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March 2016

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

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 6 March 2016 • 10am – 5pm

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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

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 Maggie Anderson Tel: 9666 2586 Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg St. David’s Society of Singapore Kylie Hughes Email: kyliehughes_84@hotmail.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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Fry Group Feature

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Special Feature

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Member in the Spotlight

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Food & Beverage

18 – 34

Calendar of Events

28 – 29

Activities & Events

36 – 45

Sports & Fitness

46 – 53

Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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ADVERTISE WITH US Membership Base

Profile

54% British expatriates, 24% Singaporeans and 22% expatriates from a wide range of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia and Asia Pacific with over 50 nationalities.

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

Magazine Submission Deadlines April 2016 Advertising Bookings : 25 Feb 2016 Advertising Artwork : 9 Mar 2016 May 2016 Advertising Bookings : 23 Mar 2016 Advertising Artwork : 6 Apr 2016

Club Members enjoy additional 10% discount. MCI (P) 033/05/2015 Designed & Published by The British Club. Printed by Sonic Printing (S) Pte Ltd All events, dates and times are correct at the time of print. We welcome articles, letters, comments or any other contribution from Members. However, the Club reserves the right to edit all materials submitted. Opinions and views expressed by the contributors and writers need not necessarily represent those of the Club. The magazine accepts no responsibility for the quality of goods or services advertised.

For advertising bookings and editorial enquiries/feedback Please contact Cynthia Setho Tel: 6410 1111 •

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Email: marketing@britishclub.org.sg

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, We hope you had a good start to the Year of the Monkey! The Club celebrated in style with many members attending the various events. If you haven’t participated up to now I wholly recommend trying to get up to the Club to welcome in the Year of the Rooster in 2017.

MAIN COMMITTEE

Damian Hills President

Steve Settle Vice President Chairman of Sports Committee

Adrian Waterton

This month there are again many activities and we hope that there will be something for everyone. In our monthly Wine & Gourmet Dinner we will be featuring a selection of wines from Argentina. Argentina is known for its fine and original wines that reflect the climate, terrain and the long local wine making tradition. We are happy to have Mr Guy Nussey, Regional Director of VCT Asia to lead this event where he will share with us his appreciation of the wines over a 5-course dinner. This will take place on 18 March, 7.30pm onwards. Reservations are required for this event, so please call the Club or email mountbattenrsvn@ britishclub.org.sg to secure your place. For the fourth year in a row, we are delighted to announce that the Club will be organising a celebration of the Best of British from 3rd to 11th June! There will be a variety of events with a British theme and a special celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The majority of the events will be for members only and we hope there will be something that will attract many of you to the Club. The events also support our annual fundraising effort on behalf of our two designated charities. If you are keen not only to attend but to explore the opportunities to sponsor the week or individual events, please do not hesitate to contact us at 6410 1111 or email marketing@britishclub. org.sg. We have many collaboration opportunities to showcase your organisation or company as part of the Best of British celebrations. For music lovers, you may be pleased to know that we have a new band, The Dylan Foster Trio, joining us at The Windsor Arms, playing every Saturday starting this month. Expect a repertoire of different genres from soul to jazz with open requests from the floor. This band has a great reputation and we hope they will get strong support from the members of the Club. Be sure to look out for the F&B promotions in the evenings, especially our Night Owl drink promotions which are available from 9pm till late! Join us for St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, 18 March at The Windsor Arms as we celebrate the Patron Saint and National Apostle of Ireland. Members will be treated to a buffet of Irish-themed dishes with live music from our guest performer Gerry Cox who is well known in the Irish music scene. There may be some well-known Irish drinks poured that night! Have a great month ahead and Happy Easter! DAMIAN R. HILLS President THE BRITISH CLUB

Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Stephen Fulton Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

Frank Wong Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

Shaun Matheson Chairman of F&B Task Force and Special Projects Committee

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

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

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Eric Rogers Chairman of Infocomm Committee

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


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, Hope you had a great February! As we end the first quarter of the year, I’d like to give a warm welcome to our new members joining in and highlight some of the events happening in the Club. Every first Thursday of the month, we welcome our new members with a cocktail reception at The Treetops Terrace. This event is to officially welcome new Members to the Club and is open to all existing Members too. The next one is on Thursday, 3 March. Please approach our Member Relations Team at the Reception desk if you would like to join the event. We will be having our Open House on Sunday, 6 March. The Club will be open to both Members and non-Members alike, so do take this opportunity to introduce your friends to the Club. Members get to earn triple reward points when their friends sign-up with us. Have a good laugh with us at our Comedy Night. Featuring international comedians from the UK and the US, join us on Thursday, 10 March at The Windsor Arms. There will also be a selected dinner menu available from 6.30pm onwards. For bookings, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg. We will be having our poolside party with an Under the Sea theme on Saturday, 19 March from 5.30pm onwards. Children and adults alike can enjoy the evening at the Verandah Café with entertainment and games for the whole family! This is followed by Earth Hour from 7pm onwards. In an effort to raise awareness for conservation, the event will kick start with an Arts and Crafts session for the children followed by a ceremonial shutting off of lights at the lobby from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. With Easter happening on Saturday, 27 March, children will delight in the activities we have planned for them. As this is one of our popular events, do book early to enjoy egg-citing arts and crafts, a storytelling session and, of course, our much anticipated Easter Egg hunt! There will be special food & beverage offers available on the same day so do refer to the F&B section on page 26. On a final note, I would like inform our Members of the dress code when you step into the Club. You may refer to our 3 Fundamentals Card for more information on the attire required. To obtain a copy of this card, please approach our Member Relations Team at the Reception desk.

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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

Head of Sales Ronnie Ng 6410 1100 membership@britishclub.org.sg

Catering Sales Manager Kurt Tan 6410 1146 banquestsales@britishclub.org.sg

Food & Beverage Manager Patrick Tan 6410 1141 fb@britishclub.org.sg

Sports & Recreation Manager Wan Lay Chi 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

Member Relations Manager Cassie Wong 6410 1113 memberrelations@britishclub.org.sg

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

Happy Easter and I hope to see you around the Club soon! SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

Warm Welcome...

To our new Members SIMON AND ANDREA BIGNELL TUCK KWANG AND CHOON KHIM CHAN PETER GALLI EDWARD TAUSCHER

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

LEE CHUN TONG BERNADETTE MCBARRON

Come join us on Thursday, 3 March

JAMES AND JENNIFER MCCAUGHEY

Looking to meet other Members...

JOAQUIM AND KIM ANH MASCARO

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

JONATHAN AND LARA QUIE

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm

MARK AND GABRIELLE SINCLAIR WANLOP AND VANESSA NAVEPAP

(Canapes & drinks will be served.)

LAURENT AND CANDINA HULIN

For bookings and more information, contact

MALCOLM AND JULIE WYATT

recept@britishclub.org.sg

HELEN KWEK

Supported by

MARTIN AND LAURA ASHTON

FAMiLY AnD GEnERAL DEnTiSTRY

Dr Andrew Lui DIRECTOR BDS - Melbourne

Dr Linda Yen BDS (Hons) - Sydney FRACDS

Dr Gareth Pearson

Dr Edwin Heng

DIRECTOR MSc BDS - UK

Specialist in Periodontics BDS MSD Oral Biology - Boston Cert in Periodontology - Boston FAMS - Singapore

Dr Damini Chawla

Dr Zee Shing Yap

BDSc (Hons) - Western Australia

BDSc - Melbourne

Website: www.dentalessence.com.sg

6733 9433 6733 2234 THE BRITISH CLUB

127 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court Shopping Gallery, Singapore 247922 583 Orchard Road, #02-31, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884


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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

4 February

From Left : Stephen Fulton (Main Committee), David Quinn, Julie Browne, Andrea Woolhead

From Left : David Wong, Tony Quek (Main Committee), Yvonne Toh, Patrick Hyde (Main Committee) , Robert Liew

