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Results for the Annual General Meeting 2013 held on Monday, 13 May.

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President’s Message


General Manager’s Message / Do You Know? 3 AGM Results


Club Opening Hours


Editor’s Note


Members’ Page


Reciprocal Clubs


Tanglin Conversations


Recent Events: Austrian Sound of Music


Recent Events: Thank You Cocktail


Recent Events: Club Party


Recent Events: Meet The Author Evening


Events & Entertainment


Food & Beverage


Feature: Random Thoughts by Teo Beng E


Calendar of Events


Feature: Forgiveness


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Roy Higgs Clara Tan Louis Tay Tina Supri Zaini Rahamat Laura Monteiro Dean Chee Nan Sandford Jolene Toh Aliff Ajis Habib Mansoor • 6622 0533 5th of every month for the following issue

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

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My Fellow Members Allow me to thank you for returning me unopposed as your President for another year. I am grateful for your trust and confidence. As you know, Sadiq Zoeb our Hon Treasurer and Nan Sandford did not stand for re-election to the GC. Sadiq told me that he has undertaken new commitments which will make it difficult for him to continue as Treasurer. On behalf of the Club, I wish to thank Sadiq for the professional, conscientious and courteous manner in which he discharged the duties of his office. Thank you, Sadiq. I hope that in the not too distant future, circumstances permitting, you will again offer to serve the Club. Instead of being a member of the GC, Nan would prefer to spend her time looking after our many overseas visitors and helping new Members adjust to Club life. On behalf of Members, I wish to thank Nan for a lifetime of service, dedication and loyalty to the Club. Thank you, Nan. I am pleased to inform Members that the GC has appointed Nan to the honorary position of Adviser, Club Relations. In that new role, Nan will continue the good work in taking care of our overseas visitors and new Members, something she has been doing for the last 50 or 60 years. Nan has agreed to the appointment, and she has promised not to give Roy a hard time! I congratulate the GC members who were returned to office, Judy Ip Harris, Patrick Kwek, Lim Kian Kok, David Palmer and Richard Tan. They will provide, together with Robert Wiener, who was returned unopposed as Vice President, continuity in the GC. I am very pleased to welcome three new members to the GC, Sam Bonifant, Henry Ling and Shirley Low. The GC will now have three new people who will bring a fresh perspective to issues and seven others, who have between them some twenty seven years of service to the Club.

To Frank Newman and Peter Koh, who were not re-elected, I wish to thank them for their support and counsel the past year in GC, and for their many contributions to the Club. Peter served as Library Convenor (including the DVD section) and he introduced several initiatives to improve the operations of the Library. Frank served four terms in the GC, as Convenor or deputy for Library, Tenders and Purchasing, Magazine and Website, Food and Beverage and Development and Property. We will miss Frank, a gentleman of the old school. In GC, he had a common sense approach to issues and we could always depend on his wicked and salacious sense of humour to liven proceedings. For Ashoke, I thank him for his offer to serve, and look forward to continuing our stimulating spiritual discourses at the Wet Bar. The AGM was attended by more than 640 Members, a record turnout. It shows that Members are concerned about their Club. They want a say in the future of their Club. The GC proposal to amend Rule 11(v) was defeated and its converse, the amendment to Rule 2(iii) was passed. I believe the resulting vote outcome may be attributed to the nationalistic bias of my appeal for much needed amendments to the PTM; this bias was interpreted as discriminatory and divisive to both our nonSingaporean Members as well as our Singaporean membership. I wish to categorically state that my letter proposing the Rule amendment was well intended and I personally regret its un-intended consequences. I trust my nationalism will not polarize our membership. I wish to repeat the apology I made at the AGM for the distress and embarrassment caused to Members by my reference to “foreign guest members” in my letter. No offence was intended and I regret the inelegant and unfortunate language used.

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In reality, the amendment to Rule 2(iii) has, to all intents and purposes, locked the Club into the PTM of 4,000. We now have a formidable barrier for future GCs to redress the present membership imbalance (of 56/44), without realizing its financial implications and the difficulties in bringing about much needed changes for the Club to stay relevant. In good time, I pray the divisions will coalesce to develop a comprehensive solution that all may support. We have to put the AGM behind us. A new GC is in place. We will have to work hard to restore harmony and unity in the Club. The task ahead is clear. The GC will debate the RSC Report and engage and consult Members before putting a package of proposals (“Proposals”) for the membership to consider. The Proposals will have to balance the many interlocking relationships, among them, facilities capacity v membership size v usage demand, waiting list of Members’ children v the 49/51 ratio v the PTM, ageing membership v absent membership list, Members’ spending patterns v operating deficits and future funding. In the process, we must never forget that the object of the Club is to provide “social and recreational amenities for its members.” I shall be grateful for your continuing support. Sim Yong Chan President The Tanglin Club

GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Dear Members, The Club Party on 4 May was a great success, with about 500 Members and their guests attending the event, donning a myriad of colourful and ingenious hats fit for the Party’s theme. The revelry continued well into the night. For a montage of pictures from the Party, please turn to page 16 of this issue. Mother’s Day Brunch on 12 May was also well-attended, with delightful performances by children of Members and a delicious spread of food and drink. Not to be outdone, the upcoming Father’s Day Brunch on June 16 in the Churchill Room promises to be just as enjoyable an experience. On 26 June, the Churchill Room will host the Tanglin Conversations, which

is the first in a series of dinner-talks with distinguished personalities. Our very first guest speaker is none other than Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. For more information on registration, please turn to page 11. With the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 13 May, I would like, on behalf of the staff, to welcome the new General Committee for 2013/2014, and look forward to working with them in the year ahead to meet Members’ needs and aspirations.

Roy Higgs General Manager The Tanglin Club

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Club towels The Club appeals to Members who use the Club towels to return them after use, as they are the Club’s property and are for the use by all Members and their guests. Club towels are available after signing a ‘towels’ chit, which will be cancelled upon the return of the towel.

to our out-going members of the general committee 2012/ 2013:

mr zoeb sadiq

mr frank newman

star employeeS of the month

mr peter koh

There were two Club employees who were nominated: Daphne Tau from Purchasing department, and Susan Teo Captain of F&B Bar. Congratulations to them for their excellent service and dedication to the Club!

mrs nan sandford

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013 RESULTS Dear Members, We are pleased to report that the Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, 13 May 2013.

The following items on the Agenda were received and approved: • • • • •

To receive the Report of the Committee on the general affairs of the Club in respect of the financial year ended on 31 January 2013. To receive and approve a Financial Statement for the financial year ended on 31 January 2013. To receive an income and capital expenditure budget for the financial year from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014. To appoint Auditors for the financial year from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014. To elect eight members of the General Committee for the financial year from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014. For President • Sim Yong Chan (unopposed) For Vice-President • Robert Wiener (unopposed) For Honorary Treasurer There are no candidates for the position of Honorary Treasurer and so the General Committee will co-opt a person for this position to the Committee. For Committee Members • Nigel Sam Bonifant (283 votes) • Judy Ip Harris (308 votes) (elected) • Patrick Kwek Chiow Yiap (296 votes) • Lim Kian Kok (306 votes) • Henry Ling Kong (283 votes) • Shirley Low Seow Huan (305 votes) • David Gregory Palmer (323 votes) • Richard Tan Han Shing (288 votes)

• Resolution 2: Resolved, that the amended Rules 45A and 45B, passed at the Special General Meeting of the Club held on 14 January 2013, shall come into effect on 28 March 2013. (Agree: 386, Disagree: 95, Void: 28) • Proposed amendment to Rule 2 (iii) Existing Rule 2(iii)

Amended Rule 2(iii)

Method These Rules and any of them may from time to time be revoked, altered or added to resolution passed at a General Meeting of the Club (except where specifically provided otherwise) by a simple majority of the members present and voting by secret ballot provided that notice of the proposed revocation, alteration or addition with adequate explanation thereof shall have been posted to members of all classes not less than twenty-eight (28) days before the date of the General Meeting at which the revocation, alteration, or addition is to proposed.

Method These Rules and any of them may from time to time be revoked, altered or added to resolution passed at a General Meeting of the Club (except Rule 11(v) which shall be seventy-five (75 per cent) of the members present and voting in General Meeting) by a simple majority of the members present and voting by secret ballot provided that notice of the proposed revocation, alteration or addition with adequate explanation thereof shall have been posted to members of all classes not less that twenty-eight (28) days before the date of the General Meeting at which the revocation, alteration, or addition is to be proposed.

