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January 2017

THE

BRITISH CLUB Usher in The Year of The Rooster at The British Club!

Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 January 2017

COOL & WARM CLIMATE WINES AUSTRALIAN WINE & GOURMET DINNER BURNS CELEBRATIONS SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS COMEDY NIGHT


STATE OF THE HEART

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

Tel: 6222 3552

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

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Tel: 9154 0521

St. David’s Society of Singapore Nia Wyn Jones Email: william.nia@gmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com

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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Advertorial

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Magic Moments

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HR News

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Food & Beverage

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Activities & Events

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St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Lorraine Hourican Email: houricansinsingapore@yahoo.com

Sports & Fitness

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

Calendar of Events

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Club Directory & Operating Hours

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Membership Base

Profile

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

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2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE MAIN COMMITTEE

Dear Members, I want to convey my thanks to all Members who took the time to attend and contribute to the 34th Annual General Meeting held on 17th November last year. It was encouraging to see both old and new Members participate in this important event and I hope we see more of you at the next AGM. Contributions of time and expertise are always welcome so please let me know if you have an interest in getting involved in the governance of The British Club.

Damian Hills President

Steve Settle

Vice President Honorary Secretary Chairman of Sports Committee

Adrian Waterton

Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Stephen Fulton

Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

David Wong

Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

On the right-hand side of this page, you will find the Members of the Club’s Main Committee. I am honoured to once again be given the opportunity to serve as President and I would like to thank all members of the Main Committee and the Sub-Committees for their voluntary contribution toward the advancement of our Club. Another round of thanks is in order for the generous support provided by all of you who, during December, bought a ‘star’ and helped contribute towards the Club’s adopted charities – Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Singapore and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Your generous giving will help make a difference to the lives of the children of RDA and the families supported by the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Club will promote even more exciting activities and events throughout this calendar year and we very much hope that there will be something to grab the attention of every Member. Look out for our Best of British 2017 celebrations, which promise to be even bigger and more exciting as we celebrate our 5th anniversary. Don’t forget that your friends are always welcome as guests at our events and around the Club. Together with my fellow Main Committee members and our General Manager, Sean Boyle, I wish you all a great year ahead! DAMIAN R. HILLS President

Shaun Matheson

Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

Tony Quek

Chairman of Development and Health & Safety and Disciplinary Committee

Stephen Walker

Chairman of Member Services Committee and F&B Task Force Projects

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, Darshan Mehta Marketing and Communications Committee Caroline Underhill, Sarah McNee, Anton Colton, Lucas Clark, Jonathan Mackenzie & Christopher Harrison Finance Committee Member Yip Wai Hun, Ashley Nicholas, Roger Harrold Member Services Committee

Maggie Ashman, Michellethat Kuek, Tiffany Wallwork, Kindly note this list David Wong, Fiona Corbett is currently being updated Human Resource Committee

Damian Hills, Steve Settle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matheson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Nigel Cain, Jordan Windebank, Stephen Walker, Ashley Nicholas, Rob Kliman Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, Martin White Sports Committee All Sports Convenors

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GM’S MESSAGE 3 CLUB MANAGEMENT

Dear Members, A very Warm Welcome and a Happy New Year to one and all! I hope 2017 has been treating you well thus far. First and foremost, I would like to welcome back our Club President, Damian Hills. It was an absolute pleasure being able to work with him and the Main Committee last year and I am looking forward to even greater things to transpire for this coming year. This year is definitely one of gratitude, as I would like to thank all the Members who have generously donated to the Hong Bao Fund for our Club staff. Your contribution to this effort will serve to affirm the staff’s efforts and hard work at the Club. Back by popular demand, we have also relaunched our Friday and Saturday Night Live for a brand new season at the Windsor Arms commencing 13 January. In line with this exciting news, be sure to come down to the Windsor Arms on Friday, 20 January as we commemorate the life and times of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a flavourful Scottish-themed buffet, bringing back The Wherries for another round of fabulous entertainment and of course some whisky tasting on the evening. It is once again that time of the year where our Singaporean counterparts celebrate Chinese New Year, one of the busiest periods on the local calendar. Not one to be left out, The British Club will be holding our own Chinese New Year celebrations on 28 and 29 January. Come and attend the two days of festivities as we usher in the year of the rooster with Chinese acrobatic performances, traditional dances, synchronised drums and not forgetting the iconic Lion Dance! Come down and experience a tradition that is enjoyed the world over. Let us start off the New Year on a good note. Onwards and upwards! SEAN BOYLE General Manager

