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CONTENTS

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

President’s Message

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GM’s Message

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Club News Best of British Special The Fry Group Feature Member in the Spotlight

BRITISH CONTACTS

Food & Beverage

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British Association of Singapore Website: www.britishassociation.org.sg Tel: 6339 8229

Activities & Events

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Sports & Fitness

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Sponsors & Advertising Media Kit

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British High Commission Website: www.ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk Tel: 6424 4200 British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: info@britcham.org.sg Website: www.britcham.org.sg Tel: 6222 3552 The British Council Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Tel: 6473 1111 Visit Britain Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Elaine Young Email: Communications.ssas@gmail.com Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg Tel: 9154 0521 St. David’s Society of Singapore Nia Jones Email: williams.nia@gmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com Tel: 9634 4570

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St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Lorraine Hourican Email: stpatssingapore@outlook.com Royal Society of St. George’s Paul Adamberry Email: rssg.sg@gmail.com Website: www.saintgeorgesociety.com

73 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289761 Tel: 6410 1100 • Fax: 6468 6161 Operating Hours: 8am to 11pm (Daily) enquiries@britishclub.org.sg www.britishclub.org.sg

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• PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE • Dear Members, As we enter the final stretch of the year, I hope that 2018 has, so far, been good to you and your family. There have been several key events held at the Club over the last month or two. These include the Prize Bingo Night, launch of The Hangout, the Tennis Festival and the September Italian Members Connect Night. The Best of British celebrations will continue this month with Super Brains and the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, a great day out at the race course. The 2018 Best of British will finish with The Great British Ball at the Shangri-la on Friday, 30 November. This will be a joint event with the British Chamber and we hope that seven hundred people will have a fantastic evening together. Tickets are still available. More information about these and other events, including Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night can be found in the magazine. I’d also like to draw your attention to the Festive Supplement, which you should have received along with this issue of the magazine. This year, the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Elizabeth Suite on Thursday, 29 November and we would like to invite all Members with voting rights to come along and be part of the governance of the Club. It was good to see candidates contest for a seat on the Main Committee last year and we hope for the same once again. In addition to attending the AGM, if any member has served on a sub-committee for at least one full year and has the inclination and passion to stand for election to the Main Committee we would be delighted to hear from you. Finally, we are keen to hear feedback and new ideas from members on all aspects of the club’s operations. There are many channels for communication, whether directly to the team or via comment cards etc. Alternatively, if you would like to send me an email (president@britishclub.org.sg), please do. On behalf of the Club, I wish everybody a healthy and happy month ahead. DAMIAN R. HILLS President

MAIN COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Damian Hills President

Steve Settle Vice President Honorary Secretary, Chair of Rules and Disciplinary

Adrian Waterton Vice President Chair of Human Resource Committee Subcommittee Eugene Heng, Damian Hills, Steve Settle, Shaun Matheson, Tony Quek

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Stephen Fulton

Roger Harrold

Honorary Treasurer Chair of Finance Committee

Chair of Food & Beverage Committee

Subcommittee Yip Wai Hun, Ashley Nicholas, Roger Harrold, Jan Young, Patrick Hyde

Subcommittee Damien Lim, Marc Hearn, Mari Goodman, Michelle Kuek, Julia Gandhi, Elizabeth Chua, Ajit Nair

Eric Rogers

Sarah McNee

Chair of InfoTech Committee

Chair of Marketing Communications Committee

Subcommittee David Griffiths, Nigel Cain, Todd Forrester, David Green, Simon R Goodman

Subcommittee Anton Colton, Caroline Underhill, Steve Manning, Sophie Dourdin, Mona Sheikh

Stephen Walker

Duncan McGilligan

Chair of Membership Committee

Chair of Sports Committee

Subcommittee David Wong, Ian Cheah, Andrew Lo, Tony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, Martin White, Timothy Williamson, Manjit Pawar

Subcommittee All Sports Convenors

David Wong

Jan Young

Chair of Development and Health & Safety Committee

Chair of Activities & Events Committee

Subcommittee Shaun Matheson, Chris Walden, Mike Horner, Andrew Lo, Ian Cheah, Don Wang

Subcommittee Sarah Cockerill, Julia Gandhi, Claire Henderson, Louise Martin, Jennie Nicolas, Jane Wallace, Julia Wallace, John Williams


• GM’S MESSAGE • Dear Members, What a busy few months it has been at the Club. We celebrated National Day in August followed by the Best of British Prize Bingo Night and Bethwines Wine & Gourmet Dinner. If you flip through the magazine, you’ll see all the action from the Prize Bingo Night. It was indeed a great night as we played Bingo for a good cause, with Members and guests leaving with fantastic prizes like Apple MacBooks, Sony PS4, Dyson items, electric scooter, drones, speakers and much more. On the same night, we also had our monthly wine dinner, which was fully booked, as usual. Our wine dinners are very popular these days and I must emphasize the great value of these dinners. Whilst I’m drafting this message, we are already 50% booked for the October wine dinner so do book your seats early! Last month we kicked things off with the opening of The Brand New Hangout. Many months of hard work have gone into the creation of The Hangout, where the Jackpot Room and Games Room previously stood. This room came about because we wanted the teens to have their own space to hang out and have fun comfortably, without their parents. Jokes aside, the teens will be pleased to know that the room has been furnished with the latest Xbox, PS4, Alienware laptops, a Foosball Table, board games and more. Following the opening, kids flocked to the tennis courts as the Club debuted its first ever Tennis Festival. You can view the wonderful pictures in the magazine, and on our social media pages. There is also a special video of the Tennis Festival that features drone shots showing off the lush greenery around the Club which was created by a Club Member. Last month we also moved the Library to its former home which was most recently the Activity Hub. The Library has been converted into a Work Hub. We have noticed an increased number of Members spending their days at the Club working in various areas with their laptops so we wanted to create a more comfortable area for you to work from. The Work Hub has six work stations where you can conveniently plug in your laptop and sit in a proper office chair. The accompanying lounge area is also included should you simply wish to relax with a good book, magazine or newspaper. Improved wifi and office support such as printing is supported by Reception and the Windsor team is on hand to serve refreshments throughout the day. I hope you make use of and enjoy this new facility at the Club. For those who missed out due to the summer holidays, I’m happy to let you know that there are two special events happening this month – Superbrains Inter-Community Quiz Night and a day at the races for the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Singapore Turf Club. Next month, we will conclude this year’s Best of British celebrations with The Great British Ball on 30 November. Organised this year in association with the British Chamber of Commerce, ticket sales are going very well so be sure book your tickets early. Aside from the events, I would like to draw your attention to the Staff in the Spotlight feature that we have every month. We’re featuring an intern this month who comes from the happiest place on earth. To end this month’s message, I would like to update you on the Club’s plan to eliminate all single-use plastics. We have since changed our magazine mailing carrier from plastic to paper. The Windsor Shop will also be dedicating a corner starting this month, offering food-grade stainless steel straws. Join us on our quest to eradicate all single-use plastics at the Club! Wishing you a fantastic month ahead. ANDREW CHRISTON General Manager

