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MAY 2014



Do check page seven of our magazine for the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2014.



This Mother’s Day, whether you are a mother, grandmother, aunt or simply an important figure to someone, The Tanglin Club honours you.

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The results are out, check out page 40 of the magazine for the table list of winners.

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




President’s Message


Editor’s note


Acting General Manager’s Message


Introduction Evening



notice of AGM


Recent Events

HuMAn RESOuRCE COnVEnOR Charles Brough

14 Feature 15 Events & Entertainment

36 Scuba 38 Tennis

20 Food & Beverage 22 Calendar of Events

39 Ten-Pin Bowling 40 TAnS Games Results

26 Balut 27 Billiards

42 Books & DVDs 44 Cinema



28 Bridge 29 Darts 30 Golf 32 Fitness 34 Ballroom Dancing 35 Squash


715 Club Party: Notice of Annual ‘Carnival del Rio’ General Meeting


CHIEF EDITOR Kelvin Kaw DESIGnER Aliff Ajis For advertising & magazine enquiries SEnIOR MARKETInG EXECuTIVE Habib Mansoor • 66220533 DEADLInE FOR MATERIAL SuBMISSIOn 5th of every month for the following issue

40 TANS Games 2014 Results Opinions expressed in The Tanglin Times 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) 160/04/2014. Published by The Tanglin Club. Printed by PhotoPlates Pte Ltd.

5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814 Tel: 66220555 Fax: 67332391


The Tanglin Times 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 (visit, 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 costsaving 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.mansoor@, 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.


Scan the code with your mobile device to read our magazine online!

president’s message Fellow Members, In my April 2014 message, I opined that the way ahead is challenging

have a good time with your families and friends.

and the tasks many. However they can be made less arduous given your support and understanding.

This being the year-end for the General Committee, a Thank You Reception will be held for the members of the various Sub-Committees

The first and most important task is the Club’s Annual General

on 28 April 2014, and a Farewell Dinner for the General Committee on

Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Monday, 26 May 2014, 6pm, at

12 May 2014. At the latter event, the Past Presidents of the Club will

the Churchill Room, The Tanglin Club. The Report of the Committee

be invited to grace the occasion.

on the general affairs of the Club and the Financial Statement for the last financial year, which ended on 31 January 2014, will be tabled for

It now leaves me to thank my GC Members and the Sub-Committee

approval by the Membership. There will also be the proposed income

Members for their support and guidance and the management and

and expenditure budget for the financial year from 1 February 2014 to

staff for their dedicated service and loyalty.

31 January 2015 for Members’ information. At this AGM, there will be the introduction of candidates for election, and the election of President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer, and eight Members of the Committee for the ensuing year. This is your golden opportunity to nominate and vote for the Members, for whom you have faith and confidence in, to best serve the Club. I urge you to come to the AGM and let your voice be heard. On a lighter note, I am pleased to inform Members that, as a prelude to the proposition of setting up a Chinese restaurant at the Club, the Food & Beverage Department has introduced Tze Char dishes (which means ‘cook and fry’ in Mandarin) which are now served at the Fireplace every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, for a trial period of three months from April 2014. Tze Char is a myriad of ‘a la carte’ dishes of essentially Chinese cuisine that is home-style and will leave you spoiled for choice. This year’s Club Party on Saturday, 3 May 2014 with the theme ‘Carnivale Di Rio’ promises to be the party of the year. The party will serve up a succulent spread of Latin American cuisine with a free flow

Joseph Chew

of beer, wines and soft drinks. For entertainment, there will be Samba,


Batacuda and Fire Dancing performances. Do come to the party and

The Tanglin Club


editor’s note Fellow Members, The Club Annual General Meeting is drawing near (26 May). Please

Habib, our Senior Marketing & Communications Executive, via the

come to the Meeting to elect your new General Committee, voice your

following email address:

views and concerns, and vote on the proposals and resolutions lined up for the Meeting. And do encourage your fellow Members to come

Finally, about the Club’s NewsBites platform: NewsBites are the Club’s

as well. Your voice and vote matters.

weekly email updates to Members about events and promotions happening at the Club for the following week. All Members (ordinary,

On a lighter note, the must-attend annual Club Party is just around

life, family associate, term, absent, etc.) are welcomed to subscribe to

the corner, this 3 May! Themed Carnivale Di Rio, the Latin American-

NewsBites. If you are interested, please drop an email to Habib.

inspired party features a succulent spread of Latin American cuisine, free flow beer, wine and soft drinks; colourful and vibrant professional

As always, your feedback and comments about the Club magazine and

Samba, Batucada and Fire dancers; high-energy Maculele tribal dance

NewsBites are welcomed.

and capoeira demonstrations; and ‘live’ music from the well soughtafter band ENIGMA to keep your spirits high and alive late into the

In closing, I will leave you with the following quote:

night. Do come! And sign up your friends and guests along as well to

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Chaplin

join in the fun! Enjoy our magazine! Moving on to our Club magazine: In a continual effort to reduce printing costs, I encourage more Members to subscribe to our Club’s E-Magazine (the digital equivalent of the Tanglin Times magazine), and to unsubscribe from the printed equivalent. The Tanglin Times E-Magazine is easily accessible from our Club website. The benefit of subscribing to the E-Magazine is that the monthly issues are released at least seven days before the printed equivalent. Upon subscription,

Kelvin Kaw

notifications about the E-Magazine’s monthly issues will be emailed

Chief Editor, The Tanglin Times

to you (via NewsBites). If you are interested, please drop an email to

Convenor, Library and Members’ Communications Sub-Committee



acting general manager’s message Dear Members, As we gear towards the month of May with anticipation of the Annual General Meeting, two Public Holidays and Mother’s Day to spend quality time with our family and friends, the Club has planned an array of dining experiences and entertainment for you. FOOD & BEVERAGE, AnD EVEnTS Firstly, I am heartened by many positive feedback received on the Omi Wagyu Beef Promotion which was held at Tavern from 3 April to 23 April. The Management will continue to work with the F&B Sub-Committee to introduce special promotion menus to entice your palette and enrich your dining experiences. Next is a piece of good news for our parents. The General Committee has approved allowing children of age 10 and above to dine at the Fireplace on Saturdays and Sundays. Here at the Fireplace, the fanfare of local hawker food does not end with Gordon Ramsey’s attempt at Singapore’s Chicken Rice or Chilli Crab; our local food heritage has much more to offer. So, we have introduced Tze Char (a type of Chinese home-styled dishes usually served in small restaurants or local hawker stalls) into our dinner menu every Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Both initiatives are for a trial period of three months from 1 April 2014.

Cold Kitchen (Bread Dough and Dress The Cake) and Daniel Low @ Pastry Kitchen (Dress the Cake). Chef Alvin Wong from Churchill Room kitchen who was a member of the Singapore National Culinary Team won the following Team Awards: • Cold Display - Gold • Pastry Art - Gold • Culinary Arts Display - Silver • Hot cooking Restaurant of Nations - Gold • Overall Champion (Gold) Congratulations to them! Also, a special mention to Chef Louis Tay who has tirelessly trained them after office hours and on his off days! The Management shall work towards including some of these winning items in our Churchill Room menu. VISIT BY MAVERICK HOSPITALITY The General Manager of Maverick Hospitality in Chengdu, China, Mr Daniel Liu, visited the Club with his team of staff. Our Heads of Departments hosted them and had an excellent 90 minutes sharing session on 9 April.