General Manager Sean Boyle 6410 1103 seanboyle@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Finance & Facilities Michelle Chua 6410 1119 finance@britishclub.org.sg

Executive Chef Sunny Sia 6410 1170 sunnysia@britishclub.org.sg

Head of Activities & Events, Marketing, and Member Relations 6410 1120 Chrisse Olayres chrisseolayres@britishclub.org.sg

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

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

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

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

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

Housekeeping Manager Asa Shaari 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

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CLUB NEWS 5

THE BRITISH CLUB 34TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The British Club was held on 17 November.

In his opening address, the Club’s President, Damian Hills thanked each member of the Main Committee for their efforts and contributions throughout his first year as President. Mr. Hills also acknowledged and expressed his thanks to the General Manager Sean Boyle and his team for their continuous effort in bringing the Club to new heights.

Members in attendance listened attentively as the General Manager Sean Boyle updated the Membership on the recent improvements done at the Club. The Honorary Treasurer Stephen Fulton went through the Club’s accounts in detail. There were no elections held as there were already uncontested candidates nominated for the ten positions available in the Main Committee. The meeting was adjourned at 8.45pm.

Damian Hills President

Steve Settle

Adrian Waterton

Stephen Fulton

Honorary Secretary

Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Chairman of Finance Committee

Vice President

Vice President

Chairman of Sports Committee

Eric Rogers

Chairman of Infocomm Committee

Shaun Matheson

Honorary Treasurer

Patrick Hyde

Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Chairman of Ways & Means Committee

Tony Quek

Chairman of Development and Health & Safety and Disciplinary Committee

Stephen Walker

Chairman of Member Services Committee and F&B Task Force Projects

David Wong

Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

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6 CLUB NEWS

OPERATING HOURS DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR

Kindly note the operating hours of the Jackpot Room and Chinois Spa as below:

JACKPOT ROOM

Friday, 27 January (Chinese New Year’s Eve) CLOSED

Saturday, 28 January (Chinese New Year Day 1) CLOSED Sunday, 29 January (Chinese New Year Day 2) Normal Operating Hours: 12.00pm to 10.00pm

CHINOIS SPA

Friday, 27 January (Chinese New Year’s Eve) 10.00am to 6.00pm

(Extended hours available till 9.45pm subject to prior booking)

Saturday, 28 January (Chinese New Year Day 1) 10.00am to 6.00pm Sunday, 29 January (Chinese New Year Day 2) 10.00am to 6.00pm

WARM WELCOME

TO OUR NEW MEMBERS Neel Bhatt & Davina Tirvengadum Simon & Ellen Cholmeley Graeme & Eileen Davidson Rita & Anish Grewal Ronald & Sophie Garden Alexander Howard & Kiryon Cho Onyechinaedu Igwe & Khoo Seok Huan Thomas & Victoria King Andrew & Rachel Malster Anurag & Anupur Mathur Scott Mccallum & Fatima Khellafi Louise Phillips & Stuart Hibberd Robert & Cerys Pretty Timothy & Melissa Rankin-Mills Mathew & Nancy Segal Jonathan & Rebecca Vowels Christopher & Annette Waterman Miles & Amanda Wilson

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10 CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

1 December

From Left: Lexi Shuttleworth, Cerys Pretty, Rob Pretty

From Left: Kurt Tan, Rachel Malster, Andrew Malster

From Left: Patrick Hyde (Main Committee), Scott McCallum, Fatima McCallum, Tony Quek (Main Committee)

From Left: Sean Boyle (General Manager), Chris Waterman

From Left: Chrisse Olayres, Kiryon Cho

From Left: Dean Schreiber, Bettina Schreiber

From Left: Peter Chadwick, Wan Lay Chi

From Left: Kathleen Goodwin, Andy Goodwin, Tony Melero

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THE FRY GROUP’S NEW YEAR FINANCIAL CHECKLIST As we plan our resolutions for the year ahead now is as good a time as any to get your finances in shape so that you can enjoy life as an expat in Singapore. Here is a toast to 2017 and The Fry Group’s GYST (Get Your Stuff Together) New Year resolutions financial check-list for British Expats:

1) Renew your acquaintance with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

To paraphrase Robbie Burns horribly, this is one old acquaintance you can’t forget if you ever plan to return to the UK or if you have assets there. Check you are up to date with your taxes, you’re residence status is correct, and make sure your address and contact details are up to date. Have you claimed all the relevant refunds and allowances? A clean bill-of health with HMRC can save a huge New Year’s hangover at a later date.

