRX when he can’t even perform a proper lunge on the ground? What is the use of teaching a Kettlebell swing when the client doesn’t even knows how to hinge from the hips? Strength coach Dewey Nielsen wrote an article a while ago on being brilliant at the basics. In the article, he talks about how he was always being asked, what are the advanced techniques and exercises that are used for athletes: and his reply was, “it doesn’t matter”. He elaborated, “The most important question is, can the athletes lift correctly? Everything goes out the window if the athletes are performing the programme with sloppy technique. What is the point of flipping tires and swinging sledge hammers (neither of which I do) if an athlete can’t squat, lunge or do a push up with good form?” Far too often, we are in a hurry to get to the advanced stuff, thinking that it will be “better” for us, but fail to master the basics. So with this in mind, we are going to cover some of the basic movements over the next few articles. First off, we are going to talk about the push-up. The push-up is an excellent exercise for core strength, shoulder stability, and building strength in the upper body, but is commonly overlooked and very often performed in bad form.

Here are some of the most common Push-up errors:

Looking Forward

Hyper-extending your neck can cause neck injuries. Keep your neck inline with the rest of your spine from start to finish.

Leading with Your Head

Leading with your head during push-up increases risks of neck injuries and reinforces poor posture. Tuck your chin in and lead with your chest, think of pulling yourself onto the floor.

Elbows Out

Increases the torque on your shoulder and wrist joints. Tuck your elbows: 45° angle to your body. Think of pushing your shoulders forward.

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FITNESS

Letting Your Torso Sag

This more often than not is due poor core stability. Your ear, shoulder, hip and knees should all form a straight line when viewed from the side. Brace your core as though someone is going to punch you in the stomach. Pinch your buttocks together: this will help set your pelvis in a better position.

If you are not strong enough to perform a push up from the ground, start at an incline and work your way down. If the basic push-up is very easy for you, you can always load up with a sand bag, a TRX or both!

Talk on Back Care by Physio Asia Therapy Centre

Presenter: Anna Garden (BSC Hons : Physiotherapy, U.K.) Wednesday, 17 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Studio 1 Have you ever woken up with back pain without knowing the reason? Do you experience pain after simple activities like prolonged sitting or standing? Do you end up with aching shoulders/elbows after working at your desk for even a short period? These are commonly due to 1) incorrect posture, or poor ergonomics 2) overuse or repetitive stress of muscles 3) degenerative changes of the body structures In this presentation, you will learn about basic postural types, basic back anatomy and different causes of back pain. We will demonstrate to you the importance of having strong core muscles by showing you their action, using a state of the art real time ultrasound imaging unit. We will teach you how to prevent back injuries and discomfort, set up your workstation correctly, show you basic back stretching and strengthening exercise, and give general advice on how to manage an acute back sprain or strain. Our aim is to give you the knowledge you need, to care for your back,so you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest without recurrent back aches and pains. Fees: Free Registration at the gym is required.

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DANCING

Ballroom Dancing Lesson at Multi-Purpose Hall

Beginner Waltz Class Every Thursday starting from 4 October 7pm to 8pm Beginner Cha Cha Class Every Thursday starting from 4 October 8.15pm to 9.15pm Intermediate Rumba Class Every Tuesday starting from 2 October 7pm to 8pm Intermediate Waltz Class Every Tuesday starting from 2 October 8.15pm to 9.15pm Duration of Lesson: 8 sessions per class. Price: $107 (Member) & $128.40 (Guest). Classes require a minimum of 10 participants to begin. Instructor: Andrey Gorbunov

FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES To register, please call Ilsa at 66220571 or email ilsa.taip@tanglin-club.org.sg


ADVERTISE IN THE TANGLIN CLUB MAGAZINE

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

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GOLF

COUTTS TANGLIN CLUB

ANNUAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

As is tradition, the Tanglin Club Annual Golf Championship, sponsored by C Coutts, disappoint the 118 participants db tt did nott di i t any off th ti i t across 30 flights! On Friday August 17th all participants brought their clubs, “A” Games, goodie bag items and positive attitudes and took on Singapore Island Country Club’s New Course. SICC hosted an exquisite lunch and after a 45 minute lightning delay (many made the most of the delay by spending the time at the open air bar) we all got started wearing new golf shirts provided by the Golf Section and Coutts. The weather cooperated and all flights completed their rounds! It was great to see Chris Claridge, our former Convenor, who came back from the UK specifically for this event. Please congratulate the following “closest to the hole” winners: • • • •