CLUB MANAGEMENT

General Manager

Events and Sponsorship Manager

Andrew Christon 6410 1101 andrewchriston@britishclub.org.sg

Chantelle Ricketts 6410 1120 sponsorship@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Finance & Facilities

Facilities Manager

Catering Sales Manager

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

Kurt Tan 6410 1146 banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg

Executive Chef

Sports & Recreation Manager

Member Relations Manager

Sunny Sia 6410 1170 sunnysia@britishclub.org.sg

Paul Cheong sports@britishclub.org.sg

Sharonjit Hoondal 6410 1113 memberrelations@britishclub.org.sg

Marketing Communications Manager

Housekeeping Manager

Sharon Carvalho 6410 1111 marketing@britishclub.org.sg

Asa Shaari 6410 1162 housekeeping@britishclub.org.sg

Michelle Chua finance@britishclub.org.sg

6410 1119

6410 1150

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• BEST OF BRITISH SPECIAL •

SUPERBRAINS Inter-Community Quiz Night

Put your thinking hats on as we see the return of our most challenging Best of British event - Superbrains. Form a team of 8 to 10 and rack your brains as you compete with the wittiest of them all. Top the night off with a buffet spread and 2 bottles of wine per team table. The winning team will also stand a chance to win $1,000 worth of F&B dining vouchers!

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 Registration opens at 7:30pm with the quiz starting at 8pm The Elizabeth Suite $55+ Member • $65+ Non-Member

For enquiries, call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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• BEST OF BRITISH SPECIAL •

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Queen Elizabeth II

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It’s Sunday and we’re heading to one of the most anticipated races in Singapore – The Queen Elizabeth II Cup, a crowd favorite amongst the Best of British celebrations. Time for the ladies to don your best hats, accompanied by the gentlemen, to an exciting afternoon complete with a gastronomic buffet and bar. There will also be an option to enjoy free flow Champagne throughout the afternoon.

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 Buffet opens at 12pm with a glass of Champagne upon arrival Singapore Turf Club Dress Code:

Smart attire Ladies, don your best hats!

$69+ Member • $79+ Guest $129+ Free Flow Champagne Package SPONSORED BY

*Payment for additional drinks can be paid by cash or card.

For enquiries, call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT |

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• BEST OF BRITISH SPECIAL •

Prize Bingo Night Brought to you by

Fri, 31 Aug

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• BEST OF BRITISH SPECIAL •

Join us for a night of magic and wonder of a great British Christmas!

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 7pm to 2am • Shangri-La Hotel Members can book a table of 10 at $2,600 and Non-Members pricing is available at $2,800 per table. Individual tickets are also available at

$265 Member • $285 Non-Member The British Chamber of Commerce Singapore and The British Club bring you Singapore’s first Great British Ball! Taking place at the Shangri-La Hotel on 30 Nov, The Great British Ball combines the rich history of both organisations to bring the British community together for the festive season. The Great British Ball will celebrate all things British with produce and products from the British Isles flowing throughout the evening to spark that familiar Christmas spirit from home to South East Asia. The Champagne reception will be held in a traditional Christmas market setting accompanied with a live performance from a local choir to exude festive ambience. Guests will be invited to partake in a silent auction which will run alongside a live raffle. For enquiries, call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

Title Sponsor

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• CLUB NEWS •

The Hangout Opening Ceremony Sat, 1 Sep

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• CLUB NEWS •

Tennis Festival Sat, 1 Sep

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• CLUB NEWS •

BLACK CARD LUCKY DRAW Winners The British Club - Singapore's Hilltop Retreat 1 hrs

July: Andrew Hare

The British Club - Singapore's Hilltop Retreat

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The British Club - Singapore's Hilltop Retreat 1 hrs

August: Mark O’Dea & Laarni Pelayo

The British Club - Singapore's Hilltop Retreat


ARRIVING IN SINGAPORE FROM THE UK? OUR 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR FINANCES By Huw Wedlock, The Fry Group If you’re arriving in sunny Singapore for a new life, among the many things you’ll be doing to get settled, it’s important not to forget your finances. Follow this short list to ensure you’re prepared: 1. Your pension

3. Your property

You may not receive tax relief on contributions to a UK pension to the same extent as before, though you could still make some form of contribution for a limited time – subject to conditions.

Most expats with UK properties will rent them out. Consider joining the Non-Resident Landlord Scheme to prevent your rental agent from withholding Income Tax on the income they administer for you. Profits must still be reported in your annual UK Income Tax return. If you’ll be in Singapore for a while and decide to sell, research the capital gains implications. Non-residents still pay capital gains tax on profits from selling UK residential property, although if it was your Principal Private Residence, you do receive a degree of relief.  Any capital gains tax only applies to gains accumulated after 6 April 2015 for those who are long term non-UK residents.

Seek advice about starting a fund in Singapore if you’re planning to stay several years. Because employers must pay into local employees’ Central Provident Fund (CPF), some provide non-Singaporean employees with a similar amount to invest at their discretion. If you already have a foreign pension, think about next steps. If this is your last destination as an expat before returning to the UK, find out what will happen to your foreign pension when you move. The UK government is strict about moving pension pots in and out of the UK so check to avoid a tax penalty. 2. Tax considerations To start your period of non-residence, download a P85 Form from HM Revenue & Customs’ website to submit when you know your new address. This will get you off on the right foot with your non-resident status and tax. To be classified non-resident, you must satisfy the conditions under the Statutory Residence Test. The number of days you can spend in the UK is reduced by the number of ‘ties’ you have there. But if you make a “lock, stock and barrel” move away from the UK, you will probably break UK residency from the date you leave. However, as each case is different, do look at your own situation in detail.  During your non-residence period, earnings from non-UK sources are generally exempt from UK tax – there are a couple of rare exceptions to this rule, with one being if you work for the British Government.

