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

Tel: 6339 8229

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

Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Elaine Young Tel: 9666 2586 Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg St. David’s Society of Singapore Nia Wyn Jones Email: william.nia@gmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Emma Gordon Email: emzer21@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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Best of British Special

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Member in the Spotlight

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Food & Beverage

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Activities & Events

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Sports & Fitness

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Calendar of Events

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, Is it summer already? It certainly feels as though the year is flying by. In many other parts of the world a change in the weather might indicate the approach of summer but, as the last few months have clearly demonstrated, here in Singapore we only experience minor fluctuations in the relentless heat. However, don’t rush to more moderate climes just yet as there is a lot in store over the next two months at the Club! On that note, I would like to commend our General Manager, Mr Sean Boyle, and his team, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to plan and deliver the Best of British 2016. The series of events would not be possible without the sponsors who support and facilitate in many different ways and who create a financial framework that allows us to raise significant funds for our two designated charities; my thanks to them indeed. Across the variety of events there will be something to appeal to everyone and, by the time you read this, tickets will be fast running out so don’t leave it too late. Once more, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to all recent new members of The British Club. Do not hesitate to approach any of our Member Relations staff to learn more of the variety of activities, events, sports and dining options on offer. As usual, there will be a Members Connect Night on the first Thursday of the month, in this case Thursday, 2nd June, and this is open to new members and existing members alike. Thereafter, we will be taking a short break in view of the summer holidays and Members Connect will return on the 1st of September. During the late summer we anticipate a little disruption from the execution of an extensive refurbishment of the kitchens behind the The Windsor Arms. This work has been in detailed planning for quite some time and is intended to provide the Club with a modern facility, the first full kitchen refurbishment since the original construction of the Club, which will allow for greater efficiency in food preparation and delivery not only in the Windsor but also in the other outlets in the main clubhouse. It will also ensure that our culinary team are working in an appropriate environment that meets the highest food, health and safety standards. Please be patient as we go through this phase as the staff will be working extremely hard to continue to deliver excellent service to you. Finally, with no conflict of interest at all, I would like to suggest that for the coming Father’s Day, should Rolls Royce and Aston Martin be sold out, you might like to treat your Dad to a sumptuous 5-course lunch spread at the Mountbatten Room. There will be celebratory offerings at The Windsor Arms and the Verandah Café too. I wish you a great month of June. DAMIAN R. HILLS President

THE BRITISH CLUB

MAIN COMMITTEE

Damian Hills President

Steve Settle Vice President Chairman of Sports Committee

Adrian Waterton 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, Roger Harrold Member Services Committee Maggie Ashman, Patricia Forrester, Michelle Kuek, Tiffany Wallwork, David Wong, Fiona Corbett, Marcus Keyworth Human Resource Committee Damian Hills, Steve Settle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matheson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Nigel Cain, Jordan Windebank, Marcus Keyworth, Stephen Walker, Ashley Nicholas, Rob Kliman Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong, Martin White Sports Committee All Sports Convenors


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer! This coming few months promises to be jam-packed with exciting and memorable events, with the biggest Best of British celebrations to begin with. The Opening Gala Dinner and Comedy Night events have already been sold out, so hurry and book your seats for the other remaining events before they are gone as well! Gather eight of your wittiest friends and join our SuperBrains Challenge on Saturday 4 June. On Sunday, come down to the Singapore Turf Club for the Ladies Day at the QEII Cup. Couples, come dressed in your Sunday best and stand a chance to win the Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple. The Ladies Luncheon on Tuesday, June 7 will once more showcase British Designs in collaboration with Robinsons Singapore, showcasing the latest and glitziest in today’s haute couture. And of course, enjoy a delectable three-course lunch prepared by Chef Mark Greenaway, paired with fine wines. On Wednesday, 8 June, we will be having our Prize Bingo Night at The Windsor Arms, hosted by our very own Tony Melero. There will be fantastic prizes up for grabs too. The West End Dinner and Cabaret Show on Thursday 9 June features highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste Emma Dears. Finally as promised, this year’s Grand Finale has been slated to be the biggest and grandest one yet. Be transported back in time to a lost era of splendour and elegance, of Earls and Countesses in a one of a kind Downton Abbey Ball. It doesn’t get any more British than that! With summer hot on our heels, the urge to jet off to some faraway exotic destination must be on most of your minds. Do take the opportunity to make the most out of your membership by utilizing the reciprocal privileges with other overseas clubs and exclusive hotel deals, a special privilege only for The British Club members. Check out our website for more information. I wish you nothing but the best for the next two months! SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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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 6410 1120 Chrisse Olayres chrisseolayres@britishclub.org.sg

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

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

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

Sports & Recreation Manager 6410 1150 Wan Lay Chi sports@britishclub.org.sg

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

Housekeeping Manager 6410 1162 Asa Shaari 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

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

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CLUB NEWS

SINGAPORE: A PORTRAIT IN DIVERSITY Our General Manager, Mr. Sean Boyle was featured in a two-page article in a newly released book entitled Singapore: A Portrait in Diversity. A commemorative publication celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday featuring interviews and portraits of people from 50 different countries, this book celebrates Singapore’s rich and diverse culture which attracts many people from various countries. This book is now available at The Windsor Shop for SGD$26.75.

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MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 2 June Looking to meet other Members...

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

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm Supported by

(Canapes & drinks will be served.)

For bookings and more information, contact

recept@britishclub.org.sg

WARM WELCOME... TO OUR NEW MEMBERS JOHN ARVANITIS & NOBUKO YAMAO KATHLEEN JULIE BUCKNALL & RON STARKER JULIA ELIZABETH & RIJK BROEKHUIS CHEN XU WEN GABRIEL NICHOLAS ROSS & TAKAKO DAVISON IAIN RICHARD & STACEY L. GEDDIE PAUL ANTHONY & LISA CLAIRE GARVEY SANDRA PATRICIA GODBOLD & MARIA VERONICA TYMOSIEWICZ VERONIQUE & BRADLEY HOPKINSON JOSEPHINE & CHRISTOPHER HARRISON NG WAI LIN DELPHINE & CHEN HORNG YEH DAVID JUAN MANUEL OTEGUI & SOFIA CAPOTE JOHN RICHARD & AILEEN ONG GRAHAM DESMOND RICHIARDI & ELVIRA KAIDASHEVA MICHELLE SANDHU & HARI DILLON DEAN SMITH & PATSY OH SHINE YUH-JER & KATHERINE CHEN ANISH KUMAR & NILANJANA SRIVASTAVA CHRISTOPHER OWEN & ALISON TIDY HARALD ARTUR & AGNES C.I. KIU WEBER KENNETH FELTON WONG ONG WUI SHIANG SIMON & LAY CHING MEI NINA