Hole Hole Hole Hole

4 – George Liew 6 – David Bell 11 – Chia Hwee Siang 14 – Lim Khoon Hin

A buffet dinner was subsequently held at The Churchill Room, complete with free flow beer and wine. As usual, the chef and his staff outdid themselves and the atmosphere was enhanced by the live music provided by Penny Lane. Activities during dinner included the annual putting contest which was ultimately won by Ng Beng Lee (after a three way tie) along with speeches from current Golf Convenor ST Yeo and Coutts (Vice Chairman of S.E.A) Paul Davies. After dinner, the 2012 Club Champions were announced, so please congratulate the following members: • • • •

Overall Best Gross Score – Dr. Charles Tan Overall Best Nett Score – Paul Hume Men’s Division Champion – Venkatachala Krishnakumar Ladies’ Division Champion – Koh Li Peng

For his excellent play as the Overall Best Gross Winner Dr. Charles Tan received the Coutts Top Prize, a pair of F1 VIP tickets worth $4,000. As a final send-off, over $2,000 worth of lucky draw prizes were given out including drivers, putters, umbrellas, clothing and golf balls. Special thanks to the goodie bag sponsors who include Coca Cola, Supreme Protein and K.C Dat Asian Tigers Singapore. In closing, the Golf Committee would like to sincerely thank Coutts for their sponsorship, the Club staff for their hard work and all the section participants. See you on the Links at the next event. Chris Steffens Golf Section Committee Member

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GOLF

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LAWN BOWLS

BEEN THERE... DONE THAT A renowned sports commentator once said, “It is better to take part than to win.” Well, he was probably right, but degrees of winning and losing are also important, and sometimes we need to keep circumstances in perspective. So it was in Bangkok over the weekend 9, 10 and 11 August when we were the guests of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, along with a team of bowlers from the Hong Kong Police Bowling Club. We played an inter-port with RSBC and took part in a three-cornered match the next day. Sorry to say we were out-played on both occasions. We did our best to keep the flag flying and fought hard to show that we can play well, but it is clear that we have to be able to adjust to different playing conditions if we are to win away-games. After-match activities were of the usual high standard. Our hosts took great care of us, ensuring that our many friendships

among the Bangkok and Hong Kong bowling fraternities were enjoyed to the full, and we came home still smiling. On the 25 August, we entertained the lawn bowls section of the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Club. A mixed competition, that is Clubs and genders, proved to be popular and our less experienced members had the opportunity to play alongside very skilled Pennants players (Victoria state league). The usual afte-match merry-making took place in the Tangles restaurant. We very much look forward to renewing this contact in the future.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Holidays and business commitments have caused a few delays in completing early rounds of the Open Pairs and 773 tournaments. Please do your best to complete outstanding games ASAP.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS The Henton Cup will now be played on 7 October, to be followed by dinner at Tangles. On 14 October, we expect to host our friends from the Seremban Bowls Club. This game will commence at 9.30am when we shall need at least 30 players. Please sign up by way of the S&R office. The match will be followed with a “finger food” lunch. Sunday, 18 November has been reserved for the Novices Competition. Any Bowls Section member who has never played in a Tanglin Club competition final may enter. That’s it for this month. Hope to see you soon. Happy bowling!

John Child Lawn Bowls Section Secretary


SQUASH

ANNUAL FRIENDLY MATCH WITH A TOURING JAPANESE TEAM AUGUST 30

The Squash Section hosted a young, skilled and enthusiastic Japanese team of twenty players from Tokyo and Yokohama. This was the 23rd year that the Japanese team has come to Singapore. While The Tanglin Club lost many of the singles games against younger opponents, we managed to hold our own in jumbo doubles, as most of the Japanese players were trying this for the first time. Playing jumbo doubles for the first time takes quite a bit of adjustment, due to the bigger court and higher walls and trying to remember that you have a partner! After a couple of games, the Japanese players were learning fast. We invited them to come to our International Tournament in January, and are hopeful at least one pair will come. The Japanese team are always fun and friendly, on and off the court. The squash was followed by some food and drinks in the Beer Garden.