4. Health Insurance Healthcare in Singapore can be expensive. If your company provides coverage for you and your family, check its extent. Most expats, particularly those with children, take out another policy. If you will be travelling internationally, consider a global policy. 5. Your will Seek legal advice about whether your will and any power of attorney are valid in both the UK and Singapore. If the unthinkable occurs and you and your spouse pass away, your children may be placed under local authority care, so it’s worth understanding what this would entail. Moving to Singapore is a well-trodden path and a great place to live! If you’re unsure about your financial situation, it’s always best to contact an experienced financial advisor.

www.advice@thefrygroup.sg • Tel: +65 6225 0825 • www.thefrygroup.sg 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


• CLUB NEWS •

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT THE ITALIAN CONNECTION Thu, 6 Sep

Warm Welcome TO OUR NEW MEMBERS H.E. MAHMOUD HMOUD & KIRSTY REID

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GUY-PIERRE & SANDRINE GIRIN

PENNY KOO

AARYAN & RACHANA KOURA

JAMES & CHULI BOYCE

RAINER & DONNA FUCHSLUGER

ALISTAIR & SUSANNAH CHAMBERLAIN

JAMES & SAMANTHA HICKMAN

SHEILA & NAVIN AHUJA

ANDREW & ELIZABETH CATON

JOACHIM BRAUN & ELLEN OSTENDORF

SIGISMOND & YVONNE LI

DAVID & SUSAN RAWLE

KIMBERLY & GARRETT POWER

WILLIAM & AMY GIBSON

GARY & CHARLOTTE SHAND

MARK & NADIA WHISKIN

GEORGIA & GREGORY MCCAFFERTY

PAUL & JENNIFER GRIFFITHS

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• CLUB NEWS • In partnership with

UPCOMING MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Thu, 4 Oct

The Club President and the Main Committee invite you to join us for our monthly “Members Connect Night” hosted at the beautiful rooftop setting of the Treetops Terrace. This monthly networking event provides an opportunity for Members to meet each other, welcome new Members to the Club and learn more about the latest happenings at the Club. Time : 7:30pm to 9pm (Complimentary buffet dinner and free flow of wine, beer and soft drinks) Please RSVP to Recept@britishclub.org.sg SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT |

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• CLUB NEWS •

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Marcus Er (Left)

Joy Koh (Left)

July

Marketing Communications Executive

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August

Graphic Designer


• COMMITTEE IN THE SPOTLIGHT • What is your role on the Main Committee? I am the Treasurer of the Club and the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

How long have you been a Member at The British Club? 12 years

Where can we always find you at the Club? I’m mainly a Verandah man. Family can swim or play in kid’s areas, I know exactly where they are so I can eat, drink and be merry. The Windsor Arms and Mountbatten are not far behind. Failing that try a meeting room!

What is your favourite dish at the Club? Basically anything that our top chef Sunny prepares however a Murgh Makhani with breast meat by Rajeev or any of our fantastic Indian corner chefs also hits the spot.

What is your favourite item from the Windsor Shop? I have two favourite items from the Windsor Shop. No.1 will be my red golf umbrella and No.2 is the pink Piper Champagne.

INTERVIEW with

n e h p e t S n o t l u F

How do you spend your free time? Since work demands so much time with late meetings and travelling, my free time belongs to my girls, although I love it when the little one wants me to build a new Lego set with her.

What sets The British Club apart from the others? For me, it’s the fact it’s such a family orientated Club and it feels like it is a home away from home. The Staff are like my extended family.

How long have you lived in Singapore? 12 years

Favourite event at The British Club? Christmas Day at the Club.

What is your favourite cuisine? A good steak or Indian cuisine.

Best place to dine outside of The Club? Fine Dining at Equinox and every day dining at Marche.

What is your favourite movie of all time? I can’t narrow it down to one but any old war movie.

What is your favourite genre of music? Classical Crossover.

What is your favourite local dish? Beef and Noodles.

Red or white wine? Red every time.

Tell us one item you can’t live without in your life? It must be my smartphone and I’m not ashamed to say it. It keeps me in touch with my eldest who’s away at university and in touch with the rest of the family when I’m away. It’s a work device, an entertainment device, a keeper of memories from the past and maps to find where I’m going. I’d be lost without it.

Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows. My wife knows it all but most people don’t know that I was a 100 metre Sprinter at National level.

Describe yourself in 3 words. Loyal, moralistic and stubborn. If you are interested to know more or to join the subcommittee, please email enquiries@britishclub.org.sg SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT |

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• CLUB NEWS •

SINGAPORE’S FAVOURITE SOCIAL AND SPORTS CLUB iving readers! As voted by Expat L

Founded in 1983, the British Club is Singapore’s Hilltop Retreat atop the second highest peak set amid lush tropical greenery. Conveniently located, it is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. The club services a unique private community where members of more than 50 nationalities and their families enjoy superb facilities, outstanding restaurants and a high level of service. Covering an area of more than 5,900 square meters on secluded grounds surrounded by Bukit Timah’s lush greenery, the club houses 4 restaurants, squash and tennis courts, swimming pools, a spa and a gym.

Call 6410 1100 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to book a Club tour now!

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

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• CLUB NEWS •

THE BRITISH CLUB WELCOMES ALL NATIONALITIES CATEGORY

CORPORATE Membership

• Lifetime • Transferable to another company or individual • Voting rights at Club General Meetings

JOINING FEE (inclusive of GST)

$21,400 (1st nominee) $18,190 (2nd nominee) $14,980 (3rd nominee) $10,700 (4 and more nominees)

TRANSFERABLE LIFETIME Membership

• Transferable to another company or individual • Voting rights at Club General Meetings

$21,400

LIFETIME Membership

• Non-transferable • Voting rights at Club General Meetings for British Nationals only

$6,955

ONE-YEAR TERM Membership

• Non-transferable • No voting rights at Club General Meetings

$3,745

Joining fees are primarily used to fund capital improvement projects, facility updates and refurbishments.

Monthly Subscription Fees (inclusive of GST) Single : $176.55 Family : $227.91 Monthly Subscription Fees are necessary to maintain the facilities, cover operating expenses as well as keep prices competitive.

Food & Beverage minimum spending levy Members are required to spend $80 a month or a minimum of $240 over a period of 3 months at the Club’s restaurants, the Windsor Shop and/or banquet facilities. This levy ensures an optimum staff-member ratio so that Members consistently receive excellent service.

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• STAFF IN THE SPOTLIGHT •

Meet

Tshewang Lhamo,

also known as Twang, the happiest intern at The British Club.

Twang hails all the way from Bhutan and joined the British Club family in May this year as an intern. Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, and is known for their rich landscapes and heritage. Bhutan is also the only country in the world that measures Gross National Happiness (GNH), and that might explain why Twang is always wearing a smile on her face. Twang is currently studying in Singapore, and is five months into her six-month internship programme as part of the service team at Verandah Café. Pursuing Hospitality Management, Twang shows tremendous interest in the F&B industry. This was however not always the case in her earlier years, as she dabbled in marketing and business management. Twang comes from a big family of 11, and is the youngest amongst her siblings. Growing up, her family were always involved in the hospitality industry, and that influenced her as well. Before her stint in Singapore, Twang studied Business Management in India. Twang completed her study in the university and worked in the marketing industry for a year. Throughout her course of work, she often found herself searching and craving to know more. Perhaps

that had to do with the passion and eagerness to improve herself, and that’s when she decided to pursue a diploma in Hospitality Management. She was subsequently selected after an interview with the Club.

