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Mission The leading international club in Singapore with a British ambience, striving to exceed expectations of our Members and their Families.

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BRITISH CONTACTS British Association of Singapore Website: www.britishassociation.org.sg

Tel: 6339 8229

British High Commission Tel: 6424 4200 Website: www.ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: info@britcham.org.sg Website: www.britcham.org.sg

Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Derek Maggs Tel: 9666 2586 Email: derekmaggs@gmail.com Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg St. David’s Society of Singapore Rhiannon Gage Email: stdavids.singapore@gmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Elizabeth McEneaney Email: elizmceneaney@hotmail.com Royal Society of St. George’s Paul Adamberry Email: rssg.sg@gmail.com Website: www.saintgeorgesociety.com

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President’s Message

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GM’s Message

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Club News

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Member in the Spotlight

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Fry Group Feature:

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Food & Beverage

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Activities & Events

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Sports & Fitness

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Calendar of Events

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Magic Moments

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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ADVERTISE WITH US Membership Base

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54% British expatriates, 21% Singaporeans and 25% expatriates from a wide range of countries in Europe,North America, Australasia and Asia Pacific.

Professionals, managers, executives and business people who hold senior management positions in the business community. CIRCULATION : 2,500 copies | READERSHIP : 10,000 FREQUENCY : Monthly except for the June/July and August/September combined issues.

Magazine Submission Deadlines October 2014 Advertising Bookings : 1 September Advertising Artwork : 5 September November 2014 Advertising Bookings : 1 October Advertising Artwork : 7 October

Club Members enjoy additional 10% discount. MICA (P) 118/05/2013 Designed & Published by The British Club. Printed by Sonic Printing (S) Pte Ltd All events, dates and times are correct at the time of print. We welcome articles, letters, comments or any other contribution from Members. However, the Club reserves the right to edit all materials submitted. Opinions and views expressed by the contributors and writers need not necessarily represent those of the Club. The magazine accepts no responsibility for the quality of goods or services advertised.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, A warm welcome to those who may have returned from their summer breaks and for those who have not, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. First of all, I would like to congratulate the GM, Sean Boyle and his team for their efforts throughout the Best of British celebrations in June. It was a week of exciting events showcasing all things British, including arts, fashion, sports, businesses, and food. The Club has raised $76,000 for its two charities and it has been a pleasure to have been part of these celebrations - I am already looking forward to next year! If your business is looking for new sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact Sean and his team, who will be more than happy to help. During the Grand Finale Dinner, the British Club was awarded the Exclusive Club of the Year 2014. Sean was awarded the General Manager of the Year for the Exclusive Club category and the Mountbatten Room was awarded the Best Fine Dining Club 5 Star Club Restaurant in South East Asia 2014, by the National Critics’ Choice. It was a proud moment for everyone at the Club. Congratulations to Sean for the well-deserved award and to the team for a fantastic effort! In September, the Club will be hosting a 10-day Peranakan Festival to celebrate the culture’s beautiful art and culture, entertainment, and food. This will take place from Friday, 26th to Saturday, 4th October. A special Peranakan Night will mark the last day of the festival (in place of the Red, White, and Blue Ball) and I encourage everyone to get involved and enjoy the unique culture and festivities! Last but not least, please be sure to celebrate Singapore’s 49th birthday on Saturday, 9 August, at the Club. Enjoy the rest of your summer. STEVE SETTLE President

THE BRITISH CLUB

MAIN COMMITTEE Steve Settle President

Shaun Matheson Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

Tony Quek Chairman of Activities & Events and Marketing Committee / Disciplinary Committee

Damian Hills Honorary Treasurer / Chairman of Finance Committee

Frank Wong Honorary Secretary / Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

Richard Shaw Chairman of InfoComm Committee

Adrian Waterton Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Grant Hall Chairman of Sports Committee

Stephen Fulton Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

Andrew Moore Chairman of Food & Beverage Committee

CLUB COMMITTEE Development / Health & Safety Committee Tony Quek, Chris Walden, Malcolm Skipp, Michael Leslie, Darshan Mehta, Christopher Cribb Disciplinary Committee Andrew Vine, Rick Clements Activities & Events Committee Tony Melero, David Wong, Maggie Ashman, Fiona Corbett, Michelle Kuek, Jacqueline Shorrocks, Marcus Krishnan, Cathy Yap Finance Committee Stephen Fulton, Patrick Hyde, Andrew Moore, Yip Wai Hun Food & Beverage Committee Frank Wong, Bradley Fraser, Adrian Bewsey, Susan Watmough, Steven Hodge, Grant Douglas Human Resource Committee Steve Settle, Shaun Matheson, Terry O’Connor, Tony Quek, Adrian Waterton, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee Mick Leaver, David Griffiths, Richard Shaw Membership Committee Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong, Sona Janikova Ways and Means Committee Douglas Inch, John Quarendon Sports Committee All Sports Convenors


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, In the month of June, we celebrated the Best of British 2014 and have garnered much positive feedback from our esteemed Members, guests, and sponsors. I want to say thank you to all Members for their tremendous support. We have a special showcase of photos from these events in this issue. We were also pleased to raise $76,000 for our two nominated charities (Riding for the Disabled Association and the Gurkha Welfare Trust). Cheques will be presented to them at our next Member Connect Night in September 2014. I am proud to announce the National Critics’ Choice has awarded the British Club with The Best Exclusive Club of the Year 2014, the Mountbatten Room with Best Fine Dining Club 5 Star Club Restaurant in South East Asia 2014, and myself, the General Manager of the Year in the Exclusive Club category. I am honoured to have received these awards on the Club’s behalf. My team and I shall strive to continue providing Members and guests with the best experience by upholding our 3 Steps of Service: Warm Welcome, Magic Moment, and Fond Farewell. On 9 August, Singapore celebrates its 49th birthday. On this special public holiday, treat your loved ones to a National Day Buffet Brunch at the Verandah Café, with a delectable offering of BBQ seafood and local specials. A ‘live’ screening of the National Day Parade will be available. For the month of August, the Windsor Shop will be selling some great wines at specially reduced prices. Do not miss this opportunity to stock up your wines! Also for the wine enthusiasts, there will be two Wine & Gourmet Dinners taking place in the Mountbatten Room in August and September. In August, I am delighted to have renowned chef Carmine Costantini as our guest chef. He will be preparing the evening’s dinner with all ingredients harvested from his farm in Yea, Melbourne. The special menu will be paired with some great wines. In September, Concha y Toro, Latin America’s principal wine exporter and one of the most important wine brands, will be bringing in specially selected Chilean wines to pair with our delectable menu for the evening. Coming up in late September on the 26th, we have planned a special 10-day Peranakan Festival. Celebrate this beautiful culture and indulge in all things Peranakan including arts, traditions, entertainment, and food. The festival will culminate into an exciting Peranakan Night on the 4 October. The Peranakan night will replace the annual Red, White, and Blue Ball; so do book early to avoid disappointment! With so many happenings at the Club, you will definitely be in for a good time at the Club. Here’s wishing Singapore a Happy 49th Birthday in August! SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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CLUB MANAGEMENT General Manager Sean Boyle 6410 1103 seanboyle@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Finance Michelle Chua 6410 1119 finance@britishclub.org.sg

Director of Food & Beverage Michael Lie 6410 1141 fb@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Activities & Events, Marketing, and Member Relations Chrisse Olayres 6410 1120 chrisseolayres@britishclub.org.sg

Executive Chef Sunny Sia 6410 1170 sunnysia@britishclub.org.sg

Catering Sales Manager Matthew He 6410 1146 banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg

Membership Sales Manager Fauziah Ali 6410 1114 membership@britishclub.org.sg

Member Relations Manager Cyrhyl Racho 6410 1113 memberrelations@britishclub.org.sg

Marketing Communications Manager Valerie Ong 6410 1111 marketing@britishclub.org.sg

Human Resource Manager Alice Wong 6410 1130 hr@britishclub.org.sg

Activities & Events Yusri Bin Mohd Yusoff 6410 1144 activities@britishclub.org.sg

Sports & Recreation Manager Sajan S/O Sahadevan 6410 1150 sports@britishclub.org.sg

Facilities Manager S. Sundaram 6410 1160 maintenance@britishclub.org.sg

Housekeeper Ma Isabel Sombrado 6410 1162 Housekeeping@britishclub.org.sg

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CLUB NEWS

COMPLIMENTS

Your opinions matter In early September, the Club will be conducting the Membership Survey 2014. The purpose of this survey is to allow the management to identify key areas for improvement and help enhance Members’ experience and expectations. The survey will be available online and on Ipads placed around the Club. To thank Members who have participated in the survey, the Club shall gift each participating Member a $20 F&B voucher which can be utilised in any of the Club’s F&B outlets and Windsor Shop. We look forward to your participation.

For more information, please call 64674311 or email recept@britishclub.org.sg.

THE BRITISH CLUB


CLUB NEWS

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Warm Welcome... To our new Members

ALETTA & CHRIS DE BRUIN ALLAN REDIMERIO & MARILYN GOH AMY CHENG & R CHANDRAN ANDREW & ELIZABETH WATTS ANDREW & EUNICE SONG ANDREW & FIONA HIGGINS AUGUSTINE TSOI & BELINDA ANG AXEL & ANDREA CRAMER AXEL & SIMONE BOYE-MOLLER BEATRICE & MARK MORLEY BEN IDLE & EMMA STEDMAN BISWARANJAN & SOUMI SEN BRETT & AMITHA MATHER BRETT & ARLENE ALEGRE-WOOD CHAN KIM HOONG & YEW MENG KIANG CHRIS & MICHELLE FROAH CHRISTOPHER & CHRISTINA WRIGHT CHRISTOPHER & SUZANNE BLOOR CLAIRE & IAIN SUDDENS-SPIERS DANIEL & ALEXANDRA POTTS DANNY & JULIE QUANT DONALD JANICE MOFFAT ENRIQUE TORRENTERA & FAN YING FRANCESCO SORRENTINO & SUE ANN LIM GARY & JUDITH MAITLAND GEORGE GIBB & REEMAH KHAWAJA IAN & KATHERINE DUNCOMBE JACKIE TEO JAMES & URSULA JOHNSTON JEREMY & JULIANNE MARTIN JOHN & CLAIRE BURLEY JOHN & JULIA BOWHAY JOHN & NICOLE ANDERSON JONATHAN & SASHA CONLAN KARL & LISA HAMANN KATHY & BRENT GUTHRY KELLY & MATTHEW BANNISTER KELVIN LEE & JERIN GOH KWOK CHING MAN & LAM YAT PIU LIAM & VANESSA DOUGLAS MATTHEW & JANINE FORSYTH MATTHEW & SUSAN JACKSON MAYUMI SHIGEMOTO MHAIRI & PHILIP TRAYES MICHELLE & JUSTIN GATLIN NICHOLAS & JOEY SAWYER NICHOLAS BARKER & SABRINA VIEGAS NISHA & CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON PAUL & HANNAH NICHOLS PEH CHENG SHING & DOROTHY ONG PETER & JACQUELINE WINSTANLEY PETER & LYNN SMYTH PHILIP & REBECCA TURLEY RAHUL WELDE & SONYA MADEIRA RAY & MELANIE BIGGER RHIANNON & DANIEL BERENBAUM RICHARD GOODGER & LINDA KOLLATI SAMUEL SIM & HO SAU LAN SARAH & ROBERT DIEHL SCOTT & JOY BUNCE SUNITA & JONATHAN BETT TAN LAI HENG & KANG SWEE LING WARD SIMONDSON & CHARLOTTE MITCHELL SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


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CLUB NEWS

We are proud to announce The National Critics’ Choice has awarded The British Club with The Exclusive Club of the Year 2014, General Manager, Sean Boyle, with The General Manager of the Year 2014 Award, and The Mountbatten Room with Best 5 Star Club Restaurant in South East Asia 2014. The awards were presented to Club President, Steve Settle, and Sean Boyle during the Best of British 2014 Grand Finale Dinner on Saturday, 14 June, by National Critics’ Choice’s representative, Robin Steinberg. The Club is honoured to receive the award and will strive to continue providing Members and guests with the best experience by upholding our 3 Steps of Service: Warm Welcome, Magic Moments, and Fond Farewell!

