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Mission To be the leading international club in Singapore, exceeding the expectations of our Members and their families.


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BRITISH CONTACTS British Association of Singapore Website:

Tel: 6339 8229

British High Commission Tel: 6424 4200 Website: British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: Website:

Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: Website: Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: Website: Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Maggie Anderson Tel: 9666 2586 Website: St. David’s Society of Singapore Alistair Cook Email: Website: St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Emma Gordon Email: Royal Society of St. George’s Paul Adamberry Email: Website:

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President’s Message


GM’s Message


Club News


Fry Group Feature


Best of British Special

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Member in the Spotlight


Special Feature


Food & Beverage

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Calendar of Events

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Activities & Events

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Sports & Fitness

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight


Club Directory & Operating Hours




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Dear Members, Christmas seems so recent yet we are already into the second quarter of the year. I hope the year is going well for all and the New Year’s resolutions have been fulfilled or are at least intact. March was a busy month at the Club with, amongst other events, our Management and Main Committee Vision Day, a British Club Open House, the annual Masters’ Tennis Tour nament, a wine dinner showcasing wines from Argentina and the launch of the 2016 Best of British celebration.


Damian Hills President

Steve Settle Vice President Chairman of Sports Committee

Adrian Waterton Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Stephen Fulton Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

Frank Wong

The Open House was held on Sunday, 6th March with quite a number of potential members taking guided tours of the Club and gaining first-hand knowledge of our terrific facilities. I am very pleased to note that many of our existing members have introduced their friends to the Club. You are the best ambassadors for your club and there is no better reason to use the club than to relax with your friends. A reminder for all; as a token of appreciation for your support, members benefit from points credited to their account for every successful new member introduction.

Shaun Matheson

To continue the theme, I’d like to issue a warm welcome to recent new members and I encourage you to approach our Member Relations team for any information about the Club or what is on offer.

Stephen Walker

This month our Members Connect Night will take place on Thursday, 7th April. New and long standing Members are very welcome to join us for canapes and refreshments and to meet other members in the relaxed and beautiful surroundings of the Treetops Terrace. Straight after that, why don’t you pop down to catch our very own British Club band at the Windsor Arms and cap off a relaxing evening. On the subject of The Windsor Arms, following consistent feedback from members, we have slightly relaxed the dress code to include Bermuda shorts and open-toe sandals or flip flops although gym, running-style or dirty sportswear remain unacceptable. I would ask all members, out of respect for each other, to observe the various dress codes where they apply. Our Monday Dining Madness, previously applicable in the Windsor, has been extended to provide 50% off food purchases at all our Food and Beverage outlets each Monday. This is a great opportunity so come along with your family to dine and enjoy this limited offer. If you are down at the gym or playing tennis, why don’t you stop at Scores for a bite to eat? Thank you for your continued support and have a great month ahead. DAMIAN R. HILLS President

Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

Chairman of F&B Task Force and Special Projects Committee

Tony Quek Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee Chairman of Disciplinary Committee

Chairman of Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Eric Rogers Chairman of Infocomm Committee

CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS Development and Health & Safety Committee Shaun Matheson, Chris Walden, Malcolm Skipp, Darshan Mehta Marketing and Communications Committee Kate Jeffrey, Caroline Underhill, Sarah McNee, Anton Colton Finance Committee Member Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson, Ashley Nicholas, Roger Harrold Member Services Committee Maggie Ashman, Patricia Forrester, Michelle Kuek, David Wong, Fiona Corbett, Tiffany Wallwork Human Resource Committee Damian Hills, Steve Settle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matheson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Nigel Cain, Jordan Windebank, Marcus Keyworth, Stephen Walker, Ashley Nicholas Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong Sports Committee All Sports Convenors



Dear Members, Hope you had a great month of March, giving yourself the opportunity to indulge in some of the many activities organised at the Club. I am pleased to inform you that we have launched the Best of British 2016 on 22 March to a ballroom full of sponsors and partners. The Best of British celebration is now just weeks away in early June, from 3 – 11 June. Please mark your calendars and join us for yet another line up of exciting events for everyone. The Grand Finale - The Downton Abbey Ball will be held on 11 June at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore this year. Please do book early to catch the early bird special offer! Into its 4th year, the Best of British is definitely bigger and better than ever before. We have new sponsors like Leisure Farm, Piper Heidsieck and Dejewel Galleria and even a new media partner like BBC now on board with us. I would also like to welcome back Australian International School, Stamford American International School, Cognita, British Airways, Classic Moving, Courts, Dorchester Collection London, Insider TV, Resorts World Sentosa, Robinsons, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore Turf Club, Starhub, The Body Shop and The Fry Group. For the celebrities this year, we have 3AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence and Scotland’s top award-winning chef Mark Greenaway, highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste Emma Dears, back by popular demand Mick Miller, international comedians Scott Mitchell and Will Mars and of course, the face of Best of British Pete Price. You can check out more on chef Mark and Emma Dears on pages 12 - 15. So do join us and get your tickets now by logging on to www.britishclub. to book online. We are organising a Legoland Trip on Saturday, 23 April. The whole family can look forward to a fun-packed and exciting day trip across 76-acres of theme park with Lego features, kid’s entertainment, family restaurants and play areas. Children and families alike would not want to miss this opportunity. For booking or enquiries, please approach our Member Relations Team at the Reception desk. Meanwhile, have lots of fun at the Club this April! SEAN BOYLE General Manager



General Manager Sean Boyle 6410 1103

Head of Finance & Facilities Michelle Chua 6410 1119

Executive Chef Sunny Sia 6410 1170

Head of Activities & Events, Marketing, and Member Relations 6410 1120 Chrisse Olayres

Head of Sales Ronnie Ng 6410 1100

Catering Sales Manager Kurt Tan 6410 1146

Food & Beverage Manager Patrick Tan 6410 1141

Sports & Recreation Manager 6410 1150 Wan Lay Chi

Facilities Manager 6410 1160 S. Sundaram

Housekeeping Manager Melati Binti Zainal Abidin 6410 1162

Member Relations Manager Cassie Wong 6410 1113

Marketing Communications Manager Cynthia Setho 6410 1111

Human Resource Manager Alice Wong 6410 1130




WARM WELCOME... TO OUR NEW MEMBERS Amod Date Brian John & Caroline Jane Reid Charles William & Melanie Motion

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 7 April

Looking to meet other Members... This monthly networking event will introduce you to fellow Members of the Club – a perfect social setting to get together and meet new people.

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Christopher James Mitchell Guo Tao Colin Raymond & Drena Allcard Devanesan Charles Douglas James Mosley Daniela Monaco

(Canapes & drinks will be served.)

Douglas John & Celesie Campbell-Pitt

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From Left : Douglas John Campbell-Pitt & Celesie Campbell-Pitt

From Left : Douglas James Mosley & Daniela Monaco

From Left: Stephanie Hassell, Sally Morris, Gary Hassell & Emma Thomas

Form Left : Siddharth Roy & Damian Hills (President)

From Left : Sean Boyle (General Manager), Janice Cowling, Darren Colin Smith & Emma Thomas

From Left : Shaun Matheson (Main Committee) & Peter Triggs

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: 2015 TAX RETURNS FOR UK EXPATS By Martin Rimmer, Tax Manager – The Fry Group

Many expats haven’t noticed, but the deadline for 2014/15 tax returns whooshed past on 31st January 2016. Either too busy to take notice or they put the task to the side for later, expats are often confused about whether they should be preparing UK tax returns or not. There are benefits to acting now on your taxes – even after the deadline. Not just for good housekeeping, being proactive builds a track record of tax compliance. Brownie points with the taxman today can save you pain in the future. Even with a letter from HMRC stating that you don’t need to, make sure to read the caveats – e.g. you may need to file returns if circumstances change. Expats who didn’t need to file tax returns previously, should check whether that is still the case today. Here are some common pitfalls to watch out for when starting your tax returns as an expat: •

On-line returns: surprisingly the new on-line tax return system does not allow you to identify as a non-resident. Expats s hould make sure they are claiming non-residency.

Defining residency: The amount of time you can spend in the UK each year while maintaining non-resident status can vary from 15 days to 182 days per year, depending on circumstances.

Working in the UK: If you return to the UK for business the type of activity you are undertaking can affect residency – training may not be considered work, managing a cross-border team might qualify. Some companies notify HMRC as a matter of policy and it’s worth knowing whether that is the case with you.

• Tax on rental properties: Expats that rent out their UK property often aren’t aware that rental accounts need to be prepared on the ‘accruals’ basis, rather than just by adding up income and subtracting expenses incurring in the tax year itself. •

Incorrectly filled out pages: Residence Pages, Personal Allowance not adequately claimed and dividend income – which can often be tax free – remains taxed.

We often see expats who are worried because they’ve ignored their tax affairs, sometimes for years. Commonly the same mistakes are made on tax returns from year to year. Chronic mistakes in your filings can have expensive consequences, such as missed opportunities in tax planning or it can be a red flag to HMRC that your returns are not fully compliant. If this rings true to you, then the main thing is not to bury your head in the sand. These things can be dealt with and it is not as painful as you might imagine. It’s not too late to put your tax affairs right, but it will take some work, ideally with professional help. Whatever your past experience of UK tax returns, it is worth reviewing your tax status regularly and reviewing your tax returns with an advisor can be a good way to consider your tax planning in general. This can provide piece of mind when considering a return to the UK in the future.