...believe in continuous

learning and that probably inspires me...

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Here at the Club, we welcome interns local or international, to join the family. This provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, and in turn springboard their careers. Read on to know more about Twang, and her goals in life.


• STAFF IN THE SPOTLIGHT •

1)

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

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Tell us your biggest achievement to date.

I do not have an interesting fact about myself but I have one for my country. English is one of the most used language in Bhutan, and is the medium of instructions in majority of the schools.

I will graduate with a diploma in hospitality management after I complete my internship at the British Club and this would probably be my biggest achievement.

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Tell us what you think about Singapore

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What type of music do you like?

Singapore is highly developed, clean, and is an excellent place for my studies. This is the first time I’m here in Singapore and I’m glad I came here.

Country music!

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What is your preference for food?

I like anything that’s spicy, and served with rice.

3) What made you decide to study in Singapore?

10) Tell us a food item that you’ll never get close to.

Initially, I studied Business Management in India. Thereafter, I worked in the marketing industry but was often looking for more. Since my whole family was in the service industry, I decided to pursue Hospitality Management. Eventually, we would like to run a successful restaurant that provides top notch service for both the locals and tourists back in Bhutan.

Bhutanese do not have much restrictions on food but I do not eat pork. I do eat all the other meats like chicken, fish and beef.

11) What shows do you watch the most?

I love Korean dramas and always indulge in some before sleeping.

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12) What is your greatest strength or What have you learned from this internship weakness? so far?

People skills. I learnt to handle Members in different, sometimes tricky situations. Problem solving and teamwork are also some of the things I’m learning.

5) What skill or craft would you like to master?

To master the art of customer service. Many times, we study our notes and books but more often than not, it’s never the same. Every customer is different so thinking on the spot is very important.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hopefully, back in Bhutan, and running a successful restaurant!

I feel like I still need to work on being more outspoken, and to be less shy and apprehensive.

13) What is an ideal way to spend your days off?

I have a good friend in Singapore that I met back in Bhutan, and we usually hang out over the usual lunches, movies and such.

14) What inspires you to be better?

I always believe in continuous learning and that probably inspires me to be better.

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• MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT •

For this issue of Member in the Spotlight, we are pleased to feature

MARTIN RIMMER

ily. m a f s i h and

Martin joined the Club in April 2018. He is the Head of Tax at Select Investors, a division of St. James’s Place (Singapore) Pte Ltd. In this interview, we find out a bit more about Martin, his job and what motivates him. What made you join the Club and how has your experience been so far? As a family we wanted to find a place to relax, make friends and to bring our son, Daniel. The club is great and the facilities are wonderful. We come up on the weekends to swim with Daniel, who absolutely loves the splash pool and the supervised playroom. All the staff are so friendly, which is an absolute credit to the club. Every time we come through the doors, it feels like coming home.

Tell us more about yourself and your profession We have been living in Singapore for 7 years now – how time flies! It has become ‘home’ and we are very settled and happy here. Basically, my job is to make UK tax ‘work’ for my clients. That might involve doing their tax returns, helping them plan for a move back to the UK, designing an Inheritance Tax plan, or a Property, Pension or Tax-efficient Investment Strategy. Without questions the number one thing about my job is the clients. I just love meeting people, and really making a difference in their lives. When that happens, clients become friends and I become their ‘trusted adviser’. Over the years that I have been a tax professional (too many to mention!), I have met so many people from such different walks of life – truly, no two days are the same. It is a brilliant job. My wife, Wei Ru, also runs her own UK tax practice (Duke Taxation Services) which prepares UK tax returns for Singaporeans and other foreigners who have property investments in the UK. As you can imagine, we have a really exciting home life! In my spare time, I love to play the piano, which I’ve done since I was 8 years old. We love movies and box sets too, and I am involved in my local Church.

On a scale of 1 to 10, tell us how important it is to manage our taxes well Well, of course, I would have to say 10! You would be amazed at just how much can be saved by taking some relatively simple tax planning steps. Over the years, the difference that simple tax savings can make can be truly staggering. And it really doesn’t have to be ‘rocket science’ or involve complicated structures. In fact, I pride myself on making things as simple, understandable and as effective as possible.

Lastly, tell us about your motivation and what inspires you It sounds a bit cliché, but it is all about doing the right thing with integrity, whether that is in my personal or professional life. I guess that is the same for most people. We really just want to build a happy home, full of laughter, music and faith.

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DINING DEALS • FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

ALL NEW

Fun Day Monday

Buy-1-Get-1 Free from our a la carte food menu (Complimentary item inclusive of mains, sides and desserts, will be the lowest priced item ordered in a single receipt.)

Verandah Café, Splash Bar and Scores Sports Bar.

All Day Happy Hour Wednesday

1-for-1 on all draft beers and house wines Available at all outlets, all day.

Choose Day Tuesday

$10+ for all Asian Delights at Verandah Café, or Pastas at Scores Sports Bar. Verandah Café and Scores Sports Bar.

Winey Kids Thursday

Children dine FREE

Buy 1 main course and get 1 dish free from the kids menu Verandah Café, Splash Bar and Scores Sports Bar.

BYO Wine

No corkage charge for wine purchased from Windsor Shop and consumed at any of our F&B outlets. Available at all outlets.

Pick-of-Plenty Mondays to Fridays 12pm to 2:30pm • Windsor Arms

Soup & Salad Bar with selection of home-made breads only $12.50+ Just add $7+ to choose from a selection of mouth-watering Main Courses Terms & Conditions • Available for a limited period only. Not applicable on Public Holidays or in conjunction with any other food promotions, monthly specials as well as Gold and VIP cards. • Dining Deals is exclusively for British Club Members and their guests only. • All promotions are valid for dine-in only. Not applicable for take-away.

