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MARCH 2014

TANGLIN CONVERSATIONS Wednesday, 5 March, 7.30pm at the Churchill Room


MARCUS LANGDON Photo by Catherine Lee



The Tanglin Club has invited Mr Marcus Langdon, author of Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India, 1805-1830, as guest speaker this month.



Step into the fascinating world of the babas and nonyas! Enjoy a mouthwatering Peranakan buffet at the Churchill Room.



Go green with your merrymaking in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, with a sumptuous cuisine straight out of the Emerald Isle.





General Manager’s Message

27 Bridge


Recent Events: Lion Dance Performance

28 Darts



Feature: Going for Gold

30 Golf


11 Feature: Mr Teo Beng E’s poem

32 Fitness

12 Events & Entertainment

34 Lawn Bowls

16 Food & Beverage

35 Squash

20 Calendar of Events

36 Tennis

23 Balut

37 Ten-Pin Bowling

24 Ballroom Dancing

38 Books & DVDs

26 Billiards

40 Cinema




5 Feature: Going For Gold


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general manager’s message Dear Members, In the last issue of the magazine, I reported that we had a wide range of events and activities planned for you for the Lunar New Year festivities. The Lion Dance performance on 31 January and the Chinese Cultural Evening on 16 February was well-attended, and the spirit of the New Year was celebrated with much fanfare. More events are coming your way, in the form of Tanglin Conversations with Marcus Langdon, author of Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805 – 1830, on 5 March, Malam Nostalgia: A Peranakan Affair on 15 March, and the upcoming Club Party in May 2014, which promises to be very good fun, with food and entertainment galore. More information on the Club Party will be communicated to Members over the coming weeks on all of the Club’s media platforms, so do look out for it.

each nominee are displayed on the noticeboard outside the Churchill Room, and are also available on the Members’ Area of the Club website. I strongly encourage you to attend the SGM on 3 March, to vote for your candidates of choice for the interim GC. As per Rule 38(i)(a), the ballot boxes will remain open up to 1am on 4 March, and be re-opened on the same day, from 9am to 6pm, for Members who are not able to register and vote on 3 March. Please be reminded to bring your Membership Card, as it is required as proof of registration and collection of voting documents. If your Card is damaged or lost, please request for a replacement at the Membership Department before the SGM, to prevent any delay and inconvenience during the registration process.

Next year, the Club will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. With the support of the Anniversary Sub-Committee, the General Committee, and the staff, plans are already underway to make this momentous occasion a significant milestone for the Club. Not very many clubs and societies can boast of a history similar to The Tanglin Club’s.

The importance of this SGM cannot be stressed enough. It is important for Members to come together, as we prepare for a celebratory milestone of 150 years of tradition and friendship.

Members have been notified about the Special General Meeting (SGM) at 6pm on 3 March 2014, for the election of an interim General Committee (GC). The Club received 22 nominations in total, with two each for the offices of the President, Vice President, and Honorary Treasurer, and 16 for Committee Members. The nomination forms of

Kind Regards

do you know? Please note that The New Cavendish Club, will close its current premises at 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7BS on 4 July 2014, while it seeks alternative premises.

Roy Higgs General Manager The Tanglin Club

Annual Staff Dinner and Dance 2014

On 10 February, members of the staff were dressed in red and gold at the Prosperity Banquet to celebrate the Annual Staff Dinner and Dance.


We bid a fond farewell to our Members who are converting to Absent Membership, and we hope to welcome them back soon. • Mr Roy John Bennett • Mr James Clelland Pollock & Mrs Laura Pollock • Mr Subhash Pritmani & Mrs Kanak Subhash Pritmani • Ms Martina Beate Schulz & Mr Diren Peter Raj Dorai • Mr Mark Nicholas Smallwood & Ms He Yi

Long Service Award (45 years) recipient, Jackpot Supervisor Osman Basah

star employees of the month There were two Club employees who won: Wendy Lee Phaik Thoh from Tavern (who joined in February 1999), and Ken Tay Chye Ngee from the IT department (who joined in September 2013). Wendy has been consistent in providing outstanding service to the Members for 15 years. Ken ensures that our systems run smoothly and efficiently. Congratulations to them for their excellent service and dedication to the Club!




Letters from our Members Dear Mr Higgs,

Dear Mr Roy Higgs, time we had with you when We are writing to tell you what a wonderful ry. We stayed in Room 7 Janua we stayed in your club from 14th to 18th which was extremely comfortable. and it’s splendid staff that However, it is everything else about the club morning was superb and the in we wanted to thank you for. Breakfast extremely helpful and were delightfully served, the Tavern bar team first class, served in a were s welcoming and the drinks and bar snack lunch in your tea bar final Our er. relaxing and highly professional mann Above all, the highly ous. delici was also excellently presented and tasted we not only enjoyed that sure efficient and ever helpful Mr Kumar made fully briefed on were we that but every moment in your excellent Club rtable “ home” comfo the of de whatever activity we chose to do outsi us. for e which The Tanglin Club quickly becam that the staff who gave us We would be grateful if you would make sure be made aware of what a to were such a memorable time in Singapore beautiful and progressive your of difference they made to our enjoyment visit to Singapore and next our to country. We very much look forward next time for longer! but again you hope that we will be able to stay with With our thanks once again Yours sincerely Wing Commander Peter and Sarah Turner

I wanted to contact yo u to thank the Tanglin Club for helping my fam and I to have an absol ily utely wonderful holid ay in Singapore. My husband and I ha ve enjoyed your hospi tality on many occasi it was the first time ou ons, but r sons stayed at the Ta nglin Club. Everyone that the highlight of said the holiday was stayin g at the Club. Your staff, especially Mr Kumar, who seeme d to be at the club eve of the whole week we ryday were there, and the fro nt desk staff could no been more helpful an t have d welcoming. We rea lly enjoyed dining at Tavern and while exc the ellent service was giv en by all, the service Evelyn simply stood ou given by t. The wonderful ladies at the Wheelhouse ma de our whole family fee home and were so kin l so at d to our grandchildren . Our grandchildren tho it was magic to have ught a swim before breakfas t! I have seen the wonderf ul changes that the Ta nglin Club’s Committ staff have made over ee and recent years and I wa nt to congratulate you you have achieved. Th on what ank you once again to all involved for makin Tanglin Club such a ver g the y special place. Sincere best wishes for

Chinese New Year.

