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February 2016

THE

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

Usher in The Year of The Monkey at The British Club!

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS YEALANDS ESTATE WINE & GOURMET DINNER ST. DAVID’S DAY


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Creativity

INTRODUCING

EARLY YEARS

Weekly Violin Lessons

in our new specialist Music Classrooms Specialist music lessons commence from 18 months at AIS progressing to weekly violin lessons from the age of 3, developing each child’s musical literacy, understanding and creative potential. AIS is the world’s most popular Australian International School for children aged 18 months to 18 years old, offering the best of the Australian curriculum and the International Baccalaureate. Plus new state-of-the-art Early Years facilities launching 2017!

www.ais.com.sg +65 6653 7906 Meet Ava and Oliver in our new Early Years video! www.ais.com.sg

Australian International School Pte Ltd is registered by the Council for Private Education. CPE Registration Number 199204405H. Period of Registration 6 July 2015 to 5 July 2019


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

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

Tel: 6339 8229

British High Commission Tel: 6424 4200 Website: www.ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk

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President’s Message

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GM’s Message

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Club News

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Fry Group Feature

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Special Feature

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Member in the Spotlight

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Food & Beverage

20 – 40

St. David’s Society of Singapore Kylie Hughes Email: kyliehughes_84@hotmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com

Activities & Events

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Sports & Fitness

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St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Elizabeth McEneaney Email: elizmceneaney@hotmail.com

Calendar of Events

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Magic Moments

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: info@britcham.org.sg Website: www.britcham.org.sg

Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Maggie Anderson Tel: 9666 2586 Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg

Royal Society of St. George’s Paul Adamberry Email: rssg.sg@gmail.com Website: www.saintgeorgesociety.com

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, There is plenty in store for you over the coming Lunar New Year period commencing with the formal celebration to be held in front of the driveway of the main Club on 9 February. If you have not experienced this before it is a great occasion, enjoyed by young and old, with fabulous entertainment including exciting acrobatic performances, synchronized drums and a special lion dance. Immediately following that opening celebration, there is the traditional Yu Sheng or Prosperity Toss, which takes place in the Verandah; something to watch whilst you take lunch perhaps? Members can also savour our braised pork knuckles or whole suckling pig in the specially designed reunion banquet menus. With the Christmas festivities behind us, the wet season ending and the haze hopefully long gone, now is the time to get back into sport and make full use of the outdoor activities and dining opportunities at the Club. I’m sure there are many out there with New Year’s resolutions to fulfill!

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

There are reasons aplenty for everyone to celebrate this short month (with long holidays!) by spending time at the Club. You may be aware that on the first Thursday of every month, we host the Members Connect Night. Weather permitting, this event takes place at the Treetops Terrace, which is a fabulous venue overlooking our lovely grounds and with commanding views of the surrounding parts of Singapore (great for a function or private party). Members have the opportunity to network as well as meet the Main Committee and the Management team over a few drinks and light bites. This month our Members Connect will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, 4 February, so do come along and join us at this event which is open to both new and current Members alike. I am pleased to welcome Mr. Stephen Walker as a member of the Main Committee. Stephen will chair the Member Services Committee and I am confident he will lead that team well in the work they do with members and the management team to help deliver a wide variety of great activities and events at the Club. All of our Sub-Committees are back in full swing, having resumed their monthly meetings after the holiday break. The Club is always looking for extra help and fresh ideas and members who have the desire and commitment to make a difference are most welcome to make themselves known to any committee Chair, to me or to the management of the Club. We will be having our Open House on 6 March. Please take this opportunity to introduce your friends and take a tour of the lovely grounds of the Club. If your friends like the Club, our Membership team would be more than happy to assist with membership applications. With that, Gong Xi Fa Cai to all! DAMIAN R. HILLS President THE BRITISH CLUB

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, Cynthia Zorlutuna, Caroline Underhill, Sarah McNee, Anton Colton Finance Committee Member Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson, Ashley Nicholas Member Services Committee Maggie Ashman, Patricia Forrester, Michelle Kuek, David Wong, Fiona Corbett, Tiffany Wallwork Human Resource Committee Damian Hills, Steve Settle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matheson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Nigel Cain, Jorden Windebank, Marcus Keyworth Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong Sports Committee All Sports Convenors


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, I hope 2016 is off to a good start for everyone! The British Club is gearing up to celebrate Lunar New Year on the 8 & 9 February, do join us for some special entertainment. On 9 February, the Club will also be celebrating Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Pancake Day in the UK, Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is a tradition to have pancakes on this day. Join us at The Windsor Arms as we honour this tradition with our delicious offering of pancakes. Share the most romantic day of the year with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with an exquisite 6-course dinner menu in the Mountbatten Room on Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 February or enjoy a sumptuous buffet spread at The Windsor Arms on Sunday, 14 February. Honour Wales’ Patron Saint as we celebrate St. David’s Day here at the Club with a taste of Wales at The Windsor Arms on Sunday, 28 February. Finally, join us as Ms Helen Frith, Export Director for Yealands Family Wines shares with us her insight and knowledge of wines in the Yealands Estate Wine & Gourmet Dinner on Friday, 26 February at the Mountbatten. After 3 successful years of the Best of British, we are delighted to announce that the Club will be organising it again this year from 3 to 11 June! In conjunction with the Queen’s 90th Birthday, you can be sure that it will be one major celebration that you will not want to miss. If you are keen to participate in this event and become one of our partners, please do not hesitate to contact us at 6410 1111 or email marketing@britishclub.org.sg. We have many collaboration opportunities to showcase your company as part of the Best of British celebrations. We also hope that you will take this opportunity to support the Club. On a final note, in view of the current terrorist attack in Indonesia, we are tightening our controls at the main entrance of the Club. The Security Guards have been instructed to ensure that all visitors to the Club show their membership card or their IDs. This is to ensure we have a safe environment for us all. I apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope that each and every one of you will understand that the current situation requires us all to be more vigilant. To all Members, Happy Lunar New Year! 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 Chrisse Olayres 6410 1120 chrisseolayres@britishclub.org.sg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

Compliment 24 November 2015 Dear Sunny / Stephen, A quick note to compliment you both (and the team) on an outstanding evening of fine quality food, wine and service. My Portuguese associate could not believe that he was at The British Club. Superb effort and thank you so much for making me so proud of our Club! Steve Settle Vice President The British Club

Warm Welcome... To our new Members ALEXANDRA MCKENZIE CRAIG & SARAH MOUNSEY IRA BETZ JAMES ROBERTS & GEORGINA FOORD JEROEN PLUIJMERS & MARCHIEN VUIJK KRISHNASAMY SASITHARAN & SABEENA NAYYAR MARK & HEIDE PARLANE NICHOLAS O’BRIEN & SUSANNAH PARSONS SCOTT & ANNE WIGHTMAN SOHEILA & TOORAJ FORUGHIAN

Operating Hours During Chinese New Year Kindly note the operating hours of the Jackpot Room and Chinois Spa as below: Jackpot Room Sunday, 7 February (Chinese New Year’s Eve) CLOSED Monday, 8 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 1) CLOSED Tuesday, 9 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 2) Normal Operating Hours: 12noon to 10.00pm Chinois Spa Sunday, 7 February (Chinese New Year’s Eve) 10.00am to 6.00pm (Extended hours available till 9.45pm subject to prior booking)

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 4 February 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 (Canapes & drinks will be served.)