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

old world vs. new world

PINOT NOIR WINE & GOURMET DINNER Fri, 26 Oct Mountbatten Bar and Grill $98+ Member • $108+ Guest Aperitif

What does Old World Pinot Noir mean? Find out the differences between Old World Pinot Noirs and New World Pinot Noirs and how

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir Cava Brut N.V., Catalunya, Spain Pork and Mushroom Terrine, Beetroot Gel, Silver Onions, Music Bread Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France

winemaking practices and regional climate greatly affect the style of the wines respectively. Experience the typical character of red wines made from the Pinot Noir grapes and the differences between an old world

Duck Tortellini, Spinach Puree Trimbach Reserve Pinot Noir, Alsace, France Stuffed Squid – Oxtail, Savoy Cabbage Slaw, Shaved Pecorino Between Five Bells Pinot Noir, Geelong, Australia

Burgundy versus a new world Pinot Noir. Stuffed Veal – Sage, Parma Ham, Veal Jus Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand Cottage Cheese, Pistachio and Chocolate Cannoli Freshly Brewed illy Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Description

Special Take-Away Price

U.P.$

Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir Cava Brut N.V., Catalunya, Spain

$42

$55

Bouchard Pere & Fils La Vignee Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France

$40

$54

certified and is a Certified Sommelier by the

Trimbach Reserve Pinot Noir, Alsace, France

$45

$63.50

Court of Master Sommeliers. Sanjay is also a

Between Five Bells Pinot Noir, Geelong, Australia

$52

$72

$59.50

$78

We are happy to have Sanjay Nair with us this October. Sanjay has been in the trade for 20 years with a big passion. He is WSET Advanced

Certified Specialist of Wines by The Society of Wine Educators and a French Wine Scholar by The French Wine Society.

Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

In partnership with

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

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Melbourne Cup Tue, 6 Nov • The Wine Affair Fri, 23 Nov • The Great British Ball Fri, 30 Nov

UPCOMING IN NOVEMBER:

Old World vs. 26 New World Pinot Noir Wine & Gourmet Dinner, 7:30pm

Family Movie Night, 7pm

Unique Single Malt Single Cask Whisky Experience II, 7:30pm

WHISKY

Jura Single Malt Whisky 12 Years and Nordes Atlantic Galician Gin Tasting, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

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Please note: The information above is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice. For booking or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email enquiries@britishclub.org.sg

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Introduction

Advance

7:15pm to 8:15pm Eileen Tan

ABT

6pm to 7:15pm Eric Shia

Muay Thai

10am to 11am Kristel Heather

Aqua Bike

Boot Camp

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5:15pm to 6:15pm Julniee Tan

Children Ballet

4:15pm to 5:15pm Julniee Tan

Children Ballet

10am to 11am Kevin Leong

Aqua Box Fit

Yoga

9:30am to 10:30am Camilla

8:30am to 9:30am Melanie Azlan

Pilates

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3 – 5 years old

9 – 10 years old

8 – 11 years old

12 – 16 years old

11am to 12pm Kelly Chan

Junior Fitness Group Coaching

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Taekwondo

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10:35am to 12:05pm Paulina Buck

9:30am to 10:30am David Thong

10am to 11am Kelly Chan

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Karate

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Youth Football Program Every Sat till 20 Oct October Golf Stableford Fri, 12 Oct

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7pm to 8pm Eileen Tan

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10am to 11am Kevin Leong

Aqua Aerobics

Muay Thai

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Aqua Bike

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

HELP TO END PLASTIC WASTE

at Verandah Café Special Price @

AT WINDSOR SHOP

$6.50+ per order (U.P. $7.80+)

Reduce your use of single-use plastics and switch to eco-friendly alternatives today! The Windsor Shop will be dedicating a little corner in our efforts to reduce plastic waste. Come by and get yourself a food-grade stainless steel straw or pick up some paper straws for a home party this festive season.

Detox

Energy

Ice Blended Pink Guava & Orange Pineapple

Ice Blended Strawberry & Banana

Tropical

Vitamin

Ice Blended Passion Fruit & Peach

Ice Blended Mixed Berries

Verandah Café now delivers its famous Indian food and authentic Italian pizza via food couriers, Deliveroo and Honestbee!

*Deliveries only available for locations within a 2-kilometre radius. Payments are to be made via credit card. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.deliveroo.com.sg or www.honestbee.sg or download the Deliveroo or Honestbee application for more information.

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

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Go lden Jade Pu mpkin Ch icke n For more information, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing goods & services taxes. • Photos are for illustration purposes.

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

PROMOTION

BRITISH AFTERNOON TEA Mon to Fri • 3pm to 5:30pm

EARLY DOORS SPECIAL

LADIES DAY

Mon to Fri • 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Every Tuesday

Our British Afternoon Tea is available from Enjoy 20% off food purchases Monday to Friday at the Windsor Arms! when you place your order before 6:30pm!

$24.50+ per person

Calling all ladies! Enjoy a complimentary dessert with every main course ordered!

Reservations required. Please book 24-hours in advance as all items are freshly baked and prepared. Not applicable on Public Holidays or in conjunction with other food promotions, daily specials as well as Gold and VIP cards.

BOTTLES OF THE MONTH October

Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years, Island

$118+ per bottle or $218+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $208+ per bottle)

Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin, Spain

$118+ per bottle or $218+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $208+ per bottle)

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Highland

$108+ per bottle or $198+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $178+ per bottle)

Dalmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years, Highland

$158+ per bottle or $298+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $268+ per bottle)

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Years Nose – Smouldering cocoa nibs and rich rice pudding. Baked apples follow, sprinkled with spice and raisins, and drizzled with creamy chocolate sauce. Leathery touches develop.

and

Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin Tasting

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

Palate – Rich and rounded, with an initial burst of barrel char halted by milk- chocolate-covered raisins and toffee sauce. The char rumbles along behind, rising at the end with a plume of soft peat smoke.

Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin, Spain Nose -

Lemongrass and lavender, shortly joined by a slight hint of waxy lemon peel.

Palate - Mint leaf, black tea and more floral notes – think iris, violet and hibiscus. Finish - Juniper makes itself heard on the finish, but for just a moment. $118+ per bottle or $218+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $208+ per bottle)

Finish – Smoky bonfire-baked apples fade to leave a hint of mint and menthol. $118+ per bottle or $218+ for every 2 bottles (U.P. $208+ per bottle) For more information, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing goods & services taxes. • Photos are for illustration purposes.

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

THE BRITISH CLUB

GIFT VOUCHERS SUNDAY LUNCH

AT MOUNTBATTEN BAR AND GRILL Enjoy an exquisite 3-course set lunch at Mountbatten Bar and Grill every Sunday!

$38+ Adult • $18+ Child $85+ Adult With free flow of sparkling, house red and white wines

$135+ Adult With free flow of Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V., house red and white wines

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

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

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

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WINE AFFAIR Fri, 23 Nov 2018

7pm to 10:30pm • The Elizabeth Suite $45+ per Member • $50+ per Guest Stock up for the holidays! Calling all wine lovers to visit The British Club for the Annual Wine Affair. Do not miss this chance to beef up your wine collection with over 150 labels from various renowned wine regions around the world at below market prices! Enjoy an evening sampling a wide variety of wines with our buffet spread of canapés, cheeses and chef’s specialties.

Stand a chance to win selected wines, wine hampers and wine merchandise when you attend. For more information or to book, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg

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For more information, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing goods & services taxes. • Photos are for illustration purposes.


• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL • ONLY AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

October

SPIRIT PROMOTION Singapore’s First Gin – Tanglin Gin $105 per bottle The only handcrafted spirit, batch distilled in Singapore. Every bottle is created, bottled, labelled, by hand in Singapore. Tanglin Gin is made with 11 botanicals including the powdered, dried stalks of the Dendrobium nobile orchid plant.

WINE PROMOTION Alto Los Romeros Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile

$22.90 per bottle

Alto Los Romeros Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile

$22.90 per bottle

Santa Rita Heroes Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, Chile

$26.50 per bottle

Santa Rita Heroes Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile

$26.50 per bottle

il Molino di Grace Volano, Tuscany, Italy

$32.50 per bottle

Sensi Chianti DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

$28 per bottle

Sensi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Tuscany, Italy

$28 per bottle

Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy

$78 per bottle

Good Company Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

$26.50 per bottle

Good Company Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

$32.50 per bottle

BUBBLING CHRISTMAS “Christmas time, mistletoe and wine…” Sir Cliff Richard was onto something when penning the lyrics to his classic Christmas hit. Indeed, no Christmas is complete without a case or two of fizz to help celebrate in style!

Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V., France

$108 for every 2 bottles

Piper Heidsieck Sauvage Rose N.V., France

$128 for every 2 bottles

Riondo Collezione Prosecco Brut N.V., Veneto, Italy

$28 per bottle

Get a complimentary bottle for every 12 bottles purchased!

For more information, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing goods & services taxes. • Photos are for illustration purposes.

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

UNIQUE SINGLE MALT SINGLE CASK WHISKY EXPERIENCE II Fri, 12 Oct • 7.30pm Mountbatten Bar & Grill

MENU

$48+ Member / $58+ Guest

Wagyu Beef Cheek, Desiree Potato, Roasted Caulifower, Jus

Price includes a 3-Course Set Dinner Join us once again as the Scotch Malt Whisky Society presents yet another exciting journey to the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies. Presented by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, they offer exclusive rarity and great variety from over 130 distilleries. A selection of different single malt single cask whiskies from the most well-known whisky region of Scotland from Islay, Speyside, Campeltown and Highlands ranging from 11 to 18 years and from some of the most well-known distilleries as well will be featured. The tasting event will feature the following Whisky expressions:

Cask Number 93.76 “Beurre Blanc and Blue Steak” 11 Years (Campeltown) Cask Number 9.124 “Madeira Market Coffee Break” 12 Years (Speyside) Cask Number 26.121 “A Real Pick Me Up” 13 Years (Highlands) Cask Number 36.129 “Sweetmeats in a Bedouin Tent” 14 Years (Speyside)

Double Boiled Duck Consommé, Crispy Duck Confit, Herbs ***** ***** Sticky Date Pudding, Toffee Sauce Members will also be able to purchase these bottles at special prices this evening.

Special Take-Away Price

U.P.$

Cask No 93.76 “Beurre Blanc and Blue Steak” 11 Years (Campeltown)

$192.50

$250

Cask No 9.124 “Madeira Market Coffee Break” 12 Years (Speyside)

$225.50

$290

Cask No 26.121 “A Real Pick Me Up” 13 Years (Highlands)

$253

$328

$236.50

$308

$428

$548

Description

Cask No 36.129 “Sweetmeats in a Bedouin Tent” 14 Years (Speyside) Cask No 29.218 “Charred Fruit on an Open Fire” 18 Years (Islay)

Limited to 30 participants. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Cask Number 29.218 “Charred Fruit on an Open Fire” 18 Years (Islay)

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


• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

South Indian

Deepavali Buffet Package Celebrate Deepavali with a special South Indian buffet package this October.

$48++ per person (Member) $58++ per person (Non-Member) *Minimum of 30 persons required for event for commence. Terms and conditions applies

Starters Chicken 65 Potato Bonda

Main Course Meen Kuzhambu Chettinad Chicken Curry Lamb Madras Kaikari Korma Urilai Pattani Masala Sambar

Lemon Rice or Tomato Rice or Biryani rice Naan bread

Dessert

Rava Kesari Gulab jamun Complimentary usage of venue up of 4 hours • Complimentary parking facilities • Exclusive buffet dining setup • Basic PA system Available at Treetops Lounge, Treetops Terrace and The Elizabeth Suite

For booking or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT |

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• FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIAL •

HALLOWEEN AND

GUY FAWKES NIGHT

Sat, 27 Oct • Verandah Café & Poolside 6pm to 9pm $48+ Member • $27+ Member Child $53+ Guest • $32+ Guest Child (Inclusive of buffet)

Attention little pumpkins and mummies, You are invited to our Spooktacular Halloween Party! Prepare your scariest costumes, candy buckets and evil laughter for the biggest family event of the year! The scariest outfits will stand a chance to win prizes! What guests can expect at Verandah Café & Poolside: Face painting • Trick or Treating • Entertainment • Evolve performance • Spectacular fireworks at Poolside

For more information, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg

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• ACTIVITIES & EVENTS •

NIGHT LIVE @ Friday Night Live is back at the Windsor Arms to light up your Friday nights! Paired with superb cuisine, a variety of cold beers on tap and a wide selection of gins and wines – surely there is nowhere you’d rather be!

BOOMERANG

THE GOOD SPOT

DAREN & KIM From the British Club Band

THE BLUES EXPRESS

5 Oct

12 Oct

19 Oct

26 Oct

Boomerang is an acoustic trio who play music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Categories include pop, evergreen, rock and roll, blues folk, jazz and Latin.

The Good Spot is a local band - Faz (vocals), Dan (guitar), Hadi (bass), Jude (drums). They play covers from the 60s and 70s to the current hits! As a band, they have played at various clubs including Muddy Murphy's and Prince of Wales.

We are featuring Daren and Kim, from our very own British Club Band! Join us as they serenade you with hits from the 1950s up to the present.

The Blues Express is a 4-piece band made up of seasoned musicians who have been performing professionally in various well-known bands in Singapore over the last 15 to 20 years. They have performed in well-known clubs, pubs, country clubs, hotels, concerts and shows in Singapore.

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• ACTIVITIES & EVENTS •

Melbourne

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Join the crowd this public holiday as we watch Australia’s most prestigious horse race live at The British Club. Be treated to a brunch complete with free flow prosecco, canapés on arrival and a buffet with an Australian twist. There will be a best dressed competition with prizes, and entertainment with a live ticket draw and auction by Shaun McEwan. A portion of the ticket sales will go towards supporting the Club charities. This event is open to all!

Tue, 6 Nov • 10am to 4pm • The Elizabeth Suite $79+ Member • $89+ Guest $700+ for a table of 10

(Additional drink orders will be billed upon consumption)

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

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• ACTIVITIES & EVENTS •

BINGO NIGHTS Tue, 2 & 16 Oct • 8pm Windsor Arms

THE PRIZE SNOWBALLS AFTER EACH SESSION. So bring your friends and get ready to shout BINGO!

