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

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

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Tel: 6339 8229

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

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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Member in the Spotlight

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Food & Beverage

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Activities & Events

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

Sports & Fitness

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Calendar of Events

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

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

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, My thanks to all the Members who took the time to attend and contribute to the 33rd Annual General Meeting held in November last year. When quorum was achieved and the meeting was underway, it became a forum for valuable feedback and exchanges of ideas. This continued long after the meeting was formally closed. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to serve you as President of The British Club and I am pleased to announce the Members of the Main Committee of the Club, as seen on the right of this message. I would like to thank all of the Main Committee for their voluntary contribution and dedication to the various committees and to ensuring the longevity and smooth operation of our Club. All committees benefit from some regeneration and any Members that have the desire and commitment to make a difference are most welcome to make themselves known to any committee Chair or to the management of the Club. On behalf of the Main Committee and the Club Management, I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Steve Settle who has stepped down as President following the last AGM, having served the maximum three year term. The Club flourished during his term, with significant improvements in many areas whether they are in our facilities, our systems, our finances or our team and all members have benefited from this. I am pleased to know that Steve will remain on the Main Committee for a while longer, where he will help with the transition and take up the role of Vice President and Chairman of the Sports Committee. A big ‘thank you’ for the generous support provided by all of you who, during December, bought a “star” and contributed towards the Club’s adopted charities – Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Singapore and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Your generous gifts and donations will help to make a difference in the lives of the children of RDA and the Gurkha families.

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

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Eric Rogers Chairman of Infocomm Committee

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

Some Members may have recently returned from holidays renewed of energy and with resolutions to keep in 2016. So it is with the Club; we hope to bring you more exciting activities and events throughout the calendar year. We also hope you will resolve to join us at these events, make use of the newly equipped gym or try the new menus in our excellent dining outlets. Look out for our Best of British 2016 celebrations which is planned for 3rd to 11th June and our celebration of Singapore, which is planned for October. Be sure to join us and bring your friends!

Marketing and Communication Committee Kate Jeffrey, Cynthia Zorlutuna, Caroline Underhill, Sarah McNee

Together with my fellow Main Committee members and our General Manager, Sean Boyle, and his team, we wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Michael Leaver

DAMIAN R. HILLS President THE BRITISH CLUB

Finance Committee Member Stephen Fulton, Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson, Ashley Nicholas

Kindly note that this list is currently being updated.

Member Services Committee Maggie Ashman, Fiona Corbett, Patricia Forrester, David Wong, Michelle Kuek, Stephen Walker, Jeffery Chua, Marc Thng Human Resource Committee Tony Quek, Shaun Matherson, Eugene Heng

Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong Sports Committee All Sports Convenors


GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, We l c o m e t o 2 0 1 6 a n d H a p p y N e w Year to one and all! First and foremost, I am delighted to welcome our new President, Damian Hills. I look forward to working with him and the Main Committee this year. I would like to thank all the Members who have donated generously to the Hong Bao (Red Packet) Fund for our Club employees. Your appreciation of our employees is an affirmation of their efforts and hard work at the Club. Year 2016 promises yet to be another eventful time at the Club with the Best of British 2016 Celebrations taking place just months away, from 3 to 11 June 2016. Back by popular demand, we are also re-launching the Friday Night Live series with an even more exciting line up of bands and themed buffets. Keep a lookout for more information in the magazine as well as our e-newsletter. In line with Friday Night Live, join us at The Windsor Arms on Friday, 22 January as we commemorate the life and work of Robert Burns with a flavour ful Scottish themed buffet, fabulous entertainment and whisky tasting on Burns’ Night. We have launched our 3 Fundamentals Infor mation Card. The card contains important infor mation to know when coming to the Club. Please feel free to pick one up at the Reception. Flip to page 6 for more information on the card. The gym re-opened on 28 November 2015 with our new state-ofthe-art gym equipment. Read more on the new features of our gym equipment in the Sports section on page 42. The Gym is for all Members to enjoy and make good use of. I am also pleased to inform you that we have brought in new furniture for the Verandah Café. I hope you will be impressed with the new changes.

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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

Here’s to 2016 – onwards and upwards! SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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

Magazine Survey Winner

Compliments 19 November 2015 Dear Sean, I hope your committee meeting went well! I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team for so generously supporting the first Chamber Open House at Robinson Point! We had a great turn out of members and non-members alike, very engaged conversations about the Chamber, the Club and the British Community at large. A very successful evening bringing business people together in a relaxed atmosphere and we are already thinking of repeating a similar format next year. Please forward my message to Chrisse and your team, I don’t have their email addresses.

The British Club would like to thank all Members for their active participation in the Magazine Survey held from 30 September to 10 November 2015. We are pleased to announce that Ciaran Sanderson walked away with the winning prize of a 3D2N stay at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.

Warm regards and looking forward to seeing you at the ball. Brigitte Holtschneider Executive Director British Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Congratulations to Ciaran!