2) Make sure you have an up to date will

Nobody likes to think about the worst happening and being an expat can throw up additional complications and considerations. It is sensible to consider drawing up a will in all jurisdictions where you hold significant assets. Consider having a power of attorney which will allow financial decisions to be made in the event that you or a loved one are incapacitated for any reason.

3) Check your life cover and protection

It’s worth reviewing your needs, your current protection level and what alternative cover is available in today’s market. Do you have enough cover for critical illness or loss of income?

4) UK property

With over 14 changes in the taxation of UK property in the last 5 years, it is worth checking which apply to you. For example, do you have a 6th April 2015 valuation for your UK residential property? Have you made an election for Principal Private Residence and are you recording the time spent in your UK property? Is your mortgage fit for purpose?

5) Review your financial goals

Make sure your investments still reflect your goals and attitude to risk. Whether you want to be mortgage free in 10 years or retire in 5, you’re more inclined to stick to a plan if you have specific goals. Analysing your assets, liabilities, income and expenditure can help you to control your financial future to ensure that you stay on track and achieve your financial and lifestyle vision.

6) Be tax efficient with your investment strategy

Make sure you integrate tax planning into your overall investment planning to ensure assets, liabilities and income are structured in the most optimal and tax efficient way.

7) Review your pension provisions

If like many others you are planning to live out your retirement somewhere other than the UK, do you understand each type of pension you have and have you reviewed the options available with them? It would be prudent planning to review all the options with your UK pensions, especially if you plan to retire outside of the UK.

8) Running your own business

If your top New Year’s resolution is to strike out on your own business venture make sure that you plan your finances appropriately. Considerations include what will happen to the company if you decide to return to the UK, making sure you have appropriate insurance and for more established entities looking to expand; perhaps into the UK market.

Whatever the New Year brings, all of us at The Fry Group wish you a prosperous and exciting 2017.

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

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14 CLUB NEWS

“OUR WAY” by Raelene Tan

LUNAR NEW YEAR DAYS

On Saturday, 28 January the Lunar New Year of the Rooster will be ushered in with much gaiety, noise and colour, with family festivities being paramount. Family reunion dinners on New Year’s Eve are much anticipated events, with dining tables laden with auspicious food and drinks. Celebrations continue for 15 days, with various activities keeping the festive mood high throughout. On the first and second days, visits are made to relatives and friends, though the third day is considered inauspicious believing that quarrels may erupt. The first ten days of the Lunar New Year are tied to various aspects of harvest thanksgiving, with the first day for the chicken, followed on subsequent days by the dog, pig, sheep, cow and horse. The seventh day is joyfully celebrated as Everybody’s Birthday, with rice and other grains next, then a day for heaven and finally for earth. On the seventh day (Friday, 3 February this year) the ritual of tossing and eating yu sheng is traditionally enjoyed by many people. Using chopsticks, the numerous ingredients of this raw fish salad are mixed with great gusto by all present to the happy shouts of “Lo Hei” meaning ‘to raise up wealth’. Festivities continue up to the 15 night, on Saturday, 11 February, which is known as Chap Goh Mei or Lantern Festival, when another family feast brings the Lunar New Year celebrations to a close. “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” (‘A wish for prosperity’.) Photographs, yu sheng courtesy Mandarin Orchard Singapore; lanterns Raelene Tan

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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT 15

MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT For this issue of Member in the Spotlight, we are proud to present to you Miles Wilson and his family. Miles joined the Club in November 2016. He is currently the Senior Director of Coca Cola Far East Pte Ltd. In this exclusive interview, Miles shares with us some insights into the Club and his family life.

1) What brought you to The British Club?