THE BRITISH CLUB


Your child’s Talents, Made More Team spirit, participation and competitiveness… great Australian qualities we promote in every child.

See for yourself! Thursday, 14 August 9:30am Thursday, 11 September 9:30am We regard physical activity with just as much importance as academic learning. That’s why your child will enjoy considerable opportunity to participate in sports both within the curriculum and during co-curricular activities.

To register your place, visit www.ais.com.sg

Specialist PE teachers and expert coaches lead a wide range of indoor and outdoor team and individual activities in our worldclass facilities. Our Representative Sport Program takes sport to the next level, giving students unrivalled opportunities to compete in a large number of inter-school competitions, including 16 international tours. During the year, regular inter-house carnivals bring the School together in an environment of friendly competition. Join us for an Open Day and see for yourself.

Globally focused, distinctly Australian Contact: +65 6517 0247 | www.ais.com.sg AIS is part of the Cognita Group of Schools www.cognitaschools.com Australian International School Pte Ltd is registered by the Council for Private Education. CPE Registration Number 199204405H. Period of Registration 6 July 2011 to 5 July 2015


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CLUB NEWS

Irish Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Mr Joe Hayes’ Farewell Dinner On Friday, 9 May, GM Sean Boyle was invited to a farewell dinner for outgoing Irish Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Mr Joe Hayes. The British Club is honoured to be chosen to cater for the evening’s food and beverage.

Thank you! We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Members Brad and Lisa Street for their generous and wonderful gift of a hamper and boxes of beautiful cupcakes to commemorate the start of the Best of British celebrations. The cupcakes were beautifully decorated with British icons and our very own Club logo. Thank you, Brad and Lisa!

THE BRITISH CLUB


Because most of the time, you’ll be out. Which is a bit of a shame, as our new 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.


Diamond Sponsors’ Dinner at Eden Hall Wednesday, 21 May


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Best of British Membership Road-shows Chevron House 29 – 30 May

Best of British Business by Kingsley Squire Wednesday, 4 June

BEST OF BRITISH 2014 RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW WINNERS 1st Prize: Nurazizah 2nd Prize: Robin Thuiller 3rdPrize: Marc Helyer 4th Prize: Andrea Saladino 5th Prize: Aaron Reader

6th Prize: Sonia Rego 7th Prize: Abby Chan 8th Prize: Nick Gillet 9th Prize: Andrew Hancock 10th Prize: Jane Herron

11th Prize: Craig Kingston 12th Prize: Daniel Hannigan 13th Prize: Dominic M Monteiro 14th Prize: Neal Armstrong 15th Prize: Heather Riley

16th Prize: John Bolton 17th Prize: Shaun Matheson 18th Prize: Jean Leow 19th Prize: Nicola Ho 20th Prize: Ian James Milne


Opening Gala Dinner Brought to you by Royal Plaza on Scotts Friday, 6 June

Enchanting Evening of British Art & Music Brought to you by Kingsley Squire Saturday, 7 June


Ladies Luncheon featuring Fashion Show & Cooking Demonstration Brought to you by The Fry Group Tuesday, 10 June

Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner Evening Brought to you by Courts Wednesday, 11 June


Courts’ 40th Year Charity Prize Bingo Thursday, 12 June

British Comedy Night Brought to you by Jones Lang LaSalle Friday, 13 June


Grand Finale Dinner: Rule Britannia Brought to you by British Airways Saturday, 14 June


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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

For this issue’s Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to feature Elizabeth McEneaney. In this exclusive interview, she shares with us a glimpse of her life in Singapore.

A glimpse of my professional life... I am Executive Assistant to His Excellency, the Irish Ambassador to Singapore, a role which I very much enjoy. We have a great team, and each day presents a variety of activities, from arranging Embassy events to helping Irish citizens here in Singapore, with a wide range of queries. We recently bid farewell to Ambassador Joe Hayes in May and I look forward to welcoming Ambassador Keating in August. A glimpse of my personal life... I am married to Alan and have three great kids, Nathan (16 years old), Sarah (13 years old), and Kimi (5 years old), who are all attending Tanglin Trust School. I am the President of the St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore, of whom the British Club is a great supporter. The Society has been active in Singapore for over 89 years, and has been the heartbeat of the Irish Community here. Run by a committee of dedicated volunteers, we aim to provide a truly Irish warm welcome to all who are interested in being part of our vibrant and flourishing society. We organize events and support for the members of the Irish community in Singapore, and are proud to have the Irish Ambassador as our patron. Check out our new website www.stpatssingapore.com When I am not working, you would probably spot me: Walking with friends, shopping or sitting by the pool at the British Club. My favourite restaurant in Singapore: Crossroads Café, at the Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road where you can combine good food, good wine, and great service while watching the world pass by! My favourite holiday destinations include: Sri Lanka and Cambodia – both countries provide a huge range of things to see and do, even for grumpy teenagers! My hobbies... I enjoy walking with friends, reading, planning and more importantly taking holidays and Friday evening drinks at Muddy Murphy’s always a good way to end the week! I am attracted to the British Club because: of the range of options available and the sense of familiarity. It is an easy place to visit and be comfortable on any occasion. When Alan is travelling for business, I know I will always be able to meet friends at the Club for a good chat! An absolute must for visitors. My favourite restaurant at the Club is without doubt the Mountbatten. A fabulous treat any night of the week!

THE BRITISH CLUB


What to look for in a Singapore based Financial Adviser? By David Pugh

With our busy expatriate lives, hounded by persistent cold calling salesman, it is difficult to know where to turn for sensible and transparent financial advice. With this in mind, we have compiled a simple checklist of the key criteria to consider in selecting a Singapore based financial adviser for the long term. We hope it will guide you towards receiving good quality and reasonably priced financial advice.

1. Regulated

5. Transparency of fees, commission and charges

Both the company and the individual should be regulated and licensed in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) if they are providing financial planning advice to Singapore residents. If they are not regulated and or licensed, they are working illegally. For the UK expatriate, with a link or possible return to the UK in mind, seeking advice from a global company with a UK regulated and authorized parent is also advisable.

The basis of your adviser’s remuneration for their services, be it commission, fees or a combination of both, should be clearly explained in writing. There will also be charges associated with any recommended investment or insurance provider and these should also be clearly explained in writing including commissions, exit costs and lock-in periods. Beware of agreeing to any contract requiring fixed payment time periods as there will be cheaper and better vehicles available. And of course, there is a high correlation between the adviser’s commission and the investment provider’s costs. Unfortunately the amount of commission paid will influence unscrupulous adviser’s recommendations.

2. Well established A website showing the office address, full contact details and with the advisers names listed, preferably with a short biography. This supports the facts that the company is well established and fully regulated and the advisers are based in Singapore for the long term. Ask when the company founded and how long have they been providing advice to expatriates in Singapore. You should also be able to read testimonials from a range of past and current clients to confirm the company has a long term track record of providing quality advice. A company with global exposure will provide you with a continuity of advice and support when you move away from Singapore and/or return to the UK.

3.Experienced and professionally qualified A very basic level of qualification is required by MAS for individual financial advisers to gain a license to provide advice in Singapore. Additional qualifications, over and above the minimum required, such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) clearly differentiate one adviser from the next. As you may be seeking UK related advice (on UK assets or a UK return) advisers with high level UK qualifications may prove invaluable to ensure you receive UK standard, quality advice. Please do check your adviser’s relevant qualifications and how long he has been providing financial advice.

4. Holistic advice Seek firms who do not “sell” but offer true “financial planning” based upon a comprehensive review your overall financial objectives and needs. Advice should always be in writing and include a clear rationale for any recommendations. Ancillary services from the same company, such as tax advice and will writing, allow a tailored and holistic financial strategy to be designed for you rather than focusing on the sale of one product.

6. Talk to others One of the best ways to find a financial adviser is by talking to others. Check with friends and family or anyone else you trust for referrals.

7. Ongoing communication and good administrative support Your adviser should proactively contact you at least every six months to review your portfolio and changing needs. You should expect good administrative support with timely responses to enquiries.

8. Quantifies investment risk Your adviser should take time to explain to you the risks that are associated with investing. You should make your investment choices on the basis of identifying the appropriate level of risk which takes into account your investment horizon and the length of time you plan to save or may require the proceeds of your investment without large exit penalties.

The Fry Group has been providing financial advice for over 115 years. We enjoy helping clients achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing their wealth is managed wisely. We are proud that many of our clients heard of us through personal recommendation. For further information please contact us at advice@thefrygroupsg.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR David Pugh has been living and working in South East Asia for four years and is responsible for The Fry Group’s activities in the region.. David specialises in inheritance tax strategy, pension planning and portfolio management. He is a regular contributor of financial scenario articles for the Financial Times, an Associate of the Institute of Financial Planning and a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. He is also Vice President of the Welsh Society in Singapore.

Tel: +65 6225 0825 Email: advice@thefrygroupsg.com | www.thefrygroupsg.com


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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

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(From left) Tucker, Michelle, and Jake Gatlin, with Gary Smith

Aaron Reader & Grant Hall

Sunny Sia & Aaron Lim

Tony Quek & Soumi Sen

The Fry Group’s Ashley Jones & Paddy Flynn

(From left) Soumi Sen with Peter & Lynn Smyth

(From left) Paul & Grace Mccubbin with Chrisse Olayres

Peter Smyth & The Fry Group’s Paddy Flynn

(From left) Daniel & Rhiannon Berenbaum with Michelle Kuek

(From left) Eunice, Gian, Andrew, and Chiara Song, with Cyrhyl Racho

(From left) Gary Smith, Yusri, Kelvin Lee and Massura

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GOLD CARD MEMBERS’ PRIVILEGES

BLACK CARD MEMBERS’ PRIVILEGES

Eligibility: 60 years old and above or have been Members of the Eligibility: High spenders of the Club who accumulate a minimum Club for 25 years and above of $12,000.00 on F&B spend per calendar year Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday… Enjoy a special birthday gift (for Principal Member only) from Enjoy a bottle of champagne and a special birthday gift the Club. (Principal Member only) from the Club. Dining privileges… 10% discount on monthly wine dinner evenings at the Mountbatten Room (max of 2 persons). 15% discount off the ala carte menu at the Mountbatten Room everyday for dinner except Mondays. 15% discount on Food only in the Windsor Arms, Verandah Café, Splash Bar and Scores from Monday to Friday.

Dining privileges… 15% discount on monthly wine dinner evenings at the Mountbatten Room (maximum of 2 persons). 20% discount off the a la carte menu at the Mountbatten Room everyday for dinner except Mondays. 20% discount on food only in the Windsor Arms, Verandah Café, Splash Bar and Scores from Monday to Friday.

Retail privileges… 5% discount for the purchase of a full case of wine and enjoy an additional bottle free, of the same label at the Windsor Shop (except for wines on promotion). 10% discount on selected items at the Windsor Shop. 10% discount on selected Carrot/Peach/Banana and 5% on Adidas items at the Pro Shop.

Retail privileges… 5% discount for the purchase of a full case of wine and enjoy an additional bottle free, of the same label, at the Windsor Shop (except for wines on promotion) . 10% discount on selected items at the Windsor Shop. 15% discount on selected Carrot/Peach/Banana and 10% on Adidas items at the Pro Shop.