WINDSOR ARMS UNIFORMS

“OUR WAY” by Raelene Tan

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which this year is Thursday, 9 June. The festival commemorates the death of the popular poet and government official Qu Yuan in 230BC. In protest against anomalies in the government, Qu Yuan ended his life by throwing himself into the Mi-lo River in Hunan province, central China. One of his most respected works, expressing his views on political morals, is “Li-Sao” (“The Lament”). Fishermen in boats tried unsuccessfully to save him, and then threw rice dumplings into the water for his soul. Another version is that the fishermen threw the dumplings into the river for the fish, so they would not eat Qu Yuan’s body. Nowadays for this popular festival, dragon boats, symbolising the fishermen’s boats, participate in noisy and colourful races, representing efforts to scare away fish and save the honourable gentleman. These days, pyramid-shape steamed glutinous-rice dumplings are exchanged between relatives and friends. Popular varieties include the Hokkien version with a savoury filling of pork and dried prawns, traditionally wrapped in bamboo leaves; the Cantonese type with streaky-pork, mushrooms and chestnuts, customarily wrapped in lotus leaves; and the Nonya dumpling (to which I am partial) with its sweetened pork filling, wrapped in pandanus leaves. Having tried, unsuccessfully, to wrap dumplings elegantly, I can attest to the skill it takes! Dumpling photograph courtesy Marina Mandarin Singapore; dragon boat, Raelene Tan.

Presenting the brand new uniforms of The Windsor Arms – Our service crew are ready to dazzle and impress with their new attire. Head on down and dine with us today!

Excerpts from “Chinese Etiquette-A Matter of Course” by Raelene Tan, published by Landmark Books.

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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

5 May

From Left: Tony Melero, Sally Morris, Stephen Fulton (Main Committee), David Griffiths, Jerome Van Staden

From Left: John Arvanitis, Nobuko Yamao, Williem Toren, Michelle Kuek Sheelah Toren

From Left: Mark Porter, Eleanor Kiloh

From Left: Ron Starker, Paula Sivanandan, Sanjay Sivanandan

From Left: Tok Li Li, Chun Thong Ping

From Left: Elvira Kaidasheva, Graham Richiardi

From Left: Ian L Geddie, Stacy L Geddie

From Left: Nick Davison, Takako Davison

From Left: Sofia Capote, Juan Otegui

From Left: Willem Toren, Sean Toren, Sheelah Toren

THE BRITISH CLUB

From Left: Graham Richiardi, Patrick Hyde (Main Committee)


INHERITANCE TAX – THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM FOR BRITISH EXPATS By Martin Rimmer

In April we received the sad news of Ronnie Corbett’s passing. It was reported at the time that prior to the comedian’s death, and while suffering motor neurone disease, he sold his £1.3 million family home in a bid to save his children a ‘six figure’ tax bill. It is a high profile illustration of the need to plan for Inheritance Tax or IHT. IHT is a tax on an individual’s estate that can reach a whopping 40% of everything that is left behind over a threshold of £325,000. It can be arcane and complex to navigate. Expats who think they are not eligible for IHT could be in for a rude surprise. With moves afoot to expand the definition of UK domicile in 2017 Inheritance Tax planning should be on everyone’s agenda. As is often the case with these things the best tax planning solutions are often the simple ones. There are a raft of straightforward and accepted means by which IHT can be reduced and each will depend on individual circumstances. The first consideration is transferral of the ‘nil rate band’. This allows claims for all or part of an unused nil rate band, up to £325,000 on the death of a spouse or a civil partner to be passed to a surviving spouse. From 2017, an additional nil-rate band of £100,000 will be available when a home is passed on death to a direct descendant incrementally increasing by £25,000 per year, up to £175,000 in the year 2020. ‘Gifting’ is another popular means of managing inheritance. If during your lifetime you give something to a friend or a family member, who is not your spouse or civil partner, and you no longer enjoy any benefit from it, the value of the gift will fall out of your estate. That is if you survive the gift by seven years. Anything you leave to a UK or EEA charity is also free of Inheritance Tax. If you leave at least 10% of your estate to charity, it will reduce the rate at which Inheritance Tax is calculated to 36% rather than 40%. And life insurance policies are available to cover future IHT liabilities. This measure won’t reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax due, but the insurance proceeds will make it easier for the surviving family to pay the bill. Finally you can leave payment in lieu of taxes in certain cases such as artwork although this is relatively rare. The reality is that IHT is complicated but important. The biggest obstacle to discussing IHT can be the embarrassment or perceived intrusive of raising inheritance with family members. But in reality confronting the elephant in the room, planning and making a will now can mean the difference between passing wealth to loved ones that will support them in the future and leaving a sizeable chunk of tax affairs to sort out.

At The Fry Group we have extensive experience in Will writing, identifying Inheritance Tax exposures and working with you to come up with sensible and workable solutions. 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) Private Limited. Authorised to act as a financial adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). License number FA100057-1.


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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

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Book your tickets online at www.britishclub.org.sg Stand to win a 3Day 2Night stay at the luxurious Viceroy Bali (worth $2,500) when you purchase tickets to the Grand Finale plus any other BOB event.* For event and sponsorship enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg * Draw will be conducted during the Grand Finale on 11 June 2016 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.


BEST OF BRITISH 2016 SPONSORS’ DINNER The Club hosted a dinner for the Diamond Sponsors of the Best of British 2016 on Wednesday, 18 May. The guests were treated to a superb culinary fare specially created by our Executive Chef Sunny Sia. The dinner was hosted at Eden Hall, home to The British High Commissioner to Singapore, and the sponsors were given an excellent opportunity to network and gain new contacts during the evening.


1st 90 for the 90th

A SALUTE TO HER MAJESTY The British Club is offering a never before membership promotion to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II – 90th birthday in conjunction with the Best of British celebrations. The Club welcomes all nationalities.

Transferable Individual Lifetime Membership

Associate Transferable Lifetime Membership

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Ordinary Lifetime Membership with voting rights at only

$6,500+ (Published price $10,500+) The 1st 90 to sign up will receive: *$990 F&B voucher

Call 6410 1100 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to reserve your Club tour now! ********** Introduce your friends to The British Club and earn 2X British Club Rewards* points of the amount of the membership price paid when they join as new Members. Promotion ends 30 June 2016. *Terms and conditions apply.

Interest free instalment payments are available with a 6 and 12 month option plan.


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

JOIN OUR EXCITING ACTIVITIES LINED UP FOR THE BEST OF BRITISH:

OPENING GALA DINNER

With Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway 3AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence

FULLY BOOKED! Friday, 3 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

Brought to you by

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest SUPERBRAINS

Brought to you by

Saturday, 4 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite Grand Prize $1,000 F&B dining voucher and more exciting prizes up for grabs! And a special prize for the team in best fancy dress awaits!