19 November 2015

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)

Monday, 8 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 1) 10.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday, 9 February (Chinese New Year’s Day 2) 10.00am to 6.00pm

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Hi Sean Allow me to reiterate on the back of Brigitte’s email. A really successful night. Food superb and your staff were once again highly professional. I was the last but one to leave (poor Alex) and there wasn’t a crumb to be seen! I think next time, you need a banner or something to place behind the food tables saying something like “.. Courtesy of the British Club...” really something to be proud of. Once again, thanks for your continued support. And on your recommendation, see you at the Big 5 dinner next Friday! Regards Mark Buchan Chairperson of Events Committee British Chamber of Commerce Singapore


CLUB NEWS

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33rd Annual General Meeting of The British Club

The 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club was held on 26 November. In his opening address, the Club’s President, Steve Settle thanked each Member of the Main Committee for their efforts and contributions throughout his 3-year term as the President. Mr Settle also acknowledged and expressed thanks to General Manager, Sean Boyle and his team for their continuous effort in bringing the Club to where it is today. Members in attendance shared their views during the meeting. There were no elections held as there were 9 uncontested candidates nominated for the ten positions available in the Main Committee. A photo montage was presented to Mr & Mrs Settle as a token of appreciation for their unwavering support to the Club by Mr Boyle. Mr Settle stepped down as the President after the AGM. He will remain on the Main Committee as one of the Club’s Vice Presidents to assist in the transition. The meeting adjourned at 9.00pm.

MAIN COMMITTEE 2015-2016

Frank Wong

Steve Settle

Damian Hills

Adrian Waterton

Stephen Fulton

Honorary Secretary

Vice President

President

Vice President

Honorary Treasurer

Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

Chairman of Sports Committee

Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Chairman of Finance Committee

Shaun Matheson

Tony Quek

Patrick Hyde

Eric Rogers

Chairman of F&B Task Force and Special Projects Committee

Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Chairman of Infocomm Committee

Chairman of Disciplinary Committee

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CLUB NEWS

The British Club’s 3 Fundamentals Information Card

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

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

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

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

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MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

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(From left) Yi Hao, Kwan, Gabriella Hyde, Patrick Hyde (Main Committee) & Steve Settle (Main Committee)

(From behind) Angela Lawson & Sarah McNee (From left) Alexander Lawson, Daniel Lawson & Sophie McNee

Neil Blyth Argo & Damian Hills (President)

(From left) Rhiannon Hills, Damian Hills (President), Paul Parker & Nicola Settle

(From left) Zhang Xue, Sonia Rego & Martin Mertens

(From left) Dr Wong, Sunny Sia, Alice Wong & Jessi Wong

(From left) Chrisse Olayres, Chew Teck Chye & Susan Chan

(From left) Michelle Chua, Sean Boyle (General Manager), Karo De Beul, Namrata Singh & Ronnie Ng

Aiveen McCarthy & Angela Lawson

Christian Gilmour & Damian Hills (President)

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(From left) Julie Dickenson, Neil Fraser Dickenson & Damian Hills (President)


PLANNING FOR YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION 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.

For many expats, their child’s education is the most important investment they will ever make. Singapore offers some of the best international schools anywhere in terms of exam results, facilities, the experiences and friendships that the pupils carry with them throughout their lives. But the cost of an education is going up and as more and more expats rely on local packages it soon adds up. At The Fry Group, this is becoming a bigger issue for our clients so we recently commissioned the Centre for Business Economic Research to look at the cost of an international education in several Asian markets compared to the UK. Their research showed that over the last five years, fees in Singapore have increased by 23.2%. There are good reasons for this of course. Many international schools are embarking on substantial capital investment. If fees continue to go up as expected, the average total amount for education for a child entering education today will be S$590,000 in tuition fees alone. This figure compares to S$479,100 for those students who started reception in 2010 and makes the Lion City the most expensive in dollar terms of all of the South-East Asian markets researched. Put into perspective the average two child expat family will not see much change from S$1.2 million during their children’s schooling. Singapore is not alone in seeing above inflation rises in school fees. In fact, they’ve gone up significantly across the board. In the UK, school fees are 30% higher than in Singapore and have experienced a very similar rise over the last five years. Globally school fees for private education are going up. A lot. We surveyed other popular expat work destinations like Hong Kong - which came third in the rankings - Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Malaysia had the least expensive fees of the countries we examined. Annual tuition fees were an average of S$22,045, compared to Singapore, where average fees stands today at S$30,000. Hong Kong comes in at S$29,042. So what does all this mean for expats on a local package? Well first the good news. While it is the most expensive Asian destination for school fees, Singapore ranked high in ‘affordability’ of education too reflecting the higher average salaries in the little red dot. Only Singapore’s regional rival Hong Kong scored more highly on the school affordability stakes. Secondly, the real cost of a UK education also needs to be taken into account. Regardless of the headline dollar amount, Singapore with its favourable tax regime has significant advantages. Once you factor in boarding fees and the high quality of schools on our doorstep, a UK education becomes less attractive. The key to carry away is that for expats the high cost of international education needs to be planned alongside other life events such as university education, retirement, life insurance and wills & trusts. At The Fry Group, we help clients come up with a specific financial plan to provide them with visibility on how decisions they make in the present can impact on their future.

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

Visit by Colonel William Shuttlewood OBE

The British Club was honoured to have the Gurkha Welfare Trust Director, Colonel William Shuttlewood OBE over at the Club for lunch on 19 November 2015. Hosting him were past President, Steve Settle, General Manager, Sean Boyle and Main Committee members Tony Quek, Frank Wong and Stephen Fulton. The Club presented the $40,000 cheque from the funds raised for the Gurkha Welfare Trust to Colonel Shuttlewood OBE on that day.