For bookings and more information, contact

Monday, 8 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 1) 10.00am to 6.00pm

recept@britishclub.org.sg

Tuesday, 9 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 2) 10.00am to 6.00pm

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CLUB NEWS

Appreciation letter from the Club’s adopted charity On 11 Jan, The British Club received an appreciation letter from Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore expressing their heartfelt gratitude for the funds received from Best of British 2015 and other Club wide activities. The Club is proud to be able to contribute to the less fortunate and we hope to continue doing so via Best of British and other Club events.

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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

14 January

Tony Quek (Main Committee) & Neil Cowdy

(From left) Maria Davies, Nicholas Davies, Krishnasamy Sasitharan, Sabeena Nayyar & Ronnie Ng

Jennifer McCaughey & Tony Quek (Main Committee)

(From left) Elizabeth Roache, Grace Roache & Alice Roache

(From left) Chrisse Olayres, Lee Chun Tong, Stephen Au & Sean Boyle (General Manager)

(From left) Gary Smith, Donna Smith, Lesley Cowdy, Neil Cowdy & Sally Morris

Paul Hackett & Paul Parker

Dorothy Colton & Paddy Flynn

Keith Bayliss, Malcolm Skipp & Hung Yee Skipp

Louise Dorrian, Christopher Dorrian & Mark Dorrian

Grace Roache & Tony Quek (Main Committee)

THE BRITISH CLUB


Financial Services must change its image – starting with ending the practice of cold calling By David Pugh, Director of The Fry Group, Singapore

David Pugh has been living and working in South East Asia for four years and is responsible for The Fry Group’s activities in the region. David specialises in inheritance tax strategy, pension planning and portfolio management. He is a regular contributor of financial scenario articles for the Financial Times, an Associate of the Institute of Financial Planning and a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

Picture the scene. You’re sitting in your office at five o’clock in the afternoon, rushing to meet a deadline, and the phone rings. Just for a second, you consider letting it go on to answer phone. But you don’t. It might just be important. You pick up the receiver and the voice on the other end starts trying to sell you financial advice. Make no mistake, cold calling is irritating and, in this day and age, potentially damaging to the reputation of the financial advisory industry as a whole. For the sake of transparency, I will declare an interest – our firm has a strict no cold calling policy. It’s not only annoying and counter-productive, we think it’s bad for business. A survey by the UK’s Citizens Advice found that 92% of people do not trust firms that call them out of the blue – financial services firms were singled out for criticism. At its worst, cold calling opens the door for exploitation of the vulnerable in society. Two in five scams reported to Citizens Advice come from cold calling. Over a third are offering financial and professional services. That is why I welcomed the introduction in Singapore of “Do Not Call” rules in January. In its first few months, nearly 800,000 telephone numbers have been registered with the DNC Registry and thousands have complained about cold calling. Offenders face a cash fine. The UK is adopting an even more robust approach. Earlier this month, a claims management firm was fined £850,000 after making a staggering six million calls in the space of six months under tough new data protection laws. In Australia, an official at the regulator ASIC said publicly that ‘reputable’ financial services professionals do not generate leads via cold calls. For some reason the message isn’t getting through. Financial advice firms in Singapore are still getting contact details from third parties and calling them directly. Worse, anecdotally, cold-calling is moving on-line with financial advisors stalking prospects on social media websites such as LinkedIn. There is something you can do about cold calling. Firstly, take your financial future seriously. You probably wouldn’t buy a car or a home from someone who has cold called you. Financial advice shouldn’t be any different. Do your due diligence, check their qualifications, look for a solid track record, and seek referrals. Getting the right financial advice is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Secondly, you can register your numbers with the DNC registry quite easily. By law, unless you have an existing relationship, advice firms should remove your phone details from their call sheets once you have registered. But I don’t think the answer lies solely with the customer. I believe it’s time the industry moved away from cold calling altogether whether people register their phone numbers or not. Without an end to cold calling for financial services, people remain at risk of losing some of their pension or paying upfront fees for services which aren’t in their best interest. A unified industry response on this practice would send a clear message that if you are contacted in this way, the advice you will receive is not likely to be in your best interests and the caller is not to be trusted. As an industry, we have a responsibility to protect our clients and potential customers by being the best we can be.

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


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CLUB NEWS

Specially for Father Christmas

To show our appreciation to Father Christmas, General Manager Sean Boyle presented him a basket full of delights on Christmas Day!

THE BRITISH CLUB

The British Club’s First Aiders

With the recent introduction of the Workplace Safety & Health (First Aid) regulations in 2006, The British Club has been diligent in training employees on a regular basis. For the past ten years, the Club has ensured dedicated personnel are trained as Occupational First Aiders serving the Club.


3 – 11 JUNE 2016

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the signature event of the year with The British Club!

Call 6410 1111 or email marketing@britishclub.org.sg for 2016 sponsorship packages. Sponsorship packages begin from only $15,000.


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CLUB NEWS

BRITISH CLUB THE SINGAPORE

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

WEEK 1

1 to 7 February

WEEK 2

8 to 14 February

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

15 to 21 February

22 to 28 February

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

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

THE BRITISH CLUB


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Suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses now available.

