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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

THE BEST OF BRITISH 2015 BEST OF BRITISH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL FATHER’S DAY SUMMER CAMP 2015: CAMP FOR THE CHAMPS


Your child’s Curiosity, Engaged Launching our dedicated Early Years Centre for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Nursery places now available for 2 year olds. Your child has already started the foundations of learning at home. At the Australian International School’s Early Years Centre, we would relish the opportunity to take them to the next stage.

Book your personal tour www.ais.com.sg/admissions

or call +65 6653 7906

Offering a daily introduction to Mandarin within a Reggio Emilia philosophy. We’ll take your child on a journey of exploration and discovery in green outdoor learning environments and enriching, purpose-built classrooms. Globally focused, distinctly Australian 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


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

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BRITISH CONTACTS British Association of Singapore Website: 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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Best of British Feature

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Fry Group Feature

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Special Feature

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Member in the Spotlight

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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

Summer is finally here (although it feels like

Steve Settle

summer every day in Singapore). There is a lot

President

to look look forward to this month at the Club! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks

Damian Hills Vice President Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

to some people. A special thanks to our General Manager, Mr. Sean Boyle, and his team for their relentless effort in planning and preparing for the Best of British 2015. Thanks to

Adrian Waterton Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

the generous support and participation of our

Frank Wong

sponsors, we are able to deliver our promise

Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

to make this year bigger and better. If you have missed the chance to join us as sponsors for 2015, don’t worry. We will be opening sponsorship opportunities for Best of

Shaun Matheson

British 2016 soon! Contact the marketing team at marketing@britishclub.org.sg

Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

for sponsorship opportunities. Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to the celebrities flying in from the UK for the events. I can’t wait to see all the fun and excitement unveil in June. To align with the SG50 Celebrations, we have launched a SG50 Membership promotion. It is encouraging to see so many new Singaporean members joining the Club. Welcome on-board! The SG50 promotion is still valid. Do spread the word to your friends and receive triple points when your referrals join us. Flip to page 21 for more information. Also in conjunction with the SG50, this month we have a special feature of a Singaporean Member of the British Club – Mr. Gurmit

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

Singh is the Member in the Spotlight for this issue. Mr. Singh is one of Singapore’s best-known personalities. For Father’s Day this month, spend some time pampering the man in your

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

family by treating him to a sumptuous lunch at the Mountbatten, Verandah or Windsor Arms. If you enjoy excursion and camps, slap on some sunscreen and

Eric Rogers

celebrate the summer holiday with 3 fun-filled days in our Summer Camp 2015.

Chairman of Infocomm Committee

With exciting games and activities we have created specially for you, you can look forward to spending the summer holidays with us.

CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS Development / Health & Safety Committee Malcom Skipp, Darshan Mehta, Christopher Walden

To all fathers, wishing us all a Happy Father’s Day on 15th June! See you around the Club.

STEVE SETTLE President

Marketing and Communication Committee Kate Jeffrey, Cynthia Zorlutuna, Caroline Underhill Finance Committee Member Stephen Fulton, Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson Member Services Committee Adrian Bewsey, Maggie Ashman, Patricia Forrester, David Wong, Michelle Kuek, Susan Watmough, Stephen Walker Human Resource Committee Stephen Seattle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matherson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Michael Leaver Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong Sports Committee All Sports Convenors

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GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, Last month we held the Sponsors Dinner on 12 May to give our Best of British sponsors an opportunity to get to know one another at a more intimate evening. The dinner was hosted in The Elizabeth Suite at the Club. We are honoured to have with us Judy Leon, Director of the UK Trade & Investment, who was present representing the British High Commissioner, for the evening. Not to mention, we are pleased to have our sponsors spending their time with us over a 5-course meal specially prepared by our Executive Chef, Sunny Sia. This June promises to be really exciting with the Best of British 2015 celebrations! Not to mention the activities we have in place for you in the club! The Best of British 2015 begins on Friday, 5 June with the Opening Gala Dinner. Expect an excellent wine list and an amazing 5-course dinner prepared by our celebrity chef, Paul Askew. We are honoured to have our guest of honour, British High Commissioner, Scott Wightman, spend the evening with us. For those who love a challenge, we have SuperBrains on Saturday, 6 June with our Quiz Masters – David Quinn and Julie Browne. The Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, 9 June celebrates the best in fashion and culinary with a fashion showcase from Robinsons and collection by milliner to the Royals, Vivien Sheriff. Celebrity Chef, Paul Askew will put up a tantalising culinary demonstration of the 3-course lunch as well. Wednesday, 10 June, we will hold our very own Charity Race Night in the spirit of fun and giving for a great cause! On Thursday, 11 June, get up close and personal with ex-England International and Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour and award-winning media personality, Pete Price in the Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner. For some serious comedic relief, we have top billing comedian Mick Miller, alongside with Pete Price and supported by Imran Yusuf and Mandy Knight on Friday, 12 June, Comedy Night. Finally we round up these 8 days of celebration with the Grand Finale – Royal Ascot Ball which will be held at Resorts World Convention Centre on Saturday, 13 June. Join us as we bring the Royal Ascot to Singapore over a fantastic 5-course dinner fit for the Royals plus fabulous entertainment to boot. Catch some one of a kind auctions and limited offers only on the night. Tickets are running out fast, so round up your friends and get your tickets now. With summer coming, I know that many of our members will take this chance to have a break by going on holidays. Take this opportunity to utilize the reciprocal privileges with other clubs overseas as a British Club member. There are also amazing hotel deals available exclusively for you. Check them out on our website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Member Relations Manager Cyrhyl Racho 6410 1113 memberrelations@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

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

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

Lastly, wishing all dads a Happy Father’s Day. Have a wonderful June and July!

SEAN BOYLE General Manager SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

Warm Welcome... To our new Members

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 4 June 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

ABHISHEK SINGH & SHIKHA GAUR ANDREW SOON JE WEI & JELLYN SNG HWEE CHOO ALAN STEWART & KAREN FRAME CHENG YOONG CHOONG & SHUM-CHENG YUEN MING CHIANG MING SHUN & TAY PO LIN DAVID & JANE LLOYD EMILY LUO FREDERIC DURA & SUSAN MULLAN GARRETT & KIMBERLY POWER GIRI & SARITA JADHAV GOH SOO KHENG GRAHAM & HELEN CLARKE IAN RITCHIE & MARGIE LOMIBAO IVAN DANAKODY & POONAM KAUR JOSEPH & JUDITH ARGIRIDIS LOKE BENG FONG & CHUANG SHEUE LING MARC ROBERT & ALICIA GIUFFRIDA MARTIN ALLAN MARTIN RIMMER & RU WEI MATTHEW PETER & HANNAH HEBBURN MD MONOWARUL HOQUE & AKBARI NAGMA MICHAEL & DANAE NIEDERBERGER PAUL CHAPMAN & KEVIN DULLAGHAN PAUL EATON & JENNIFER EATON PHILIP & SHARON WINDSOR ROBERT & NICOLE TIMMERMANS SAMEER KUMAR & AMBIKA CHADHA TODD & KIM FORRESTER VASANT & VENETA MALHOTRA

IMC Welcomes Dr Christopher Eldridge Dr Eldridge is a UK doctor who graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London UK in 1998. He intercalated this with a degree in Psychology. As his main interest at the

time was surgical, he attained a membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in 2002.

