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April 2015

THE

BRITISH CLUB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SINGAPORE’S 15TH ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS WINNER LEADERSHIP IN CUSTOMER FOCUS 2014 THE NATIONAL CRITICS' CHOICE THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB OF THE YEAR 2014

SUPPORT THE

EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS WHAT THE DICKENS! DINNER THEATRE FRENCH WINE & GOURMET DINNER A DAY AT THE RACES: QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP 2015


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

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cONTENTS

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

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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

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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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members,

MAIN COMMITTEE

We are already into the second quarter of the

Steve Settle

year after another busy month at the Club

President

with amongst other events, a BC Open House and a “From The Jam” live concert which

Damian Hills

definitely brought the house (or Club) down!

Vice President Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

The first Open House of the year was held

Adrian Waterton

on Sunday, 8 March, and lots of potential Members took guided tours of the Club and

Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

had a good look at our terrific facilities. It is

Frank Wong

great to see Members taking pride in the Club

Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

and bringing along their friends and making personal recommendations to join us – you are truly our best brand ambassadors and we are more than happy to reward

Shaun Matheson

you if membership sign ups follow!

Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

A warm welcome to our new Members! Please do not hesitate to approach our Member Relations Team for more information about Club and what we can offer. For example, exclusively discounted tickets to Resorts World Sentosa Singapore are available at the Reception. One of the favourite themed event at the Club is the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt where you will see elated children running around hunting for those elusive eggs. This takes place on Sunday, 5 April. Please do make sure to book early as places are limited. There will be special food & beverage promotions available on the

Tony Quek Chairman of Disciplinary Committee Co-Chairman of Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee

Andrew Moore Co-Chairman of Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee

Stephen Fulton Chairman of Sports Committee Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

same day, please refer to the F&B section in this issue for more information. Patrick Hyde

The annual Queen Elizabeth II Cup is back again later this month on 26 April. What makes this event extra special for us is that the venue provider, Singapore

Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Turf Club, is one of the new sponsors of Best of British Celebrations 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the other new sponsors, which the

Eric Rogers

GM has mentioned in his message for The Best of British. Keep a look out for the

Chairman of Infocomm Committee

booklets which will be displayed around the Club - they will give you a good idea of the various activities associated with the celebrations. Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your continued support. Happy Easter and I hope to see you around the Club soon.

STEVE SETTLE President

THE BRITISH CLUB

CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS Development / Health & Safety Committee Chris Walden, Malcolm Skipp, Michael Leslie, Darshan Mehta Disciplinary Committee Andrew Vine, Rick Clements, Russell Shield Activities & Events and Marketing Committee Tony Melero, David Wong, Maggie Ashman, Fiona Corbett, Michelle Kuek, Andrew Sullivan, Jacqueline Shorrocks, Marcus Krishnan Finance Committee Stephen Fulton, Patrick Hyde, Andrew Moore, Yip Wai Hun, Sanjay Radhakrishnan Food & Beverage Committee Frank Wong , Bradley Fraser, Adrian Bewsey, Chris Cribb, Steve Walker, Susan Watmough Human Resource Committee Steve Settle, Shaun Matteson, Terry O’Connor OBE, Tony Quek, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee Mick Leaver, David Griffiths, Eric Rogers Membership Committee Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong, Sona Janikova, Jeffrey Chua Ways and Means Committee Douglas Inch, Andrew Moore, Stephen Fulton Sports Committee All Sports Convenors

Kindly note that this list is currently being updated.


GM’S MESSAGE

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CLUB MANAGEMENT

Dear Members, Hope you had a great month of March, giving yourself the opportunity to indulge in some of

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

the many activities hosted at the Club. I am pleased to inform you that we have a new band, Rosanna’s Duet, playing every

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

Saturday night at the Windsor Arms. I have heard them play live and the duo can take you through sultry dinner music to electrifying numbers during the course of the evening. So do come down to the pub for wonderful Saturday entertainment. You can enjoy The Happy Hours promotion after 5pm as well. The Best of British celebration is just weeks away in early June, from 5th – 13th June. Mark the dates and join us for another year of exciting events lined up for one and all. The Grand Finale is held on 13th June at Resorts World Sentosa this

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

year. So do expect plenty of fun in the weeks to arrive. This year, my team and I shall bring you a series of Best of British celebrations that promises to be bigger and better than the previous years. On board with us

Catering Sales Manager Kelly Ang 6410 1146 banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg

are iconic British companies and prestigious local companies including the title sponsor, “Cognita” (parent company of Stamford American International School and Australian International School), with our Diamond sponsors Berkeley Group,

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

Classic Moving, Cognita, Courts, Resort World Sentosa Singapore, Robinsons, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore Turf Club, Starhub, The Body Shop and The Fry Group. Needless to say, our Official Carrier for the event is of course British Airways. I am confident you will not want to miss the events

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

lined up. On a personal note, I have just returned from vacation from Australia, staying in Sydney for 8 days and Melbourne for 6. For the very first time, I took this

Marketing Communications Manager Cynthia Setho 6410 1111 marketing@britishclub.org.sg

opportunity rather than staying in hotels, I used the reciprocal arrangements and stayed at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia in Sydney and The Athenaeum Club in Melbourne. What an eye opener. More to follow in the next issue and why all Members should utilize this special privilege of Club Membership

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Meanwhile, have lots of fun at the Club this April, and wishing one and all a Happy Easter.

SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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

Housekeeping Manager Melati Binti Zainal Abidin 6410 1162 Housekeeping@britishclub.org.sg

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

Warm Welcome... To our new Members

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 2 April

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.)

For bookings and more information, contact

recept@britishclub.org.sg Supported by

H.E. ROGELIO & ELENA GRANGUILLHOME ADAM & RACHAEL KELLY ALEX KING & TARA CODLING BRIAN & EVE ROGOVE CHU TAT-MING SUNNY & MIRELLE NGUYEN DANIEL & JOYCE KHOO DARREN & SHARON PURELL DONNA & STEPHEN FOWLER EDWARD & NORAZLEN LLOYD-WILLIAMS IAN RITCHIE & MARGIE LOMIBAO JAMES & ATSUKO TYLER JANUARIO CHIVANGULULA & EUNICE WEBBA JEREMY & RHIANNON GAGE MICHAEL & LYNSEY GAGIE NEIL & MIRIAM DAUGHERTY PATRICK MANSFIELD & WONG HUR WEN PAUL & CHARMAINE KEOGH PETER & KERRIE BAILLIE ROBERT & AMY BAIRD SARAH & JASON HAYWOOD SASHA MOOR & PHILIP CHONG SIMON MORGAN & MIRIAN VEDANA SU YAZHAUNG GIGI & GABRIEL WU VASANT & VENETA MALHOTRA

MULTI LABEL STORE FOR MEN AND WOMEN 20 Amoy Street, Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm, Sat: 11am - 3pm

THE BRITISH CLUB


SUPPORT

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email recept@britishclub.org.sg.

A big thank you to our sponsors for their strong support. Title Sponsors

Official Carrier

Diamond Sponsors


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

Join our exciting activities lined up for The Best of British:

Best of British “Opening Gala Dinner” With Celebrity Chef Paul Askew Northwest of England Food Ambassador Friday, 5 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest Best of British “Superbrains” Saturday, 6 June • 7.30pm – 11.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

Grand Prize $1,000 F&B dinning voucher and more exciting prizes up for grabs! And a special prize for the team in best fancy dress awaits!