The Fry Group has been providing British expatriates with tax-led financial advice since 1898. • Tel: +65 6225 0825 • The information in this article aims to provide information. However, this is not intended to form professional advice nor should it be relied upon as such and before taking any particular action, specific and personal advice should be obtained. The Fry Group (Singapore) Private Limited. Authorised to act as a financial adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). License number FA100057-1.




One lucky winner every week from April – May. Look out for your decals mailed together with your April Statement of Account!


The monthly Employee Gathering was held on Thursday, 18 February 2016 in the Elizabeth Suite 2 and 3. The President of the Main Committee, Mr Damian Hills, graced the special event. During this festive period, the employees celebrated Chinese New Year by tossing “Lo Hei” and the General Manager, Mr Sean Boyle, gave out mandarin oranges to all staff.


1st 90 for the 90th

A SALUTE TO HER MAJESTY The British Club is offering a never before membership promotion to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II – 90th birthday in conjunction with the Best of British celebrations. The Club welcomes all nationalities.

Transferable Individual Lifetime Membership with voting rights at only

$9,990+ (Published price $20,000+) Associate Transferable Lifetime Membership at only

$8,990+ (Published price $16,000+) The 1st 90 to sign up will receive: *$90 F&B voucher • $90 Retail voucher • $90 Spa voucher

For British passport holders

Ordinary Lifetime Membership with voting rights at only

$6,500+ (Published price $10,500+) The 1st 90 to sign up will receive: *$990 F&B voucher

Call 6410 1100 or email to reserve your Club tour now! Promotion ends 30 June 2016. *Terms and conditions apply.

Interest free instalment payments are available with a 6 and 12 month option plan.



3AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence, Scotland’s top award-winning chef


Back by popular demand! UK’s top stand-up comedian


Top British Media Personality Mr Liverpool

SCOTT MITCHELL Scotland’s very own witty and satirical comedian


Highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste


“Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever” - UK Daily Mail

3 – 11 JUNE 2016 Title Sponsors

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Book your tickets online at Stand to win a 3Day 2Night stay at the luxurious Viceroy Bali (worth $2,500) when you purchase tickets to the Grand Finale plus any other BOB event.* For event and sponsorship enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email * Draw will be conducted during the Grand Finale on 11 June 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Coming back even bigger and better, is the Club’s signature event of the year, the Best of British! We are delighted to have our favourite Master of Ceremonies, Mr Pete Price back this year, as well as a great line-up of UK personalities brought in specially for the celebrations!



With Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway 3AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence Friday, 3 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

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Saturday, 4 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite Grand Prize $1,000 F&B dining voucher and more exciting prizes up for grabs! And a special prize for the team in best fancy dress awaits!

$55.00+ Member • $65.00+ Guest Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner and 2 bottles of wine for each team of 8 persons



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Sunday, 5 June •12.00pm • Singapore Turf Club Special prize worth over $5,000 for the Best Hat awaits!

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest LADIES LUNCHEON

Fashion Show By Robinsons Cooking Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway

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Tuesday, 7 June • 11.30am • The Elizabeth Suite Win lucky draw prizes worth over $5,000

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest A wonderful goodie bag awaits each lady.


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Wednesday, 8 June • 7.30pm • The Windsor Arms

Optional Buffet available on the evening: $35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest


LIVE FROM THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE With highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste: Emma Dears Brought to you by

Thursday, 9 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$65.00+ Member • $75.00+ Guest COMEDY NIGHT

Featuring top billing comedian Mick Miller, compered by Pete Price Brought to you by and supported by comedians - Scott Mitchell & Will Mars Friday, 10 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

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Saturday, 11 June • 7.00pm • The Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore EARLY BIRD PRICE TILL MONDAY, 23 MAY:

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MARK GREENAWAY 3AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence Scotland’s top award-winning chef

…Greenaway’s creative cooking immediately places him in Edinburgh’s premier league - Square Meal

With a career beginning in Scotland in 1992, Mark Greenaway went on to gain valuable experience during a five year stint in Australia, working at some of the nation’s top restaurants. Returning to Scotland, he continued his profession at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, Kilcamb Lodge Hotel in Strontian and The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in the Scottish Borders. Away from the kitchen, Mark has taught at Braehead Cook School and the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, and cookery demonstrations at events including Foodies Festival, Taste of Edinburgh, Gardening Scotland, BBC Good Food Show, Ideal Home Show Scotland, The Scottish Chefs Conference, and Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland. Mark received nationwide acclaim following the opening of his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh in February 2011. Since then, the restaurant has moved to new premises on North Castle Street where the awards and plaudits have continued; Scottish Hotel Awards ‘Rising Star Chef of the Year 2011’, Scottish Style Awards ‘Scotland’s Most Stylish Restaurant 2011’, runner up for ‘Best Restaurant’ at Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015, and recommendations in Good Food Guide 2015, and Michelin Guide 2015. In 2012 it was the only restaurant in Scotland to be newly awarded three AA rosettes for outstanding cuisine which have been retained for the past three years, and is named 13th in Square Meal’s Top 100 UK restaurants 2015. Mark represented Scotland on Great British Menu in 2012 and 2013. He writes a weekly column for the Edinburgh Evening News and was a guest chef columnist for Scotland Now in September 2014. He writes a fortnightly column for the Food and Drink section too. Mark has a passion for Scottish ingredients, and uses only the very best local, seasonal produce, transforming them with modern techniques. Savour only the very best as Mark prepares the dinner of Best of British Opening Gala Dinner on Friday, 3 June and displays his culinary prowess at the Ladies Luncheon: Fashion Show and Cooking Demonstration on Tuesday, 7 June, 11.30am.

Greenaway prides himself on his desserts, and he’s right to because they’re invariably faultless - Scotland on Sunday

OPENING GALA DINNER With Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway Brought to you by

We are kicking off the Best of British celebrations with a superb 5 course dinner prepared by no less than celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway! Indulge your taste buds in an exquisite spread paired with fine wines from the Commonwealth, specially prepared for this evening, with our guest of honour British Deputy High Commissioner Alexandra McKenzie.

Friday, 3 June• 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite Dress code: Smart Attire

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest

Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show By Robinsons Cooking Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway Brought to you by

3 of our favourite things in one magnificent afternoon! Join us as we put out a British Designer fashion show in collaboration with Robinsons Singapore for some of the finest haute couture of the season. And then indulge your senses as 3 AA Rosette award winner, celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway prepares a 3 course lunch made especially for you, with our guest of honour, wife of H.E. British High Commissioner Mrs Anne Wightman. And did we mention free flow wines? But that’s not all, we have fantastic prizes from Dejewel Galleria, La Prairie, Covetella and Dyson worth over $6,500 up for grabs in the lucky draw!

Tuesday, 7 June• 11.30am • The Elizabeth Suite Dress code: Summer dress and best hat

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest A wonderful goodie bag awaits each lady.

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Highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste

Born in Liverpool, Emma began her acting career at the age of nine when she toured the UK in the title role of “Annie”. Emma was the youngest to have played the role professionally. At the age of sixteen, she was offered offered a part in the Tour of “Les Miserables” performing in Dublin and Edinburgh. Emma , then went on to enjoy a long spell in London’s West End playing “Ellen” in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, “Milk Maid” and Understudy to Ruthie Henshall as “Nancy” in Oliver at the London Palladium and taking on the role of “Rizzo” in Grease at the Cambridge Theatre. During recent years Emma has been performing in “Judy & Liza” a show that Emma has written and developed and has toured throughout the UK playing the Role of “Liza”, It is a musical biopic based on the lives of Mother and Daughter, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Emma’s most recent theatre work is as the role of Helen Forrester’s mother in the straight play version of Twopence to Cross the Mersey which toured the NorthWest in 2015. Emma has a performed her one woman Cabaret show all over the world and has also released an album “Where do you start?” She has also been a soloist on BBC Radio2’s Friday Night is Music Night. Concert Work includes the Les Miserables 10th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall, and the 25th Anniversary Gala of Miss Saigon. Spend an intimate evening with Emma at Best of British’s West End Dinner and Cabaret Show on Thursday 9 June 7.30pm and catch her at the Grand Finale: The Downton Abbey Ball at ShangriLa Hotel, Singapore. Be mesmerized by some of the most famous musical songs and hear tales from Emma’s times treading the boards of the West End.




An intimate evening with West End Star Emma Dears. Emma has played many leading roles in London’s West End Theatre, including Nancy in Oliver at the London Palladium and Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Come and listen to some of the most famous musical songs and hear tales from Emma’s times treading the boards of the West End.