Warm regards Eileen Jerga AM


Recent Events

lion Dance Performance 31 January

Warrior drummers preparing to perform

“Horseying� around with the kids

God of Fortune mingling with the crowd

General Manager Mr Roy Higgs and Financial Controller Ms Clara Tan

Ushering the new year together


Hear the beat of the drums

One for the camera... smile!

Twin lions performing

Careful or the lion will bite

Ushering the new year together

Ushering the new year together



Multi-sport athlete Jack Lai No 8

by Shirley Low I thought I was converted. Then I watched the Para Games. I had never enjoyed watching competitive swimming before. But when I went to the 7th ASEAN Para Games in Naypyitaw, I was awe-struck. I watched an athelete without arms swimming the butterfly stroke against another without legs (the former won). And the events for the visually-impaired – at the other end of the pool, aides with long poles tap the swimmers before they hit the wall. Table-tennis had ex-Navy man Jason Chee who, in an accident in the course of duty, lost both his legs and one arm. His right hand has only two remaining digits but a prosthetic thumb enables him to hold the paddle and take home the bronze medal in a team event with Darren Chua. As the assistant Chef de Mission (CDM), I helped to lead Singapore’s contingent of 85 athletes and officials to participate in the ASEAN Para Games in January 2014.

one million, and direct flights from Singapore are non-existent. At almost 400km from Yangon, an overland journey would take six hours. Already a difficult journey for most people, it was not recommended for athletes about to compete in a meet, let alone the disabled. But Silkair kindly agreed to divert their Singapore-Yangon route to include a stop at Naypyitaw. Our contingent departed from Changi amidst ceremony and well-wishes from friends and family. Officials included secretariat staff to handle operations, the respective team managers and coaches, a medical team and several care-givers of the more dependent athletes, a couple their devoted mothers. We arrived several days ahead of the opening of the Games to sort out logistics and for the athletes to undergo Classification, a process by trained professionals to determine the level of disability so that athletes of similar level of disability, or ability if you will, would be grouped to compete in the same event. For this reason, some events may be scrapped for lack of sufficient competitors. The organization of the games was impressive. Myanmar was playing host for the first time, and there were teething problems to be expected of an international meet of this size. The initial CDM meetings raised many questions and requests from the 10 participating countries of ASEAN. But over the course of the week, the daily meetings were increasingly peppered with praise and thanks. Each CDM and each team were assigned a Liaison Officer (LO), mostly university student volunteers, with some travelling from Yangon and Mandalay at their own cost. You could see that staff and volunteers tried very hard to ensure everyone was happy. The LO’s were at our beck and call virtually 24/7, forgoing sleep.

Swimming for the visually-impaired. Singapore took home 18 medals for swimming.

From the get-go, we knew it was going to be a complicated exercise. Naypyitaw is literally a greenfield city in Myanmar, having been carved out of jungle in the early 2000’s and officially declared the country’s capital in 2005, replacing Yangon. Although one of the fastest growing cities in the world, it has a population a shade under

We tackled logistics issues first, ensuring that there were sufficient rooms assigned on the ground floor (as there was no lift) and that athletes were housed with their care-givers. Further, that country contingents were housed together. Our requests were fulfilled. Rooms were assigned; wheelchair ramps were completed; adequate amenities were supplied to the Village apartments and dorms. The menu at the Village dining hall was refreshed immediately after feedback about the monotony of eating the same food every day.



Sufficient cars and wheelchair-access buses (accommodating six chairs each) were provided to all countries. We figured out where to get stable WiFi connection. And most importantly, events started on time. Marching in the Opening Ceremony was a thrill for all, apart from those who remained behind in the Village because of competition in the morning. In the long wait outside the stadium, our athletes quickly made friends with others. The all-girl marching bands came by in the final round of their rehearsals and I have never seen friendships made any quicker by our boys. What disability? They shot up from their chairs, and jumped over the flower beds! Boys will be boys. The first round of pin exchanges started and they quickly ran out of Singapore pins. The first event of our contingent was 7-a-side CP (Cerebral Palsy) football. Football is a universal game and I was hooked. Some players show their condition while walking, but their obvious disabilities disappear when running on the pitch. With the first goal scored by Muhammad Shafiq bin Ariff, we grew more excited. Shafiq scored a second goal and ultimately, we thrashed Thailand 5-1, with two more by Muhammad Shahidil bin Saidi and a last goal by Captain Khairul Anwar bin Kasmani. Singapore was off to a good start! At the end of Day 1, we collected two Golds and one Silver medal. Outside of Village life, the city is strangely quiet. Very few cars ply the streets and these are wide and spacious avenues – the boulevard Goal by No 12 Shahidil! leading into Parliament We took home a Silver for Football. House straddles 20 lanes! The city has three modern shopping centres, sprawling low-rise buildings each with a large Ocean supermarket, selling local as well as internationally-branded packaged foods and personal care items. Village life became routine. My room was in a block of three-bedroom apartments, four on each of the two floors, as for all the blocks. The

living room became a control centre for the Singapore secretariat. The blocks housing the athletes had dormitory-style arrangements, also across two floors. For recreation, a building termed the Social Zone was erected just outside Cluster 3, where we were housed. This included a gym, a few shops, money changers and some stalls selling cooked food. It is understood at the point of writing that the Village and sports venues would be turned over to a university after the Games. The routine started with an 8am CDM meeting chaired by the Organizing Committee, and attended by representatives of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) and the local Liaison Office Committee. For Singapore, there were few appeals to discuss during the day, let alone escalate. After dinner, the Singapore Team Managers met to report on the day’s progress and to be updated by the Singapore CDM and Secretariat. The Singapore government showed its support with a visit by Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, followed by Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mayor of Central Singapore District, both offering congratulations to the winners and kind words of encouragement to the rest. We fielded athletes for five sports, fewer than in the 6th ASEAN Para Games as not all sports were included in Naypyitaw. For many in our contingent, it was their first outing, an opportunity to experience international competition ahead of the 8th Games which Singapore will host in 2015. The Games were also my opportunity to watch Boccia for the first time. A sport designed for the severely-disabled, it resembles bowls and petanque. For athletes who cannot throw or bowl, assistants help to position ramps but are disallowed from viewing the position of the balls. Nurulasyiqah bte Mohammad Taha brought home the BC3 Individual Gold and, together with Toh Sze Ning, also captured the Gold for BC3 Pairs. Over five days, life became a whir of competitive events, one after another and sometimes, it became difficult to decide which to watch