For more information please call 020 3553 7885 or our Singapore office on +65 6922 6150. Prices from ÂŁ1,475,000 Prices and details are correct at time of going to press and subject to apartment type and availability. Photography depicts view from One Tower Bridge and is indicative only.

www.onetowerbridge.co.uk Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


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CLUB NEWS

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

Wong See Wai Cassie

Tan Kian Eng Kurt

Member Relations Manager Member Relations

Catering Sales Manager Banquet Sales

Ramsey Scott Daniel Christopher R

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Chef de Cuisine Windsor Kitchen

Chef de Partie Mountbatten Kitchen

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special feature

“OUR WAY” by Raelene Tan LUNAR NEW YEAR “Our Way”, is a combination of the Club’s British heritage and its presence here in Singapore, presenting customs, festivals and traditions of both countries. The British Club’s General Manager, Sean Boyle, the epitome of a dapper and refined British gentleman, is the motivation for this, with his continuing efforts in promoting cross-cultural adaptability amongst Members. To begin, “Our Way” embraces the auspicious event of Lunar New Year, the Year of the Monkey, on Monday, 8 February, with celebrations lasting for 15 days. There are many traditions and customs associated with this important Chinese festival, with family ties paramount. Pussy willows, colourful flowers, pots of kumquats, red banners and lanterns can be seen throughout Singapore. The colour red symbolises good luck, while circular shapes represent harmony. The first and second days of New Year are popular for visiting relatives and friends, though the third day is inauspicious, believing that quarrels may erupt. Household chores like sweeping, dusting and washing are not done on New Year’s Day, for fear of brushing away good luck. A time for us all to be neighbourly! Because of their shape and colour, and because the Cantonese pronunciation is ‘kum’ (gold), mandarins symbolise good luck. Customarily, two are presented to one’s host, using both hands, with the wish “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (a wish for prosperity). Children receive hongbao, red envelopes containing money in even numbers, from married persons as good luck gifts.

Photographs, lanterns, kumquats, by Raelene Tan

Enjoy the Lunar New Year festivities!

Raelene Tan is an Australian married to a Singaporean Chinese. Having been a resident of Singapore for more than 45 years, Raelene is also the co-founder of the Cosmopolitan Women’s Club in Singapore. Raelene is currently an Etiquette Consultant and a Food & Travel Writer. She has often been heard on radio programmes and appeared in several television programmes, including BBC World. Raelene’s etiquette classes are popular with all who aspire to gracious living. “Etiquette – A Matter Of Course”, a series of four books covering Chinese, Indian & Malay, Western and Japanese table etiquette, is Raelene’s contribution to the art of enjoyable eating and gracious living.

THE BRITISH CLUB


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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the spotlight

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

Miles joined The British Club in 2014. He is currently a Financial Consultant of The Fry Group. In 2014, Miles was awarded the Young Professional of the year at the British Chambers of Commerce’s 15th Annual Business Awards. He was also recognised as Singapore’s #1 Expatriate Financial Advisor for two consecutive years in the finance industry. In this issue, we are pleased to have Miles sharing a glimpse of his life and success story.

You have a splendid track record in the finance industry winning the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore Young Professional of the year award amongst other accolades. What is your motivation? I am motivated by the idea of building long term, sustainable relationships with my clients and helping them achieve their goals by offering honest, transparent and practical advice. Helping my clients with their needs is something which keeps me very driven and helps me to stay motivated. What are the attributes you feel that are important in contributing to your success? In order to be successful, I think you need to have a strong work ethic, this is something I have always prided myself in. It also helps to have a strong brand and excellent team behind you. Knowing that I am a representative of The Fry Group keeps me focused and makes me strive to live up to their standard of excellence. Finally, I think that in order to be successful, it is important to have a good work life balance which is something I work hard to maintain. With your work and commitment as the Co-Chairman of The British Chamber of Commerce, what other interests keep you busy? I enjoy going to the gym as much as possible. I also try to make time to do charity and I regularly volunteer at the Cheshire Nursing Home working with the elderly and disabled. It is great to be able to give something back and contribute to such a great cause. My fiancé Jess is currently based in Sydney so I try to visit her as frequently as I can. Thankfully Jess will be relocating to Singapore this February which I am really looking forward to. I also enjoy running regularly and watch the English National Cricket and Rugby teams at every opportunity despite their recent lack of success. What do you like about The British Club? The British Club has a lot to offer for the expat community in Singapore. The Windsor Arms is a great place to watch football and sport. The British Club also has great sporting facilities to offer and a great selection of restaurants. I particularly enjoy The Mountbatten Room which has a fantastic menu and extensive wine list coupled with friendly staff and great service. What are your favourite activities at the Club? The wine dinners are very enjoyable and are a great place to entertain clients and to meet new people. I have always enjoyed the annual “The Best of British” celebrations, a great opportunity to enjoy all things British here in Singapore.

THE BRITISH CLUB


like you’ve never seen before! Different bands across different genres every Friday only at The British Club! Enjoy the music with a specially prepared themed buffet and drink promotions all night long. $6.20+ for ½ pint Tiger Draft Beer and any glass of house pour wines $8.50+ for 1 pint Tiger Draft Beer Bucket of 5 bottles Corona / Victoria Bitter $29.50+


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

Sweet Child of Mine Mondays Children Dine FREE

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

50% OFF all day dining at The Windsor Arms.

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

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

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

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

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

Mountbatten Room

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

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

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

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

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Lunar new year SPECIALS

2016 The year of the MONKEY Join in the celebrations!

SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR ENTERTAINMENT 8 & 9 February

Join us as we usher in the Year of the Monkey with special acrobatic performances, synchronized drums and a special lion dance treat for The British Club on Day 2 of the celebrations. Don’t miss this chance to meet and greet the God of Fortune as he gives out gold coins and red packets which symbolise tremendous luck and fortune throughout the year. Programme

Day 1: Monday, 8 February

Day 2: Tuesday, 9 February

12.30pm • Verandah Café

11.00am • Club Driveway

Chinese Acrobatic Performance Chinese Traditional Dance

Lion Dance Chinese Acrobatic Performance Synchronized Drums Brought to you by:


Lunar new year SPECIALS

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LUNAR NEW YEAR A LA CARTE PROMOTION Now till 22 February

Prosperity Roasted Sesame Chicken @ $22.00+ Prosperity Pipa Chicken @ $22.00+ Traditional Fortune Roast Chicken @ $21.00+ Braised Broccoli with Mushroom @ $13.80+ Braised Abalone with Broccoli and Mushroom @ $18.00+ (Small) or $28.00+ (Medium) Steamed Coral Trout 700 gm @ $28.00+ or Seabass 700 gm @ $18.00+ With your choice of: Black Bean Sauce • Spicy Chilli Bean and Minced Pork • Preserved Crispy Radish and Soya • Superior Soya Sauce