Thursday, 9 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite Dress code: Smart Casual

$65.00+ Member • $75.00+ Guest PRICE INCLUSIVE OF BUFFET DINNER Title Sponsors

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Saturday, 11 June • 7.00pm till late

• The Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Dress code: Black Tie & Evening Dress or Themed Dress (optional)


A SPECIAL PRIZE AWAITS THE BEST DRESSED TABLE! We’re bringing you back in time, to an era of pomp and circumstance, of Earls and Countesses in a one of a kind The Downton Abbey Ball! It will be a feast for the senses as we prepare a champagne reception, an exquisite 5 course dinner, our finest wines and the best entertainment provided by highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste - Emma Dears, Compere for the evening, Mr. Liverpool - Pete Price and danceable hits by 10.Seconds, fit only for our Royal guests! Watch out for some one of a kind auctions and limited offers only on the night as we raise funds to support our 2 charities - The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Riding for the Disabled, Singapore.

OUR TOP AUCTION PRIZE FOR THE EVENING: 2 Business Class tickets to London courtesy of British Airways AND a 4 night stay at the luxurious Dorchester Hotel in London, worth S$25,000!

Honouring Official Jeweller Supported by:

Get your tickets online at For enquiries, call 6410 1100 or email

On 22 February, The British Club received an appreciation letter from the Gurkha Welfare Trust expressing their heartfelt gratitude for the funds received from Best of British 2015 and other Club wide activities. The Club is proud to be able to contribute to the Gurkha community and we hope to continue doing so via Best of British and other Club events.



MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT For this issue of Member in the Spotlight, we are delighted to feature one of our Main Committee Members, Mr Stephen Walker. Stephen joined the Club in 2012. He is currently the Chief Information Office of DHL and also the Chairman of the Club’s Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee.

1) What brought you to Singapore and The British Club? Like many people my work brought me to Singapore four years ago and a colleague brought me along to Tthe British Club. I knew immediately that I would love to become a member. I loved the friendly atmosphere and the general ambience and the food was great. I didn’t join for a few weeks though as my wife, Mary had not yet joined me in Singapore and like all important decisions I wanted to get her thoughts. Like me when we both toured the club, she was hooked and we have never looked back! 2) Being an expat living in Singapore, what will be your favourite local food and food haunts? We love Indian food and as well as the fabulous Indian cuisine at the British Club, we love going to Little India and sampling the delicious Indian dishes there. We also love Chilli and Black Pepper Crab, and eating authentic Chinese food in China Town. 3) As Chief Information Officer for DHL, can you share with us your secret for success? I believe in hard work and as a leader being focused on people. DHL is one of the largest employers in the world and our people are vital to ensuring that our customers are delighted with everything we do for them. As a fan of Manchester United (having been born in Manchester), I am a huge fan of Alex Ferguson and recent events and results at the club just underline how good he was a manager and leader. He believes in hard work and dedication to achieve goals and the need to appeal to people’s emotions to instill confidence and hunger to win! 4) The Club lives by the 3 Steps of Service, a Warm Welcome, Magic Moment and Fond Farwell. Could you share with us your recent Magic Moment at The British Club? We celebrated Mary’s 50th birthday with our very best friends at the club recently and it was fabulous. From the welcome, to the canapés on the rooftop terrace to the brilliant lunch, the staff had gone the extra mile preparing everything for the occasion and of course the service during the day was second to none. It was organized as a surprise and Mary was absolutely delighted. Yes, definitely a magic moment! 5) What has most impressed you about the Club thus far? The staff! From the time you enter the door, go into reception, past the Windsor shop and of course in all the outlets, sports area and swimming pool the welcome and level of service we receive is absolutely first class. We go to the Mountbatten room almost every Sunday lunch and the service and quality of food is the best in Singapore. We feel like we are with friends and it makes every visit a delight. There is no doubt that The British Club can be very proud of their staff and it’s a huge credit the general manager Sean Boyle and his management team!




“OUR WAY” by Raelene Tan ST. GEORGE’S DAY St. George’s Day, celebrated in England on Saturday, 23 April, honours the patron-saint of England, hailed as a protector since the 13th century. Flags bearing the cross of St. George (red cross on white background) fly from churches and buildings on this day, a symbol of England and also the Anglican Church. Patriots wear a red rose, signifying peace. In London’s Trafalgar Square, the Mayor of London hosts a carnival where traditional Morris dancing and Punch & Judy puppet shows take place. In the beautiful walled-city of Chester (hometown of our General Manager Sean Boyle), wining and dining at Chester Racecourse, England’s oldest racecourse still in use, will attract celebrants this year.

Photographs: flag (The British Club); dragon (Raelene Tan)

St. George is probably best-known for his exploits with a dragon. According to legend, he liberated a Middle Eastern town threatened by a dragon, saving a princess’ life. Astride his horse, the knight struck the dragon with his sword, after first invoking the sign-of-the-cross, until the creature finally succumbed. Worldwide, numerous churches bear the name of St. George. Stained-glass windows, among other art forms, depict St. George slaying the dragon. Windsor Castle chapel carries his name, while the Boy Scout movement also honours this Saint. When the ship Mayflower carried pilgrims from England to America in 1620, it flew the flag of St. George, for protection. The United Kingdom’s Union Jack flag combines crosses of three countries (England, Ireland and Scotland), including the cross of St. George representing England.


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Adventure Cove Waterpark


$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 44%

For purchases of 10 or more Day Passes, please book 1 week in advance. No minimum purchase required.

Purchases can be made at Reception, subject to availability. For enquiries, please contact Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Open Ocean Gallery, S.E.A. Aquarium

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DINING MADNESS Watch out for our irresistible daily specials at shocking prices! Outlets Available:

HALF TIME MONDAYS • 50% OFF all day dining

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar Splash Bar


1-for-1 Pizza all day long Enjoy a refreshing pint of Tiger Draft @ $7.90+! Bucket of 5 bottles Corona / Victoria Bitter @ $29.50+ only! BYO Wine*

FREE corkage for every wine purchased from The Windsor Shop & consumed at any of our outlets

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar *Applicable as well to

Mountbatten Room

WACKY BUDDY WEDNESDAYS • Enjoy 35% OFF your total bill when you dine as a group of 3 or more 25% OFF for 1-2 persons dining

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.


• For every group of 4 booked, get a bottle of sparkling wine or premium house wine for FREE at Mountbatten Room

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar


Mountbatten Room

WHOPPING DESSERT THURSDAYS • FREE dessert of your choice for any main course ordered • Enjoy 20% off all housewines by the bottle at the participating outlet *

Available for a limited period only. Not applicable on Public Holidays or in conjunction with any other food promotions, daily specials as well as Gold and VIP cards.

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar

Penthouse / 3-Bedroom Premiere Residence

Because most of the time, you’ll be out. Which is a bit of a shame, as our serviced residences are perfect for the modern living. But as we’re located at the heart of the Orchard area, you’ll have Singapore’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment, right on your doorstep. And its location gives you easy access to businesses across the island. So when you stay at 8 on Claymore Serviced Residences, we’d love to see you, but we have the feeling you’ll be out. managed by

8 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229572 F +65 6737 8688 E

Royal Plaza on Scotts

Every Friday for the Month of April An especially scrumptious buffet awaits you every week with a variety of music as we bring in a roster of genres to surely entertain you on a Friday night! And did we mention our all night long drink promotions?

Themed Buffet:

Adult $26.50+ • Child $14.00+*

Dylan Foster Trio

Drink Promotions:

$6.20+ for ½ pint Tiger Draft Beer and any glass of house pour wines $8.50+ for 1 pint Tiger Draft Beer Bucket of 5 bottles of Corona/Victoria Bitter

$29.50+ 1 April

8 April

Chicken Shack Revival


Your Saturday nights will never be the same again!

Renowned vocal performer, Dylan Foster is set to grace our stage with his band, Dylan Foster Trio every Saturday night at The Windsor Arms beginning in March. Expect a repertoire of popular jazz, swing, latin, evergreens, pop and soul music with open requests from the floor. Performing with his crew of equally talented musicians, the band promises to bring top notch live entertainment to liven up your Saturdays!


@ $18.00+ 2 April - 4 Mini Beef Burgers With Onion Jam & Truffle Mayonnaise 9 April - Deep Fried Calamari, Prawns & Sea Bass With Red Pepper Aioli 16 April - Lamb Kebabs With Minted Cucumber Mayonnaise 23 April - 500g Cold Water Prawns With Sweet Chilli Dip 30 April - Mini Pie Platter with onion chutney

15 April

22 April

Ireson Latin Band

Whack Daddy Down


$26.50+ Adult • $14.00+ Child* BEVERAGE SPECIALS OF THE NIGHT: 6pm till late! Old Speckled Hen Draft

@ $8.00+ per pint Scotland’s Favourite Pint, Tennent’s Lager or Stout

@ $12.00+

for every 2 bottles

29 April

Night Owl Promotions available from 9pm till late!