From Left : Peter De Jong, Ian Horsburgh

From Left : Steve Settle (Main Committee), Raghvendra Singh, Jasbir Kaur

From Left: Helen Tynan, Stephen Fulton (Main Committee)

Form Left : Steve Walker (Main Committee), Eric Oh, Tang Kim Eng

From Left : Margaret Franco, Gregory Franco, Steve Walker (Main Committee)

From Left : Bei Bei Fan, Steve Walker (Main Committee)

From Left : Edward Tauscher, Ronnie Ng, Peter Galli

From Left : Shaun Matheson (Main Committee) , Gregory Franco, Margaret Franco, Mary Walker

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From Left : Irene Van Beveren, Peter De Jong, Victoria Morris, James Morris


Investors in UK Property Face Tax Hit By Martin Rimmer, Tax Manager - Asia Pacific, The Fry Group

Expats investing in the UK property market are digesting proposed changes that have potential to add thousands of pounds of stamp duty on future property purchases. Under the proposals, which are scheduled to take effect in April, stamp duty will be increased by three percent for investors buying second homes or investment properties in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (but not Scotland which has devolved legal powers in this area). The revisions would apply an additional 3% to the current graduated rates of Stamp Duty, so that a buyer who is caught by these rules would pay at 3% on the first GBP 125,000, 5% on the next GBP 125,000 and 8% on the balance up to GBP 925,000. A rate of 13% would be charged on the balance between GBP 925,000 to GBP 1.5 million with a top rate of 15% on the balance above GBP 1.5 million. So a second property costing GBP 650,000 which completes on 31st March 2016 would attract Stamp Duty of GBP 22,500. If it is completed on 1st April 2016 the Stamp Duty would be GBP 42,000. The kicker for overseas investors is that the UK tax authorities, in calculating your tax, will take into account any residential property you own anywhere in the world. So if you are living in Singapore investing in the UK property market (perhaps for your retirement) if you already own at least one residential property anywhere – the increased tax rate will apply to you. The news gets worse before it gets better. The changes will also apply if you are a joint owner of a residential property anywhere around the world. For that matter any property owned by a spouse or civil partner also qualifies. Even property held in the name of children under majority age will count as yours for these purposes. And trusts or companies will also need to pay up if they invest in UK residential property – in fact they will pay the higher rates from their first investment property – although the UK is looking at exempting purchasers (be they trusts, funds or individuals) buying more than 15 properties. The new rules also threaten to add more complexity to an already mindboggling UK property tax system. For example if you buy a second home in the UK before selling your primary residence you will be eligible to pay the tax. You will only be able to claim a refund if you sell the current home within 18 months. The one concession they make is that you do not have to pay the additional rates of Stamp Duty if you are replacing your main home. But even there we find a problem. If the proposals are adopted we end up with a situation where there are four different interpretations of the concept of a ‘main home’ as far as UK tax authorities are concerned. While a rush of transactions might be expected before the 1st April 2016 deadline - over the longer term the overseas investor, or the expat looking to buy property to retire to in the UK, will need to consider their options very carefully.

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


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

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

PETE PRICE Top British Media Personality Mr Liverpool

SCOTT MITCHELL Scotland’s very own witty and satirical comedian

EMMA DEARS Highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste

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

3 – 11 JUNE 2016

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Date Friday, 3 June Saturday, 4 June Sunday, 5 June Tuesday, 7 June Wednesday, 8 June Thursday, 9 June Friday, 10 June Saturday, 11 June

Events* Opening Gala Dinner with Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway Superbrains: Inter-British Quiz Night Ladies Day at QEII Cup at the Singapore Turf Club: Celebrating 90 Glorious Years Ladies Luncheon: Fashion Show and Cooking Demonstration Bingo Night West End Dinner and Cabaret Show Comedy Night Grand Finale: The Downton Abbey Ball at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

*All information provided is correct at time of print. Unless stated otherwise, all the events will be held at The British Club.

Book your tickets online at www.britishclub.org.sg from 23 March!

Stand to win a 3Day 2Night stay at the luxurious Viceroy Bali (worth $2,500) when you book tickets to 2 or more events.** For event enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg ** Valid only for The British Club Members. Draw will be conducted during the Grand Finale on 11 June 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.


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www.ais.com.sg +65 6653 7906 Australian International School Pte Ltd is registered by the Council for Private Education. CPE Registration Number 199204405H. Period of Registration 6 July 2015 to 5 July 2019

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CLUB NEWS

The Craft Group

The Craft Group hosted a stall at The British Club’s Christmas Bazaar in November. Our Members’ handmade Christmas decorations, bunting, table runners, place mats, gift bags, toys and many other festive items all sold well. Proceeds from the stall, together with the raffle of a quilt and wall hanging, raised the substantial sum of $5,800. The Club very generously rounded this up to $6,000 and we were delighted to contribute cheques of $3,000 each to Riding for the Disabled and The Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Craft Group is for everyone who enjoys coffee, conversation and crafts. We meet every Tuesday in the Tree Tops lounge from 10am and would like to extend an invitation to everyone, from curious beginners to experienced crafters, to come and join us. We quilt, knit, crochet, weave, felt, colour, paint and make jewellery. You can bring your own projects or join in with larger group efforts. Please do come and join us. You can even follow the group on FaceBook!

Management Lo Hei In celebration of the Year of the Horse, the management team had an enjoyable Lo Hei at the Verandah Terrace! Happy New Year!

New Child Seat Facilities! In response to the feedback from Member Adele Hamilton, we have introduced child seats in the shower rooms located at The Sports Centre. We hope all Mothers and children will enjoy the new features! The Management

The British Club sends its deepest condolences to the family of the late Philip Caroline. Philip was the oldest member of the Club at 93 when he passed on in January this year. A frequent visitor to The Windsor Arms and member of the Barflies Quiz Team, Philip will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by us all.

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MKI

AN Y R E SEM B L AN CE TO T H E DA SH BOAR D O F THE E-T YPE JAGUAR IS PURELY INTENTIONAL . Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car in the world. Now two new watches pay homage to Malcolm Sayer’s ground-breaking design. The Bremont MKI and MKII have been developed in partnership with Jaguar. The dials are inspired by the E-Type’s tachometer and the winding weight is based on the car’s iconic steering wheel. You may never own the car, but the MKI and the MKII might just be the next best thing.

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CLUB NEWS

The British Club’s 3 Fundamentals Information Card

Our 3 Fundamentals Dear Members, The Club has launched our 3 Fundamentals Information Card. This card contains important information to know when coming to the Club. We have made it a handy size and we hope that you will keep it with you at all times for ease of reference. Copies of which are included in the January Magazine. Below is the information that you will see in the card. We thank you for your kind understanding and support in helping our staff to perform their duties effectively. The Management

Dress Code & Attire for Members and Guests Mountbatten Room Ladies: Smart Attire Gentlemen: Smart Attire (Eg. Polo Shirt with collar, short/long sleeved shirt, long trousers & closed toe shoes) Not Permitted: Collarless T-Shirts, sandals, slippers or open toe shoes without socks, jeans, sporting attire The Windsor Arms Ladies: Smart Casual Attire Gentlemen: Smart Casual Attire (Eg. Trousers, smart jeans, bermuda shorts, short/long sleeved shirt, polo shirts and round-neck T-shirts, stylish open or closed toe shoes/sandals & trainers) Not Permitted: Running shorts, singlets, sleeveless T-shirts, bathing attire, sporting attire or flip-flops/slippers, baseball caps and other casual headgear Verandah Café & Terrace Swimmers must be covered and ensure that they dry themselves before entering Verandah. Swimwear is not permitted after 6.00pm.

Membership Card Your British Club Membership Card is your personal ID and charge card when visiting the Club. It is required for the following: • Admission to Club • Usage of our facilities • Placing orders at the Club’s restaurants • Making purchases at the Club’s retail shops We kindly remind you to present your Membership Card to the Club’s employees upon request, in accordance to The British Club’s Bye-Laws. This will enable seamless IT and account integration, verify membership status, reduce billing mistakes and prevent non-authorized transactions taking place.