Member Referral reward… Member Referral reward… Double rewards points for member referrals who successfully Double rewards points for member referrals who successfully sign up. sign up. Social events… Buy 3 get 1 free, every month to Comedy Night $500 F&B credit on a private catering/ function held at the British Club with a minimum of $3000 spent.

Social events… Two complimentary tickets to a Comedy Night.

(available once a year; kindly bring your voucher on the night that you would want to use it)

Buy 3 get 1 free, every month to Comedy Night. Enjoy invitations to special events and annual lunch hosted by $500 F&B credit on a private catering/ function held at the British the Club President and General Manager. Club with a minimum of $2500 spent. Christmas specials… Enjoy invitations to special events and annual cocktail reception $50.00 off your first hamper (for a minimum of $200). hosted by the Club President and General Manager. $30.00 off any catering or festive takeaway orders Christmas specials… (minimum order of $100). $70.00 off your first hamper (for a minimum purchase of $200). Kindly present your vouchers when redeeming at the Windsor Shop. $50.00 off any catering or festive takeaway orders (minimum Double Reward points for spend in December. order of $150). Get Fit… Kindly present your vouchers when redeeming at the Windsor Shop 10% discount on fitness and personal programs at the Sports Double Reward points for spend in December Centre. 15% discount on all spa treatments at the Chinois Spa (by Get Fit… 10% discount on fitness programs and personal trainer at the appointment). Sports Centre. Plus… 15% discount on all spa treatments at the Chinois Spa (by A quarterly newsletter with additional benefit updates mailed appointment). directly to you. Plus… A quarterly newsletter with additional benefit updates mailed directly to you

For any enquiries, please call 64674311 or email recept@britishclub.org.sg


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CLUB NEWS

THE CLUB IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FOLLOWING NEW EMPLOYEES:

Alice Wong

Aileen Ong

Human Resource Manager Human Resource

Lim Chang Yap

Quek Sort Cheng, Eleanor

Sous Chef Banquet Kitchen

Desmond Lim Kok Tee

Executive Assistant/ Office Manager GM’s Office

Chef De Cuisine Mountbatten Kitchen

Rafiqa Binte Khamis

Catering Sales Executive Banquet Sales

Service Assistant Verandah

Wu Jin Fang, Mel

Human Resource Officer Human Resource

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH May 2014 Ang Bing Chuan, Aaron

June 2014 Gan Qianyu

Cook Verandah Kitchen

Marketing Communications Executive Marketing Communications

Aaron joined the Club as a Cook on 27 January 2014. He has proven himself to be a reliable team player for always willing to go the extra mile for his colleagues with a positive attitude.

Qianyu joined the club as a Marketing Communications Executive on 16 July 2013. She is an independent and responsible worker who has ear ned the recognition of her supervisors and colleagues.

EMPLOYEE GATHERING May & June 2014

The monthly employee gatherings are held to provide the employees with an opportunity to bond. During the gatherings, birthdays were celebrated and deserving employees were presented with certificates for creating “Magic Moments” to Members and guests during their course of work.

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CLUB NEWS

FOND FAREWELL: IRENE LOI On Thursday, 10 July, a farewell party was held to thank Irene for her valuable contribution and support to the Club as the Finance Manager from April 2014 to June 2014. In appreciation, General Manager Sean Boyle presented Irene with a Club plaque.

UK PROPERTY

The Latest on Taxation and Finance Presentation & Cocktail Reception When: Wednesday, 8th October 2014, 7pm Where: The British Club, Treetops Lounge & Terrace

The Fry Group is pleased to partner with SPF Private Clients and The British Club Singapore to invite you to this insightful presentation. Relevant to those who already own and those who are planning to purchase UK property, topics covered will include: - The latest on proposed changes in taxation for UK property owners and the effect on expats in Singapore - Suitable and cost-effective options for financing UK property as an expat - UK property market update

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 4 September Looking to meet other Members... This monthly networking event will introduce you to fellow Members in the Club – a perfect social setting to get together and meet new people.

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Canapes & drinks will be served.)

The event will provide an excellent networking opportunity and drinks and canapĂŠs served.

For bookings and more information, contact

RSVP: events@thefrygroupsg.com

recept@britishclub.org.sg Supported by

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Monthly Promotion: August

besT FiVe sTaR club ResTauRaNT in south east asia 2014

Red Emperor Fish PROMOTION 5 to 31 August

Red Emperor is one of Australia’s most highly prized and regarded food fish. It is considered a highly appealing dish for its lovely firm white flesh, large flake and delicate flavour.

The Red Emperor Fish Fillet (180gm) with:• Burnt butter, capers, tomato and parsley • Roasted with teriyaki sauce • Pan-fried with herb butter • Steamed with balsamic vinaigrette All orders are accompanied with garlic and chilli pasta, spinach and mushroom.

Focaccia Sandwich PROMOTION 4 to 31 August

Grilled Sirloin steak, caramelised onions, focaccia bread, salad and French fries Char-grilled marinated chicken breast, focaccia bread, salad and French fries Emmental cheese and red onion marmalade, focaccia bread, salad and French fries Deep-fried breaded fish and tomato chutney, focaccia bread, salad and French fries

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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All about Fish PROMOTION

4 to 31 August

Pan-grilled Salmon with Roasted Pepper Sauce Pan-grilled Rainbow Trout with Tomato and Olive Sauce Pan-grilled Halibut Fillet with Lemon Butter Sauce All orders are served with mashed potato, asparagus and confit vine tomatoes

INDIAN PROMOTION 4 to 31 August

Non Vegetarian

Madras Fish Curry with basmati rice & papadum

Vegetarian

Bhindi Masala with basmati rice & papadum

Surf and Turf Wrap PROMOTION 4 to 31 August

Choice of 2 filling:-

Surf

Turf

Prawns Smoked Salmon Barramundi Salmon Tuna

Cajun Chicken Ultimate Steak Char-grilled Beef Southern Fried Chicken Chicken Schnitzel

All orders are served with mesclun salad and fries or wedges.

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Monthly Promotion: September

besT FiVe sTaR club ResTauRaNT in south east asia 2014

VIETNAMESE GIANT RIVER PRAWNS PROMOTION 2 to 30 September

500gm of Vietnamese Giant River Prawns with • Garlic butter • Herb butter • Tempura with flying fish roes and mayonnaise • Black pepper sauce All orders are accompanied with boiled potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Free-range Chicken & Organic Pork PROMOTION 2 to 30 September

Barbeque Pork Ribs with Bourbon Sauce accompanied with potato wedges and grilled buttered corn

Roasted Baby Spring Chicken served with peppercorn sauce and garnished with chunky potato wedges, slow roasted tomatoes and corn on the cob

Barbeque Pork Ribs with Spicy Hot Sauce accompanied with potato wedges and grilled buttered corn

Barbeque Baby Spring Chicken served with smokey barbeque sauce and garnished with chunky potato wedges, slow roasted tomatoes and corn on the cob For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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Kofta PROMOTION 1 to 30 September

Non Vegetarian

Mutton Kofta Curry with Basmati Rice, Raita & Roasted Papad

Vegetarian

Vegetarian Kofta Curry with Basmati Rice, Raita & Roasted Papad

Mussels PROMOTION

2 to 30 September

Mussels in white wine garlic cream sauce Mussels in spicy tomato sauce Gratinated mussels topped with cheddar cheese Thai-infused mussels All orders are served with chips and garlic bread.

Pasta PROMOTION

2 to 30 September

Choice of Penne, Fusilli, Spaghetti or Fettuccine

Puttanesca Red chilli flakes, capers, olives, onions, tomato and anchovies based sauce

Lamb Shank Slow-braised lamb shank with rosemary and root veggies

Seafood Aglio-Olio

Garlic, red chilli, parsley and stir-fried with extra virgin olive oil

Baked Salmon Lasagna

Green peas, dill cream, tomato sauce with cheddar and parmesan cheese For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


The Master Chef Table WINE & GOURMET DINNER WITH RENOWnED GUEST CHEFS Friday, 29 August 2014 | 7.30pm

Born in 1970 in Benevento, Italy, Carmine moved to Australia in 2005 to explore the local fast-moving restaurant trade and was Head Chef of the renowned South Yarra restaurant Caffe e Cucina, followed by stints in Tea Rooms of York and Stefano’s in Mildura. In late 2010, he decided to open his own restaurant, Osteria la Passione, located in the heart of Richmond, Victoria, Australia. Join us this August for a gala dinner featuring renowned Guest Chefs including Chef Carmine Costantini , Chef Jimmy Chok from JC Concepts, Chef Anderson Ho from SATS Catering and, not forgetting, our very own Executive Chef, Sunny Sia. They will be preparing the evening’s cuisine with all ingredients grown and made from Chef Carmine’s farm in Yea, Melbourne.

An exciting and delicious wine menu is brewing right now. Keep a look out in our August weekly e-newsletters for the wine menu! For price enquiry or to book, please call 64674311 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg In partnership with


MENU

Amuse Bouche Concha y Toro Palo Alto Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

CHILEAN

WINE & GOURMET DINNER

Friday, 26 September 2014 | 7.30pm

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest

* International Wine Challenge (UK) 2010 – Silver Medal * Selections Mondiales des Vins 2011 – Gold Medal * International Wine Challenge 2011 – Silver Medal *****

Marinated Chilean Sea Bass, Basil, Tomato, Green Peppercorn Mousseline, Lighted Gratinated Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Pinot Grigio, Rapel & Limari Valleys, Chile * Decanter, May 2013 – Bronze Medal *****

Crispy Soft Shelled Crab, Aioli, Rocket Salad Concha y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Pinot Noir, Chile * Korea Wine Challenge, June 2013 – Silver Medal * International Wine Challenge, May 2013 – Bronze Medal *****

Concha y Toro is Latin America’s principal wine exporter and one of the most important wine brands in the world, with a presence in more than 135 countries. A global company that brings together tradition and innovation, it supports its commitment to the consumer by providing them with the best quality and wine experience. Their agriculturaloenological work philosophy is oriented to quality in the whole production process and to extracting the unique and distinctive characteristics of each specific origin. The diversification of soils and climates has enabled them to have the widest range of varieties in the Chilean industry. This, plus a deep dedication by the winery and constant research, provides internationally praised wines. We are happy to have Mr Guy Nussey, Regional Director of VCT Asia with us to share with us his wines. Guy join Concha y Toro UK in 2007. Under his management, through building a strong partnership with all parts of the Tesco business including convenience and online, he built volumes to 1.7 million cases making Tesco, Concha y Toro’s largest global account. In 2010, he was awarded Wine Supplier of the Year by Tesco in recognition of strong customer service. Guy moved to Singapore in 2011 taking the lead role in driving the growth of the brands in the region and up to date, the company has grown 82% in volume and 111% in value since it was created in 2009.