$55.00+ Member • $65.00+ Guest Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner and 2 bottles of wine for each team of 8 persons

LADIES DAY AT THE QE II CUP AT THE SINGAPORE TURF CLUB:

CELEBRATING 90 GLORIOUS YEARS

Brought to you by

Sunday, 5 June •12.00pm • Singapore Turf Club Win lucky draw prizes worth over $5000!

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest LADIES LUNCHEON

Fashion Show By Robinsons Cooking Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Mark Greenaway

Brought to you by

Tuesday, 7 June • 11.30am • The Elizabeth Suite Win lucky draw prizes worth over $5,000

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest A wonderful goodie bag awaits each lady.

PRIZE BINGO NIGHT

Brought to you by

Wednesday, 8 June • 7.30pm • The Windsor Arms

Optional Buffet available on the evening: $35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest

WEST END DINNER AND CABARET SHOW

LIVE FROM THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE With highly acclaimed West End of London musical artiste: Emma Dears Brought to you by

Thursday, 9 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$65.00+ Member • $75.00+ Guest COMEDY NIGHT

Featuring top billing comedian Mick Miller, compered by Pete Price Brought to you by and supported by comedians - Scott Mitchell & Will Mars

FULLY BOOKED! Friday, 10 June • 7.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$85.00+ Member • $95.00+ Guest GRAND FINALE THE

DOWNTON ABBEY BALL

Saturday, 11 June • 7.00pm The Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

$285.00+ Per Member/Guest

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Special prize awaits the best dressed table!

Get your tickets online at www.britishclub.org.sg


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MEMBER

IN THE SPOTLIGHT For this issue of Member In The Spotlight, we are delighted to feature a member from Singapore’s political scene, Mahdev Mohan. Mahdev joined the Club in 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University and a Nominated Member of Parliament.

1) What brought you to The British Club and why?

The Open House the Club ran earlier last year sealed the deal for me. The great service from Ronnie, Ned,

Stephan, Inthu, Sharonjit and others really impressed, and I continue to be impressed whenever I visit with

friends or family.

2) What do you love most about The British Club?

That it sits atop the rainforest reserve of Bukit Tinggi and yet, when you step inside, is able to transport you to

London. Magical.

3) As an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University and a Nominated Member of Parliament,

how do you balance your work life and family life?

With great patience from the wife and family, I assure you! It’s a process. I’m still learning to strike that balance

from others who are far busier than me. Every week is an opportunity to fine-tune that balance of learning,

teaching, work and play.

4) Can you share with us an interesting experience you have had with your students as an Assistant Professor of Law?

When we worked on a project to represent Cambodian genocide victims before a United Nations-backed court

in Phnom Penh. That experience was equally challenging and meaningful for the students, other lawyers and

myself, and has inspired our abiding interest in international law and justice.

5) When you need to get-away, you will go to…

The British Club, of course!

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DINING MADNESS Watch out for our irresistible daily specials at shocking prices! Outlets Available:

HALF TIME MONDAYS • 50% OFF all day dining

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar Splash Bar

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 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.

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• 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

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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 *

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4 June - Chilled Prawn in a Bucket with Spicy Mexican Salsa & Oriental Chilli Dip 11 June - Fristo Misto Platter (Assorted Crispy Fried Seafood & Olive with Aioli Sauce) 18 June - Cripsy Pork Hock and Sausage Platter with Boiled Potatoes & Pickled Cabbage

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!

25 June - Mixed Grill Platter - Lamb, Beef, Chicken & Sausage with Bearnaise Sauce

BUFFET MENU AVAILABLE FROM 6PM ONWARDS

$26.50+ Adult • $14.00+ Child* BEVERAGE SPECIALS OF THE NIGHT: 6pm till late! Old Speckled Hen Draft @ $8.00+ per pint Scotland’s Favourite Pint, Tennent’s Lager or Stout

@ $12.00+ for every 2 bottles Night Owl Promotions available from 9pm till late! Enjoy these special drink promotions @ $6.20+ Choice of half pint draught beer (Heineken, Tiger or Strongbow)

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

Concha Y Toro Noblesse Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Sauvignon

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.

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June/July Promotions - 1 June to 31 July

FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS Special 3-Course Set Dinner Entrée

Potted Salmon with Pickled Cucumber OR Cream Onion Soup with Emmentaler and Gruyere Cheese Toast Main

Beef Wellington, Pan Haggerty, Summer Vegetables, Beef Jus OR Oven-Roasted Atlantic Bass, Shrimps and Capers, Aged Balsamic Dessert

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fresh Berries, Butterscotch Sauce OR Vanilla Crème Brulee with Fresh Berries

Irish Lamb Stew Pie

served with fries and green peas

Steak & Guinness Pie

served with fries and green peas

Crispy-Topped Cumberland Pie with mixed vegetables

Pan-Fried Salmon Fillet

with herb crust, sautéed new potatoes, basil pesto dressing and mixed vegetables

British Steak and Ale Pie

shortcrust pastry filled with savoury steak tenderly cooked in rich ale sauce, served with summer vegetables, mash and gravy

Fish Pie

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

Slow-Cooked Rib of Beef

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

Vegetable Quiche

a medley of roasted vegetables in a creamy cheese sauce

Madras Fish Curry

with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad

Chettinad Vegetarian Curry

with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad

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

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INTERNATIONAL FATHER’S DAY Sunday, 19 June

Fathers deserve a treat too! Show how much you love your dad and treat him to an indulgent lunch at any one of our restaurants this June!

Mountbatten Room 12.00pm to 3.00pm 5-Course Sunday Lunch All fathers get to enjoy a complimentary glass of Tiger Draft to start the afternoon right.

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old and above) Menu Scottish Smoked Salmon toasted brioche and dill mustard sauce ***** Cauliflower and Smoked Bacon Soup pan-seared scallop ***** Roasted Prime Angus Beef Rib, Yorkshire Pudding seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, red wine jus OR Crispy Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet fricassee of wild mushrooms, tomato fondue, garden greens and scampi emulsion ***** Banana and Almond Cream Roll vanilla bean ice-cream OR Dark Chocolate Cake dark sweet cherry, orange curd OR Cheese Platter 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 appetizers, 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… Zucchini and cocktail sausage salad, chicken with cheese sausage and bratwurst sausage with fine mustard, cream sauce, prawn marinara, alfredo, mushroom, pesto and olio alio, roast beef with gravy with goose fat roast potato, roast root vegetables, Middle Eastern chicken kebab with condiments, cream of asparagus soup, roast breast of turkey with onion and sage sauce, apple crumble with custard sauce, rice pudding with sweet dark cherries sauce, Asian specialities, North Indian selections and many more….

To book or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg


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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

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

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

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

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

$118.00+ Adult (inclusive of free flow of Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V., house red and white wines)

(include free-flow of sparkling, 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.