Desmond Tong, our blade runner.



when two events were happening simultaneously. For this reason, I missed the 5-a-side football for the visually-impaired, where a bell inside the ball assists in tracking its location. On the last day, Table Tennis did us proud by bagging 4 bronzes in team events. At the end of five days of competition, our final medal tally was 26 – 7 Gold, 10 Silver and nine Bronze medals with two meet records broken – for the S14 100m freestyle by Benson Tan, and the SB4 100m Breaststroke by Theresa Goh. All in, a very good outing for Singapore!


The writer is a board member of the SNPC. Photo credits: Eugene Ng, SDSC and Shirley Low. The SNPC is Singapore’s member representative to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and other international para sports affliates. It focuses on elite sports development, representation and management, in particular, strengthening the Paralympic movement and Singapore’s Paralympic aspirations. For more information on the organization and how you can contribute, please see or contact Shirley Low.




BC3 Individual

Nurulasyiqah Binte Mohammad Taha


BC3 Pairs

Nurulasyiqah Binte Mohammad Taha & Toh Sze Ning


FOOTBAll (7-A-SIDE) Silver

Football (7-A-Side)

Balasubramaniam S/O Annamalai Harun Rahamad Hitesh G Ramchandani Khairul Anwar Bin Kasmani Muhammad Firdaus Bin Mohamed Noor Muhammaed Mubarak Bin Mohd Rastam Muhammad Nizam Bin Ab Rahman Muhammad Shafiq Bin Ariff Muhammad Shahidil Bin Saidi Gabriel Ngian Hai Wan Peter Kam Suhaimi Bin Sudar


SB4-50m Breaststroke

Theresa Goh Rui Si


S5-200m Freestyle

Theresa Goh Rui Si


SB4-100m Breaststroke

Theresa Goh Rui Si


S14-100M Backstroke

Lawrence Tay Wei Siang


S14-100m Freestyle

Benson Tan Eng Kiong


S6-100m Backstroke

Yip Pin Xiu


SB14-50m Breaststroke

Charlotte Lee Ai Shan


SB14-100m Breaststoke

Charlotte Lee Ai Shan


SB14-50m Breaststroke

Han Liang Chou


S14-100m Freestyle

Chew Zi Ling


SB14-50m Butterfly

Benson Tan Eng Kiong


S14-50m Freestyle

Benson Tan Eng Kiong


SB14-100m Breaststroke

Lawrence Tay Wei Siang


S14-50m Backstroke

Bryan James Seow Wei Hwa


SB14-50m Breaststroke

Lawrence Tay Wei Siang


S9-50m Butterfly

James Leo Zhenhai


S14-50m Freestyle

Chew Zi Ling


S14-50m Freestyle

Han Liang Chou

Boccia BC3 Pairs against Thailand, Sze Ning on the left with Nurul second from right, who took home the Gold!


Myanmese ladies in traditional dress getting ready for the medal presentation ceremony for swimming.


Dr Mu Yu Guang, who won a Bronze in a team event with Victor Koh and Jeffrey Lee


Class 3 Singles

Eugene Soh Yew Lin


Class 3 Team

Darren Chua Hsiang Lim & Jason Chee Weng Fai


Class 4 Team

William Tan Kian Meng & Eugene Soh Yew Lin


Class 5 Team

Markus Cham Lee Choon & Haminudin Bin Hassan


Class 9 Team

Mu Yu Guang, Jeffery Lee Kim Puak & Victor Koh Kin Yong



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Events & Entertainment

TANGLIN CONVERSATIONS Wednesday, 5 March, 7.30pm at the Churchill Room




$45 (MEMBER) $55 (GUEST) Photo by Catherine Lee

inclusive of dinner

For a brief 25-year period some two centuries ago, Penang held the lofty title of the fourth presidency of India. What does this mean and why was it so important to the region? Marcus Langdon, author of Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830, Volume One: Ships, Men and Mansions, has spent over a decade trawling through the British East India Company records and other primary reference sources to get to the bottom of such questions. This was a period when hostility between European powers was reshaping the Western world. Before, during and after these conflicts the valuable Eastern trade remained a cornerstone of Western economic power to those who held it. British East India Company settlements in Penang and Singapore were therefore born of a complex set of conditions created by both commercial and political manouverings. Added to this heady mix were the various personalities involved in administering and strengthening the Company’s foothold in the region. Marcus, an Australian currently living in Penang, will highlight the influences at play at The Tanglin Club on 5 March. He will also show some of the fascinating early images of Penang and Singapore that he has discovered and will be available to sign copies of his book. FOR ENQUIRIES & RESERVATIONS Please contact Events Department at 6622 0437 or email


Events & Entertainment

a i g l a t s o N m a l Ma A Peranakan Affair

Saturday, 15 March, 7.30pm at the Churchill Room The Bibiks are back! Dondang Sayang, Chan Mali Chan... an eclectic mix of songs that bring you down memory lane. Step into the fascinating world of the babas and nonyas, where you could not resist their charms and wicked sense of humour. Also featuring authentic, mouth-watering Peranakan buffet. Price: $85 (Member) & $95 (Guest).

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Sunday, 16 March, 11am to 5pm at Wheelhouse Function Room

Sunday, 16 March, 2pm to 3.30pm at Teens Lounge

A great way to clear your cupboards at the same time do your bit for charity. Strictly for Members (one stall per membership) with second hand items in good condition for sale. All table fees will be donated to the Club’s appointed charity. Only 10 tables available. Price: $50 per table (4ft by 2ft).