LUNAR NEW YEAR FAMILY STEAMBOAT

Now till 22 February 2016 (Not Available From 6 To 9 February) Prosperity Steamboat Sliced Pork • Sliced Chicken • Beef Balls and Fish Balls • Sliced Seabass Fillets • Sliced Squids • Mussels & Prawns • Luncheon Meat • Mixed Mushrooms & Assorted Vegetables Selection • Tofu, Beancurd Sticks and Assorted Yong Tau Foo • Egg, Bee Hoon & Yellow Noodles Dipping Sauces: Spicy Chilli Dip • Chicken Rice Chilli • Light Soya Sauce • Sambal Belachan

$38.00+ (2 persons) • $68.00+ (4 persons) • $98.00+ (6 persons) • $128.00+ (8 persons) • $168.00+ (10 persons) Abundance SzeChuan Spicy Steamboat Sliced Beef or Lamb • Mixed Mushrooms and Assorted Vegetables • Tofu and Beancurd Sticks • Egg and Black Fungus • Yellow Noodles and Glass Vermicelli Dipping Sauces : Spicy Chilli Dip • Chicken Rice Chilli • Sesame Oil • Sesame Dip

$40.00+ (2 persons) • $70.00+ (4 persons) • $100.00+ (6 persons) • $138.00+ (8 persons) • $180.00+ (10 persons)

LUNAR NEW YEAR BUFFET

Saturday to Tuesday, 6 to 9 February 2016 Lunch & Dinner $38.80+ Adult • $20.80+ Child* A selected a la carte menu is also available from 6 to 9 February

*Child: 12 years and below


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YU SHENG @ VERANDAH CAFÉ & WINDSOR ARMS Now till 22 February

Yu Sheng, or Prosperity Toss, also known as Lo Hei is customarily eaten during the Lunar New Year celebrations for prosperity and good luck. As each ingredient is added to this dish, an auspicious phrase, which has great significance, is uttered. We have interpreted the significance of each ingredient for you. Raw Fish symbolising abundance and excess through the year Pomelo or Lime symbolising growing luck and auspicious value Pepper symbolising the hope of attracting more money and valuables Oil symbolising money to flow in from all directions Peanuts symbolising a household filled with gold and silver Sesame Seeds symbolising a flourishing business Crackers symbolising the whole floor would be filled with gold

Small - $29.80+ per order (serves 2 to 4) Large - $49.80+ per order (serves 8 to 10) Take-away is available from the Windsor Shop.

CELEBRATE PROSPERITY AT THE BRITISH CLUB From now till 29 February

A time of joyous festivities, Lunar New Year is filled with family gatherings, reunion dinners and banquets. Celebrate this Lunar New Year at The British Club with our specially designed menus of $588.00+ or $888.00+ per table of 10.

$588.00+ per table

$888.00+ per table

Prosperity ‘Yu Sheng’ with Salmon

Prosperity ‘Yu Sheng’ with Salmon and Sliced Abalone

Braised Pork Knuckle with Soya Sauce

Whole Roasted Suckling Pig

Deep Fried Seabass with Thai Spicy Mango Sauce

Braised Pork Knuckle with Soya Sauce

Stir-fried Abalone with Mushrooms and Broccoli

Steamed Cod Fish with Superior Sauce

Buttered Cereal Prawns or Steamed Prawns

Stir-fried Abalone with Mushrooms and Broccoli

The British Club’s Steamed Chicken or Roast Duck

Buttered Cereal King Prawns or Steamed King Prawns

Braised Ee-Fu Noodles with Chives

The British Club’s Steamed Chicken or Roast Duck

Almond Longan Cold Dessert

Braised Ee-Fu Noodles with Chives Almond Longan Cold Dessert

Above packages include free-flow of Chinese Tea and Soft Drinks. • • • •

Above packages are available for a minimum of 20 persons Packages are not valid with other promotions, discounts and offers All prices are subject to prevailing 7% GST. Menus are subject to change

Call us now to find out more! For enquiries, please contact our Catering Specialists at 6410 1146 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg.


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CHINESE NEW YEAR WINE PROMOTION @ THE WINDSOR SHOP February 2016

Stock up this Chinese New Year with fine quality wines from as low as $21.80 a bottle. These wines make an ideal gift for your friends and professional associates this festive holiday too!

Freixenet Brut Vintage Reserve, Spain @ $35.80 per bottle Nederburg Sparkling Cuvee Brut, South Africa @ $21.80 per bottle Riondo Moscato Oro Cuvee Excelsa VSAQ, Veneto, Italy @ $28.00 per bottle Dante Rivetti Moscato d’Asti, Italy @ $32.80 per bottle Pierre Henri Chardonnay, France @ $28.00 per bottle Pierre Henri Cabernet Sauvignon, France @ $28.00 per bottle MadFish Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Australia @ $38.00 per bottle MadFish Pinot Noir, Australia @ $38.00 per bottle Tatachilla Sauvignon Blanc, Australia @ $28.00 per bottle Tatachilla Shiraz Cabernet, Australia @ $28.00 per bottle

CHAMPAGNE DAY

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR COOKIES… Look out for our delicious Chinese New Year cookies from the Windsor Shop this festive season!


Valentine’s Day Special…

Celebrate love and affection with your loved ones as the year’s most romantic occasion beckons.

Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 February 7.30pm onwards

Semi- Buffet Sunday, 14 February 7pm onwards

$125.00+ per person

$58.00+ per person

Price includes 6-course set dinner and a bottle of premium pour for every couple.

Special Promotion: Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V. @ $68.00+ per bottle (375ml – Half Bottle) (U.P. $98.00+ per bottle)

or Piper Heidsieck Brut N.V. @ $88.00+ per bottle (U.P. $118.00+ per bottle)