“Family Medicine has great variety and enables you to meet and work with people from all walks of life.” Dr Eldridge became a partner in a busy suburban London NHS practice for 5 years undertaking medicals and travel advice as well as working in corporate private clinics. In 2012 he relocated to Melbourne where he worked for a busy bulk-billing clinic providing emergency and operative care to the community. His special interests include paediatrics, sports medicine, mental health and family medicine.

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SUPPORT

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email activities@britishclub.org.sg or log on to www.britishclub.org.sg to book online.

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

Official Carrier

Diamond Sponsors


Best of British Sponsors’ Dinner

The Club hosted a dinner for the Diamond Sponsors of the Best of British 2015 on Tuesday, 12 May. The guests were treated to a superb culinary fare specially created by our Executive Chef Sunny Sia. The dinner was hosted at the Elizabeth Suite and the sponsors were given an excellent opportunity to network and gain new contacts during the evening.


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’s Food Ambassador Brought to you by

Friday, 5 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest Join us as we kick off our Best of British celebrations with yet another showcase of superb cuisine as Chef Paul Askew prepares a remarkable 5 course dinner paired with fine wines from the Commonwealth with our guest of honour, British High Commissioner Scott Wightman.

BEST OF BRITISH “SUPERBRAINS” Brought to you by

Saturday, 6 June • 7.30pm – 11.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$55.00+ Member • $65.00+ Guest

(Includes a best of British Buffet Dinner and 2 bottles of wine for each team of 8 persons) Grand Prize $1,000 F&B dining voucher and more exciting prizes up for grabs! And a special prize for the team in best fancy dress awaits! Think you’ve got what it takes to battle it out against the wittiest, brainiest and smartest of them all? Book a team of 8 or as an individual (we shall help place you with a team) for the biggest quiz of the year- Superbrains! We are delighted to have back on board our past Quiz Masters - David Quinn and Julie Browne! So if you fancy an evening of fun, competition and great food, book now!

BEST OF BRITISH “FAMILY DAY AND OPEN HOUSE” Brought to you by

Sunday, 7 June • The British Club

Open House : 10.00am to 5.00pm Family Day British Fair : 11.00am to 4.00pm Definitely for the young ones and the young once as we turn the Club into a British Fair complete with games, game stalls, exciting rides, fun prizes and a scrumptious buffet spread to boot!

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email activities@britishclub.org.sg or log on to www.britishclub.org.sg to book online.


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 Brought to you by

Tuesday, 9 June • 11.30am – 2.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest It is a celebration of fashion and cuisine over an exciting show in collaboration with Robinsons and milliner to the Royals - Vivien Sheriff. And if that isn’t enough, tickle your tastebuds as Michelin star rated Chef Paul Askew conducts a live demonstration of the 3 course lunch with free flow wine! A delightful bag of goodies and a lucky draw with fantastic prizes await!

BEST OF BRITISH “CHARITY RACE NIGHT” Brought to you by

Wednesday, 10 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Windsor Arms

$45.00+ Member • $55.00+ Guest (Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner) Put those bets on as we hold our very own Night at the Races at the Windsor Arms for a good cause! Buy a race, name a horse for an exciting evening to raise funds for our nominated charities! It is all in the spirit of fun and giving, with a spectacular buffet spread included and wonderful prizes for the lucky winners!

BEST OF BRITISH “GENTLEMEN’S BLACK TIE DINNER” With ex-England International & Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and award-winning media personality Pete Price Brought to you by

Thursday, 11 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$180.00+ Member • $200.00+ Guest Welcome the “Romford Pele” himself- Ray Parlour as he joins us for our Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner. Known for his high energy performances, this former Arsenal mid fielder with 3 premier league titles under his belt, now famous pundit on television as well as radio stations such as BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport, together with legendary radio host Pete Price, will no doubt provide an evening of unsuppressed entertainment over a 5 course dinner and free flow wines and beers!

BEST OF BRITISH “COMEDY NIGHT”

Featuring top billing comedian Mick Miller, compered by Pete Price and supported by comedians- Imran Yusuf & Mandy Knight Brought to you by

Friday, 12 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$85.00+ Member • $95.00+ Guest (Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner) The Best of British Comedy is back as we put on hilarious acts from Mandy Knight and Imran Yusuf, compered by Mr. Liverpool himself, Pete Price. But that is not all, sit back and try not to roll on the floor laughing as we bring you comedian extraordinaire, fresh from his stint last year in Celebrity Squares Mick Miller!

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email activities@britishclub.org.sg or log on to www.britishclub.org.sg to book online.


Appetiser Smoked Duck Breast with Saffron Poached Pear Raisin Compote & Truffle Oil McGuigan Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Australia Soup Lobster ConsommĂŠ With a thundering of hooves, matched by amazing pageantry, fashion, style, and a 5 course dinner fit for the Royals - welcome to Royal Ascot! Join us at the Royal Enclosure with our guest of honour, British High Commissioner Scott Wightman, as we bring back 10 Seconds and compere Pete Price for an evening of superb entertainment! And did we mention a champagne reception as well as free flow wines and beers? Watch out for some one of a kind auctions and limited offers only on the night as we raise funds to support our 2 charities The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Riding for the Disabled.

Cottage Cheese Dumpling ***** Spiced Beetroot Sherbet Main Roasted Norwegian Salmon Fillet Broccolini, Pea Mousse, Herb Oil Ginger Butter Sauce or Roast Australian Beef Tenderloin Caramelised Shallot, Roots Vegetables, Fondant Potato Red Wine Sauce McGuigan Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Australia

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

Vanilla Parfait with Frozen Raspberry Coulis

$285.00+ PER MEMBER/GUEST

Milk Chocolate Whipped Ganache

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OUR TOP AUCTION PRIZE FOR THE EVENING: 2 Business Class tickets to London courtesy of British Airways AND a 4 night stay at the iconic city view room at Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in London, worth S$25,000! Official Carrier

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For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email activities@britishclub.org.sg or log on to www.britishclub.org.sg to book online.


Best of British is in Liverpool! The Liverpool Echo online recently featured our Best of British Master of Ceremonies Pete Price together with our celebrity chef Paul Askew and top billing comedian Mick Miller. Pete shared his excitement and anticipation of being a part of a major event in Singapore’s social calendar.

Heading out to Singapore with the Best of British By Pete Price

Chef Paul Askew and comedian Mick Miller are coming with me to help show what this wonderful country is all about.