FAREWELL TO DAVID ROBERTSON AND PETER VON SELKEY AUGUST 11

We knew David and Peter have been Squash Section members a long time, but I found out that they both had been regulars at Saturday social squash for 22 years when it began in 1986. Some members may not be aware of the history of Saturday social squash, which was started by Bill Gartshore who had been playing with some Tanglin Club mates at his condo courts. Social sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays followed. David and Peter have been very regular attendees at social squash sessions, and I am sure that both have chalked up more than 1000 sessions over the years. In addition, Peter had helped to organise the Tuesday night handicaps for quite some time. Peter is also our oldest player at 77 years young. It was a fitting tribute that some 35 past and present Section members turned up to farewell David and Peter who treated us to a curry after squash in the beer garden. Farewell boys David Robertson and Peter von Selkey with Bill Gartshore

Ross Mackenzie

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UPCOMING EVENTS COSMO LEAGUE 27 August to 26 November SQUASH SECTION GOLF TOURNAMENT AT BATAM 15 September SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER BIRTHDAY BASH & CAIPIRINHA 22 September ANNUAL CLUB SINGLES CHAMP INCORPORATING THE MASTERS AND VETERANS CHAMPS 17 September to 3 November SQUASH DINNER & DANCE 7 December


SWIMMING

31ST ANNUAL SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Saturday, 10 Novembe, 2pm to 6pm Fees: $10 (up to 2 events) & $15 (3 events or more) Online registration: www.totalswimming.net/tc

SWIM SECTION BBQ DINNER Saturday, 10 November, 6pm (after the swim championship) Fees: $15 (Child) & $25 (Adult)

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Sports Department at 66220588/0589. FOR RESERVATIONS Email alan.tan@tanglin-club.org.sg

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TENNIS

SCC VS TANGLIN FRIENDLY Unlike Tom Jones' famous song the Green Green Grass of "Home" - on Friday the 17 of August, 14 members of Tanglin Tennis Section enjoyed an evening on the Green Green Grass of Singapore Cricket Club (SCC). Starting at 5pm amidst the hustle and bustle of a Friday rush hour we were enjoying some friendly competition on the lawn courts of SCC Ladies’, Men’s and Mixed Doubles were the order of the evening, amidst the spectacular backdrops of the Marina Bay Sands and the former Supreme Court building. By 8pm, it was "Anyone for Tennis" as the pairings became mixed to the point of Tanglin &

SCC members playing as partners rather than competitors – on a "who wants to play" basis. Good fun was had by all, with healthy competitive spirit in a lawn court atmosphere resembling a "Mini Olympic Wimbledon". The evening was concluded with food and refreshments hosted by SCC, and some less serious tennis going on until 10pm. At the end of an excellent evening, everyone went home with a big smile and sore feet! A big THANKS to the Singapore Cricket Club and Esther Ling of The Tanglin Club for organising the event. Noni Heritage WITS ‘BETA’ Captain

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SERIES, EVENT 2. The 2nd event of the junior tournament series was held August 24 – 26, and again there was an abundance of good tennis and sunshine. Over 40 entries were received for varying age groups for boys and girls, with the ultimate goal being more match play opportunities for our young juniors. Congratulations to ALL the kids who entered and played over the weekend! The last junior tournament will be held November 2 – 4, which doubles as the Annual Junior Tennis Championship, and entry forms are available from the tennis office. For enquiries, email Ken Smith at ken@40xv.com.

RESULTS 10 Boys Introductory Winner: John Woo Runner Up: Vihaan Iyer 10 Boys Winner: Joshua Lake Runner Up: Sean Low 12 Boys Winner: Tim Rzesacz Runner Up: Thomas Buckley 10 Girls Winner: Deanne Choo Runner Up: Toh Ky Lynne 12 Girls Winner: Clare Cheng Runner Up: Grace Low Open Winner: Ishaan Parokkaran Runner Up: Sahil Parokkaran Please do come down and support our men’s and women’s teams playing in the STA inter-club league and WITS tournaments this month, especially when we’re playing at home.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

JOSEPHINE CHIA

THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER, 6.30PM AT THE WINE BAR Club member and Award-Winning Author, Josephine Chia, will share with us her journey from the attap-thatched kampong in 1950s Singapore to the countryside of Surrey, England. This is based on her heart-warming memoirs, Frog Under A Coconut Shell, published by Marshall Cavendish. The book is in honour of the author’s mother who had fought to give Josephine an education, and thus opportunities in life which she herself did not have. Although the mother became afflicted with Alzheimer’s in her later years, the author balanced this narrative with a period when the mother was still young, healthy and beautiful. This coincided with Josephine’s childhood in British Colonial Singapore which she captured beautifully in the book. As Josephine is a “True-Blue” Peranakan, she will also touch on aspects of her





unique culture and how she always wore the sarong-kebaya at Author’s Events in her nearly thirty years of living in England. Josephine writes both fiction and nonfiction and has won UK Awards in both. Altogether, she has seven books published by publishers in Singapore, the UK and the USA on different subjects. She teaches Creative Writing in the UK and Singapore and is mentor to aspiring writers. This event will be moderated by AwardWinning Singapore Pioneer Poet & Playwright, Robert Yeo. Price: $18 (includes a glass of wine or glass of fresh juice & canapés) Last day for cancellation: 18 October Registration form are available from the Library and at the Front Office.