No Maid Policy Maids/domestic servants are not permitted to enter the Club at any time, under any circumstances. *Extracted from The British Club’s Bye-Laws

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• Private cinema and business suite • State-of-the-art gymnasium • Secure parking available to purchase • Completions prior to 31st March 2016*0

• Located on Strand, moments from the River Thames, Covent Garden and Westminster Palace

• Superb travel links via adjacent Temple Underground station

• 24 hour hotel-style concierge service

• Private cinema and business suite

• Luxurious swimming pool, gymnasium and virtual golf

• Allocated valet car parking included

1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses Prices from £1,215,000

1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses Prices from £1,465,000

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Exclusive offers for British Club members only Call Berkeley Singapore for a personal appointment to find out more at 6922 6150 Prices and details correct at time of going to print. Photography depicts 375 Kensington High Street, computer generated image depicts 190 Strand and are indicative only *On selected apartments.

Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


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CLUB NEWS

The British Club Member Get Member Promotion. Refer your friends to The British Club! Earn British Club Rewards (BCR) points when your friends come for a private tour of the Club and when they join as new members.

BRITISH CLUB THE SINGAPORE

SPECIAL SIGN UP PROMOTION 1 Year Term Membership for only

$3,500

MORE!

(Published Price $6,000) The option to upgrade to Lifetime Membership will be available at the end of the 1 year term membership period.

Get 100 BCR points when your friend come for a private tour with The British Club membership team. If your friend signs up for the 1-year term membership at a special price of $3,500, you will receive 3X rewards points or 10,500 points, valued at $200, which can be redeemed for a host of exciting rewards!

Call 6467 4311 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to book a private Club tour for your friend now!

The Top 3 players with highest total amount claimed each week would get the prizes as stated below:

WEEK 1

29 February to 6 March

WEEK 2

7 March to 13 March

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

For more details of the rewards programme, please contact membership@britishclub.org.sg. Promotion ends 31 March 2016. Terms and Conditions apply.

WEEK 3

14 March to 20 March

WEEK 4

21 March to 27 March

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

Claims accumulation would restart at ZERO and results will be announced on the Monday of each week

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special feature

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“OUR WAY” by Raelene Tan EASTER It’s springtime in Britain, indicating that Easter is here! The Easter season begins with Lent, on Wednesday, 10 February this year, to Easter Sunday, 27 March, and continues to Pentecost Sunday, 15 May, making it the most important festival in the Christian calendar.Significant dates are Ash Wednesday (first day of Lent); the fourth Sunday, Mothering Sunday, when children traditionally give mothers gifts of simnel-cake; Palm Sunday one week before Easter Sunday, symbolising Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem; and Maundy Thursday commemorating the Last Supper the day before Good Friday, which commemorates Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, before His resurrection on Easter Sunday. White Easter lilies, greenery and candles are customary decorations. Much-enjoyed pancake-races on Lent eve are traditionally English, dating back to 1445. Competitors run through village streets, tossing pancakes three times in their pans, as a fun-filled way to use up eggs and dairy products, customarily not eaten during Lent. On Good Friday, fish and aromatic hot-cross-buns are generally eaten. Easter Sunday, eggs, lamb and chicken are consumed, representing new life. Popular chocolate eggs and rabbits symbolise new life and fertility, respectively. Egg-decorating and games featuring eggs are time-honoured customs, such as Easter-egg hunts and egg-rolling races. Milliners prepare bonnets for the much-loved Easter Parade, immortalised in Irving Berlin’s song of the same name, held on Easter Sunday at Rotten Row, Hyde Park in London, with new outfits worn to celebrate new life. Chocolate Easter-eggs make nice gifts on Easter Sunday. “Happy Easter”. Photographs: Courtesy of Royal Plaza on Scotts

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the spotlight For this issue of Member in the Spotlight, we are pleased to feature Nicholas Jon Barton. Nick joined the Club in 2015. He is currently a Chief Commercial Officer of Intercontinental Hotel. In this issue, we are pleased to have Nick sharing a glimpse of his life and success story.

As one of the leaders in the hospitality industry, what would you say are the critical values that one must have to succeed? Determination, resilience and some good fortune – in equal measure. The hospitality industry moves fast and we deal in a perishable product, which when rooms go unsold means lost opportunity. I’ve been fortunate to have learned from some great leaders and mentors. The best advice I ever got was to hire people better than you are. I keep that advice with me and it’s primarily the people, and the stories, that keeps me enthusiastic about the hotel industry. What is your motivation? What inspires you? I find my motivation from colleagues, friends and family that have a positive and opportunistic outlook on life and its possibilities. For me the glass is always half full. My children, Maddy (10) and Harry (12) are constant sources of inspiration and they always remind me to keep trying to be better, as a father, husband and leader. I’m inspired by travel and my wife and I share a wanderlust that will probably never go away; spending time in new cultures will always teach you something new. C

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Any special skills or talents to share with the readers that not many people may know about you?

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I was fortunate to have had an enthusiastic Music teacher at school who inspired a passion for jazz, and I’m an occasional saxophonist when business travel allows, in the BC Band/Music Section. Come and check us out every first Thursday at the Windsor! When time allows, I love to surf with the kids in Bali. We’re lucky to have a fantastic InterContinental Resort at Jimbaran Bay, and the waves on that coast always keep us going back. Changgu is our current favourite surf spot. What brought you to the Club and what are the things that you like the most about being a Member of the Club? We lived in Shanghai for 5 years before coming to Singapore and wanted to find a Club to expand our social horizons and keep up our hobbies, so BC fitted the bill. The Tennis Section is great, and Sam is still busy working on my Federer backhand. My wife enjoys the weekday aqua spin classes, and the family quiz is a highlight of the week for the kids after a busy week! What are your favourite restaurants in the Club and in Singapore in general? The Windsor does a great pint of Guinness and a Pie, and the Indian specialities are my daughter’s favourite. The Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung are still the worlds’ best; those guys know how to do dumplings. Chop Suey at Dempsey for old school cool. Harry’s bar on a Friday night in Holland Village. East Coast Lagoon Village for satay and a beer after a bike ride.

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Dining Madness Watch out for our irresistible daily specials at shocking prices! Outlets Available:

Sweet Child of Mine Mondays Children Dine FREE

with every main course ordered by an Adult Member *****

50% OFF all day dining at The Windsor Arms.

Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar ***** The Windsor Arms

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

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

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

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

Mountbatten Room

Wacky Buddy Wednesdays Enjoy 35% OFF your total food bill when you dine as a group of 3 or more 25% OFF for 1-2 persons dining Promotion is valid for Food purchases only. *****

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

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar ***** Mountbatten Room

Whopping Dessert Thursdays FREE dessert of your choice for any main course ordered Enjoy 20% off all housewines by the bottle at the participating outlet

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

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar


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

Themed Buffet: Adult $26.50+ • Child $14.00+ Drink Promotions: $6.20+ for ½ pint Tiger Draft Beer and any glass of house pour wines $8.50+ for 1 pint Tiger Draft Beer Bucket of 5 bottles of Corona/Victoria Bitter $29.50+ 4 March

The Players Bringing their own musical styles and influences together from Singapore, Scotland and Ireland, they play a wide mix of covers from current chart music to Celtic classics, old time hits and of course some Scottish favourites too!

11 March

Firefly Search Party Firefly Search Party, a diverse trio inspired by the “Nu-Folk” movement, they play a mix of old and new tunes with a folk-inspired sound! They’ve also been known to throw in the occasional original tune!

18 March (In conjuction with St Patrick’s Day)

Gerry Cox A solo performer with 10 years in performing in the Irish music scene, he has since relocated to Singapore from Melbourne and has been a feature of many Irish themed events, including the annual St. Patrick’s Society Ball and St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival.

25 March

Freeflow A five-piece semi-acoustic band playing classic and contemporary tunes with a stylish twist delivering you heavenly harmonies and memorable mash-ups.