Hear children’s author Seema Chatterjee tell her enchanting tales from The Bumblebee & Other Stories and The Chattering Forest. Price: $5 per child (2 to 10 years old).

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 6622 0437. FOR RESERVATIONS Email


Events & Entertainment


Sunday, 6 April, 7.30pm to 11pm at the Churchill Room The Churchill Room is going Japanese. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening with beautiful music on the Koto, and heart thumping performance by the Taiko drummers. Also making her debut here in the Tanglin Club, persenting professional singer Masako Somano, accompanied by pianist Ms Adeline Lim. Not only that, our guest chef, Norman Lim, will be preparing mouthwatering Japanese cuisine at its best. Book now! Chef Norman Lim

Price: $85 (Member) & $95 (Guest).

Masako Somano


Wednesday, 26 March, 3pm to 5pm at the Raffles Room Conducted by the chefs of the Tokyo Sushi Academy. A hands-on experience on how to make delectable maki rolls. Price: $50 per person (inclusive of ingredients)

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 6622 0437. FOR RESERVATIONS Email


Choir | Events & Entertainment

Get to know The Tanglin Club Choir How It All Started The choir was started in the fourth quarter of 2012, to provide more activities for Members. In the initial set up there were no attempts made to make Members to sing in parts, as it was felt that we should provide a means for Members to familiarise themselves in singing in a group. This being so, Amanda Aston, the then conductor, did not go through the process of assessing the part in which each Member is capable of singing. She, more or less, allowed Members to choose, what they liked to sing. When Joanna Paul took over Amanda, she noticed that we were weak singing as a choir and in the short amount of time that she had, made use of whatever was available, and where there was a shortage, she supplemented it by using her students. This enabled our group to sound more like a choir, and the crowd appreciated this. With the beginning of a new year and with more time on our hands, it was felt that we should go back to the basics. unfortunately, Joanna did not want to continue and we had to go out and find a new conductor. It was not an easy process, as there were not many conductors available. Finally, through our various networks, we managed to discover Albert Tay whom the Club had managed to secure his professional services for a year. Composer-conductor Albert Tay is a recipient of prestigious scholarships from the International Kodaly Society and the National Arts Council Singapore for his studies in conducting and voice at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and at the International and at the International Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Hungary). With Albert’s professional expertise, the choir had embarked on a new slate where each and every Member had to go through a voice assessment in order to balance out the choir. This turned out well, and now we have a dedicated group of choir Members practicing their parts as Sopranos and Altos; all singing cohesively and beautifully and complementing one another.

Mr Albert Tay Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Hungary)

We are still accepting new Members so for those interested please feel free to sign up with The Tanglin Club Choir Section. For more information, do call Tina at 66220437 or email David Goh


Food & Beverage


Family Brunch Sunday, 20 April, 11.30am at the Churchill Room Price: $50 (Adult) & $25 (Child).

Champagne Brunch Sunday, 30 March 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room

Tasting of Mas De Daumas Gassac Wines Friday, 28 March, 7pm at Tangles

We will taste their Rose Frizzante 12, two Grand Cru whites 9 & 12, four Grand Cru reds 6, 7, 8 & 10. The owner Samuel Guibert will be present. Price: $30 (Wine Circle Member), $45 (Non-Wine Circle Member) & $60 (Guest). A buffet spread will be provided to complement the wines.

Tasting of Austrian Wines with Franz Hofstaetter Wednesday, 9 April, 7pm at Raffles Room

We will taste a selection of eight wines across the Mittelburgenland, Wagram and Suedburgenland regions. Price: $35 (Wine Circle Member), $50 (Non-Wine Circle Member) & $65 (Guest). A buffet spread will be provided to complement the wines.

Free-flow champagne, beer and wine. Price: $85 (Adult with champagne), $45 (Adult without champagne) & $22.50 (Child below 12 years old). Last date for cancellation: 24 March

The Churchill Room will be closed for dinner on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 16, 18, 22 & 29 March. FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 66220434 or email


Food & Beverage

Cake Of The Month

Le Gateau D’Abricot De Choc

Irish Promotion

Price: $45 (whole cake) & $6 (slice)

Go green with your merrymaking in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, with a sumptuous cuisine straight out of the Emerald Isle.

Available for the month of March

Available from 11 to 24 March at Tavern


Available Immediately | Balmoral Road, District 10 Rental Enquiries : 8101 3377 / 8101 6699



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 66220435 or email to

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







Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Available from 11 to 24 March

3 Annual Handicap Snooker Competition for the John Wilks Trophy until 22 March

4 Tennis Bring-A-Guest Night 6pm at the tennis courts

Churchill Room closed for dinner



Introduction Evening 6pm at the Churchill Room



Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at Lawn Bowls Green

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the tennis courts

Tanglin Conversations with Marcus Langdon 7.30pm at the Churchill Room

Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at Wheelhouse Function Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner

Churchill Room closed for dinner



Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at Lawn Bowls Green

Bowling Section Practice Session 6pm to 8pm at the American Club

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the tennis courts Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at Wheelhouse Function Room Choir Practice at 7.30pm

THE EXECUTIVE GOURMET SET LUNCH Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room



Bowling Section Practice Session 6pm to 8pm at the American Club

19 Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at Lawn Bowls Green

20 Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the tennis courts Billiards Section Night at 7pm Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at Wheelhouse Function Room Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Churchill Room closed for dinner





Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at Lawn Bowls Green

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the tennis courts

Monthly Balut Night at 6.30pm

Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm

The Art of Sushi Roll for Adults 3pm to 5pm at Raffles Room

Choir Practice at 7.30pm

March 2014 FRIDAY


Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Bowling Social Session 6.30pm at Raffles Town Club



* Children’s matinee at 2.30pm


Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Churchill Room closed for dinner



Churchill Room closed for dinner

Ilo Ilo - 7 to 9 Mar

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2* - 8 & 9 Mar


Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Zero Dark Thirty - 14 to 16 Mar