(Agree: 285, Disagree: 225, Void: 12)

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• Proposed amendment to Rule 7 (ii) Existing Rule 7(ii)

Amended Rule 7(ii)

Sub-Committee The President and the Vice President shall be ex-officio members of every Sub-Committee appointed under Rule 7(i) and shall not have any voting rights in the SubCommittee.

Sub-Committee The President and the Vice President shall be ex-officio members of every Sub-Committee appointed under Rule 7(i) and shall not have any voting rights in the SubCommittee. The President shall not be the Convenor or Deputy Convenor of any Sub-Committee.

(Agree: 367, Disagree: 158, Void: 12) • Proposed amendment to Rule 33 (ii) Existing Rule 33(ii)

Amended Rule 33(ii)

Supreme Authority (AGM) The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held within four (4) months of the financial year end of the Club. The financial year end shall not be changed without the consent of Members in General Meeting

Supreme Authority (AGM) The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held within four (4) months of the financial year end of the Club on a date fixed by the General Committee which shall not be within seven (7) days before or seven (7) days after a gazetted Singapore Public Holiday. The financial year end shall not be changed without the consent of the Members in General Meeting.

(Agree: 341, Disagree: 182, Void: 11) • Proposed amendment to Rule 34 Existing Rule 34

Amended Rule 34

Special General Meeting …..The Special General Meeting shall be held within forty (40) days from the date of receipt of such written requisition……

Special General Meeting …..The Special General Meeting shall be held within forty (40) days from the date of receipt of such written requisition but the date selected shall not be within three (3) days before or three (3) days after a gazetted Singapore Public Holiday

(Agree: 342, Disagree: 177, Void: 12)

The following resolution was not approved: • Resolution 1: Resolved, that the 75% majority requirement in Rule 11(v) be deleted by the proposed amendment of Rule 11(v) attached to the Notice of Meeting. Existing Rule 11(v)

Amended Rule 11(v)

The Planned Total Membership shall comprise only Ordinary and Life Members who are not on the Absent Members’ List and shall be determined by the Committee within a maximum of four thousand (4,000) or such other number as may be determined from time to time by the affirmative vote of seventy five (75) per cent of the members present and voting in General Meeting.

The Planned Total Membership shall comprise only Ordinary and Life Members who are not on the Absent Members’ List and shall be determined by the Committee within a maximum of four thousand (4,000) or such other number as may be determined from time to time by members present and voting in General Meeting.

(Agree: 282, Disagree: 324, Void: 3)

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Sunday to Friday Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Tuesday to Friday (Closed on Mondays) Dinner: 7pm to midnight (Last order: 10.30pm) Saturday Lunch: Closed Dinner: 7pm to 1am (Last order: 11pm) Sunday Brunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm Dinner: 6pm to 9.30pm For reservations, please contact Food & Beverage Dept at 66220432 or email to rozita.


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


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


Daily Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Sunday to Friday Dinner: 6pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11pm) Saturday Dinner: 6pm to 11.30pm (Last food order: 11.30pm) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.


Monday to Thursday 12pm to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday 12pm to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Saturday 11am to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Sunday 11am to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.


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

TERRACE BAR (Relocated to Wine Bar) Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday & Saturday 12pm to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.

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) 11am to 9.30pm (weekends & Public Holidays)


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


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


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


Daily 12pm to 11pm


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

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


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


Daily 10am to 11pm

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




Daily 6am to 10pm


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


Daily 7am to 10.30pm


Daily 7.30am to 10pm


Daily 7am to 11pm

LAWN BOWLS GREEN Daily 7am to 11pm


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


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


Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month 10am to 6pm Closed on 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month & Public Holidays.


Monday to Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 8pm Thursday 10am to 9pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am to 8pm


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

EDITOR’S NOTE I am very proud to have served with so many Members, friends and new acquaintances, and I treasure my time with them, in serving this Club that I so dearly love, and a huge cornerstone in my life. Thank you to all of them!

Dear Members, Being a Club Member for half a century, having served on many Sub-Committees, and being a General Committee Member for more than a decade, I had decided not to contest for a seat on the General Committee in the last Annual General Meeting on 13 May.

But I continue to serve this Club. The outgoing General Committee of 2012/2013 has graciously appointed me Adviser, Club Relations, and my new role will be that of a liaison to new Members, Absent Members returning from overseas, and visitors to the Club, and I will introduce to them the Club’s storied history, its many traditions, and its numerous facilities.

My late husband joined the Club on 29 June 1953, and I’ve been involved in Club activities ever since. I started teaching swimming and tennis lessons for children of Members, and in 1969, then-President Joe Elias suggested that I manage all children’s and sports activities. My proudest moment was in February 1996, when other ladies and myself became full Members of our own right, which was quite an accomplishment. I continued to offer lessons free-of-charge, which extended to bridge lessons and tennis classes for the staff on their lunch breaks. I was honoured when exPresident Graham Bell suggested Life Membership for me, but I thanked him and turned him down, as I preferred to carry on with my activities for the Club. In 2001, I ran for election to the General Committee, and since then been on the Sub-Committees of Children’s Activities, Club Relations, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Library, Magazine, Sports (Tennis and Bridge), and Staff. Bridge is a point of pride for me, as I have been teaching bridge for 40 years, every Friday morning at no cost.

I congratulate the new General Committee for the coming year, and I wish them all the best in their work to safeguard this Club and to look after our Members’ interests. My tenure as the Editor will end with this issue of the Club magazine, and I would like to thank the outgoing members of the Magazine & Website Sub-Committee, and all the Club staff, especially the Library staff Agnes, Nancy, Devi and Shamima, and the staff of the Marketing & Communications Department for their hard work, dedication, and support all these years. See you around in the Club! Nan Sandford Editor The Tanglin Club magazine

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From left: Proposer Debra Christine Langley and New Member Stefan Eduard Van Der Bijl.

From left: Proposer Vincent Lam Ho Ming and New Member Dr Chan Choi Mun.

From left: New Members Yoko Jane and David Peter Jane.

From left: New Members Dr Nicholas Henry Roelofs and Audrey Christine Long.

From left: Proposer Dr Martin Huang Hsiang Shui and New Member Serena Choo Sien Huei.

From left: New Member Guay Meng Chequer and Proposer Donald Chequer.

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From left: New Members Supriya Prakash Sen and Sanjoy Sen.

From left: Proposer Paul Kendall and New Member Kortwong Bussaya.


• Dr Chan Choi Mun (Spouse of Mr Vincent Lam Ho Ming) • Ms Ceri Martin (Spouse of Mr Adrian Donald John Barber) • Ms Stephanie Steiger (Spouse of Mr Amrish Thomas)

We extend a warm welcome to our new members.


Absent Members

• Ms Serena Choo Sien Huei

We bid a fond farewell to our members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon. • Dr Ling Yung Sing & Mrs Ling Yoke Ying • Dr Michael Hong Chee Mon & Mrs Hong-Yau Su Lang • Mr Suneil & Mrs Niharika Kucchal • Mr James & Mrs Sandra Purves • Mr John & Mrs Carina Schulte • Mrs Koriynne Yin Siew (Wong) Bazzurro • Mr William & Mrs Joanne Crothers • Mr Stephen George Byfield

TERM MEMBERS • • • • • • •

Mr Anuj Purushottam Lal & Ms Sharmishta Niranthari Lal Mr Sanjoy Sen & Mrs Supriya Prakash Sen Mr Timothy Hinton & Mrs Angelika Hinton Mr Tomas Urbanec Mr Timothy Edward Kelsall Dr Nicolas Henry Roelofs & Ms Audrey Christine Long Mr Conor Michael Cunningham & Mrs Julie Genevieve Renee Delylle Cunningham • Mr Lee Kwet Chee & Ms Moong Shin Yi • Mr David Peter Jane & Mrs Yoko Jane • Mr Ryan Arthur Myint



From left: New Member Joyce Chong Liew Chui and Proposer Desmond Lim Pang Boon.