$55.00+ Member • $65.00+ Guest Best of British “Family Day and Open House” Sunday, 8 June • The British Club

Open House: 10.00am to 5.00pm Family Day British Fair: 11.00am to 4.00pm Best of British “Ladies Luncheon” Fashion Show By Robinsons and featuring the collection by Milliner to the Royals - Vivien Sheriff Cooking Demonstration by Celebrity Chef Paul Askew Tuesday, 9 June • 11.30am – 2.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest Best of British “charity race night” Wednesday, 10 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Windsor Arms

$45.00+ Member • $55.00+ Guest Best of British “Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner” With ex-England International & Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and award-winning media personality Pete Price Thursday, 11 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$180.00+ Member • $200.00+ Guest Best of British “Comedy Night” Featuring top billing comedian Mick Miller, compered by Pete Price and supported by comedians- Imran Khan & Mandy Knight Friday, 12 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$85.00+ Member • $95.00+ Guest Include a best of British Buffet Dinner

Saturday, 13 June • 7.00pm till late East Ballroom 1 & 2, Basement 2, Resorts World Convention Centre

Early Bird Price till MOnday, 25 May:

$250.00+ per Member/Guest Regular Price: $285.00+ PER MEMBER/GUEST

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email recept@britishclub.org.sg.


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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

5 March

(From left) Eunice Webba, Sonia Rego, Jorge Chivangulula, Maggie Ashman

(From left) Gaurav Lakhanpal, Karo De Beul, Charles Pierron

(From left) Simon & Katja Flann, Fay Prescott, Sonia Rego

Norazlen & Eddie Lloyd-Williams

Frank Wong & Darren Purell

(From left) Drena Allcard, Sadie Mills, Nikki Settle

(From left) Norazlen & Eddie Lloyd Williams, Jean McKenzie, Tony Melero, Tony Lumley

Miles Gooseman & Simon Flann

THE BRITISH CLUB

(From left) Frank Wong, Sunny Sia, Aaron Lim

(From left) Zara,Aysha & Lynsey Gagle, Eunice Webba

(From left) Jeffrey Cronkshaw, Isabella Jeng, Miles Gooseman

(From left) Isabella Jeng, Jeffrey Cronkshaw, Frank Wong

(From left) Giles Krempels, Miles Gooseman, Eddie Lloyd-Williams


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Member in the Spotlight For this issue’s Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to feature Member, Drena Allcard. Drena is the Chairman of the British Association. The British Association was set up in April 1956 and was instrumental in the development of the Gleneagles Hospital and the Tanglin School, and in 1986 with the foundation and inauguration of the British Club.

What brought you to Singapore and The British Association? Colin and I arrived here a little over two and a half years ago. Two of our children are working in Singapore and we saw it as an opportunity to share some quality time with them, particularly the two grandchildren. We were also keen to explore the Far East and Singapore is the perfect hub. I joined the British Association three months after arriving in Singapore. Some two months later I saw an advertisement for a new Chairman in the Beam magazine. I had been President of an international organisation for women in the UK and thought I might be able to help out. Following the AGM four months later, I began my new role! We had been expats for over half our married life during Colin’s career with Shell, living in Dubai in the 70’s, Malawi, Dubai again some 10 years later, Houston, New York and Ethiopia.

Being an expat living in Singapore, what will be your favourite local food and food haunts? Having a Singaporean daughter-in-law provides on-hand advice for local food and we are both game for trying oriental fare in China Town, Little India and various hawker centres, but one of Colin’s favourites is ‘Pepper Crab’ on the East Coast.

The British Association has been a long term supporter of the Club and still is (which we are greatly thankful for), what do you love most about the Club? The history of the relationship between the British Club and the BA is important to me. I aspire to nurture and maintain that partnership given the history, and since both organisations represent the British Community in our host country. If we can help one another and primarily our members – to our mutual benefit, long may it continue!

What is the event you love to attend most at the Club? I love the ‘smiley happy people’ working at the Club and the way we are made to feel welcome as soon as we step inside. It is therefore, a wonderful venue for our Newcomers Coffee mornings.

The favourite holiday destination in the region will be… During the past two years we have travelled to several locations in the region, (and to Australia last Christmas) the most poignant being a recent trip to Cambodia. However, my favourites (so far) are Pangkor Laut in Malaysia and Bali, both ideal chill-out locations!

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

ST DAVID’S WELSH SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE ANNUAL BALL 2015 We are delighted to be this year’s venue of choice for the St David’s Welsh Society of Singapore’s annual ball. The event kick-started with a Welsh harpist reception at 7pm. Members thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the activities lined-up that night, especially the ‘Tom Jones’ tribute act by Ian Anthony. The guests were treated to a 5-course gourmet dinner created specially by The British Club’s very own Executive Chef Sunny Sia. A good night was had by all. Hi Kelly, On behalf of all of us in the St David’s Society I would like to say a huge thank you for a fantastic evening on Saturday. The event was such a success and that wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work and dedication from yourself and all the British Club team. Everybody had a brilliant time and i’m sure they’ll be talking about it for a long while. The venue looked stunning, the food was delicious and flawless service with a smile! Thanks once again. Best wishes, Kylie hughes

For your next personal or corporate function, do call our Catering Professional at 6410 1146 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg to find out more! THE BRITISH CLUB


General Election 2015 – Tax Implications? By Martin Rimmer

George Osborne delivered his final Budget of this Parliament on 18 March 2015, but what lies next? Parliament will be dissolved on 30 March 2015, and only then will the election campaign really get underway giving us a proper steer on the policies each of the major Parties will be promoting. Our focus, of course, is on the financial aspects of each campaign, and most importantly how the tax policies of the Parties may affect you. The Conservatives have committed to generating a budget surplus in the next Parliament, promising to do so without tax increases which, without looking at how they may balance the books, makes good reading for the UK tax payer. The Liberal Democrats have also pledged to balance the books but they will be raising 20% of the required funds through tax increases. The Labour Party have hinted that in order to bring the deficit back into line, they will be raising taxes. In terms of headlines the key announcements so far have been: CONSERVATIVES – PARTY POLICY ON TAX • •

Increase the personal allowance to £12,500 Increase the basic rate band to £50,000

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS – PARTY POLICY ON TAX • • • • •

Increase personal allowance to £11,000 in the first year of the new Parliament, and gradually increase to £12,500 A rise in the tax on dividends for additional rate tax payers A cut in the pension tax relief lifetime allowance to £1,000,000 Raising the CGT rate from 28% to 35% for higher rate taxpayers Cutting the CGT annual allowance from £11,000 to £2,500

LABOUR – PARTY POLICY ON TAX • • •

A return of the 50% rate for additional rate tax payers Reintroduction of the 10% starting rate of income tax A cessation of higher rate income tax relief on pension contributions

UKIP – PARTY POLICY ON TAX • •

Introduction of a new 35% rate of income tax for some people currently paying at 40% A proposal to scrap inheritance tax

The Fry Group provides comment and analysis on a range of tax and financial news via our E-Bulletin service. To subscribe please contact us at advice@thefrygroupsg.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Martin Rimmer is a Senior Tax Manager at The Fry Group. He specialises in residence, domicile, inheritance tax planning and tax-efficient wealth structuring and protection. Based in Singapore, he joined The Fry Group in 1999 and now has responsibility for Private Clients throughout South East Asia, providing bespoke UK tax planning and compliance solutions, opinions and technical briefings.