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess* - 15 & 16 Mar


15 Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Malam Nostalgia: A Peranakan Affair 7.30pm at the Churchill Room

Spring Bazaar Flea Market 11am at Wheelhouse Function Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner



Story Telling with Seema 2pm to 3.30pm at Teens Lounge Churchill Room closed for dinner

22 Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green


The Bucket List - 28 to 30 Mar

The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride* - 29 & 30 Mar


Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Weekend Club 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Wine Circle 7pm at Tangles

Champagne Brunch 11.30am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner

The Lion King* - 22 & 23 Mar


Churchill Room closed for dinner


About Time - 21 to 23 Mar

Cake Of The Month

Le Gateau D’Abricot De Choc Price: $45 (whole cake) & $6 (slice)


RugBees is Asia’s first dedicated Rugby play programme tailored for children from walking ages to 4 years old. It adopts a ‘Play & Learn’ ethos, where children are taught key motor skills geared towards rugby principals such as catching, kicking, balance, co-ordination, team work and most importantly fun. Its structured programme plays on children’s imagination to create themes for each session, making use of stories, animal play, music and creative equipment, so children learn key rugby skills through play orientated activities. Visit for more information.

Duration: 11-week programme Price: $440 per child. $60 compulsory registration fees applies which includes Rugbees t-shirt, shorts, socks, kit bag and activity book. Classes: 2 year olds - 3pm 3 year olds - 4pm 4 year olds - 5pm *Minimum of four children to start a class.


FOR BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES Please contact uma at 66220571 or email

Balut | Sports & Recreation

Game in progress

Dinner time!

Ivonia Heritage, Tennis Team

Rick Bryant, Lawn Bowls Team

The Balut Section’s 2014 season got underway on the third week of January with 16 players turning up to inaugurate the the first game of the year. Bearing in mind that the Year of the Horse was galloping in, the Section did an extremely loud and incredibly messy Yusheng toss, and were extremely proud of themselves! The results of the first game are: Highest Total Score of 599 points by Nina Menon; Highest Game Score of 144 by Zoeb Sadiq. Nina did record a game score of 151 but the Section as a rule does not give away both prizes to the same player. Spread the wealth sort of thing, you understand.

29 January was our quadrangular with Lawn Balls, Tennis and Squash Sections at the Raffles Room. We had a few new players in from the Sections (new to Balut that is), who quickly got the basics down and proceeded to play like old pros. The bragging rights for the night went to a heavily modified Squash Section topping the leader board with a 5816 points, and Anthony Rawlinson sweeping both the highest total and game score for the Section. Our thanks to F&B department for the really good spread and to S&R department for the smooth running of the evening. Special thanks to Zoeb Sadiq for keeping the scoreboard in order. Our first game again proved one thing – if you have specialist knowledge/ keen interest/ passing fancy in construction, structural engineering, quantum mathematics, interior decor and design, process flows, any and all ball and racket games, corporate finance, automobiles – then Balut is for you! Vikram Raman

Zoeb Sadiq - Highest game score for January’s Monthly Balut

Nina Menon - Highest total score for January’s Monthly Balut

Highest Total Score Tennis Section Lawn Bowls Section Squash Section Balut Section


Ivonia Heritage Rick Bryant Anthony Rawlinson Sethuraman Ganesan

Highest Game Score Tennis Section Lawn Bowls Section Squash Section Balut Section


MC Cheong Rick Bryant Anthony Rawlinson Padmini Panikar

First Balut In One Throw

- Nicky Hardy


Sports & Recreation | Ballroom Dancing

at multi-purpose hall Beginner Waltz

Every Thursday (from 20 February onwards)

Beginner Jive Intermediate Quickstep Intermediate Jive

Every Tuesday (from 20 February onwards)

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

Fee: $107 (Member) & $128.40 (Guest) Duration of class: 8 sessions per class Instructor: Andrey Gurbunov *Minimum of 10 students to start a class. FoR BookInGS And enQUIRIeS Please contact Uma at 6622 0571 or email


Ballroom Dancing | Sports & Recreation


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Come in your Jeans or Rock n Roll Gear and rock, waltz and dance to the music of Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Pat Boone, Bill Haley and the Comets and Others. Resident Band Penny Lane and DJ in attendance.

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Watch Dance Champions perform acrobatic Rock n Roll as in the movie, “Rock Around The Clock”. Prize for Best Dressed Glass of Complimentary Wine Price: $45 (Section Member), $60 (Member) & $80 (Guest) Registration: 1 Mar to 31 Mar: Members (up to 4 guests per member) 1 Apr to 9 May: Members with additional guests (subject to availability)

Last day of cancellation: 9 May

FoR BookInGS And enQUIRIeS Please contact Uma at 6622 0571 or email


Sports & Recreation | Billiards

Presented by Dr Ng Boon Keng, Mr Mark Simpson Champion of the Concorde Trophy

2nd Runner Up Winner Mr Hugh William Scheffer

The Chinese New Year was preceded by a flurry of games with the conclusion of the Concorde Trophy 2014 with the winner Mr Mark Simpson (Champion) just edging out Mr Arshad Bhojani (1st Runner up), and with Mr Hugh Scheffer (2nd Runner up) winning his match against Mr Kevin Chen. Congratulations to our winner!

Our Monthly Section Night was once again dominated by Mr Arshad Bhojani who managed to play on form to keep the top spot! Well done!

Highest Wins Winner Mr Arshad Bhojani

We also hosted our neighbours from across the causeway, the Penang Club, who fielded a very “friendly” team which help cement our relationship for future friendly matches!