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March Promotions - 1 to 31 March

SALMON FISH (180gsm) With your choice of preparation: • Roasted with Teriyaki Sauce • Pan-fried with Herb Butter • Steamed with Balsamic All orders are accompanied with asparagus, potatoes, spinach, tomato and parsley.

Mexican Beef, Multigrain

Strip loin, chilli refried beans, tomatoes, gem lettuces, melted cheese and guacamole Served with fries and mesclun salad

Mediterranean Combo, Dark Rye

Cajun chicken, ham, beef pastrami, avocado, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, gem lettuces and sour cream Served with fries and mesclun salad All orders are served with a glass of fresh fruit juice of your choice.

Pan-seared Salmon

With herb butter, mash potato and roasted vegetables

Sausage Casserole

With herb butter, mash potato and roasted vegetables

Smoky Pulled Pork Burger

Served with fries, shredded pork, smoked BBQ sauce, gherkin, lettuce and apple

Oven-baked Miso Salmon

Salmon fillet, miso glaze, mashed potato, sautéed spinach

Kolkata Dal Gosh

Boneless mutton cooked with onions, tomatoes, yellow lentils & spices Served with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad

Shahi Paneer*

Cottage cheese cooked with onions, tomatoes, cashew nut cream sauce Served with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad * Vegetarian 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.


Argentina

WINE & GOURMET DINNER

Friday, 18 March • 7.30pm onwards

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest Argentina boasts of a wealth of natural resources and areas of great scenic beauty, including high summits and plains, lush forests and absolute arid deserts, woods and steppes, glaciers and waterfalls. Any landscape you may imagine, you can find somewhere on Argentine soil. Argentine winemaking regions are often located in broad valleys or sloping plains and offer ideal conditions for grape growing. It should be also be noted that most of their vineyards are located far from cities and their pollution, and young, scarcely tilled soils. Every detail makes Argentine wine unique, authentic, and remarkable due to its intense colours, deep aromas and broad range of flavours. From its smooth Malbec to its floral Torrontes, Argentina produces some of the finest and most original wines worldwide. We are happy to have Mr Guy Nussey, Regional Director of VCT Asia to share with us the uniqueness of the Argentina wines over a 5-Course dinner. VCT is the world’s most powerful wine brand, distributing and marketing products such as Frontera, the world’s bestselling Chilean wine, Casillero del Diablo, the wine sponsor of Manchester United, Don Melchor and Vina Maipo across the Asia Pacific region.

Welcome Cocktail Trivento Tribu Torrontes 2014, Mendoza, Argentina ***** Cone Bay Oyster, Smoked Salmon, Caviar, Radish, Apple Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina ***** Mangalica Pork And Truffle Sausage, Wild Rocket, Truffle Jus Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina ***** Aged- Angus Beef Fillet, Beef Cheek, Celeriac Puree, Heritage Carrots, Girolles, Natural Gravy Finca La Chamiza Martin Alsina Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina ***** Valrhona Chocolate Chateaubriand, Berries Compote Trivento Brisal Del Abril 2013, Mendoza, Argentina *****

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away Description U.P.$ Price Trivento Tribu Torrontes 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

$36.50

$26.50

Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza, Argentina

$30.50

$22.50

Pampas Del Sur Vineyard Expressions Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

$30.50

$22.50

Finca La Chamiza Martin Alsina Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina

$79.50

$58.50

Trivento Brisal Del Abril 2013, Mendoza, Argentina

$27.50

$20.00

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


Mothering Sunday

Sunday, 6 March Originally celebrated as the return to the mother church, Mothering Sunday is unique to all British mums. Nowhere else in Singapore is Mothering Sunday celebrated other than at The British Club. So take this opportunity to express love and appreciation to your mother and treat her to an indulgent lunch at one of our restaurants.

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

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

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old and above) Menu Foie Gras, Armagnac Jelly, Granny Smith Apple Confit ***** Seafood Soup – King Crab, Prawns, Lobster, Sea Perch, flavoured with Pernod ***** Roasted Wild Caught Barramundi, Spinach, Ricotta Agnolotti, Cauliflower Puree, Herb Oil ***** Oven-baked Beef Rib-Eye, Garlic Potato, Organic Vegetable, Jus de Veal ***** Valhorna Chocolate Fondant, Candy Thyme, Vanilla Ice-Cream Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

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

The Windsor Arms 12.00pm to 2.30pm Carving Buffet Lunch

$38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast root vegetables, an array of appetisers, salads and desserts.

Verandah Café 12.00pm to 2.30pm International Buffet Lunch

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… 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.

To book or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg


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ST. PATRICK´S DAY ST. PATRICK´S DAY CELEBRATIONS CELEBRATIONS

Friday, 18 March • The Windsor Arms

$26.50+ per Adult / $14.00+ per Child* Friday, The ofWindsor Arms Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint18 andMarch National • Apostle Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Join us at The Windsor Arms and celebrate this special day with us with a flavourful Irish-themed buffet dinner and live entertainment.

$28.00+ per Adult / $15.00+ per Child*

Catch Gerry Cox live fromof9pm! Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint and National Apostle Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.A Join us at Windsor Arms and celebrate this special day with us with a solo performer with 10 years in performing in the Irish music scene, he has since relocated to flavourful Irish-themed buffet dinner liveofentertainment. Singapore from Melbourne and has been and a feature many Irish themed events, including the annual St. Patrick’s Society Ball and St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival.

SPECIALDRAFT GUINNESS SPECIAL BEERPROMOTION PROMOTION Guinness @$8.00+ $XXX per perpint pint Guinness Draft Draft @ Heineken Draft @ $8.00+ per pint

** Child: Child:1212 years years andand belowbelow

GOOD FRIDAY BUFFET BRUNCH

Friday, 25 March • 12.00pm 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)

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

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Easter SPECIALS

EASTER SUNDAY Sunday, 27 March

Celebrate this Easter in the Club….

Mountbatten Room 12.00pm to 3.00pm 3-Course Sunday Lunch

with Easter chocolates, jellies, freshly baked hot cross bun and a dessert buffet.

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old and above) Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email mountbattenrsvn@britishclub.org.sg

The Windsor Arms 12.00pm to 2.30pm Carving Buffet Lunch

$38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast root vegetables, an array of appetisers, salads and desserts.

Verandah Café 12.00pm to 2.30pm International Buffet Lunch

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 and 12 years old) Menu featuring… 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 specialities, North Indian selection and children’s buffet.

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

THE WINDSOR SHOP

EASTER WINE PROMOTION

Apaltagua Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Apaltagua Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Charlotte Street Chardonnay, South Australia @ $39.90 per bottle (Buy 3 Get 1 bottle FREE) Charlotte Street Shiraz, South Australia @ $39.90 per bottle (Buy 3 Get 1 bottle FREE) Castello Banfi Le Rime (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio), Toscana, Italy @ $32.00 per bottle Castello Banfi Col di Sasso Toscana (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese), Toscana, Italy @ $32.00 per bottle Sileni Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand @ $38.00 per bottle Sileni Cellar Selection Pinot Noir, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand @ $38.00 per bottle


EASTER SPECIALS

An Eggs-traordinary Easter Arts & Crafts and Egg Hunt

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Sunday, 27 March • Treetops Lounge & Playground

(Photo credits to Jennifer Chih, The Red Bus Photography)

Children’s Arts & Craft: Easter Special Come join us as we explore the many possibilities of designing your very own Easter egg. Create unique patterns using glitter dust or use wacky twines and accessories for the egg. It will an “egg-citing” and “egg-ceptional” craft session that you will remember for many Easters to come.

Storytelling We are pleased to have our Education partner, The Australian International School present an interactive story telling session by professional drama teacher, Gemma Carlisle

The “Eggs-plorer” Egg Hunt To cap off our fun-filled session, get ready to be an eggs-plorer and hunt for as many eggs as you can! *Chocolate eggs and a bunny toy shall be exchanged for the plastic eggs.