Tel: +65 6225 0825 • mail: advice@thefrygroupsg.com • www.thefrygroupsg.com Wilfred T Fry (Personal Financial Planning) Ltd is authorised to act as an Investment Adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). License number FA095023. The information in this article aims to provide information. However, this is not intended to form professional advice nor should it be relied upon as such and before taking any particular action, specific and personal advice should be obtained.


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CLUB NEWS

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

Cynthia Setho

Marketing Communications Manager Marketing Communications

Ang Jia Hui, Kelly

Catering Sales Manager Catering Sales

Nedunselian A/L Vaithelingam

Zhou Ti, Kevin

Supervisor Windsor Arms

Junior Captain Mountbatten Room

Employee of the Month February 2015 Lee Voon Kean Junior Sous Chef Banquet Kitchen Voon Kean joined the club as a Junior Sous Chef on 2 May 2014. Voon Kean is highly productive and always accurate. He displays a positive attitude and constantly strives to improve his work performance. He has gained the trust and respect from his supervisor and peers.

British Theatre Playhouse presents

OPENS 6 MAY 2015

Raffles Hotel

NO SEX, PLEASEWE’RE BRITISH Enjoy 15% discount for British Club members on Opening Night show on 6 May (valid until 30 April). Tickets from Sistic. For UK cast details, visit www.britishtheatreplayhouse.com Produced by:

Hotel Sponsor for UK cast:

Official Lifestyle Magazine:

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Official Luxury Magazine:

Corporate Sponsor:

Official Venue:

Supported by:

Official Airline:

Official Partner:


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FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

Meat Roulade Promotion 6 to 30 April Flank Steak Roulade

Flank steak roll with bacon and stuffed with cheese, spinach and onions

Stuffed Chicken Roulade

Stuffing rolls bacon on chicken thigh meat stuffed with bangers and roasted walnuts

Gyro-styled Lamb Roulade

Stuffing lamb leg meat roll with sun-dried tomatoes, minced meat and feta cheese All orders are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roast jus and mixed garden greens salad.

Mughlai PROMOTION 1 to 30 April Mughlai Mutton Curry

Mutton cooked with onions, tomatoes and cashew nut cream sauce served with basmati rice, raita and papadum

Mixed Vegetables Makkhanwala Mixed vegetables cooked with Makhani sauce served with basmati rice, raita and papadum

Fajitas PROMOTION 6 to 30 April Chicken Fajitas Beef Fajitas Chicken and Beef Fajitas All fajitas are served with tortilla wrap, chips and condiments

All about Avocado 3 to 30 April | Lunch & Dinner Taco Fish Wrap with Avocado and Black Eye Beans Salsa Served with mesclun salad, tomatoes and lettuce

Seafood and Avocado Salad

Served with mesclun salad, tomatoes, capsicum, fine beans, sea bass, salmon and prawns with honey lemon dressing

Prawns and Avocado Cocktail Served with shredded lettuces

Cajun Chicken Wrap with Avocado and Corn Salsa Served with tomatoes and lettuce

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

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. | *Child: 12 years and below


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FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

BEST FIVE STAR CLUB RESTAURANT in South East Asia 2014

Fresh Tuna Promotion 2 to 30 April

Toasted Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak, Wilted Spinach, Grilled Potato, Wasabi Black Pepper Sauce Oven-baked Tuna Steak, Carrot Mashed, Tomato Relish, Glazed Pineapple, Aged Vinegar Pan-seared Tuna Steak, Avocado with Golden Mashed Potato, Butternut, Lemon Butter Sauce

4-Course Set Lunch

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

SUNDAY SEAFOOD CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

(exclusively available on last Sunday of the month only)

$68.00+ Adult $35.00+ Child*

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

$98.00+ Adult $38.00+ Adult ∙ $19.00+ Child* $68.00+ Adult (include free-flow of sparkling wines)

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

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

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

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. | *Child: 12 years and below


FRENCH

WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 24 April 2015 • 7.30pm

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest No other country in the world produces a larger volume of quality wines than France, and no other country produces it in such diversity from wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône Valley, Champagne, Loire Valley and Alsace. France was the first country to legislate a system to codify viticultural and horticultural practices and protect geographical names of origin. Today, the country has over 300 different appellations d’origine contrôlee (AOC). Though not a guarantee of top quality, the AOC designation is a considerable help to the consumer in determining the range and styles of taste. Of the more than 2 million acres of vineyard in France, half are dedicated to wine authorized as AOC. We have divided this section by major wine regions: Champagne, Burgundy, Rhône and Alsace. Each introduction will look at the particular region in depth and describe its climate, soils and grape varieties as well as other factors that combine to shape its differing styles of wine. We are happy to have Mr Sanjay Nair with us to share with us his wines. Sanjay is a Certified Sommelier (First Sommelier Accreditation in Asia) by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is also Certified Specialists of various organisations such as Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET, UK), Society of Wine Educators, Spanish Wine Academy, A+ Australian Wine School and last but not least, French Wine Society.

Amuse Bouche Devils on Horseback • Scotch Quail Egg • Hash of Snail Henriot Brut Souverain Brut N.V, Champagne, France ***** Beetroot Carpaccio, White Tomato, Witlof, Land Cress, King Crab, Walnut, Sour Dough Crisp William Fevre Petit Chablis, Burgundy, France ***** Crispy Pork Knuckle, Pickled Heirloom Vegetable, Tahini Dressing Bouchard Pere & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Vignee, Burgundy, France *****

Special Take-Away Prices Available For The Evening Wines on Sale

UP$ Take-Away Price

Special

Henriot Brut Souverain Brut N.V., Champagne,France

$108.00

$72.00

William Fevre Petit Chablis, Burgundy, France

$48.00

$34.00

$52.00

$36.00

Les Vins de Vienne Crozes Hermitage $62.00 Rouge Argent, Rhone Valley, France

$43.50

Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris Reserve $138.00 Personelle 2007 (Magnum Bottle), Alsace, France

$98.00

USDA Prime Black Angus Beef Strip Loin, Caramelized Shallots, Salt Baked Cauliflower, Parsnip Puree, Red Wine and Shallot Jus Bouchard Pere & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Vignee, Burgundy, Les Vins de Vienne Crozes Hermitage Rouge Argent, France Rhone Valley, France ***** Quakes and Shakes Pudding, Caramelized Banana Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris Reserve Personelle 2007 (Magnum Bottle), Alsace, France ***** Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

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


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GOOD FRIDAY BUFFET BRUNCH

Friday, 3 April • 11.30am to 3.00pm • Verandah Café What better way to spend a relaxing Good Friday than in the Club?

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 to 12 years old)

EASTER SUNDAY Sunday, 5 April Celebrate this Easter in the Club….

Mountbatten Room: 3-Course Sunday Lunch

with Easter chocolates, jellies, freshly baked hot cross bun and dessert buffet 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old & above)

Windsor Arms: Carving Buffet Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child* Menu includes: Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast roots vegetables, an array of appertisers, salad and dessert.

Verandah Café: International Buffet Brunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 to 12 years old) Menu featuring….. Chilled cooked seafood on ice, oysters, prawns, mussels, live roast carving station, goat cheese, beetroot & baby spinach salad, smoked salmon, cured meat platter, grilled beef fillet with mushroom stew, salmon fillet, lamb hot-pot, Asian specialties, North Indian selection, and children’s buffet.

EASTER EGG CHILDREN’S CRAFT & TREASURE HUNT Sunday, 5 April • Treetops Lounge & Playground Time to get egg-cited this Easter! From an Easter-ful arts & crafts session, to a traditional Easter Egg-Hunt; you wouldn’t want to miss this family fun!