Now, what comes fast, and goes faster? Nope, not the Flash. Available in the Tavern and Churchill Room, fresh white asparagus will make a brief appearance only for the month of May! Celebrate Mother’s Day with us on Sunday, 11 May 2014, and pick up the Cake of The Month: Earl Grey Opera, created by our very own award-winning pastry chef. And finally, enjoy the monthly Champagne Brunch on 25 May, Sunday at the Churchill Room. STAFF At the recent Food Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2014, our team of culinary chefs won the following awards: • Gold for Yann Ai (Hot Cooking, Fish/Seafood) • Gold for Jason Chuah (Pastry - Dress the Cake) • Silver for Moo Kean Hin (Hot Cooking, Meat/Poultry) • Silver for Daniel Low (Pastry - Dress the Cake) • And 6 bronze prizes for Andrew Lim @ Wheelhouse Kitchen (Hot Cooking, East Meets West), Yann Ai @ Churchill Kitchen (Appetiser), Chung Sing @ Cold Kitchen (Appetiser), Chun Fei @

I am humbled to be entrusted by the General Committee (GC) to lead the operations during this interim period while the GC recruits a new General Manager. I look forward to your continued guidance and support. Clara Tan Acting General Manager

star employees of the month There were two Star Employees this month: Devi Prasad Joshi from the Wheelhouse Kitchen and Khairul Arina Bin Roslan from the Tea Room. Joshi possesses the knowledge for strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Khairul has been responsible for food and beverage preparation at the Tea Room and ensuring that Members get a high standard of service. Congratulations to them for their excellent service and dedication to the Club!

Devi Prasad Joshi

Khairul Arina Bin Roslan


members’ page

introduction evening on 7 april 2014 We extend a warm welcome to our new Members.

From left: New Member Magdalene Leong Yee Hui and Proposer Glenn David Foo Chuen-Shao

From left: New Members Thong Mei-Chuen and Dr Robert Chen

From left: Proposer Lim Kian Seng and New Member Dorothy Lee Ik Kin

From left: New Members Lisa Ann De Brujin and Jan Cornelis De Brujn

From left: New Members Peng Chia-Yu and James Luong Jee-Chuyen

• Mr Niraj Dilip Bhagwat • Mr Thomas Eugen Welte • Mr Ankur Arya & Ms Sona Rai Aggarwal

term memBers • • • • • • •


From left: New Members Sona Rai Aggarwal and Ankur Arya

From left: New Members Gregory Dominique Magnin and Kate Magnin

ordinary memBers

Ms Cairine Ann Haslam & Mr Justin Paul Riddett Mr Vijay Tandon & Mrs Veronica Ovseitchik Tandon Ms Oh Yin Fong & Mr Benjamin Ng Wei Cheun Mr Philip Patrick Walter Jump & Ms Brenda Clara Marilyn Miles Mr Jan Cornelis De Bruijn & Mrs Lisa Ann De Bruijn Mr Dirk Eduard Gustaaf Van Motman & Ms Liu Ying Mei Mr Henry Hall Goldstein

From left: New Members Oh Yin Fong and Benjamin Ng Wei Cheun

• • • • • • • •

From left: New Members Dirk Eduard Gustaaf van Motman and Liu Ying Mei

From left: New Members Deanna Maria Adams and Matthew Thomas Adams

Mr James Luong Jee Chuyen & Ms Peng Chia-Yu Dr Robert Chen & Ms Thong Mei Chuen Mr Varun Asthana & Mrs Menaka Asthana Mr Matthew Thomas Adams & Mrs Deanna Maria Adams Mr Gregory Dominique Magnin & Mrs Kate Magnin Mr Bjoern Naglestad Mr Timothy George Nicholas Hay Mr David John Moss & Ms Emily Sarah McGavin

associate memBers

• Ms Magdalene Leong Yee Hui (Spouse of Mr Glenn David Foo Cheun Shao) • Ms Dorothy Lee Ik kin (Spouse of Mr Lim Kian Seng)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monday, 26 May 2014 6pm at the Clubhouse • Members are urged to support the Club by attending the meeting • Registration starts from 5pm at the Main Lobby • Voting Members are required to present their valid membership cards to register • Proxy voting is not allowed

NOMINATION TO THE GENERAL COMMITTEE 2014/2015 • A new General Committee will be elected at the AGM • Completed Nomination Forms must be submitted to the General Manager by Monday, 5 May 2014 • Members may collect Nomination Forms for the GC from the Front Office. • You may vote in GC elections at the AGM or on the next day, 27 May 2014, between 9am to 6pm 7

recent events

a peranakan affair 15 march


recent events

exquisitely Japanese 6 april

storytelling with seema 16 march





2014 Congress




TO EXPERIENCE MORE HAPPINESS Stuck in a rut? Feeling increasingly dissatisfied with life? One of the best IN YOUR LIFE

ways to stay fully engaged, energized, and enthusiastic throughout your lifetime is to enjoy new experiences regularly. Here’s a few simple ideas anyone can try to get yourself out of the doldrums and be happier.

balk at this, saying, “That’s impossible.” To which I reply, “Oh, I thought you to be a much more creative and resourceful person, especially in improving your life.” If you really value getting away, you’ll make it happen—it’s just four times a year, anyway, and you ought to be doing that for yourself.


Every ninety days, plan a getaway either by yourself, with your spouse or close friend. Yes, every ninety days. This doesn’t have to be a trip around the world—the goal isn’t how far you travel; it’s how far you get away, the difference being measured not in the miles you travel but in how far mentally you can break the monotony of routine in order to relax and rejuvenate. Take a “staycation” at home or, better yet, leave your home for one to five days and go somewhere new and disconnected. Some people will


Make your date nights an excursion to a new restaurant once a week. If you’re in a small town, get a group of friends to host dinner every few weeks. The goal is to get about town and experience new dining experiences.


What’s happening in your city this weekend? Are there shows or performances you can go see? Any new exhibits or exhibitions? Despite the fact that many of us love going to the movies, sporting events, or the theater, most of us rarely do. Make it a habit to be on the lookout for things you can go see and cheer for.

“The top experts in the world are ardent students.

The day you stop learning, you’re definitely not an expert.” ~ Brendon Burchard

Do you have a list of the top-fifty destinations you want to go to in your life? Are you actively checking them off the list, at least one per year? If not, get to it. Traveling is one of the surest ways to introduce healthy novelty, engagement, and excitement into your life. Make a point of saving up money and vacation time so that you are able to make these adventures a reality. The main rule to observe when visiting new places: do something new. Don’t just stay in the resort or hotel—get out and about and aim for adventure.