Blue Grass Duo

Enjoy these special drink promotions

@ $6.20+ Choice of half pint draught beer (Heineken, Tiger or Strongbow)

All House Pour spirits on a standard drink Choice of House White or Red Wine by glass Concha Y Toro Noblesse Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon

For more information, please call 6467 4311 or email *Child: Between 3 to 12 years old



April Promotions - 1 to 30 April

Moreton Bay Bugs oven-baked with lemon herb butter, vegetables and parsley potato

Wild Seabass Fillet (200gm) oven-baked, cauliflower puree, crushed potato and wilted baby spinach

Vietnamese Seafood Noodles Soup served in a delicious broth with prawns, squids, fish slices, bean sprouts and Vietnamese mint

Thai Spicy Seafood Tom Yum Soup traditional southern Thai spicy seafood (prawns, squids and fish slices) tom yum served with fragrant steamed rice

Classic British Seafood Pie Classic Beef Stroganoff with mash and vegetables

Harry’s Mexican Hot Dog served in a brioche roll with chili corn carne, guacamole, corn chips, salad and fries

Harry’s Turkish Hot Dog served in brioche roll with hummus, tabouli, yoghurt and cucumber, salad and fries

Harry’s British Hot Dog served in brioche roll with mash, crushed green peas, salad and fries

Harry’s American Hot Dog served in brioche roll, coleslaw, mash, BBQ sauce, salad and fries

Lamb Chop Masala with basmati rice & raita tandoori roasted papad

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora* with basmati rice & raita tandoori roasted papad * Vegetarian For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.

Welcome Cocktail Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay, Eden Valley & Adelaide Hills, Australia

GRANT BURGE ESTATE WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 22 April 7.30pm onwards

***** Amuse Bouche Foie Gras, Duck Terrine, Plum Sake, Pickled Pear ***** Kipfler Potato Risotto, Chorizo, Iberico Ham, Vegetables, Shaved Fennel, Pea Tendrils Grant Burge Hillcot Merlot, Barossa Valley, Australia ***** Chilled Cucumber And Horseradish Gazpacho, Brown Crab Salad, Pickled White Radish Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia ***** Mangalica Pork Belly, Braised Savoy Cabbage, Potato Fondant, Sage Sauce

$98.00+ Member $108.00+ Guest

Grant Burge, The Holy Trinity, Barossa Valley, Australia Grape Varietals: 38% Grenache, 36% Shiraz & 26% Mourvedre ***** Coconut Panna Cotta, Strawberry Gel, Strawberry Sorbet, Macerated Strawberries Grant Burge Moscato Frizzante, South Australia

The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, new Pewsey in Wiltshire, England with his wife and two sons. John worked as a winemaker at Hillside Vineyards and his love of viticulture was passed onto his son, Meschach, who continued the tradition making his first wine in 1865, whilst becoming a prominent community leader. Following in the footsteps of his father and forefathers, Grant Burge is a fifth-generation Barossa vigneron and winemaker. Grant believes if the right varieties are grown in the right soils, and vines are managed to produce low to moderate yields, the vines will produce premium quality fruit needed to produce exceptional wines. With the combination of the best terroirs, the best climate and the best winemaking techniques, the natural result is the best wine. We are happy to have Mr Oliver Negron with us this month to share with us the uniqueness of Grant Burge wines. Oliver is a certified Sommelier with 20 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry. With his vast knowledge of wine to-date and his charming personality, you will definitely experience an adventure of a lifetime not to be missed!

***** Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas Petit Fours

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away U.P.$ Price Description Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay, $45.00 Barossa Valley, Australia


Grant Burge Hillcot Merlot, Barossa Valley, Australia



Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia



Grant Burge Holy Trinity, Barossa Valley, Australia



Grant Burge Moscato, Barossa Valley, Australia



Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email In partnership with



APEROL SPRITZ PROMOTION Till 14 May 2016 • All F&B Outlets

$10.00+ per glass or $38.00+ per jug In celebration of the EPL finals, you get a chance to win an exclusive autographed Manchester United Football Kit by Wayne Rooney (with certificate).

Get a lucky draw ticket with every glass purchased or 6 lucky draw tickets with every jug. Simply fill up the lucky draw ticket and drop them off at the Reception desk.

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.




SUNDAY SEAFOOD CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH (exclusively available on last Sunday of the month only)


$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

(not available on the last Sunday of the month when Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch is served)

(inclusive of free flow of soft drinks and chilled juices)

$118.00+ Adult

$38.00+ Adult • $19.00+ Child*

(inclusive of free flow of Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V., house red and white wines)

$68.00+ Adult

(include free-flow of sparkling, house red and white wines)

Menu featuring…. Seafood and crustacean station, freshly shuck live oysters, international cold combinations, roasts, an array of appetisers, salad, and mouth-watering desserts.


Monday to Friday, 25 to 29 April • The Windsor Arms Tueday to Friday, 26 to 29 April • Mountbatten Room 12pm to 2.30pm

3-Course Set Menu Appetiser Marinated Baked Portobello, Grilled Vegetables, Greek Feta Cheese, Mixed Greens OR Lobster Bisque

$38.00+ per person Receive a complimentary bottle of wine with every 4 set meals ordered! Pamper the palates of your administrative professionals this Secretaries’ Week. Turn the tables and schedule them in for a welldeserved lunch at The Windsor Arms.

Main Pan Roasted Confit of Duck, Roast Potatoes, Crispy Foie Gras, Orange Glaze, Green Beans OR Cone Bay (WA) Barramundi, Braised Endive, Aged Balsamic, Parsley Potatoes Dessert

Stand to win a 3D2N stay for 2 at the luxurious Viceroy Bali, Indonesia *Inclusive of daily ala carte breakfast and a 1-hour Balinese massage for 2 (Worth $2,500)

Vanilla Bean or Valrhona Chocolate Souffle, Crème Anglaise Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Voucher Valid till 31 October 2016

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. *Child: 12 years & below








^Results from Youth Cream self-assessments on 85 Asian women after 28 days




Only at The Windsor Shop



Glen Garioch 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

THE BRITISH CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS They come in handy for all occasions and are available for use at our retail shops, all F&B outlets and Chinois Spa.

$118.00+ per bottle or $320.00+ for 3 bottles

Gift Vouchers are now available at The Windsor Shop and Pro Shop.

Nose The colour of sharp honey, on the nose heathery floral notes are balanced with the richness of poached pears and the sweetness of malted barley.


Every Wednesday & Thursday

Palate Crème brûlée and sweet ripe banana at first, then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness, leading to a long smooth, creamy and fragrant finish.

Purchase 2 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Brut NV at $108.00 or Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage N.V at $128.00 at the Windsor Shop!


$34.50+ per bottle (Buy 2 get 1 Free) Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc, California

Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Crisp and bright flavours of ripe pineapple and gooseberry, this Sauvignon is a fruit-forward wine that shines alone and alongside food.

Aromas of dried cherries and notes of rich cedar highlight. Deep flavours of blackberry lend a nice balance, with a sweet and toasty finish.

WINE BY THE GLASS (available in all F&B outlets)

$49.00+ per bottle • $10.50+ per glass

Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina Attractive yellow with silver tonalities. A delicate blend of pineapple with citric notes. Touches of fresh herbs. Young and fruity with fresh and persistent finish

Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Vibrant red with violet tones. A delicate and balanced blend of forest fruit, marmalades of plum and cherry. Medium body displaying round tannins.

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.




April 2016 Mon




4 5 6 7 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Monday Running Clinic Dining Madness Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Bingo Night

Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes Social Dance Class @Studio Room The British Club (BC) Choir Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Members Connect Night Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Pilates

11 12 13 14 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Monday Running Clinic Dining Madness Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Aqua Bike Balut

Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes Social Dance Class @Studio Room The British Club (BC) Choir Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Pub Quiz Night Bridge Yoga

Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Aqua Bike Pilates

18 19 20 21 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Monday Running Clinic Dining Madness Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Bingo Night Aqua Bike

Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes Social Dance Class @Studio Room The British Club (BC) Choir Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

25 26 27 Administrative Professional’s Week Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Monday Running Clinic Dining Madness Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Administrative Professional’s Week Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Aqua Bike

Administrative Professional’s Week Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes Social Dance Class @ Studio Room The British Club (BC) Choir Water Aerobics Dining Madness Pub Quiz Night Bridge Yoga

Please note: The information above is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without prior notice.