This month, the Joe O’Connor 3-ball competition will be played, and we also hope to see more Members come down for our Section Fund Night. Non-Section Members are most welcome to join us for all our upcoming events. Please check with the S&R counter for upcoming events! Alex Yew


Bridge | Sports & Recreation

Out-Of-The-Hat 21 January

After a hearty meal with a glass of wine or two, the players traipsed to the Raffles Room for their bridge games. Matching pairs of the Chinese zodiac animals like wood horses, fire dragons or water oxen were drawn out of the hat. Eight and a half pairs contested their bids and contracts and the winners of the evening were: 1st : Annette Hartland and Sonia Advani 2nd: Christina Ong and Shrikala Shastry 3rd: Janis Owens and Lily Lim

Hong Bao Tea 7 February

As always our Hong Bao Tea is a good sellout, and this year saw about 55 Members and Guests turning up for this event. Most ladies came dressed in red or Chinese costumes for the festive occasion. Games started at 12.30pm as we wanted to make time for an extended tea half-way through the session. The traditional lo-hei was tossed at the five tables with all expressing their good wishes in several languages. The trays of sumptuous food stretched from one end of the room to the other, and all present complimented on the fine quality of the dim sum, Chinese braised pork buns, vegetarian noodles and a good variety of the new year delicacies. Ang paos were distributed to those born in the horse year and a lucky draw of red packets was taken too. Our thanks to Janis Owens and Mandy Noel, and the Food & Beverage team for organising the tea, and to all who contributed to make the afternoon so delightful. The winners for the afternoon: North/South 1st: Dulari uppal & Victor Lim 2nd: Jansie Tan & Aisha Elliott East/West 1st: Grace Yeh & Nancy Yung 2nd: Kim Lee & Sim Sockyan Lily Lim


Sports & Recreation | Darts

Darts Lo Hei Celebration and the True Meaning of Delightful Socialisation Among Friends A wonderful celebration of the Lo Hei was held at the Churchill Room on 8 February 2014. The darts players celebrated the Lo Hei in the midst of their friends. All diners at the tables stood and proceeded to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying various ‘auspicious wishes’. Everybody became enthusiastic as the height of the toss reflected the height of the diner’s growth in fortunes. We thank MC Cheong and Frederick Francis for taking care of the event hosting and introducing the prize winners with much fun and gags along the way. MC Cheong managed to attract the guests to fill up the Churchill Room. Our thanks go to Kseniia and Vokhmiceina for their skilful impressive performance, Jonathan for serenading us with delightful Mandarin songs, the Churchill Room band for providing great music and for the graceful dancers who made it a perfect marvellous night to remember. Generous members and friends thank you for donating gifts to make the occasion even better. Our special thanks go to Cielito, James and the staff at the Churchill Room for making the occasion a great success.


A NOTE TO REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF DARTS AND SOCIALISATION We Darters genuinely encourage Members to meet each other every Saturday at 3pm over a cup of tea even if you are not an enthusiastic darts player. For both young and old socialisation helps them to function successfully in their social worlds as well as in their personal lives. How does the process of socialisation occur in the Darts community? It takes place through interaction. Social groups often provide the first experiences of socialisation. It becomes an important factor especially if one is delightfully looking forward to spend his or her twilight years in the company of genuine, good old friends. So make sure you cultivate your own sincere social group from young. It is also never too late to start pondering of joining a group that makes you feel happy and comfortable.

Sepalika Kumarasinghe

Darts | Sports & Recreation


Sports & Recreation | Golf

Event sponsored by:

De Foe Defies the Odds One of the highlights of the golf sports calendar at our Club is the Captain’s Cup and this year’s event proved no slouch. Held at the always awe-inspiring (especially for those with the higher handicaps!) SICC New Course, the weather couldn’t have been nicer leading to a few low scores returned. The festivities started back in the Churchill Room with a nice buffet spread spearheading the order of activities. A fashion show highlighting the latest t-shirts from Munsingwear and Le Coq Sportif were proudly displayed by our very own members who each received a souvenir from the sponsors. There were lucky draws galore followed by prizes for the top winner. Many more golfing activities are on the calendar so be sure to check your inbox.


Top 5 Men: 1. Anthony Teo 2. Rasik Ahuja 3. Douglas Cheam 4. Chua Wah Seng 5. Charles Tan

Top 3 Ladies: 1. Nancy Miller 2. Jeannie Lau 3. Glenis Lee

Nearest to Pin: 1. Frank Yung 2. Jeannie Lau 3. Nancy Miller 4. Jurgen Martiens

Overall Champion: James De Foe (42 points)

Terrence Ng

Most Improved Golfer: Maddie Noda

Golf | Sports & Recreation


Sports & Recreation | Fitness










need A new Goal? “I want to turn heads towards me. More toned, less fat, please.” When you look at a beautiful sculpted body, what’s capturing your attention is muscle tone, NOT fat. There’s simple secret to toning: make sure you burn more calories than you consume. If you want to know how our Personal Trainers can get those heads turning towards you, please visit us at the Gym for a FREE consultation.

Muay Thai Training at The Tanglin Club Muay Thai is a combat sport which originates from Thailand. It is also traditionally known as the “art of 8 limbs”. Where offence is conducted via the fists, elbows, legs and knees, it is pretty much a full body contact sport. Muay Thai conditioning ranges in many forms as the sport grows and adopts modern approaches. From skipping to sit-ups, lunges to push-ups, or even Kettlebell swings to develop explosive power from the hips. Muay Thai is also widely adopted in MMA, especially its kicks, knee and elbow strikes and even clinches. Benefits of training under the concept of Muay Thai sport includes all the 5 basic components of physical fitness, namely muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and body composition. On top of it, agility, reaction and mental toughness will

be built. The rotational nature of all of the movements in the sport truly does strengthen your core. With time the kicking and kneeing movements of Muay Thai promotes increased hip mobility. Having healthy hips alone can save you from serious pain and numerous terrible medical conditions later in life. Did anyone also mention before that it is a good stress reliever? With the constant movement and hitting, you can’t trouble yourself with worrying while training. Don’t be afraid to start something new, you might even find your forte in something you have never dreamt of! Yazzieq, Teddy and Colin are our instructors. They train under similar guidelines but also emphasize individuality. Safety, discipline and progress are their fundamentals. Beginners are welcome!

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION Please email or or call the Gym at 66220575.