*Child: 7 years old and above

HARI RAYA PUASA BUFFET LUNCH

Wednesday, 6 July • 12pm to 2.30pm • Verandah Café Indulge yourself on this special public holiday with a special buffet spread.

$38.00+ per Adult • $16.00+ per Child** **Child: 3 to 12 years old

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

$49.00+ per bottle • $10.50+ per glass Fantini Farnese Chardonnay, Terre di Chieti IGT, Italy Bright straw yellow. Intense, quiet persistent, fruity with notes of tropical fruit. Full-bodied, well-balanced, intense and quite persistent. Best served with fish, light first courses and white meat.

Fantini Farnese Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, DOC, Italy Ruby red with garnet highlights. Intense, persistent and fruity with a strong aroma of wild berries. Full-bodied, well-balanced, slightly tannic with a clean aftertaste. Excellent with all the typical courses of Italian traditional cooking.

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS

ONLY AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

CHAMPAGNE DAY

Every Wednesday & Thursday

Purchase 2 bottles of

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.

SUMMER WINE PROMOTION June/July

Masi Costasera Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Italy $98.00 per bottle (U.P. @ $115.90) Yealands Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $42.00 per bottle (U.P. @ $68.00) MadFish Shiraz, Western Australia $38.00 per bottle Santa Carolina Cellar Selections Sauvignon Blanc, Chile $34.50 per bottle (U.P. @ $42.50) Santa Carolina Cellar Selections Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile $34.50 per bottle (U.P. @ $42.50) Aberdeen Angus Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina $25.00 per bottle Aberdeen Angus Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina $25.00 per bottle Aberdeen Angus Shiraz, Mendoza, Argentina $25.00 per bottle

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Cono Sur Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Valle de Casablanca, Chile $34.50 per bottle Cono Sur Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Valle de Casablanca, Chile $34.50 per bottle Cono Sur Reserva Especial Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile $34.50 per bottle

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

SPIRIT OF THE MONTH June/July

Laphroaig Select Cask Single Malt Whisky at $118

per bottle or $299 for every 3 bottles Colour – A fully natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together. Nose – Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Oloroso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish – Marzipan and even limes at the end. Palate – This full-bodied whisky is initially sweet upfront – matching the nose, then the classic, dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.

BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Yealands Land Made Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand $39.90 per bottle Yealands Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand $55.00 per bottle

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Whisky at $128

per bottle or $325 for every 3 bottles Nose – Burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas Palate – Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness Finish – Really long and dries appropriately with smoke and spice.

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

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ITALIAN WINE & GOURMET DINNER

Friday, 29 July • 7.30pm onwards

$98.00+ per Member $108.00+ per Guest

Aperitif Bottega Prosecco Millesimato Brut Italy ***** Antipasti Stuffed Peppers, Parma Ham, Coppa, Bresaola, Marinated Artichoke & Vegetable, Olives, Music Bread Farnese Pinot Grigio IGP, Sicily, Italy ***** Seafood Tomato Broth – King Crab Meat, Clams, Mussel, Sea Bass, Lobster Farnese Chardonnay IGT, Abruzzo, Italy ***** Tortellini – Beef Short Ribs, Shaved Truffle, Pea Puree

Italy is the world’s largest wine producer by volume and that represents about one-third of global production. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Understanding of Italian wine becomes clearer with an understanding of the differences between each region; their cuisines reflect their indigenous wines and vice versa. We are happy to have Mr Luca Maida with us this month to share with us on the insights of Italian wines. Luca is born in Rome and graduated in Italy in Social Science; however, with a strong passion for wines, he decided to join the wine business. Before coming to Singapore, Luca have been in the food and beverage management for over 10 years working in both Dubai and Hong Kong. Luca is also a certified Sommelier with a WSET Level 3.

In partnership with

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

Farnese Fantini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzo, Italy ***** Milk-fed Veal Saltimbocca – Micro Herb Salad, Pave Potato, Masala Wine Infused Sage Sauce Vigneti Del Salento Primitivo di Manduria DOP, Gold Series, Puglia, Italy ***** Torta Di Mele, Mascarpone Gelato Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee and Selection of English Teas

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away Description U.P.$ Price Bottega Prosecco Millesimato Brut, Italy

$32.50

$22.50

Farnese Pinot Grigio, ICP, Sicily, Italy

$32.50

$22.50

Farnese Primo Malvasia Chardonnay IGT, Abruzzo, Italy

$29.50

$22.00

Farnese Fantini Montepulciano $35.00 D’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzo, Italy

$25.00

Vigneti Del Salento Primitivo di Manduria DOP, Gold Series Puglia, Italy

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Outside Catering

SEMINAR PACKAGES FULL DAY SEMINAR

FULL DAY SEMINAR

$288++ Package

$388++ Package

9am to 5pm

9am to 12pm / 1pm to 5pm

(up to 10 pax)

(up to 15 pax)

2 Coffee breaks + 1 lunch

1 Coffee break + 1 lunch

Members’ Rate $55.00++ per person

Members’ Rate $45.00++ per person

Non-Members’ Rate $75.00++ person

Non-Members’ Rate S$65.00++ person

Minimum guarantee of 10 persons

Get a Free bottle of wine worth $39 when you confirm your event with us by 31 July 2016

Package Includes:

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Package includes 1 × Appetizer 1 × Salad Item 1 × 3ℓ Soup & Bread Rolls 2 × Main Meat Items 1 × Main Vegetable Item 1 × Main Side Dish 2 × Dessert Items

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Package includes 1 × Appetizer 2 × Salad Items 1 × 4ℓ Soup & Bread Rolls 1 × 4kg Main Meat Roasted Item 2 × Main Meat Items 2 × Main Vegetable Items 2 × Main Side Dishes 3 × Dessert Items

Get a Free bottle of wine worth $39 when you confirm your event with us by 31 July 2016 Expect great selections like

• Complimentary usage of venue

• Roasted Beef striploin with Condiments

• Usage of basic PA System, Projector & Screen, Flipchart Set and Wi-Fi Connection

• Prawn and Scallops in Basil Creame Sauce

• Complimentary car park facilities

• Greek Pasta Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

• 1 x Lunch • Coffee Break(s) with snacks

• Braised Pork Belly with Honey and Carrots and many many more.

• Meeting Blotters • Coffee & Tea

• Smoked Salmon Platter

Check out the full menu for these outside catering packages at www.britishclub.org.sg


The British Club offers premium and customised Food and Beverage services for all your catering and event needs. We offer a wide range of menus and set-ups that can be customised to meet your most discerning needs in a venue of your choice or at The British Club.

Contact our banquet specialists Kurt Tan or Fauziah Ali at: Tel: 64101140 / 46 Email: banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg All prices are subject to 7% GST, 5% service charge (applicable to non-members) & prevailing government taxes unless specified otherwise. Prices and menus are subject to change without prior notice. A service charge of 5% will be levied for all payments made by Credit Cards. Terms and Conditions apply.