Venue : Treetops Lounge & Playground First Session- 10.00am – 11.00am (5 years & below) Second Session- 2.00pm – 3.00pm (6 to 10 years old) Price : $20.00+ per person * Price includes candy floss and popcorn Brought to you by

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


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 2016 Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

1 2 3 *Monthly F&B Specials @ The Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores *Salmon Fish Promotion @ Mountbatten Room Dining Madness Bingo Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Aqua Bike

The British Club (BC) Choir Dining Madness Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class Bridge Champagne Day

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

7 8 9 10 Monday Running Clinic Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

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

Pub Quiz Night The British Club (BC) Choir Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class Bridge Champagne Day

Dining Madness Comedy Night * Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike Champagne Day Inter Social Club Golf Tournament @ Raffles Country Club

14 15 16 17 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Monday Running Clinic

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

The British Club (BC) Choir Dining Madness Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class Bridge Champagne Day

Dining Madness Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike Champagne Day

21 22 23 24 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Monday Running Clinic

Dining Madness

Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Monday Running Clinic

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

Pub Quiz The British Club (BC) Choir Dining Madness Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class Bridge Champagne Day

28 29 30 31 Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Aqua Bike

Basic Conversational Mandarin Classes The British Club (BC) Choir Dining Madness Water Aerobics Yoga Bridge Champagne Day

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

THE BRITISH CLUB

Dining Madness Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike Champagne Day

Dining Madness Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike Champagne Day Golf Stableford @ Jurong Country Club


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri

Sat

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Sun

APRIL 2016 4 5 6 Listing Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Class Family Quiz Season 1 Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class Children’s Ballet

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Workshops Masters Tournament 2016 Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids • Taekwondo Football Matches • Social Squash Cricket • Children’s Ballet

Mothering Sunday 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

iMAP Dressing and

11 12 13 Grooming Etiquette Family Quiz Season1 Power of Style Styling Working with Julia Banks Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class

Little Chef: Chocolate Muffins Master Tennis Tournament 2016 Final Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Adult Cooking Class 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Saturday, 16 April

3D Printing Adventure Sunday, 17 April

iMAP Dining Etiquette

Sunday, 17 April 18 19 20 Argentina Wine & Gourmet Dinner St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Class Family Quiz Season 1 Finale Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class

Earth Hour Under The Sea Pool Party Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Workshops Children’s Art & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

One Day Kukup Seafood & Shopping Tour To JB 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Legoland Round Trip Saturday, 23 April

AMAZING TOYBOX CONCERT

25 26 27 Good Friday Brunch Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class

GOOD

Public Holiday: Good Friday

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Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Crafts Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Workshops Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Easter Sunday 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Sunday, 24 April

FRIDAY

*Promotion till 31 March

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

Sundays are for families to get together at the Mountbatten Room

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

4-Course Set Lunch

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

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

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

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

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

$118.00+ 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, 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

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


Dylan Foster Trio Your Saturday nights will never be the same again! Renowned vocal performer, Dylan Foster is set to grace our stage with his band, Dylan Foster Trio every Saturday night at The Windsor Arms beginning in March. Expect a repertoire of popular jazz, swing, latin, evergreens, pop and soul music with open requests from the floor. Performing with his crew of equally talented musicians, the band promises to bring top notch live entertainment to liven up your Saturdays!

CHEF SCOTT’S MARCH PLATTER SPECIALS @ $18.00+ 5 March - Flash fried Prawns, Chili, Lemon, and Parsley 12 March - Mini Minted Lamb Burgers 19 March - Mini Fish and Chips 26 March - Barbequed Pork Ribs

BUFFET MENU AVAILABLE FROM 6PM ONWARDS $26.50+ Adult • $14.00+ Child

BEVERAGE SPECIALS OF THE NIGHT: 6pm till late! Night Owl Promotions available from 9pm till late! Old Speckled Hen Draft @ $8.00+ per pint

Enjoy these special drink promotions @ $6.20+

Scotland’s Favourite Pint, Tennent’s Lager or Stout @ $14.00+ for every 2 bottles

All House Pour Spirits on a standard drink Choice of House White or Red Wine by glass

Choice of half pint draught beer (Heineken, Tiger or Strongbow)

Concha Y Toro Noblesse Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon

For more information,

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


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SPIRIT PROMOTION

BEVERAGE PROMOTION

March

The Tiger’s Eye Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

The Macallan Edition No. 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose Golden syrup, orange peel, cloudy honey and a hint of lychee

The Macallan Edition No. 1 is the first of a new, limited edition series to be released annually, for which a unique selection of oak casks will be identified to yield a new Macallan expression.

Palate Vanilla, toasted oak, ground ginger and cinnamon bark with a hint of green apple

Natural honey in colour. On the nose, orange, apple and dried fruit notes highlight a vibrant and rich aroma. Vanilla, toffee and chocolate underlay oak overtones. The palate is meandering, warming, wood spices; takes time to open up and reveal nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of dried ginger and toffee. The fruit appears later – fresh and balanced with fresh oak.

Finish Lingering spiciness and hints of ginger and green apple

$128.00+ per bottle or $8.50+ per shot

CHAMPAGNE DAY

$188.00 per bottle

Every Wednesday & Thursday

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

Buy 3 bottles at a special price of $168.00 per bottle

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

Tapena Verdejo 2013, Vino de La Tierra Castilla La Mancha, Spain Verdejo (ver-DAY-ho) is the Spanish answer to Sauvignon Blanc with a hint more floral aromas. Verdejo is known to come from several regions across Spain ranging from Rueda to Tierra de Castilla. This varietal has been written about by wine writers from Robert Parker to Hugh Johnson as the next hot white known for good value for money. This pale yellow hued wine has a vibrant nose with an array of aromas of tropical fruits over a backdrop of ripe peaches. The palate is full of bright stone fruit that is beautifully balanced with a crisp, refreshing acidity and a lingering finish with a hint of minerality. Pairs well with many different dishes. Try it with grilled salmon, lemon chicken, creamy lighter cheeses such as goat cheese or a fresh summer salad.

Tapena Tempranillo 2013, Spain This quintessential red wine grape from Spain, Tempranillo, the little early one, adapts well to varied growing conditions. We think of Tempranillo as Pinot Noir in blue jeans. Intense ruby red in colour along with violet-blue undertones which characterise this wine youth. This classic Tempranillo holds juicy red fruit aromas with just a touch of chocolate. On the palate, you will find ripe red fruit flavours with a soft and silky finish carrying supple tannins and great length. Combines beautifully with roast or grilled red meats in addition to a multitude of different tapas, from grilled kebabs to garlic prawns.

$49.00+ per bottle • $10.50+ per glass

THE BRITISH CLUB

GIFT VOUCHERS

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

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


The British Club is pleased to offer Members premium and customized catering services to meet your most discerning requirements at the venue of your choice. Exclusive promotions for Members starting from $35.00+ per person. Full-day Seminar Package • • • •

Members’ Rate – $55.00+ per person Non-Members’ Rate – $75.00++ per person Inclusive of 2 x coffee breaks + 1 x lunch in The Windsor Arms or Verandah Café Minimum guarantee – 10 persons

Half-day Seminar Package • • • •

Corporate Dinner Package • • • •

Western Buffet Menu – from $60.00++ per person Western 4-course Set Menu – from $75.00++ per person Inclusive of Free-flow Soft Drinks and Coffee/Tea throughout the event Minimum guarantee – 30 persons

Members’ Rate – $45.00+ per person Non-Members’ Rate – $65.00++ per person Inclusive of 1 x coffee break + 1 x lunch in The Windsor Arms or Verandah Café Minimum guarantee – 10 persons

Outside Catering Package • • •

Buffet Menu – from $35.00++ per person Outside Catering Fee – $500.00++ (Additional $150.00++ for Festive week) Inclusive of the following:

Service staff • Buffet, dining tables & chairs with linen set-up • Transportation for the event set-up and clearing • Offsite recce a week prior to event date

Minimum guarantee – 30 persons

*Price excludes drinks. Set-up based on guaranteed attendance.