Book early as places are limited. Venue : Treetops Lounge & Playground Time

: 10.00am – 11.00am (5 years & below)

1.00pm – 2.00pm (6 to 10 years old) Price

Brought to you by:

: $20.00+ per person

*Price inclusive of candy floss and popcorn (Photo credits to Jennifer Chih, The Red Bus Photography)

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

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FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

EASTER WINE PROMOTION April

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@ THE WINDSOR SHOP

Stock up this Easter with fine quality wines from as low as $26.00 a bottle. These wines make an ideal gift idea for your loved ones too! Apaltagua Gran Verano Chardonnay, Chile

$26.00 Apaltagua Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

$26.00 Maison Albert Bichot, Bourgogne Blanc, Chateau Nancelle, Burgundy, France

$43.50 Maison Albert Bichot, Bourgogne Rouge, Grand Ordinaire, Burgundy, France

$43.50 Planeta La Segreta Bianco, Sicily, Italy

$36.50 Planeta La Segreta Rosso, Sicily, Italy

$36.50 Terre Forti Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy

$29.50 Antichi Borghi Chianti DOC, Italy

$32.00

This Easter….. Champagne Days at The Windsor Shop

PIPER HEIDSIECK PROMOTION $108.00 for every 2 bottles of Piper HeidsieckBrut N.V. $128.00 for every 2 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage N.V.

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

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Saturday ‘LIVE’ Entertainment with

Rosanna’s Duet

Catch the sultry and soulful vocals of Rosanna as she takes you through a relaxing evening to an exciting night cap with danceable tunes every Saturday at the Windsor Arms from 8.45pm onwards!

HAPPY HOURS

Mondays to Fridays | 5.00pm till closing

APPLICABLE TO ALL OUTLETS

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

$5.80+ (½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

SPLASH BAR

Daily | 5.00pm till closing

$5.80+ Our Limits Are Only Your Imagination…

(½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

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

Couples, honeymoons, intimate weddings, adult family groups

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

CRAZY HOURS

Saturdays & Sundays | 9.30pm till closing

ONE-for-ONE (½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

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

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. | *Child: 12 years and below


Easter

Enchanting

Make Easter a little more magical with our delectable range of chocolates and candied snacks. It is time to fill your Easter party with sweet treats that the little ones adore!

Cadbury Creme Egg 5s 197g

Ferrero Mini Eggs Hazelnut/Cocoa T10

Lindt Lindor Milk Choc Eggs Gift Box 175g

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Large Egg 278g

Baci Easter Egg White Chocolate/Classic Dark Chocolate 9.38oz


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PROMOTIONS AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

SPIRITS PROMOTION April Jean-Marc XO Small Batch Hand-Crafted Vodka Five-Star Diamond Award Winner: Jean Marc Vodka is produced from four varieties of French wheat and then distilled nine times in traditional French copper Cognac stills.

If you enjoy vodka, this is something you should not miss. At a special price of $98.00 only, it is stocked exclusively in Windsor Shop, while stocks last.

The Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve Single Malt Whisky Colour

Light Gold

Aroma

Peppermint, Melon, Cucumber

Palate

Yuzu, Grapefruit, Lemon Thyme

Finish

Refreshing, Subtle Smoke

Windsor Shop - $118.00 per bottle Receive a limited edition wood cask pen with every bottle purchased!

Monthly Special BUY 3 GET 1 FREE April

Sacred Hill Orange Label Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $144.00 for 4 bottles (You save $48.00!) A lifted and rich aroma with a medley of tropical fruit notes containing fig, guava, gooseberry, lychee and passion fruit, interplay with citrus zest florals. The palate has lovely depth, weight and richness that build to a crescendo on the finish. The aftertaste has citrus zest flavours and excellent minerality.

Sacred Hill Orange Label Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand $144.00 for 4 bottles (You save $48.00!) A rich, crimson colour of delicious cherry, plum and cranberry mingled with smokey, spiced oak notes. The palate is richly weighted with firm, leathery tannins and seductive, lingering spice flavours.

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

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Labour Day BUFFET BRUNCH

Friday, 1 May • Verandah Café • 11.30am to 3.00pm Indulge yourself on this special public holiday with a special buffet spread.

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 to 12 years old)

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, 10 May British mums are special as they get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice! Show your appreciation to your mother and treat her to an indulgent lunch at any one of our restaurants this May!

Mountbatten Room: 5-course

Sunday Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

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

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

Windsor Arms:

Carving Buffet Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child* Menu includes: Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast roots vegetables, an array of appertisers, salad and dessert.

Verandah Café: International

Buffet Brunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 to 12 years old) Menu featuring….. Zucchini and cocktail sausage salad, chicken with cheese sausage and bratwurst sausage with fine mustard, cream sauce, prawn marinara, alfredo, mushroom, pesto and olio aioli , roast beef with gravy with goose fat roast potato, roast root vegetable, Middle East chicken kebab with condiment, cream of asparagus soup, roast breast of turkey with onion and sage sauce, apple crumbles with custard sauce, rice pudding with sweet dark cherries sauce, Asian specislties, North Indian selection, and many more... For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg | All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. | *Child: 12 years and below


Location is everything, and there is no location more inspiring than London. For this reason, we strive for excellence in every development we create in the world’s most dynamic city.

Over 60 exclusive developments in and around London. Berkeley Residential (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 10 Marina Boulevard #16-04, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, Singapore 018983 Call +65-6922-6150 Email serene.low@berkeleygroup.sg or janice.zhu@berkeleygroup.sg

www.berkeleygroup.co.uk Proud to be members of the Berkeley Group of companies

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Think London. Think Berkeley.


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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

THE BRITISH CLUB presents

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

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

Have a Good Laugh at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians.

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 Friday: 9.00am – 11.00am

Craig Cambpell

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

Turner Sparks

Thursday, 16 April Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only):

$40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest

Book Club Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8.00pm Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am – 11.30am

To book, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg 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. (Show may contain coarse language and sexual references.)

BINGO NIGHT

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS

Tuesdays, 7 & 21 April 8.00pm

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

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

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

BINGO!

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

The prize snowballs after each session.

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan Tel: 8268 8252

Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

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

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

BOOK CLUB (Evening Group) Tel: 6410 1144 Angela Ryan Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com

Pitter Chatter Tel: 6410 1144

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesdays, 15 & 29 April 8.00pm Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes. In addition to weekly prizes, teams will accumulate points on a per season basis. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins a Grand prize!

Watch this space!