Ms Bussaya Kortwong (Spouse of Mr Paul Kendall) Mr Stefan Eduard Van Der Bijl (Spouse of Ms Debra Christine Langley) Mrs Guay Meng Chequer (Spouse of Mr Donald Chequer) Ms Joyce Chong Liew Chui (Spouse of Mr Desmond Lim Pang Boon) Dr Chin Chee Tang (Spouse of Dr Ang Mei-Kim)

The Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Christopher Jordan, a Club member of almost 20 years, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Chris will be lovingly remembered by so many members for his amazing fortitude, wonderful smile and great wit. The Club’s deepest sympathy and condolences go to his family.

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• The Adelaide Club Brisbane • Tattersall’s Club • The Brisbane Club • United Services Club Canberra • The Commonwealth Club Melbourne • Melbourne Club • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria • Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club • The Alexandra Club • The Athenaeum Club • The Australian Club NEWCASTLE • Newcastle Club Perth • The Weld Club • Western Australian Club Sydney • Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron • Tattersall’s Club • Union, University & Schools Club TASMANIA • The Tasmanian Club

BANGLADESH Dhaka • Dhaka Club


Calgary • Glencoe Club • The Ranchmen’s Club Toronto • Granite Club • The National Club • The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club • University Club of Toronto Vancouver • Arbutus Club • Vancouver Club Victoria • The Union Club of British Columbia


BEIJING • Beijing American Club


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


Hamburg • Der Ubersee Club Berlin • International Club of Berlin

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


Bangalore • Bangalore Club Calcutta • The Bengal Club • Tollygunge Club Madras • Madras Cricket Club Mumbai • Bombay Gymkhana • Willingdon Sports Club New Delhi • Delhi Gymkhana RAJASTHAN • Emerald Garden Club


BALI • Canggu Club Jakarta • International Sports Club of Indonesia


DUBLIN • Kildare Street & University Club


Rome • Circolo del Ministero Degli Affari Esteri


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


Nairobi • Muthaiga Club


Seoul • Seoul Club


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

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


Monte Carlo • Yacht Club de Monaco

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


• The Dunedin Club Napier • Hawke’s Bay Club


Lahore • The Lahore Gymkhana • The Punjab Club Lahore


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


BARCELONA • Circulo Ecuestre


Colombo • Colombo Club • Colombo Swimming Club Nurwara Eliya • The Hill Club

SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN • Kelvin Grove Club Durban • Durban Club Johannesburg • The Country Club Johannesburg Sandton • Inanda Club


Stockholm • Sallskapet GOTEBORG • The Royal Bachelors Club


Taipei • American Club in China


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



Aberdeen • Royal Northern & University Club Edinburgh • The New Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Royal Scots Club Glasgow • The Western Club Liverpool • The Athenaeum London • Army & Navy Club • Carlton Club • East India Club • Naval & Military Club • Oriental Club • The Royal Air Force Club • The Athenaeum • The Caledonian Club • The Calvary & Guards Club • The Hurlingham Club • The Lansdowne Club • The Naval Club • The New Cavendish Club • The Reform Club • The Royal Automobile Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Sloane Club • Oxford & Cambridge Club Norwich • The Norfolk Club Oxfordshire • Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames


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

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Hanoi • The Hanoi Club



Wednesday, 26 june at the Churchill Room 7pm to 9.15pm $40 (Member) & $48 (Guest) Join us on Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 7pm at the Churchill Room for The Tanglin Club’s inaugural Tanglin Conversations. Our first guest speaker will be Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy.


Trio of Seafood Fantasea Orange Cured Salmon, Stone Seared Scallop, Lobster Knuckle Petite Salad and Balsamic Reduction •••

Pan-Seared Red Snapper Fillet Jerusalem Artichoke, Marjoram Shellfish Sauce Or Burgundy Beef Bourguignon Beef Simmered in Red Wine Sauce with Button Mushrooms, Pearl Onion, Bacon and Mashed Potato

Professor Mahbubani’s accomplishments began in his service in the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004. He then became Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, serving as President of the United Nations Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002. He has also written several books and his articles have appeared in leading journals and newspapers worldwide. His latest book is The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World.

••• Manjari Chocolate Citrus Tian Amaretto Chocolate Cream

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Tel : +(65) 6735 2931 6735 2425 Fax : +(65) 6735 5416

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:

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

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austrian sound of music 20 april

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‘thank you’ cocktail for out-going sub-committees 20 april

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meet the author evening

Cheong yip seng author of ob markers: my straits times story 26 april

Hot potato, yes, burnt lips, no. The Meet the Author evening on 26 April featured former Singapore Press Holdings Editor-in-Chief (English and Malay Newspapers) Cheong Yip Seng and his hot-potato book OB Markers: My Straits Times Story. Mr Cheong’s audience wanted to know whether Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave approval for the contents of the book (no), whether it ruffled feathers in Government and the Civil Service (yes, some) and whether it told everything there was to tell about Government’s relationship with and restrictions on media and journalists (no). The hottest potato of the evening, sliced up, were questions why even government TV reported that the Prime Minister during a general election rally had said that constituencies would be fixed if they voted in opposition MPs, but The Straits Times used an euphemism for “fix”. The Prime Minister apologised for using that word. No apology for the euphemism? No action taken, like dismissal of the journalist(s) responsible? It was a spirited exchange with moments of good humour. Mr Cheong’s book has received mixed reviews in both new and old media. The Straits Times and other Singaporean newspapers continue to get mixed receptions daily. But those who do read the newspapers, like those who filled almost every seat in the Raffles Room, do get information and answers. Mr Cheong was forthcoming and forthright. He must have held back some, as even the most active questioners must have held back somewhat. It was like a good game of squash, which Mr Cheong played a lot of at the Club years back. The rules of squash allow lets. So did Mr Cheong and his friendly audience. It was a worthwhile evening with the author, just as his book has been judged by even its severe critics as a worthwhile read. No burnt lips that evening. Instead we had tasty food for thought. Peter H L Lim Mr Cheong Yip Seng’s former colleague and the evening’s moderator

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Father’s Day Brunch

Sunday, 16 June, 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room Celebrate the unconditional love, support and guidance of the main man in your life. For the man whom had stood by you all this while, an exquisite buffet awaits him in the Churchill Room... Price: $88 (with champagne), $50 (without champagne) & $28 (Child). the tanglin club


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BI N GO $3 for minimum of 3 tickets $5 for a sheet of 6 tickets Mini buffet menu is available at $10 per person. 5 rounds will be played each night. Join us at 8pm at Tangles on these dates:

13 june & 11 july

event disclaimer

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

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Friday, 14 June, 7pm at the Raffles Room Back by popular demand, Wine Circle Committee Member Graham Hayward will be introducing us to an exquisite selection of good quality South American wines. Some of us may recall the tour de force of Argentinian wines Graham conduced on 30 July 2010. We will taste 9 wines across Argentina, Chile and Uruguay covering a spread of grape varietals. To make the tasting more interesting, the wines will be tasted blind, and votes taken, to see how they compare, before revealing the prices. Buffet spread will be provided. Price: $45 (Wine Circle Member), $60 (Non-Wine Circle Member) & $75 (Guest). Dress code: Club Standard Numbers are limited to 55 participants. Members are requested to book at least 48 hours in advance to facilitate better planning in food and service. Last day of cancellation of booking: Tuesday, 11 June


Sunday, 23 june, 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room Thank goodness for Sundays, when you can find the time to rest and relax with friends and family. If you have had a tough and hectic week, some good food and good company will most surely rejuvenate you for the week ahead!

1855 U.S. Fine Angus Beef Promotion

1 to 29 June at the churchill room lunch & dinner from tuesdays to fridays dinner only on saturdays & sundays Great beef begins with great cattle, and that means Black Angus. It’s well documented that the Angus breed marbles naturally and produces the rich beef flavour that steak lovers crave. The 1855 Black Angus brand specifically stands out, because of its strict specifications, and exceptionally tender and incredibly juicy flavour. Main course from $45.