In partnership with

Braised Meat Ragu Risotto, Pan-fried Foie Gras, Baby Spinach, Truffle Oil Concha y Toro Palo Alto Reserva II (Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Viognier), Chile * Japan Wine Challenge 2010 – Bronze Medal * Japan Wine Challenge 2011 – Bronze Medal * Robert Parker/Wine Advocate 2013 – 88 Points *****

Cripsy Chilean Pork Belly, Butternut Pumpkin Puree, Summer Vegetables, Natural Jus Concha y Toro Palo WineMaker Selection (Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Fran, Malbec), Chile * Descorchados (Chile) 2009 Vintage – 90 points * Robert Parker/Wine Advocate 2013 – 90 points *****

I’voire Raspberry Dome, Berries Compote Mignardise *****

Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas Special take-away prices available for the evening Wines on Sale

UP$

Special Take-Away Price

Concha y Toro Palo Alto Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

$36.90

$25.00

Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Pinot Grigio, Rapel & Limari Valleys, Chile

$39.90

$28.00

Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir, Chile

$39.90

$28.00

Concha y Toro Palo Alto Reserva II, Chile

$39.90

$28.00

Concha y Toro Palo Alto WineMaker Selection, Chile

$42.90

$32.00

Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email mountbattenrsvn@britishclub.org.sg


AUGUST

GRAB THEM BEFORE THE SUMMER IS OVER! Kilka Chardonnay 2011, Valle de Uco, Argentina

$33.90 (U.P. $42.50) Kilka Malbec 2012, Valle de Uco, Argentina

$33.90 (U.P. $42.50) Cesari Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy

$28.00 (U.P. $34.90) Bertani Villa Arvedi Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena DOC, Veneto, Italy

$48.00 (U.P. $58.00) Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava, N.V., Spain

$26.90 (U.P. $34.00) Los Boldos Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

$24.90 (U.P. $31.90) Kika Chianti DOCG 2011, Italy

$34.00 (U.P. $42.50) Matane Negroamaro Puglia IGT 2010, Italy

$34.00 (U.P. $42.50) Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

$38.00 (U.P. $52.90) Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Italy

$92.00 (U.P. $115.90) Brandini Barolo, Italy

$75.00 (U.P. $91.50)

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Get ready to swing to the music of the 60s with our new trio, fronted by the 60s king himself – Vernon Cornelius at the Windsor Arms, every Saturday. Come and enjoy the great dance music of the yesteryears with our dynamic trio who together have over 50 years of music experience! Join Vernon, Tony and Ted every Saturday for a unique experience as they play your favourite kind of music (they take requests too) at 8.45pm! Come dressed for the occasion on the last Saturday of the month and stand to win hampers, wine & dine vouchers and more in a lucky draw!

CRAZY HOURS on Saturdays 9.30pm till closing

‘LIVE’ ENTERTAINMENT

One-for-One house pours, draft beers & house pour liquors

SWINGING 60s WITH T‘n‘T+ Every Saturday, 8.45pm onwards

THE BRITISH CLUB

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.

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HAPPY HOURS

Mondays to Fridays | 5.00pm till closing

APPLICABLE TO ALL OUTLETS

Mountbatten Room, Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores Sports Bar

$5.80+

(Draft Beers, House Wines & House Pour Liquors)

SPLASH BAR

Daily | 5.00pm till closing

CRAZY HOURS

Saturdays & Sundays | 9.30pm till closing

1-for-1

(Draft Beers, House Wines & House Pour Liquors)

$5.80+

(Draft Beers, House Wines & House Pour Liquors)

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What’s on at MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

SUNDAY FAMILY ROAST

SUNDAY SEAFOOD CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Available from Sunday, 7 September, onwards

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

(exclusively available on last Sunday of the month only)

$58.00+ per Adult | $29.00+ per child*

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

$68.00+ per Adult | $35.00+ per child*

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

$98.00+ per Adult

$78.00+ per Adult

(inclusive of free flow of house champagne, house red and white wines)

(inclusive of free flow of house champagne, house red and white wines)

Menu featuring….

Menu featuring….

Seafood and crustacean station, freshly shucks live oysters, international cold combinations, juice station, roasts, an array of appetisers, salad, and mouth-watering desserts.

Grain-fed Roast Beef Rib Eye, Roast Lamb Leg, Roast Chicken, Caesar Salad Live Station, an array of international cold combinations, appetisers, salads, and mouth-watering desserts.

Nordic Style

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Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email mountbattenrsvn@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. | *Child: 12 years and below THE BRITISH CLUB


PROMOTIONS AT THE

WINDSOR SHOP

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LOOKING FOR A NEW GIFT?

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

SPIRITS PROMOTION August & September 2014 Bowmore Small Batch Reserve Malt Tasting notes On the Eye

Warm gold

Breathe In

Vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice

Sip

Mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut

Savour

The wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

The Windsor Shop : $118.00 per bottle Windsor Arms : $138.00+ per bottle or $9.50+ per shot

Monthly Special BUY 3 GET 1 FREE September 2014

MONTHLY WINE PROMOTION August & September 2014

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

@ $128.70 for 4 bottles (You save $42.90!) Nurtured from parcels in the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley, the results are combined to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted with fresh notes of passion fruit and grapefruit. The sweet fruit characters on the palate and fresh acidity combine to create an expressive, classy Sauvignon Blanc. Taste is beautifully enhanced with barbequed seafood, especially prawns, fish and also mezze plates.

Old Coach Road Pinot Noir, Nelson, New Zealand

@ $133.50 for 4 bottles (You save $44.50!) Ripe summer berry fruits notes and brambly savoury characters with fine grained spicy oak tannins complement the plum. With thyme and cinnamon notes on your palate, the wine has a long flavoursome finish.

Sur Andina Lascar Sauvignon Blanc/ Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile

$24.90 per bottle An outstanding blend of two varieties. All the tropical fruit character and weight of the Chardonnay is balanced by the acidity freshness and herbaceous notes typical of the Sauvignon Blanc, giving rise to this fresh and perfectly balanced blend.

Sur Andina Lascar Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile

$24.90 per bottle A full-flavoured and fruit driven wine which is well balanced and easy to drink. A dark and rich colour with cherry and vanilla flavours on a long, smooth finish, the wine is perfect with rich, flavourful dishes and grilled meats and vegetables.

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


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CATERING SALES

Situated in the charming enclave of Bukit Timah Hill and surrounded by lush greenery, the British Club is the ideal venue for you. A perfect meeting, private dinner or party is a memorable affair, and exudes its own character and charm. We strive to create an ambience that reflects our client’s personality. Our specialised catering professionals will tailor to the needs of each and every client. Speak to us to find out what we can do for you.

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES The British Club meeting rooms are the most cost effective way when you need a larger space, be it for a board meeting, conference or presentation. We have the expertise to ensure your experience is flawless and you can relax knowing that we are taking care of your every need. Why rent our meeting rooms? • Able to accomodate from 10 and up to 200 persons. • LCD Projector & Screen • WIFI Connection Included • Full Catering Options • Whiteboards • Complimentary Tea & Coffee • Free-flow of Bottled Mineral Water through out your meeting

PRIVATE DINING, EVENTS AND PARTIES Whether it is for family or corporate functions, the British Club offers an extensive and exquisite collection of lavishly decorated reception rooms, al-fresco seating, and Black Tie function rooms. What’s more, our specially designed menus from Indian, cuisines with a British influence to International menus and even the best roast in town.

Call us now to find out more! For enquiries, please contact our Catering Professional at 6410 1146 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg THE BRITISH CLUB


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WINE TASTING BY THE POOL

Tim Wicks from Wicks Estate Julian Hanna from Towerhill Saturday, 2 August 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturday, 17 August 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wicks Estate Wines is a family owned and operated wine company producing premium wines from their vineyard located at Woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine growing regions. Tim and Simon Wicks proudly front the Wicks Estate Label armed with a firm belief in long-term success through dedication to excellence. Highly rated by James Halliday, Wicks Estate has produced many award-winning wines.

Towerhill Estate was established in 1993 in the heart of the Mt Barker region of Western Australia where mild wet winters, well drained soils and warm, dry summers yield outstanding cool climate wines. Tower hill Estate excels in producing medal-winning wines from low yielding fruit handpicked from responsibly tended, non-irrigated vines. Towerhill received a Gold Medal in the Decanter Hong Kong 2013 for the 2008 Riesling.

Gail Higgins from Fuddling Cup Saturday, 27 September 6.30pm to 8.30pm

The Fuddling Cup vineyard began on a small pocket of land where Colin and Gail Higgins planted premium Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Tuart sandy loam soil of Geographe, South Western Australia near Capel within sight of the ocean in 2000. Although their plantings were new, award-winning Cabernet has been grown in the vicinity for almost 30 years.

Ram Limousines & transports

Experience Luxury in Travel (E) enquiries@ramlimousines.com (O) +65 - 6570 9085

(M) +65 - 8363 5572

www.ramlimousines.com For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change.| *Child: 12 years and below SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


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BINGO NIGHTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday, 5.00pm to 6.00pm Children’s Art & Crafts Every Saturday, Verandah Café: 3.00pm to 6.00pm (No class when there is Little Chef)

Tuesdays, 5 and 19 August | 2 and 16 September @ 8.00pm It is going to be BINGO FUN! So bring your friends and get ready to shout

BINGO!

FOR TEENS Teen Committee Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm

FOR ADULTS Mahjong Every Monday: 10.00am to 12.00pm Craft Ladies Every Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.00pm with a lunch break Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace, 8.00pm onwards Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Wednesday: 12.30pm – 2.30pm Every Friday: 9.00am – 11.00am

The prize snowballs after each session.

Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards Sweep Night Every Saturday Night: 8.00pm, 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm – 10.00am Book Club Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8.00pm

Wednesday, 13 and 27 August 10 and 24 September 8.00pm

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan Tel: 9666 8994 BALUT: David Quinn Tel: 6572 7028

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 second season will be from April to June 2014 and the team with the most points at the end of the season wins a Grand prize! Watch this space!

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara Tel: 9008 7095 Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

QUIZ NIGHTS

Tel: 8268 8252

CRAFT Ladies: Maggie Ashman Tel: 8606 1120 Email: mandpashman@yahoo.co.uk

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

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett Tel: 9841 9058 Email: Corbett.fiona83@gmail.com

BOOK CLUB (Evening Group) Angela Ryan

Tel: 6410 1144

Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk

Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com

HAPPY HOUR (5.00pm to 8.00pm) $5.20+ for all house wines, draft beers & house pour liquors

Do you love books and enjoy talking about the fascinating plot and characters? In that case, what could be more fun than mingling with a group of like-minded people and discussing the book of the month that’s specially selected to provoke plenty of in-depth discussion?

BOOK CLUB

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 18 August & 16 September 8.00pm at Scores. Drop an email activites@britishclub.org.sg should you be joining us!

For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email

THE BRITISH CLUB

activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.


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THE BRITISH CLUB PRESENTS

Good Laugh

Have a at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians and your host, the very funny Jonathan Atherton.

Mr Yap Sin Guan & Students Would like to invite you to a

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING EXHIBITION Date & Time: Sunday, 31 August 6.30pm to 10.00pm Monday, 1 September 12.00pm to 5.00pm Venue: The Elizabeth Suite For more information, please contact Mr Yap Sin Guan at 9666 8994.

August

PETER BERNER

NICK PAGE

JINX YEO

September Comedians

Keep a look out in our September weekly e-newsletters for the latest updates!

Thursday, 14 August & 11 September Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only):

$40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest Minimum Age: 18 years old Free Seating Selected Dinner Menu available from 6.30pm Cancellations made less than a week before the event will be billed the full price. (Kindly note that there may be coarse language and sexual references during the show.) For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.

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Tuesday to Thursday, 19, 20, 21 August | 10.00am – 4.00pm | Main Clubhouse and Outdoors The summer holidays are here and this is when the REAL fun begins! Join us for this 3- day camp catered especially for those aged 6 to 12 years old. Activities include art & craft sessions, magic and ballooning workshops, cooking sessions, tours and so much more!

$280.00+ Member Child | $300.00+ Guest Child Price includes two snacks and one lunch meal per day and all course fees. Minimum of 5 participants to start

For more information or booking, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg CAKE PUSH POPS Saturday, 9 August

Watch out for our National Day edition of the Little Chef class as we make yummy red and white cake push pops! Learn how to put together these delicious treats and have fun while at it!

PIZZA

Little Chef

Saturday, 13 September

Join us for another fun morning with the Chef as we take on savoury pizzas. Have fun making your own dough and decorating your very own pizza with your favorite toppings! Don’t forget to share it with Mum and Dad!