British Club Teen Committee Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Aqua Bike Pilates

Administrative Professional’s Week Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Aqua Bike Pilates






1 2 3


8 9 10


Monthly F&B Specials @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores* Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Pilates Yoga

Chinese Brush Painting Class Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Pilates Yoga

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Bricks 4 Kids Lego Workshops Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Social Squash

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @Turf City Social Squash Little Chef

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms iMAP Dressing and Grooming Etiquette Tinytots Soccer @Squash Court Bricks 4 Kids Lego Workshops Football Matches @Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

Fridays, 6 & 13 May

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room 3D Printing Adventure iMAP Dining Etiquette

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms April Special Children’s Arts & Crafts: D-I-Y Playdough Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Saturday Night Draw Legoland Round Trip Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash


PIRATES ON THE DECK Saturday, 28 May


22 23 24 Grant Burge Estate Wine & Dinner Gourmet Chinese Brush Painting Class Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Sunday, 1 May


15 16 17 Chinese Brush Painting Class Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga


Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Amazing Toybox Concert Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room April Gold Stableford @ Bintan Lagoon Golf Club

Sunday, 29 May


29 30 Administrative Professional’s Week Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Chinese Brush Painting Class Family Quiz Season 2 Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @Squash Court Football Matches @Turf City Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Teen Movie Night Cricket @Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash Saturday Night Draw

*Promotion till 30 April





Moving homes and swapping locations is a fact of expat life. So when the time comes to make a move, it’s essential to find the right company to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Classic Moving, founded by British international moving expert Brad Street, prides itself on being the perfect partner. And with the business going from strength-to-strength, customers in Singapore are showing that they agree. In just four years, Aylesbury-born Brad has built the company from having one employee, one client and a small base in Toh Guan to a team of 25, completing an impressive 1,000 moves each year for expatriate families and corporate clients in and out of Singapore. Following this expansion, the business recently moved to new headquarters in Gul Way, Jurong, where its brand new offices and a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse facility will allow it to serve its clients even better. The British Club, which Classic Moving proudly supports, joined the official opening along with former professional footballer, manager and TV sports pundit Paul Parker, who was invited as guest of honour to cut the ribbon and declare the company’s new home open. Guests were treated to an afternoon of live music, a prize draw and delicious food and drink provided by The British Club’s catering team.

Classic Moving: The story so far After starting his working life in the British armed forces, Brad successfully switched to the international moving industry, working for a small business as a packer (in the days when an apron was part of the uniform!). He then went on to join leading UK firms such as Baxters International Movers, Britannia Movers, Sterling Relocation and Pickfords, moving hundreds of families over 20 years. With this impressive CV and two decades’ experience, Brad was hired to work as general manager for an international moving business in Singapore in 2010. However, he quickly spotted an opportunity to do things differently and provide better service and value to clients here. Classic Moving was launched in March 2012 and is rapidly building a great reputation in its industry. Brad leads the growing team as its managing director, supported by James Sanderson, director of sales, and office manager Kavitha Letchmanan. However, despite the business’s expansion, Classic Moving retains its distinct family feel with the team committed to providing great service. Many of the staff have made international moves themselves, and bring a wide range of experience from locations including the UK, China, Brazil and Finland. This creates a team that truly understands what it’s like for customers to move their life across the world. For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.



A focus on service Explaining how Classic Moving differentiates itself, Brad says: “We recognise that when we work with a customer, they are placing their home into our hands. Moving home naturally creates upheaval, particularly when it involves a move to another country. However, we never forget how much our clients value their possessions and everything they mean to them, which is why we put all our expertise, passion and attention to detail into moving them in as stress-free a way as possible.” Good communication and a strong relationship are essential. Starting from when the team meets a new client and through to the minute their last possession is unpacked, Classic Moving believes in working in partnership to provide a service closely tailored to the customer’s needs – and keeping them informed throughout. This goes hand-in-hand with a strong focus on providing the very best quality. “This underpins everything we do,” says Brad. “From the handpicked packing teams we send into our clients’ homes, to the high specification materials we use to transport their treasured possessions, we’re constantly looking at ways to keep improving our service.”

Putting customers’ needs first Classic Moving’s focus on its customers led to the launch of an exciting new product last year, called Classic Silver Services. This provides a onestop service to help clients set up home quickly when they arrive in Singapore, or provide much-needed support when they leave. Brad explains: “When clients move here we can provide a handy man to complete the long list of tasks which make their new house a home. Then when it’s time to move on, we can help with chores such as aircon servicing, car valeting, cleaning – even a bespoke packing service for valuable handbags and shoes. It’s all designed to make our clients’ lives easier and to allow them to focus on their main priorities, be it settling in and getting down to work or wrapping up life here and saying their goodbyes.” So with a growing team, new services and new headquarters, it’s been a busy four years for Classic Moving and this trend looks set to continue as the business continues to expand. Brad concludes: “We’re proud that more and more companies and families are placing their trust in us and, in turn, recommending us. That’s truly the best compliment we can receive and it’s down to the hard work of the talented team we have here. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead, delighting even more clients from our new base.”

Classic Moving’s tips for a smooth move • Take time to work with the surveyor assigned to do your assessment. You’ll naturally be familiar with all the furniture and possessions in your home, but make sure you point out anything relevant, such as furniture which belongs to your landlord or anything you’re not taking with you. • Let your surveyor know if you plan to shop for any sizeable souvenirs before you leave. The beautiful piece of teak furniture you have your eye on at Dempsey Hill could make all the difference to the volume you require! • If you live in a condo, let the management office know your moving date. You will probably need to book a loading bay, as well as protective padding for the lifts. There is usually a deposit required in case of damage – Classic Moving covers this as part of its comprehensive service to customers. • Separate and clearly identify any items that you don’t want to ship – packing crews are very quick and efficient! • Don’t forget to empty the fridge freezer well in advance if you are taking it with you. • Minimise the risk of mould and mildew by ensuring everything you ship – particularly bedding and soft furnishings – is completely clean and dry. • Ensure all furniture is dust-free as dust carries the spores which create mould. Using vacuum bags can stop this (Classic Moving offers this as part of its Classic Silver Services). • Once you’re in your new location and your possessions arrive, carry out a thorough check to ensure everything is accounted for.

Exquisite Cuisine provided by The British Club

For an exceptional catering experience, call 6410 1100 or email For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.





Sunday, 1 May • 12pm to 2.30pm • Verandah Café Indulge yourself on this special public holiday with a special buffet spread.

$38.00+ per Adult $16.00+ per Child (between 3 and 12 years old)

International Mother’s Day Sunday, 8 May British mums are special as they get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice! Show your appreciation to your mother and treat her to an indulgent lunch at any one of our restaurants this May!

Mountbatten Room – 12.00pm to 3.00pm 5-Course Sunday Lunch

All mothers get to enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to start the afternoon right.

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old and above) Menu Scottish Smoked Salmon toasted brioche and dill mustard sauce ***** Cauliflower and Smoked Bacon Soup pan-seared scallop ***** Roasted Prime Angus Beef Rib, Yorkshire Pudding seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, red wine jus OR Crispy Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet fricassee of wild mushrooms, tomato fondue, garden greens and scampi emulsion ***** Banana and Almond Cream Roll vanilla bean ice-cream OR Dark Chocolate Cake dark sweet cherry, orange curd OR Cheese Platter Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email

The Windsor Arms – 12.00pm to 2.30pm Carving Buffet Lunch $38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… Roast beef, pork loin, lamb Leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast root vegetables, an array of appetizers, salads and desserts.

Verandah Café – 12.00pm to 2.30pm International Buffet Lunch

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… Zucchini and cocktail sausage salad, chicken with cheese sausage and bratwurst sausage with fine mustard, cream sauce, prawn marinara, alfredo, mushroom, pesto and olio alio, roast beef with gravy with goose fat roast potato, roast root vegetables, Middle Eastern chicken kebab with condiments, cream of asparagus soup, roast breast of turkey with onion and sage sauce, apple crumble with custard sauce, rice pudding with sweet dark cherries sauce, Asian specialities, North Indian selections and many more….

To book or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.







Tuesday, 5 & 19 April • 8.00pm

Children’s Art & Crafts Every Saturday, Verandah Café: 3.00pm to 6.00pm (No class when there is Little Chef)

FOR TEENS Teen Committee Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 6.00pm

It is going to be BINGO FUN! So bring your friends and get ready to shout



FOR ADULTS Mahjong Every Monday: 10.00am to 12.00pm Craft Ladies Every Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.00pm with a lunch break

8.00pm onwards Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am to 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, The Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, The Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards

Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes. In addition to weekly prizes, teams will accumulate points on a per season basis. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins a Grand prize!

Watch this space!

Saturday Night Draw Every Saturday Night: 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm to 10.00am Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am


Wednesday, 13 & 27 April • 8.00pm

Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace,

Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant



Tel: 9666 8994

BALUT: David Quinn

Tel: 6572 7028

Parents and Toddlers Group Thursdays • 10.00am to 11.30am • Activity Hub


BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095


MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan

Tel: 8268 8252


CRAFT LADIES: Maggie Ashman

Tel: 8606 1120


MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett

Tel: 9841 9058



Tel: 6410 1144

Angela Ryan Email: Martin White Email:


Tel: 6410 1144

Calling all mums, dads and toddlers. Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to meet other parents at the Club. This is a time to relax a bit and enjoy the company of each other while the little ones play.

Elaine Friedlander Email:

For enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.




BRICKS 4 KIDZ LEGO® WORKSHOPS Saturdays, 2 & 16 April • 10.00am to 11.30am For 3 to 4 years old: Fun with Duplo

$28.00+ Member • $30.00+ Guest Each week, children build a model using LEGO® Duplo® bricks on their own while practicing essential preschool skills including letter recognition, phonics, patterning, colours, counting and sequencing.

For 5 years and above: Wheels in Motion

$28.00+ Member • $30.00+ Guest Learning made fun! With LEGO® bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors, children will learn to build a variety of models on wheels while exploring concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models.