Warm Welcome... To our new Members ANTON & DOROTHY COLTON CHEAH WEE TEONG & YEUNG HUI ELAINE TAN WEI-KA FINTAN & MELINDA CASSIDY

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

FRANCOIS & DOMINIQUE BOYER

Come join us on Thursday, 14 January

JOHN & EVA BLOEMEN

Looking to meet other Members...

MAHDEV & VINITA MOHAN

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

MARK OHALLORAN

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Canapes & drinks will be served.)

For bookings and more information, contact

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

Kumar Suneel

Chef de Partie Verandah Indian Kitchen

Employee of the Month October 2015

November 2015

Wadhan Alok

Inthumathi D/O Govindaiyan

Junior Captain Verandah

Member Relations Assistant Member Relations

Alok joined the club on 2 March 2015 as a Service Assistant and had received numerous compliments on the excellent service that he had provided. He has proven to be a trustworthy team member and is always willing to lend anyone a helping hand. Alok is a very hardworking individual and is now promoted to Junior Captain.

Inthu joined the club on 29 June 2015. She always attends to all the members and colleagues with a smile and is a very pleasant person. She goes the extra mile to address the concerns of the members, and is always positive and appreciative towards her colleagues. Inthu has gained the recognition from her peers and supervisors.

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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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Check out the brand new look of Verandah Café We are pleased to present you the brand new look of the Verandah Café! With a new menu, new children’s buffet corner and now new furniture to boot, the Verandah Café will whet any discerning appetite. Come by soon for an all new dining experience. Bon appetit!

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

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

11 to 17 January

18 to 24 January

25 to 30 January

1st – $200

1st – $200

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

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


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The British Club Member Get Member Promotion Introduce your friends to The British Club!

SPECIAL SIGN UP PROMOTION Associate Lifetime Membership for only

$10,000

(Published Price $16,000)

Get 100 British Club Rewards (BCR) points when your friend comes for a private tour with The British Club membership team. If your friend signs up for the Associate Lifetime Membership at a special price of $10,000, you will receive 20,000 BCR points which can be redeemed for a host of exciting rewards! In addition, you will receive 5 sessions of personal training with any of our friendly Fitness Trainers worth $375+! Looking to shed those extra kilos? Introduce your friends to The British Club now and receive FREE personal training.

Call 64674311 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to book a private Club tour for your friend now! For more details of the rewards programme, please contact membership@britishclub.org.sg. Special Promotion ends 31 January 2016. Terms and Conditions apply.

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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 present Mr Daniel Khoo. Daniel has joined the Club in February 2015. He is currently Bentley Motors’s Director of Operations. In this issue, Daniel will share with us his passion for automobiles as well as snippets of his personal life.

You have an interesting job as the Director of Operations in Bentley Motors. Please share with us some insights in your line of work – what are the interesting things you get to see/do through your line of work? The job I have is challenging but fun, tiring and motivating, all in the same breath. The area I cover, the APAC region, can be described as covering the most heterogeneous piece of geography in the world. Luckily I speak many of the dialects and languages and understand much of the cultures in this region. Bentleys are sought after in many of the APAC countries as symbols of wealth, reward for hard work, success and the ultimate pinnacle in luxury motoring. My job is to ensure that all our customers get their hands on the Bentley of their dreams, delivering an unforgettable Bentley experience through our partners in all the countries in this region. In this role, I get to meet partners, dealers, customers, brand ambassadors, royalty, rich and wealthy and influencers from all streams of life. It is through the meeting of people that I enjoy my job very much.

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How long have you been in the automobile industry? What brought you to the industry? I have been in the industry for twenty years, working in dealerships, at factories and in regional representative offices. In all, for my career, I have lived in Australia, China, Germany, Taiwan and Singapore. I had joined the industry out of a passion for cars. I have seen cars assembled in different environments, from rudimentary assemblies in Thailand, Indonesia and even in Taiwan, to the robotic manufacturing behemoths of China and Germany and now to the bespoke and artisanal methodology for Bentley motor cars in Crewe. I have loved every facet of this industry and I am grateful for the opportunity it has given to my family as well as for me to be back in Singapore and to be part of The British Club as a Member. What brings you to the Club? The reputation of the management of The British Club was a key factor in our decision to join. We were referred to the club by the American Club China’s General Manager in Taipei. He knew we enjoyed hanging out in the club and we are introduced by our daughter’s schoolmate’s parents, the Schellerer family. When I am not working, you will probably catch me… I enjoy using the numerous sporting facilities provided at the Club - swimming, squash and the gym. That’s what my family does at the club on weekends and sometimes also on weekdays. Which is your favourite restaurant at the Club and why? Our favourite eating outlet is at the Verandah Cafe or the Splash Bar where after a swim or some exercise, a curry lunch or a sandwich are both just as fulfilling and yummy.

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Friday Night Live

like you’ve never seen before! After a very successful run and a short break, we are bringing back Friday Night Live with a new line-up of bands to hit your Friday nights! With its mouth-watering themed buffets specially prepared by Chef Scott and the all night long drink promotions, where else would you rather be?