PRIVATE PARTY Our private party packages start from

$68.00++ per person

for a minimum of 40 persons. Suitable for social events, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Children’s Party Package Children’s Package Members’ Rate $788.00++ package Non-Members’ Rate $888.00++ package Package valid for minimum 20 children

Additional Children Members’ Rate: $25.00++ per person Non-Members’ Rate: $30.00++ person

LIMITED OFFER

FREE 20-litre tiger beer barrel when you book with us by 31 July 2016.

LIMITED PROMOTION

$100 OFF YOUR PARTY when you present this advert

Valid for parties held before 31 July 2016

Packages includes

Packages includes

• Exclusive table setting with chair covers & centrepieces for all tables

• Complimentary usage of venue with natural day light for 4-hours

• In-house sound system, microphone and background music (iPod compatible)

• Select any 10 food items from Buffet menu

• Free-flow of Soft drinks (Coke, Sprite and Fizzy Orange), coffee and tea throughout the event

• Complimentary Party Hats for all guests based on guaranteed attendance • 1 x Ribena by dispenser (10L)

• Two meal vouchers (Worth $100)

• 2 x Sets of Entrance Balloons (Cluster of 7)

• Waiver of corkage charge for the first 3 bottles of wine, champagne or hard liquor.

• 30 x pcs of Floating Balloons


GHOST SERIES II

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

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


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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BINGO NIGHTS

FOR CHILDREN

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

FOR TEENS

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

FOR ADULTS

Mahjong Every Monday: 10.00am to 12.00pm Craft Ladies Every Tuesday: 10.00am to 3.00pm with a lunch break Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace, 8.00pm onwards Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am to 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, The Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, The Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards Saturday Night Draw Every Saturday Night: 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm to 10.00am Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am Book Club Bi-Monthly, Next Meeting: 21 June & 23 August, 8.00pm to 9.00pm, Venue: TBA

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS Tel: 9666 8994

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095

Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

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

BINGO!

THE PRIZE SNOWBALLS AFTER EACH SESSION.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesday, 15 & 29 June, 13 & 27 July 8.00pm The Windsor Arms Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan BALUT: David Quinn

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

Tuesday, 21 June, 5 & 19 July 8.00pm The Windsor Arms

Tel: 6572 7028

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Tel: 8268 8252

CRAFT LADIES: Maggie Ashman

Tel: 8606 1120

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett

Tel: 9841 9058

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Tuesday, 21 June • 8.00pm

THE BRITISH CLUB

(BC) CHOIR

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. 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.

Engage in a hearty discussion with like-minded individuals at the next Book Club meeting, with “The High Mountains of Portugal” by Yaan Martel.

British Club Music Section Member: $45.00+ monthly ****** British Club Non-Music Section Member: $65.00+ monthly

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

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PITTER CHATTER

Every Thursday • 10.00am to 11.30am • Activity Hub

PITTER CHATTER PLAYGROUP INVITES MEMBERS TO JOIN

FATHER’S DAY

SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFTS Sunday, 19 June 2016 • 1.00pm to 3.00pm • Activity Hub

Looking for something fun to do with your baby or toddler? Join Pitter Chatter Thursday mornings 10.00 -11.30am in the Activity Hub.

Get your crafty fingers ready as we make personalized ties for Dad! A little goes a long way as a thoughtful gift for the special man in your life.

Our playgroup is run by members, it’s free and a great place for you and your little ones to play, sing songs and meet members. Member Angela Feeney says “It is a great place to make friends and very welcoming to mums or dads or even visiting Grandmas. The range of toys to play with is very good but it is the enthusiastic organiser Elaine who is the star! She makes sure we sing songs with the children each week and organises thematic activities to coincide with Halloween, Easter, etc”.

$10.00+ Member $15.00+ Guest

YARN PAINTING

SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFTS

Sunday, 24 July 2016 • 1.00pm to 3.00pm • Activity Hub

The playgroup runs weekly for babies and toddlers aged 0-2.5 years. Older siblings are welcome during school holidays. Members can drop-in, and bring guests as per club guidelines. “It’s the only playgroup I’ve ever been to that you can order a bacon butty!” says organiser Elaine Friedlander. “We have members join who are new to Singapore, the club or parenthood, and at the playgroup you can pick up some great tips on all three”. Member Rachel Pullen says “Pitter Chatter is a really relaxed and a welcoming group, and I have made some great friends from it. It is good to get to know other members of the club and my twins enjoy playing with different toys and singing songs”.

For more details contact Elaine: elainedutton2@gmail.com

Discover an exciting way to use yarn in creating beautiful works of art! All you need are a few colourful balls of yarn, and a wild imagination!

$10.00+ Member $15.00+ Guest

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

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SUMMER CAMP 2016

CREATIVE CAMPERS

June: Tuesday to Thursday, 21, 22, 23 June • July: Tuesday to Thursday, 12, 13, 14 July August: Tuesday to Thursday, 2, 3, 4 August Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Venue: Main Clubhouse & Outdoor Excursion on Day 3

It’s that time of the year again! 3 days a month from June to August, filled with exciting activities specially crafted for you to unleash your creativity! From exciting team games, special cooking classes, arts & crafts sessions, and even science experiments to fill the days, you are sure to not only have fun but also learn new things! So bring your friends over to The British Club’s Summer Camp 2016… and don’t forget to bring your swimming costumes!

$280.00+ Member Child • $300.00+ Guest Child *Price includes two snacks & one lunch meal per day, and all course fees **Minimum of 5 participants for camp to commence

LITTLE CHEF

LITTLE CHEF

LEMON SCONES

CHOCOLATE CORNFLAKE CUPS

Scones for breakfast, scones for tea, scones with lemon drizzle for me! Join us for a delicious twist on a breakfast favourite you’re sure to love.

Create mouthfuls of sweet goodness with the simplest ingredients this time round with us! The best part? You get to share it with everyone!

Saturday, 9 July • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Café

Saturday, 13 August • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Café

$15.00+ Member Child $20.00+ Guest Child *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 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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NATIONAL DAY SPECIAL

CUPCAKE DECORATING COMPETITION

THE BRITISH CLUB

Tuesday, 9 August • 10.00am to 11.00am Verandah Café

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Good Laugh at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians.

Mums and Dads, gather the troops! Show off your skills against other families as we celebrate Singapore’s birthday with some cupcakes, icing, and a whole lot of fun!

$15.00+ Member Family $20.00+ Guest Family Each family will be provided with 4 cupcakes with assorted icing and fondant to decorate.

JONATHAN ATHERTON

JUSTIN HEYES

STEVE HARRIS

STEVE ALLISON

Maximum of 4 members per family.