For 7 years and above: Mindstorm NXT & EV3

$45.00+ Member • $47.00+ Guest

Mindstorms combines classic LEGO® building with the world of robotics, using motors, sensors and software. Children will learn how to design and program their LEGO® ‘bots in a fun and challenging introduction to the world of robotics for the advanced LEGO® enthusiast! Terms and Conditions: Classes will not be held on the second Saturdays of each Month • Prices stated above are on a per session basis • Advanced booking and a minimum of 6 bookings will be required to commence the class • All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed the full price.

LITTLE CHEF: CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE Saturday, 9 April • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Café

Because we can’t get enough of chocolate, we’re making Chocolate Lava Cake! Join us as we embark on a mouthwatering chocolatey Saturday where there is enough chocolate to go around!

$15.00+ Member Child • $20.00+ Guest Child *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

Photos are for illustration purposes only.

APRIL SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFTS: D-I-Y PLAYDOUGH Saturday, 23 April • 1.00pm to 2.00pm Activity Hub

In this session, children will be able to create playdough that is uniquely theirs. Children will definitely love this session as it is very easy to knead, and will definitely be great moments of fun! With an assortment of colours available, everyone will be able to leave the session with a smile and a wacky creation in tow.

$10.00 Member • $15.00 Guest


For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.



IMAP MY DRESSING AND GROOMING (For 10 to 12 years Old) Saturday, 16 April • 2.00pm to 5.00pm • Treetops Lounge

It is always important to have good dressing and personal grooming etiquette which would enable children to present themselves well and create positive impressions. This workshop will provide a blended learning approach for the children to adapt well socially and culturally and to boost their confidence and self-esteem.

$132.00+ Member • $140.00+ Guest A minimum of 10 bookings is required for the workshop to commence. Cancellation made 7 days before the workshop will be billed the full price.


(For 7 to 10 Years Old) Sunday, 17 April • 2.00pm to 5.00pm • Treetops Lounge

In this programme, children will understand the importance of dining etiquette and recognise the table setting and cutlery used for western dining. Good table manners will be advocated and they will be able to express greater confidence in carrying themselves in various dining settings, be it formal or casual.

$132.00+ Member • $140.00+ Guest A minimum of 10 bookings is required for the workshop to commence. Cancellation made 7 days before the workshop will be billed the full price.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

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Starting price: £440,000




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Sunday, 17 April • 10.00am to 12.00pm • Activity Hub

Because art just got more interesting! Join us for a fun and creative morning filled with great adventure as we unravel the mystery around 3D printing. Try your hands at using a 3D Printer, 3D Scanner and a 3D pen – all in one session at the comfort of the club! Let your imagination run free! Definitely a wonderful session not to be missed!

Recommended for 6 to 13 years old. Adults are welcome too!

$35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest $60.00+ Member Bundle for 1 Child and 1 Adult $70.00+ Guest Bundle for 1 Child and 1 Adult * Minimum 15 participants to proceed with session ** Design templates are also available to assist participants in the creative process


Saturday, 23 April • 9.00am to 7.00pm (Registration opens at 8.30am)

Ready for some Lego-fun? If you are looking for an exciting and fun-packed day trip, do not miss this opportunity to explore 76 acres of fun frolicks and swashbuckling adventures. From the moment you arrive at the spectacular dragon-guarded entrance, you’ll be delighted by interactive LEGO features, themed play areas, children’s entertainment and family restaurant with amazing LEGO models.

$120.00 - Member Adult • $110.00 - Member Child $130.00 - Guest Adult • $120.00 - Guest Child Advanced booking and a minimum of 20 bookings will be required to commence the activity. All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed at full price. Prices include Legoland tickets, two-way transportation and ACE Coach Insurance.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

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Friday, 29 April, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May • 6.00pm onwards Verandah Café Join us for the second season of family quiz in 2016! Be ready to put your wits and knowledge to the test as families compete against one another to win wonderful prizes! Gear up and expect great fun as we host 5 rounds each week. Points will be accumulated and the family with the highest score at the end of 5 weeks shall be declared the winner! An amazing grand prize awaits!

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(Ideal for children aged between 1 to 6 years old) Sunday, 24 April 2016 • 4.30pm to 5.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite The Amazing ToyBox is back again to entertain your little ones with fabulous music, dancing and a whole lot of merrymaking. Having performed for more than 20 years, Mark and Reuben have written more than 80 songs and as Singapore’s only professional Kid’s music duo, they will have you laughing along, tapping your feet and clapping away to their marvellous music.

Book now before the show is sold out!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

Enjoy 10% off when you purchase 4 or more tickets. Cancellation made 7 days before the concert will be billed the full price.

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT : THE 5TH WAVE Friday, 29 April 2016 • 7.30pm • Treetops Lounge

If you are a fan of action, adventure and sci-fi movies, we’ve got the perfect date for you! The British Club is hosting its first movie night of the year, complete with popcorn, drinks and snacks, specially for its teens! Gather your friends – and your friends’ friends – and brace yourselves for The 5th Wave. Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie Sullivan (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to reunite with her younger brother. (Source: IMDb) Buffet dinner and drinks included.

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event shall be billed the full price.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

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Sunday, 17 April 2016 • 1.00pm to 3.00pm • Activity Hub

For Mum, With Love: Special Arts & Crafts

Sunday, 8 May 2016 • 1.00pm to 3.00pm • Activity Hub

Amaze Mum and Dad by bringing home your very own masterpiece! Join this month’s art jamming session and create a fabulous painting using acrylic paint and intricate, no-fail templates that will make you an instant pro! Frame it, display it, mount it… Show it off!

A special treat this Mother’s Day: an afternoon of arts & crafts specially dedicated to Mum! Whether or not you’ve gotten her a gift, take the afternoon off with us and an assortment of arts & crafts ideas you can choose from, like handmade cards and accessories!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

$10.00+ Member • $15.00+ Guest



Saturday, 14 May 2016 • 10.00am to 11.00am Alexandra Station (Assemble at The British Club Reception at 9.00am sharp)

Saturday, 21 May 2016 • 10.00am to 11.30am Emergency Preparedness Centre (Assemble at The British Club Reception at 9.00am sharp)

Be a fire fighter for a day at one of the busiest fire stations in Singapore! Explore the roles and functions of a fire station and hop onto some of the emergency vehicles! Catch an impressive pole sliding demonstration by the fire fighters and enjoy fire extinguisher experiential learning with the water mist and impulse gun!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest Minimum of 20 participants required. Cancellation made 7 days before the concert will be billed the full price.


Let’s take a trip to the Emergency Preparedness Centre where you can learn fire safety tips, emergency preparedness knowledge and life-saving skills through fun-filled and stateof-the-art interactive exhibits! With its signature exhibit, The Icube, which uses the latest state-of-the-art virtual reality 3-D immersive technology to give the visitors a near realistic experience in natural disasters such as typhoon and tsunami! This will be a learning journey not to be missed!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest Minimum of 20 participants required.

Shuttle bus will be provided.

Shuttle bus will be provided.

*Child: 3 to 12 years old

*Child: 3 to 12 years old

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

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SUNDAY POOLSIDE BAZAAR Sunday, 29 May 2016 • 10.00am to 6.00pm • The Poolside

Put on your sunscreens and sunnies as we convert the poolside into a summer bazaar held together with the BC Family Day and Open House. Discover the hidden gems in the wide selection of bargains that will only leave you with good memories of the summer.

The bazaar is open to one and all so be sure to tell everyone! For more information or to book a stall at the bazaar, please call 6410 1100 or email

CHOIR CONDUCTOR Albert is the director and founder of the Kodaly Academy of Music (Singapore). Graduating with distinctions from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) and Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary), Albert is well-equipped with knowledge on composition, conducting, voice and piano.

British Club Music Section member: $45.00+ monthly



For all choir enthusiasts, with or without experience! The British Club has collaborated with The Tanglin Club to hold Choir rehearsals together. Choir practices are conducted every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Tanglin Club, Theatrette.

British Club Non-Music Section member: $65.00+ monthly For more information, please contact Activities at or call 6410 1100.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email

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Saturday, 28 May 2016 5.30pm onwards Verandah CafĂŠ and Poolside

Yo-ho-ho! The pirates are anchoring at The British Club for our second pool party this season! Lower the sails and helm the ship, else Captain Hook will make you walk the plank! With enough treasure loot to go around, join the pirates to scavenge for treasures and doubloons. Finally celebrate in triumph with a scrumptious buffet with the hearties and mates.

Come dressed in your pirate nines; reward one as we may with a big surprise.