I can’t believe it’s nearly that time of year again when I fly out to Singapore to host a couple of events for the Best of British – platform to show what this wonderful country is all about. Last year we took Jan Molby to represent sport. I think he is one of the best after-dinner speakers in England. We also took Philip and Tony Armstrong to show Singapore what fashion is all about. This year I am taking celebrity chef Paul Askew and comedy legend Mick Miller.

He is chef patron of the Art school restaurant which is renowned across the North West. His support and dedication to local suppliers and businesses is important to him. Callum Edge is his meat supplier, Simon Ward supplies his sea food and Claremount Farm provide produce – examples of his high quality suppliers. It is his insistence upon the use of high quality seasonal and locally sourced produce that has formed the key concept behind each dish he has created whilst often introducing elements of the dishes he enjoyed growing up with in Singapore. He is hoping to fly the produce over there for the festival.

The festival of Britishness covers two weeks and celebrates the very best the nation has to offer. Paul was born in the UK then went to live in Singapore as a boy. His father, a Merchant Navy Captain, was managing director for We are a small part of this festival. I’m involved with the Merlon Shipping, Austasia Lines and Bluestar Line for South East sportsmans evening, the comedy night and I host the Asia, Australia and New Zealand. extravagant main event, the grand ball, one of Singapore’s most sought after tickets. This year it is themed on Ascot, so I will A regular visitor for the next 14 years, he has memories of satay be in top-hat and tails. cooked on charcoal grills, the vibrant colours and fragrance and the atmosphere of the markets. He particularly liked chilli Sean Boyle, originally from Wirral, the general manager of the crab and squid. These memories have remained with him and British Club was thrilled last year to have Liverpool as one of influenced his dishes. their partners, courtesy of the Mayor Joe Anderson. I must point out it costs the city nothing, but the rewards are immense. It’s I asked Paul what is he going to do to leave his mark on a platform to millions. Singapore. He said, it was his dream to bring together a little of what Liverpool’s food and drink scene has to offer and show Sean is a dear friend and we go back to the Shakespeare some of our amazing local produce and introduce it to what is days. I love being involved and we raise money through the now an international food capitol. functions for some very worthy causes. I get a holiday to make money to help others. He said: “I want to celebrate all that is best of British about Liverpool and the North West. It is so exciting for me to be an And make no mistake, I will be pushing Liverpool at every given ambassador for our city but I am also excited to be going back opportunity. to Singapore. It’s a bit like a homecoming. Mick Miller was born in Liverpool and is one of my top three “One of my greatest wishes is that my father could be alive to favourite comics ever. He started off as a footballer, went on to see it all. It’s going to be an emotional journey. I have every star in the Comedians and can now be seen in the Peter Kay intention of leaving some great gastronomic memories and sit-com Car Share. I know Singapore will love him. some real Liverpool hospitality.” As for celebrity chef Paul Askew, is the island ready for this So Singapore here we come, spreading the word yet again with man’s culinary delights? great food, great comedy and me.

Article extracted from the website: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/


THESE LAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER.

Invite your friends to sign up for our Summer Promotion now and enjoy 3 glorious months from 1 June to 31 August 2015 as a British Club Member for only $1000. As a Club Member, they can enjoy everything our Club has to offer. Cool down from the summer heat at our pool, get a game of tennis going with your best mates or savour really good nosh as you enjoy family time together. The Club also has activities to keep the kiddies of all ages entertained all summer!

Call 6467 4311 now to book a tour around the Club for them and see how they and their families can enjoy an unforgettable summer at The British Club. Should they become a life-time Member after the 3 months, the $1000 will be offset from the cost of their new membership. What a deal!

Email membership@britishclub.org.sg or call 6467 4311 for more information.

73 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289761 www.britishclub.org.sg


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CLUB NEWS

Farewell Dinner for HE Antony Phillipson 26 March 2015

The British Club hosted a farewell dinner for the British High Commissioner, HE Antony Phillipson and his wife, Julie Phillipson on 26 Mar 2015. Held at The Mountbatten Room, the Phillipson family was treated to a specially created dinner by Chef Sunny Sia. Both Anthony and Julie have been great supporters of the Club and we will miss them. We wish the Phillipson family all the best in their future endeavours.

FIRE DRILL 28 April 2015

On 28 April, Tuesday, The British Club held a fire drill exercise in the Club to test our responsiveness in the event of an emergency. Through the active participation from all staff and management team, we successfully completed the fire drill exercise within the required timing.

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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

7 May

(From left) Elena Sidoruk, Ian Wallace, Damian Hills (Vice President), Karolien De Beul & Emma Thomas

(From left) Fiona Corbett, Dr Jane Lloyd & David Lloyd

(From left) Ian Wallace and Andrea Woolhead

(From left) Mirian Vedana, Simon Morgan & Patrick Hyde (Main Committee)

(From left) Evelyn Lau, Morris Lau, David Wong & Mrs Wong

(From left) Tony Quek (Main Committee) and Peter Baillie

THE BRITISH CLUB

(From left) Ambika Chadha, Sameer Kumar, Sarah Forrester & Kim Forrester

(From left) Tony Quek (Main Committee), Ambika Chadha and Sameer Kumar

(From left) Tony Quek (Main Committee) and Chiang Ming Shun

(From left) Paddy Flynn and Patrick Mansfield


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When you go to a supermarket, would you like to pick from all the products on sale or just the supermarket’s own-branded ones?

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.

There’s a very strong chance that you would want the full choice of food and drinks in the store, rather than be restricted to supermarket-own brands. While being given such a limited choice may sound a bizarre scenario, this arrangement actually exists in the world of financial advice. Tied agents (normally affiliated to insurance companies and banks) can only sell financial products from the company they represent. Compare this to an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) who can offer any financial product (be it a pension, investment fund, mortgage etc) from across the whole market without any restrictions. Which one would you rather choose? Shop around While the answer might be straightforward enough, many tied agents are successful because people are often busy or can be quite lazy by not bothering to shop around, do their research or ask the right questions – such as “can you offer me the best products across the industry?” In fairness, some tied agents are good at their job and offer decent advice. The problem is they can only offer a limited product range. In contrast, Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) can recommend the best pension, investment fund or solution from across the whole market without being restricted to only one company’s products. IFAs are fiercely proud of their independent status and it is hard to see so many people still buying financial products through a tied agent. This is even more bizarre in today’s world where there is so much choice for the consumer. However, the biggest danger is that by choosing a tied agent, you could end up with the wrong products. The full view Of course, tied agents will argue they are giving good professional advice and are trained properly to industry standards just like IFAs. They will even claim dealing with one system which they understand very well means they can spend more time meeting clients’ needs. But this still avoids the fact they can only offer one view of the market when a client deserves to see it from 360 degrees. Some insurance companies do have a guarantee that if one of their tied agents has offered the wrong product or wrong advice, it will provide compensation and put the client back in the right position. But this is a time-consuming hassle for a client, they could miss out on a market upswing and could easily argue they should have been given the best products and advice in the first place. Another problem is when it comes to products, most tied agents offer much the same these days so there is even less choice. And if they can’t offer the best product for a particular customer, it is unlikely they will admit that and tell a customer to go elsewhere. So in a supermarket would you want the choice of just one cereal, or a whole aisle’s worth? In reality, a tied agent is more likely to make the foot fit the shoe, rather than the other way round. The Fry Group are Independent Financial Advisers offering holistic financial planning, guiding on investments, UK tax planning and mitigation, retirement planning as well as Wills, trusts and estate planning. Our advisers are experts; they’re focused on understanding and meeting Client’s individual needs from a range of the most suitable financial products from across the market. For a no obligation exploratory discussion about your individual needs contact us at advice@thefrygroupsg.com.