It’s funny how “making friends” is so important to us when we’re young, but we lay off our efforts the older we get. But your friendship and peer circles are the most important external influences in determining your happiness (outside of your intimate relationship). Get serious about expanding your peer circle by going to networking events, fund-raisers, and local events and performances. Be on the lookout not just for networking purposes, but for friendship-making purposes.


What ten new skills should you develop this year? How actively are you currently chasing and working toward mastery of something like writing, speaking, singing, cooking, programming, leading, playing soccer, or some other artistic, athletic, or professional skill? The challenge of seeking new skills is one of the surest ways to test and transcend your own boundaries. Go find something new to learn, and fall on your face trying to learn it. Enjoy the process of learning— it’s one of the easiest paths to a more engaged brain (and life).

So, if you’re looking to improve your skills and educate yourself even more, you need to join me at the National Achievers Congress. I’ll be happy to show you how you can live your life to its maximum potential!

Expert Branding & Marketing Strategist & Life Coach




Being Happy


No Arms. No Legs. No Limits

Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick Vujicic was born with neither arms nor legs. Now a happily married and father, Nick shares with his audiences the importance of dreaming big. He challenges others to examine their perspective and look beyond their circumstances and see obstacles as opportunities for growth.


Creating 24/7 Passive Income

JT Foxx widely considered one of the top speakers, coaches and now consultants in the world. He is also a contributor for Forbes Africa and Prestige Magazine. His drive and passion is to use his expertise in investing and business to help others succeed and make this planet a better place for entrepreneurs .


The 3-Step Formula to Build a Money Making Machine Online

Peng Joon is eager to show you how to monetize your passion, earn passive income online, and own your own company. His 3 step system refined over the years that has helped many and is widely regarded as the easiest and fastest way to start generating a 5-figure income online.


Master the Art of Selling

Tom Hopkins carries the standard as a master sales trainer and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on selling techniques and salesmanship. Sales is the lifeblood of your company and Tom will show you how to develop and maximize this essential skill to take your company to new heights.


The Most Underestimated Vehicle For Driving Your Marketing

Gerry will show you his unconventional and innovative ideas that will help you differentiate yourself in the crowded, noisy, marketing marketplace for whatever industry you’re in.


From Debt-Free to Financially Free and More

John will share how you can learn the skills, systems, and techniques to transform your life for unlimited success - from debt-free to financially free and more!

Andrew Matthews is masterful at explaining complex issues in simple and fun ways by through the lightning-fast cartoons he draws WHILE he’s speaking! He relates to CEOs, middle management and high school students with equal ease. He entertains while providing audiences with the tools and inspiration to live more successful and more prosperous lives.


Building Wealth Through Property

Having experienced financial difficulty that affected every part of her life, including her self esteem and her physical and mental health, Caroline is determined to help you avoid these manifestations of poverty by investing in themselves and learning to create true freedom through real estate investing strategies.


Do Things Differently and Win

Shiv Khera’s passion is to help people along the path of personal growth and fulfillment. Sharing from the insights he has gleaned through 30 years of research, understanding and experience, he has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. and now to Singapore.


How to Win Consistently in the Stock Market

They’ll show you that the stock market isn’t the uncertain, risky place everyone thinks it is but a huge opportunity for anyone seeking to improve their financial situation and build their wealth through this proven and time-tested strategy

T. Harv Eker

From Zero to Millionaire in only 2 1/2 years

Sir Richard Branson Founder of Virgin Group

Anthony Robbins

Entrepreneur, Author & World’s #1 Peak Performance Coach


Robert Kiyosaki

Investor, Entrepreneur, Educator




Multi-Billionaire, Real Estate Mogul, Entrepreneur and One-Man Brand

2014 Congress

BRINGING YOU THE WORLD’S BEST... Success Resources has had the pleasure of hosting the world’s best speakers and coaches at the National Achievers Congress throughout its 22-year history including: Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group; Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK; Bill Clinton, former President of the United States; Anthony Robbins, the world’s number one success coach; Donald Trump, Billionaire and Real Estate Mogul. Every event sees more than 5,000 participants at each event in countries all over the world. They come from all walks of life, representing industries across the board to meet and interact with legendary success icons. The National Achievers Congress can be life-changing for you. It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in life or what industry you’re in. You will get the right direction and resources to excel in the areas of business, marketing, sales, leadership, and personal development


30 MAY – 1 JUNE 2014

RESORT WORLD CONVENTION CENTRE Tel: 6553 2670 Organized by:


25% OFF



• 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



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, jaipur • Emerald Garden Club


Dhaka • Dhaka Club

Jakarta • International Sports Club of Indonesia



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

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

SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN • Kelvin Grove Club Durban • Durban Club

Johannesburg • The Country Club Johannesburg Sandton • Inanda Club

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

Stockholm • Sallskapet GOTEBORG • The Royal Bachelors 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



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 Cavalry & Guards Club • The Hurlingham Club • The Lansdowne Club • The Naval Club • The New Cavendish Club

• The Reform Club • The Royal Automobile Club • The Royal Overseas League • The Sloane Club • Oxford & Cambridge Club Norwich • The Norfolk Club Oxfordshire • Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames


Boston • Harvard Club of Boston • Union Club of Boston Chicago • The University Club Cleveland • The Union Club Honolulu • The Pacific Club New Haven • The Graduate Club New York City • The Harvard Club of New York City • The Princeton Club of New York • The Union League Club • The Yale Club of New York City Philadelphia • The Racquet Club Pittsburgh • The University Club San Francisco • The Metropolitan Club • Olympic Club Seattle • The Rainier Club • Washington Athletic Club Washington DC • Cosmos Club • The Georgetown Club • The University Club


Hanoi • The Hanoi Club

More information about these clubs are available in the Reading Room and on our website at

club operating hours BILLIARDS ROOM


CARD ROOM (Level 4 S&R Complex)




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Tuesday to Friday (Closed on Mondays) Lunch: Noon to 3pm (Last order: 2.30pm) Tuesday to Thursday (Closed on Mondays) Dinner: 7pm to 11pm (Last order: 10.30pm) Friday Dinner: 7pm to midnight (Last order 10.30pm) Saturday (Closed for lunch) 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 66220433 or email


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Monday to Thursday Lunch: Noon to 3pm (Last order 2.30pm) Dinner: 7pm to 11pm (Last order 10.30pm) Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays *Lunch Closed Friday & Saturday Dinner: 7pm to midnight (Last order 11pm) Public Holidays Dinner: 7pm to 11pm (Last order 10.30pm) *Bar closed from 3pm to 7pm Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.


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Daily 9am to 11pm (Last drink order: 10pm) Daily 7.30am to 10pm Daily 7am to 10.30pm


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


EVEnTS DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Tina Supri (Events Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0437 Email:

Monday to Thursday Noon to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday Noon 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.


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

LAWn BOWLS GREEn Daily 7am to 11pm


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


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


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

BAnQuET DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Mukhantan Perumal (Catering Sales Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0434 Email:

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

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

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Sunday to Thursday Noon to 1am (Last order: 12.45am) Friday & Saturday Noon to 2am (Last order: 1.45am) Walk-in only. No reservation allowed.