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Price: $85 (Adult with champagne), $45 (Adult without champagne) & $22.50 (Children below age 12). Free-flow of champagne, beer and wine. Last day for cancellation: 17 June 2013


sunday buffet - peranakan/ curry tiffin

The iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes its comeback in th every sunday at tangles, from 11.30am to 2.30pm Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of

Cake of the month

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

cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, Peranakan of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys. Feast on the new cuisine with influences of the Chinese and Malay cultures that makes it so unique,ofitMalayan will never loseRoti itsPrata flavour. Featuring a selection Curries, and classic dess Enjoy the new Peranakan Buffetlike at Gula Tangles, your tasteMelakaand andtreat Banana Fritters with honey. buds to tastes that will remind you of home. Price: The Peranakan Buffet will be available on$26 9 &(Adult) 23 June. $ $15 (Child). Price includes free-flow of soft drinks. Curry Tiffin FOR BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES Please contact Food & Beverage Department at 66220432 or emailClub. The iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes its comeback in the Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of old Malayan cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, with the taste of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys. Featuring a selection of Malayan Curries, Roti Prata and classic dessert favourites like Gula Melaka and Banana Fritters with honey. The Curry Tiffin will be available on 2, 16 & 30 June.

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

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FOOD & BEVERAGE sunday À la carte dinner for the family every sunday, 6pm to 9.30pm, at the churchill room The Churchill Room now offers a luxurious dining experience for the whole family. A range of familiar favourites and tasty treats are available on our new menu. There’s even something for the kids. For the full menu, please login to the Members’ Area of the Club website.

the executive gourmet set lunch available from tuesday to friday at the churchill room Price from $21.50 to $39.90.

F e at u r i n g

sly y u l o b l a u c b c a e p F m I ian & French Ital

T-Bone and dover sole promotion

10 to 30 june, available for dinner at the tavern Contrary to popular opinion, classy meals can be simple to do, quick to serve, and be absolutely delicious. The Tavern’s fussfree promotion for regular patrons and first-timers for the month of June is the Dover Sole & T-Bone Steak: two ubiquitous dishes for one great price. Prep your taste buds for a Tanglin-twist Surf-and-Turf, this June, at the Tavern! Price: $78 (Dover Sole) & $58 (T-Bone).

De-Stefani Solèr 2010 Promotion

may to june 2013 Deep ruby colour, intense scents of ripe fruit, violet, with ethereal and spicy notes, full body, very important structure, with the right level of tannins and a complex bouquet. Price: $79.80 per bottle Get a bottle of De-Stefani Prosecco FREE with every purchase of De-Stefani Solèr. While stocks last!

the churchill room The Churchill Room will be closed for dinner on 8, 21, 22, 24, 28 & 29 June.

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

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yoghurt fruit cake Cake of the month

Available for the month of june at the deli lounge

T-Bone and dover sole promotion 10 to 30 june, available for dinner at the tavern





introduction evening 6pm at the Raffles Room.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

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

Lawn Bowls Socials/Free Coaching 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

tennis bring a guest night 6pm at the Tennis Courts.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.



BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.


De-Stefani Solèr 2010 Promotion 13

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


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

Lawn Bowls Socials/Free Coaching 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

it’s Bingo time 8pm at Tangles.

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

BI N GO 17


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.



SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts.


BILLIARDS Section Night 7pm at the Billiards Room.

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

Lawn Bowls Socials/Free Coaching 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green.

3rd SICC/Marigold International Doubles Squash Tournament till 23 June at Singapore Island Country Club

BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles. Interclub Balut 7pm at the Raffles Room.



BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

SQUASH SECTION HANDICAP 6.45pm at the Squash Courts. BRIDGE NOVICES DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

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7pm at the Churchill Room. DARTS TEAM TRAINING 5pm at Tangles. Lawn Bowls Socials/Free Coaching 5pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles. AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY monthly balut 6.30pm


June 2013 FRIDAY


The Executive 1 Gourmet Set DARTS TEAM TRAINING 3pm at Tangles. Lunch Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts.


movie of the week the lady - 1 & 2 June

Lawn Bowls Sunday Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts. the spiderwick chronicles** - 1 & 2 June

Available from Tuesday to Friday at the Churchill Room


supper club at churchill room


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

DARTS TEAM TRAINING 3pm at Tangles. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts.


The hobbit - 7 to 9 June

Lawn Bowls Sunday Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts. Tennis French Open Finals Live Telecast at Tangles

beauty and the beast** - 8 & 9 June

12pm to 2pm at the Gym. churchill room closed for dinner

supper club at churchill room

14 BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles Golf Friendly with SAFRA at Sembawang Country Club.


DARTS TEAM TRAINING 3pm at Tangles. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts.

Lawn Bowls Member vs Staff 3.45pm at Lawn Bowls Green.


shaolin - 14 to 16 June

Lawn Bowls Sunday Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts. Fathers’ Day Brunch 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room.

snow white** - 15 & 16 June

Lawn Bowls, Beers and Bites 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. supper club at churchill room

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

supper club at churchill room


DARTS TEAM TRAINING 3pm at Tangles. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts. Darts Annual Championships Tournament at Tangles


the bridge on the river kwai - 21 to 23 June

Lawn Bowls Sunday Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green. Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the tennis courts. champagne brunch 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room.

cinderella** - 22 & 23 June


anna karenina - 28 to 30 June

12pm to 2pm at the Gym. churchill room closed for dinner

churchill room closed for dinner


BRIDGE DUPLICATE GAME 1pm to 4.30pm at Tangles.

29 squash May/June Birthday Bash 3pm at the Squash Centre.

Lawn Bowls Friendly Match with SCC

Peranakan Buffet

aladdin** - 29 & 30 June

Curry Tiffin Buffet


churchill room closed for dinner

churchill room closed for dinner

Every Sunday atTheTangles iconic Anglo-Indian tradition makes its comeback in the Club. Mouth-watering, flavourful and distinctly Indian with a touch of old Malayan 11.30am to 2.30pm cuisine, the dishes are lovingly prepared by our Indian Chef Joshi, with the taste of India and Old Malaya that everyone enjoys. **Children’s matinee at 2.30pm Featuring a selection of Malayan Curries, Roti Prata and classic dessert favourites like Gula Melaka and Banana Fritters with honey.

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


Forgiveness We’ve all had moments in life when someone has hurt us at some time or another - treated us badly, trust was broken, hearts were hurt. And while the pain caused by this hurt is normal, sometimes it lingers far too long. We relive the pain over and over, and have a hard time letting go. This pain not only causes us to be unhappy but can also strain or ruin relationships, distract us from work, family and other important things. This lingering pain makes us reluctant to open up to new things and people. We get trapped in a cycle of anger hurt, blame, resentment and miss out on the beauty of life as it happens. Research reveals that when we have resentment, grievance and feelings of hostility towards anyone or if we have any of the other toxic emotions like guilt, shame, depression or fear, these emotions release hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones have effects on the cardiovascular and the immune systems. We become immune compromised, even your platelets get jittery with the high levels of adrenaline and they start the clotting cascade leading to cardiovascular illnesses, heart attacks and stroke. Interestingly, research has also proven that when we forgive and let go the burden of judgment, everything settles down and our body starts to return to homeostasis, which is selfregulation and self-healing.

a disappointment or an upset, releasing it from ourselves so we can go forward and not be continually reminded or triggered about this upsetting thing.

So, what is forgiveness and what it is not? Forgiveness is not something you do for others. It’s something you do for yourself. You are the one who suffers when you are unwilling to forgive. Refusing to forgive is like stabbing yourself with a knife and expecting the other person to feel the pain. If you continue to hold on to past hurts and grudges, you clog your positive energy channels and continue to block the flow of your desires to you. So think of forgiveness as a way to clear out the clutter. Forgiveness will allow you to make room for all of the good to pour into your life.

Yes, forgiving others can be difficult. And it can be even more difficult to forgive yourself. But it must be done if you want to live the life you desire. Learning to forgive takes practice. So be patient and gentle with yourself as you learn to practice this new habit. It’s okay if you feel resistance sometimes, or if you find yourself holding on to those negative emotions again. Just keep practicing because forgiveness will change your life. I invite you to say — and most importantly, feel — the following affirmations each night before bed: I now choose to forgive myself and others for every mistake we have made, knowing that we all did the best we could at the time. I choose to let go of any and all anger, guilt, shame, blame, judgment, and hurt. I allow myself to feel forgiveness, and I open myself up to receive all the good I desire.

Forgiveness does not mean you erase the past, or forget what has happened. It doesn’t even mean the other person will change his/her behavior — you cannot control that. All it means is that you are letting go of the anger and pain, and moving on to a better place. It’s important to note that forgiveness isn’t about the other person or about making someone else apologize or change — it’s about setting yourself free. “It’s about releasing the impact of a loss or

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feature from the other person, but to realize that we are not victims but participants in life.