Elaine Dutton Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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PITTER CHATTER GROUP @ GIANT EGG DECORATING COMPETITION

The British Club’s Pitter Chatter group welcomed Easter early this year with a giant egg decorating competition held by the Sentosa HarbourFront Business Association. With their little bubs as inspiration for the egg’s decoration and led by the Pitter Chatter group coordinator herself, Elaine Friedman, the participants pulled out all stops and created a magical egg that was put on display at The Plaza @ VivoCity, and also went on to be a part of The Great Egg-Venture at Sentosa HarbourFront 2015! Look out for their giant egg at Sentosa HarbourFront until 5 April 2015, and remember to vote for it as their prize proceeds will go to charity! For more information, visit www.thegreateggventure.com

Parents and Toddlers Group Meeting Thursdays • 10.00am - 11.30am • Activity Hub Calling all mums, dads and toddlers. Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to meet other parents at the Club. This is a time to relax a bit and enjoy the company of each other while the little ones play. For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

SET SAIL TO SINGAPORE’S BEST KEPT SECRET ISLAND

Fancy a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life in mainland Singapore? Look no further as we bring you across the (Singapore) waters to a nearby island know as Singapore’s “best-kept secret”. Located South of Singapore, Lazarus Island is almost entirely untouched, with a little bit more than a jungle and an 800-metre stretch of beach paradise. So what are you waiting for? Pack up the bathing suits, beach towels and sunscreen, and hop on a yacht with us for a fabulous picnic on Lazarus Island. Register your interest today by sending an email to activities@britishclub.org.sg or call 6467 4311. Minimum of 10 participants for event to commence. For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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LITTLE CHEF: HOT CROSS BUNS

CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS

Celebrate the season of Easter with the perfect springtime bake: Hot Cross Buns! Add your own personal twist to it with your favourite fillings and toppings, and make it your own – you’re the chef in this kitchen!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

Cultivate your child’s creativity and imagination with weekly sessions of Arts & Crafts. With activities that indulge their curiosity and engage the senses, these sessions are carefully planned to cater to your children’s needs. Choose from simple crafts like fruit stamping, or more detailed ones like pottery painting: the possibilities for creativity are endless!

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

$5.00+ Member • $7.00+ Guest

Cancellations made less than a week before the event shall be billed the full price.

Come and join us. Walk-ins are most welcome.

Every Saturday (except when there is Little Chef) 3.00pm - 6.00pm • Verandah Terrace

Saturday, 11 April • 10.00am - 11.30am Verandah Café

German European School Singapore CPE Registration Number: S72SS0010G Registration Period: 22.06.2011 – 21.06. 2017

A home for your mother tongue! Because an education is all about communication

Book Tour a now

We give our students roots and wings.

At GESS, we appreciate the importance of learning your mother tongue and understand that it can be especially hard for children living overseas. That’s why our European Section, where English is the language of instruction, offers a comprehensive range of native language courses designed to help students learn their home language despite the distance. So whether you’re from Holland, Denmark or Germany, your children can study their native tongue at school. GESS is a not-for-profit, international school founded on European traditions, educating children from 18 months to 18 years. We are an accredited IB World School, as well as an Excellent German School Abroad.

www.gess.sg

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 GESS_Advertisement_British Club_April2015_200x130.indd 1 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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BASIC CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN CLASSES First session starts on 8 April, Wednesday • 7.00pm – 9.00pm • Treetops Lounge

Keen on learning the world’s most popular language, with 955 million speakers around the world? These classes are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to master the skills of practical Mandarin in a short period of time. Delivered by our experienced teacher Alan Tan who makes Chinese learning fun and stimulating, you will speak Mandarin by your very first lesson and learn quickly the most common words involving everyday situations like meeting people and when ordering food. Established in 1998, EduCursion Singapore provides highly synergetic customized language acquisition programs, taught by TESOL-trained trainers. Program includes: A customised language manual • Pre / Post tests and results • Flash Cards • Certification

$480.00+ Member (for 10 sessions) $500.00+ Guest (for 10 sessions) *Minimum 5 participants required for class to commence.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

Interested in Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes for your children? Sign up for the Basic Conversational Mandarin for Kids FREE trial lesson on Saturday, 11 April 2015 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm!

THE CHANGE GROUP Psychotherapy for All

FIRE STATION TOUR Saturday, 18 April

A group of experienced and international psychologists to help you change.

ENGLISH, FRENCH, DUTCH, HINDI, KOREAN Children, Teens, Adults and Couples Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma, Loss... Teambuilding, coaching and crisis intervention BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN. - O.WILDE

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Singapore’s busiest fire station! Explore the roles and functions of a fire station as well as the emergency vehicles, and catch an impressive pole sliding demonstration by the fire fighters. You will get to enjoy fire extinguisher experiential learning and hands-on experience with the water mist and impulse gun. Don’t forget your cameras – there will also be a photo taking session with the firefighters!

TIME FOR CHANGE IF YOU DON’T DO IT FOR YOURSELF DO IT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES.

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THE CHANGE GROUP

9648 7176 admin@thechangegroup.sg

www.thechangegroup.sg

Venue: Bukit Batok Fire Station

(Assemble at The British Club Reception at 8.45am sharp)

$20.00+ Member • $15.00+ Member Child* $25.00+ Guest • $20.00+ Guest Child* *Price includes 2-way transportation. Minimum of 10 participants required.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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A DAY AT THE RACES:

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP 2015 Sunday, 26 April • 12.00pm • Turf Club

The annual Queen Elizabeth II Cup is back again this year! Join us for a Day at the Races – an afternoon of sports, food and entertainment at the Turf Club. Reservations should be made no later than Friday, 10 April 2015.

$80.00+ Member • $90.00+ Guest *Price inclusive of lunch buffet and complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival. Dress Code: Smart Casual

(No tattered jeans, shorts, bermudas, t-shirts without collars and/or sleeves, slippers or sandals)

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg In partnership with


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WHAT THE DICKENS! DINNER THEATRE A trio of 10-Minute Treats

Saturday, 25 April • 8.00pm (Registration opens at 7.30pm) • The Elizabeth Suite From the writer who brought you Voyage – Around the World in 80 Days… 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 and enjoy a Dickensian-style threecourse meal throughout. A prize will be awarded for the best dressed. 10-Minute Treats - food for thought written by Jane Cafarella, directed by Susie Penrice Tyrie.

$75.00+ Member • $80.00+ Guest *Prices include 2 bottles of wine per table of 10 For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

MUM’S DAY OUT

Thursday, 7 May • 1.00pm to 3.00pm The Elizabeth Suite

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High tea fit for a queen, a cooking demonstration and a facial workshop and shoulder massage, all under one roof! There is no better time for mums to take the day off than on Mothers’ Day: a day specially dedicated to wives and mothers the world over.

$35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest Brought to you by

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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Saturday, 30 May • 5.30pm onwards Verandah Café and Poolside Bring out your brightest swimsuits, gather your closest friends and family, and prepare your dancing shoes! With the grooviest music, most colourful ambience, and the most flavourful food, this is one pool party you would not want to miss. Buffet Price:

$28.50+ Adult • $14.50+ Child*

(complimentary for children aged 2 years old and below)

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*Child: 3 to 12 years old


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BRING-ON-SUMMER FAIR Saturday, 9 May • 10.00am to 5.00pm Verandah Café

(Photo credits to SuperYachtTimes.com)

Now in its fifth year and held at the award-winning ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove from 23-26 April 2015, the Singapore Yacht Show is an exclusive event that epitomises luxury lifestyle, bringing together world-class yachts, glamorous parties, highend entertaining, and an enviable range of prestige products and brands. Besides fashion shows, product launches, competitions and art exhibitions, visitors can expand their social experience by purchasing tickets to the Official Opening Party and Black Tie Gala Dinner when purchasing tickets to the Show.

We know it’s always summer in sunny Singapore, but that doesn’t stop us from rejoicing when the summer holidays arrive! What better way to welcome summer than with a one-day-only, pre-summer fair? Beat the sweltering heat as The British Club brings summer steals to you, from trendy swimsuits, lovely summer dresses and kaftans, to bold accessories specially for this season! Get ready, get set… Bring on summer!