QUIZ NIGHTS Wed, 10 & 24 Oct • 8pm Windsor Arms

Pit your wits against other teams over 5 rounds.

PITTER CHATTER CHINESE BRUSH SUNDAY PARENTS & TODDLERS GROUP PAINTING ENTERTAINMENT Every Thu • 10am to 11:30am Every Fri • 9am to 11:30am Venue: TBA AT THE VERANDAH CAFÉ Our very own playgroup for The British Club welcomes you to you to meet other parents in the Club to share ideas and experiences, and for you and your little bub to make new friends! Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to relax and unwind while the little ones play. Grandparents and friends are welcome too!

The Pitter Chatter group is currently looking for more With bottles of wine up for grabs, coordinators to take the helm! bring everyone together (maximum If you’d like to volunteer for of 6 in a team) at the Windsor Arms the position, drop an email to for our bi-weekly Pub Quiz! activities@britishclub.org.sg or call 6410 1100. Participation fee (donated to charity): Minimum $5 per participant

REGULAR ACTIVITIES TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Committee Meeting Every 2nd Thu of the month For enquiries, email activities@britishclub.org.sg

ADULT ACTIVITIES Mahjong Every Mon • 10am to 12pm Selected Thu Evenings, please contact Debbie for more information. Craft Ladies Every Tue 10am to 3pm with a lunch break Club Balut Every 2nd Tue of the month 8pm onwards • Windsor Terrace

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join one of the longest running activities (since 1985) held at the Club - Chinese Brush Painting sessions. An ancient art form that allows you to express your individuality through its delicate strokes filled with history and meaning. Drop in for a trial class and have a chat with the very friendly and skillful instructor, Mr Yap, today!

$180+ per Member $200+ per Guest for 4 sessions a month

Every Sunday

Sunday is family time at The British Club! Spend your Sunday with us as we put out entertainment for the children whilst parents can enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch at the Verandah Café. But that’s not all! If the sun is out, then so is our bouncy castle by the pool from 2pm to 4pm! Our balloonist is at Verandah Café every Sunday from 1pm till 2:15pm, don’t miss her!

Join us from 12:30pm to 4pm for some non-stop fun!

ACTIVITY CONTACTS Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Fri • 9am to 11am Treetop Lounge

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

Bridge Every Wed • 7pm to 10pm

BALUT

Book Club Bi-Monthly • 8pm to 9pm Next Session: Tue, 26 Jun

Yap Sin Guan Tel: 9666 8994

MAHJONG

Debbie Harper Tel: 9325 3920 Email: harperdebbiem@gmail.com

David Quinn Tel: 6410 1100 Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

BOOK CLUB

BRIDGE GROUP

Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com

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

Tel: 6410 1100 Angela Ryan Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk

Next meeting: Tue, 23 Oct

MUSIC SECTION

Michelle Kuek Tel: 9237 6155 Email: michellekuekbc@gmail.com

CRAFT LADIES

Jane Wallace Tel: 9817 1094 Email: 110660@singnet.com For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

THE BRITISH CLUB

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


• ACTIVITIES & EVENTS •

TIMOTHY AND THE PHUBBERS BY KEN KWEK STORYTELLING AND Q&A SESSION Sat, 13 Oct • 2pm • The Hangout

Ken Kwek is an award-wining filmmaker, playwright and author. His first novel Timothy And The Phubbers was published in 2018. What’s a phubber? Find out from best-selling children’s author Ken Kwek as he reads from his middle school novel, Timothy And The Phubbers, at this exclusive event at The British Club. There will be a Q&A session followed by a book signing. See you there!

LITTLE CHEF:

MUMMY PIES

Sat, 20 Oct • 10am to 11:30am • Verandah Terrace Delicious, yet scary mummy Apple + Cinnamon pies to scream Halloween. Join us and let us show you how to spook up your desserts!

$20+ Member • $25+ Guest • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to event will be billed the full price

SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFTS:

HALLOWEEN MASKS

Sun, 28 Oct • 12pm to 3pm • The Hangout Whether you’re aiming to be scary, funny, or a combination of the two, this session will let you design your own mask to complete the perfect Halloween outfit!

$15+ Member • $20+ Guest • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to event will be billed the full price

THE TRAILING SPOUSE BY JO FURNISS Fri, 2 Nov • 6pm to 8pm • Windsor Terrace

Join us for an evening book event with the best-selling author and former British Club member Jo Furniss. In her latest novel, Jo turns the pages to the dark side of expat life in Singapore. The Trailing Spouse tells the story of Amanda Bonham, who followed her husband halfway around the world only to find that her perfect marriage may be fatally flawed. This tense thriller about trust, betrayal and murder asks if you’d really want to know the truth, whatever the cost.

POOLSIDE SCREENING: Fri, 19 Oct • 7pm In alignment with the Singapore Copyright Act, The British Club will no longer be publishing the movie screening details in the Club magazine. To find out the screening details, please refer to the notices around the club or visit our website. In addition, we will not include movie images. We would like to thank you for your understanding in this matter. For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 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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Family and GeneRal denTiSTRy

dr Gareth Pearson mSc BdS - UK

dr linda yen

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• SPORTS & FITNESS •

CLASSES Pilates**

SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Duncan McGilligan sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg

GOLF SECTION Nic Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg

SQUASH SECTION Craig Telmer/Andrew Vine squash@britishclub.org.sg

TENNIS SECTION Liza Rowan tennis@britishclub.org.sg

CRICKET SECTION Paul McNee cricket@britishclub.org.sg

SWIMMING SECTION Rebecca Turley/David Green swimming@britishclub.org.sg

FOOTBALL SECTION Steven Hodge/Nick Challoner/Paul Hackett

Instructor: Melanie Azlan

Monday & Friday • 8:30am to 9:30am | Thursday • 9am to 10am

$20 per session*

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Instructor: Paulina Buck & Camilla

Monday • 9:30am to 10:30am & Wednesday • 9:30am to 11am Friday • 9:30am to 10:30am | Saturday • 10:35am to 12:05pm

$20 per session*

Boot Camp**

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Monday & Thursday • 7pm to 8pm

$30 per session*

Muay Thai Kickboxing**

Instructor: Eric Shia

Tuesday • 9am to 10:15 am Tuesday • 6pm to 7:15pm (Advanced)

$50 per session* $160 per month*

ABT Class**

Instructor: Eileen Tan

Tuesday • 7:15pm to 8:15pm

$30 per session*

Aqua Bike**

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Instructor: Kelvin Leong

Wednesday • 10am to 11am

$20 per session*

TRX Training**

Instructor: Eileen Tan

Wednesday • 7pm to 8pm

$30 per session*

Junior Fitness Group Coaching**

Instructor: Kelly Chan

Sunday • 10am to 11am (8 – 11 years old) | 11am to 12pm (12 – 16 years old) $30 per session* Aqua Box Fit**