If you’re holding onto pain, reliving it, and can’t let go and forgive, read on for some things I’ve learned from thought leaders in the field.

6. Focus on the present. Now that you’ve reflected on the past, realize that the past is over. It isn’t happening anymore, except in your mind. And that causes problems — unhappiness and stress. Instead, bring your focus back to the present moment. What are you doing now? What joy can you find in what is happening right now? Find the joy in life now, as it happens, and stop reliving the past. By the way, you will inevitably start thinking about the past, but just acknowledge that, and gently bring yourself back to the present moment.

1. Commit to letting go. You aren’t going to do it in a second or maybe not even in a day. It can take time to get over something. So commit to changing, because you recognize that the pain is hurting you. 2. Think about the pros and cons. What problems does this pain cause you? Does it affect your relationship with this person? With others? Does it affect work or family? Does it stop you from pursuing your dreams, or becoming a better person? Does it cause you unhappiness? Think of all these problems, and realize you need to change. Then think of the benefits of forgiveness — how it will make you happier, free you from the past and the pain, improve things with your relationships and life in general.

7. Allow peace to enter your life. As you focus on the present, try focusing on your breathing. Imagine each breath going out is the pain and the past, being released from your body and mind. And imagine each breath coming in is peace, entering you and filling you up. Release the pain and the past. Let peace enter your life. And go forward, thinking no longer of the past, but of peace and the present.

3. Realize you have a choice. You cannot control the actions of others, and shouldn’t try. But you can control not only your actions, but also your thoughts. You can stop reliving the hurt, and can choose to move on. You have this power. You just need to learn how to exercise it.

8. Feel compassion. Finally, forgive the person and realize that in forgiveness, you are allowing yourself to be happy and move on. Feel empathy for the person and wish happiness for them, let love for them, and life in general, grow in your heart. It may take time, but if you’re stuck on this point, repeat some of the ones above until you can get here.

4. Empathize. Try this: put yourself in that person’s shoes. Try to understand why the person did what he/she did. Start from the assumption that the person isn’t a bad person, but just did something wrong. What could he/she have been thinking, what could have happened to him in the past to make him/her do what he/she did? What could he/she have felt as he/she did it, and what did he/she feel afterward? How does he/she feel now? You aren’t saying what he/ she did is right, but are instead trying to understand and empathize.

Yes, forgiveness can change your life! It’s not easy. But you can learn to do it. In fact, if everyone in the world were to practice forgiveness on a daily basis, life on this planet would be transformed. And that transformation can start today, with you and me.

5. Understand your responsibility. Try to figure out how you could have been partially responsible for what happened. What could you have done to prevent it, and how can you prevent it from happening next time? This isn’t to say you’re taking all the blame, or taking responsibility away

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. This is the second of the two part series of Gratitude and Forgiveness. With gratitude, Sarita Jadhav

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American Club

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Singapore Swimming Club

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Tenpin Bowling





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Overall Winner: National University of Singapore Society 2nd Place: Singapore Swimming Club 3rd Place: The Tanglin Club 4th Place: American Club

Beginner SLOW FOXTROT CLASS Beginner LATIN RUMBA CLASS Intermediate jive Class Intermediate Slow Foxtrot Class

Every Thursday from 18 April onwards

Every Tuesday from 16 April onwards

7pm to 8pm 8.15pm to 9.15pm 7pm to 8pm 8.15pm to 9.15pm

balut Balut is a funny game - players who keep asking for a Balut never get one, and then there are the quiet ones who casually throw three, as in Nina, or four, Deepa being the case in point. Plus, we had a visitor who did creditably well and the entire gathering said he got his good looks from his mother. In between these random observations on genetics, gene pool and genealogy, 17 Balut Section members made it to the monthly game and turned the Wine Bar into a much more lively place. Padmini Panikar topped the charts with both highest total and game score of 631 and 141 respectively. However, in the interest of fair play, the highest game score went to Convenor Sethuraman with his throw down of 140. Avid readers will note that the Occasional Kelong Acapella Choir, silent so far this year, were ready to burst into song, but refrained on this occasion. The month of May saw us play the first of the Inter-Club games at the SRC, and together with the monthly game provided a good wrist work-out. We will be back with more!

Forthcoming events Wednesday, 19 June - Balut Inter-club Competition at The Tanglin Club Wednesday, 26 June - Monthly Balut Competition Saturday, 6 July - Empire Cup at the British Club Wednesday, 31 July - Monthly Balut Competition

Vikram Raman Balut Committee Member

Banquet Facilities At The Tanglin Club

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

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Twenty-four members turned up at the Tavern on the evening of Tuesday, 23 April for a hearty meal before their fun bridge games. Everyone was relaxed and with wine and chatter, all were happy. After the meal, we then adjourned to the Raffles Room for our games. Players had to draw from a hat matching capitals with countries for partnerships. Thanks again to Shyamala for her creativity in this department. Three boards were played each round and the results were: 1st place – Anjna Beri and Deepa Gupta 2nd place – Sonia Advani and Marion White The evening ended with the ladies asking for more of these events. Lily Lim

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TANS Games 2013

We are happy to report that The Tanglin Club emerged winners in the annual TANS Games 2013. Our team of Ashok Arya, Arshard Bojani and KK Chong proved to be the unstoppable trio who helped the Section into a comfortable win.

Billiards Section Night

Mr Ken Gin ruled the night with the most number of wins in our monthly Section Night. Congratulations on the win and thank you all for making it an evening well spent! We look forward to seeing more of you in our monthly Section Nights before the big move to the main club house!

John Simpson Trophy 2013

It was certainly a very well-attended event where the staff had the opportunity to pit their skills against the members. Unfortunately (for the staff) the members won 10-4 in a closely-fought match. Thank you everyone for making the event such a memorable one!


The John Wilks Trophy 2013 tournament was played last month and we will announce the results in next month’s article. We are also hosting the RAC Snooker Team this month and will be arranging for a return trip to Hong Kong soon – please keep an eye out for the details for those interested to join us in Hong Kong! Other upcoming events will be emailed to Section members – for those interested to take part in the tournaments or friendly matches, please do approach the S&R counter for more information! Thank you for all your support and we look forward to serving you in the new term! Billiards Section Committee 2012/2013

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The 4th Annual Darts Championship will be held on 22 June 2013. The Darts Championship will include the following categories: • Men’s & Ladies’ Singles and Doubles • Men’s & Ladies’ Mixed Doubles These Championship Tournaments are a great opportunity for players to participate in matches to test their skills as well as the accuracy in securing the winning point. The Darts Committee thank all the enthusiastic members who actively participate in the games on Saturday afternoons. Friendly, cheerful members often enjoy great darts. We invite all members to support and cheer the players on 22 June 2013. Be part of the Darts Annual Tournament by mingling with friends and enjoying the High Tea at Tangles. Sepalika Kumarasinghe Darts Section Committee

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turnout of The Club saw a healthy more than members during the SGM, with vote. 500 members registered to



with the Usher in the Year of the Snake at the traditional Lion Dance performance Main Lobby.



the Year Feasts fit for kings to welcome of the Snake!



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



Saturday, 10 August 10.30am – 12.30pm at Studio 1

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Wear RED and join us for another 2 hours non-stop of Latin dance moves! This event is not one to be missed! Free to all members. Pre-registration at the Gym is required.


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

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The Kid’s Fitness Course (KFC) is an exciting programme that has been designed for our younger members between the ages 12 and 14 years old who are using the Gym for the first time. KFC is a comprehensive training workshop to teach them how to use the Gym safely. The course will help instill healthy exercise habits in our younger members and give them the confidence they need to adhere to an regular exercise programme. Price: $55 per member.


Thumbs-up for The Tanglin Club!

tans game 2013

hosted by the american club The golf segment of the TANS game for 2013 was held at Warren Golf Club in great weather which was a change since the afternoons have been rather prone to showers recently. Each team submitted 16 players who were then grouped in 16 flights to do battle using System 36 scoring. The results, which took the top ten scores of each team, were very close and saw The Tanglin Club piped into second place by NUSS by two miserly points. The hosts for the event, the American Club, did a great job by getting all our players off in good style and the dinner at the culmination was washed down with lots of sudsy brew. Thanks to our players who turned out in full force and put up a good fight and congratulations to David Healy who nabbed the Nearest to the Pin prize for the 16th hole. The overall results: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

National University of Singapore Society The Tanglin Club Singapore Swimming Club American Club

Nearest to the Pin Winner – David Healy (on left)

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Forthcoming Events

The month of May was largely devoted to hosting the National Triples Championships which were held on our green during the two middle weekends. Detailed results will be published next month.