Watch this space for more details as we re-launch on 15 January 2016


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Friday Night Live just got more interesting as we celebrate Burns’ Night Friday, 22 January In conjunction with Friday Night Live, join us at The Windsor Arms as we commemorate the life and work of Robert (Rabbie) Burns, Scotland’s National Poet and Lyricist, who was born on 25 January 1759. Join us for a flavourful Scottish-themed buffet dinner and live entertainment

Burns Supper Buffet $32.50+ Adult • $18.00+ Child*

(A reduced a la carte menu is available on this day)

Whisky Tasting 6.30pm to 10.30pm Join us on this special night for some whisky tasting at The Windsor Arms as we celebrate all things Scottish. The Glenrothes Vintage 2001 Highland Park Dark Origins The Macallan Edition 1 For more information, call 6467 4311.

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)

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

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

$118.00+ Adult

$38.00+ Adult • $19.00+ Child*

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

$68.00+ Adult

(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.

For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subjected to change. *Child: 12 years & below

SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


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January Promotion

Australian King Fish Fillet (200gm) Promotion 5 to 31 January With your choice of preparation: • Steamed baked-in foil with White Wine, Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes and Parsley • Pan-fried wrapped in Pancetta, Beetroot Mash and Wilted Witlof • Oven-roasted Pecan and Feta Cheese Crusted, Tomato Chutney, Braised Puy Lentils

Stuffed Potato Skins Promotion 4 to 31 January

All About Potato Skins With choice of 2 stuffings: • Chilli Con Carne • Tuna Mayo • Chicken Curry • Vegetarian Curry Served with mesclun salad, crisps and topped with melted cheese

Monthly Special 4 to 31 January

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 4 to 31 January

Punggol Seafood Mee Goreng Tandoori Prawns Fried Rice

Monthly Special 4 to 31 January

Chicken Nilgiri Korma Boneless chicken leg cooked with coriander, mint leaves and cashew nut cream sauce Served with biryani rice, naan, raita and roasted papad

Vegetables Nilgiri Korma Mixed vegetables cooked with coriander, mint leaves and cashew nut cream sauce 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

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


SPANISH WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 29 January 2016

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest This month, we will explore the world of Spanish wines. Spain is the top exporter of wines in the world. In 2014, Spain exported 22.8 million hectolitres with the majority of it going to France. It became the third largest producer of wine in 2014, behind France and Italy respectively with 42 million hectolitres produced. While everyone thinks of Rioja when they think of Spanish wine, the top area for volume is actually Castille-La Mancha near the capital of Madrid. We are happy to have Ms Alison Harvey with us this month to share with us more on Spanish wines. Alison is the manager for South East Asia and Hong Kong for Freixenet Group who owns Katnook Estate in Coonawarra.

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening

Aperitif Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut N.V., Penedes, Spain ***** Amuse Bouche Confit Octopus Tentacles, Chorizo, Tomato, Oyster Leaf Tapena Verdejo, Vino de la Tierra di Castilla, Spain ***** Leek and Potato Soup, Oyster Tempura ***** Porcini Pappardelle, Slow Cooked Organic Egg, Shaved Parmigiano Vega Riaza Cosecha, Ribera del Duero, Spain ****** NZ Oxtail and Potato Cake, Crispy Ox Cheek, Ox-Tongue, Onion Tart, Turnip, Shallot And Red Wine Jus Vega Riaza Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain ***** Granny Smith Apple and Almond Tart, Cream Anglaise Vaza Reserva, Rioja, Spain

Special Take-Away Description U.P.$ Price Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut N.V., Penedes, Spain

$35.00

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut N.V., Penedes, Spain (Magnum Bottle)

$68.00 $48.00

Tapena Verdejo, Vino de la Tierra di Castilla, Spain

$36.00

$26.50

Vega Riaza Cosecha, Ribera del Duero, Spain

$38.00

$28.50

Vega Riaza Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain

$45.00

$33.50

Vaza Reserva, Rioja, Spain

$48.00

$36.50

***** Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

In partnership with

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

$24.90


THE BRITISH CLUB

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.

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

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

Pizza Loving Tuesday 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 Wednesday 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 Thursday FREE dessert of your choice for any main course ordered Enjoy 20% off all housewines by the bottle at the participating outlet

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

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar


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


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THE BRITISH CLUB

Saturday ‘LIVE’ Entertainment with Terry

and Robyn

January

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.

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.

SPIRIT PROMOTION January 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. 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

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

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


The British Club offers premium and customised Food and Beverage catering for all your event needs. We offer a wide range of menus and set-ups that can be customised to meet your most discerning requirements in the venue of your choice. Exclusive promotions for Members Meeting Packages starting from S$45.00+ per person. Full-day Seminar Package

Half-day Seminar Package

Members’ Rate – $55.00+ per person

Members’ Rate – $45.00+ per person

Mon-Members’ Rate – $75.00++ per person

Mon-Members’ Rate – $65.00++ per person

Inclusive of 2 x coffee breaks + 1 x Lunch at The Windsor Arms or Verandah Café

Inclusive of 1 x coffee breaks + 1 x Lunch in The Windsor Arms or Verandah Café

Minimum guarantee – 10 persons

Minimum guarantee – 10 persons

Corporate Dinner Package • Western Buffet Menu – from $35.00++ onwards per person • Western 4-course Set Menu – from $45.00++ onwards per person • Inclusive of Free-flow Soft Drinks and Coffee/Tea throughout the event • Minimum guarantee – 30 persons

For enquiries or bookings, call 6410 1146 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg


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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

Chinese Acrobatic Performance

Lion Dance

Chinese Traditional Dance at Verandah Café

Chinese Acrobatic Performance Synchronised Drums at Club Driveway


Lunar new year SPECIALS

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LUNAR NEW YEAR A LA CARTE PROMOTION 25 January to 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

25 January To 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 25 January to 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 Pomelo or Lime Pepper Oil Peanuts Sesame Seeds Crackers

symbolising abundance and excess through the year symbolising growing luck and auspicious value symbolising the hope of attracting more money and valuables symbolising money to flow in from all directions symbolising a household filled with gold and silver symbolising a flourishing business 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 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. Booked before Monday, 25 January and receive 2 complimentary bottles of house pour red wines for every table. • • • •

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.