I was born and raised in London before emigrating to Sydney when I was 16, so I carry both passports. After 8 years of living in HK and Shanghai before coming to Singapore in March we decided to go for more space and chose to live in a house, which we love. However, that means we don’t have all the facilities and family interaction that we would get living in a condo hence looking to join a club which gives us all that and more.

2) What has impressed you most about the Club thus far?

We love the unique and tropical location set on top of a hill looking over Singapore, an aspect you don’t often see. The facilities are fantastic but most of all we love the family feel to the Club. The facilities, events and social nature truly lends itself to families of all ages. But perhaps the best part is the shop in the lobby that sells the best of British treats!

3) Can you share with us an interesting little known fact about Coca Cola?

Coca-Cola operates in 207 countries around the world and sells 1.9billion servings per day.

4) Name a few local food haunts that you frequent.

Picotin at Bukit Timah driving range - great atmosphere for a casual family dinner. Atlas Cafe on the corner of Bukit Timah & Duke’s Road

for a great brunch or Coastes on Sentosa for breakfast on the beach while the kids play in the sand.

5) What keeps you occupied when you are not at work?

Chasing my kids around! My wife and I have always been into exercise so we’ve joined a bootcamp group which keeps us active every

Tuesday and Saturday morning. In fact my wife enjoys it so much she’s decided to become a trainer. And like many of us who descend

from England if there is a cricket game to watch I’ll be there.

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ADVERTORIAL 17

MOUSQUETAIRES D’ARMAGNAC CHRISTMAS GALA DINNER AT THE BRITISH CLUB

On Friday, 9 December, The British Club hosted the Mousquetaires D’Armagnac Christmas Gala Dinner held at the Elizabeth Suite. Guests were treated to a special performance by the British Club Choir, and enjoyed an exquisite 7-course dinner paired with splendid wines and impeccable service. The menu was personally prepared by The British Club’s Executive Chef Sunny Sia and his team which included delicacies like Ravioli of Duck and Trou Gascon.

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Pre-Christmas Ladies Luncheon 15 November

Christmas Bazaar 2016 23 & 24 November

Wine Affair 2016 2 December

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HR NEWS 19 October 2016

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

November 2016

Rengasamy A/L Munusamy Junior Captain Verandah Café

Rego Avil John Service Assistant Verandah Café

Rengasamy joined the Club on 18 August 2014. He has always been delighting guests by going the extra mile to ensure that they have an enjoyable experience in the Club. Rengasamy has also shown good initiative through his contributions towards his work and excellent teamwork. He consistently displays a positive attitude, and is a passionate and valuable member of the team.

Avil joined the Club on 27 October 2015. Being a great team player, he is able to work well with his colleagues and is very adaptive to his environment. Avil never fails to observe the Club’s DNA, the 3 Steps of Service, and continually makes an effort to ensure customer satisfaction. He is appreciative of what has been taught to him and constantly puts his new knowledge into practice.

STAFF GATHERING November 2016

The monthly Staff Gathering was held on 16 November 2016 at the Treetops Lounge. New staff who just joined the Club received a warm welcome and those who completed their training received their certificates. The GM, Mr. Sean Boyle, complimented staff that had outstanding performances and created magic moments for the Members and their guests. Staff also participated in games organized by our Sports & Recreation team.

Magic Moments Fauziah Binte Ali

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2-Bedroom Residence

Because most of the time, you’ll be out. Which is a bit of a shame, as our serviced residences are perfect for the modern living. But as we’re located at the heart of the Orchard area, you’ll have Singapore’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment, right on your doorstep. And its location gives you easy access to businesses across the island. So when you stay at 8 on Claymore Serviced Residences, we’d love to see you, but we have the feeling you’ll be out. managed by

8 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229572 F +65 6737 8688 E info@8onclaymore.com.sg www.royalplazagroup.com.sg

Royal Plaza on Scotts


Tantalise your taste buds at our 4 exceptional restaurants

Mountbatten Room Expect only the finest Modern European cuisine with Chef Zhi’s exquisite menu, coupled with a well-stocked wine cellar of the finest wines. An elegant lush décor with stunning views of the city scape provides a posh yet relaxing dining environment.