Amuse Bouche Alaskan King Crab, Avocado Mousse, Ocietra Caviar, Crispy Ginger, Oyster Leaf ***** Double Boiled Consommé, Hokkaido Scallop, Coral Trout, Shi-Meiji Mushroom, Sea Lettuce ***** Scottish Langoustine & Loch Duart Salmon Agnolotti, Salmon Roe, Spring Onion Veloute, Sea Herbs ***** British Dingley Dell Beef 3 Textures – Crispy Oxtail & Potato Cake, Grilled Rib-Eye, Braised Beef Cheek, Wild Mushroom, Shallot and Red Wine Jus ***** Ivoire Raspberry Dome, Mixed Berry Compote, English Sauce Cheese Platter Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Salad and Appetiser Cured Salmon & Cucumber Noodles with Wasabi Dressing Fresh Oysters and Cooked Prawns on Ice Parma Ham & Sweet Melon Shrimps & Papaya Cocktail Sweet Chilli & Garlic Marinated Salmon Roma Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella, Balsamic Dressing Salad Nicoise Potato Salad with Cucumber & Onion Fatoush (Mixed Salad with Toasted Pita Bread) Mushroom Marinated with Garlic & Thyme Tomato & Red Onion Seasonal Selection of Garden Greens Dressing & Condiments Selection of Mains from the Kitchen Angus Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelle, Goose Live Pate, Jus OR Pressed – Black Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Belly, Parsnip, Fennel, Sage Sauce OR Roasted Barramundi, Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti, Cauliflower Puree, Herb Oil Dessert Ivoire Raspberry Dome, Mixed Berry Compote, English Sauce 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

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February Promotion

Brittany Lobster Promotion 2 to 28 February

With your choice of preparation: • Lobster with Champagne Caviar Sauce • Lobster Risotto • Lobster Thermidor All orders are accompanied with boiled potatoes and baby spinach.

Monthly Special 1 to 29 February

Steak & Kidney Pie Beef cubes, kidney, onions, carrots, mushrooms, veal sauce and puff pastry Served with green peas and fries or mash

Bubble & Squeak Mash potatoes, carrots, parsnips, cauliflowers, onions, savoy cabbage and bacon Served with mesclun salad and fries

Monthly Special 1 to 29 February

Pan-fried Chilean Bass (220gm) With sautéed potatoes and vegetable ragout

Free Range Chicken, Roasted Ham and Leek Pie With potatoes and vegetables

Monthly Special 1 to 29 February

Punggol Seafood Mee Goreng Tandoori Prawns Fried Rice

Monthly Special 1 to 29 February

Mutton Kofta Curry Served with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad

Vegetable Kofta Curry Served 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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Yealands Estate

WINE & GOURMET DINNER

Friday, 26 February • 7.30pm onwards

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest New Zealand, known as the “Land of the Long White Cloud” with its serenity, beauty, eco and sustainable practices, is a small country but with a strong focus on producing the best quality in whatever it grows or produces. It is famous for its exciting Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and delicious aromatic varieties Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. So there is plenty for all to enjoy! Please join us and New Zealand’s most innovative winery, Yealands Estate Winery, based in the stunning Awatere Valley in Marlborough, South Island for a special Wine Dinner. You will get to enjoy a selection of New Zealand’s best wines. Yealands Estate wins numerous global wine quality awards and eco awards every year along with trophies and top points from international wine aficionados. One of only ten certified ‘Carbon Zero’ wineries in the world, Yealands Estate is very much in tune with their soil, viticulture and winemaking practices resulting in unique and specially made wines. Helen Frith, an international judge and Export Director for Yealands Estate, will be presenting the wine matches to the delicious menu. She has been working in the global wine business for over 25 years and enjoys the wine industry as it is her hobby, passion, love and profession. Helen has judged for many wine competitions and magazines in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She is looking forward to meeting you on this evening! Aperitif Riondo Sesto Senso Spumante Extra Dry Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy ***** 3 Ways-Natural Rock Oysters With Scallion and Superior Sauce, Garlic Butter Gratin, Sukiyaki Dressing

Yealands Estate Land Made Pinot Gris 2014 Marlborough, New Zealand ***** Teriyaki Kurobuta Pork

Baby Leek, Pea Puree, Brioche Crumbs, Pea Shoots

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand ***** Pan-fried Cone Bay Barramundi

Crispy Preserved Radish, Ginger, Air-dried Iberico Pork, Superior Soya

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand ***** Maori Lakes-Paneer Cheese, Herb Crusted Lamb Rack Turmeric Potato, Spiced Roma Tomato Chutney

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand ***** Ivoire Raspberry Dome Mixed Berry Compote, English Sauce

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away Description U.P.$ Price Riondo Sesto Senso Spumante Extra Dry Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy

$35.00

$24.90

Yealands Estate Land Made Pinot Gris 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand

$42.00

$29.90

Yealands Estate Single $45.00 Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand

$38.00

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand

$45.00

$31.50

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand

$59.90

$44.50

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand

$22.50

$16.50

Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

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

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SHROVE TUESDAY

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in the United Kingdom, is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is a tradition for Christians to eat pancakes on this day as it is the last day to eat food prohibited during Lent, such as butter and eggs. Join us at The Windsor Arms as we honour this tradition with our yummy offering of pancakes.

Special ‘Live’ Station for Pancakes with choice of: Banana • Strawberry • Raspberry • Lemon • Sugar • Golden Syrup • Mixed Berries Compote All pancakes are served with vanilla ice-cream.

Sundays are for families to get together at the Mountbatten Room

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

4-Course Set Lunch

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Half-day Seminar Package • • • •

Corporate Dinner Package • • • •

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

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

Outside Catering Package • • •

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

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

Minimum guarantee – 30 persons

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

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


St. David’s Day Sunday, 28 February • 6.30pm onwards • The Windsor Arms $28.00+ Adult • $15.00+ Child* St. David’s Day, also Wales’ National Day, was celebrated to honour Wales’ Patron Saint. Celebrate this year’s St. David’s Day at The Windsor Arms with a taste of Wales!

Menu Soup Cream of Leek, Ham & Potato Salads Rocket • Parmesan • Cherry Tomato • Sweet Pepper Quiche • Spicy Chutney • Baby Gem • Mango • Sweet Ginger Dressing • New Potato Salad • Crispy Bacon • Chives • Grilled Vegetables Roasted with Garlic • Traditional Coleslaw Salad • Baby Spinach • Gorgonzola • Walnuts • Caesar Salad • Cajun Spiced Chicken Mains Cockles, Clam, Haddock Pie Oven Baked Salmon Red Pepper Sauce Baked Shepherd’s Pie Slow Cooked Chicken, Ham, Leek Casserole Creamed Garlic Mashed Potato Selection of Garden Peas, Carrots Steamed Jasmine Rice Desserts Baked Cheese Cake Strawberry Sauce • Steamed Fruit Pudding Custard Sauce • Apple Crumble Vanilla Sauce • Fresh Fruit Platter • Selection of Cheese, Biscuits, Grapes

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

*Child: 12 years and below


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SPIRIT PROMOTION February

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

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.