Fitness | Sports & Recreation

BROGA HILL SUNRISE HIKE & WATER RAFTING Date: 29 & 30 March Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Price: $350 (Members) Itinerary: Day 1 11.00pm Meet at The Tanglin Club and continue to destination Day 2 5.50am Arrival & transfer to Dom Campsite 7.30am Breakfast 8.30am White-Water Rafting at Kenaboi River 1.00pm Lunch by the River 5.00pm Depart and back to Dom Campsite 7.00pm BBq Dinner Day 3 5.30am Breakfast & Broga Hill Climb 12.00pm Return at Dom Campsite for Lunch/wash-up 2.00pm Departure for Singapore 7.00pm Arrive at The Tanglin Club



Date: Saturday, 27 May Venue: Gym Price: $18 per Member for Open & Team Relay Category $15 per Member for Teens Sprint Category 20km



Get ready for our next triathlon. You will never know how far you can go unless you tri! Everything happening at the Gym. *Open Category *Team Relay Category *Teens Sprint Category (12-15 years old) Pre-registration is required.


Every Monday & Wednesday, 10.10am to 11.10am at the Gym Join our instructors every Monday and Wednesday at 10.10am for this empowering cardio workout where you will be totally unleashed! This fiercely energetic class is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines, such as Karate, Boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. Supported by driving music and powerful instructor, you’ll strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. Price: FREE for uFF members and $20 for Non-uFF members.

FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Aziz at 66220575. FOR REGISTRATION Email


Sports & Recreation | lawn Bowls

Dinner time!

Ladies’ team with Rodger holding Virginia’s medal

Carol at indoor bowls

Devi & Derek Open Pairs Winners


Ted & Annette Runners Up Open Pairs

Did I get it?

Richard & Bob 773 Drawn Pairs Winner

Zoher Runner-Up for Steve Wright Singles Championship

The Bowls group started the year with the ever popular annual dinner. It was well-attended and the fun extended to midnight, I am told! Thanks to the S&R and F&B departments for looking after us so diligently. Bowls, Beer, BBq was another event well-supported by regulars and new Members. It is the best way to learn as well as to improve your game. All Club Members are welcome to give it a try! Match season has started, and please sign up for various tournaments and competitions at the S&R counter. Keep Bowling! Sethuraman Ganesan


Team Tanglin!

Deni Hardy Runner-Up for 773 Singles

Squash | Sports & Recreation

Annual Veterans Squash Open Tournament

Fred Saarloos and Colin Robertson - Champion 50+ category

The Hollandse Club held their annual Veterans Squash Open Tournament over the weekend of 24 to 26 January. The two categories were 40+ and 50+ with shield and plate draws for each main draw. Two very talented Tanglin Club players stole the show in the finals of the Main Event in both the 40+ and 50+ Categories. Marc Nicholson, our current Club Champion played a hard fought five setter against the

Fred Saarloos and Marc Nicholson - Runner-up 40+ category

British Club’s Bill Hickling but was narrowly edged out in the fifth to take the runner-up post in the 40+ Open Category. Little known but very talented Colin Robertson was never in doubt of becoming a finalist in the 50+ Open Category he over powered Fred Sarloos to take the 50+ Championship Trophy for 2014. Congratulations to Marc and Colin for a terrific result for The Tanglin Club in this event!

Squash wins Balut! Just to show that squash players can turn their hand to any challenge and be successful, a team of Squash Section Members participated in the Annual Inter-Section Balut Friendly evening held on Wednesday, 29 January, and in a very competitive evening of dice-shaking and slamming those leather cups on the table, we emerged victorious! Not only did the team win the overall points for the evening, our key player Anthony Rawlinson was crowned as overall highest total individual points scored! We had an excellent evening hosted by Sethu and his team, and hopefully we will be invited again.

Sethuraman, Sapinah & Anthony Rawlinson


Sports & Recreation | Tennis

Gathering for the Australian Open

Australian Open

Lo Hei with the Members

Tennis lo-Hei

26 January

8 February

An excellent turn-out for the live telecast of the Australian Open in the Tangles. However, the crowd was disappointed to see their hot-favourite Nadal, with a back injury, crumbling away to the new Swiss champion, Stanislas Warinka. As in the past, wine and beer with pub grub were served for the Section Members to enjoy.

The traditional lo-hei was not to be missed by tennis players when tosses for good luck, good health, longevity etc. were as high as their lobs on the afternoon of their Saturday club session. A good variety of Chinese New Year food was laid out with wine and beer as usual. It is on such occasions when the players have the time to chat and socialise. Our thanks to all for organising the afternoon.

Lily Lim

Lily Lim

High tosses for good luck and prosperity

Tanglin Junior Tennis Tournament Series Event The Tanglin Junior Tennis Tournament Series is on again for 2014, and the first of four tournaments will be held from 7 to 9 March. Age groups for boys and girls will be 10 and under and 12 and under, with an Open category combining boys and girls 13 years and above. Registration through sign-up sheet available on notice board next to tennis office. Do take note that the entry deadline is by Monday, 3 March 2014. Tournament dates for the year are as follow: Tournament 1: Tournament 2: Tournament 3: Tournament 4:

7 to 9 March 23 to 25 May 29 to 31 August 7 to 9 November The Tennis Junior Team with their trophy


Junior Tennis Camp The first of the Club’s Junior Holiday Tennis Camp will be held from 17 to 21 March. The camps have been very popular during the school holidays as the kids enjoy a full week of tennis on the courts, with some cool down swims in the pool. Camp runs from 9am to 12pm, and registration forms are available from the tennis office and S&R counter. We look forward to seeing the children on courts soon! For more information, please email Certificates for those who came for the Junior Tennis Camps



Ten-Pin Bowling | Sports & Recreation

From left - MC Cheong, Eugene Lim, Aaron Lim and Peter Lim

Aaron Lim

An exchange of high fives between Peter Lim and MC Cheong

Eugene Lim

MC Cheong

Our Ten-Pin Bowling Section Members have been practicing hard for the upcoming TANS games on Saturday, 5 April at 9.30am. If you have not signed up as a Section Member please do so immediately as we will commence training on the 2nd & 3rd Monday of February and March. That is on 10 & 17 February and March at 6pm at the American Club. We have engaged a Bowling Coach who will instruct us to improve our game. In addition we have shifted our Bowling Social to the first Monday of each month starting from 3 March at 7.30pm at the Raffles Town Club. So please do come and join us for some fun and to get to know some members from our club. Both ladies and men are also needed for the team. Eugene Lim


library | Books

Book Of The Month


The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a griefstricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom’s masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected. Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom’s writing, and those who haven’t yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