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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SPECIAL FEATURE

93th Birthday Celebration of Mr Philip Caroline On 2 May 2015, Mr Philip Caroline celebrated his 93rd birthday at the Windsor Arms. Philip has been a member of the Club for over 30 years, back when the club first started! The celebration was held in the presence of his friends, including Mr Antony Melero, and family. The Club would like to thank Mr Philip Caroline for his strong support for the club and wish him good health and prosperity.

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Compliments On 30 March, the British Club welcomed a group of RAF veterans, who specially flew in from the United Kingdom, to re-visit Singapore 73 years after they left during the World War II. The Club is honoured to have these special group of people spending the afternoon with us.

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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the Spotlight To be in conjunction with the SG50 Celebration, for this issue’s Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to have one of Singapore’s best known personality, Mr Gurmit Singh. Gurmit was often seen on the television hosting variety shows as well as acting. Best known for his role as “Phua Chu Kang” in the Singlishbased sitcom, Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, the role had made Gurmit a popular icon striking the hearts of many Singaporeans. Gurmit is also an active member who frequents the club when he is off-screen. In this issue of Member in the Spotlight feature, we will get a glimpse of Mr Gurmit Singh’s life beyond the screen. A glimpse of his professional life... What is most rewarding about your career as an artiste?

Some artiste would say the awards and to a certain extent, that is true because the awards give you recognition and more importantly, they verify if what you are doing as an artiste is well-received (this of course only true if the awards are not rigged). But more importantly, it is when someone comes up to me and say they enjoyed my show and generally give positive feedback. That is when I have the most unbiased and unsolicited report given to me which will equate to being honest and true.

Being a multi-talented artiste as an actor, host and comedy performer, what were the roles you had enjoyed acting as the most? And why? I have been blessed to be part of many projects that I have enjoyed in the capacity of actor or host. I truly enjoyed playing the role of Phua Chu Kang (PCK). Actually, I still am requested to perform for one hour shows at private company parties even though the PCK show has been off air for 8 years now! He is really fun to play because he really gets away with anything. Even when he is insulting people, they find it funny. This character really transcends all ages and races and has been accepted so kindly by all walks of life. And to this end, I am truly grateful that he has been now immortalised as a figurine in Madam Tussauds Singapore, in Sentosa.

I also enjoyed hosting my own talk show, Tonight with Gurmit. It was really nerve wrecking to do this weekly show but what was really rewarding was the chance to meet different stars each week. Some of whom impacted me as they showed the “non celebratory” side of themselves to me.

Any advice you would give to upcoming artistes?

One advice - Work hard and be teachable . A lot of new artistes come into the industry thinking it is all walk in the park with all glamour and no work. On the contrary, you really have to put in the hours and heart into it so that you stand out from the rest and get noticed, not by the industry makers but by the audience because, ultimately, the real boss of the artiste, is the audience.

A glimpse of his life beyond the screen… What do you usually do when you are off-screen?

I have interests in many things so when I am off screen, I could be doing a variety of things - playing computer games, going to the movies with family, chilling with family, going to the gym, holidays, dates with my wife, photography, and the list goes on and on! Haha!

What attracted you and your family to the British Club?

The proximity to Nature. Everywhere I turn around, I see greenery and nature. The Club is a very family oriented place. The Indian food is one of the most authentic I have tasted. Many a times I visit some Indian restaurant and get disappointed because the recipe has been “watered down” to suit the masses.

What aspects / activities of the club do you and your family enjoy the most?

We enjoy the pool, the billiard table, the bingo, the quiz nights, and did I mention the Indian food? :-)

THE BRITISH CLUB


Best of British Promotion

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British Steak & Ale Pie

Short crust pastries filled with savoury steak tenderly cooked in rich ale sauce served with summer vegetables, mash and gravy

Fish Pie

Smoked haddock, sea bass and prawns in creamy sauce, topped with eggs, fries and caramelised lemon

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Braised succulent beef rib with rosemary, served with roasted potatoes, savoy cabbage, bacon and red wine sauce

Vegetable Quiche

A medley of roasted vegetables in a creamy cheese sauce

• Cream of Asparagus • Braised Lamb Shank

with mash, beans and natural gravy

• Slow-cooked Rib of British Beef

with rosemary roasted potatoes, savoy cabbage, bacon & red wine sauce

• Great British Cod and Fish

with chips, mushy peas, tartar sauce and lemon wedge

• Whole Tail Breaded Scampi

with chips, mushy peas, tartar sauce and lemon wedge

• Bread and Butter Pudding

with custard sauce

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg


Steak & Kidney Pie

beef cubes, kidneys, onions, carrots, mushrooms, veal sauce and puff pastry

Bubble & Squeak

mash potato, carrots, parsnips, cauliflowers, onions, savoy cabbage and bacon served with mesclun salad and fries

Bangers and Mash

Oxford sausages, mash potato and onion sauce served with green peas

Scotch Egg

Eggs, minced pork, onions, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and fresh herb sages served with Branston pickles, mesclun salad and fries

Special 3-Course Set Dinner Entrée

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Dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fresh Berries, Butter Scotch Sauce OR Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Fresh Berries OR Sherry Trifle, Clotted Cream, Fresh Berries

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg


Summer Promotions Around The Club June to August 2015

3-Course Set Dinner Menu

Choice of an Appertiser or Soup, Main and Dessert from our a la carte menu

$88.00+ per person For this summer, get a complimentary bottle of selected wine with every 4 paying guests.

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare

Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner

$38.00+ per Adult $16.00+ per Child

$21.00+ per Adult $10.00+ per Child

Every Saturday and Sunday 12.00noon to 2.30pm

Every Saturday and Sunday 5.30pm to 9.00pm

(between 3 to 12 years of age)

(between 3 to 12 years of age)

Featuring carvings, classic meze, healthy gourmet salads, dips, a la minute prata station and more….

Featuring the finest cuisine from the North and the South, fit for the king.