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE

DISCOUNTED TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BRITISH CLUB MEMBERS Explore Asia’s Ultimate Destination, Resorts World® at Sentosa Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore®

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies® at Universal Studios Singapore, experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series! S.E.A. Aquarium - the World’s Largest Aquarium Adventure Cove Waterpark- Asia’s Most Amazing Waterpark Attraction

Universal Studios Singapore

Regular Price Adult/Child

Member Price Adult/Child

Savings

$74.00/$54.00

$61.00/$45.00

Up to 18%

FURTHER REDUCED PRICE Dueling Racer

S.E.A. Aquarium $38.00/$28.00 $25.00 /$18.00 Up to 35% $20.00 /$15.00 Up to 47% Adventure Cove Waterpark

$36.00/$26.00

$26.00 /$20.00 Up to 38%

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

Purchases can be made at Reception. For enquiries, please contact recept@britishclub.org.sg Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Open Ocean Gallery

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE, RIDE THE MOVIES, Universal Globe logo, and all Universal elements and related indicia ™ & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 64674311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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SPORTS & FITNESS

SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Stephen Fulton Tel: 9321 3714 sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET CONVENOR Todd Buck cricket@britishclub.org.sg GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith golf@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*

5 sessions*

10 session*

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

FOOTBALL CONVENORS James Morris Tel: 9651 2556 Rob Allen Tel: 9177 4642 football@britishclub.org.sg

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

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 CONVENORS Emma Thomas Tory Morris Helen Tynan swimming@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (MEN) Joel Krueger Tel: 9838 8870 tennismen@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (LADIES) Sally Morris tennisladies@britishclub.org.sg

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

SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg

AQUA SPIN

SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg

Free first trial for BC Members $39.00 (per succeeding session) $456.00 (12 sessions/full term)

Instructor Tuesday

: Yannick Dedigama : 9.30am to 10.30am

PILATES CLASS** Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Social Squash Aqua Spin Aqua Aerobics Pilates Yoga Social Squash Aqua Aerobics Pilates Mixed Social Tennis Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Instructor : Annabelle Shaw Monday : 8.30am to 9.30am Wednesday : 8.30am to 9.30am $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday : 9.30am to 11.00am Wednesday : 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* 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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Avoid Common Fitness Pitfalls

By Aaron Tay

Fitness Instructor (SSC), Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCA), Sports Nutrition Specialist (ISSN), Personal Trainer (NSCF)

While exercising isn’t complicated, it’s very easy to make mistakes. Often times the mistakes are made because of lack of proper technique training or simply due to rushing to get the workout completed. Regardless of the reason for the mistakes, they can lead to injuries or at the very least be counterproductive to your fitness goals. Of course it’s important to know specifically what to do to be successful at meeting your health and fitness goals but it is also crucial to understand what not to do. So take note of the following common mistakes and how to avoid them. Below are some tips that will help ensure your workout time is effective and help prevent injuries. Many new exercisers try to lose weight or tone up too quickly, by trying exercise programs that are too difficult for their fitness level. Be sure to start with an exercise plan that takes your current fitness regime (or lack of) into account. Despite what many advertisers would like you to believe, it’s unrealistic to think you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days or that you can have Hollywood abs simply by doing 10 minutes of crunches a day. It’s good to set goals but be sure they aren’t too aggressive and realize it’s okay to periodically re-define them. Breathing is an involuntary bodily function; something that most individuals tend to ignore. But, breathing correctly during fitness sessions is very important. Incorrect breathing can lead to lack of oxygen and even faintness. When working out ensure that you don’t breathe too shallowly and try to breathe through the nose and out the mouth. Drinking enough water on a daily basis is important. When you exercise you need to consume even more water. You should drink 16 ounces for every hour of exercise you complete. Plus you should try to consume 1-2 cups of water about 30 minutes before you begin working out.

Not eating enough can be as detrimental as eating too much. When the body is not fed consistently, it goes into a starvation mode. Five to six smaller meals evenly spaced throughout the day helps keep the metabolism running smoothly. Just be sure to control portion size. Just showing up at the gym is not going to help you get more fit. Socializing while leaning on a weight machine won’t build muscles. It’s important to enjoy your exercise time but make sure that the focus remains on physical activity. If you think the scale doesn’t lie, consider this. Many professional athletes would be considered obese based on their weight alone. Look at the bigger and more relevant picture. Monitor your body fat percentage, if possible. Otherwise track measurements. Also don’t underestimate the importance of improved physical and mental well-being. It’s always advisable to consult your physician & trainers before starting an exercise program. Working with fitness professional is also a good idea so you can learn proper technique, the latest fitness information and learn how to avoid injuries. Choosing the proper weight size when strength training is trickier then it sounds. Lifting weights that are too heavy for you can lead to improper form and ultimately to injuries. Use weights that are too light and the exercise session can be ineffective. It is best to consult a fitness trainer to determine the correct amount of weight for your size, strength and goals. A trainer can also help you develop a plan for safely progressing forward on weight sizes Hiring a personal trainer can be a great way of helping you achieve fitness goals or more generally improve your wellbeing. These are able to assess your current fitness level and to help encourage and motivate you.

For more information, visit The British Club Gym and approach our well qualified Fitness Trainers during gym manning hours, or alternatively, you can just contact the Sports And Recreation SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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SPORTS & FITNESS SQuash:

COURT CIRCULAR By The Boaster

The SSRA (Singapore S q u a s h R a c q u e t s Association) interclub competition for 2015 is now well under way. The British Club are entered in A grade and the E grade veterans’ division and, in what is quickly becoming the talk of the courts, the vets recently served up another Friday night special, winning all four rubbers against the Hollandse Club. There was a bit of a scratchy start to the day with the Dutch declaring early on that they only had three players available and then with the British Club into the warm up phase of preparation (i.e. 2 hours before the match) proudly announced they would be fielding a team of four after all. Responding to a late call from the team, Nick Fell stepped off a plane and straight into the #4 spot– a great effort. Once the pre-match ritual was carried out (checking of the soles of the shoes as outlined in the January Club magazine pages 1 and 22), Mansoor was first onto the hallowed timber. His opponent was sporting a vivid orange shirt and a pair of dayglo shoes and looked just like a Christmas tree. He came out of the blocks fast winning the first game, but then like a pine tree in the New Year he withered away and fell to pieces, and went down to a surging Mansoor. 3-2 To the BC Captain Fantastic and Aussie legend Matt Gyde, was next up against an old adversary, Manoj. The last time they played it was a five setter and this time was to prove no different. With many long rallies, the thick haze that was hanging over Singapore seemed to have an impact on the fitness of both but just like the first time they played, Matt dug deep and came out with a 3-2 win. Meanwhile Craig the crafty Cannuck was on the court ‘enjoying’ an expressive match against his opponent – Matt commented that from the court next door it sounded as though the riot squad may need to be called in. Craig, in usual fashion, pushed aside the controversy, got down to business, and won 3-0. His opponent didn’t seem to be too keen to finish off the match and actually refused a beer (on the first offering) but came around in the end. Matt points out (for those non-Australians reading this) that this is against the laws of life, regardless of how you finish a game if there is beer being offered you take it… Nick was last up and playing a tricky opponent, who obviously went to the Andrew Marshall School of Squash and played every ball into the side wall first. Whilst effective in the 3rd set (Nick may have been affected by jet lag) Nick was able to counter the aggressive boasting with some sublime straight-down-the-wall squash and won 3-1. All in all a great night out at the British Club and with back-to-back 4-0 wins for our veterans, a great start to the SSRA season.

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SWIMMING:

Section Report By Tory Morris

Get involved and join the swimming section!

4. As well as the normal endorphin rush from physical activity,the constant stretching and relaxing of muscles, combined with deep rhythmic breathing required for swimming results in a relaxation response, very much like yoga, so its great for the brain and body. Many a problem can be solved while you are swimming as your mind wanders while you train!