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BOOKS

BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY AND THE PEACOCK: THE LIFE OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI OF BURMA by Peter Popham

Peter Popham's major new biography of Aung San Suu Kyi draws upon previously untapped testimony and fresh revelations to tell the story of a woman whose bravery and determination have captivated people around the globe. Celebrated today as one of the world's greatest exponents of non-violent political defiance since Mahatma Gandhi, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only four years after her first experience of politics. In April 1988, Suu Kyi returned from Britain to Burma to nurse her sick mother but, within six months, found herself the unchallenged leader of the largest popular revolt in her country's history. When the party she co-founded won a landslide victory in Burma's first free elections for thirty years, she was already under house arrest and barred from taking office by the military junta. Since then, 'The Lady' has set about transforming her country ethically as well as politically, displaying dazzling courage in the process. Under house arrest for 15 of the previous 20 years, she has come close to being killed by her political enemies and her commitment to peaceful revolution has come at extreme personal cost.

ADULT FICTION

The Teleportation Accident Ned Beauman Guilt By Association Marcia Clark Shi Cheng: Short Stories From Ruban China Han Dong River of Destiny Barbara Erskine Scorpion Orchid Lloyd Fernando Skies Michael Frayn Broken Harbor Tana French Ice Cold Tess Gerritsen Something Blue Emily Griffin Somebody Else’s Kids Torey Harden Fatal Frost James Henry Jumpstart The World Catherine Ryan Hyde The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce Glass Cathedral Andrew Koh Prime Suspect Lynda La Plante 7 Days Deon Meyer A Distant Shore Caryl Phillips

Buried Prey John Sandford The Outsiders Gerald Seymour The Child Thief Dan Smith Narcopolis Jeet Thayil Choker Elizabeth Woods

ADULT NON-FICTION

Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi My Song: A Memoir Harry Belafonte How To Win An Election: An Ancient Guide To Modern Politician Tuintus Tullius Cicero Spiritual Solutions: Answers To Life’s Greatest Challenges Deepak Chopra Transdermal Magnesium Therapy Mr. Mark Sircus 101 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Using Hypnosis Dabney Edwin A Quiet Belief In Angels R.K. Ellroy Inside Job: The Rogues Who Pulled Off The Heist of The Century Charles Ferguson George F Kennan: An American Life John Lewis Gaddis

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Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat Max Holland Tower: An Epic History of The Tower of London Nigel Jones Nigger: The Strange Career of A Troublesome Word Randall Kennedy Midwife On Call: Tales of Tiny Miracles Agnes Light The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot Robert Macfarlane From The Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against The West And The Remaking of Asia Pankaj Mishra The Lady And The Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi Peter Popham It Worked For Me Colin Powell The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks What Is Life?: With Mind And Matter And Autobiographical Sketches Edwin Schrodinger Swim: Why We Love The Water Lynn Sherr The Complete Plain Words Sir Ernest Gowers How Much Is Enough?: Money And The Good Life Robert Skidelsky And Edward Skidelsky Yap Sin Guan And The Student’s Artbook Yap Sin Guan


DVDS NEW RELEASES

21 Jump Street (2012) A Thousand Words (2012) Battleship (2012) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Contraband (2012) Get the Gringo (2012) The Hunger Games (2012) Lockout (2012) Safe (2012) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) The Son of No One (2011)

ACTION & ADVENTURE

Guns and Roses (2012) Motorway (2012) Robocop (1987) Robocop 2 (1990) Robocop 3 (1993) Safe (2012) Spartan (2004) The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume 2 – The War Years (2007) The Four (2012) The Restless (2006)

COMEDY

FOR KIDS

DOCUMENTARY

TV SERIES

Another Year (2010) Around the World In 80 Days (1956) Swimming with the Sharks (1994) The Big Year (2011) The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) The War of the Roses (1989)

The Art of Soccer with John Cleese (2006) When We Were Kings (1996)

DRAMA

Being Flynn (2012) Contact (1997) Enemy at the Gates (2001) Norwegian Wood (2010) Red Dragon (2002) Streetdance 2 (2012) The Company (2003) The Sea of Grass (1947) Truman (1995)