Buffet Price: $28.50+ Adult • $14.50+ Child*

(Complimentary for children aged 2 years and below)

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event shall be billed the full price. *Child: 3 to 12 years old Brought to you by:




SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am

$20.00 per session*


YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am Friday : 10.30am to 11.30am

$20.00 per session*

GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith

WATER AEROBICS – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am

$20.00 per session*

FOOTBALL CONVENOR James Morris Tel: 9651 2556 TAE KWAN DO CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 SWIMMING CONVENORS Emma Thomas • Victoria Morris • Helen Tynan TENNIS CONVENOR (MEN) Joel Krueger Tel: 9838 8870 TENNIS CONVENOR (LADIES) Sally Morris SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul SPORTS & FITNESS Monday

• Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis • Pilates • Yoga • Monday Running Clinic


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• Water Aerobics • Yoga • Social Dance Class @ Studio Room • Boot Camp


• Social Squash • Pilates • Aqua Bike


• Pilates • Yoga • Water Aerobics • Mixe d Social Tennis • Salsa Class @ Studio Room • Children’s Ballet


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• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

MUAY THAI KICKBOXING – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 10.15am to 11.00am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 9.00am to 10.15am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Intermediate/Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* TINYTOTS SOCCER – Instructor : Adam Tuesday & Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18 - 36 months) 11.00am to 12.00pm (3 - 4 years old)

$30.00 per session*

SOCIAL DANCE CLASS – Instructor : Richard Little Wednesday & Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $20.00 per session* MONDAY RUNNING CLINIC – Instructor : Kelvin Leong Monday: 6.00pm to 7.00pm (Cost include refreshment after the run at Scores) $20.00 per session* AQUA BIKE** – Instructor : Timothy Felix Tuesday & Thursday : 9.00am to 9.45am • 9.45am to 10.30am $45.00* (1 session) • $382.50* (9 sessions) • $720.00* (18 sessions) CHILDREN’S BALLET – Instructor : Evangeline Chong Friday: 4.00pm – 4.45pm (4.5 - 5 years old), 4.45pm – 5.30pm (6-7 years old) Saturday: 10.45am – 11.30am (6-7 years old), 11.30am – 12.30am (8-9 years old) $217.00 - $266.00 (7 Sessions / Full Term) Children snacks such as sandwiches and smoothie will be provided after the class.

BOOT CAMP – Instructor : Arul Wednesday: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

$220.00 per month*

Dinner will be provided after class

NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00 will be charged for no-show

For bookings, please contact the Sports Department at 6410 1173 or email

Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Aqua Bike

Karate Kids @ Studio Room Taekwondo @ Studio Room Football Matches @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Children’s Ballet



Then start taking up personal training at The British Club with any of our friendly Fitness Trainers. Let them help you identify your goals and achieve them.

1 session*

5 sessions*

10 sessions*

$80 $375 $700 Group Training (Minimum of 2 persons)

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

Kindly call 6410 1151 or email for more information. * 1 hour per session




BC SWIMMING COACHES DREAM TEAM By Emma Thomas That’s what Dawn and Rolando are commonly known as within The British Club swimming section. They don’t come much better than this duo! This month we tried to get a bit more insight into Dawn to see if she really is as perfect as she seems. Emma Thomas (ET) – How long have you been at the British club? Dawn Lee (DL) – Since 2011. I was working with the Learn To Swim section until 6 months ago when I transferred to the squad and masters. ET – When did you qualify and what enticed you into swimming? DL – 2009 - for the enjoyment of it and the self improvement ET – What’s the difference between working at the BC and other jobs you’ve had previously? DL – There’s definitely a different culture here. Working with Expat kids is different to the local children. I have had to learn how to reason and answer a lot more questions! Local kids will be told something and do it whereas children here want a rationale and want to know why I’m asking them to do something. I think that’s a good thing though once you get used to it! ET – Favourite part of the job? DL – Squads and Masters Team having fun but getting better at the same time ET – Worst part of the job? DL – When the kids are naughty! ET – What are your hobbies outside work? DL – cooking, soccer (football to the Brits) and learning to make great coffee ET – What’s Roland like as a boss? DL – More of a friend and he’s never bossy. In fact I’m the bossy one! ET – Any gossip on Rolando? DL – No, only that he’s great at so many different sports ET – Ultimate goal in life DL – Be happy ET – Quote for your swimmers DL – ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’ Eleanour Roosevelt. So there you have it….she really is as great as she seems and even when I asked Roland for some inside gossip he had nothing but praise for Dawn!




GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Paul Nikkel & Nic Merrow-Smith NEWS FROM THE GREENS Congratulations are in order for one of our golfers who wasn’t psyched out by the island par 3 17th hole at Horizon Hills, read on to find out more. His name will be carved into the honours board at the Johor club forever more. You have received news that our Club members can now use the facilities at Laguna National Golf & Country Club, including yes, the golf courses! We will report on an outing there in a future newsletter. The only other bit of news was that Jordan Spieth was in town for the Singapore Open in February. But honestly, you don’t need to queue up to see spectacular golf if you come our with us once in a while, right Mark? Jordan Spieth prepares to let one rip 300m down Serapong’s 18th fairway at the Singapore Open.


by Paul Nikkel

It was a lovely Sunday afternoon at Horizon Hills Golf Club where 7 golfers vied for the monthly bragging rights. With handicaps ranging from 19-34, we were not expecting many low scores but rather lots of good companionships and an especially good cost per shot ratio. The front nine was played quickly on somewhat soggy fairways and proved to be a challenge. David (Bill) Christie took closest to the pin on hole 3 with the only ball of the event on the green. The back nine slowed down as the course backed up. With much patience (and poor shots on my part) we prevailed until we reached the short par 3 17th, our last closest to the pin. Mark Nikkel selected a pitching wedge, stepped up and proceeded to knock it in the hole on one bounce!  “I knew it was good, despite my Dad yelling for it to go the whole way.” Congratulations to Mark for carding the first ace of his career. We celebrated at the clubhouse and tried to figure our how to spend the 2,000 Ringgit F&B prize the Club gave us. In the end, we selected a number of bottles of libations that were donated to the Golf Section for future prizes. Also congratulations to Colin Allcard for winning the Stableford with 36 points and John Hancock for runner-up on a close 35 points.

Lovely overcast skies helped the scoring. From left to right; Abhijit Patwardhan, Roy Davidson and Colin Allcard.

Eating his way through $700 worth of ice-cream wasn’t going to happen, so Mark has generously contributed whiskey & wine to our prize pool.

Yeah, he knows not what lays ahead, Mark Nikkel with dad, Paul and (left) John Hancock, on the 1st tee.


Ah bless him, he’s only a couple of years junior to Jordan Spieth. Mark Nikkel celebrates his Hole-In-One on the 17th.



UP AND COMING EVENTS If this doesn’t reach your mail box too late; we are golfing at Jurong Country Club for probably the last time, on Thursday morning, 31 March. Join us for the Stableford April Monthly Stableford:

Sunday 24 April (provisional), morning tee-off, Bintan Lagoon Resort Sea View Course, Indonesia

May Monthly Stableford: Friday 27 May, afternoon tee-off, SICC Sime Course Interested parties, please contact Wan Lay Chi at

RESULTS & STANDINGS February Stableford Venue: Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, White Tees Winner; 36 points, Colin Allcard Runner Up; 35 points, John Hancock Nearest the Pin Hole # 3; David Christie Nearest the Pin Hole # 17; Mark Nikkel (Hole-in-One)




APRIL UPDATE – CONTINUED OPPORTUNITIES FOR LADIES AND JUNIORS Edited by Julia Fenton For women who would like to improve their game and get to know other Club members and for junior players keen to develop their skills and make new friends, our active Tennis Section members Lisa Mowle and Liza Rowan are dedicated to keeping these regular groups active and fun for members.

LADIES LADDERS – good company and game improvement

The Ladder is a social way to play tennis, a fantastic opportunity to meet other Club members and open to everyone. It operates from January to November; each month players are placed in groups of 4 and make arrangements to play a 3 set match in a round robin scenario. Each player plays one set with the other ladies in the group and the scores from all 3 sets are added up to give your ‘score’ for the month. Each month you get the chance to play with a different set of ladies. The arrangement for setting up the game is managed by the ‘captain’ of the four for that month. At the end of the year there is a very enjoyable social tennis morning followed by a delicious Scores lunch. There is also a monthly singles ladder. If you would like to join this sociable group, please email the ladder Co-ordinator, Lisa Mowle at

JUNIOR TENNIS – more great tennis from our aspiring young players This season The British Club has 7 teams taking part in The Junior Tennis Team League (U10s – U17s mixed boys and girls) and the weekend matches are being thoroughly enjoyed by our team players and parents alike. The matches are organised by Savitar and held at various locations throughout Singapore, while each of the teams has an allocated 2-hour training time slot at the club. The League’s sponsorship now comes from Lacoste (previously it was KLM), although the group is still getting used to the name change! Some of our juniors also participated in the SMASH league in the earlier months this year and although no prizes were won, plenty of match play experience and fun was enjoyed.

12B team with their opponents the Eager Eagles at their match




WITS CELEBRATION LUNCH – a well-deserved lunch for our Premier B team!

A celebratory lunch was enjoyed by the BC WITS Premier B team, Swing Out Sisters, kindly hosted by GM Sean Boyle, Sports Chairman Steve Settle and Sports & Recreation Manager Wan Lay Chi.

TENNIS SECTION ANNUAL EVENT – an evening not to be missed! A reminder that the Tennis Section social event of the year will be held on Saturday, 7 May at the Club; if you haven’t already bought your tickets do so now in order to avoid disappointment!