General Fiction The Song of King Gesar Alai

The First Phone Call from Heaven Mitch Albom The Spice Merchant’s Wife Charlotte Betts Where Evil Lies Jorgen Brekke Revenger Tom Cain My Mother-in-Law’s Son Josephin Chia Fool for Love James Eloisa Mrs. Queen Takes the Train William Kuhn The Last Word Hanif Kureishi The Flamethrowers Rachel Kushner Lastnight Stephen Leather On Such a Full Sea Lee, Chang-Rae Bingo’s Run James A. Levine The Utopia Experiment Robert Ludlum A Good Lord Bird James McBride Close to the Bone Stuart MacBride The Son Philipp Meyer


Dear Life Alice Munro Rustication: A Novel Charles Palliser Private L.A. James Patterson A Captain’s Duty Richard Phillips White Fire Douglas Preston Some Holy War Terence Strong Capital Punishment Robert Wilson

Non-Fiction Five Billion Years of Solitude Lee Billings Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War Sarmila Bose One Summer: America 1927 Bill Bryson The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins Italy Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris Eyewitness Travel Guide The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economics Die Niall Ferguson

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza Ken Forkish Myanmar: Cuisine, Culture and Customs Mohana Gill The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, Willam Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin Sensing Singapore: Reflections in a Time of Change Devadas Krishnadas The War That Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War Margaret MacMillan Autobiography Morrissey Where the Party Ends Shing Huei Peh My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel Ari Shavit Philomena: The True Story of a Mother and the Son she had to give away Martin Sixsmith North Korea Undercover John Sweeney The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens Claire Tomalin

DVDs | library

DVD Of The Month

THE BUTlER (2013)

Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack Directed by Lee Daniels The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight America presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOuS) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy-award winning Danny Strong.

Action & Adventure • • • • • • • • • • • •

Getaway (2013) (PG) Man of Tai Chi (2013) (NC16) Only God Forgives (2013) (M18) Out of Inferno (2013) (PG13) Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) (M18) Brotherhood of the Wolf (1998) (PG) From the Earth to the Moon (1998) (PG) Lost in Space (1998) (PG) The Newton Boys (1998) (PG) Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987) (NC16) Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (NC16) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (PG)

Drama • • • • • • • • • • •

About Time (2013) (NC16) Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) (PG) Ilo Ilo (2013) (PG13) Lovelace (2013) (NC16) Runner Runner (2013) (M18) The Butler (2013) (NC16) The Field of Blood (2011) (M18) Byzantium (2012) (M18) DCI Banks Series 1 & 2 (2010) (NC16) My Family & Other Animals (2005) (PG) Goya’s Ghost (2006) (M18)

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Jane Eyre (1996) (PG) Marvin’s Room (1996) (PG) The House of the Spirits (1993) (M18) A Walk in the Clouds (1995) (PG) Kane & Abel (1985) (PG13) Gallipoli (1981) (PG) Frenzy (1972) (PG) Scrooge (1970) (PG) Topaz (1969) (PG) Torn Curtain (1966) (PG) Cathy Come Home (1964) (PG) The Birds (1963) (PG) Psycho (1960) (PG) The Hounds of Baskervilles (1959) (PG)

Comedy • • • • • • • •

That Girl in Pinafore (2013) (PG13) The Midas Touch (2013) (PG) The To Do List (2013) (M18) We’re a Nice Normal Family aka The Family (2013) (M18) We’re the Millers (2013) (M18) South from Granada (1998) (M18) Forces of Nature (1999) (PG) The Four Seasons (1981) (M18)


• Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (G) • Madly Madagascar (2013) (PG) • Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes united (2013) (PG) • Monster High: 13 Wishes (2013) (PG) • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and the Carnival (2009) (PG) • Angelina Ballerina: Angelina and The Bandleader (2008) (PG) • Impy’s Wonderland (2008) (PG) • The Lord of the Rings (1978) (PG)


• Rockstar (2011) (PG13)

TV Series • • • •

Major Crimes: Season 1 (2012) (PG13) New Girl: Season 2 (2012) (M18) Death in Paradise: Series 1 (2011) (PG) The Hour: Series 1 (2011) (M18)

Blu Ray

• The Butler (2013) (NC16)




Ilo Ilo*

7 to 9 march

Zero Dark Thirty*

14 to 16 march

About Time*

21 to 23 march

The Bucket List*

28 to 30 march

Drama • PG • 99min Director: Anthony Chen Starring Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani & Tian Wen Chen

Drama • PG • 157min Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton & Chris Pratt

Romance • PG • 123min Director: Richard Curtis Starringv Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

Adventure • PG • 97min Director: Rob Reiner Starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman & Sean Hayes

Set in the middle of the Asian financial crisis in Singapore, a young maid Teresa starts to form a unique bond with young boy Jiale, igniting his mother’s jealousy.

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

children’s matinee

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2*

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess* 15 & 16 march

22 & 23 march

The Lion King*

The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride*

Animation • PG • 95min Directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris & Will Forte

Fantasy • PG • 90min Director: Jamie Mitchell Starring Ariel Winter, Sara Ramirez & Jim Cummings

Animation • PG • 98min Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff Starring Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons & James Earl Jones

Animation • PG • 81min Directors: Roger Allers, Rob LaDuca Starring Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell & Andy Dick

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

Sofia is a little girl with a commoner’s background until her mom marries the King and suddenly she is royalty. With the help of the three fairies in charge of the Royal Training Academy, Sofia learns that looking like a princess isn’t all that hard but behaving like one must come from the heart.

Tricked into thinking he killed his father by his evil uncle, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King. After years of exile, he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the “Circle of Life”.

Simba’s daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba’s pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

8 & 9 march

29 & 30 March

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. * Titles are available in the DVD Library.


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