Batman: The Animated Series – Tales of the Dark Knight Paddington Bear: Complete DVD Collection Pete’s Dragon (1977) The Pirates: Band of Misfits (2012)

Cheers: Season 6 How I Met Your Mother: Season 4 How I Met Your Mother: Season 5 – The Suited Up Edition Inspector Morse: The Complete Case Files Pretty Little Liars: Season 2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 3 Taxi: Season 1 True Blood: Season 2 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Season 1

DVD REVIEW

THE HUNGER GAMES

Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson Katniss (Lawrence) is a 16-year old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used to be the United States. Long ago, the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, ‘The Hunger Games’. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change, but one thing is constant; kill or be killed. When Katniss’s sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

RESERVATION SYSTEM As you may know, we now have a computerised Reservations system in place – you may reserve up to two DVD titles at a time. When a title becomes available for you to borrow, you will be notified by email and the reserved item must be collected within 3 days. DVDs will be released to the next Member on the waitlist on the 4th day.

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133 RECIPROCAL CLUBS AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE

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

BANGLADESH

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

INDIA

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

INDONESIA

BALI • Canggu Club JAKARTA • International Sports Club of Indonesia

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

MONACO

MONTE CARLO • Yacht Club de Monaco

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

DUNEDIN

• The Dunedin Club NAPIER • Hawke’s Bay Club

PAKISTAN

DUBLIN • Kildare Street & University Club

LAHORE • The Lahore Gymkhana • The Punjab Club Lahore

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

ITALY

PHILIPPINES

CHINA

NAIROBI • Muthaiga Club

DHAKA • Dhaka Club

CANADA

BEIJING • Beijing American Club

FRANCE

PARIS • Cercle de L’Union Interalliée

GERMANY

HAMBURG • Der Ubersee Club BERLIN • International Club of Berlin

IRELAND

ROME • Circolo del Ministero Degli Affari Esteri

JAPAN

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

KENYA

KOREA

SEOUL • Seoul Club

MALAYSIA

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

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

SPAIN

BARCELONA • Circulo Ecuestre

SRI LANKA

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

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

SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM • Sallskapet

GOTEBORG • The Royal Bachelors Club

TAIWAN

TAIPEI • American Club in China

THAILAND

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ABU DHABI • The Club

UNITED KINGDOM

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

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

VIETNAM

HANOI • The Hanoi Club

UNITED STATES

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

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


CLUB HOURS

11am to 9.30pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

CHURCHILL ROOM 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.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg

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

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

BILLIARDS ROOM Daily 12pm to 11pm

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.

GYMNASIUM Daily 6am to 10pm

TAVERN RESTAURANT 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. 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 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 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: 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)

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)

CARD ROOM Daily 8am to 12.30pm

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 PRO SHOP Tuesday to Friday 11am to 8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays 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 Monday to Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 8pm Thursday 10am to 9pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am to 8pm GENERAL OFFICE Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.15pm Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

KEY CONTACTS FRONT OFFICE / RECEPTION Contact person: Nantha Kumar (Senior Member Services Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0555 Email: nantha.kumar@tanglin-club.org. sg (General Enquiries), reservations@ tanglin-club.org.sg (Room Reservations) FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Contact person: Rozita Abu Bakar (F&B Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0432 / 0431 / 0433 Email: rozita.ab@tanglin-club.org.sg EVENTS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Tina Supri (Events Manager) / Vanitar Sindaya (Events Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0437 / 0438 Email: tina.supri@tanglin-club.org.sg / vanitar.sindaya@tanglin-club.org.sg BANQUET DEPARTMENT Contact person: Mukhantan Perumal (Catering Sales Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0435 Email: mukhantan.perumal@tanglinclub.org.sg FINANCE DEPARTMENT Contact persons: Wendy Lim and Jamil Amat (Accounts Executives) Tel: 65 6622 0418/0420 Emails: wendy.lim@tanglin-club.org.sg / jamil.amat@tanglin-club.org.sg COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Contact person: Habib Mansoor (Communications Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0533 Email: habib.mansoor@tanglin-club. org.sg LIBRARY Contact person: Agnes Louis (Library Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0494 Email: agnes.louis@tanglin-club.org.sg MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT Contact person: Laura Monteiro (Membership Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0490 Email: laura.monteiro@tanglin-club. org.sg SPORTS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Contact person: Dean Chee (S&R Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0570 Email: dean.chee@tanglin-club.org.sg SECURITY DEPARTMENT Contact person: Lincoln Lowe (Security Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0556 Email: lincoln.lowe@tanglin-club.org.sg EXECUTIVE OFFICE Contact person: Julie Goh (Executive Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0402 Email: julie.goh@tanglin-club.org.sg