Daily Breakfast: 7.30am to 10.30am Lunch: Noon 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)

EXECuTIVE OFFICE Contact person: Julie Goh (Executive Secretary) Tel: 65 6622 0402 Email: FInAnCE DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Wendy Lim (Accounts Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0418 Emails: FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Ria Wendari (Admin Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0432 Email: FROnT OFFICE / RECEPTIOn Contact person: Nantha Kumar (Senior Member Services Executive) Tel: 65 6622 0555 Email: (General Enquiries), reservations@tanglin-club. (Room Reservations) LIBRARY Contact person: Agnes Louis (Library Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0494 Email: MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Laura Monteiro (Membership Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0490 Email: SECuRITY DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Lincoln Lowe (Security Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0556 Email: SPORTS & RECREATIOn DEPARTMEnT Contact person: Dean Chee (S&R Manager) Tel: 65 6622 0570 Email:


At the ready are the rows of bow, as soon as the fishermen finish their chow it’s time to say ciao to the seas, to the seas that howl with prow (fish) that know not how to swim away ... NOT now, NOT now we won’t be your cash cow even in hunger right now we vow to plow and prowl for our own chow Your boats may have charging prows we fish do not and will not kowtow

A Memory of Mersing by Teo Beng E

A piece of the Club’s rich history has returned home.

Many thanks goes to Mr Edgar Winter and Mrs Diane Winter, who donated to the Club trophies won by their relative, Mr Charles Winter in the 1920s and 1930s. A piece of the Club’s rich history has returned home. Mr and Mrs Edgar Winters

Dyne Cup 1934


Snooker Tournament 1920

Snookers 1924

The Withers Cup 1924

events & entertainment

Saturday, 10 May, 11am to 2.30pm at the Teens Lounge Let’s create a basket of flowers and a card for Mummy! Simple floral arrangement made easy for five to ten year olds to present to dear Mum this Mother’s Day. Price: $18 (Member) & $20 (Guest) FOR ENQUIRIES Please contact Events Department at 6622 0437. FOR RESERVATIONS Email


events & entertainment

S A T U R D A Y , 3 M A Y , 7 FOR . 3EnQuIRIES 0 P Please M contact T ORia Wendari 1 . at3662200432. A M FOR RESERVATIOnS Email AT T H E C L U B H O U S E 16

events & entertainment

MONDAY & TUESDAY, 23 & 24 JUNE FROM 9AM TO 6PM AT THE FAMILY BLOCK & UNITED SQUARE Kids, why not spend your school break with friends here at The Tanglin Club? We have lined up two days of fun filled activities for you. From treasure hunts to teddy bear making workshop to visits to the Fire Station Heritage Tour and a picnic at Botanical Gardens. For more enquiries, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly Events Associate in the Family Block, email or call 6622 0461. Price: $160 (Member) & $170 (Guest). For kids age 5 to 10 years old

Adults OIL PAINTING class WITH CLAYTON HUDNALL Children’s Art Class with Mr Yap Sin Guan

Every Thursday, 3pm to 5pm at the Wheelhouse Function Room

Fridays from 3pm to 4pm, Saturdays from 9am to 10am & 1pm to 2pm, Sundays from 9.30am to 10.30am At the Wheelhouse Function Room

Explore your creative side and learn the techniques to make beautiful pictures with oil paint. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being an artist, now is your chance! Price: $250 per month (minimum 4 lessons).

Price: $75 per month.

Please register via registration form available at the Front Desk or drop an email to

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


events & entertainment

All You Need To Know About‌ PANAMA HATS Saturday, 31 May, 4pm to 5pm at the Draycott Room Do you know that the now popular Panama Hat was produced in Ecuador and has been around since the early 17th century? Let Bill Cain from House of Cain share with you some insights about this particular hat. There will be some nice unique designs on retail where you can grab yours for the upcoming summer holidays. Complimentary. Registration required.


choir |

events & entertainment

The First Step

When we read, we start with A, B, C and when we sing, we start with Do, Re, Me and when we put the two together we get a bar for a song. This however, is incomplete until we add in more bars together with the pitch, the rhythm, and the dynamics. When we do this, we have a song to sing. In singing, we can sing just the rhythm, or we can break into parts where we can have people singing in the parts in which their voices are most suitable. For the males, they can sing either the tenor or the base portion, whilst the females can sing either the soprano or the alto portion. This is normally what we find in a choir where the Members will be assigned to the area where they are most suited. The assigning of the part to sing is often assigned by the choir master after he has had a chance to hear the voice of each Member. We normally do not know the extent of our ability until we give it a try. Singing is for everyone, and it does not matter how young or how old you are. What is needed is a willingness to learn. It is not often that we have a professional to teach and train us for free. At The Tanglin Club, we have this activity for Members, so why not step forward from your comfort zone and come and join us? It is full of fun and you will not regret it. We meet every Wednesday evenings for two hours and the programme starts at 7.30 pm at the Theatrette. Please contact Ms. Tina Supri, Events Manager at 66220437 or her colleague Ms. Praveena Chandran, Events Executive at 66220438 for more details. We look forward to seeing you. David Goh Co-Section Head The Tanglin Club Choir


food & Beverage

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, 11 May, 11.30am to 2.30pm At the Churchill Room

White Asparagus Promotion 1 to 31 May, Available for lunch and dinner at the Tavern and the Churchill Room This Mother’s Day, whether you are a mother, grandmother, aunt or simply an important figure to someone - The Tanglin Club honours you. Price: $55 (Member), $65 (Guest) & $28 (Child). Price includes a flower for all mothers.

This is the highlight of the foodie calendar. The white asparagus, or white gold as it is sometimes called, is back in season for a limited period only, to titillate the palate of hungry gastronomes. Don’t miss the chance to try this exciting menu during the month of May!

Five-Course Whisky Pairing Dinner Friday, 30 May, 7pm at the Churchill Room

Christoph B. Nyfeler - Independent Whisky expert, cigar connoisseur, founder and owner of Whisky World Pte Ltd, Singapore, owner of art cigar Ltd, Switzerland, will host this five-course dinner. At the early age of 15 years, Christoph discovered his passion for Single Malts and Cigars, and a journey began. Beside his studies in finance, he got his chance to learn and sharpen his aficionado skills during the time working for art cigar Ltd in Switzerland. 12 years in the Swiss and Singapore Banking industry and many travels to Scotland, Cuba and Dominican Republic later, the moment came to leave the finance sector and turn the passion into his profession. For this five course dinner, we will be pairing the dinner with whisky from the following Distilleries. • Glenfarclas • Glengoyne • Edradour • Spey • Talisker Price: $98 per person

The Churchill Room will be closed on Public Holidays on 1 & 13 May and closed for dinner on 10, 14, 17, 25 & 31 May. FOR EnQuIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 6622 0432 or email


food & Beverage

Champagne Brunch Sunday, 25 May 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room

Van Volxem Rieslings Wines With Roman Niewodniczanski

Friday, 2 May, 7pm at Raffles Room Price: $20 (Wine Circle Member), $35 (non-Wine Circle Member) & $45 (Guest).