Please mark your diaries and register your interest with S&R for the following fixtures:

Club Championships

Adverse weather and business commitments have hampered the fixture lists but some progress has been made in both the Singles and 773 Drawn Pairs. To date no major upsets have occurred.

Staff versus Members (Friday, 14 June).

Bowls, Beers and Bites Coaching Clinic (Sunday, 16 June).

Friendly Match with SCC at SCC (Sunday, 30 June).

Please make sure you complete your championship fixtures with


the minimum of delay. Happy Bowling.

Sunday 28 April was devoted to a “play and learn” session in which experienced players pitched in to help newcomers under the able guidance of Coach Bernard Foo and convenor Rodger Kimpton. Everyone worked hard investing in the opportunity to improve their skills in anticipation of the demands which will be made when our visit to South Africa takes place in November.

John Child

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RAJA AMPAT REVISITED Text and pictures by Teh Leong Thian

bottom, we didn’t have to wait long for the resident black and white mantas to arrive, expecting their regular cleanups. It was spectacular, with some rays swimming so close that we could almost touch them. Fortunately, no one did. These were large mantas, with estimated wing spans of two to three meters, and were truly a sight to behold! This particular dive site was so good that we requested an encore on our return leg, and the second visit did not disappoint. Another memorable dive site was Citrus Ridge in Pulau Yanggelo. The site sits between two mangrove ridges and we could see the mangrove roots in clear water. This phenomenon is unique to Raja Ampat as mangrove roots are usually found in murky swamps. Among the roots along the mangrove fringe, we saw healthy coral life and an excellent diversity of marine fish. Diving deeper, we also saw a large variety of fish like barracuda, fusiliers, batfish, sweetlips, and even wobbegong shark. At Pulau Kerupiar, at Mike’s Point, was an abundance of Oriental Sweetlips, schools of yellow fusiliers, scorpion fish and a rare white cowrie. The site had an large spread of different coloured soft corals patrolled by a gang of resident black-tipped reef shark.

To scuba divers, Raja Ampat conjures up visions of remote islands, pristine waters and great bio-diversity of marine life. When I first dived there in 2005, the area was relatively quiet with few dive operators. At most dive sites, ours was the only dive boat. The vessel then was MV Shakti, and we explored the southern parts of Raja Ampat. Seven years on, in December 2012, I was eager to explore the northern parts of the island group. We flew from Singapore to Makassar for the night and caught an early morning flight to Sorong, where we transferred to the MV Puteri Papua. Mike and Doris Oxborrow and I were the only Tanglin Club Scuba Section members among the seven divers and one snorkeler. Also on board was a Swiss couple who had been diving in Indonesia the prior three weeks and would continue diving for two weeks more before returning to Switzerland! The immediate difference from 2005 was the large number of dive operators now in Raja Ampat. To avoid over-crowding in the more popular sites, operators co-ordinate diving intervals. One of them is Manta Sandy which has a manta ray cleaning station and, predictably, a sandy bottom. We were lucky to be allotted the first dive. Descending to the

MV Puteri Papua

The dive group

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White Cowrie with mantle covering the shell

Mangrove roots in Raja Ampat

Black Manta at Manta Sandy

Diving can be a dangerous business. While star-gazing on the deck one evening, one of our divers missed a step and sprained his ankle, which swelled up so much that he could not wear his fin the next day. Still, he insisted on diving. He was my buddy, and we were at West Gam Island diving at a site called Mbraimuk. It was hilarious to see a one-finned diver struggling in the water, while maintaining a constant depth of 12-15 meters. I kept him in sight, in case he developed difficulties, but there were none, and he did well to complete the dive. It was a great dive too, with sightings of pygmy seahorses, stonefish, wobbegong shark, schools of batfish, moray eels and a banded sea snake. Raja Ampat is known for wobbegong sharks. We saw these on almost every one of our 21 dives, including three night dives. During the day, these odd-looking creatures would remain still Wobbegong Shark on top of table coral under table corals or in caverns with their tails sticking out. At night they emerge, and can be found in the open. The species most commonly found in Raja Ampat is the tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), and the adults we sighted were about 1.5 – 2.0 meters long. I recall from my earlier visit, a more diverse variety of soft coral in southern Raja Ampat compared with the north. I also noticed signs of human settlement along the coast of some of the islands we sailed around, which were absent in 2005. I hope these settlers respect the pristine, wild beauty of their environment and can live in harmony with their surroundings. Raja Ampat is one dive destination that I would definitely re-visit.

Start-of-Season Party Otherwise known as tuck and dive

After months of waiting, the dive season on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia has begun. And in keeping with tradition, the occasion was marked by a rowdy, lip-smacking feast at the Scuba Section’s Start-of-Season Party. This year was also a special treat as the party was held in Mrs Tan “Cookie” Lee Leng’s lovely home, with a fabulous spread by her! Sixteen divers and family members talked shop – or rather diving – over quiches and salads; rich patés on bread; lamb shanks and couscous smothered in wine sauce, carefully paired with Côtes du Rhône; and sweet endings of her famous “upside-down” cake. Food comes second only to diving among Section members, a practice to which participants on dive expeditions would readily testify. And this party will be hard to beat!

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2013 Club Handicap Tournament

Marc Nicholson proved too strong to beat Vincent Lam in the finals of the 2013 Handicap Singles tournament. The tournament committee will be paying more attention to handicaps next year with the hope that we can get a finals match up that does not include Marc, 2012 Champion Shane Hagan, or Vincent who was in the finals for the third strait year! Next year's handicaps will be much more punitive, boys!

April/May Birthday Bash

On 20 April, the Squash Section raised a glass to our birthday boys and girls with a small birthday bash in the Beer Garden. The next birthday bash is on 29 June for those with birthdays in June and July.

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UpComing events 3 rd SICC/Marigold International Doubles Squash Tournament

2013 International 3’s Squash Tournament 31 May to 2 June 2013 at Hong Kong Football Club

20 to 23 June at Singapore Island Country Club The 3rd SICC / Marigold International Doubles Squash Tournament will take place from 20 – 23 June 2013. Please take note that all players must be available to play from 4.30pm on Thursday. In addition, depending on entries, a qualifying round may be held on Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June 2013. The qualifying round will only involve local players. Open Event for all players to contest and a Veterans Category (for players 45 years old and above) if you are interested to participate, please send in your name including your partner’s to

The Hong Kong Football Club and Club Arcadia are pleased to invite us to the 7th Annual International Squash 3’s Tournament. Teams of 3 with 1 reserve player. There are 3 categories (Men’s Open, Masters Open [Age 45+] and Ladies Open) if you are interested to participate, please send in your name including your partner’s to

Annual Club Championships incorporating the Masters and Veterans Champs

May/June Birthday Bash Saturday, 29 June at 3pm at the Squash Centre There will be a Birthday Bash sponsored by the section and the birthday boys and girls on 29 June 2013. As you know it has become a tradition at Tanglin Squash to have a birthday celebration. The birthday boys and girls treat the Squash Section members to a birthday bash. Between them they contribute the cost of the event, providing food and the Section contribute drinks to launch a very enjoyable afternoon of squash and evening of fun.

1 July to 17 August at the Squash Centre Members may play in more than one category. a. Club Champs: for all players b. Masters: for players 40+ (40 to 49 years old) c. Veterans: for players 50+ (50 to 59 years old) d. Seniors: for players 60+ (60 years old and above) Registration Fee: $5.35 per player

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Team Tanglin Torpedoes Text by Alvin Pang • Pictures by Ko Jin

Our team had a very exciting April, first at the Merlion Swim Meet at Masden Swim School held at the Australian International School, and a week after at the British Club for the second round of the Neptune League. At the Merlion Swim Meet, two young swimmers, Lucas Eichaker and Isaac Ding, both 6 years old, made their debut. Our swimmers did very well at both the Meets, setting many personal best times and podium finishes. Congratulations to Team Tanglin Torpedoes!

Merlion Sweet Meet

Merlion Swim Meet

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in building her own dynasty at the championships. A week earlier, she partnered Shigeko Ueno to win the women’s doubles.