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


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

$10.00+ per glass or $38.00+ per jug

In celebration of the EPL finals, you get a chance to win an exclusive autographed Manchester United Football Kit by Wayne Rooney (with certificate).

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

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE

DISCOUNTED TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BRITISH CLUB MEMBERS Explore Asia’s Ultimate Destination, Resorts World 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®

S.E.A. Aquarium - Home to more than 100,000 marine animals Adventure Cove Waterpark - Where the water’s full of life Regular Price Member Price Savings Adult/Child Adult/Child

Attraction

Universal Studios Singapore

$61.00/$45.00

$74.00/$54.00

Up to 18%

FURTHER REDUCED PRICE Dueling Racer, Adventure Cove Waterpark

S.E.A. Aquarium

$32.00/$22.00

$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 38%

Adventure Cove Waterpark

$36.00/$26.00

$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 44%

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

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

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

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.


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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

BINGO NIGHTS

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!

Tuesday, 1 & 15 March • 8.00pm

FOR TEENS

So bring your friends and get ready to shout

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

BINGO!

FOR ADULTS

The prize snowballs after each session.

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 to 11.00am

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

Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, The Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards Saturday Night Draw Every Saturday Night: 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 to 10.00am Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan

Tel: 9666 8994

BALUT: David Quinn

Tel: 6572 7028

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesday, 9 & 23 March • 8.00pm

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

Watch this space! Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095

Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan

Tel: 8268 8252

Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

CRAFT Ladies: Maggie Ashman

Tel: 8606 1120

Join The British Club Teen Committee

Email: mandpashman@yahoo.co.uk

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett

Tel: 9841 9058

Email: Corbett.fiona83@gmail.com

BOOK CLUB

Are you between the ages of 11 to 13 years old? If you are, we would like to invite you to our Teen Committee! Meetings will be held on a monthly basis and you not only get to initiate new events and activities in the club, you will also be making new friends!

Tel: 6410 1144

Angela Ryan Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com

Pitter Chatter

Tel: 6410 1144

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

Elaine Friedlander Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS

PITTER CHATTER

Every Saturday • 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Parents and Toddlers Group

(Except when there is Little Chef)

Thursdays 10.00am to 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.

Cultivate your child’s creativity and imagination with weekly sessions of Arts & Crafts. With simple yet fun activities that indulge their curiosity and engage the senses, these sessions are carefully planned to cater to your children’s needs.

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

Venue: Mike Gorrie Playcentre For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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THE BRITISH CLUB presents

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

Jonathan Atherton

JIMMY MCGHIE

PAT BURTSCHER

STEVE SIMEONE

Thursday, 10 March Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only):

$40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest

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.)


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Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Workshops

Saturdays, 5, 19, & 26 March I 2 & 16 April • 10.00am to 11.30am For 3 to 4 years old: Fun with Duplo

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

For 5 years and above: Wheels in Motion

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

For 7 years and above: Mindstorm NXT & EV3

$45.00+ Member • $47.00+ Guest

Mindstorms combines classic LEGO® building with the world of robotics, using motors, sensors and software. Children will learn how to design and program their LEGO® ‘bots in a fun and challenging introduction to the world of robotics for the advanced LEGO® enthusiast!

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Terms and Conditions: Classes will not be held on the second Saturdays of each Month • Prices stated above are on a per session basis • Advanced booking and a minimum of 6 bookings will be required to commence the class • All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed the full price.

FAMILY QUIZ SEASON 1 2016

Every Friday, 4, 11 & Season Finale 18 March • 6.00pm onwards • Verandah Café Join us for the first season of family quiz in 2016! Be ready to put your wits and knowledge to the test as families compete against one another to win wonderful prizes! Gear up and expect great fun as we host 5 rounds each week. Points will be accumulated and the family with the highest score at the end of 5 weeks will be declared the winner! Brought to you by:

An amazing grand prize of a 3D2N stay at The Edge, Bali for awaits you! For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg *No bookings required

POWER OF STYLE Styling Workshop with Julia Blank Friday, 11 March • 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Are you stuck in a style rut? Get your style therapy from personal stylist Julia Blank. This inspiring workshop provides the tips you need to look stylish, sexy and confident. Learn how to choose the right shapes for your body, right colours and shop smarter. Your look could be holding you back in your business life and your personal life. Avoid looking blah by learning how changing small things will improve your confidence and impress people around you. Julia Blank has worked as a personal stylist in Singapore since 2007. Julia boasts a client list that includes public figures, actors and businessmen, but the majority of the people she helps are working professionals, especially mid-tier executives and working parents.

$70.00+ Per Member • $75.00+ Per Guest For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Advanced booking and a minimum of 6 bookings will be required to commence the activity. All booking cancellation made 7 days before the class will be billed the full price. More about the stylist at www.Julia-Blank.com For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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LITTLE CHEF

CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Saturday, 12 March • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Café

The British Club

(BC) Choir

Bring the little ones for a session to bake a warm chocolate muffin filled with aromatic goodness, a childhood favorite. Be ready to bake them again and again because they are not just delicious but so simple to make!

$15.00+ Member Child $20.00+ Guest Child For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

Photos are for illustration purposes only.

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

Adult Cooking Class

British Classics

Sunday, 13 March • 10.00am to 12.00pm

Create a scrumptious Cornish pasty coupled with sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce for dessert at our all-new adult cooking class. Perfect this dish and make it for all occasions. This will be a session that you will not want to miss!

$35.00+ Member $45.00+ Guest For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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

British Club Music Section member: $45.00+ monthly ****** British Club Non-Music Section member: $65.00+ monthly For more information, please contact Activities at activities@britishclub.org.sg or call 4647 4311.

*Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price. Photos are for illustration purposes only. For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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Under the Sea Pool Party

Saturday, 19 March 2016 • 5.30pm onwards Verandah Café and Poolside

Aye Aye Captain! We are taking a dive here at The British Club for the year’s first pool party. We are all set and geared up for a wonderful night by the pool with friendly sea creatures gracing the party! Bubble the evening away with lots of exciting fun games. A scrumptious buffet fit for the underwater royalty awaits you! The party goes on even as the lights go out, as we create awareness for Mother Earth during Earth Hour!

So what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your seats!

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

(Complimentary for children aged 2 years and below)

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event shall be billed the full price. *Child: 3 to 12 years old Brought to you by:


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Earth Hour 2016

Saturday, 19 March • 7.00pm to 9.30pm • Main Lobby Be a part of the world’s efforts to raise awareness for conservation by joining us at Earth Hour 2015. Kick-start the evening with a special Earth Hour arts and crafts session by the pool for the children, followed by the countdown and symbolic shutting down of lights for one hour at the lobby from 8.30 to 9.30pm. Earth Hour is organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Come celebrate with The British Club as we pledge our support to Mother Earth!

One Day Kukup Seafood & Shopping Tour to JB Sunday, 20 March • 7.30AM to 6.00PM (Registration opens at 7.00am)

Explore the well-known fishing village with most of its houses built on stilts at Kukup and enjoy a boat ride that brings you to see a variety of fishes along the way. Feast on a delicious seafood lunch before we proceed to some retail therapy at Jusco shopping complex where you can purchase branded clothes, shoes and bags at really good prices!

$75.00+ (Member Adult) • $60.00+ (Member Child) $80.00+ (Guest Adult) • $65.00+ (Guest Child) Inclusive of transportation to JB from The British Club. The bus will leave promptly at 7.30am at The British Club.

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Advanced booking and a minimum of 35 bookings will be required to commence the activity. All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed at full price. All prices stated are inclusive of two-way transportation, Seafood Lunch and Coach Insurance.

BASIC CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN CLASSES

Every Wednesday, 30 March I 6, 13, 20 & 27 April I 4 May 7.00pm to 9.00pm Stuart Room Keen to learn the world’s most popular language? Taught by our experienced teacher Alan Tan, he will make your Mandarin learning journey fun and stimulating. Learn the most common conversational words as you also get a chance to meet new friends along the way!