ADULT COOKING CLASS

SINGAPORE SPECIAL

Sunday, 14 August • 10.00am to 12.00am Verandah Café

Thursday, 11 August Show Time: 8.30pm The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only): $40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest To book, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg Impress your family and friends with a local hawker favourite! Learn the essentials of local cuisine from the Club’s very own chef as he whips up Char Kway Teow, and have some good fun in the process!

$35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

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.)

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

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MERMAID SCHOOL

Thursdays: 4, 11, 18 (double session), 25 August, 6.30pm – 7.30pm OR Saturdays: 6, 13, 20 (double session), 27 August, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Recognised by numerous news portals from The Straits Times to CNN as the first of its kind in the world, The Singapore Mermaid School is proud to announce The British Club as one of its splashy new homes for specialty mermaid classes, for aspiring mer-kids! Begin your mermaid journey with a unique syllabus that blends theory and physical learning, and learn all about magical mythology and life under the sea. All of these while getting a fin-tastic workout that blends fantasy and fitness!

$480.00+ Member • $500.00+ Guest for 5 sessions Free tail rental Participants should be able to swim 15m with a float. Suitable for children 5 – 12 years old. Minimum of 3 students for class to commence, with a maximum of 6 students per class.

A PLAY IN A DAY! Sunday, 21 August 10.00am – 5.00pm

Join Faust International Youth Theatre at The British Club for an exciting, fast paced fun-filled day of drama and performance. With a variety of fun and exciting characters to play, this is sure to be a day to remember! Upon starting the session, participants will quickly work on characterisation, line-learning, prop-development and performing. Everyone has to think on their feet and promote a team spirit to inspire all to achieve their best. Just 7 hours later, the group performs their play in front of their audience.

$180.00+ per Member Child $200.00+ per Guest Child *Suitable for ages 8 – 13. A minimum of 10 participants required for class to commence.

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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f o e t s Ta A CULTURAL FEAST OF THE SENSES

7 – 15 October 2016 Embrace Singapore’s diverse cultures with a week celebrating local food, music, and entertainment! Feast your eyes and tickle your taste buds with all things Singaporean this October, and learn more about the little red dot you call home.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Straits Wine and Gourmet Dinner

7 October

Hawker Saturdays

8 and 15 October

Pasar Malam at the British Club

9 October

A Nonya Luncheon

12 October

Flavours of the Island Pool Party

15 October

“Local cuisine with a twist – not forgetting the fine wines!”

“Join us for a hawker spread to tantalise your taste buds! From bak kut teh, laksa lemak to pratas and a Peranakan Corner, then end off with our heavenly sweet spread of local delicacies.”

“Come one, Come All! It is our very own mini night market at the Club! Fancy some good finds or some novelty purchases? Head over to the Club and stock up now!” “For a not so ordinary afternoon! Savour a 3 course Peranakan Luncheon paired with fine wines. Rally all your Nonyas and join us for this one of a kind luncheon only at The British Club.” “We’re bringing in the kampong games for the children and the whole family to enjoy! Delight your taste buds with our dinner buffet and leave the fun and entertainment with us! Definitely an evening you would not want to miss!”

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


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SHAKESPEARE FOR DUMMIES DINNER THEATRE

Saturday, 24 September • 8.00pm

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DON’T MISS IT!

Join us as we celebrate 400 years since the Bard’s passing in a one of a kind spectacular – Shakespeare for Dummies! Described as a “walking Shakespeare Encyclopedia”, Daniel Foley seeks to entertain audiences with his unique and hysterical take on Shakespeare’s characters and plays. From how Elizabethans actually spoke and performing a Scottish play in Japanese, Chinese and English, expect a substantial dose of audience participation, hilarious character impressions and even learn a thing or two about stage fighting – all these over a lovely 3-Course dinner and wines.

$65.00+ Member • $75.00+ Guest Ticket price includes a 3 course dinner and 2 bottles of wine per table of 10 persons Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to event shall be billed the full price

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 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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SPORTS & FITNESS

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 TAE KWAN DO 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 Robert Cooke scuba@britishclub.org.sg RUGBY CONVENOR Duncan McGilligan dmcgilligan@usa.net SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg Monday

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

Tuesday

• • • •

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 Friday : 10.30am to 11.30am

$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: 9.30am to 10.30am (18 - 36 months), 10.30am to 11.30am (2.5 - 3.5 years old)

& 11.30am to 12.30pm (4 - 5 years old)

$30.00 per session*

MONDAY RUNNING CLINIC – Instructor : Kelvin Leong Monday: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

$20.00 per session*

(Cost include refreshment after the run at Scores)

AQUA BIKE** – Instructor : Kristel Heather Tuesday: 9.00am to 9.45am • 9.45am to 10.30am $45.00* (1 session) • $382.50* (9 sessions) • $720.00* (18 sessions) CHILDREN’S BALLET 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) $310.00 - $300.00 (10 Sessions / Full Term) Children snacks such as sandwiches and smoothie will be provided after the class.

BOOT CAMP – Instructor : Rohaizad Thursday: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

$30.00 per session*

Dinner will be provided after 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

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

Wednesday • Water Aerobics • Yoga • Boot Camp Thursday

• Social Squash • Pilates

Friday

• Pilates • Yoga • Water Aerobics • Mixed Social Tennis • Children’s Ballet

Saturday

• • • • • • •

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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

LOOKING TO SHED THOSE EXTRA KILOS?

Then start taking up personal training at The British Club with any of our friendly Fitness Trainers. Let them help you identify your goals and achieve them.

1 session*

5 sessions*

10 sessions*

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

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

Kindly call 6410 1151 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg for more information. * 1 hour per session

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WE HAVE A RUGBY SECTION!

The British Club’s brand new rugby section held their inaugural meeting on Tuesday, 10 May. Comprising of 10 members, including the newly appointed Convenor Duncan McGilligan, Treasurer Mark Billington, Secretary Christopher Taylor and our very own Coach and Sports Ambassador Neil Best, the team already has 30 pre-registered members who have expressed their interest to join. For those who are keen on joining a sport that not only builds up physical fitness, but also mental discipline, contact the Rugby Convenor Duncan McGilligan at dmcgilligan@usa.net or drop an email to sports@britishclub.org.sg today.


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SPORTS & FITNESS GOLF:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS

BY NIC MERROW-SMITH

NEWS FROM THE GREENS All things English; a big high-five to our heroes at the 80th Masters in Augusta. For once I make no apologies for being an Englishman, with four of my fellow countryman making the top 10; Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood and Danny Willet (you may well be asking, who’s that?) Last month I posted a picture of Jordan Spieth at the Singapore Open, who capitulated to Song Young Han of South Korea. This month it was the turn of Danny Willet to turn the screws on Jordan Spieth, who suffered a meltdown through “Amen Corner.” Quite fitting then that Danny Willet, son of a Yorkshire vicar, should emerge US Master’s Champion.