Windsor Arms Newly renovated, the Windsor Arms gastropub is the place to dine. Helming the rein at the kitchen is Chef Carl Maunder who is no stranger to cuisine excellence. Formerly the executive chef of two award-winning restaurants, the brand new British menu with local influences is the best yet to be offered.

Verandah Café Leading the kitchen at Verandah Café is Chef Ken. This alfresco family dining restaurant offers a wide selection of international cuisine, including the very popular Indian cuisine. Enjoy a relaxing meal by the pool amidst lush greenery.

Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Scores offers delicious food and healthier options, a cool atmosphere and friendly service. Tapas Night is available on Friday and Saturday evenings offering mouthwatering tapas and an array of cocktails. Heading the kitchen at Scores is Chef Tommy with more than 20 years of superb culinary expertise.

CALL 6410 1100 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW.


DINING

S S E N D A M

Watch out for our irresistible daily specials at shocking prices!

HALF TIME MONDAYS 50% OFF all day dining

Promotion is valid for food purchases excluding the daily specials on offer

Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar Splash Bar

1-for-1 TUESDAYS Enjoy 1-for-1 deals every Tuesday on selected food items BYO Wine*

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

Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar *Applicable as well to

Mountbatten Room

FREE-FLOW WEDNESDAYS Take advantage of our free-flow offers on selected beverages

Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar

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

**** Mountbatten Room

Does not include alcoholic beverages

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

Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar

* 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. ** Photos are for illustration purposes only.


Friday Night Live is back at the new Windsor Arms with a fresh lineup of bands to light up your Friday nights! Paired with superb cuisine from Chef Carl, a variety of cold beers on tap and a wide selection of gins and wines – surely there is nowhere else you’d rather be!

FUCHSIA

The Wherries

Playing a cool mix of jazz soul, pop and blues, Fuchsia is fresh, sophisticated, versatile and fuses its repertoire perfectly to the atmosphere of your venue and event. Fuchsia superimposes its own style and interpretation that never fails to captivate listeners.

The Wherries play traditional Scottish folk music in an informal and off-beat style that appeals to audiences of all ages, and have performed regularly throughout Scotland, mainland Europe and the USA. Their unique blend of Scottish and Irish ‘sing along’ traditional Celtic folk music and Clydeside humour have won them many friends and fans wherever they performed.

13 and 27 January

Soothe your Saturday nights with Yumetori

A long-time artist on the South-East Asian Arts scene, Yumetori has a broad eclectic repertoire which moves seamlessly through a multitude of genres. Her versatility makes for a diverse repertoire of genres including easy listening contemporary, Top 40s and timeless classics. * Information is correct at time of print.

20 January


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al Speci SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE MOUNTBATTEN ROOM

Enjoy an exquisite 4-course set lunch at the Mountbatten Room or indulge in the finer things with our Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch on the last Sunday of the month.

4-COURSE SET LUNCH

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

$45.00+ Adult • $20.00+ Child* $75.00+ Adult

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

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

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child* (inclusive of free flow of soft drinks and chilled juices)

$118.00+ Adult

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

Menu featuring….

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

*Child: 7 years old and above

WINE BY THE GLASS JANUARY PROMOTION 2 to 31 January

(available in all F&B outlets)

$49.00+ per bottle $10.50+ per glass

PengWine Pagos Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, Maipo Valley, Chile Unique and fresh. Crisp and racy. It is dry, light with a balanced flavour. Showing notes of star fruit and green apple, this wine finishes with a touch of mineralogy.

Vietnamese Seafood Noodles Soup

PengWine Gala Malbec/Cabernet Franc, Maipo Valley, Chile

Thai Spicy Seafood Tom Yam Soup

Gala is a blend of Maipo Valley hand-picked grapes. Enjoy this smooth and velvety wine on its own or with a delightful meal. Gala is a medium-bodied red wine with many layers of fine structure and wine lovers will appreciate the berry fruit and a long finish of hazelnuts and caramel.

served in a delicious broth with rice stick noodles, prawns, squids, fish, bean sprouts and Vietnamese mint

traditional Southern Thai spicy seafood (prawns, squids, fish), tomatoes, mushrooms and Thai baby kai-lan served with fragrant steamed rice

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 subject to change.