THE BRITISH CLUB SQUASH AND THE NATIONAL SQUASH LEAGUE By Andrew Marshall and The Boaster ‘What’s better than playing squash?’ we sometimes ask ourselves down at Squash Central below Scores. The answer is simple – playing TEAM SQUASH! Once again, The British Club has entered the E grade of the Singapore National Squash League and after flirting with success last year (before going home with disaster, as we usually do) we are determined to triumph this time round. We have a squad of 15 this season. First up, as is fitting in The British Club, are the brave Brits. Most are called James or Andrew to make supporting them easier. Captain Jim Mitchell (also our best player) shares a name with Jamie Salamon & James Bauly. Our 3 Andrews are Vine, Stearns and Marshall and then Nick Fell, Arron Holmes and past President Steve Settle make up the Union Jackers. No British army was ever complete without contributions from the colonies and so we grabbed plucky Canucks Craig Telmer and Paul Nikkel and added them to ace Aussie Matt Gyde and super Springbok Rainer Kasch. Finally, as we play in our Fried Rice Paradise, we needed some local knowledge and selected Raymond Kwee and the only youngster in our ranks -15 year old Evann Tan. And who will this band of brothers play this season? Our first opponents were old rivals – the SCC - and they were easily beaten 4-0 by one of the Jims (Mitchell), one of the Andrews (Marshall), Nick and Evann. Our first home game is against the Dutch Club and we’ll have four more Monday home games after that – do come and cheer us on. Road trips will be to the highly rated United Condos team and the Chinese Swimming Club and we have games against SAFSA (current army personnel) and the even stronger SAFRA (reservists and so every Singaporean male can play for them!) One game is against a new team called the Angry Birds who are naturally expected to fly high but maybe not against the bad The British Club piggies. E grade won’t be E-asy but it will be E-xciting. Bring it on!






More people have walked on the moon, than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her… As reported in the previous The British Club magazine, the Scuba Section will be at the ADEX dive fair again this year from Friday to Sunday, 15 to 17 April. Because our monthly dry meeting is the day after ADEX, we decided to see if any of the ADEX guest speakers were willing to stay a day longer in Singapore to come and present to us. We are really excited that Jill Heinerth accepted our invitation and will be the guest speaker at our dry meeting on Monday, 18 April. Jill is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker. More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places that Jill’s exploration has taken her right here on the earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, to the lawless desert border area between Egypt and Libya while a civil war raged around her, Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. Jill has made TV series for PBS (US), National Geographic Channel and the BBC, consulted on movies for directors including James Cameron, written three books and produced documentaries including “We Are Water” and “Ben’s Vortex”. We would like to share this unique opportunity to listen to Jill’s story with all British Club Members; please join us on Monday, 18 April and hear Jill speak about her passion: Diving. At the time of writing we are still working on the meal part of the evening. Contact for more information and keep an eye on your mailbox if you are interested in this event.








2016 kicked off with a number of new members to the club joining the Cricket Team. Rohan Persaud joined the club with his family on Monday and was in the Cricket Team for the Saturday, not wasting any time there! New playing kit and many members with new bats courtesy of Christmas all added up to an air of excitement going into our first game against ANZA. The scorecard for this game seems to have been misplaced so I have to rely on my memory for the scores. It was a close loss with The British Club Bowlers starting the new season off brilliantly with Paul Twine taking early wickets during his spell of 2 for 20-something (off 5) and yours truly (Paul McNee) also having a good start with the ball taking 2/12 (off 5) (I remember my own stats!) At the midpoint of the innings ANZA were struggling and looked unlikely to get much past 130, however, a late innings flurry saw them post an OK score of 170. I can’t recall too much of The British Club run chase, suffice to say it was a bit of a blur mid /late innings as we had one of our all too common mid-late, order collapses. The guys who shone with the ball Twine and McNee (with his new bat) both failed to trouble the scorers and the rest of the team clearly didn’t play any standout innings (if they did I can’t recall them) as The British Club fell short of the required runs. Game 2: The British Club vs MISFITS ATHLETIC The highlight of this game was one of The British Club’s best ever fielding performances. Not only were catches held, there were 2 run outs from direct hits and the standard of the out fielding was first class, a very unusual situation for the BC Cricket lads. BC batted first and scored 199/8 off their 30 overs with new recruit /new member Nick Power (exSCC) scoring a solid 32, Mark Stafford in commanding form with 43*, new season Co-Captain Shane Sampson getting 29 and the ever reliable David Bennett chipping in with a quick-fire 19. Misfits made good work of the chase, however, they fell 13 runs short with Peter (Chopper) Welsh leading the way with the ball for The British Club taking 3/21 off 5 overs. Game 3: The British Club vs Woodpeckers CC. The British Club batted first and got off to a poor start, losing the openers with very few runs on the board. If it were not for a solid 30 by Ex-Captain Buck we would have been in an embarrassing situation. Luckily the 2nd half of the innings saw a complete turnaround with another new recruit Prem, despite coming off a debut duck, riding his luck with some agricultural shots in scoring 32, Roger Kelly hitting 21 (off 15) and Mark Christensen smashing 29 off 8 balls. Luckily for Ex-Skipper Buck, he got to come back in at the end of the innings (he had retired at 30 first time around without scoring a boundary) and hit a lovely pull shot off the dangerous Prendiville to ensure he avoided the embarrassment of top scoring without a boundary. Unfortunately, the Woodpeckers run chase turned into a bit of a stroll in the park, as The British Club’s bowlers were again let down in the field and by themselves (too many short deliveries)




Game 4: The British Club vs MISFITS ATHLETIC. For the 2nd time in 3 weeks, The British Club strode out to play Misfits. This time, Misfits batted first and it was another excellent bowling performance from The British Club bowlers. Mark Prendiville reached into his bags of tricks and had the opposition batsmen (as well as himself) wondering what was coming next as he bowled a series of leg spinners, slower balls, quicker balls, and bouncers. The strategy clearly worked as he took 1 for 8 (off 4 overs). Ex Member Mark Sandys, back in Singapore from his new home in Ireland bowled an excellent spell taking 1/21 off his 5 overs and McNee chipped in with 2/17 (off 4) including bowling the dangerous Jamie Benison for only 2. The tightness of The British Club bowling was shown by the fact that the Misfits opener Vasanth took 60 balls to score 30 runs! Misfits eventually limped to a score of 8/146 setting what looked like a very gettable total to chase. However, it is never quite that simple with The British Club cricket. Despite Richard Wall leading the way at the top of the innings with a wellmade 30, once again a mid-innings collapse threatened to derail the run chase. Up stepped 2 of the veterans of the team, Mr. David Bennet (36 off 20 balls) and Paul Twine. Twiney didn’t let the fact that he had 2 ducks and a score of 3 so far this season as he hit a very nice 28 off 29 balls including his best ever shot a towering straight hit 6! The British Club eventually got to the target with one wicket remaining (we never do it the easy way) for a well-deserved victory. It’s been a great start to the season with some exciting cricket played. Any members who would like a game, please get in contact as it is a very long season (28 games) and we are always looking for some new talent.





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THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB 29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland UK Email: Tel: +44 (0) 131 556 4270 Fax: +44 (0) 131 558 3769 For more information, please visit or email




Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm

6410 1100

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

Verandah Café / Verandah Terrace Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday: 9.00am to 10.30pm (last order for food and drink: 10.15pm)

Food & Beverage Office (Banquet Sales & Events) Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm Saturday: 10.00am to 7.00pm

Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Bar: 8.00am to 11.00pm (Last order: 10.45pm) Restaurant: 11.30am to 11.00pm (Last food order: 10.15pm)

Membership Sales Monday to Sunday: 9.00am to 6.15pm Rabley Room & Library Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm The Activity Hub (for 7 to 14 years old) Tuesday to Friday: 2.00pm to 7.00pm Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 9.00am to 9.00pm Closed on Mondays Treetops Terrace & Lounge Open during Club and private events. Jackpot Room Monday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 10.00pm The Mountbatten Room is closed on Mondays Sunday, 12.00pm to 3.00pm, 6.00pm to 11.00pm Tuesday to Thursday 6.00pm to 11.00pm Pre-dinner drinks from 6.00pm Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 9.30pm) Friday and Saturday (Pre-dinner drinks from 6.00pm)

6.00pm to midnight Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 10.30pm)

The Windsor Arms Sunday to Thursday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays: 12.00pm to 1.00am

Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 8.00pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9.00am to 9.00pm Main Swimming and Children’s Pool Daily: 6.00am to 9.30pm Mike Gorrie Playcentre (for 2 to 7 years old) Monday to Wednesday: 9.00am to 7.00pm Thursday to Sunday: 9.00am to 9.00pm Video Games Room Daily: 9.00am to 10.30pm Windsor Shop Monday to Thursday: 11.00am to 10.00pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 10.00am to 10.00pm Sports Centre Information: Court Booking 6410 1173 6410 1173 Pro Shop Daily: 8.00am to 10.00pm Gymnasium Daily: 6.00am to 10.00pm 6410 1151 Chinois Spa Monday: Closed 6410 1154 Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00am to 6.00pm Thursday to Saturday: 10.00am to 9.45pm (Based on requests)

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If you would like to partner The British Club at our upcoming events and promotions, do contact the Marketing Department at 6410 1111/2 or email


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