IndianJune Kitchen

Indian Kitchen

(Kashmiri Promotion) JULY

Chicken Kashmiri Korma (Chicken cooked with fruit cocktail onion tomato cream sauce)

Fish Tikka Masala (Tandoori fish Tikka cooked with onion tomato pepper & spices)

With Biryani Rice, Raita & roasted Papad

Paneer Khurchan (Tandoori Paneer Tikka cooked with onion tomato pepper & spices)

With Biryani Rice, Raita & roasted Papad

With Biryani Rice, Raita & roasted Papad

Kashmiri Jhinga (Tiger Prawn cooked with fruit cocktail onion tomato cream sauce)

With Biryani Rice, Raita & roasted Papad

Navratan Korma (Mixed Veg cooked with fruit cocktail onion tomato cream sauce)

With Biryani Rice, Raita & roasted Papad

The Best of Mediterranean and Arabic Cuisine Last Saturday of the Month • 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Tiger Tavern

Every Tuesday • 5.00pm to 9.00pm

$38.00+ per Adult • $16.00+ per Child (between 3 to 12 years of age)

For this summer, get a complimentary bottle of selected wine with every 4 paying adults. Featuring fresh variation of classic meze, tapas plate, healthy gourmet salads, dips, kebabs, BBQ, Platters and flipping bread.

Enjoy a refreshing pint of Tiger Draft at only $8.00+ every Tuesday in the Windsor Arms this summer!

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 subject to change.

*Child: 12 years and below


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FATHER’S DAY Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dads deserve a treat too! Mountbatten Room: 5-Course Sunday Lunch

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$48.00+ per Adult • $22.50+ per Child (7 years and above)

Windsor Arms: Carving Buffet Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.50+ per Adult • $19.50+ per Child (between 3 to 12 years of age)

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+ per Adult • $16.00+ per Child (between 3 to 12 years of age) 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 aglio olio, 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... Reservations required. To book, please call 6467 4311 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg

Vesak Day Buffet Brunch Monday, 1 June

Enjoy the special buffet spread that we have laid out for you on this special public holiday.

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


ROCLAND Esta te - CHOCOLATE BOX WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 31 July 2015

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest In 1999, Franc Rocca and family converted a former cow paddock into a state-of-the-art winery, to be known as Rocland Estate. The easy going nature inherited from the Rocca family’s European background, together with an experienced wine-making team, combines to produce food friendly, approachable wines from Rocland’s vineyards and surrounding contracted vineyards. Rocland Estate produces a number of wine ranges including Rocland Estate, Chocolate Box, Duck Duck Goose, Ass Kisser and most recently Petite Rocland. One of the smaller wine producers in the Barossa Valley, Rocland Estate prides itself on producing good quality, uniquely labelled wines. In the James Halliday 2012 Wine Companion, Rocland Estate was the only South Australian winery to be awarded a Top 10 placing in ‘The Best of the Best’ Dark Horse Wineries of 2012. Rocland Estate believes great wine is made from the vines, sun, rain and rich earth. We are happy to have Mr Michael Sawyer representing Rocland Estate. Michael has worked closely with Franc Rocca at Rocland Estate in the Barossa on some great wine-making projects since 2009 and has helped created some great wines out of the Rocland stable including Bulls & Roses, Chocolate Box and many other great wines. Michael receives a host of accolades, winning a number of silver and bronze medals at the International Wine Challenge in 2007, 2008 and 2009. These awards were recently highlighted by James Halliday commending Michael on his experience, skill and winemaking talents in the annual Wine Companion. Amuse Bouche Alaskan King Crab, Avocado Mousse, Ocietra Caviar, Crispy Ginger, Oyster Leav Chocolate Box Sparkling Shiraz N.V., Barossa Valley, Australia

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening

************* Double-boiled Consommé Hokkaido Scallop, Coral Trout, Shi-Meiji Mushroom, Sea Lettuce Chocolate Box Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Barossa Valley, Australia ************* Scottish Langoustine & Loch Duart Salmon Agnolotti Salmon Roes, Spring Onion Veloute, Sea Herbs Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Barossa Valley, Australia ************* Crusted Maori Lamb Rack Wild Mushrooms, Shallot and Red Wine Jus Chocolate Box GSM 2010, Barossa Valley, Australia ************* Ivoire Raspberry Dome, Mixed Berry Compote, English Sauce Chocolate Box Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley, Australia

Wines on Sale U.P.$

Special Take-Away Price

Chocolate Box Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Barossa Valley

$46.90

$34.50

Chocolate Box Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley

$53.50

$39.90

Chocolate Box Cabernet Sauvignon, $53.50 Barossa Valley

$39.90

Chocolate Box GSM, Barossa Valley $53.50

$39.90

Chocolate Box Shiraz, Barossa Valley $53.50

$39.90

************* Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee and 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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Hari Raya Puasa Buffet Brunch Friday, 17 July

Enjoy the special buffet spread that we have laid out for you on this special public holiday.

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

4-Course Set Lunch

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

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!

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)

$38.00+ Adult • $19.00+ Child* $68.00+ Adult

(include free-flow of sparkling wines)

$98.00+ Adult (inclusive of free flow of Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V., 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


GHOST SERIES II

Dramatic, yet graceful. Effortlessly simple, with cutting-edge technology. Ghost Series II forges a silent path of serenity through an ever-changing world. No ordinary power. Experience it for yourself.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore Eurokars Group, 29 Leng Kee Road Singapore 159099 Tel +65 6475 3113 www.rolls-roycemotorcars-singapore.com Š Copyright Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited 2015. The Rolls-Royce name and logo are registered trademarks.


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PROMOTIONS AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

SUMMER WINE SALES June to August 2015

Quarisa 30 Mile Chardonnay, South Africa @ $28.50 (U.P. $36.00) Quarisa 30 Mile Shiraz, South Africa @ $28.50 (U.P. $36.00) Borie-Manoux, Beau Rivage Blanc, Bordeaux, France @ $38.00 (U.P. $43.50) Borie-Manoux, Beau Rivage Rouge, Bordeaux, France @ $38.00 (U.P. $43.50) McGuigan Bin 8000 Sauvignon Blanc, Australia @ $29.90 (U.P. $36.00) McGuigan Bin 4000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia @ $29.90 (U.P. $36.00) Yealands Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand @ $42.00 (U.P. $68.00) Yealands Single Block M2 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand @ $42.00 (U.P. $68.00) Yealands Land Made Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand @ $32.00 (U.P. $39.90) Yealands Land Made Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand @ $32.00 (U.P. $44.00) Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Italy @ $92.00 (U.P. $118.00) Felsina Chianti Colli Senesi Farnetella, Tuscany, Italy @ $38.00 (U.P. $43.50)

LOOKING FOR A NEW GIFT?

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.

We are EXPANDING our product list to serve you better!

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.

You can now pick up your favourite comfort food such as Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, British Sausages, Oxford Bangers and Crumpets from the Windsor Shop now.