Dynasties. This year’s Club Championships were all about that. Mooraj, Ng, Fung, Friend, Cho. Different backgrounds, ages, nationalities. They entered with one purpose: to add to their growing legacy. In the men’s singles, another from the Mooraj stable emerged victorious, and from what the large crowd saw, the early signs of a bright tennis future. Young Ali, barely in his teens, bested former champion Taco Portengen while former WTA player Hiroko Friend was victorious in the women’s singles, beating Leong Shieh Yen. Ali’s elder brother, Imran, won last year. Ah, the joys of dynastic succession.

The singles plate winners were Chris Forbes in the men’s and Jennifer Hughes in the women’s. The mixed doubles final was a battle between the topseeded pairing of Dave Ng-Maddie Noda and Cho Yu MeiBernard Fung. All four are former champions. Dave was going for his second 2013 title after the men’s doubles). A win would also bring his number of Tanglin trophies to 10. But it was big-serving Bernard, half of the victorious men’s doubles team the previous year, who took control at the net to lead the pair to straight sets 6-4, 6-1 win.

In one semi, former champions Taco and Mark Fernandes battled it out, with Dutchman Taco winning 6-0, 6-1, while Ali downed another teenager in Ryan Ng 6-1, 6-4 in the other. The final was indeed a fitting finale to a wonderful club championship year. The final swung one way, then the other as Taco and Ali went back and forth for 2 ½ hours before Ali, the youngest ever champion in our storied Championships at 13, won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

The mixed plate was won by the father-daughter pairing of Roland and Patricia Tan over the husband-wife pairing of Cathy and CK Leow The French Open men’s singles final will be screened on 9 June at Tangles. Please look out for more information on the notice boards, email or at

In the women’s singles, Hiroko and Maxine Ng were in one semi while the other was between Cho Yu Mei, already a winner in 2013, and Shieh Yen. Hiroko added another to a growing list of titles at Tanglin by beating Shieh Yen 6-1, 6-1

Yeoh En Lai Tennis Sub Committee Member

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bookS Adult Fiction Best Kept Secret Jeffrey Archer Secrets from the Past Barbara Taylor Bradford Six Years Harlen Coben The Bone Bed Patricia Cornwell The Striker Clive Cussler Stranger in the Moonlight Jude Deveraux Touch and Go Lisa Gardner Ghostman Roger Hobbs Les Miserables Victor Hugo Dream Eyes Jayne Ann Krentz Fish Eats Lion Jason Erik Lundberg The Book of Lost Fragrances M.J. Rose The Diary of a Social Butterfly Moni Mohnsin Requiem Lauren Oliver 12th of Never James Patterson Alex Cross, Run James Patterson Forgive Me Lesley Pearse The Storyteller Jodi Picoult

Mort Terry Pratchett Code Kathy Reichs Calculated in Death J.D. Robb The Blood Gospel James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell Temple of a Thousand Faces John Shors

ADULT NON-FICTION On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation Tariq Ali 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die 2011 Neil Beckett The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking Oliver Burkeman Wonders of Life Prof. Brian Cox Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22 Rosamund Kidman Cox Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings Brown Craig Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 William Dalrymple The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman Timothy Ferriss

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change Al Gore Malayan Spymaster Boris Hembry Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin Fiona Hill Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 Michio Kaku Jamie’s 15 Minute-Meals Jamie Oliver Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot Bill O’Reilly The Wet and The Dry: A Drinker’s Journey Lawrence Osborne Jerusalem Yotam Ottolenghi The Times: Complete History of the World Richard Overy Decades: A Century of Fashion Cameron Silver Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier Think Like Zuck Ekaterina Walter Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power Xuetong Yan


best kept secret by Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer’s mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues in his new novel, Best Kept Secret. It is 1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma’s son, who ultimately influences his uncle’s fate.

dvd synopsis

The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey (2012)

starring Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee and Cate Blanchett



The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who, along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands inhabited by Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the path, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even himself, he also gains possession of a ‘precious’ ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to imagine.

In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Jeffrey Archer’s bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more.

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• Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and the Hearts on Ice • Company of Heroes (2013) • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina’s Nature Dance • The Grandmaster (2013) • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina’s New Home • Agneepath (2012) • Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files • A Dark Truth (2012) • Walt Disney Heroes: Volume One • Alex Cross (2012) • Agent Vinod (2012) • Dabangg 2 (2012) documentary • Ek Tha Tiger (2012) • Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk (2012) • Khiladi 786 (2012) • The Gatekeepers (2012) • Rowdy Rathore (2012) • Chronos (2012) • Rurouni Kenshin (2012) • Animals in Love (2011) • The Expatriate (2012) • Antarctic Mission (2011) • The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey (2012) • Undefeated (2011) • Age of the Dragon (2011) • Climate of Change (2011) • Sector 7 (2011) • Cool It: Are We Saving the World or Just • Dabangg (2010) Burning Money? (2011) • Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out • Disney Nature: African Cats (2011) of Control (2008) • Edge of Dreaming (2011) • The Corruptor (1999) • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth • Last Man Standing (1996) Liberation Front (2011) • Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) • IRT: Deadliest Roads - Season 1 (2011) • Mega Disasters (2011) DRAMA • Superplanes: The Story of Modern Air Power • A Royal Affair (2012) (2011) • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) • The Last Continent (2011) • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) • Ultimate Wildlife: Animal Oddities (2011) • Killing Them Softly (2012) • Ultimate Wildlife: Bizarre Animals (2011) • Les Miserables (2012) • Ultimate Wildlife: Seashore Wildlife (2011) • Talaash (2012) • Dirt: The Movie (2010) • The Bay (2012) • Discovering Ardi: A Revolution in the Story • The Lookout (2012) of Evolution (2010) • Welcome Aboard (2012) • Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) • Silent House (2011) • National Geographic: The President’s • North Face (2008) Photographer - Fifty Years Inside the Oval • The Class (2008) Office (2010) • The Legend of Badger Vance (2000) • National Geographic’s Most Incredible • Kundun (1997) Photos (2010) • Disclosure (1994) • Nature: Preserving the World of Nature Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (2010) comedy • Prodigy: An Unauthorized Story on Tiger • Hotel Deluxe (2013) Woods (2010) • Barfi! (2012) • Raging Planet (2010) • Housefull 2 (2012) • World’s Most Beautiful Places: Waterfalls • Pitch Perfect (2012) (2010) • A Monster in Paris (2011) • Alter Eco (2009) • Friends With Kids (2011) • Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the • Housefull (2010) World (2009) • Well Done Abba! (2009) • Body in Numbers: Life’s Mysteries Decoded • What’s the Worst That Could (2009) Happen? (2001) • The History Channel: Nostradamus Effect: • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) The Complete Season One (2009) • Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) • Escape to Nature Volume 4: Endless Oceans (2009) kids • Escape to Nature Volume 6: Asian Spirits • Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) (2009) • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five • Escape to Nature Volume 8: Breathtaking (2008) Horizons (2009) • Avatar: The Legend of Aang - The Complete • Essential Planes Collection (2009) Book 3 Completion (2007) • Essential Space Collection (2009) • Avatar: The Legend of Aang - The Complete • Expedition Africa (2009) Book 2 Completion (2006) • For All Mankind (2009) • Avatar: The Legend of Aang - The Complete • Ice World (2009) Book 1 Completion (2005) • In the Realm of the Red Ape (2009) • Pocoyo Learning Through Laughter 2: Elly’s • Island Magic (2009) Market and 12 Other Great Stories (2005) • National Geographic: The Hunt for • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) Lincoln’s Assassin (2009) • The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) • “Nature: Preserving the World of Nature • Walt Disney Classics: Hercules (1997) 1. Why We Love Cats and Dogs • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and her 2. Underdogs” Parent’s Dance Lessons • Nature: Preserving the World of Nature • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and the Art Show Clever Monkeys (2009