Lunar new year SPECIALS

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CHINESE NEW YEAR WINE PROMOTION @ THE WINDSOR SHOP January & 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!


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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 ***** I’voire 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

Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 4311 or email fb@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 called 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.

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

$38.00/$28.00

$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 47%

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 ™ & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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

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


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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BINGO NIGHTS

FOR CHILDREN

Tuesday, 5 & 19 January • 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

The prize snowballs after each session.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesday, 13 & 27 January • 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!

Book Club Once a month, 8.00pm Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am

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

BOOK CLUB

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 Dutton 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

THE BRITISH CLUB

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


MKI

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LITTLE CHEF

JANUARY SPECIAL ARTS AND CRAFTS

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

Saturday, 23 January 2016 • 1.00pm to 2.00pm Activity Hub

Baked Mozzarella Bites

The school days are back! Bring the little ones for this amazing session where they will learn to bake delicious mozzarella bites. It’s crispy on the outside and stretchy mozzarella cheese on the inside – fits the bill for the perfect afterschool snack.

$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.

CERAMIC PHOTO FRAMES

Picture frames are a fantastic way to show off those brilliant family pictures, but they can get costly. Join us as we create an amazing ceramic photo frame for those little precious moments. Do remember to bring along a family photo for this session.

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

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 cancellation 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

THE BRITISH CLUB

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


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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 CONVENORS 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 session*

$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 SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg Monday

• • • •

Tuesday

• Social Squash • Muay Thai Kickboxing • Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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

Wednesday • Water Aerobics • Yoga Thursday

• Social Squash • Pilates

Friday

• • • •

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Saturday

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

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES

PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am • $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session* Water Aerobics – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am • $15.00 per session* MUAY THAI kickboxing – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 9.00am to 10.15am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 10.15am to 11.30am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* $300.00 for two months (16 session)*

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) Fee: $30.00 per session* Salsa Class – Instructor : Richard Little Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $25.00 per session* Running Clinic – Instructor : Kelvin Leow Every Friday: 6.00pm to 7.00pm • $20.00 per session* (Cost include refreshment after the run at Scores) NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00 will be charged for no-show and guest fee for Yoga & Pilates Classes

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


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The Gym Has Re-Opened! The Club is honoured to have our previous Sports Chairman Stephen Fulton and our Sports Manager Lay Chi re-open the Gym on 28 November. Special thanks to our President Damian Hills, past President Steve Settle and General Manager Sean Boyle as well as our sports covenors who came down for the re-opening of the Gym.

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For the past few months, Members had to make do with alternative arrangements due to the extensive renovations and changing of the old gym equipment. The British Club Gym has been closed to replace the floorings and vinyl walls. Air-conditioners have been changed to provide better cooling facilities for our Members. We also took the opportunity to replace and repair light fixtures with energy saving LED lights. Most importantly, all the Stack Weight Machines, Free Weights and Cardio Machines have been changed to the most updated series. With all the changes, we also added a few more machines to enhance the training capabilities of the gym. We are now equipped with a Smith Machine, Power Rack, Half Rack and Dumbbells ranging from 1kg to 30kg. 14 stack weight stations that you can use to train almost every part of your body. Try out the brand new Jungle 5, one of the latest multi-cable machines, and 14 of the latest series Cardiovascular Machines which consist of 5 Treadmills, 4 Bikes (2 Recline Bikes), 2 Elliptical Machines, 1 Vario Cross Trainer, 1 Crossover and a Concept 2 Rower with PM5. Apart from the Concept 2 Rower, all the other cardio machines have a touch screen and runs on the latest Android version that offers you the same gesture-based interaction that you would enjoy with a tablet. You may now enjoy watching TV, surfing the web and Youtube etc. This gives the user access to a constantly evolving world of applications. You can also use your iPhone or iPod to listen to your favorite music or connect your USB device while you work out. The white Stack Weight Machines with red seats and white finishes, the red vinyl walls and the blue towels, are aligned with the 3 colors of the United Kingdom Flag that gives you the unmistakable feeling of home in the UK.

Our Football Covenor, James Morris was so excited about the new gym equipment that he went up the treadmill with champagne in his hand!