10.00am – 11.30am • Verandah Café

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

Cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the event will be billed the full price.

CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS Every Saturday (except when there is Little Chef)

Art generates a love of learning and openness to new ideas for kids. Kids whose creativity is nurtured are curious and inspired to learn more. If your child loves to create things, these Saturday sessions are packed with arts and craft activities. Let them try their hands at making lanterns, masks, mosaics from eggshells, cards, fruit stamping; and the list goes on. Come and join us. Walk-ins are most welcome.

3.00pm – 6.00pm • Verandah Terrace

$5.00 + Member | $7.00 + Guest For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email

THE BRITISH CLUB

activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.


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NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

CELEBRATE SINGAPORE’S 49TH BIRTHDAY WITH US! Enj oy t he e x c it ing a c t iv it ies a nd st a ge ent ert a inment p lu s ou r s p e c ia l S ing a p ore Bu f fet fo r t he k ids a nd t he w ho le fa mily.

Saturday, 9 August | 12.00pm – 2.00pm | Verandah Café

Buffet Brunch

Saturday, 9 August | 11.30am to 3.00pm | Verandah Café

$38.00+ per Adult • $16.00+ per Child Indulge in a truly local fare with BBQ seafood, local specials such as Satays, Bak Kut Teh, Laksa, Roti Prata, Hainanese chicken rice and not forgetting Indian curries. Don’t miss the ‘live’ screening of the National Day parade at Verandah Café from 5pm* onwards. *Accurate as at time of print.

Our staff make the difference

Paediatric Medicine • Specialist healthcare for children since 2006 • A full range of services from neonatal care to general paediatrics • A caring, friendly and supportive environment for children Paediatric Clinic | 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #11-06 | 6887 4440 Camden Clinic | 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #14-06 | 6733 4440 Jelita Clinic | 293 Holland Road, Jelita Cold Storage #02-04 | 6465 4440

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www. imc healthcare . com For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email

THE BRITISH CLUB

activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. *Child: 12 years and below


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FAMILY QUIZ SEASON 3

Every Friday, starting 5 September to 3 October 6.30pm onwards Verandah Café

They are fun, they are educational and they are back again for the 3rd season! If you have what it takes to put your wits and knowledge to the test, then this will be a great game for you and your family to take part. Apart from just having the time of your life with your family that evening, you could also win prizes. Be sure to gear yourselves up and to expect lots of brain draining, family bonding fun and let’s see who wins the title as the Smartest Family in the British Club! Brought to you by

iPHOTO BASICS

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Tuesday 9 September • 10.00am to 1.00pm Elizabeth Suite 1

Finally tackle all those precious photos you’ve been meaning to organise for a long time! Learn about iPhoto preferences, importing photos, cleaning up, finding duplicates, organizing Events and Photos, creating Albums and Smart Albums, Photo Stream, Faces and Places, making Slideshows and how to share it all using iCloud. Connie Gleeson, the instructor and Certified Apple Support Professional, teaches other classes as well: First Time Mac Users, Basic Mac, iCloud Demystified, iMovies, Google Docs, Photoshop for Beginners, Dropbox, Pages, etc. **The prerequisite for the class is to bring your own Mac and have a basic understanding of the Mac Operating System.

$100.00+ Member | $110.00+ Guest Minimum of 6 participants to start

ALOHA DENTAL Bringing beautiful smiles to beautiful people

Dr. Nicola Gallagher B.D.S, (Wales), F.D.S. R.C.S. (Eng)

With over 20 years of experience in the UK, Dr. Gallagher offers quality dental care for you and your family.

Dr. Jeffrey Lam

Our Limits Are Only Your Imagination…

D.D.S., M.S. (Ortho), Cert. (Ortho)

Just 55 minutes from Phuket, in Khao Lak, secluded white sands await

Dr. Lam is an American expat who recently relocated to Singapore. He provides orthodontic services for all ages.

Couples, honeymoons, intimate weddings, adult family groups

reservations@sarojin.com . sarojin.com . +66 (0) 76 427 900

14 Scotts Road #04-125 Far East Plaza Singapore 228213 Tel: (65) 6738-2268 / (65) 6733-2268 / Fax: (65) 6737-2268 Email: alohaden@gmail.com / www.alohadental.sg

For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. *Child: 12 years and below

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WHAT THE DICKENS DINNER THEATRE:

A trio of 10-Minute Treats

Saturday, 13 September | 7.30pm – 8.00pm | The Elizabeth Suite Come and savour three delicious servings of bite-sized Dickensian entertainment interspersed with sizzling songs. What the Dickens! features three short plays, beginning with Oliver With A Twist, a dark and hilarious take on our modern obsession with food. This will be followed by Greater Expectations, a tasty re-interpretation of the relationship between Pip and Estella. The evening will end with Hard Times with the Semi-Naked Chef Oliver Jamie, who will share his money-saving recipes for a post-Global Financial World. (Includes audience participation and a surprise guest) Come dressed as your favourite Dickens character over a delicious three-course dinner. A prize will be awarded for best dressed!

10-Minute Treats – Theatrical Food For Thought Written by Jane Cafarella | Directed by Susie Penrice Tyrie

Book before Monday, 25 August and enjoy the early bird promotional price of only $65.00+ per person! $75.00+ Member | $85.00+ Guest *inclusive of 2 bottles of wine per table of 10 persons and a 3 course dinner

For more information on joining or booking any of these activities, please email

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activities@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.


MEMBERS FEATURE

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Daren Tan

George Cherian

Position in the band: Musical Director, Lead and Rhythm guitarist, Vocalist, Keyboardist Background: Ex Radio Deejay, Singer, Host, Theatre & TV actor and Banker for 8 years. Occupation: Financial Adviser Other hobbies: Football, Food & Film Why & how you joined the BC band? Through my better half, Michelle Kuek What you hope to see in the band’s future? 1. For every band member in the Music Section to grow musically beyond what they thought they were capable of 2. To be a band that all British Club members will be proud of and will tell their friends to come and watch. 3. To have a fully sold out ticketed performance at the Esplanade. What do you love about BC Club? Genuine warmth of every staff, majestic decorations like the sets of armour in the lobby and the great food :)

Position in the band: Vocals, Guitar & Violin Background: I have interest in varied music genres including formal Choral Church music. I currently sing in my Church choir where I was also choir director for many years. Occupation: Managing Director of a company providing Product Certification compliance for Russia. Other hobbies: NA

Marco Merito Position in the band: Drummer Background: Rock!! Occupation: CEO of small engineering company Other hobbies: Photography, Precision Shooting, Restoring Sports cars, Building Electronic Equipment Why & how you joined the BC band? My dear wife, Angel, signed me up without telling me! What you hope to see in the band’s future? Joy, expressions, creativity. Making our own music, and a place where mutual support are given and all of us can forget everything else for a while. What do you love about BC Club? The unselfish Members’ support and commitment!

Mark Maresch Position in the band: Drummer and percussionist Background: : 6 years in Singapore. British Club Member for over 3 years. I’ve been playing drums since I was 13 and played my first gig when I was 14 in a working mens social club in Acton, North London. Occupation: Regional Sales Director for Fuji Xerox Global Services Other hobbies: Jogging and looking after my 4 year old son (Morgan) and my 1 1/2 year old daughter (Eden). Why & how you joined the BC band? I wanted to return to playing in a band and wanted to meet other great musicians. What you hope to see in the band’s future? The band to become bigger, stronger and always fun to be part of. And to get my wife to join too, she has a great voice that always warms my heart! What do you love about BC Club? The kids’ playroom - so ‘Mummy and Daddy’ get a moment to chat and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a pint of Old Speckled Hen!

Why & how you joined the BC band? I had joined the Music Section about three years ago after seeing the notice inviting Members to join at the BC notice board. The Music Section was then pretty much informal and “Jam Session” oriented - you brought in your instrument and played with those who were present that evening. Very often, there were musicians from outside the Club invited to support the jam sessions. What you hope to see in the band’s future? I am now back in the Music Section after a 2 years’ break. In my short three-month stint with the current set up, it is really exciting to witness the inherent high standard of musical talent of individuals in the group. The style of music presentation is as varied as the individuals presenting. This is particularly interesting as our varied performances will appeal to different groups in our audience. However, the real strength I believe of the current group who meet every Tuesday is the camaraderie shared during the time working together while pursuing our passion for music. This is to a large measure the reflection of the personalities and talent of the persons currently responsible for organising the Section as it also does bring out the best in all who participates. As a group, we now deliver a reasonably good standard of music. What is great about what we do is that there is always more to strive for. With the current more focused approach being taken at our rehearsals and the commitment of all who participate, the music we make moving forward together will become more “tight”, and I am certain will improve to a pretty high standard - truly appreciated by all. What is really nice is that the musical journey itself towards that end is going to truly enjoyable! What do you love about BC Club? I have been a member of the Club from the time of its ground-breaking, and over the years as a family from the time my children were small we have enjoyed the ambience and facilities of British Club being a truly a family-orientated Club… there aren’t many other such Clubs in Singapore.

Jane Jia Position in the band: Vocalist Background: Chinese songs Occupation: Business director Other hobbies: Table tennis, swimming, cooking, reading books Why & how you joined the BC band? I joined at a Member’s Connect Night, to develop my singing skills and have fun with fellow music-lovers. What you hope to see in the band’s future? Growing closer as a group and trying out new songs and music genres. What do you love about BC Club? The friendly Members and the Club’s serene hilltop location.

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DOLPHIN INTERACTION PROGRAMMES AT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

DISCOUNTED TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BRITISH CLUB MEMBERS FROM 1 JUNE TO 31 DECEMBER 2014 DOLPHIN ADVENTURE Designed for adventure seekers and those looking for a bit more action, the Dolphin Adventure programme will give you a chance to swim with dolphins. We’ll take you on a journey into the depths of a lagoon and let you experience the thrill being propelled through the water by dolphins. Our dolphins will amaze you, don’t miss this unique way of interacting with them!

DOLPHIN DISCOVERY Experience a face to face shallow encounter with dolphins suitable for practically everyone, with hands on interaction and up close observation of its behaviour. Suitable for non-swimmers and minimum height of 122cm to participate. Learn fascinating facts about our dolphins such as how we communicate with them.

DOLPHIN OBSERVER Sit back and relax at the lagoon side as you watch your friends and family who are participants of Dolphin Discover and Dolphin Adventure interact with dolphins.

Attraction

Regular Price Adult / Child

Member Price Adult / Child

Complimentary: Savings British Club’s F&B Voucher

Dolphin Adventure

$248.00 / $238.00

$198.00 / $190.00

$50.00 41%

Dolphin Discovery

$198.00 / $188.00

$158.00 / $150.00

$20.00

31%

Dolphin Observer

$68.00 / $58.00

$54.00 / $46.00

$10.00

38%

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SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Grant Hall Tel: 9786 9188 sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET CONVENOR Paul Twine Tel: 8202 1060 cricket@britishclub.org.sg

LOOKING TO SHED Those EXTRA KILOS?

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*

GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg

5 sessions*

10 session*

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

$45 per person

FOOTBALL CONVENOR Grant Hall Tel: 9786 9188 football@britishclub.org.sg

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

2 sessions* for $130

Kindly call 6410 1151 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg for more information.