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

$188.00 per bottle Buy 3 bottles at a special price of $168.00 per bottle

BEVERAGE PROMOTION The Tiger’s Eye Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Saturday ‘LIVE’ Entertainment with Terry and Robyn February

Nose Golden syrup, orange peel, cloudy honey and a hint of lychee Palate Vanilla, toasted oak, ground ginger and cinnamon bark with a hint of green apple Finish Lingering spiciness and hints of ginger and green apple

$128.00+ per bottle or $8.50+ per shot

Join us as Terry and Robyn hit our Saturday nights with their range of soothing and familiar tunes that we all love. Kick back, relax, have a drink or two or more for a perfectly laid back evening at The Windsor Arms.

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

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


Mothering Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

The Windsor Arms 12.00pm to 2.30pm Carving Buffet Lunch

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

Verandah Café 12.00pm to 2.30pm International Buffet Lunch

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

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


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WINE BY THE GLASS

(available in all F&B outlets)

Tapena Verdejo 2013, Vino de La Tierra Castilla La Mancha, Spain

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

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

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$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

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

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BINGO NIGHTS

FOR CHILDREN

Tuesday, 2 & 16 February • 8.00pm

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

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

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

BINGO!

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

The prize snowballs after each session.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesday, 10 & 24 February • 8.00pm Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes. In addition to weekly prizes, teams will accumulate points on a per season basis. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins a Grand prize!

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

PITTER CHATTER

Parents and Toddlers Group

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan

Tel: 9666 8994

BALUT: David Quinn

Tel: 6572 7028

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095

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

Tel: 8268 8252

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

Tel: 8606 1120

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett Email: Corbett.fiona83@gmail.com

Tel: 9841 9058

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Tel: 6410 1144

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

Thursdays 10.00am to 11.30am Activity Hub Calling all mums, dads and toddlers. Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to meet other parents at the Club. This is a time to relax a bit and enjoy the company of each other while the little ones play.

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

CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS

Every Saturday • 3.00pm to 6.00pm (Except when there is Little Chef)

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

Pitter Chatter

Tel: 6410 1144

Elaine Friedlander Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

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

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

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LITTLE CHEF

Adult Cooking Class

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

Sunday, 13 March 2016 • 10.00am to 12.00pm

Oreos go well with everything and cheesecakes are definitely on top of the list. This cheesecake recipe will give you the full flavour but without the mess from baking. So bring the little ones for this session as we learn to create this fantastic dessert - perfect for all occasions.

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

$15.00+ Member Child $20.00+ Guest Child

$35.00+ Member $45.00+ Guest

*Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

*Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

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Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Workshops

Saturdays, 27 February I 5, 19, & 26 March I 2 & 16 April • 10.00am to 11.30am

For 3 to 4 years old: Fun with Duplo

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

For 5 years and above: Wheels in Motion

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

For 7 years and above: Mindstorm NXT & EV3

$45.00+ Member • $47.00+ Guest

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

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

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FAMILY QUIZ SEASON 1 2016

Every Friday, 19 & 26 February, 4, 11 & 18 March • 6.00pm onwards • Verandah Café

Join us for the first season of family quiz in 2016! Be ready to put your wits and knowledge to the test as families compete against one another to win wonderful prizes! Gear up and expect great fun as we host 5 rounds each week. Points will be accumulated and the family with the highest score at the end of 5 weeks will be declared the winner!

An amazing grand prize awaits! For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg *No bookings required

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 • 10.00am to 12.00pm

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with us on a short trip out to sea and enjoy the cool breeze on board The Venture with a welcome glass of champagne.

$50.00+ Member • $60.00+ Guest Price includes a glass of champagne and transport to and from Marina Keppel Bay

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg *Minimum of 7 bookings is required for the event to commence

The British Club (BC) Choir

For all choir enthusiasts, 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 with Albert Tay, composer and 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. All are welcome!

$45.00+ per month for BC Music Section Member $65.00+ per month for BC Non-Music Section Member For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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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 MARTIAL ARTS CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 martialarts@britishclub.org.sg SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 squash@britishclub.org.sg

LOOKING TO SHED Those EXTRA KILOS?

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

1 session*

5 sessions*

$80 $375

10 sessions*

$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

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

SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES

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

PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am • $20.00 per session*

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YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session*

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

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

• Social Squash • Pilates • Aqua Bike

Friday

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Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class @ Studio Room

Saturday

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

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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Water Aerobics – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session* MUAY THAI kickboxing – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 10.15am to 11.00am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 9.00am to 10.15am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Intermediate/Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* Tinytots Soccer – Instructor : Adam Tuesday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) $30.00 per session* Social Dance Class – Instructor : Richard Little Every Wednesday & Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $20.00 per session* Monday Running Clinic – Instructor : Kelvin Leong Every Monday: 6.00pm to 7.00pm • $20.00 per session* (Cost include refreshment after the run at Scores) AQUA BIKE** – Instructor : Timothy Felix Every Tuesday & Thursday : 9.00am to 9.45am • 9.45am to 10.30am $45.00* (1 session) • $425.00* (10 sessions) • $800.00* (20 sessions) NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** Fees will be charged for no-show for Yoga, Pilates & Aqua Bike Classes

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SQuash:

THE BATTLE OF THE BASEMENT By The Boaster

There are some very good squash players at The British Club. They are lean, agile, talented and very competitive. This article is not about them. There are some pretty good players too – perhaps not quite as lean as they once were, not so agile, still very competitive. But this article is not about them either. This month, we celebrate the men further down the ranks. Some are lean, but many are not. Some were once agile, but no more. There may once have been a suggestion of talent that was perhaps unfulfilled. But they are still very competitive. I am talking about the tail end of our Cosmo squad, the men who spend longer over a Tiger in Scores than tearing round the court like a tiger and keeping score. In particular, I’m talking about the players in box 3 of our monthly leagues. The cruel might say that they are only in box 3 because there isn’t a number 4 but that is beside the point. Andrew ‘no look boast’ Vine, Rainer ‘money’ Kasch, Paul ‘the other Canadian’ Nikkel and ‘Big’ Ben Kiggell made up the box and over the last few weeks of 2015 they had an epic battle. Match 1 was a hard fought 3-1 win for Paul over Andrew, and he followed that up with a win over Rainer. So far, so good for Paul. Meanwhile, Ben took on Andrew and went 1-0 up, only to lose the second, then was 2-1 up only to lose the fourth. Andrew pulled ahead in the decider and had match points at 14-10 but Ben makes up in stubbornness what he lacks in most other squash skills and pulled back to 14-14. Andrew boldly chose sudden death, but couldn’t grab the point he needed and Ben won the point, the game and the match. A few days later it was Ben v Paul and another massive battle. Each game was decided by only 2 or 3 points and Ben came out the winner 3-1, leaving both men on two wins, but Paul with the advantage on points having won his two by bigger margins. Andrew & Paul were on hand for the key match, Ben against Rainer, and Paul got excited as Rainer went 1-0 then 2-0 up. Ben fought back, winning game three and saving a match point before winning game 4 and then claiming game 5, and with it the top spot in the box. The spirit of squash was the real winner, though, and all four enjoyed a Tiger (or two) to finish the evening. So for the A graders and for Jim, Jamie, James and the rest in box 1 – well done last year but the real action was down in the basement.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Order of Merit - Champion emerges from a ‘Perfect Day’ at Ria Bintan Belying the Sumatra Squalls, we cruised to Bintan on a calm December sea to tackle the Ria Bintan Golf Course in perfect weather. With the outcome of the Order of Merit finely balanced, our challengers Paul Nikkel and Nic Merrow-Smith, set off on the picturesque Ocean Blue outward 9. The pressure clearly got to both players as they struggled to find fairways or capitalise on each other’s mistakes. Early fireworks were provided by the pursuing flight of Steve Settle and Andrew Stearns in particular, who birdied the two par 3’s. Nic closed-out the front nine well, finding the green on the tricky par 3 signature hole and giving him the momentum to come back in 40 shots on the easier inward Forest 9, ahead of challenger Paul Nikkel. Although not good enough for Nic to win the Stableford, it was sufficient for him to secure his first Order of Merit at the 4th attempt. Honours for the day went to Mark Nikkel, winning his second Stableford of the year with some great driving and chipping on the back 9 for a total of 39 points. Steve Settle took the runner-up spot with a gross 82 for a fine 35 points with Andrew Stearns in third place on 34 points. Nearest the pins went to Nic Merrow-Smith for his shot on the 9th and Colin Allcard for his shot to within a metre on the 13th. Our last longest drive of the year went to Andrew Stearns.

A Commonwealth Flush Nic Merrow-Smith (far left) with Paul and Mark Nikkel and fellow Canadian, Daniel Germain (far right)

Legend has it, that there’s a Squash Section vs. Golf Section Challenge Shield to play for, but a mutiny (Richard Offer, Steve Settle and Andrew Stearns) curtailed the challenge leaving squash convenor Craig Telmer (3rd from left) to just enjoy the day.

Daniel Germain finds the opportunity for a bit of ‘rambling’ with a number of wayward drives on the front nine.

Mark Nikkel secured his 2nd Stableford win of the year (39 points) and bagged two sleeves of our BC Titleist ProV1’s

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Long hitter Andrew Stearns is flanked by Nic and Colin who out-gunned him for accuracy on the selected par 3’s.

Our congratulations go to Nic Merrow-Smith on winning the 2015 Order of Merit. Nic competed in all 10 rounds, amassing 59 points which included one win, three 2nd places and two 3rd places. Others who figured around the top of the leaderboard during the year included John Bussell (57.5 points,) Mark Nikkel (55.5 points,) Paul Nikkel (52.5 points,) David Christie (42 points,) and Colin Allcard (39.5 points). A great day was brought to a close at Scores with dinner, a few jars, and much talk about those missed fairways and putts of 2015. Happy golfing indeed. For the record; over 30 section members participated in the 2015 Order of Merit, completing over 90 games of golf. Hopefully we can get even more of you out on the course regularly in 2016, which is of course the secret to winning that illusive Order of Merit.


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Golf Fixture List 2016 The fixture list is out and we have some great venues and events lined up for you in 2016. It’s not too late to sign-up for Horizon Hills on 21 February. Hand on my heart, this must be one of the best kept courses in Johor at the present time and well worth the short trip. Look out too, for our March Stableford at Jurong Country Club. This may well be the last opportunity you have to play the course before it is returned to the Singapore Government, so sign up for that one too!

Men’s Monday Night League The Monday Night Men’s Golf League 3rd Season organised by Heartland Golf Schools, got underway at Orchid Country Club (OCC) on 18 January. It’s never too late to sign up for one of our teams or just rock along to Orchid Country Club on any Monday evening and be prepared to tee off at 6.00pm. Entry is $150 for Non-OCC member participants.

Up and Coming Events February Monthly Stableford:

Sunday, 21 February, morning tee-off, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Johor

March Monthly Stableford:

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

ISCGT 2016 1st Leg:

Friday, 11 March, morning tee-off, Raffles Country Club Lake Course (Hosted by The British Club)

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

Results & Standings Order of Merit

December Stableford

Overall Champion; Nic Merrow-Smith Runner-Up; Mark Nikkel 2nd Runner-Up; Paul Nikkel

Venue: Ria Bintan Golf Club, Ocean Blue/Forest Course, White Tees Winner; 39 points, Mark Nikkel Runner Up; 35 points, Steve Settle Nearest the Pin Hole # 9; Nic Merrow-Smith Nearest the Pin Hole # 13; Colin Allcard Longest Drive Hole # 5; Andrew Stearns

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

Previous season – successes to be proud of Edited by Julia Fenton

Junior and Teen Christmas Social – rain on court but certainly no wash-outs! This successful group continued to enjoy fun as well as success to the very end of 2015. Their Christmas Social was truly a family affair, with eighteen 10-17 year olds playing and parents energetically out sweeping to counteract the effects of heavy rain, avoiding the courts morphing into a giant splash zone! Everyone was rewarded with well-deserved sustenance and mulled wine for the parents!

Coaches Top Tips – the overhead; great advice from Coach David Waggett The overhead is a difficult shot and there’s nothing worse for a tennis player than to labour away during a point, finally get into a position to win the point and then mess up what should be the final winning shot of the rally. We’ve all experienced how bad that feeling is; the expectation is that the player hitting the smash should win the point. • When the lob goes up, ensure that you turn your body side on and change the position of your feet. For the right handed player the left leg would be closest to the net. This helps create mobility and you will find it much easier to get into position under the ball. • As you get side on, assume the trophy position. Therefore, for a right handed player, left arm pointing at the ball and right arm behind your head with the elbow at an 80-90 degree angle. • You should be doing these two steps as soon as you see the lob going up. If you do it correctly, you will find yourself underneath the ball with plenty of time, good balance and more ease with which to bring the racquet through to make contact at the correct time. •

Often players stay front on for too long which limits mobility when you need to move in a 360 degree range of motion. Not having the racquet in a set position compounds the issue of being out of position. When attempting to strike the ball, players often misinterpret how quickly it’s descending down from its peak height. And if your racquet is not set then you will really struggle to time the shot.