$300.00+ Member (for 6 sessions) $320.00+ Guest (for 6 sessions) For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Advanced booking and a minimum of 6 bookings will be required to commence the class. All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed the full price.

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

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IMAP My Dressing and Grooming

iMAP Dining Etiquette

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

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

$132.00+ Member • $140.00+ Guest

$132.00+ Member • $140.00+ Guest

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

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

(For 10 to 12 years Old) Saturday, 16 April • 2.00pm to 5.00pm Treetops Lounge

A minimum of 10 bookings is required for the workshop to commence. Cancellation made 7 days before the workshop will be billed the full price.

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

A minimum of 10 bookings is required for the workshop to commence. Cancellation made 7 days before the workshop will be billed the full price.

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

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3D Printing Adventure

Sunday, 17 April • 10.00am to 12.00pm • Activity Hub Because art just got more interesting! Join us for a fun and creative morning filled with great adventure as we unravel the mystery around 3D printing. Try your hands at using a 3D Printer, 3D Scanner and a 3D pen – all in one session at the comfort of the club! Let your imagination run free! Definitely a wonderful session not to be missed!

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

$35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest $60.00+ Member Bundle for 1 Child and 1 Adult $70.00+ Guest Bundle for 1 Child and 1 Adult For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg * Minimum 15 participants to proceed with session ** Design templates are also available to assist participants in the creative process

Legoland Round Trip

Saturday, 23 April • 9.00am to 7.00pm (Registration opens at 8.30am) Ready for some Lego-fun? If you are looking for an exciting and fun-packed day trip, do not miss this opportunity to explore 76 acres of fun frolicks and swashbuckling adventures. From the moment you arrive at the spectacular dragon-guarded entrance, you’ll be delighted by interactive LEGO features, themed play areas, kid’s entertainment and family restaurant with amazing LEGO models.

$120.00 - Member Adult • $110.00 - Member Child $130.00 - Guest Adult • $120.00 - Guest Child For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Advanced booking and a minimum of 20 bookings will be required to commence the activity. All booking cancellations made 7 days before the class will be billed at full price. Prices include Legoland tickets, two-way transportation and ACE Coach Insurance.

AMAZING TOYBOX CONCERT

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

Book now before the show is sold out!

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

Enjoy 10% off when you purchase 4 or more tickets. For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellation made 7 days before the concert will be billed the full price.

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.

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SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Steve Settle sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET CONVENOR Todd Buck cricket@britishclub.org.sg GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg FOOTBALL CONVENOR James Morris Tel: 9651 2556 football@britishclub.org.sg MARTIAL ARTS CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 martialarts@britishclub.org.sg SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 squash@britishclub.org.sg SWIMMING CONVENORS Emma Thomas • Victoria 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 Monday

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

Tuesday

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

SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am • $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session* Water Aerobics – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session* MUAY THAI kickboxing – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 10.15am to 11.00am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 9.00am to 10.15am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Intermediate/Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* Tinytots Soccer – Instructor : Adam Tuesday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) $30.00 per session* Social Dance Class – Instructor : Richard Little Every Wednesday & Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $20.00 per session* Monday Running Clinic – Instructor : Kelvin Leong Every Monday: 6.00pm to 7.00pm • $20.00 per session* (Cost include refreshment after the run at Scores) AQUA BIKE** – Instructor : Timothy Felix Every Tuesday & Thursday : 9.00am to 9.45am • 9.45am to 10.30am $45.00* (1 session) • $425.00* (10 sessions) • $800.00* (20 sessions) Children’S Ballet – Instructor : Evangeline Chong Friday: 4.00pm – 4.45pm (4.5-5 years old) & 4.45pm – 5.30pm (6-7 years old) Saturday: 10.45am – 11.30am (6-7 years old), 11.30am – 12.30am (8-9 years old) & $217.00 - $266.00 (7 Sessions / Full Term) Children snacks such as sandwiches and smoothie will be provided after the class. NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00 will be charged for no-show

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

Wednesday • Water Aerobics • Yoga • Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Thursday

• Social Squash • Pilates • Aqua Bike

Friday

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Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class @ Studio Room Children’s Ballet

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

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

LOOKING TO SHED Those EXTRA KILOS?

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$45 per person

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GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Hot News - ISCGT 2016 1st Leg For the first time in our history, we will be hosting the Inter-Social Club Golf Tournament (ISCGT) at Raffles Country Club on Friday 11th March. We welcome over 90 golfers from six social clubs including Serangoon Gardens Country Club, Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore Swimming Club, Chinese Swimming Club, The Eurasian Association and Changi Beach Club. This is a fun competition and although we haven’t had much success in the past, I’m sure we can put out squad to make some waves. This is open to all Club Golfers, so please lock that Friday afternoon in your diary and help us show our hospitality. We are encouraged to put out a team off 16 golfers. You may also sign-up for the social flights if you just want to come along, play golf and show your support. Thank you.

Monthly Stableford Prizes New for 2016, our Monthly Stableford competitors will be vying for a chance to celebrate within the Club’s F&B establishments. If we maintain your handicap, or you or your guest have a current USGA or equivalent handicap, you are entitled to any prize. If not, then only to the novelty prizes. If your guests wins a prize, then you will need to bring him along to the Club and share his prize; doubling your chances of winning something. So bring more guests! Winners will receive a voucher for 2 to dine at The Mountbatten whilst the runner-up gets to drown his sorrows at the Windsor Arms. Our novelty prize (Nearest the Pin) winners will also be visiting the Windsor Arms or Scores.

The Force Awakens: January Stableford brings even more grief!

Davy Yeo with eventual winner Oliver Stoffel (2nd from left,) muscling up to his flight mates (from left to right,) new section member Chris Taylor, David Christie and multiple prize recipient on the day, Abhijit Patwardhan.

When only a selfie will do; Nic Merrow-Smith with (from left to right) Trevor Haeger, Rohit Shah and Davy Yeo on the 18th.

What a traumatic start to the year! Really, Kylo Ren himself must have been out on the course to choose the pin positions for our January outing. By the 10th hole, all but Oliver Stoffel had capitulated and fallen prey to Seletar’s pin placements. Our congratulations to Oliver who used his generous handicap allowance for the last time, to secure 40 points and win the January Stableford by a country mile. He will be dining at The Mountbatten restaurant for his efforts. Abhijit Patwardhan joined us for the first time in almost a year to secure not one but both the Nearest the Pin awards and Runner-up spot. No sign of the slice, duff shots and the usual rubbish that comes with playing either too much or not enough golf. He tells me his calamities on the course almost forced him to give up the game last year. It was great to see some new faces too, with Rohit Shah (cricket) and Trevor Haeger (tennis) joining us for the first time.

Men’s Monday Night League The Monday Night Men’s Golf League got off to a cracking start at Orchid Country Club on 18th January. No fireworks from our boys though, but I suppose it’s early days. Apparently they come strong at the end! No team photo as yet but this is who is representing the British Club; Steve Settle, Charles Pierron, Gary Cunning, David Christie, John Hancock, Andrew Stearns, Richard Stapley-Oh and Sean Neilan. Should you wish to participate you may attend as a guest; just come along to Orchid Country Club on any Monday evening and be prepared to tee off at 6pm. Entry is $150 for non-OCC member participants. More details can be found at https://occmngl.golfgenius.com. THE BRITISH CLUB


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Heartland Golf School - British Club Golf Refresher We sat down with the folks at Heartland Golf Schools, currently based at Jurong Country Club, to craft out a lesson package which will have you shooting lower scores. The four small group lessons which may be taken as modules are; Driving & Video Analysis, Irons & Bunkers, Chipping & Putting and lastly Trackman Swing Analysis. For more info, please contact the Sports Office. In addition, they offer our Beginners Lessons and One on One Lessons for those that need more help or wish to try out our humbling sport.