APRIL STABLEFORD REPORT FROM BINTAN LAGOON SEA VIEW COURSE We had a great day over in Bintan on 24th April where we all found the Jack Nicklaus course to our liking. A timely rain delay coincided with a long lunch break where we recharged on burgers and chicken curry. Resisting the temptation to call it a day and just drink beer, we tackled the back 9 where scoring improved considerably. In a closely contested game, Mike Humphrey emerged the overall prize winner on count back, with a very steady round and 40 stableford points. The not so tidy Nic Merrow-Smith, with a sextuple bogey on his card, shared the Order of Merit points but not the prize. In perfect conditions, the par 3’s alluded our field of 9 with the exception of Nic, who walked off with both Nearest the Pin prizes and will be spending a couple of evenings in The Windsor Arms. A big thanks to everyone for taking part, especially Mike Humphrey for his ‘bring-a-guest’ spirit. I end my report with a personal thanks to the group for encouraging my son Daniel, who after a difficult front nine, got himself together and went back out and played the last nine holes to handicap.

Yes, people really do play golf in them. Greg Atack in Loudmouth pants, with Tony Prose and Pelin Managbanag approaching.

Daniel gets us underway on the fantastic Jack Nicklaus Sea View Course.

Mike Humphrey, here finishing on the 9th for a 3,4,4,4,4,5 finish and a Mountbatten Dining experience.

Raring to go, from left to right; Graeme Jacombs, David Christie, Nic and Daniel Merrow-Smith, and John Hancock.

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John has a crack at the picturesque Par 3 12th, nearest the pin.

Our research shows ‘almost’ is the second most commonly used word at our events. Here Nic takes time out for a ‘near eagle’ experience.


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THE BRITISH CLUB TAEKWONDO ABOUT TAEKWONDO

ISCGT 2nd Leg:

Tuesday, 7 June, afternoon tee-off, Orchid Country Club (Please note the date change.)

June Monthly Stableford:

Sunday 12 June, morning tee-off, Tering Bay Golf Resort, Batam, Indonesia

July Monthly Stableford:

Friday 15 July, morning tee-off, Sembawang Country Club

ISCGT 3rd & Final Leg:

Friday 19 August, afternoon tee-off, Sembawang Country Club (Please note the date change.)

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

RESULTS & STANDINGS April Stableford Venue: Bintan Lagoon Resort, Sea View Course, White Tees Winner; 40 points, Mike Humphrey Runner Up; 40 points, Nic Merrow-Smith Nearest the Pin Hole # 8; Nic Merrow-Smith Nearest the Pin Hole # 12; Nic Merrow-Smith Order of Merit Standings (amended) 1

Colin Allcard

13.3

2

Paul Nikkel

11.0

3

Abhijit Patwardhan

10.0

3

Oliver Stoffel

10.0

3

John Hancock

10.0

3

David Christie

10.0

7

Nic Merrow-Smith

9.5

8

Mike Humphrey

8.5

9

Davy Yeo

8.3

10 Charles Pierron

7.0

(after 4 of 12 Events)

Taekwondo is Korea’s National sport and its immense international popularity has made it one of the fastest growing martial art forms in the world. Taekwondo is recognized as an Olympic sport and is governed by the World Taekwondo Federation, which The British Club is a member of through its affiliation with the Singapore Taekwondo Federation. As a Martial Art form, Taekwondo is a great medium to learn how to improve ones attention, agility, discipline and general fitness regardless of age or gender.

TAEKWONDO AT THE BRITISH CLUB Our club is proud to offer Taekwondo training to students of all ages and abilities, involving both Poomsae (Forms) and Kyorugi (Sparring) training. Both children and adults participate in our training sessions and we have recently welcomed families to join our sessions. The training sessions are conducted by very experienced instructors. Our Chief Instructor, Mr. Andy Tan, has been practicing Taekwondo for over 30 years and is a certified Third Degree Black Belt of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation. Under his tutelage, his students have gone on to achieve remarkable results in their Taekwondo examinations and numerous competitions and tournaments. Our training is not only focused on belt promotion but also on how to improve skill and technique, which has resulted in our club’s success in many National tournaments.

OUR RECENT SUCCESS IN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS National Poomsae Tournament 2015: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze National Demonstration Tournament 2015: 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 Bronze

Taekwondo has become a way of life. I first joined The British Club Taekwondo section in October 2014 and have been thrilled to see great progress in my abilities- true testament to fantastic training and inspiring instructors. I have had the opportunity to participate in National tournaments and to train with a dedicated team of students and instructors. I enjoyed the training sessions so much that I just had to involve my family, too!

– Ana

Contact person: Adam Slater (+65 9839-3303) Venue: German School (beside The British Club) Every Saturday 4:00-6:00pm

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TENNIS:

ADRENALIN-FUELLED TOURNAMENTS AND SAD GOODBYES Edited by Julia Fenton MASTERS TOURNAMENT… The Masters tournament, the Club tennis event for the more mature members, was held in March and April and as always, provided a successful and exciting day for both competitors and supporters. The event this year launched an interesting new angle with the inclusion of the “Super Masters” category, ably won by Peter Gregory who was on top sparkling form; congratulations Peter! We would like to extend our warm thanks to all winners and participants for their marvellous enthusiasm in ensuring that a competitive yet friendly Masters tournament was once again a highlight of our tennis season. Thanks must also be given to the host of encouraging supporters and to our incredible Scores staff for ensuring the players were well fed and watered (including the odd glass or two of something stronger of course!); Lay Chi and Kelly must be given particular thanks for so capably sorting and re-sorting the courts throughout the course of the actionpacked day.

FOND FAREWELLS… This time of year is often tinged with some melancholy, as it marks the departure from Singapore of many of our members. This year we bid thank you and cheerio to Sarah Smith, who for many years ran the Ladies Ladder and Vari Gibson who has put in sterling efforts to establish and run our Teen Social each Sunday; we will miss her energy and drive. She and her family are returning to Edinburgh and she has an interesting tennis fact to share about her home country, regarding Britain’s oldest tennis court which is at Falkland Palace in the village of Falkland near Cupar in Fife.

You drive, we care

The court was built for James V in 1539 and was called “Royal tennis”. It had 3 walls around it and a 4th was for spectators. Players could hit by playing off all surfaces; rather like squash and there were also openings in the vertical walls like letterboxes where you could score by hitting straight in to them. The courts at Falkland palace still have an active membership and matches are still played there. So if you’re visiting Scotland this summer, head to Falkland Palace and view the courts. Apparently the tea-rooms have delicious scones as well… Do let us know if you have any interesting tennis facts to share…

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SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

SWIMMING SECTION REPORT JUNE/ JULY 2016 By Tory Morris

THIS MONTH: Barracudas Annual Swimming Gala - Sunday 12 June 8am-12pm This month we take a look at land- based training for swimmers, something to think about over the summer!