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• Nature: Preserving the World of Nature The Wolf that Changed America (2009) • Nostradamus: 2012 (2009) • Seven Deadly Sins (2009) • The Meerkats (2009) • Waterlife: The Epic Journey of Our Water (2009) • 102 Minutes that Changed America (2008) • Africa’s Super Seven: The Ultimate Power of Africa (2008) • Bloomin: In the Garden (2008) • Echo and Other Elephants: Enchanting Stories of an Elephant Family (2008) • Encounters at the End of the World (2008) • Escape to Nature Volume 2: Underwater Peace (2008) • Escape to Nature Volume 3: Mighty Water Falls (2008) • Explorers: From the Titianic to the Moon (2008) • In the Shadow of the Moon (2008) • Nature: Celebrating the World of Nature Cheetahs & Lions (2008) • Nature: Celebrating the World of Nature Polar Bears (2008) • Nature: Preserving the World of Nature Superfish (2008) • Nextworld (2008) • Whaledreamers(2008) • Africa: The Serengeti (2007) • Escape to Nature Volume 7: The Beauty of Winter (2007) • Homo Sapiens (2007) • Lost Worlds (2007) • Motox Madness (2007) • Nature - Africa’s Incredible Hulks (2007) • Nature - Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History (2007) • Prehistoric Park (2007) • A Broke Down Melody (2006) • Decisive Battles of the Ancient World (2006) • Discovery Atlas: China Revealed (2006) • Escape to Nature Volume 9: Taking Flight (2006) • Extreme Engineering (2006) • National Geographic: Inside Harricane Katrina (2006) • The Grand Staircase Collection (2006) • The New Medicine (2006) • Escape to Nature Volume 1: Soothing Sunlight (2005) • IMAX: Nascar aka Nascar: The IMAX Experience (2005) • National Geographic: Animal Holiday (2005) • Siege Busters: The Frontline of Today’s Counter-Terrorist Elite (2005) • The Future is Wild (2004) • Winged Migration (2004) • Impressions of the Deep (2003) • Butch Harmon’s Ultimate Golf: Course I.Q Manage Your Game for Lower Scores (2001) • The Nature of Things with David Suzuki Volume 1: Visions of the Future (2000)

tv series

• Hawaii Five O: Season 2 (2011)

blu ray

• The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) • Apollo 13 (1995)


The Scents of Well-Being By Jennifer Ng, Spa Director, Spa Botanica

Our sense of smell is captured in the limbic area of our brain. When we breathe in an essential oil blend or when it is applied on the skin, the molecules from them sent a chain of reactions, triggering messages to the brain which affect our responses to healing. In this final contribution from Spa Botanica, I would like to share a few more discoveries that Mother Nature has provided in healing our body and mind.

Healing the Body Colds & Flu Since there is no cure for the common cold, assisting the body in fighting the infection is the best course of action. Essential oils like eucalyptus and tea tree can help fight colds and flu in two ways. First, they can ward off illness or hasten recovery by boosting immunity. Second, they can ease many of the discomforts when used in baths, chest rubs, compresses, inhalants, as well as in the diffuser.

Place the rice bran oil in a clean container, add the essential oils, and blend. Massage the oil over your chest and back several times daily until your symptoms subside. Gum Problem Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent gum problems. If you already have gum problems, good oral hygiene may reverse some of the damage and prevent the problem from progressing further. You should also see your dentist for proper treatment.

At the first sign of a cold or the flu, take a Cold and FluFighting Bath.Then prepare an Inhalant for Cold and Flu and use it in a steam inhalation or inhale it directly from the bottle. Massage Cold and Flu Chest Rub onto your chest, throat and back. Then get in bed!

Gum Therapy Oil Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils to 10ml of rice bran oil: • 10 drops tea tree oil • 6 drops myrrh oil • 3 drops lemon oil • 1 drop peppermint oil

Cold and Flu-Fighting Bath Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils: • 3 drops lemon oil • 3 drops tea tree or eucalyptus oil • 1 drop marjoram oil • 1 drop myrrh oil

Add the essential oils in a clean glass bottle and blend by mixing well. Massage the mixture into your gums once a day, after brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash.

Disperse the essential oils in a bathtub filled with warm water. Soak in the bath for 20 to 30 minutes, taking care not to become chilled. Repeat as necessary.

Indigestion Indigestion can take the form of bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn or nausea.

Cold and Flu Chest Rub Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils: • 10ml rice bran oil • 4 drops cypress oil • 3 drops eucalyptus oil • 2 drops frankincense oil • 2 drops rosemary oil • 2 drops thyme oil • 1 drop ginger oil

All-Purpose Digest-Aid Oil Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils to 10ml of rice bran oil: • 4 drops basil oil • 3 drops rosemary oil • 3 drops thyme oil • 2 drops coriander oil • 1 drop ginger oil • 1 drop peppermint oil

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wellness oils, and blend. Massage the mixture onto your muscles after physical exertion to prevent stiffness and pain.

Place the rice bran oil in a clean container and add the essential oils. Gently turn the container upside down several times to blend. Rub the mixture over your entire abdominal area twice daily or as needed.

Healing the Mind Insomnia Insomnia is the chronic inability to sleep. It may take the form of having difficulty falling asleep or having difficulty remaining asleep throughout the night.

Muscular Aches and Pains Muscular aches and pains may result from a strenuous workout, overexertion of muscles, or simply using your muscles without warming them up.

Good Night Diffuser Blend Use a combination of all of these essential oils: • 25 drops lavender oil • 10 drops orange oil • 8 drops German chamomile oil • 8 drops marjoram oil • 6 drops ylang ylang oil

Preventive Sports Rub Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils to 10ml of rice bran oil: • 4 drops basil oil • 4 drops rosemary oil • 2 drops peppermint oil • 1 drop ginger oil

Add the oils to a clean glass bottle and gently turn the container upside down several times to blend. Add some of the blend to your diffuser as necessary.

Place the carrier oil in a clean container, add the essential oils, and blend. Massage the mixture onto your muscles before physical activity.

Sweet Slumber Personal Blend • 10ml jojoba oil • 6 drops sandalwood oil • 2 drops neroli oil • 2 drops ylang ylang oil • 1 drop coriander oil • 1 drop vetiver oil

Post-Workout Rub Use a combination of all or some of these essential oils to 10ml of rice bran oil: • 4 drops chamomile oil • 4 drops marjoram oil • 2 drops thyme oil • 2 drops vetiver oil

Blend the oils together well in a clean container. Apply a few drops to your pulse points before bedtime.

Place the carrier oil in a clean container, add the essential

Acknowledgement Dear Members, On behalf of the Spa Botanica team we would like to thank you for your patronage and friendship. We know that we have served you well from the small gestures of appreciation and the serene look on your faces after the spa treatments. Our therapists are continually trying to improve themselves and the spa experience for you. Nothing inspires them more than a job well done however tiring. They know that world-class service is not merely good or excellent. It is the artful, creative elegance that each of them has mastered on the spa treatment, be it massage or facial. They anticipate what you need and want, and more importantly knowing when you need and want them. I have you to thank for making me see their values. We are proud to be at The Tanglin Club. It has truly been our privilege and joy serving you. Thank you and healthy blessings, Jennifer Ng

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14, 15 & 16 JUNE



GENRE: fantasy • Rating: PG Running time: 169 minutes Starring: IAN MCKELLEN, ELIJAH WOOD, HUGO WEAVING AND CHRISTOPHER LEE Director: PETER JACKSON

GENRE: action • Rating: PG Running time: 131 minutes Starring: YU SHAOQUN, CHEN ZHIUI, JACKY QU AND NICHOLAS TSE Director: BENNY CHAN



The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who, along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug.

China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighbouring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, the young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin’s masters after killing a rival warlord on their temple grounds. But glory comes before a fall: his own family is wiped out in an unexpected turn of events and Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks.

After settling his differences with a Japanese Prisonerof-War camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

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8 & 9 JUNE






Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.

When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.



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29 & 30 JUNE

Please note that No Food and Drinks are allowed in the Theatrette at all times. Showtimes Friday, 8pm • Saturday, 6pm & 9pm • Sunday, 6pm & 9pm WEEKEND MATINEES: 2.30pm Film Ratings G – General viewing • PG – Parental guidance required • NC16 – No children below 16 years M18 – For viewers age 18 and above • R21 – For adults age 21 and above For Enquiries Please call Reception at 66220555 or visit the website for more information. Moviegoers are to be seated 15 minutes before showtime. Movie details subject to changes. Members will be fully responsible for their children and guests in ensuring that the film screened is suitable for viewing in accordance to the rules governed by the Singapore Board of Film Censors. Members will be fully responsible for the conduct and behaviour of the children and guests and be answerable to the Committee in the respect of the same.

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The Tanglin Club Magazine: June 2013  

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