• So practice your smash next time you play and implement these points when doing so. You will find that with a bit of practice and the right technique, you’ll look forward to getting lobs thrown up in matches as opposed to dreading it.

WITS – team success all round in 2015 Our five WITS teams produced some great results last season and are now fully charged to begin the new season with vigour; good luck to them all! Our determined WITS ladies are represented in the following teams: Swing out Sisters in Premier B (promoted to Premier B following their win of A) Court Appeal in Alpha Glam Slams in Beta No Strings Attached in C Swing out Sisters collecting their trophy at the WITS Winter Wonderland event, where The British Club kindly donated $700 of vouchers for prizes.

Keep Calm & Rally in C (promoted from D - fantastic)

Masters Tournament – don’t forget to register! If you are 45 years old and above, please don’t forget to sign up for this exciting tournament – see posters around the Club for all details.

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Cricket:

End of Season 2015 report By Gaurav Lakhanpal

By the time you read this, the new season for The British Club’s (BC) Cricket would have already started. Although a tad late but here is the 2015 season report, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in early December and we have a change of guard in the office. New members have stepped in which is a good sign for the cricket section. Year on year we are improving our cricket facilities to provide our members a great experience while being away from family members on a Saturday afternoon. We have an improved drainage system, which now competes with the best grounds in the country, better storage, shade, chairs, food and drinks. Logistics have been managed perfectly throughout the year with Todd Buck being the convenor and also helping out on match day. Paul Twine has been terrific in managing the schedules and he has also secured BC cricket another year in Turf City. David Bennett, as the treasurer, has kept us out of the red zone. Overall a great season where we played: 25 matches including vets league 8 wins and 5 washouts We gave 50 lads a bat this season and 48 rolled their arms over Batting Honours: David Hosking – 376, he also took the batting honours in the vets league beating the next guy by a mile and more! Ross Marsh – 263 Shane Sampson – 257 Bowling Honours: A great competition between Paul and David towards the end of the year to see who takes the bowling honours. Last game of the season saw Paul coming out all guns blazing. With unplayable line and length, he overtook David by 2 wickets. Paul Twine – 22 David Bennett – 20 David Hosking – 11 Meet the new Committee for 2016 Season and I wish the BC cricket section a wonderful 2016! Convenor: Todd Buck Fixtures Secretary: Paul Twine Treasurer: David Bennett Match Organizer/ Captains: Paul McNee and Shane Sampson Members’ Secretary: Gaurav Lakhanpal

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 2016 Mon *Monthly F&B Specials @ The Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores +Lunar New Year Promotion @ Verandah Café Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

Tue Bingo **Brittany Lobster Promotion @ Mountbatten Room Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Aqua Bike

Wed Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class

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

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8 9 10 11 Lunar New Year Entertainment Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

Public Holiday: Lunar New Year Day 1

Lunar New Year Entertainment Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Aqua Bike Shrove Tuesday

Pub Quiz Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class

Dining Madness Champagne Day Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike

Public Holiday: Lunar New Year Day 2

15 16 17 18 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

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

Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class

Pitter Chatter Dining Madness Champagne Day Teen Committee Social Squash Pilates Aqua Bike

22 23 24 25 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

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

Pub Quiz Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Social Dance Class

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*Promotion till 29 February **Promotion till 28 February +Lunar New Year Promotion till 22 February Please note: The information above is correct at time of printing and is subject to change without prior notice.

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MARCH 2016 5 6 7 Listing Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class

Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Family Quiz

12 13 14 Fridays, 4, 11 & 18 March Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class Children Ballet

Valentine’s Day Specials @ Mountbatten Room Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Little Chef: Oreo Cheesecake Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket Children Ballet

Valentine’s Day Specials @ Mountbatten Room & The Windsor Arms 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Bricks4Kidz Lego Workshop Saturdays, 5, 19 & 26 March

Open House Sunday, 6 March

19 20 21 Mothering Sunday Family Quiz Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class Children Ballet

Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket Children Ballet

26 27 Yealands Estate Wine & Gourmet Dinner Family Quiz Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Social Dance Class Children Ballet

Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket Children Ballet Bricks4Kidz Lego Workshop Master’s Tennis Tournament 2016

Try Sailing with Keppel Bay Sailing Academy 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer February Golf Medal @ Horizon Hill Golf & Country Club, Malaysia

Sunday, 6 March

Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Craft Making Sunday, 27 March

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St. David’s Day @ The Windsor Arms Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer Master’s Tennis Tournament 2016

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MAGIC MOMENTS

festive celebrations around the club

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New year’s Eve Gala 2016: Sailing the high seas on board HMS queen victoria 31 December

New year’s Eve family countdown party: wild, wild west cowboys and indians 31 December

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

THE CLUB

(ABU DHABI)

Founded in 1962 by a pioneering group of expatriates, Members of The Club and their guests enjoy an excellent range of sports, leisure and entertainment experiences. The Club is a place to relax, socialize and rejuvenate –a home away from home for many. The Club’s variety of dining venues, imaginative menus and friendly staff are the perfect choice for any occasion, whether it’s a quiet dinner for two or a large gathering of family and friends. The Club accommodates 13 bars and restaurants, offering a wide variety of styles and tastes, open to Members and their guests. The Club has a perfect selection of recreation and leisure opportunities available for Members and their guests. Relax on sun loungers by the swimming pool or on one of our beaches, soak up a good book in The Library or pamper yourself in the Hair and Beauty salon. If you would rather be centre stage, why not tread the boards with the Abu Dhabi Dramatic Society. The Club’s breadth of Sports and Fitness facilities are among the most extensive in Abu Dhabi. The multi-purpose built Health Complex includes a fully equipped Gym, fitness studio and offers Members personal training, programme management and full fitness assessments. Junior Members of The Club have a fantastic range of facilities and a full programme of activities throughout the year. Junior Members get to enjoy a variety of free activities including sports, art & crafts, children’s kitchen, movies & games offered by the Club every weekend.

The Club Mina Sadiyat, PO Box 658, Abu Dhabi, UAE. T +971 2 673 1111 • F +971 2 673 1113 For more information, please visit www.the-club.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

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Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE BRITISH CLUB 2015 SPONSORS Title Sponsors Best of British

Official Carrier

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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February 2016