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SPORTS & FITNESS SQuash:

NEW YEAR, OLD STORY By The Boaster

2015 Most Improved

2015 Open Finalists

As the Boaster casts an eye back over 2015, he is struck by how familiar it all looks. There are new aches and pains, there are a couple of new faces on the courts and a few old faces have gone but so much is the same. Craig Telmer, who has done a brilliant job as convenor for the last two years, is back in charge. Charlie Thomas, 6-time club champion is back on the honours board and is now 7-time champion after a 3-0 win over Ben Carpenter in the finals. And then there is the Cosmo league. Once again we began the season full of hope, started well and even led the league at one point, only to slip down to 5th in the final standings. Our final match, when we still had a chance of a top 3 finish, was at home to the Dutch Club. To pass on the Dutchies on the Right Hand Side and make our Sweet Dreams come True, Captain Jamie went back to the ‘80s. Choosing a team recognized for their athleticism and Reflex-flex-flexes he picked Jim ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Mitchell, James ‘Jump’ Bauly, Andrew ‘I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar’ Marshall, Andrew ‘Manic Monday’ Stearns, and Liam ‘Rock the Casbah’ Douglas For the battle of Two Tribes and to bring home Gold. Andrew was first up and he had a Fantastic Day, winning 3-0. Andrew Stearns started well but quickly found himself Under Pressure and lost 3-1. Up stepped Jim who was as Physical as ever and left the Dutch Livin’ on a Prayer as Another One Bit The Dust. At this stage, The British Club team were Walking On Sunshine and knew that some good Karma (chameleon) was coming their way after weeks of close defeats Time after Time. Surely Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, they thought. Liam had tough game and lost, leaving James playing the decider. He went 1-0 up, then 2-0 and then disaster struck as he went over on his ankle. He fought bravely and almost came Back To Life in the final game but with limited mobility he was taken down by the Dutchman’s Invisible Touch and it was another Blue Monday for The British Club. Don’t Stop Believing and we’ll see you in 2016.

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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Section News On behalf of the Section, I’d like to thank you all for supporting our 2015 inter-club matches, Club Championship and in particular our regular monthly medals. Participation was marginally up from the year before and with our fixture list for 2016 confirmed, we encourage even greater participation as we kick off the season with two great venues in Seletar Country Club and Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club. Our 2015 Order of Merit comes to a close in December at Ria Bintan, with Nic Merrow-Smith leading from John Bussell (retired) and Paul Nikkel. Being convenor, Nic has been there to pick-up points when the field is at it’s weakest. As in the past, the Order of Merit rewards those who play more games, partially through constant scoring. For example, the Stableford scoring averages for those who have played more than 5 games this year are; Paul Nikkel 33.00, John Bussell 30.63, Nic Merrow-Smith 30.44, David Christie 27.57 and Daniel Merrow-Smith 19.40, many of whom featured in the challenge for the year-end Honors.

2015 Medal Winners January February March May June September October November

John Bussell Colin Allcard Nic Merrow-Smith Mark Nikkel John Bussell Charles Pierron Paul Nikkel Nina Sung

For 2016 season, winners will receive 2 sleeves of our British Club Titleist ProV1 golf balls.

Our very own ProV1 golf balls, only available as prizes in our games.

October & November Medals

Nina Sung heads fearlessly into the eye of the storm to secure the win at Raffles Country Club

Congratulations to Paul Nikkel and Nina Sung who both cantered to their first win of the season. Paul won at Tering Bay with 34 points whilst Nina showed her class at Raffles Country Club in the rain, completing the round after a 2 hour delay with a gross 88 for 38 points. Congratulations to Mark Nikkel, Nic Merrow-Smith and David Christie for picking up novelty prizes during these games. The nearest pins and longest drives are rewarded with a sleeve of our Titleist ProV1 golf balls. THE BRITISH CLUB

Paul Nikkel nails his first win of the year at Tering Bay Golf & Country Club


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Up and Coming Events January Stableford: February Stableford:

Friday, 22 January, 8.00am, Seletar Country Club Sunday, 21 February, 8.00am, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Nusajaya, Johor

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

Results & Standings October Medal

November Medal

Venue: Tering Bay Golf & Country Club Winner; 34 Points, Paul Nikkel Runner Up; 29 Points, Nic Merrow-Smith

Venue: Raffles Country Club - Lake Course Winner; 38 Points, Nina Sung Runner Up; 35 Points, David Christie

Nearest the Pin Hole #4 Mark Nikkel Nearest the Pin Hole #15 Nic Merrow-Smith Longest Drive Hole #8 Nic Merrow-Smith

Nearest the Pin Hole #2 Nic Merrow-Smith Nearest the Pin Hole #14 Nic Merrow-Smith Longest Drive Hole #18 David Christie

2016 Golf Fixture List Friday (am)

22 January

January Stableford at Seletar Country Club, Singapore

Sunday (am)

21 February

February Stableford at Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Iskanda, Johor, Malaysia

Friday (am)

11 March (Provisional)

ISCGT 1st Leg, hosted by The British Club - Raffles Country Club, Lake Course, Singapore

Thursday (am)

31 March

March Stableford at Jurong Country Club, Singapore

Sunday (am)

24 April

April Stableford at Bintan Lagoon Golf Club, Seaview Course, Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

Friday (pm)

13 May

The Colonial Cup hosted by The British Club, at Tanah Merah Country Club, Garden Course

Friday (am)

20 May (Provisional)

ISCGT 2nd Leg, details to be confirmed

Friday (pm)

27 May

May Stableford at Singapore Island Country Club, Sime Course, Bukit Location, Singapore

Sunday (am)

12 June

June Stableford at Tering Bay Golf Resort, Batam Island, Indonesia

Friday (am)

15 July

July Stableford at Sembawang Country Club, Singapore

Friday (pm)

26 August

ISCGT 3rd Leg, details to be confirmed

Sunday (am)

28 August

August Stableford at Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Plantation Course, Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia

Friday (pm)

16 September (Provisional)

The Ryder Cup, hosted by The British Club, at Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course.