Range La Chapelle de Saint Dominique Wines With Andrew Manktelow

Friday, 16 May, 7pm at the Raffles Room Price: $25 (Wine Circle Member), $40 (non-Wine Circle Member) & $55 (Guest) .

Cordero di Montezemolo Wines With Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo

Free-flow champagne, beer and wine.

Saturday, 31 May, 7pm at the Raffles Room Price: $45 (Wine Circle Member), $60 (non-Wine Circle Member) & $70 (Guest).

Price: $85 (Adult with champagne), $45 (Adult without champagne) & $22.50 (Child below 12 years old). Last date for cancellation: 19 May

Johnnie Walker Black Label One-Glass-for-One Promotion Available till 30 June 2014 at all bars Buy a glass of Black Label at any bar and get another glass for free. Price: $5.90 per glass.

Cake Of The Month

Earl Grey Opera

Available for the month of May Price: $45 (whole cake) & $6 (slice) FOR EnQuIRIES Please contact the F&B Department at 6622 0432 or email


calendar of eVents monday



Cake Of The Month

thursday 1 laBour day

Earl Grey Opera

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

Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at the Wheelhouse Function Room

BLACK LABEL PROMOTIOn BY GLASS Available till 30 June at all bars



THE EXECuTIVE GOuRMET SET LunCH Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room


Churchill Room closed for holiday


Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Section Handicap 6.45pm at the Squash Courts

Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Section night 6pm at the Squash Courts

Lawn Bowls Inter-Club Pairs at the Lawn Bowls Green

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Bowling Social Session 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Raffles Town Club

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

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

Introduction Evening 6pm at the Raffles Room

Choir Practice 7.30pm at the Theatreatte

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

13 VesaK day Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

14 Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Section night 6pm at the Squash Courts

Choir Practice 7.30pm at the Theatreatte

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the Tennis Courts

Lawn Bowls Inter-Club Pairs at the Lawn Bowls Green

Billiards Section night at 7pm Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at the Wheelhouse Function Room

Bridge Section Trip to Phuket 12 May to 15 May



Churchill Room closed for holiday

Churchill Room closed for dinner




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

Squash Section Handicap 6.45pm at the Squash Courts

Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Section night 6pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Bridge Bingo night 6pm to 11pm at the Raffles Room

Choir Practice 7.30pm at the Theatreatte

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the Tennis Courts Oil Painting Class for Adults from 3pm to 5pm at the Wheelhouse Function Room

26 Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

27 Squash Section Handicap 6.45pm at the Squash Courts



Lawn Bowls Handicap 6pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Section night 6pm at the Squash Courts

Monthly Balut night at 6.30pm

Tennis Socials 8pm to 10pm at the Tennis Courts

Choir Practice 7.30pm at the Theatreatte Golf Colonial Cup at Sembawang Community Centre

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

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moVie of the WeeK

* Children’s matinee at 2.30pm


Darts Team Training 5pm at Tangles

Club Party – Carnivale di Rio 7.30pm to 1am at The Clubhouse

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Royal Bangkok Sports Club Doubles 2 May to 5 May

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Thor: The Dark World – 2 & 4 May

Beauty & The Beast* – 4 May




Darts Team Training 5pm at Tangles

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts

Swimming – neptune League at the British Club

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Club Championships 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

A Bouquet for Mum 11am to 12.30pm at the Teens Lounge

Mother’s Day Brunch 11.30am at the Churchill Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner



Dumbo* – 10 & 11 May


Darts Team Training 5pm at Tangles

Tennis Club Weekend 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Tennis Club Weekend 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Kijono Cup 16 May to 18 May

Ballroom Dancing - Rock & Roll 7pm at the Churchill Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner




Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Lawn Bowls Match Practice 3.45pm at the Lawn Bowls Green

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts

Swimming – Merlion League at the Mardsen Swim SQ

The Conjuring – 23 to 25 May

Champagne Brunch from 11am to 2.30pm at the Churchill Room

Churchill Room closed for dinner


12 Years A Slave – 16 to 18 May

Antz* – 17 & 18 May

Darts Team Training 5pm at Tangles

Junior Tennis Tournament 23 May to 25 May, 10am to 4pm at the Tennis Courts

Then She Found Me – 9 to 11 May

Pinocchio* – 24 & 25 May


Darts Team Training 5pm at Tangles

Darts Team Training 3pm at Tangles

Squash Club night 5.15pm at the Squash Courts

Squash Socials 3pm at the Squash Courts

Squash AGM 6.30pm at the Raffles Room

Tennis AGM 2pm at the Tangles

5-Course Whiskey Pairing 7pm at the Churchill Room

Squash Friendly with Ladies’ Recreation Club, Hongkong Churchill Room closed for dinner

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 30 May & 1 June

CHILDREn’S ART CLASS with Mr Yap Sin Guan Fridays from 3pm to 4pm, Saturdays from 9am to 10am & 1pm to 2pm, Sundays from 9.30am to 10.30am At Wheelhouse Function Room

Tangled* – 31 May & 1 June

The Stage Club Presents

28 - 31 May 2014 DBS Arts Centre - Home of the SRT $37 (Wed); $42 (Thu - Sat); $22 (Students) Sistic 6348 5555

sports & recreation | Balut

March was a case of ‘Braggs Bags Bragging Rights’ as Belinda Braggs hit the high notes with both the highest total and game scores of 662 and 140 points respectively. The Balut Section has a standing rule that one winner cannot claim both prizes, and it went down to a “Sapinah’s Flop” to decide who would get the prize for the highest game score. The two V’s - Vernon and Vikram - squared off and Vernon walked away with that prize. It was otherwise a quiet night where diners at the Wheelhouse were treated to what sounded like a jam session for All Caribbean Steel Band. Yup, business as usual! Vikram Raman Balut Section Member

upcoming events Wednesday, 21 May Inter-Club Competition at Singapore Recreation Club Wednesday, 28 May Monthly game Wednesday, 18 June Inter-Club Competition at The Tanglin Club Wednesday, 25 June Monthly game Saturday, 5 July Empire Cup vs British Club at The Tanglin Club Wednesday, 30 July Monthly game


Billiards | sports & recreation

Davin Liok, K K Chong and Arun Desai

Winner of highest break – Arun Desai

Most wins of the night – Davin Liok

section night 20 march

Billiards Section Fund Night witnessed a new Section Member, Davin Liok, who enrolled on the same evening and participated in the monthly competition. As luck always favours new comers, Davin took away the most number of wins and Arun Desai hit the highest break of 12 points (for his handicap category). Mr KK Chong, veteran player, gave away the prizes in the absence of Billiards Convenor, Mark Simpson. Congratulations to Davin and Arun.