Instructor: Kelvin Leong

Friday • 10am to 11am

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Children Ballet Classes**

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

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

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• SPORTS & FITNESS • TENNIS:

LOOK LIKE A TEAM, WIN AS A TEAM! by Liza Rowan

New Ladies Tennis kit

It’s said that tennis is the loneliest sport on the planet. Often compared to golf, at least golfers have the company of their caddie and play their game against the course; in tennis it’s a continuous battle against a single human opponent (maybe 2) , of not just skill and stamina, but of minds. In tennis, the players are face to face throughout the entire match, separated by net (a second nemesis!) ensuring no friendly chitchat during play. Also, tennis players are confined to a small white-bordered box and therefore don’t get time to think or self-talk as golfers do when walk the green fairways between strokes. You’ll have also heard that tennis is a mental game – attitude, level of focus, staying calm, being positive and confident are a few of the disciplines that need constant attention. Your emotions walking out on that court are key – hopefully feeling so good about yourself that there’s an extra bounce in your stride.

With many tennis players in the section, how was the new kit decided? An online survey was put out to 60 of our competitive female players to share their views on styles, colours and designs. Going with the majority of opinion and to allow for individual preferences, the new kit enables ladies to choose from blue or white t-shirts, tanks, skorts and dresses. The men’s and youth were a little less complicated J, and they actually chose the same design, as per the photo – blue shorts or skort (for female youth) and a white t-shirt. From there it was a collaborative effort with the club’s designated clothing provider, Canterbury, to agree exact complimentary pantones, pattern sizes, and other design specifics. It was then a case of getting all members to size themselves against general samples, sign-off on the final design, get the items into production and delivered to all players before their first matches! Proudly wearing our new kit not only makes us feel part of a team, but reminds us that we are active members of the wider club. We are confident this ensures that as tennis players we will never feel lonely on court, while also giving us that mental edge enabling us to dig deeper to fight wins, not only on a personal level, but for our team and for the British Club.

At the club, we hope that tennis is anything but lonely as our men’s, ladies and youth all play competitively as part of a team. And although we come from all corners of the world – even our four amazing coaches hail from four different continents – we proudly step out on court to play our singles or doubles matches wearing the British colours and club logo. In making a bolder FYI: kit is available to all members and can be purchased, or statement, the tennis section recently updated all its kit so that pre-ordered, at the ProShop. across all the teams – men’s, ladies, and youth – the colours and styles are brighter, uniform and consistent. We believe that this injects that extra spring in our step as we walk out to face our opponents.

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• SPORTS & FITNESS • SQUASH:

FRIDAY NIGHT HEARTBREAK By The Boaster & Andrew Marshall Captain Andrew Marshall also managed 6 matches with 4 wins and 2 losses. Nick Barker played 4 matches and won each time (we need you every week next year, Nick!) and Liam Douglas played 5 times. A big thank you goes to them all for their commitment. In total, twenty players turned out for the club, often at places as far flung as Bedok and Choa Chu Kang and while the results did not all go our way, they enjoyed the beers with which victories were celebrated or sorrows drowned! The player of the season award goes to Craig Telmer who not only played the most but also ended up organizing many of the matches as Andrew and vice-captain Nick Fell travelled for much of this year –thanks Craig!

Cosmo grading 1

So, it was a season of what-ifs and maybes…but next year could be our year! Until then, we can enjoy the Cosmo league which gets going in late August. The section has lost a few players but is delighted to have 9 firsttimers this season. They enjoyed their first taste of Cosmo at the pre-season social (see photos) and you will hear more about our early match results in the next edition.

Cosmo grading 3

In the last magazine, you read that “The brilliant start to the SSRA veterans’ league season that you read about here last month has proved to be more than just a start.” At that point, half way through the season, we were second in the league. Unfortunately, also at that point, three of our best players (Neil Frith, Mark Goulding and Matt Gyde) left Singapore and the rest of the section started their summer holidays, and from then on it was an achievement just to get a team out every week. Results suffered and we only won two of our last seven fixtures to end up with in fourth place with a W7/ L7 record. Playing competitive team squash on Friday nights over 14 weeks needed a lot of commitment from our golden oldie players and some deserve special praise: Craig Telmer played 9 matches and won 6 and only lost 3. Jamie Salamon played 6 games, mostly in the unenviable number 1 spot, and managed 3 wins and 3 losses. 44 |

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Cosmo grading 2


• SPORTS & FITNESS • GOLF:

TIGER TIMES (GRRRRR....!) By John Hancock Unless you’ve had your head in a bucket all summer, you’ll know that Tiger Woods challenged for the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Meanwhile in Asia, we’ve been trying to get a bit of run on the ball; no 300 yard drives on our well-watered fairways here I’m afraid.

The winning team from the Golf Section of Graeme, Nic, Ashley and Chris.

From left to right, Ashley, John, Nic and David - four Members of the team. Not pictured Mike, Greg, Steve and Kenny.

Ashley receiving a sleeve of balls for nearest the pin on the 9th.

Macka from the rugby section receiving a sleeve of balls for nearest the pin on the 17th.

The MNGL got underway on 20th August with 118 golfers out on the Orchid Country Club course. Our British Club team managed to scrape a few points together on our first outing but we all agree it’s going to be a tough season. Very nice to see our Club President out on the course again, even though it was for another team! Our inaugural Inters sectional Golf Challenge was held at Ria Bintan on 25th August. Golf, Soccer and Rugby all put up teams with the Golf team sneaking the win. The format was a modified stableford conceived to encourage a slew of birdies and of course favour the golfers, but blue tees in stormy weather so close to the ocean somewhat stifled the birdie flow. Nearest the Pins went to Nic from the Golf section and Macka from Rugby who also sneaked the longest drive. This has the potential to be an anchor event in the Club’s sports calendar so we are looking for a date in 2019 that works for more people. Finally, a quick reminder on the 2018 remaining schedule; Bali Tour 2018, 19-21 October; Order of Merit Championship, Sentosa Serapong Course, 7th December; monthly outings generally on the 1st Saturday and 2nd Friday. Happy golfing!

UPCOMING EVENTS Sat, 6 Oct Morning Tee-off

British Club Stableford Horizon Hills G&CC, Johor.

Fri, 12 Oct Morning Tee-off

British Club Stableford Laguna National, Singapore

19 to 21 Oct Matches & Stableford

2018 Bali Golf Tour New Kuta, Bukit Pandawa, Bali National

For more details about the upcoming fixtures for 2018, please email sports@britishclub.org.sg

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