COOL & WARM CLIMATE WINES

AUSTRALIAN WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 13 January 2017

$98.00+ per Member • $108.00+ per Guest Experience cool climate wines and warm climate wines, both hailing from the South of Australia. The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wines. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties – from the cool climate, Riesling variety in the Clare Valley wine region to the big, full-bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. We are happy to have Sanjay Nair with us this January to share with us his wines. Sanjay has been in the trade for more than 16 years with a big passion. He is WSET certified and is a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Sanjay is also a certified specialist of wines by The Society of Wine Education and a French Wine Scholar by The French Wine Society. Aperitif Thorn Clark Milton Park Chardonnay, South Australia ***** Atlantic Salmon Tartar, Crisp Salmon Skin, Sevruga Caviar Lethbridge Chardonnay, Geelong, Australia ***** A Light Cream Garden Peas, Mint, Cottage Cheese Lethbridge Pinot Noir, Geelong, Australia ***** Angus Beef Strip Loin and Short Rib Beetroot Glazed Onions, Truffle Mash, Natural Jus Thorn Clark Terra Barossa Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Barossa Valley Australia ***** Vanilla Panna Cotta Basil, Strawberry Consommé Thorn Clark Shotfire Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away Price

U.P.$

Thorn Clark Milton Park Chardonnay, South Australia

$25.00

$ 34.50

Lethbridge Chardonnay, Geelong, Australia

$56.50

$78.00

Lethbridge Pinot Noir, Geelong, Australia

$56.50

$78.00

Thorn Clark Terra Barossa Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Barossa Valley, Australia

$36.50

$49.50

Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

$45.00

$58.50

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

Freshly brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Wine & Gourmet Dinner 4 November 2016

The Big Five Italian Gala Dinner 18 November 2016


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BURNS CELEBRATIONS @ THE NEW WINDSOR ARMS Friday, 20 January • 6.30pm onwards

Burns Supper Semi-Buffet Dinner $45.00+ per Adult / $20.00+ per Child* Join us this January as we commemorate the life and work of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns, Scotland’s National Poet and Lyricist, who was born on 25 January 1759. We are happy to have the return of The Wherries for this event. Enjoy a flavourful Scottish-themed semibuffet dinner and live entertainment by The Wherries.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

The Balvenie Whisky Tasting 6.30pm to 10.30pm The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master. Each has its own unique taste, but each is rich, luxuriously smooth and under pinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie. The exceptional quality of The Balvenie is attributed to the unique craftsmanship retained by The Balvenie Distillery. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional floor maltings, employs a team of coopers to tend its casks, a coopersmith to maintain its stills and has in its service the most experienced Malt Master in Scotland.

Get to taste the unique single malts this January at the new Windsor Arms.

Special Price The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years @ $98 per bottle (U.P. $108) The Balvenie Carribbean Cask 14 Years @ $138 per bottle (U.P. $148)

*Child: 12 years and below

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

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THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 January 2017

Join us as we usher in the Year of the Rooster with special acrobatic performances, synchronised 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, he will be giving out gold coins and red packets which symbolises tremendous luck and fortune throughout the year. PROGRAMME DAY 1

DAY 2

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Verandah Café • 12.00pm

Club Driveway • 11.00am

Chinese Acrobatic Performance Chinese Traditional Dance

Lion Dance Synchronised Drums Chinese Acrobatic Performance Brought to you by

CHINESE NEW YEAR MINI BAZAAR

Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 January • 10.00am to 3.00pm • Verandah Café


LUNAR NEW YEAR A LA CARTE PROMOTION 12 January to 11 February

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR FAMILY STEAMBOAT 12 January to 11 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 & Assorted Vegetables Selection • Tofu & Beancurd Sticks • Egg & 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 Monday, 28 to 30 January • Lunch & Dinner $38.80+ per Adult • $20.80+ per Child* A selected a la carte menu is also available from 28 to 30 January 2017.

Child: 12 years old and below • Photos are for illustration purposes only and are subject to change.


YU SHENG 12 January to 11 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 throughout 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 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

CHINESE NEW YEAR WINE PROMOTION @ WINDSOR SHOP January & February

Stock up this Chinese New Year with top shelf wines at affordable prices! They make an ideal gift for your friends and professional associates during this festive period.