MARTIAL ARTS CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 martialarts@britishclub.org.sg

* 1 hour per session

SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 squash@britishclub.org.sg SWIMMING CONVENOR David Green swimming@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (MEN) Joel Krueger Tel: 9838 8870 tennismen@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (LADIES) Fiona Barton Tel: 9815 7001 tennisladies@britishclub.org.sg SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Social Squash Aqua Spin Zumba Aqua Aerobics Aqua Spin Pilates Yoga Social Squash Seven A Side Football (alternative Thursdays) (Call 6410 1173 to enquire) Aqua Aerobics Pilates Mixed Social Tennis Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES For bookings, please contact the Sports Department at 6410 1173 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg

AQUA SPIN Instructor : Yannick Dedigama Tuesday : 9.00am to 10.00am 10.00am to 11.00am Free first trial for BC Members $39.00 (per succeeding session) $456.00 (12 sessions/full term) PILATES CLASS** Instructor : Annabelle Shaw Monday : 8.30am to 9.30am Wednesday : 8.30am to 9.30am $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** Instructor Monday

: Paulina Buck : 9.30am to 11.00am

Instructor Thursday

: Patricia Lorenz : 9.30am to 11.00am

$20.00 per session* WATER AEROBICS Instructor : Ismail Wednesday : 10.00am to 11.00am

Friday

: 10.00am to 11.00am

$15.00 per session* ZUMBA CLASS Instructor Tuesday

: Lisa Kong : 9.00am to 10.00am

$20.00 per session* 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 and guest fee for Yoga & Pilates Classes

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FOOTBALL:

Football Section’s 10th Anniversary Celebration The Football Section celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 31 May, Saturday, with a buffet dinner at the Verandah Terrace.

CONGRATULATIONS, FOOTBALL SECTION!! During the evening, Grant Hall, who is the Chairman of Sports Committee and Football Convenor announced he will be stepping down and leaving our sunny shores back to the United Kingdom in late August. We look forward to welcoming Grant and his family back to the Club for a visit soon!

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SPORT & FITNESS FOOTBALL:

“Some people think it’s all over, it is now” Grant Hall & James Morris

The Football Section has been rocked and shakened by the news that their Football Convenor, Grant Hall, is returning to England in late August to challenge for the soon to be vacant England Managerial role. Below is an extract from an interview by ex-Club Captain and all time top scorer, James Morris. The interview was taken in secret, no money exchanged and no betting syndicates were present. JM : So is it really true, are you going back to Old Blighty imminently? GH : Sadly, with a heavy heart but clear mind, it’s true. JM : What are you thinking?!? Are you allowed to leave your post as BC Football Convenor? GH : I’m hoping to slip away quietly but that has never really been my style...I don’t generally do things quietly. JM : How did you manage to get yourself in the position as Convenor? GH : Interesting question. A certain legendary barbed wire salesman, Andrew Marshall, convinced me to step into the hot seat as he wanted to spend more time at the Monty Python School of illegal throw-ins, that was 6 years ago. JM : What have been some of your highlights of not only being Convenor but also playing in the Football Section ? GH : Well, scoring from the half-way line was one, but I will not gloat about that. Also scoring from the halfway line, but I will not keep going on. Finally, definitely it was scoring from the halfway line. JM GH

: Anything else? : Signing up the Football Section to play at the fabulous Cage astro-turf pitches up at Turf City after inquiring what these diggers were doing on the fields and immediately joined in the owners’ vision of creating some fantastic pitches up there. 2 years on it now and our football has definitely improved!

JM GH

: I see you have the Club record of going on most successive tours of 11, how do you manage that? : Well firstly I prefer to have that record rather than most goals scored. No, just joking. Our semi-annual tours are definitely the highlights for many in the football section. Having a big crowd at a Phnom Penh stadium, with many sheltered home children cheering for us, was very moving and motivational. I was also top scorer with 1 on the tour to Penang and enjoyed my victory cigar with Mark Billington on the Club’s first ever Tour win in Ho Chi Minh City. Many great memories from Bali too, especially Paul Hackett’s unfortunate visit to the hospital.

JM GH i

: As Convenor you have always shown great energy and ambition, can you explain your secret to growing the Section from 18 members when you took over to the 74 we have now? : Haha, well, having a Committee of passionate players, leaders and beer lovers has definitely helped. When I took over I introduced the culture of post match beers and banter back at Scores and put the match fees up to cover the costs, nobody complained ! I then reached out to other Clubs, Teams and Corporates for more friendlies and midweek matches so that we could play 52 weeks a year which, I’m proud to say, we do. Introducing a 3rd eleven and then a 4th eleven seemed foolish at the time but looking back we seemed to have got the timing right ! We now have 3 competitive matches and 3 different leagues every Saturday at 5pm as well as several friendlies for the over 40s and now, over 50s matches 3 times a year on the Padang vs the SCC !

JM GH

: What else is going on in the Football Section? : We do a lot of charity work for our chosen section charity of Sok Sabay, a sheltered home for abandoned kids in Phnom Penh. We have had auctions, entertainment and, best of all, about 20 of us did the MOvember two and a half years ago raising a huge amount of money and laughter at the same time. You, James, was definitely something right out of “Those Magnificant Men in their Flying Machines”!!

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JM GH

: Anything else the Section does? : Sure, loads! Another highlight for many is the Annual Dinner, Dance & Awards night arranged by prolific player Guy Mason; we have had a James Bond theme, British Club has got Talent, 70s and MOvembers to name a few. We have various midweek socials, golf days, celebrations, matches against visiting Royal Navy battleships, North vs South on the Floating Platform, curry buffets and, just recently celebrated our Section’s 10 year Anniversary; beers, bbq, band and speeches around the pool attended by 150 people !

JM GH

: Just before I ask you to name your favourite all time British Club Eleven, any final words? : I don’t like final words, my wife normally has them! Only joking Kuniyo! I just want to say that my 8 years in Singapore have been absolutely amazing and the BC Football Section has been one tremendous and healthy distraction where lifelong friends have been made, keeping most of us healthy and focused ! We have had so much laughter, very few tears, plenty of pontification at the post match beers and, best of all, playing better football as proven by the title winning 2nd X1 last season where I was the youngest defender in a back 4 that added up to 207 years!! Keep this Section alive, lads; I cannot wait to come back on a trip and play again!

JM : Finally, can I have your all time eleven who you have played with at the British Club? GH : Sure, a tough one though. I am picking my favourite players but definitely not, in most cases, the best players! In Goal : Left Back : Centre Half : Centre Half : Right Back : Left Midfield : Centre Midfield : Centre Midfield : Right Midfield : Centre Forward : Centre Forward : Subs bench :

Ross Stalker, he was so consistent in letting in goals in a very entertaining way. Brett Mogg, hard as nails despite being an Aussie! Mark Billington: won more man than ball but always gave 100%. Bill Palmer: Mr Consistent and has scored some great goals, and own goals, from corners. Nick MacDonald: played with much humour and broke his shoulder stepping on the ball. Toni Diaz because “we were there when he finally scored”!! Jim Rowan, scared the life out of the opposition and most of us as well. Budgie, gave us all nightmares on and off the field. Darren Whatmore, amazing touch and scorer of great goals. James Morris, goal-scoring machine and tree planter on tours. Nick Groth, a true gentleman and defies his age by still scoring great goals on the break. Ken Reid (tactician), Jon Ray (athlete), Bill Morgan (loud), Chris Pardey (legend), Clive Griffin (funny), John Rennie ( consistent), Steve Clarke (entertaining), Darryl Smith (unpredictable) and the mighty duo of Big & Bigger!

There are so many more, I wish i could name everyone; you have all contributed in so many ways both on and off the field of dreams. I will miss you lads for sure. Cheers, Grant.

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SPORT & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith

First up and the honour goes to our annual dinner, held at the Club on Saturday, 21 June. A pleasant evening in the Mountbatten Room with great food and plenty of quality wine artfully selected by Jonathan, where the only drivers were those kind enough to pilot us home and the only greens were on the side of the plate. As is customary, very little golf was discussed but we did marvel over the glittering silverware; the Championship Trophies, where the winners’ inscription for both the men’s cup and the women’s bowl, ends mysteriously in the year 2008. We would like to correct that if anyone can recall recent past winners. Sadly, we had to say farewell to Gavin Kramer who returns with family to the UK in the following weeks. Gavin took over the Convenor roll earlier in the year and his camaraderie and capabilities, not least on the golf course will be sorely missed. The Race to the Sarojin continued with a weekend game in Batam and the mid point will have been reached at Sembawang Country Club on Friday, 27 June. We will update you all on the halfway standings in the next report.

We even polished up the Club Championship Trophies for the evening.

May Medal The May medal was played at Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort on the island of Batam on Saturday, 1 June. We were joined by 5 members of the Hong Kong Football Club Golf Society which rather boosted our numbers. This is not the first time they have visited us, but rather than play a match against them, we invited them to join in the medal game which was already in the calendar. Palm Springs is a great venue with 27 challenging holes, always in very playable condition and complimented by friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Our guests played some great golf and stole in to take the supplementary prizes, with the nearest pin prizes going to Dallas Reid and Jonny Brock playing off course handicaps of 8 and 5 respectively, whilst the longest drive was awarded to David Sheppard, for driving to the fringe of the green on the 245 meter 18th hole. Third in the medal on 32 stableford points was John Bussell, with second place going to Richard Holloway on 33 points. Our winner on the day with a steady 37 points was Nic Merrow-Smith, who managed to birdie the last two holes to steal the win. Honourable mentions go to Gary Sharma, from HKFC who chipped in on the par 5 17th for an eagle 3 and young Nicholas Holloway, who I understand is 12 years old, taking 4th place with a commendable 32 points and playing off a similar handicap to some of our regulars, put them to the sword. Michael Belbin from HKFC “on the beach”.

Jonny Brook, Gary Sharma and Dallas Reid from HKFC pause with caddy for a photo in their hectic schedule.

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Monday Night Men’s Golf League

The joys of night golf; beers at 11pm for a very happy bunch.

The Monday Nights Men’s Golf League came to a fitting end on Monday, 26 May with 79 golfers taking to the greens across three divisions. Boosted by a rule that allowed each team to field up to six players, our British Club Teams A and B walked away with a whole host of prizes. Unfortunately the big one got away. British Club Team A were amongst the winners with Andy Hyndman securing 3rd place net in the Division C and Christian Philippsen securing 5th place net in Division A. Our Team B excelled on the night and tied for 2nd place. Both Gavin Kramer and David Meadows won prizes for longest puts, two players; Gary Cunning and Nic Merrow-Smith took the net score runner-up spots in their respective divisions, both shooting net 73 and each walking away with a Titleist Vokey Wedge. And with Andrew Affleck shooting a 75 net for 4th place, our Team B almost amassed enough points on the night to displace Expat Golf Network from the overall 2nd spot, but alas it wasn’t to be. Final League standings placed British Club B in 3rd place of 14 teams, on 1062.5 points, 2nd place went to Expat Golf Network on 1075 points, with Team ANZ coming in 1st place with 1100 points.

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For the record, here are the final 16 team members who participated: British Club Team B Nasir Kauser Gavin Kramer Gary Cunning Andrew Affleck Nic Merrow-Smith Mike Humprey David Meadows Deke Pedrick

British Club Team A Steve Settle Abhijit Patwardhan Grant Douglas Oliver Stoffel Kevin Gibson Daniel Germain Christian Philippsen Andy Hyndman

ISCGT Second Leg The Inter-Social Club Golf Tournament 2nd Leg was held at Jurong Country Club on Wednesday, 14 May. These games are fun, with a big turnout, but unfortunately we still have problems fielding a full team even though we have enlisted the American Club to partner us. Many thanks to Steve Hodge and Charles Pierron for signing up, I hope you had a good day. The 2nd leg was won by the Eurasian Association who cleaned up with some very high quality golf. The next leg will be played on Friday, 22 August, and Nic Merrow-Smith is your contact point if you are in town and available. The venue is the Keppel Club. ISCGT Team from left to right; Charles Pierron, Nic Merrow-Smith, Masha Johnson, Denis Tan.