Up and Coming Events ISCGT 2016 1st Leg:

Friday 10 March, morning tee-off, Raffles Country Club Lake Course,

March Monthly Stableford:

Thursday 31 March, morning tee-off, Jurong Country Club

April Monthly Stableford:

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

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

Results & Standings January Stableford Venue: Seletar Golf Club, White Tees Winner; 40 points, Olive Stoffel Runner Up; 33 points, Abhijit Patwardhan Nearest the Pin Hole # 2; Abhijit Patwardhan Nearest the Pin Hole # 11; Abhijit Patwardhan

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Section Report By Alex Smillie The British Club swim section starts 2016 on a high after a whole host of fantastic achievements by its Barracuda members last year. Individual awards were presented at The British Club Barracudas Awards evening at the end of 2015 to many swimmers for their stroke skills, diligence and general improvement. Well done not only to all those who won an award but to everyone who participates to help make The British Club team what it is. In November of last year, The British Club took part in a meet at the American Club. It was an exciting competition with swimmers aged from 6 to 16. The excitement held whether it was a 25m freestyle race for 6 year olds or 200m freestyle for 16 year olds! The tension, the cheering, and of course, the winning, made for a fantastic day. Thanks to our talented swimmers, the BC Barracudas Medal Tally Report for 2015 puts The British Club in first place in the Merlion League with 19 Gold, 25 Silver and 11 Bronze Medals! In the Neptune league, The British Club holds third place with 17 Gold, 17 Silver and 17 Bronze medals! What an amazing achievement by our club swimmers, all of which has been accomplished through dedication, commitment and determination from both the club swimmers and our fantastic coaches! Well done to all.

We had a great turnout for our annual Christmas Masters dinner at the treetops in December. It was great to see everyone together and a good night was had by all. We are always happy to see new people join our Masters swim squad so if you are interested to know more please email swimming@britishclub.org.sg. This year, the Barracudas are fortunate enough to have the Stamford American International School as our sponsor. With this sponsorship The British Club will be investing in some newly designed British Club swimming costumes for all swimmers, including the option of a knee-skin swimsuit for the girls. It makes for another exciting chapter in our growth as The British Club team. As a Club, we are extremely proud of our swimming section and want to continue to grow. This is mainly due to the dedication of our fantastic coaches and expanding reputation. Please sign up if you are interested in joining our fun and hard working swimming club by emailing swimming@britishclub.org.sg

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SQuash:

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN By Craig Telmer & The Boaster

The 2016 squash committee consists of 15 finely-tuned athletes. We are rumoured to be the largest committee of any sport at The British Club. We strongly believe that “many hands make light work” and “I don’t mind doing something to promote squash if it includes free beer at committee meetings”. From Left Liam Douglas (Friendlies) Arron Holmes (Tour Advisor) Craig Telmer (Convenor) Jim Mitchell (Team Captain) Richard Offer (Tour Advisor) Keith Carpenter (Handicaps) Damian Glendinning (Treasurer)

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Tournaments

Tours

Media

Boxes

Tours

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Your squash committee has set the following goals for 2016 1. Compete at the highest levels (for our age and waistlines) in SSRA and COSMO. 2. Go on an international tour without anybody being arrested. 3. Win back the Ryder Cup, War of Roses or Ashes silverware. Any one will do. 4. Have somebody challenge Charlie Thomas in the BC Open . . . if that fails dramatically adjust handicaps and try again in the Handicap Championship. 5. Find a few more squash players to grow our section. 6. Have an enjoyable and injury free 2016 squash season. Thanks to all committee members for their time and effort spent promoting squash and The British Club.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

March advice - read and absorb! Edited by Julia Fenton

As we draw close to the end of the year’s first quarter, the WITS season is well underway with energetic vigour and enthusiasm being shown from our BC teams. We have some superb advice for these WITS as well as junior players, from Head Coach Darren Moore.

Coaches Top Tips – Scouting your Opponent When determining how to play a match scouting is your opponent is crucial. When observing your opponent you are basically looking for a player’s strengths and weaknesses, their favourite shots, how they construct a point, how they handle the big points, can they and do they adjust their game? Take time to consider the following: • Is their forehand or backhand their dominant shot? • Do they play with topspin, slice or can they play all the spins? • Do they prefer to play shots across court or like to change direction down the line? • Are they better at serving or returning? • Are they a fast starter or do they get better as the match goes on? • Do they play aggressively; setting the play or more defensively with counter punches? • Do they attack the net or prefer the baseline? The above highlight some of the key parts of the game. Once you assess your opponent’s game, look to then match your strengths into their least favourite shots. Whilst it may not work immediately, as with anything, the more you practice the better you will get at playing strategic tennis.

Parent & Child Social – enthusiasm sparks across the generations Families were out in force at the start of the year with a successful social on 9 January, featuring many keen players. Keep your eyes open for future dates when this popular event will be repeated!

Teen Social – welcoming new members This now permanent listing in the tennis schedule restarted on Sunday, 10 January when regulars met up again as friends and also to give a warm welcome to two keen new faces; Calum Rowan and Mac Wood (both now just 12 years old). Teen Social looks forward to these players continuing to be a part of the group.

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SCUBA:

The Scuba Section will be at ADEX again this year! By Karo De Beul This year the Scuba Section / FreeFlow Divers will have a booth at the Asian Dive Expo (ADEX), and we would like to encourage you to visit us (and the fair) to chat with fellow divers, book that next dive trip, buy some dive kit at promotional prices or to attend any of the activities that are being organised in the context of the fair. Each year more activities are being organised and new activities for this year include a book festival and a Singapore pavilion to celebrate the opening of Singapore’s first marine park. Recurring activities include a Tek conference, free dive workshops, guest speakers covering subjects from underwater photography to conservation, an activity zone for children and representation of a large number of scuba brands and scuba operators from the region. ADEX is a fair well worth visiting, both for novices and experienced divers. We will have a limited amount of free tickets for ADEX 2016. Contact the Scuba Section (scuba@britishclub.org.sg) to reserve your free ticket (subject to availability). If you missed out on free tickets, you can still flash your British Club membership card to get access to the fair at a reduced fee of $5. For more info check the ADEX website: http://www.adex.asia Scuba Section booth details: N05

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR

(MPAS AWARDS 2015)

www.adex.asia

SINGAPORE’S 1ST

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

Laguna National Golf & Country Club (Singapore)

A golfer’s haven, sporting two eighteen-hole championship courses with a multimillion private clubhouse and hotel underway, and strategically located in proximity to the airport, beach and malls, golfers will find the world at their fingertips, here at Laguna National. Laguna National’s golf courses that have won prestigious accolades and hosted international championships including the European Tour’s Singapore Masters, Korean LPGA-ADT Caps Tour Championship and European and Asian Tour co-sanctioned event, The Championship at Laguna National. Designed and built by Dye Designs, World Classic—touted as Asia’s Toughest Test, draws inspiration from many of the world’s best known holes and course designs. Golfers will inevitably find themselves facing similar shots to those played on the famous links courses of the British Isles, or the championship layouts found along coastal North America. The course is rated 165 on the Slope Rating System and 76.9 from the championship tees. The Masters Course is renowned for its beautiful parkland layout with towering local trees and greenery where golfers can experience Singapore’s tropical botany including the red flame and rainforest trees that flower throughout the year. Besides a scenic walk in the park, Masters also provides a stern test of golf with water coming into play on ten of its 18 holes. Perhaps its signature hole, the par 5 11th hole, features a lake on the right side of the first shot and another on the left of the second shot, compelling golfers to take strategic and accurately placed shots. Next to its award-winning Masters Course is Laguna National’s new 19th hole, The Nest. The golf themed restaurant and bar offers an upscale dining experience serving western, Japanese and local cuisine. Patrons can dine in full view of the Masters Course’s finishing hole and its beautiful lake from both inside the restaurant and outdoor terrace. Come experience one of Singapore’s finest championship courses and dining sanctuary.

Laguna National Golf & Country Club 11 Laguna Golf Green, 488047 T 6542 6888 For more information, please visit www.lagunanational.com 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: 8.00am to 11.00pm

6467 4311

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 2016