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


FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

PROMOTIONS AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

SPIRITS PROMOTION June & July 2015

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HAPPY HOURS

Mondays to Fridays • 5.00pm till closing

The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Colour

Rich Gold

Bouquet

Vanilla with a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke

Palate

Deliciously smooth, rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice

Finish

Sweet toffee and dried fruits with wood smoke and spice

APPLICABLE TO ALL OUTLETS

$128.00 per bottle

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

$6.20+

Pimm’s No.1

(½ pint draft beef, House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

The Windsor Shop

SPLASH BAR

Special $49.90

(U.P. $68.00)

Daily • 5.00pm till closing

$6.20+ (½ pint draft beef, House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

Splash Bar

$6.80+ per Glass

1-for-1

$12.00+

per glass (Margaritas or Daiquiris)

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


Fiesta

2 - 10 October 2015

Gear up for the boldest, loudest, and spiciest week this October as we bring a taste of Mexico to you! Immerse yourself in the best of Mexican food, music and entertainment!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BINGO NIGHT

FOR CHILDREN

Tuesdays, 2 & 16 June, 7 & 21 July 8.00pm

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

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

FOR TEENS

BINGO!

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

The prize snowballs after each session.

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

QUIZ NIGHTS

Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace, 8.00pm onwards

Wednesdays, 24 June, 15 & 29 July • 8.00pm

Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am – 11.00am

Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes.

Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards

Sweep Night Every Saturday Night: 8.00pm, 9.00pm & 10.00pm

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!

Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm – 10.00am

Watch this space!

Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards

Book Club Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8.00pm

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

Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am – 11.30am

SwissQonnect BBQ Sale!

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS

Minden Master Grills offer an unmatched level of assembly ease, aesthetic design, and user-definable features at a cost-competitive price. Designed for experienced chefs as well as the novice user, you are guaranteed an amazing experience!

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

  Ne w Su pe r Lo w P rice – M o re th an 5 0% of f!

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

O rigi nal P ri ce : SGD $ 1 25 0 wi th Si de B urn e r SGD $ 1 15 0 wi tho ut Side B u rn e r

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

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

Tel: 8268 8252

New Sale Price: SGD$ 600 with Side Burner SGD$ 550 without Side Burner

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

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett Tel: 9841 9058

Li mite d stock l eft! B e su re to g et yo u rs TO DA Y!

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

Elaine Dutton Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

For Inquiries: +65 9235 8851/info@swissqonnect.com

THE BRITISH CLUB

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

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


ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

SUMMER CAMP 2015: CAMP FOR THE CHAMPS

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Tuesday to Thursday, 23, 24, 25 June • 14, 15, 16 July • 11, 12, 13 August 10.00am to 4.00pm • Main Clubhouse & Outdoor Excursion on Day 3

Gather the troops, slap on some sunscreen and celebrate the summer holidays with 3 fun-filled days dedicated specially for YOU! Exciting games you are bound to love, special cooking classes, arts and crafts sessions, tours and so much more await, so bring your friends together (or make new ones – that’s what summer camps are for) and join us now!

$280.00+ Member Child • $300.00+ Guest Child *Price includes two snacks & one lunch meal per day, and all course fees **Minimum of 5 participants for camp to commence. For kids aged 6 - 10 years old.

For more information or booking, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

LITTLE CHEF: APPLE CRUMBLE JARS Saturday, 11 July • 10.00am - 11.30am Verandah Café

THE CHANGE GROUP Psychotherapy for All

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

Who needs a jar of hearts when you can have a jar of sweet, caramelized apples mixed with just the right amount of crumbly goodness? Move over, jar-cakes. Time to prepare the kitchen for some Apple Crumble Jars! They make the perfect gifts, picnic dessert, or summertime snack – the choice is yours.

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

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

EMDR CBT Psychodynamics Hypnotherapy Gottman Couple Therapy Emergenetics© Profiling Tool

THE CHANGE GROUP

9648 7176 admin@thechangegroup.sg

www.thechangegroup.sg

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS Every Saturday (except when there is Little Chef) 3.00pm - 6.00pm • Verandah Terrace

Thursdays • 10.00am - 11.30am • Activity Hub

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!

$5.00+ Member • $7.00+ Guest Come and join us. Walk-ins are most welcome.

PITTER CHATTER

Parents and Toddlers Group

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

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE

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

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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

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FAMILY QUIZ SEASON 3

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We’ve saved the best for last, in the final season of the Family Quiz in 2015! Gear up the troops for exciting evenings over dinner; a bunch of exciting prizes are up for grabs! So be sure to gear yourselves up and 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:

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LUNCHTIME SPECIALS Friday to Sunday, 7-9 August Verandah CafĂŠ

Celebrate the biggest birthday event of the year with an entire weekend of bite-sized activities for SG50! What better way to spend the long weekend than to celebrate all things Singaporean at The British Club. Join us as we take you on a trip to experience Singapore from its early days to the current vibrant city that it is!

7 August: FLASHBACK FRIDAY Get a dose of the kampung spirit with old-school traditional games, before the age of Playstation and iPhones. From five-stones to hopscotch and spinning tops - spend the afternoon learning their real names and how they were played! 8 August: PLANT A TREE FOR SG Leave your mark by contributing to the luscious green environment! Join us at the Club to plant a tree in commemoration of the SG50. You’ll also get a chance to decorate your own flower pots and plant your own little trees to bring home! 9 August: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SINGAPORE! Enjoy a carnival of activities & local performances, while indulging in our special Singapore Buffet for the entire family! From cultural performances to traditional games, a roving balloonist, magic show and ceremonial cake-cutting specially for Singapore, this is one birthday party you would not want to miss.

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 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 football@britishclub.org.sg

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

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

Kindly call 6410 1151 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg for more information. * 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 SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg

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

AQUA SPIN Instructor Tuesday

: Yannick Dedigama : 9.30am to 10.15am

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

Monday

• Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis • Pilates • Yoga

Tuesday

• Social Squash • Aqua Spin

Wednesday • Aqua Aerobics • Pilates • Yoga

Instructor Monday Wednesday Friday

: Annabelle Shaw : 8.30am to 9.30am : 8.30am to 9.30am : 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

• Social Squash

$20.00 per session*

Friday

• Aqua Aerobics • Pilates • Mixed Social Tennis

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Saturday

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$15.00 per session*

Thursday

Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

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Friday

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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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SPORTS & FITNESS SQuash:

Oldies Rule (but youngsters are cool) By The Boaster Enthusiastic readers may have noticed over the last couple of years the occasional reference to the demographic timebomb ticking away at the squash courts. If any world leaders want some advice on dealing with a greying population, they should simply come to one of our social sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. Has this stopped the section thriving? Not at all. We have simply adapted. As well as the annual Masters’ (over 45) knock-out tournament we now run a Grand Masters’ event for over 55s. Both are in full swing now with finals to be played in May – see the match report below.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was restarted in April. The LHC works by accelerating tiny, electrically-charged sub-atomic particles to speeds close to that of light in an enclosed space, and then smashing them together to release a stream of high-energy fragments which can be examined for clues about the very nature of the universe and where we come from. The first semi-final of the Masters’ squash knock-out was also played in April. Craig and Ben weigh rather more than a pair of protons (215kg between them) but they too accelerated to speeds close to that of light in an enclosed space when they took to court one in a highly charged match to decide who would make it to the final. They too smashed together from time to time, releasing a stream of high-energy grunting and expletives which could be examined for clues as to which way the match was going. In the end, it was Craig who prevailed and he is now waiting to see who he will play to decide the 2015 champion (and possibly locate a Higgs boson or two).