Up and Coming Events Section Social

: Wednesday, 6 August, Urban Fairways, Capital Tower

August Medal

: Friday or Saturday, 29 or 30 August, during the Weekend Overseas Golf Trip

Ryder Cup

: Friday, 12 September, Raffles Country Club

September Medal : Sunday, 28 September, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club Anyone interested in participating can contact Wan Lay Chi at wanlaychi@britishclub.org.sg

Results & Standings April Medal Venue Winner Runner Up

: Seletar Country Club : 37 points, Andrew Stearns : 36 points, Andrew Affleck

Longest Drive : Nic Merrow-Smith Longest Drive : Paddy Flynn Nearest the Pin : Richard Offer May Medal Venue Winner Runner Up

: Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort : 37 points, Nic Merrow-Smith : 33 points, Richard Holloway

Longest Drive : David Sheppard (guest) Nearest the Pin : Malcolm Reid (guest- HKFC) Nearest the Pin : Jonny Brock (guest-HKFC) JCC Monday Night Men’s Golf League Standings (Final) British Club B

3rd Position

British Club A

11th Position

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SPORT & FITNESS Cricket:

SUMMER SEASON..........

Random musings from an entirely random mind

By David Kempton

A modest bunch of men with much to be modest about (with apologies to Winston S Churchill)

A famous former Australian Test captain (Ritchie Benaud I believe) once declared that on winning the toss one should bat. Occasionally one may think about inserting the opposition and then elect to bat anyway. Oh, if only such certainty could pertain to the captaincy of a social cricket XI. First there is the question of numbers, how many have we got present, how many have they got present. It is no good inserting the opposition if you have only got five players there at the appointed start time and it is not very nice asking the opposition to field if they have only got five. You have generally had the call from at least one player saying they’ll be an hour late (thanks Darshan!) and all this is before you consider the relative strengths of the teams and when and where you are playing. Will it rain later? Very possible in Singapore. Is it hot? A given, obviously. Many teams elect to bat for those two reasons alone, expecting rain and hoping it will cool later in the day (it never does). Captain Todd has developed a failsafe method for dealing with these decisions – he loses the toss (a virtual 100% record) thus condemning us to field first on almost every occasion. This the BC XI meets with equanimity as there are some things about the game far more important, which the opposition captain usually overlooks – beer! Batting second invariably gives first dibs at the beer and a dismissed batsman can immediately console themselves with a cold one, as generally do the hard working bowlers who are not overly concerned about their batting prowess. The demoralising effect this has on the opposition should not be overlooked either. Many a team has come off at the drinks break in the second innings to see the BC boys enjoying a beer and the realisation sets in they have still got 15 overs to bowl before they get one, which might be very important if supplies are not over-generous. This can have a disastrous effect on their morale and concentration, leading us to win in the bottom half of the second innings many a game we should not have. Of course the captain’s duties are far from over once the game starts. His opening bowlers are generally an accepted choice but after that it is all debateable. In a proper team everyone knows their role and place, not so the social team. Every decision the captain makes is likely to be questioned and the subject of criticism either immediately or subsequently. Luckily Captain Todd is a man of iron self-belief and is immune to the verbal barbs that come with the job. He is rarely flustered, even when three different people are attempting to set the field for him (your correspondent is occasionally guilty of this) or dealing with a batting order where six players want to bat at number 7. He has been known to banish himself to the far outfield however, instructing guess who to set the field for him. One of his better decisions that. A curious biographical note about Captain Todd is the fact that he was/is the last person in Singapore to fall victim to a Japaneseoccupation dug Punji Pit. For those not in the know and too idle to look it up, these are camouflaged pits to trap the unwary invader and usually contain sharpened poison-tipped stakes. Towards the latter half of last year Captain Todd was around Orchard Road with his son. Attempting to cross over the road he was unable to find his way via the underpass (well he is Australian) and could not be bothered to trek to a crossing point, deciding he would just cross where they were. Moving towards the road’s edge his son suddenly found he was standing all alone as Captain Todd silently vanished, seemingly into thin air. The anguished cry of “Dad, where are you?” was met by the muffled response of “Down ‘ere son” as Captain Todd languished in the pit. Fortuitously it’s been a long time since the Japanese occupation and the poison-tipped stakes have long since rotted away. Captain Todd therefore suffered only a broken finger and torn medial ligament, sufficient however to cause him to miss several weeks of the season and THE BRITISH CLUB


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restrict his contribution when he did finally return. So please, be aware, around Orchard Road stick only to the paths the locals follow or you too could suffer the fate of Captain Todd. Mystery spinners – every team has one (except England of course). Sometimes the mystery is how they do not get called for “Chucking” but that’s an article all by itself. The BC have one of their own, the late Darshan Mehta (no, he’s not dead, he moves if you prod him, just not very fast) who has mastery over the twin forces of time and gravity. This allows him to propel a cricket ball in such a manner that it seems like it will never arrive but remain suspended in mid-air halfway down the track. Batsmen are reduced to gibbering wrecks, knowing not whether to stick or twist. Some run down the wicket, swish wildly (several times), miss, and then retreat to the safety of the crease. They are unlikely to be stumped as the keeper is unable to do anything until the ball passes the wicket, they could nip off for a quick drink, wander back and still be in time. Others pass into a form of catatonia and are unable to make any kind of a move to hit the ball. As wicket-keeper your correspondent has also suffered from these effects as concentration waivers whilst waiting for the ball, and the mind wanders onto more important things like “Will the wife pick me up tonight?” or “I wonder what damage she’s doing to the credit card?”. Many are the batsmen who have headed for the pavilion, confused after being dismissed, thinking there must have been some kind of cleverly disguised con involved. Only a few batsmen are able to switch to DST (Darshan Subjective Time) and prosper against his ability to cheat the laws of physics. Matches have been fewer recently but what we have had, we have won (and won well). Shortly it will be all on for the Vets League, maybe this year our season won’t turn to dust........ Remember, keep your hands together, let the ball come, and don’t snatch.

Darshan Mehta – The Man That Time Forgot or The Man That Forgot The Time – one or the other anyway.

Darshan demonstrates his unique ability to control time and gravity by suspending a ball in mid-air.

Concerned Teammates gather to point and laugh after an unfortunate lapse in concentration allows time and gravity to re-establish supremacy. (Note for the concerned, don’t be, it only hit him on the head).

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SPORT & FITNESS SCUBA:

Diving in North Bali

By Karo Hannigan

Singapore is a wonderful place for the divers amongst us. Not only does Singapore offers South East Asia the largest marine bio diversity in the world, on top of that, most of the regional dive destinations are within easy reach from Singapore. A couple of hours flying and a car ride brings you to some of the remote islands or unspoilt beaches from where you can hop into the warm water and enjoy the underwater scene. A long weekend is often enough to discover some new dive spots and have a great time. Over the 1 May Labour Day weekend, the Scuba Section and FreeFlow divers organised one of those long weekend trips to Tulamben, home of the USAT Liberty wreck in the North of Bali. As most of our members are working, we make our trip schedules as flexible as possible. We agreed that everyone would meet at Villa Alba – the chosen resort - on Wednesday night. People arrived in the days leading up to Wednesday, and by night time the group was complete. It was a very heterogeneous group: there was Anthony who was going to use the trip to learn to dive, Ivy who is a seasoned recreational diver, Ed and James who are technical rebreather divers and even some non-diving partners. Thursday morning we all had a slow start: we enjoyed the breakfast with a view over the sea and discussed the diving schedule. We organised people with similar experience into groups, which makes it easier for the dive guides to choose appropriate dive sites. In this case we had a group of 3 less experienced divers, a group of 4 technical divers and some divers who hopped from one group to the other, depending on the dive sites. The first dive was the Villa Alba house reef: a sandy slope ideal for a checkout dive. We saw some pigmy seahorses on the reef, the local colony of garden eels; several ghost pipefish and a shark that came to check us out. In the late afternoon we did one of the signature dives of the area: the USAT Liberty wreck. The wreck lies in 30 meters of water, but most of the structure is above 20 meters, making it also accessible for beginner divers. Because it was late in the day, all the day tourists had gone and we had the whole wreck to ourselves. The rebreather divers made it an extra long dive and stayed down until well after sunset – turning the whole dive into a night dive. The local school of bumphead parrotfish showed up, as well as some napoleon wrasse, groupers and hunting moray eels. Later in the evening everyone drifted back towards the restaurant terrace to enjoy the Balinese Barbeque that Villa Alba put up for us. Over a few beers and with the sound of the surf in the background we discussed all the wild life spotted and admired the underwater photos taken. Over the next two days we developed a routine of eat / dive / rest and visited the dive sites around the resort. We all did the Drop-off: a spectacular land spit diving into the sea and a dive site that can be done deep or shallow. We did the Coral Garden: a dreamy shallow dive site with beautiful corals, a fully submersed Balinese temple and the wreck of a small airplane. We couldn’t resist and went back to the Liberty wreck on a daily basis: the 125 meters long cargo ship that sunk during WWII seemed to give up some of it’s secrets every dive. The non-divers enjoyed some R&R in the meantime with day trips, local snorkelling and massages as part of their day program. Of course the trip was too short: we all regretted that we could not stay a few days longer with Alex and Jessica, the friendly owners of Villa Alba, and we immediately started to chat about what our next dive trip would be. There are a lot of long weekends coming up!

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Regular Scuba Section activities: Pool session: Members meet on the first Wednesday evening of every month for a pool session at the British Club pool. These sessions are overseen by an instructor and are the ideal time to brush up skills, take a refresher course or test some new equipment. Dry Meetings: The section meets every third Monday evening of the month for a ‘dry’ meeting at the British Club where we promote upcoming activities, members present recent trip reports, and we have a regular dive quiz or guest speakers from the dive industry. Dive trips: At least twice a month, we organise a 2-tank dive trip in local waters. These trips take place during the weekend and are very popular. Members regularly organise dive trips in the region. We also organise regular weekend live aboard trips in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Become a Scuba Section Member The Scuba Section fixed fee is only $5.00 + GST per family per month.

Fancy learning to scuba dive? The Scuba Section and FreeFlowDivers are organising a BSAC Ocean Diver course, starting in the month of September. Lectures and pool sessions will take place during the evening, and the open water sessions will take place during the weekend. The BSAC Ocean Diver Course is an absolute beginner course: the course will provide the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to do no-decompression dives up to 20 meters. Prerequisites for the course: •

Being 12 years or older

A basic level of comfort in the water /demonstrate that you can swim 200m in swimwear.