We are the biggest sports section in the British Club with 265 families signed up at the last count! The BC offers swimming lessons for youngsters (and the not so young!), swimming training for fitness, the chance to compete for the highly successful Barracudas team, and a friendly and welcoming Masters squad. 5. There is also the comradery of being part of a team and Our dedicated and patient coaches from Total Swimming make making friends outside of your normal school/ work circles, and lessons fun but challenging, and are great at getting the best the confidence that emerges as you master a stroke, improve out of children and adults alike. your times and challenge yourself! Not convinced? Aside from the safety issues that drives us all to So if you are interested in joining us, please get in touch to book teach our children to swim, here are some great health benefits an assessment via the British club website, follow the sports / of getting in the pool and giving it a go: swimming tabs and click on the link, or email us if you have any questions: swimming@britishclub.org 1: Swimming is unique, in that it works your body aerobically without putting strain on your joints, once your body is And don’t forget for those of you competing or just training with submerged you only bear 10% of your weight; great for our little the Barracudas, do pop down to the Pro shop and check out ones’ growing joints, and our older joints! the Barracudas swimming jammers and costumes available in 2. Water is 12 x as dense as air, so compared to running for all sizes, including Masters! example, swimming offers great resistance training, fabulous for Happy Swimming! muscle tone and strength.

3. Swimming is great for flexibility, keeping ligaments and joints For more information on joining the masters, you can email lose, as every stroke requires stretching and lengthening. swimming@britishclub.org.sg.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

A Whole Load of Balls

By Louise Wood

Get your Travolta on – make the most of these summer nights and join us for some al fresco frivolity. It will be a full-house but tickets are still available for Grease night – everyone is welcome.

A Right Exhibition The spectator gallery was full to bust with an extremely enthusiastic crowd (the bar was open) when the coaches treated the Tennis Section to an afternoon of exhibition matches. Showing us how it should be done in the doubles Darren and Sam took on Cyril and David and just fell short of victory despite their matching team tops. David then dared to take on the might of former ATP ranked player Cyril Baudin and was rewarded with a win. Huge thanks to all the coaches for being such great sports and providing the tennis section with a very entertaining afternoon. There have been calls for an ‘encore’ – watch out David you may be defending your title. Special mention to 16 year old Logan Smith who, using his WTA experience, managed against all odds to organise the tennis section children into a sleek and efficient ball boy/girl operation for the matches. (Logan, some parents have indicated they will pay highly to know your secret).

BC coaches and the fantastic ball boys and girls at the Coaches Exhibition Match

Game Face Competition News Smashing! Well done to all the BC Junior teams who competed Masterful. BC players once again proved experience really in the recent SMASH team tournament. Congratulations to the does count in the month-long Masters tennis tournament. U12B team who came away with a third place trophy. New friendships were made and old rivalries cemented. Congratulations to the winners. Men’s Singles Ladies Doubles Men’s Doubles Mixed Doubles

Mackenzie Wood, Jude Thomas & Maya Das with their Smash trophies. Teammates Ethan Phillipson, Sean Ventura & Callum Blacklock are not pictured.

The BC’s Grand Slam. It is time to register for the BC Open tournament - this could be the year you make it to the winner’s board in Scores. Or, if you are a mere mortal like most of us, sign up for a bit of fun and a chance to play some competitive tennis. Will Charlie Thomas retain his singles title or will David Brown wrestle it away from him once more? Will the combination of Tina Jacob and Clytie Morgan prove unbeatable in the ladies doubles? The Open really does draw out our tennis stars and if (like me) you are out after the first round then our compensation is that the final stages are very exciting to watch from the comfort of Scores with a few refreshments.

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Douglas Morgan Mayumi Nishioka & Mariko Laube Douglas Morgan & Peter Weidner Peter Weidner & Gitte Alempiew

Douglas Morgan and Joel Krueger

(From Left) Mariko Laube, Joel Krueger and Mayumi Nishioka

(From Left) Douglas Morgan, Joel Krueger and Peter Weidner

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Bye Bye Phillipson Family

The Phillipson Family

I don’t know if you’ve noticed the startling comparison between being the British High Commissioner to Singapore and being Dr Who? After a given period they both must regenerate. Ok, so that’s maybe where my analogy ends, although like the TARDIS Eden Hall is pretty big on the inside too. Soon we shall welcome a new British High Commissioner and it is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to HE Antony Phillipson and his family who have made a glorious contribution to tennis at the club. Julie Phillipson and sons Nicky (13), Ethan (11) and Hamish (8) have been a real asset to the BC Tennis Section. Julie who started at the club as a beginner stormed her way through the WITS team tennis divisions with two first place trophies to her name. Her current team BC Court Appeal is wondering if she is still free to commute to B-division matches each Wednesday? Hamish has recently taken up tennis at the club and Nicky and Ethan are old pros having made many friends in the BC junior KLM and SMASH teams. We’ve seen the boys develop into cracking young players and I don’t think they would forgive me if I failed to mention Mum is not the only one bringing back the ‘bling’; between them the Phillipson boys have won a cache of KLM, SMASH and club awards. The whole family will be missed both on and off the court so on behalf of all your friends in the Tennis Section best of luck in Blighty and bon voyage.

Tip from the Pro “For a better ball toss hold the ball lightly in your fingertips making sure your arm is straight as you place, not throw, the ball in the air. By transferring weight onto your front leg just before you release the ball you’ll ensure it moves into the court and not backwards over your head!” David Waggett, BC Tennis Coach. To book a tennis lesson, please contact Sajan at Sajan@britishclub.org.sg

Go to the BC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thebritishclub to see all the photos from the masters tournament.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Golf Section News The April Medal has been switched from Seletar Country Club to SICC Sime Course, due to availability. The September Medal will be switched from SICC to Seletar Country Club.

Golf Section Committee 2015; David Christie, Paul Nikkel, Richard Holloway, Nic Merrow-Smith, Charles Pierron and (not in photo) Kevin Gibson.

What’s In The Bag Today we put our two time Order of Merit Winner David Kempton in the spotlight and ask him ‘what’s in your bag?’ “And you are?” “David Kempton, two time winner of the British Club Golf Section Order of Merit.” (ed. “Yes, we’ve got that already!”) “What brings you to Singapore?” “Well, work said ‘would you like to go?’ Once the package was right I answered ‘yes please!’” “What do you love about the British Club?” “The food in the Mountbatten, playing cricket and a round of golf with like-minded people of a similar generation and beers in the Scores bar of a Saturday evening after a game. Not to forget the great staff who make the Club really special.” “What’s your favourite course?” Tough one that; either Tering Bay or Batam Hills which are both in Batam. I suppose Batam Hills nicks it because of the ridiculous architecture. (ed. “Pretty weird for sure, like a set out of ‘The Mummy!’”) “And your favourite hole on a golf course?” “The one I’ve just birdied, naturally.” “So, what would you shoot on a good day?” “90, I’ve had a few of those and I’m now looking for a score that begins with an 8!” “And your claim to fame?” “Well, I’ve played cricket against NZ test batsman Mark Greatbatch and rugby with England captain and Lions scrum half, Nigel Melville. Then there’s Wok Golf Championship where I was the first to win a full point (Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere) in the match play challenge.” And David’s Weapons of Choice are; Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit, graphite shaft No. 3 Wood: Callaway RAZR X Black, graphite shaft Irons; 2, 3, 4: Callaway Fit i2 Hybrids, graphite shaft Irons; 5: Callaway RAZR X HL Hybrids graphite shaft Irons; 6: Callaway RAZR X HL Hybrids steel shaft Irons; 7, 8, 9: Callaway X 22 with graphite shaft Wedges: A sand wedge which I don’t know why I (bother to) carry Chippers: Two : Texas Wedge, steel shaft, for shots from 100 down to 40 yards out and a ‘Herbies One Putt’ wedge, which very occasionally lives up to it’s name, used for around the green and bunker shots Putter: White Hot XG Rosie with customised (bent) shaft. Ball: Several - occasionally in one hole. Aids: uh hum, yes, no; Golf Buddy GPS which talks to me on the course and is supposed to give the correct distance; but if it worked I’d be a scratch golfer by now! And Lastly we asked David to describe his dress rational; “Mainly ‘cammo’ so I can play unseen, but for a splash of lurid colour contributed by Mrs Kempton.” Sadly David left Singapore at the end of January and we have lost one of our most committed section members and committee stalwart. We wish him all the best, where ever he tees up his ball. THE BRITISH CLUB