Staying with the more mature members of the section, Matt Gyde’s Friday Night Heroes - the section’s SSRA veterans’ league squad - have continued their good form and still have a shot at a place in the end-of-season playoff at the time of writing, though Matt sometimes has to work hard to convince his team that squash is a better idea than a pair of slippers and a Downton Abbey box set on a Friday night. While the more mature members of the squash section have been busy playing, they have also been working on the youngsters – not just those who haven’t quite made it to 45, but a whole new generation. “Try Squash” events are planned for 3 Saturdays in June and we hope to arrange a mini-camp later in the summer for those who want to give it a proper go. Watch this space.

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SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

Section Report By Alex Smillie

With the buzz of the day, there was tension, nerves and excitement but most importantly there were medals! Why, everyone loves a bit of bling! The British Club Masters team managed to take home 13 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze medals collectively – great work guys! Events included both men and women 25m and 50m Freestyle, Breastroke, Backstroke and Butterfly along with men and women Individual Medley races and relays.

As usual, the swimming section of the British Club is continuing to go from strength to strength. Recently the British Club Masters section took the limelight in the South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) Singapore Short Course Competition. The meet took place in the Singapore Swimming Club at Tanjong Rhu Road on Saturday, 18th April 2015. It was a fabulous event that brought together 12 swimming teams (clubs and corporate teams) from across Singapore to compete with each other. The main ethos of the SEAP meet was to bring together a ‘community of swimmers’ regardless of age but who all share a common passion in swimming. For the British Club Masters, it was a fantastic way in which to showcase all the hard work they had put into training with Coach Roland and to come together collectively as a team to represent the British club.

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For further information and results on the meet you can visit the webpage www.seapmasters.org. The physical and mental benefits of swimming have been well documented but putting this training exercise into competitive practice forces ourselves outside of our comfort zone and allows us to push our limits in an exciting and invigorating way. The adrenaline and excitement from a race stays with you for quite some time! The sharing of these experiences also extends to the formation and continuation of friendships, which I believe to be an important aspect of enjoying life in Singapore. British Club Masters training sessions are on 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) either in the morning or evening. If you would like to improve your stroke and/or get involved with these adrenaline-fuelled fun events, please come and try out a session with Coach Roland. The British Club masters are now getting ready for their next meet – we’ll keep you posted on their performance!


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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Golf Section News

Graeme and Mike say “see you at Sentosa,” as they scoot over the 10th’s water hazard on the SICC Sime Course.

April Medal

By the time this article reaches you, the Club Championship will be upon us on Thursday, 25th June. For the 3rd straight year, the Club Championship will be staged at the highly acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club Serapong Course where we had a magnificent day last year with 10 flights, fine weather, worthy champions, team challenges and lots of prizes. Feedback from every angle was very encouraging. So for the SG 50 Year, can we achieve a field of 50 or more golfers? There is one change to the logistics this year as we look to build a more inclusive section. We will return to the British Club after the game for the Dinner of Champions where your families, friends and anyone who couldn’t get away from the office may join us in the celebration.

Results & Standings April Medal Venue: SICC, Sime Course Results; Match Abandoned

ORDER OF MERIT - MARCH 2015

Graeme Jacombs is poised to find the centre of the 12th fairway.

Mike Wanklin let’s one rip to find the centre of the 12th fairway.

For the April Medal, we returned to the Singapore Island Country Club’s Bukit location. The facilities have been nicely renovated since our last visit which was fortunate as we spent more time in the bar than on the course. With the constant threat of lightning, we were on and off the course like Tiger Wood on a bad day. With our golfers accusing the monkeys of lifting their balls from the fairway in their absence, we agreed to abandon the medal having completed 9 holes. We will rearrange the medal, probably in July. Acknowledgements go to John Bussell who claimed the longest drive, Oliver Stoffel and Mike Wanklin for nearest the pins; prizes will be rolled over.

JCC Monday Night League I see our efforts to secure a top three spot in the Monday Night league are dwindling. It really makes a difference when we can get out a full compliment of 4 players on the night. So on behalf of the section, let’s encourage each of the team to complete those 5 games or so - it’s never too late to challenge.

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Standings after

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 T13 T13 T13 16 T17 T17 19 T20 T20

Points Scored 56.0 55.5 42.0 38.0 32.0 31.0 26.5 22.5 22.0 20.0 18.0 15.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 9.5 9.0 9.0 8.0 6.0 6.0

Nicholas John Colin David Paul David Richard Mark Oliver Charles James Kevin Daniel Graeme Daniel Steven Kevin Bui Tham John Adhijit Andrew

Name Merrow-Smith Bussell Allcard Christie Nikkel Kempton Holloway Nikkel Stoffel Pierron Bussell Gibson Germain Jacombs Merrow-Smith Hodge Caldwell Dinh Sayers Patwardhan Stearns

Up and Coming Events Social Night:

Wednesday 17th June, 6.30pm Urban Fairways at Capital Tower

Club Championship: Thursday 25th June, afternoon tee off, Sentosa Golf Club Dinner of Champions: Thursday 25th June, 7.30pm, British Club ISCGT Second Leg:

Friday 26th June, 1pm tee off, venue to be confirmed

Interested parties, please contact Wan Lay Chi at wanlaychi@britishclub.org.sg

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Annual Golf Championship

Serapong Course • Sentosa Golf Club Thursday, 25 June 2015 Tee-time: 12.34pm onwards Members of the Club, Spouses and Guests, the Annual Championship welcomes your participation. The Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club played host to the European and Asia Tours as the Barclay’s Singapore Open until 2012, and currently hosts the HSBC Women’s Champion with many of the world’s leading golfers enjoying one of the top five courses in Asia. Now the premier course in Singapore offers you the chance to become;

Club Champion (Best Gross) Ladies Champion (Best Ladies Gross)

$250.00 (Golf Section Members) $275.00 (Non-Section Members & Guests) *Cost excludes dinner after game at the British Club

Registration Closes on 14 June, to register please contact Sports Department at sports@britishclub.org.sg or call 6410 1173/152

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

A Whole Load of Balls Big Win for the Big Boys

By Louise Wood

Pipped to the Post

The BC Men’s STA team fought off tough competition to win the prestigious 2015 Inter-club Singles (B Grade) title. The 14-stong team are creamed from the top players in the club and include a number of club champions. Not only did they bring home the trophy but they remained unbeaten through the group matches. The team now moves on to compete at A Grade next season and Captain David Brown says that presents a whole different set of challenges, “Many of the younger coaches around the island turn out in the A division. Having said that it’s a great opportunity to play against top class opposition and who knows, there may be the odd heroic victory”.