John Wilks trophy 31 march Hugh W Scheffer (Runner Up), Arshad Bhojani (Champion) presented by K K Chong

The handicapped John Wilks Trophy Final was played on Monday, 31 March, between the two finalists, namely defending champion Arshad Bhojani (-40) and contender Hugh William Scheffer ( -14). Two frames were played which ended 73-51, and 76-47, both in favour of Arshad Bhojani but not without a hard fight from Hugh. Arshad came in as winner again for the second consecutive year, and Hugh the runner-up for the first time. Mr KK Chong, veteran player, gave away the prizes in the absence of the Billiards Convenor, Mark Simpson. Congratulations to both Arshad and Hugh. K K Chong Billiards Section Member


sports & recreation | Bridge

Bridge easter tea games

To Irving Berln’s Easter Parade lyrics, “In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade...”, the bridge ladies drifted elegantly into the Raffles Room all be-decked in their finery, sun dresses and decorative bonnets for the Easter Tea. What a spectacle! Easter chocolate eggs and spring flowers were tastefully displayed. There was fun and glamour and smiles were on everyone’s face as the mood was set for a lovely Easter Tea. Games started a little before 1pm as we had planned for a longer tea break for all to enjoy the scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sandwiches. It was rather difficult to judge the best hats of the afternoon but after much deliberation, the winners were: First – Grace Yeh, Second – Christel Fuldabaher Results of the games: First place – Grace Yeh and Rohini Arya Second place – Esther Ling and Catherine Ang Third place – Lata Iyer and Rupa Nararajan Thank you all who attended and to the sub-committee and the Food & Beverage staff for a delightful afternoon. Best Hats Winners - Grace Yeah and Christel Fuldabaher


Lily Lim Bridge Committee Member

Darts | Sports & Recreation

monthly darts lunch meet-up All Darts Members are invited to a lunch meet-up once a month on a Saturday. We have almost 100 Darts Members and everyone pays a monthly subscription. Hence, we need to meet-up over an afternoon lunch once a month and develop the concept of being part of a warm social environment. The idea of the lunch meet-up is fundamentally simple. Once a month on a Saturday, having lunch together would provide loads of fun. Such gatherings can also be tools for strengthening friendships. They can be good icebreakers for the beginning of a meeting, or a way to build stronger ties with Members you already know. It can be a forum to meet, chat, enjoy a light lunch, wit and banter. It’s free for all Members. For more details of the lunch meet-up, please call Cielito, the Sports and Recreation Executive, at 66220574 or email her at Sepalika Kumarasinghe Darts Committee Member


Sports & Recreation | Golf

Danang Golf Trip

In early April, a group of golfers from The Tanglin Club visited Danang, Vietnam. There were three days of golf, two games at Danang Golf Club, and one at Montgomerie Links. The weather was good, the courses challenging but enjoyable, and the camaraderie added to making this a memorable trip. The group also found time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An and enjoy some local Vietnamese food. Various friendly competitions were held over the three days with fun novelties including lowest number of putts, most and least bunkers and Nearest the Pin. Winners of the various prizes were as follows. Day 1: Stableford

Day 3: Stableford

Winner (Ladies) – Kathie Tong Winner (Men) – Wolfgang Hollerman Least putts – Tricia Palmer

Winner (Ladies) – Jackie Williams Winner (Men) – Anthony Teo Nearest Pin – Cheah Sheau Lan

Day 2: Bogey competition

Overall Champions

Winner (Ladies) Winner (Men) Most bunkers Least bunkers

Ladies – Kathie Tong Men – Anthony Teo

– Tricia Palmer – Daniel Hayward – Anthony Teo – Janet Potschke and Cheah Sheau Lan

Mr David White Golf Committee Member


golf | sports & recreation

b u l C n i l g Tan ng Escapades Golfi


Look to Asia and beyond for 2014 Golfing adventure for exotic golf courses and spectacular wildlife in Vietnam and South Africa. This is a special program for those looking for unique experience. South Africa tour details are available below.

DESTINATION 2 October 2014 South Africa (Kruger, Fancourt & Cape Town) 12D11N


Please contact Uma at 6622 0571 or email


sports & recreation | fitness

Baduanjin Qigong Class 八段锦气功班

Dayan Qigong Class 大雁气功班

Taiji Kungfu Fan Class 太极功夫扇班

Ermei Taiji Umbrella Class 峨嵋穿云伞

taiJi & Qigong actiVity

More Members are aware of the health benefits of learning and practicing Taiji and Qigong exercises, on every Thursday morning at 10.30am to 11.30am and Saturday, at 9.45am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.45pm. The Taiji and Qigong classes are conducted by Master James Wong Liang Chang. Those who are interested, please look out for the details in these exercises in next month’s issue of the magazine. Taiji & Qigong On-going Class Schedules at MPH: Every Thursday 10.30am to 11.30am – Baduanjin Qigong Exercise

Every Saturday 9.45am to 11am – Dayan Qigong Exercise 11.30am to 12.45pm – Taiji Kungfu Fan

28–day roWing challenge from 1 to 28 feBruary The 2014 Rowing challenge was once again held for the full 28 days in February. It saw participants from various age and fitness levels. Our most senior participant was 82 years old. We spoke to some of the participants and many found out that their stamina improved two weeks into the challenge, and significant body changes were noticed at the end of the month. Our male challenge winner, Mr Peter Lim, accomplished more than 96 kilometers with a cap of 15 minutes per day for 28 days and Margaret, our female challenge winner, bagged the win with 30.97km. A big round of applause for the duo! FOR A FREE COnSuLTATIOn Please email or or call the Gym at 66220575.


FOR EnQuIRIES Please contact Aziz at 66220575. FOR REGISTRATIOn Email


sports & recreation | dancing


squash | sports & recreation

Birthday Bash

saturday, 30 march The Beer Garden was overflowing for the first birthday bash of the year when 25 birthday boys and girls celebrated their birthdays and generously entertained their fellow Section Members by contributing to the cost of food and drinks for the occasion. It was a most enjoyable afternoon that extended well into the evening.

children’s coaching programme

Children of all ages and levels are invited to join the weekly Children’s Squash Coaching Programme with Coach Vivian (Singapore’s Current Men’s National Champion) and Coach Marcus. The programme activities include fitness, stroke technique, mini games and teaching of game rules. The programme also provides an opportunity for the children to play against other clubs through the arrangement of friendly matches, and to make new friends through the sport. The other great thing about squash is that it is never cancelled due to bad weather. Come along and join in every Saturday from 1.30pm to 3pm. For more information, please contact Alan Tan from the Sports & Recreation Department.


adult coaching

Zainal Abidin (ex-Singapore National Champion) provides individual squash coaching to Club Members and their children. Coaching can be suited to each individual, whether it is for beginners or experienced players who want to improve their game and fitness. For further information, contact Alan Tan from the Sports & Recreation Department.

upcoming events

ongoing events

Royal Bangkok Sports Club 24th International Squash Doubles Competition “Chiengmai Cup” – 2 to 4 May 2014

Squash Section Handicap – Every Tuesday, 6.45pm

Kijono Cup Open Squash Championships 2014 – 16 to 18 May 2014 Members / Guests Doubles Squash Tournament – 24 May 2014 Annual Squash Section Meeting – 30 May 2014

Squash Section Night – Every Thursday, 6pm Squash Saturday Social – Every Saturday, 3pm Squash Junior Coaching – Every Saturday, 1.30pm

Friendly with Ladies Recreation Club, Hong Kong – 31 May & 1 June


sports & recreation | scuba

live-aboard luxury

barracudas, one lone black tip shark, an enormous trigger fish, large tame trevallies, clouds of colourful damsels and fusiliers.