Friday (pm)

30 September (Provisional)

September Stableford at Raffles Country Club, Palm Course, Singapore

Friday (pm)

14 October (Provisional)

Club Championship at Sentosa Golf Club, Serapong Course Singapore

Sunday (am)

30 October

October Stableford at Palm Springs Beach & Golf Resort, Palm/Island Course, Batam, Indonesia

Friday (am)

18 November

November Stableford at Orchid Country Club, Aranda/Dendro Course, Singapore

Sunday (am)

11 December

December Stableford at Ria Bintan Golf Club, Ocean Course, Bintan, Indonesia

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SPORTS & FITNESS Cricket:

Cricket Section Report By Paul McNee As we head into the monsoon season/Christmas period, The British Club Cricket Section season for 2015 is coming to an end. It has been a very successful season with new members joining the Cricket section as well as a number of keen cricketers being introduced to and joining the club. At the time of writing, we have one game to go to finish the season (The British Club vs ANZA on 28 November).

Match Summaries The British Club vs Cargill This game is played annually for the Jeral D’Souza Cup (Jeral was a Cargill employee and founding member of The British Club (BC) Cricket Section). Not much to say about this game other than it was an Ian Botham 1981 Headingly/Old Trafford like performance by the BC’s Kiwi All-rounder Gary Smith that decided the day! Gary bowled 4 overs of impressive medium pace taking 4/18 and sending another Cargill batsman to the hospital with an unfortunate cut to his head. Cargill succumbed to be all out for 119 with another Gary (Swinfield) 1/9 off 4 and Gaurav Lakhanpal 2/2 off 1 backing up Smith magnificently. With only 120 to chase for a win, BC made the run chase a bit more difficult than it should have been, slumping to 6/60 with only David Bennett (21 off 29) putting up any real resistance. In came the bowling hero Smith and he clubbed a quick 27 off 25 balls to take the BC to a well-deserved 3 wicket victory. Captain for the day Shane Sampson happily accepted the trophy on behalf of the BC and a few celebratory drinks were consumed. The British Club vs UWC Teachers The British Club (BC) won the toss and elected to bowl first in clear sunshine (a nice change).UWC were off to a slow start with opening bowlers, Paul Twine and David Bennett keeping it tight. Twiney was heard to offer $10 and a free beer to anyone who would drop a catch off Benno’s bowling given the two of them are separated by only one wicket at the top of the BC Season Bowling Award. Rob Scott clearly thought that was an offer too good to ignore and dropped UWC’s Parker the next over! The UWC innings never really got going and they struggled to be all out for 179 with Bennett (2/20 off 4), Twine (1/15 off 4) and Gibson (1/12 off 4) the pick of the BC bowlers. Paul McNee and Rob Scott both bowled tightly with no luck. If it was not for Ross Marsh (0/24 off 2 overs) bowling a series of very generous full tosses towards the end of the innings UWC’s total would have looked even less impressive. BC were feeling very confident when it came for them to bat and this confidence proved to be well founded as openers, Xav Stucki (31* off 33) and Ross Marsh (30* off 29) hammered the luckless UWC bowlers to all parts of the ground. Paul McNee (35* off 32) and Todd Buck (24 off 23) followed in their footsteps as BC rushed to 1/138 with the target of 180 looking a mere formality. I am not sure what happened next. Over-confidence perhaps? Some concern that the UWC teachers may give bad school reports to children of BC players? Whatever it was, the BC went about snatching Defeat from the Jaws of victory as they crawled their way to 7/170, falling 9 runs short, with the 3 retirees all still in the shed. Post McNee retiring with a huge 6 over long on, only 25 runs were scored off the last 6 overs! Back to the drawing board it was for the BC with some extra homework courtesy of the teachers!

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

Competitive action from our Junior players… Edited by Julia Fenton

Junior Tennis Tournament and KLM Groups – cause for celebration!

The end of 2015 saw some excellent performances from some of our younger Club players. Liza Rowan and Kim Das, at the helm of the Junior Tennis group, were both excited to report a tremendously successful Youth Tournament completed over 2 weekends in November; huge thanks and gratitude to all those who participated or helped organise the event. The prize-giving was included with the seasonal KLM awards night on December 4th, where Tennis Director Darren gave a great update on plans for youth tennis during 2016. Well done to all those who competed and to the winners: Under 8 (Boys & Girls) Under 10 (Boys) Under 10 (Girls) Under 12 (Boys) Under 10 (Girls) Under 14 (Boys) Under 16 (Boys)

Kabir Das Evan Lee Jade Ashburn Jay Friend Tamryn Brown Edward Grieg Nicholas Hall

Men’s Tennis - a choice of options Don’t forget that Men’s Social is active Monday evenings from 7pm. There is a good group of half a dozen players who regularly attend. Doubles is primarily played along with some singles if courts and numbers permit. Every first Monday of the month includes a free drink on the section. Men’s hitting group happens every Saturday at 4pm and every other Wednesday at 8pm. Contact Darren who can assess interested players. Men’s boxes are occurring regularly with groups of 4 men to play in a round robin format over the course of several weeks. We are looking for more players so don’t hesitate to come forward and join us!