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February Medal Our first Friday Medal of the year and what a turn-out; only surpassed by some ridiculously low scoring. On a blustery day at Tanah Merah Country Club, the straight hitters had their day, out-smarting the dog legs, narrow fairways and undulating greens of the Tampines Course. 15 of us ventured out on the course with 12 section members participating in the Order of Merit. On a course where accuracy and a perfected short game were more useful than brute strength, our seniors were having great rounds. Runner-up spot was awarded to David Christie, with a stableford score of 44 points, pipped by Colin Allcard, with a stableford score of 45 points. Their combined gross scores of 178 is not so very far away from their combined age and with a bit more work on the putting, we could see someone shooting their age! Due to the calamities of the scoring, both agreed to share the spoils; a box of the new Titleist Pro V1 golf balls. Sleeves of Pro V1 balls were also awarded for nearest the pin and longest drive, and to our ladies champion on the day, Nina Sung.

Our medal winner Colin Allcard launches one into the woods off the first tee and recovers to shoot a gross score of 90.

Lunch, golf and beer after the game, Tanah Merah Tampines Course.

JCC Monday Night League The league is now employing a state of the art smart phone software that computes the team score while you are still on the course. By the time everyone gathers for a beer after the game, the team results are already on display in the clubhouse. By all accounts we are creeping up the table after a rusty start.

Up and Coming Events JCC Men’s League : Mondays through until mid May, 6.00pm tee off, Jurong Country Club. April Medal : Friday 30 April, afternoon tee off, SICC Sime Course Interested parties, please contact Wan Lay Chi at wanlaychi@britishclub.org.sg

Results & Standings February Medal Venue: Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course Winner; 45 points, Colin Allcard Runner Up; 44 Points, David Christie Nearest the Pin Hole # 2; Steven Hodge (5.7m) Nearest the Pin Hole # 11; Colin Allcard (2.5m) Longest Drive Hole # 8; Walter De Oude (233.2m)

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 2015 Mon

Tue

Wed Mughlai Promotion @ Verandah Café* One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Pilates Water Aerobics Scuba Pool Training

Thu Member Connect Night Fresh Tuna Promotion @ Mountbatten Room* One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Social Squash Pitter Chatter Happy Hours Yoga

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6 7 8 9 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Meat Roulade Promotion @ Verandah Café* Fajitas Promotion @ Windsor Arms* Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Happy Hours Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Bingo One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Aqua Spin

Basic Conversational Mandarin Class One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Pilates Water Aerobics

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Social Squash Pitter Chatter Yoga

13 14 15 16 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Happy Hours Mahjong Pilates Yoga

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Club Balut Aqua Spin

Pub Quiz One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Pilates Water Aerobics

Comedy Night One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Teen Committee Pitter Chatter Yoga

20 21 22 23 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Happy Hours Mahjong Pilates Yoga

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Bingo Book Club Aqua Spin

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Pilates Water Aerobics

Happy Hours One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Yoga Social Squash Pitter Chatter

27 28 29 30 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Happy Hours Mahjong Pilates Yoga Open Tennis Tournament 2015

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One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Aqua Spin Open Tennis Tournament 2015

Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Pub Quiz Happy Hours Bridge Pilates Water Aerobics Open Tennis Tournament 2015

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Yoga Social Squash Open Tennis Tournament 2015 April Golf Medal @ SICC, Sime Course

*Promotion till 30 April 2015


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri

Sat

Good Friday Buffet Lunch @ Verandah Café Healthy Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Happy Hours

Sun

Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy Hours Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Indian Curry Buffet @ Scores Children’s Art & Crafts Football Matches Social Squash Taekwondo Karate Kids Sweep

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt Crazy Hours Easter 3-course Sunday Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Carving Buffet Lunch @ Windsor Arms International Buffet Lunch @ Verandah Café

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MAY 2015 LISTINGS

Easter Sunday FRIDAY 10 11 12 Good Friday

Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Little Chef: Hot Cross Buns Live Music @ Windsor Arms Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Indian Curry Buffet @ Scores Crazy Hours Sweep Social Squash Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids

Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy Hours

Labour Day Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café Friday, 1 May

Mum’s day out

Thursday, 7 May 17 18 19 Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Fire Station Tour Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Indian Curry Buffet @ Scores Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy Hours Children’s Art & Crafts Sweep Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids

Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy Hours

Bring on Summer Fair Saturday, 9 May

Pool Party: A night at the Caribbean Saturday, 30 May

24 25 Healthy Happy Hours French Wine & Gourmet Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Class Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Pub Grub Buffet @ Windsor Arms Indian Curry Buffet @ Scores Live Music @ Windsor Arms What the Dickens! Dinner Theatre Crazy Hours Children’s Art & Crafts Sweep Social Squash Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Open Tennis Tournament 2015

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A day at the races: Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2015 Crazy Hours Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Champagne Seafood Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Open Tennis Tournament 2015

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

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

Penang Club Since 1868

Established in 1868, the Penang Club, in the hub of Georgetown, Penang and located at the sea front, has been a second home to generations of leaders from all walks of life. It has been a second home to generations of leaders in commerce, industry and government. The Club is not only striving to upgrade its facilities unceasingly, to keep up with the times and offer maximum comfort and service to its Members and guests. It has an active social and recreational calendar which features special dinners, buffets, club nights, guest artistes and related activities for Members, their families and guests. The Club’s 7 spacious guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms are a perfect choice for members and guests visiting Penang. From formal dining to al fresco lunches by the pool, the club has a number of popular restaurants and bars to suit your tastes. Do not miss out on the many recreation opportunities at the club, such as billiards rooms, conference rooms, games room, garden library, squash courts, swimming pool and fitness centre In short, it is a home away from home where Members feel comfortable and enjoy the amenities and facilities to their satisfaction.

Penang Club 42B, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah 10050 Penang, Malaysia Telephone: +60 (4) 2277366, +60 (4) 2293484 Facsimile: +60 (4) 227680 pgclub@po.jaring.my & genmgr@penangclub.net www.penangclub.com

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB

Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8am to 11pm

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

6467 4311

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm

Verandah Café / Verandah Terrace Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday: 9am to 10.30pm (last order for food and drink: 10.15pm)

Food & Beverage Office (Banquet Sales & Events) Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm Saturday: 10am to 7pm

Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Bar: 8.00am to 11pm (Last order: 10.45pm) Restaurant: 11.30am to 11pm (Last food order: 10.15pm)

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

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

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

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)

Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9am to 9pm

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)

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