It was to be a weekend to test long-unused dive equipment at Pulau Tioman. But instead of piling into the usual converted fishing boat at Mersing in the dead of night, nine of us Scuba Section Members and friends luxuriated on MV The Ark, which slipped into the sea lanes from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, as dinner was served on board.

After a hearty breakfast, came the second dive at the Sipadan wreck, which was sunk three years ago by the marine park authorities to attract sea life and create another dive site. We were warned it was super new and there would not be much on it. The warning was valid. Shin Kwek reported, “Saw a gaggle of tiny zebra fish at the buoy line and a couple of finger-long baby pufferfish. Bah! Should have saved myself for the night dive.”

28 to 30 march

Jaws dropped as we were shown to our cabins – air-conditioned double-bed rooms with en suite showers and toilets. There was even a hair-dryer, for goodness sakes! Operated by Friendly Waters, The Ark had a crew of 11 people, taking care of 20 divers. And we were quite pampered, with hot face towels after each dive, prompt and friendly service during meals, and space to spread out comfortably. Five dives were planned for the next day, including a night dive, and one dive on the last day before the long journey home. After a calm overnight cruise, we moored at Ringgis for a checkout dive, and Ringgis did not disappoint. Many of us saw a school of baby


All cheered up after lunch when we went to Tiger Reef – always an exciting site. We hauled ourselves down the buoy line against a fairly strong current and were rewarded by baby barracudas, moray eels spiraling completely out in the open, a huge school of yellow snappers, several spotted rays, and large jacks. By now several of us were tired and opted out of the next dive at Chebeh, another favourite site. As quoted by Shin, “There was a small hawksbill turtle within a minute of us setting off on our dive. It was already early evening so the swim-throughs were not as spectacular.” Only four non-Club divers braved the dark off Ringgis for the night dive. For the first time, none from our group went for it — not even Shin, our night dive fanatic. She explained, “ I made the mistake of

Dive Deck on MV The Ark

scuba | sports & recreation

Ben and Shin Kwek

Sunrise on Tokong Bahara

Lulin Reutens and Sharon Tay

Ben Kwek

taking a shower after the fourth dive of the day and snuggling down in my double bunk to read a book. Next thing I knew, the night divers were off. No one from our group went. I would have, if only some one had asked for a buddy. Double Bah! One of those who went was Oscar the Dutch Headhunter who saw a five-foot turtle!” The barbecue dinner was extra scrumptious because we were famished by then, and tucked into grilled corn-on-the-cob, chicken and prawn satay, lamb chops and chicken wings. After dinner we filled up the water tanks at Paya Beach, where some went on land for a stroll. We then sailed to Tokong Bahara, a clump of rocks next to a lighthouse, just south-west of Pulau Tioman, where we spent a quiet night. The sun was barely up when we went in for the last dive of the trip. It was a lovely morning, and inspired Jimmy Ang to wax lyrical, “The early morning sun cast a golden glow above the horizon and over the azure sea, giving us a picture-perfect shot of the Bahara lighthouse, its two rock pinnacles and with Tioman’s twin peaks at the sleepy fishing village of Mukut in the background.” “We all had high hopes of what we would see as all our previous dives here had been great – from pretty hard and soft corals and large

Dining Room on MV The Ark

Gorgonian sea fans to the small anemones and clown fishes; from trevallies, snappers, jacks, tunas, turtles and trigger fishes to larger pelagic like black-tip sharks and even whale sharks. In the end, we took on the strong currents and enjoyed 45 minutes down to pretty underwater gardens at 21 meters. We did see the schools of barracuda, jacks and trevally and one shark-shaped fish in mid water. It was either a shark or a large Cobia.” The highlight of the long journey home was the celebration of Ben Kwek’s 67th birthday. After lunch, Shin produced a beautiful black forest cake from the Club’s pastry kitchen and everyone, including the crew, shared in it. As we disembarked at the ferry terminal, we realized that after The Ark, it would be tough to go back to that tub of a boat at Mersing. The Tanglin Club divers and friends: Chu Hui Wen Jimmy Ang Leong Thian Teh Shin and Ben Kwek Lulin and Len Reutens Chin Sing Ping Sharon Tay


Sports & Recreation | Tennis

Tanglin Falls Just Short at Quads

The Tanglin Club just fell short of claiming this year’s Quadrangular against a strong Keppel, a resilient American and the plucky Dutch from Hollandse in mid-March, losing by a solitary point to the wonderful hosts from Keppel. Still, Tanglin secured the trophies for the women’s doubles (Anne and Victoria Tan) and the mixed (Maddie Noda and Dave Ng). Our women’s over-45s also won all three matches, but only one trophy was awarded for the women, and it came down to games won. Both Tanglin and Keppel came through their matches against American and Hollandse handily. And we knew that the decider would come against Keppel. With attention divided over the ongoing STA inter-club singles league, we still managed to field a good squad that ran out 6-1 winners against the Dutch and American Clubs.


Keppel’s line-up featured: a player with the most Davis Cup wins ever for Singapore (who even features on a Singapore banknote), a former Malaysian national team stalwart, top Singapore juniors, among others. Despite all their pedigree, Keppel only eked out a 4-3 result in the very last tie. With that, our title hopes were snuffed out – till next year. There are too many people to thank, but special thanks to Lillian Lum putting the team together and making sure Tanglin’s needs were well taken care of. Special thanks to all who made themselves available for both days and for all three ties and to Keppel for a well-organised event. Yeoh En lai Tennis Convenor

ten-pin Bowling | sports & recreation

section members practice session

2nd and 3rd Mondays of the Month at the American Club 6pm to 8pm

social session for all members 1st Wednesday of the Month at Raffles Town Club 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Snacks and beverages will be provided on both occasions. For any enquiries and registration for social session, please email Hamza at or call 6622 0560.








National University of Singapore Society



Singapore Swimming Club



The American Club



The Tanglin Club



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

library | Books

Book Of The Month

Be careful What you Wish for by Jeffrey archer

Sebastian is dead, is the opening line of Be Careful What You Wish For, but just like all of Jeffrey Archer’s tales, it’s the first of many twists, because Harry Clifton, Sebastian’s father, rushes to the hospital only to discover... When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to take his place, but Don Pedro Martinez plans to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, so he can destroy the Barrington family firm once and for all. The talented Jessica Clifton, Harry and Emma’s adopted daughter, wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art and falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted and preparations for the nuptials are well under way, when Charlotte Bingham, Jessica’s future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. But then, without warning, a man no one had ever heard of takes his place on the board of Barringtons and causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated. Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshire banker, quickly decides who he should support, Emma Clifton or Don Pedro Martinez, and the story takes yet another twist. In one last throw of the dice, Martinez sets up an audacious coup when the MV Buckingham sets sail on its maiden voyage to New York. If you were on the edge of your seat at the end of Best Kept Secret, then prepare for sleepless nights once you’ve turned the last page of Be Careful What You Wish For, when you will wonder how Harry, Emma and Giles can possibly survive. Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller’s talent like never before--as the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in an epic tale of love, loss, ambition and betrayal.