Being a Scuba Section Member

Become a BSAC member

Cost of the course: •

BSAC membership (see www.BSAC.com)

Ocean Diver student pack (GBP 39 + postage)

Share of boat rental cost for open water lessons

Rent of equipment if required

More Information For more information, please contact SCUBA CONVENOR

Karo Hannigan E-mail: scuba@britishclub.org.sg | Website: www.freeflowdivers.com

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SPORT & FITNESS SQuash:

LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE By The Boaster

The Boaster handed over the quill and parchment to acting SSRA captain Carl Jackson this month and, based on the below, may never get them back . . . Plunged into the Captain’s chair for the Anteprepenultimate game of the season, I was asked to navigate the dangerous waters around the SAFRA Triangle. Many games have been lost and countless soles have been destroyed against this tough competition. First to set sail was Peter, our very own wing-sail catamaran normally only seen sponsored by Oracle flying through the San Francisco bay. As often happens with high performance machines, it took some time for the all the high tolerance components to align, which resulted in a 9-11 loss in the first. Once the first buoy was passed however, Peter found his edge, taking the next 2 games 11-8. Before his opponent had chance to wipe the salt water from his eyes, Peter had raced past the finishing line with an emphatic 11-4 in the last game. Feeling sea-sick from the continual chasing of half-court cross-court hammer blows, Peter’s opponent was glad to get to the safety of the off-court terra firma. 3-1. Next to raise anchor was the luxury cruise ship Mansoor. No surprises to his shipmates, Mansoor took the first before his opponent had realised his ship has sailed...smooth sailing personified. Mansoor, unfortunately, felt the delayed reaction of a night at the Captain’s table for the second game, narrowly running adrift of his very young and agile opponent. A suitable tonic before the third game along with a master’s touch to navigate into a millpond ensured a smooth crossing to a 3-1 victory. There was clearly some concern among the SAFRA crew at this point, which was significantly compounded upon the arrival of the stealth destroyer HMS Fell. After cruising through the first 2 games 11-8, HMS Fell was forced by strong competition to move to a half-ahead cruise to finish off an 11-9 victory courtesy of an un-returnable drop-boast-nick in the starboard bow. Never close to thinking about flank speed, Nick looked like he had been out on a test run, not a drop of sea spray in sight after returning to port. 3-0. Amongst all this drama, I set sail in choppy waters in a rubber dinghy, losing my first 2 games. After a stern talking to from the stealth destroyer, inspired by the catamaran and sailing on the basis that cruise ships are a safe bet, I found a few horsepower to come through 3-2. Following our after-match beers, we overheard the SAFRA team discussing a name change to the more catchy ‘Bismark Club’-not sure if this name is already taken . . . whatever the outcome, the four British Club sailors will still be proud to have contributed in our small way to a very enjoyable Monday evening’s squash. THE BRITISH CLUB


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Well done Carl and team. The British Club E-graders managed a solid mid-table finished in their league (a big improvement on last year) while the E-grade veterans were in the running for a semi-final spot until the very last rubber of their very last match but ended up missing out. The A-graders faded in the second half of their league as injuries took a toll, but enjoyed some good wins over the season. Those same A-graders have also been doing battle with each other in the section’s annual open tournament. Newly crowned tennis champion Charlie Thomas has secured his place in the final (again) and at the time of writing is waiting for his opponent to be determined – watch this space for the results next month. Finally . . . the tour. The magnificent seven of Carl, Craig, Jamie, Jan, Mansoor, Neil, Wing went to Manila for two matches. They returned as the following: Smutty, Boink, Pinkie, Big Balls, Ginger, Latex and Double Entry. The reasons for these names have been lost to history (or in Manila police department files), but anyone who can match them all up wins a prize. One match was won and one was lost and a spectacular time was had by all. Happy squashing!

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SPORT & FITNESS SWIMMING:

Section Report By David Green Mid-Year Awards Ceremony At the mid-point of the year, we acknowledged and awarded the British Club Barracudas swimmers who are working hard in their swim training. Whenever I see swim training at the Club, I am always impressed by the quality of the swimming. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Thank you to everyone who swims, to your parents for their continued support at both training and at competitions, and to our coaches from Total Swimming who continue to run a great and varied programme. David Green Swimming Convenor Most Improved Swimmers Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Savannah Tate Missy Knight Jade Williams

Josh Tynan Luka Matic Robert Thorpe

Most Diligent Award Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Hailey Petersen Emily Ankers Erin Dodd

Jed Akwaboah Oliver Oakden Maxime Joanisse

Best in Butterfly Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Pearl Lightwood Emma Tighe Sophie Leaver

Jacob Walker Aidan Durant Kamran Din

Best in Backstroke Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Sophie Simkins Abi O’Dwyer Rhiannon Durant

Jasper Tate Samuel Thorpe Aryann Din

Best in Breaststroke Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Anna Clayton Jessie Thomas Alyshia Edwards

Ben Sherry Austin Wallace Nedo Matic

Best in Freestyle Developmental Pre Squad Squad

Charlotte Orman Millie Tynan Megan Hume

Kieran Kiggell George Morris Benjamin Joanisse

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Trip Report: TYR SEA Swimming Championships, Thursday, 19 June 2014

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The newly opened OCBC Aquatic Centre hosted its first major sporting event – The TYR 2nd SEA Swimming Championships 2014 - in June. It provided the Barracudas swimmers at The British Club a great opportunity to attend an evening of world class swimming at this new facility. The Barracudas group left the British Club in a coach with their team t-sShirts accompanied by Coach Rolando and Coach Alain. Everyone had a brilliant time and had a lot of fun. Thank you to Total Swimming for organising and coordinating the event and accompanying the children. Thanks also to the Barracudas swimmers who were present and to the parents who attended.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2014 Mon

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4 5 6 7 All about Fish Promotion @ Verandah Café* Focaccia Sandwich Promotion @ Windsor Arms* One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga

Surf & Turf Wrap @ Scores* Red Emperor Fish Promotion @ Mountbatten Room* One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Bingo Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

Bridge One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics

Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Yoga

11 12 13 14 Mahjong One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Social Squash Pilates Yoga

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials Balut BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Pub Quiz

Comdey Night Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Yoga Comedy Night

18 19 20 21 One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga Scuba Section Dry Meeting

Bingo One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Summer Camp Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba Book Club

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Summer Camp Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics

Summer Camp Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Yoga

25 26 27 28 One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga

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One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

Pub Quiz One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics

Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Yoga Pilates

*Promotion till 31 August


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Sun

September 1 2 3 Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

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LISTINGS

What the Dickens 8 9 10 Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

National Day Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Little Chef: Cupcakes Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

Dinner Theatre

Saturday, 13 September

Carnival Pool Party Saturday, 27 September

Public Holiday:

National Day

Peranakan Festival

Friday, 26 September to 15 16 17 Saturday, 4 October Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

Chilean Wine & Gourmet Dinner Friday, 26 September

22 23 24 Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Pilates

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Italian Wine & Gourmet Dinner @ Mountbatten Room Chinese Brush Painting Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Pilates

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

29 30 31 Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 2014 Mon Pilates Kofta Promotion @ Verandah Café* One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Yoga

Tue

Wed

Thu

1 2 3 4 Free-range chicken & Organic pork promotion @ Verandah Café* Mussels Promotion @ Windsor Arms* Pasta Promotion @ Scores* Vietnamese Giant River Prawns @ Mountbatten Room* One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials Bingo BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics

Members Connect Night Music Night @ Windsor Arms Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Yoga

8 9 10 11 One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga

iPhoto Basics One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Balut Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics Pub Quiz

Comdey Night Music Night @ Windsor Arms Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Social Squash Pilates Yoga

15 16 17 18 One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga Scuba Section Dry Meeting

Bingo One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba Book Club

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics

Music Night @ Windsor Arms Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Pilates Social Squash Yoga

22 23 24 25 One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga

One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga Zumba

Pub Quiz One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Bridge Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics

Music Night @ Windsor Arms Mountbatten Weekday Specials One-for-one promotions @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Pilates Social Squash Yoga

29 30 Peranakan Festival One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Monday Madness @ Verandah Café Mahjong Social Squash Pilates Yoga

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Zumba Peranakan Festival One-for-one pizza promotion @ Scores Mountbatten Weekday Specials BYO Wine @ Windsor Shop Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Yoga

*Promotion till 30 September


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Sun

Family BBQ under the stars @ Splash Bar Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Buffet Breakfast @ Verandah Café Saturday Night Curry Buffet @ Scores Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

5 6 7 Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Sunday Family Roast @ Mountbatten Room Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

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October 2014 LISTINGS

Peranakan Night 12 13 14 Saturday, 4 October Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

What the Dickens Dinner Theatre Little Chef: Pizza Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Buffet Breakfast @ Verandah Café Family BBQ under the stars @ Splash Bar Saturday Night Curry Buffet @ Scores Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Sunday Family Roast @ Mountbatten Room Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

19 20 21 Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Buffet Breakfast @ Verandah Café Family BBQ under the stars @ Splash Bar Saturday Night Curry Buffet @ Scores Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Sunday Family Roast @ Mountbatten Room Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

26 27 28 Peranakan Festival Chilean Wine & Gourmet Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Carnival Pool Party Peranakan Festival Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Buffet Breakfast @ Verandah Café Family BBQ under the stars @ Splash Bar Saturday Night Curry Buffet @ Scores Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Live Music with T ‘n’ T+ @ Windsor Arms Sweep Night Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Football Matches

Peranakan Festival Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Sunday Family Roast @ Mountbatten Room Kid’s Buffet @ Verandah Café Carving dinner with salad buffet @ Verandah Café & Splash Bar The Great British Carve-out lunch @ Windsor Arms

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MAGIC MOMENTS

Best of British Family Day & Open House 8 June

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Summer Camp 2014 24 – 26 June

Advert: Chinois Spa

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

The Union Club of British Colombia

For more than 134 years, Community Leaders have chosen the Union Club of British Columbia. The Club’s elegant building and facilities, in the heart of Victoria, reflect its extraordinary history, traditions and prestige. Founded in 1879, the Union Club of British Columbia is a landmark institution in the heart of downtown Victoria. With an imposing neo-Georgian design inspired by the classic clubs of London, this heritage building has always offered premier service, amenities, companionship, and exceptional comfort. Its continued popularity with today’s business, professional and government and leaders personifies the Club’s commitment to excellence. Their impressive list of Members represents a legacy of leadership that has helped Victoria to become one of the most attractive and sophisticated cities in all Canada. Step through the front door and you are in a grand lobby with rich mahogany panelling, a 20-foot ceiling, and an expanse of stained glass skylights. It’s an appropriately grand welcome from a Club that takes great pride in being a full-service institution with superb facilities, welcoming staff, and a friendly atmosphere. The Club offers an elegant, relaxed, and amiable ambience for men and women: an oasis for reading, conversation, and fine dining. Their goal is always to ensure that Members and Guests feel as relaxed and comfortable as they would at home. The Union Club is truly a special place where historic charm and modern service combine to create the ultimate home away from home.

805 Gordon Street Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6 P 250.384.1151 E mail: info@unionclub.com For more information, please visit https://www.unionclub.com/ or email recept@britishclub.org.sg THE BRITISH CLUB


OPERATING HOURS OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8am to 11pm

6467 4311

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm Food & Beverage Office (Banquet Sales & Events) Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm Saturday: 10am to 7pm Membership Sales Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6.15pm Rabley Room & Library Daily: 8am to 11pm The Activity Hub (for 7 to 14 years old) Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 7pm Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 9am to 9pm Closed on Mondays Treetops Terrace & Lounge Open during Club and private events. Jackpot Room Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 10pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm to midnight Sunday: 12pm to 11pm The Mountbatten Room is closed on Mondays Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm Tuesday to Thursday 6pm to 11pm Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 9.30pm) Friday and Saturday (Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm)

6pm to midnight Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 10.30pm)

The Windsor Arms Monday to Thursday: 12pm to midnight Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday: 12pm to 1am • Sunday: 12pm to 11pm Verandah Café / Verandah Terrace Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday: 9am to 10.30pm (last order for food and drink: 10.15pm) Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Bar: 8.00am to 11pm (Last order: 10.45pm) Restaurant: 11.30am to 11pm (Last food order: 10.15pm) Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9am to 9pm Main Swimming and Children’s Pool Daily: 6am to 9.30pm Mike Gorrie Playcentre Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 7pm Thursday to Sunday: 9am to 9pm Video Games Room Daily: 9am to 10.30pm Windsor Shop Monday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 10am to 10pm Sports Centre Information: Court Booking 6410 1173 Pro Shop Daily: 8am to 10pm 6410 1173 Gymnasium Daily: 6am to 10pm 6410 1151 Chinois Spa Sunday to Wednesday: 10am to 6pm 6410 1154 Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 9.45pm (Based on requests)

THE BRITISH CLUB DIAMOND SPONSORS 2014

If you would like to partner the British Club at our up coming events and promotions, do contact the Marketing Department at 6410 1111/2 or email marketing@britishclub.org.sg

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