LAND BASED TRAINING The long summer break is looming, it’s a time when many of us are away from Singapore, far away from the delights of our warm, open air, palm-tree lined swimming pool at The British Club! The appeal of swim training may be slightly dampened when faced with a chlorine-laden local public pool in the UK, or elsewhere less tropical. It’s a great time to work on your core, it will improve your general strength, and just watch your PB’s tumble once you are back in the pool next season! Here are some ideas to keep the whole family fit and get you all pool ready for the new season: Our younger Swimmers – concentrate on developing coordination through play! Running, jumping, crawling, tumbling! Some ideas are: forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, leapfrogs, wheelbarrows! Find a huge patch of grass and just have fun! Our 8-14year olds

– we can start to build body strength using only your own weight.

Hold a plank for 1 minute Practice flutter kicks on your back for 30 secs Do push ups & pull ups Skipping & barefoot running Squats 14 years and upwards

– further developing coordination and control

As above, but add in some of the things we all hate, like Burpees & lunges. Take the time for some Yoga or Pilates and mix it up with some running, a great fun way to get the whole family running are park runs. Check out: www.parkrun.com which organises free, weekly 5km timed runs around the world. Play tag with the little ones, or some rounders on the beach!

We hope that has offered you a little bit of inspiration! Wishing all of our Learn to Swim, Barracudas and Masters a very relaxing and enjoyable summer, see you back at the pool in late August. If you have any queries, issues or ideas, please email us at: swimming@britishclub.org.sg

Bethany, Brandon, Hailey, Ethan and Trevor demonstrating the plank!

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Trevor, Ethan, Hailey, Brandon & Beth working those abs with flutter kicks.

The dreaded Squats!


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SWIM TEAM KITS

Our swimming team has gotten a revamp, with brand new British Club team kits in the club’s blue and red colours. Proudly sponsored by the Stamford American International School, our swim team is set to make huge waves with their eye-catching kits!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE 2016 Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

1 2 Monthly F&B Specials @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores Social Dance Class @ Studio Room Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Members Connect NIght Dining Madness Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

6 7 8 9 Ladies’ and Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Ladies Luncheon Inter-social Club Golf League Muay Thai Kickboxing Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Aqua Bike Balut

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Prize Bingo NIght Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Best of British 2016 Celebration: West End Dinner and Cabaret Show Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

13 14 15 16 Ladies’ and Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

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

Champagne Day Dining Madness Pub Quiz Nights Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Teen Committee Meeting Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

20 21 22 23 Ladies’ and Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

27 Ladies’ and Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Dining Madness • Social Squash Bingo Nights • Craft Ladies Aqua Bike • Book Club

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Bingo Nights Craft Ladies Aqua Bike Book Club

Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

28 29 30 Champagne Day Dining Madness Pub Quiz Nights Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Please note: The information above is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without prior notice. *Promotion till 31 July

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Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates


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JULY 2016 LISTING 3 4 5 Fri

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Opening Gala Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Sat

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Superbrains Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

Sun

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Ladies Day at The QE II Cup at the Singapore Turf Club Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room

10 11 12 Best of British 2016 Celebration: Comedy Night Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Friday Night Live Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Best of British 2016 Celebration: Grand Finale The Downton Abbey Ball Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

June Golf Stableford @ Tering Bay Golf Resort Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Swimming Nepture League 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room

Hari Raya Puasa Buffet Lunch @ Verandah Café 6 July

Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers 12, 13, 14 July

17 18 19 Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

International Father’s Day Lunch Special @ Mountbatten Room, The Windsor Arms & Verandah Café Father’s Day Special Arts & Crafts Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

Wine Dinner 29 July

24 25 26 Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Dylan Foster Trio: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 2016 Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

4 5 6 7 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Bingo Nights Craft Ladies Aqua Bike

Hari Raya Puasa Buffet Lunch @ Verandah Café Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

Members Connect NIght Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

Public Holiday:

Hari Raya Puasa

11 12 13 14 Junior Tennis Summer Camp (11 July – 12 August) Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Dining Madness Social Squash Craft Ladies Aqua Bike Balut

Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Pub Quiz Nights Bridge Yoga

Summer Camp 2016 Creative Campers Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

18 19 20 21 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Bingo Nights Craft Ladies Aqua Bike

Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Bridge Yoga

25 26 27 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Running Clinic Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Muay Thai Kickboxing Dining Madness Social Squash Bingo Nights Craft Ladies Aqua Bike

Champagne Day Dining Madness Water Aerobics Pub Quiz Nights Bridge Yoga

Please note: The information above is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without prior notice. *Promotion till 31 May

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Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

Champagne Day Dining Madness Social Squash Pitter Chatter Bootcamp Pilates

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Fri

Sat

Sun

1 2 3 Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

8 9 10 Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Little Chef: Lemon Scones Saturday Night Draw Taekwondo @ Studio Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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AUGUST 2016 LISTING

National Day’s Celebration 9 August

National Day Special: Cupcake Decoration Competition 9 August

15 16 17 July Golf Stableford @ Warren Golf & Country Club Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Taekwondo @ Studio Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

Adult Cooking Class: Singapore Special 14 August

22 23 24 Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Taekwondo @ Studio Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

Special Arts & Crafts: Yarn Painting Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

29 30 31 Italian Wine & Gourmet Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Class Mixed Social Tennis Water Aerobics Children Ballet Pilates Yoga

Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Football Matches @ Turf City Children’s Arts & Crafts Taekwondo @ Studio Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids @ Studio Cricket @ Turf City Children Ballet Social Squash

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ULSTER REFORM CLUB

The club opened its doors for the first time on 1st January 1885 and, since that date, many things have changed. However, the club remains a meeting place for the business leaders of Belfast and, now, further afield. The club has all the facilities you expect from a private members’ club, including the Dining Room where members can host friends to lunch, the Members’ Bar where members and their guests can enjoy refreshments which includes local beers and a selection of fine wines, and the Reading Room where a selection of periodicals and daily newspapers are available for your perusal. The business room is an area where members can freely use mobile phones and laptops. The room is equipped with four workstations, and is Wi-Fi enabled. Members can hold casual business meetings in this room, which is furnished with comfortable seating and coffee tables. Unfortunately, the club currently has no bedrooms. However, they have two excellent hotels in Belfast where members and reciprocal members can avail of preferential rates, namely Malmaison and Jurys inn. Both groups’ local properties are a short walk from the club.

Ulster Reform Club 4 Royal Ave, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 1DA, United Kingdom Tel: 00 44 (0)28 9032 3411 • Email: info@ulsterreformclub.com

For more information, please visit www.ulsterreformclub.com or email recept@britishclub.org.sg

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OPERATING HOURS OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB

Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm

6410 1100

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 6410 1173 Pro Shop Daily: 8.00am to 10.00pm 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)

THE BRITISH CLUB 2016 SPONSORS Title Sponsors Best of British

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Diamond Sponsors

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

THE BRITISH CLUB


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2016

2016


June/July 2016  
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