General Fiction

By Its Cover

Isabel Allende

Valhalla Prophecy


Be Careful What You Wish For Jeffrey Archer Cavendon Hall Barbara Taylor Bradford The Wolf in Winter John Connolly Ten Short Stories Roald Dahl Just What Kind of Mother are You? Paula Daly The Perfect Match Katie Fforde The Hanging Soren Hammer Dead Ever After Charlaine Harris Officer and a Spy Robert Harris Poppet Mo Hayder Gifted and Talented Wendy Holden Emperors Once More Duncan Jepson The Plantation Chris Kuzneski

Donna Leon Andy McDermott The Strangler’s Honeymoon Hakan Nesser Panic Lauren Oliver Spare Brides Adele Parks nypd Red James Patterson nypd Red 2 James Patterson unlucky 13 James Patterson Deep Blue Sea Tasmina Perry Shadow Spell Nora Roberts Chris Ryan Extreme: Most Wanted Chris Ryan The English Girl

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton Jonathan Allen Singapore Siu Dai: The SG Conversation in a Cup Felix Cheong The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Christopher Clark JFK’s Last Hundred Days Thurston Clark A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money, and an Epic Power Struggle in China Pin Ho The Book of My Lives Aleksandar Hemon Mary Poppins, She Wrote Valerie Lawson The Cooked Seed Anchee Min Martha Stewart’s Cakes Our First-Ever Book of Layer Cakes, Bundts, Loaves, Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, and More Martha Stewart

Daniel Silva Mary Coin Marisa Silver Power Play Danielle Steel Something More Than night Ian Tregillis



Science Fiction Tuf Voyaging

George R.R. Martin

dVds | library

DVD Of The Month

the hunger games: catching fire (2013) Starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson Directed by Francis Lawrence

Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns at Katniss Everdeen in this thrilling second adventure from The Hunger Games saga. Against all odds, Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta have returned home after surviving the Hunger Games. Winning means they must leave loved ones behind and embark on a Victory Tour through the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses a rebellion simmering – one that she and Peeta may have sparked. At the end of the tour, President Snow announces a deadly 75th Hunger Games that could change Panem forever.

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

Bad Country - 2014 (M18) Commitment - 2013 (NC16) Chennai Express - 2013 (NC16) Ender’s Game - 2013 (PG) Firestorm - 2013 (NC16) Homefront - 2013 (M18) Iris: New Generation - 2013 (NC16) The Colony - 2013 (M18) The Constable - 2013 (PG13) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 2013 (PG13) Tom Yum Goong 2 - 2013 (NC16) Vehicle 19 - 2013 (PG13) Bad Ass - 2012 (M18) Starship Troopers: Invasion - 2012 (NC16) Singham - 2011 (PG) Don - 2006 (PG) Azumi 2: Death or Love - 2005 (M18) Rollerball - 2002 (M18) The 6th Day - 2000 (NC16) Gorgeous - 1999 (PG) Enemy of the State - 1998 (NC16)


• 12 Years a Slave - 2013 (M18) • Diana - 2013 (PG13) • Downton Abbey: The London Season 2013 (PG) • The Counselor - 2013 (M18) • The Fifth Estate - 2013 (PG13) • Frozen - 2013 (PG) • Night Train to Lisbon - 2013 (NC16) • Special 26 - 2013 (PG13)

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Footnote - 2011 (PG) Phas Gaye Re Obama - 2010 (PG) The Company Men - 2010 (NC16) Last Train Home - 2009 (PG) Summer Hours - 2008 (PG) 20 30 40 - 2004 (NC16) Anaconda - 1997 (PG) The Wings of the Dove - 1997 (M18) Love Letter - 1995 (PG) Cronos - 1993 (NC16) Red Sorghum - 1987 (PG) Solaris - 1972 (PG) The World of Apu - 1959 (PG) Touch of Evil - 1958 (PG) Aparajito - 1956 (PG) Pather Panchali - 1955 (PG) Waterloo Bridge - 1940 (PG)

Comedy • • • •

Stanley Ka Dabba - 2011 (PG) Tere Bin Laden - 2010 (PG) The Way - 2010 (NC16) The Candidate - 1972 (PG)

Children • • • • •

Barbie: The Pearl Princess - 2014 (PG) Ender’s Game - 2013 (PG) Freebirds - 2013 (PG) Frozen - 2013 (PG) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 2013 (PG13) • Phineas and Ferb: Marvel Mission - 2013 (PG) • Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess - 2013 (PG)

• Dr. Seuss: Big Cats and 5 Other Science Adventures - 2012 (PG) • Dr. Seuss: Stripy Safari and 5 Other Science Adventures - 2012 (PG) • Tom and Jerry: Cute & Cuddly - 2012 (PG) • Dr. Seuss: Ice is Nice and 5 Other Science Adventures - 2011 (PG) • Dr. Seuss: Puddle Puzzle and 5 Other Science Adventures - 2011 (PG) • Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection - 2009 (PG) • Princess Stories: Volume 1 - 2004 (PG) • Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring - 2002 (PG) • The Land Before Time - 1988 (PG)


• Blackfish - 2013 (PG13) • The Armstrong Lie - 2013 (NC16)

TV Series • • • •

Sherlock: Series 3 - 2014 (PG13) Goddess of Fire - 2013 (PG) Glee: Season 4 - 2012 (M18) How I Met Your Mother: Season 8 - 2012 (PG13)

Blu Ray

• Ender’s Game - 2013 (PG) • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 2013 (PG13) • Chariots of Fire - 1981 (PG)




Thor: The Dark World 2 & 4 May

Action • PG • 112min Director: Alan Taylor Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.

And Then She Found Me 9 to 11 may

Romance • R • 100min Director: Helen Hunt Starring Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler

A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother materializes and turns her life upside down.

12 Years A Slave

The Conjuring

16 to 18 may

23 to 25 may

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 30 may to 1 june

Biography • R • 134min Director: Steve McQueen Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender

Horror • R • 112min Director: James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

Adventure • PG • 169min Director: Peter Jackson Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

children’s matinee

Beauty & The Beast 4 may

Animation • G • 84min Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Starring Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White


10 & 11 may Animation • G • 64min Director: Samuel Armstrong Starring Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett

Ridiculed because of his Belle, whose father is enormous ears, a young circus imprisoned by the Beast, elephant is assisted by a mouse offers herself instead and to achieve his full potential. discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.


17 & 18 may Animation • PG • 83min Director: Eric Darnell Starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman


24 & 25 may Animation • G • 88min Director: Norman Ferguson Starring Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc

A living puppet, with the help A rather neurotic ant tries to of a cricket as his conscience, break from his totalitarian must prove himself worthy to society while trying to win become a real boy. the affection of the princess he loves.


31 may & 1 june Animation • PG • 100min Director: Nathan Greno Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

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