WELLNESS W ELLNESS

COPING WITH AGEING Back out of whack, tummy bloated, skin dull and uneven? Welcome to the seniors’ club. While it is true that people are now looking younger than before – thanks to a good haircut and clever dressing – ageing has not changed much over the years. We are still likely to have backache, skin that has lost its youthful glow and a tummy that will never fit into Size 6 jeans again. First, the back. It’s important to discount reasons such as a pinched nerve or a ruptured disc that could be causing the pain. A proper diagnosis will help confirm the underlying cause, and determine what steps to take next. But if your backache is not the result of such complaints, look at your lifestyle. Check your posture. Do you hunch your back? Learn to stand straight; Pilates is a good way to improve posture. For sitting, get a proper chair with a back support if necessary. Check your bed. How long have you had your mattress? If you’ve had it for a while, it may no longer be providing you with proper back support. Consider buying a new mattress. As men and women reach middle age, too, they experience increased bloating and belly fat. There are a few reasons for this, including the common one of taking in more calories than you burn off, and hormonal changes. There’s also the problem of age-related slowing of metabolism. Sodium intake also contributes to a bloated appearance because of water retention. Besides it being unsightly,

belly fat may include visceral fat, also known as fat around your organs, which poses a serious health risk. Visceral fat increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. Alcohol, fatty foods, smoking and carbonated beverages contribute to belly fat. For daily habits, eat more slowly to avoid swallowing air, and add more fibre and yoghurt to your diet. How your skin ages depend on your genes, lifestyle, and other personal habits like frowning and even sleeping in the wrong position. Not much can be done about the genes part (except blaming your mum and dad – not a good idea) but lifestyle and personal habits count. Avoid smoking and excess alcohol; exercise daily and make time to relax; eat in moderation and drink plenty of water; protect your skin from the sun and use the right skincare product. You may notice your skin ageing from these signs:

are retinol-based to rebuild your collagen. Again, a skin doctor is the best person to prescribe effective products.

• Dry skin and dry lips. The moisturiser you used at 20 is not going to work for you at 50. Get out of your comfort zone – look for a moisturiser that is more suitable for your age. You may want to see a skin doctor for this. You also need to use lip moisturiser – yes, men too, especially when going out in the sun! As for daily habits, drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

• Dullness. We lose our shine as we age, literally and metaphorically. But this needn’t be so. One way to put back the shine on our skin is to ‘renew’ it (sloughing gets rid of dead skin cells) and use a high-performance moisturiser.

• Loss of firmness. The main reason for lax skin is the loss of collagen. Use products that

Article contributed by Spa Botanica, Level 5, Tanglin Club Sports Centre

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• Fine lines, starting around the eyes then appearing on the lips and finally around the mouth. The two main causes are muscle movement and sun damage. Sun protection is a must at any age! • Dark circles and eyebags. Besides using skincare, especially for the sensitive eye area, the best thing you can do is to get enough rest and sleep. • Dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. This could be the result of genetics, hormonal changes and also not protecting your skin from the sun. While the first two reasons cannot be avoided, make sure you always protect your skin from the sun.

As for putting a shine our lives, always find something new and exciting to do!


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CINEMA

THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO

5, 6 & 7 October • R21 • Thriller (158 minutes) Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard and Christopher Plummer Director: David Fincher This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch’s niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

PROMETHEUS

13 & 14 October • NC16 • Sci-Fi (124 minutes) *No Screening on 12 October Starring: Noomi Rapace , Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba Director: Ridley Scott A team of scientists and explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners on the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

19, 20 & 21 OCTOBER • G • Animation (93 minutes) Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jennifer Lopez Director: Steve Martino Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences: a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

26* & 28 October • PG • Action (165 minutes) *Special Matinee Screening at 2.30pm **No Screening on 27 October Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway Director: Christopher Nolan Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman (Bale) assumes responsibility for Dent’s crimes in order to protect Dent’s reputation and is hunted as a fugitive by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Gotham has recovered from the Joker’s killing spree, and is experiencing a time of piece. A warning from the enigmatic Selina Kyle (Hathaway) foreshadows a coming cataclysm, prompting the Dark Knight to rise and to return to the city where must stop the villian Bane (Hardy) and his plans to destroy Gotham.

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

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