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Also to be commended are our KLM Under 17B team, who came third in the Autumn season, despite the hazed-off matches. Team leader Vari Gibson was pleased to give her warm congratulations to valiant team members: Jonathon Harrison, Hamish Gibson, Glen Tan, Alistair Snowden, Lion Schellerer, Joe Morris, Fraser Gibson, Matteo Cecamore and Louise Gibson.


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Coaches Top Tips This month Head Coach Darren Moore shares some inspirational (and weather related!) tips from one of the most successful tennis coaches of all time; Nick Bollettieri who has coached many successful players including Andrea Agassi, Maria Sharapova , Serena & Venus Williams, Boris Becker and Monica Seles. A more experienced player controls their end of the court and understands the shots they can and cannot play. They analyse your game in the warm up and first initial games, then make subtle adjustments to affect your game. Next month, walk onto the court knowing your strengths, the type of style that can help you play well and start to analyse your opponent and look for the following; •

When serving into the sun, change your ball placement; toss forward and backwards not side to side

When looking into the sun and your opponent lobs you, let the ball bounce first, you will hit a better smash.

Try a little lower toss on your serve if it’s really windy.

When running forward for a very short ball, don’t hold the racquet with both hands, run like a sprinter pumping your arms.

Major Wits Win – the only way is up! Club Wits A team, Swing Out Sisters won the A Division and are now on their way up to the Premier B division; what a superb end to a fantastic season.

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SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

Section Report By Susan Finlay

As the Barracudas start the New Year with enthusiasm, we reflect on our achievements of 2015 and set some new goals for the New Year. Last year our swimmers did their best to keep in peak racing conditions throughout the haze, their dedication is to be commended. In our masters group, for the past 2 years, they have competed in the Singapore Masters meet, which is held annually for swimmers from other countries as well as from other clubs in Singapore. The Barracuda Masters now have 6 record holders and a total of 13 records all together! Our junior swimmers continue to excel in competition and enjoy competition days. Many of our swimmers have been happy with not just winning medals but also breaking personal best timings. Swim meets are always a fun and rewarding day out for all of our swimmers and their families. This year we hope to encourage all our swimmers to train hard, to continue to challenge themselves not just on competition days but in training as this is how we improve. Our coaches are always there to give sound technical advice, encouragement and to make the sessions rewarding. Masters swimmers will be training hard towards not just Singapore Masters meet, where they look to break more records, but other events on the world calendar, such as open water swimming events. We always welcome new swimmers of any age and any ability so please contact swimming@britishclub.org.sg for details if you would like to join The British Club Barracudas.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 2016 Mon

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4 5 6 7 Dining Madness Monthly Special @ Verandah & The Windsor Arms* Stuffed Potato Skins Promotion @ Scores* Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

Australian King Fish Fillet (200gm) Promotion @ Mountbatten Room* Bingo Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Champagne Day Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Pitter Chatter Dining Madness Champagne Day Social Squash Pilates

11 12 13 14 Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Dining Madness Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

Scuba Training: BSAC Ocean Diver Course Dining Madness Craft Ladies Balut Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Pub Quiz Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

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

Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

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

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

25 26 27 **Lunar New Year Promotions Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic

Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Pub Quiz Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri Hangover Brunch @ The Windsor Arms Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

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

Sun 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

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February 2016 Listing Lunar new year celebrationS

Public Holiday: New Year’s Day

Till Monday, 22 February

8 9 10 Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

Little Chef: Baked Mozzarella Bites 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

Valentine’s Day Special @ Mountbatten Room Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 February

Valentine’s Day Celebrations @ The Windsor Arms

15 16 17 Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa 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

Sunday, 14 February

22 23 24 Friday Night Live featuring a tribute to Robert Burns January Golf Medal @ Seletar Country Club Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

Terry & Robyn: Live Music 4-Course Set Lunch @ The Windsor Arms @ Mountbatten Room Special Arts & Craft: Ceramic Photo Frame Tinytots Soccer Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Spanish Wine & Gourmet Dinner Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa 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

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MAGIC MOMENTS

Pre-Christmas Ladies Luncheon: A Handmade Christmas 11 November

Little Chef: Santa Brownies 14 November

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Christmas Sing Along with The Amazing Toybox 15 November

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

MERCANTILE ATHLETIC CLUB

The Mercantile Athletic Club was established in 1992 as a high quality social club emphasizing personalized service and first class amenities to improve the health, recreation and entertainment lifestyle pursuits of its Members. Since that time, it has been the club of choice for the senior Indonesian and international business community. A variety of international cuisines are offered in the Club’s dining areas; featuring the Wimbledon Grill, the Miyabi Japanese Dining Room, the Shutters Bar, and the Bandahara Ballroom, plus a number of private meeting rooms to provide its Members with the opportunity to entertain their business and social guests in style. The Shutters’ Bar is a favourite among local and foreign business people for informal lunches, networking and a relaxing drink with friends. Two rooftop tennis courts, two air-conditioned squash courts, a 20/meter lap pool with adjoining whirlpool and fully equipped modern gymnasium are accessible for Members only. Professional fitness trainers and massage services are also provided for Club Members including body treatments and aromatherapy.

MERCANTILE ATHLETIC CLUB Penthouse & 18th Floor World Trade Centre Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav 29-31 Jakarta 12920 Phone: (62-21) 5211320 • Fax: (62-21) 5211333 • Email: macclub@macjakarta.com For more information, please visit www.macjakarta.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)

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