BC Court Appeal - 2nd place in WITS B Div

Three of our WITS ladies teams narrowly missed out on first place in their respective divisions in a season which not only saw some great tennis but also nail-biting finales. Congratulations to BC Sweet Shots (D Div), BC Court Appeal (B Div) and BC Swing Out Sisters (Alpha Div) for bringing home 2nd place. Next time ladies! Congratulations to our STA Men’s Team Photo Credit to Douglas Morgan

David Brown (Captain), Charlie Thomas, Jonnie Wright, Gianluca Lionetto, Douglas Morgan, Kim Das, Enrique Torrentera, Chris Tweed, Peter Weidner, Christina Bittar, Neil Fullick, Trevor Haeger

Look at me – I’m Sandra Dee

Grease Night - our biggest turn out yet for a tennis section social. The city’s wig shops can take the rest of the year off. Treetops Terrace was the perfect venue for taking in this summer night. Special thanks to Sally Morris and Ann Gregory for organising and Léonie Howard-Phillips for artistic contribution.

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KLM Kids

Dear Members, To provide you with better comfort, we will be closing 2 tennis courts for resurfacing work from BC Spitfires, U14 KLM Team

6th July to 23rd August 2015. We thank you for your kind understanding and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

The junior teams remained solid in this seasons KLM Tournament showing off silky tennis skills.

To book a tennis lesson contact Sajan at Sajan@britishclub.org.sg

Sports Camps Australia SCA Junior Soccer Camp - The British Club Location: Turf City - Rainforest Sports Hub Dates: 13th - 17th July 2015 Time: 9am-12pm Member Price: $400 Members Guest Price: $450 Ages: 6-16 Years Gender: Co-ed Skills: All skill levels welcome

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SCA Junior Multi-Sport Camp - The British Club Sports Include: Touch Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Cricket Location: Turf City - Rainforest Sports Hub and The British Club Dates: 20th - 24th July 2015 Time: 9am-12pm Member Price: $400 Supported by Members Guest Price: $450 Ages: 6-16 Years Gender: Co-ed www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au Skills: All skill levels welcome

To book this camp, call 6410 1173 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg. For all other enquiries, please contact info@sportscampsaustralia.com.au All rights reserved. Nike is not the title sponsor of the camps and has no control over the operations of the camps or the acts or omissions of Sports Camps Australia. Nike and the swoosh design are the trademarks of Nike, Inc and its affiliates and are used under sublicense.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 2015 Mon Vesak Day Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tue One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms Happy Hours Bingo Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

Wed One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Thu Members Connect Night One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

1 2 3 4

Pubilc Holiday:

Vesak Day

8 9 10 11 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

Best of British 2015: Ladies Luncheon Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Craft Ladies Club Balut Social Squash Aqua Spin

Best of British 2015: Charity Race Night

Football Clinic with Ray Parlour One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Best of British 2015: Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

15 16 17 18 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis: Youth Social Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

Bingo Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Book Club Club Balut Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics Barracudas Swimming Mid-Year Party

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

22 23 24 25 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

Summer Camp 2015 Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

Pub Quiz Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Annual Golf Championship 2015 @ Sentosa Golf Club Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash Teen Committee

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

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One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri

Sat

Sun

Best of British 2015: Opening Gala Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Class Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Best of British 2015: SuperBrains ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids Taekwondo Football Matches Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

Best of British 2015: Family Day ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Best of British 2015: Comedy Night Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Best of British 2015: Royal Ascot Ball ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare@ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

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12 13 14

Summer Camp 2015 11-13 August

SG50 Lunchtime

19 20 21 Specials Chinese Brush Painting Class Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

Father’s Day Celebration 2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

7-9 August

PPY A PP AP HA H S R ''S ER E HE H ATTTH A FFA Y AY A DA D

26 27 Chinese Brush Painting Class Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café The Best of Mediterranean and Arabic Cuisine @ Splash Bar Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

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‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

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

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 2015 July 2015 Mon

Tue

Wed 3-course Set Dinner Menu @ Mountbatten Room* One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

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

1 2

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

6 7 8 9 Bingo Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin Tinytots Soccer

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

13 14 15 16 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis: Youth Social Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

Summer Camp 2015 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Club Balut Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin Tinytots Soccer

Summer Camp 2015 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pub Quiz Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Summer Camp 2015 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash Teens Committee

20 21 22 23 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Mahjong Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Pilates Yoga

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Bingo Craft Ladies Book Club Social Squash Aqua Spin Tinytots Soccer

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

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

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Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Tiger Tavern @ Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin Tinytots Soccer

Pub Quiz Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri Chinese Brush Painting Class Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Sat

Sun

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

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10 11 12 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Little Chef: Apple Crumble Jars Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

Summer Camp 2015 11-13 August

SG50 Lunchtime

17 18 19 Specials Hari Raya Puasa Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café 4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

7-9 August

Pubilc Holiday:

Hari Raya Puasa

24 25 Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café The Best of Mediterranean and Arabic Cuisine @ Splash Bar Live Music @ Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Crickets • Sweep Night

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Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 ‘2-in-1’ Indian & International Fare @ Verandah Café Classic Rang Mahal Buffet Dinner @ Verandah Café Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer

31 Chocolate Box Wine & Gourmet Dinner Junior Tennis Summer Camp 2015 Happy Hours Chinese Brush Painting Class Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Pilates Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

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

The Wellesley Club Wellington, New Zealand

The Wellesley Club is named after Arthur Wellesley, formally known as the Duke of Wellington. One of the principal towns of the new colony was named after him. The Duke was a sponsor of the New Zealand Company. In 1891 when a group of Wellington businessmen decided to establish a gentlemen’s club, they chose the name Wellesley for its historical connections with the city. The building has been designated a grade 1 Heritage Building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Built in the grand tradition of London’s Pall Mall Clubs, it is considered one of the finest examples of neo-Georgian architecture in Wellington. The Wellesley Club is a landmark building near the heart of the city’s financial district. It occupies a prominent street corner and it possesses a distinguished architectural character. In 1997, a large portion of the building was lovingly restored as a boutique deluxe hotel. Nestled in the heart of the Lambton Quarter, the Wellesley Boutique Hotel is an oasis of calm and relaxation. We are located in the centre of the business hub and a short walk away from superb dining, shopping and major sports and events venues. Relax and unwind while you explore the coolest little capital in the world. With so much to see in Wellington city, there’s no better place to stay than our centrally-located boutique hotel. Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or a romantic escape, we have a room to suit your needs. Each room is individually styled and features beautiful neo-Georgian furnishings and decor. So comfortable, you’ll never want to leave. And start your day the right way with a delicious breakfast, enjoy a satisfying lunch or simply a cup of great coffee with one of our scrumptious in-house baked treats. The 1815 Café & Bar was once the home of a private club and its old world architecture now provides a calming escape. It’s also a great place to entertain your guests in the evening for dinner or drinks.

The Wellesley Club PO Box 310 Wellington 6140, New Zealand 2-8 Maginnity St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand ph (04) 474 1301 secretary@wellesleyclub.org.nz For more information, please visit wellesleyclub.org.nz or email recept@britishclub.org.sg THE BRITISH CLUB


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OPERATING HOURS 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)

THE BRITISH CLUB 2015 SPONSORS Title Sponsors Best of British

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


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