BUY 3 GET 1 FREE

Tempus Two Silver Series Pinot Gris, Australia @ $34.90 PER BOTTLE

Tempus Two Silver Series Shiraz, Australia @ $34.90 PER BOTTLE

Juicy, lively and smooth. This instantly appealing Pinot Gris shows ripe peach, mandarin and pear aromas with a hint of floral on the nose. The palate is nicely rounded with attractive fruit flavours, leading to a refreshing finish.

A concentrated and complex wine with dark chocolate, liquorice and spice aromas and flavours accentuated by nutty oak from barrel maturation. Full-bodied yet supple with velvety tannins, a perfect match with red meat, wood-fired pizza as well as a mature cheddar cheese.

Domino Del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes, San Carlos, Argentina @ $49.90 PER BOTTLE

Domino Del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina @ $49.90 PER BOTTLE

Grape Varietal: 100% Torrontes

Grape Varietals: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of white pear, white flowers and citrus fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours that keep you coming back for another sip. Plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavours. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry.

Dark reddish colour with aroma of ripe plums, freshly crushed cherries framed by light hints of sweet vanilla from the oak. In the mouth, the intense flavours of ripe red fruits mingle with red pepper notes typical of the Cabernet and lead to a long, juicy finish. Lively and well-balanced, this wine offers an amazing fruit quality and complexity on the palate.

CHAMPAGNE DAY

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR COOKIES Look out for the ever popular Chinese New Year cookies at the Windsor Shop! Only available this January!


SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR REUNION PACKAGE Exquisite Chinese cuisine with a Western setting

4-COURSE $78++ PER PERSON • 5-COURSE $88++ PER PERSON HURRY AND BOOK NOW! Minimum 20 persons. Available at Treetops Lounge and The Elizabeth Suite Complimentary bottle of Piper Heidsieck with minimum 50 pax and above Complimentary bottle of Jack Daniels with minimum 80 pax and above

Free usage of venue up to 4 hours. Complimentary parking. Exclusive table setting with chair covers & centrepiece for all tables. In-house sound system, microphone and background music (iPod compatible)

For reservations or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email banquetsales@britishclub.org.sg


ONLY AT THE WINDSOR SHOP

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SPIRITS PROMOTION JANUARY & FEBRUARY

East London Premium Gin Batch No 1 East London Liquor Company is an independent British distillery producing exceptional and innovative spirits. The Premium Gin Batch No. 1 is a delicately flavoured gin, with a quintessentially British addition of tea (Darjeeling) and produces notes of cassia bark, angelica root and pink grapefruit peel.

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.

Promotion Price: $108 per bottle or $299 for every 3 bottles

Get a miniature bottle (50ml) for 2 bottles purchased!

Hendrick’s Gin As many a gin drinker has been known to say, no other gin tastes like Hendrick’s because no other gin is made like Hendrick’s. Declared the ‘Best Gin in the World’ by The Wall Street Journal, 2003. Promotion Price: $108 per bottle or $299 for every 3 bottles

WINES PROMOTION JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria, Rioja, Spain @ $24.90 per bottle An estate vineyard wine from an exclusive plot. Finca Alto Cantabria Barrel is a fermented white that displays a mixture of fruity aromas and flavours assembled with the fine tannins of the oak.

Conde Valdemar Tempranillo Special Selection, Rioja, Spain @ $24.90 per bottle 100% Tempranillo. Intense red cherry colour with purple tones. Very aromatic, outstanding red berry aromas, like blackberry and cassis, as well as fresh flower aromas, violet petals mainly.

Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Moscato, California @ $21.50 per bottle Grape Varietals: 63% Muscat Alexandria, 21% Muscat Rosado Displays perfumed aromas of jasmine blossom and lightly sweet flavours filled with hints of lemon sorbet. The wine’s style is slightly effervescent (called frizzante in Italy) and its lively acidity balances out the residual sugar, which makes it an ideal wine for many food pairings.

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Years Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes on the nose, layered with honey and vanilla. The taste is smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry, with a long and warm finish. Promotion Price: $108 per bottle or $299 for every 3 bottles

The Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 Years Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combined with fresh fruit notes. The taste is rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, accompanied by a fruity character that develops with time. Soft and lingering finish. Promotion Price: $148 per bottle or $399 for every 3 bottles

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

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VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

@ MOUNTBATTEN ROOM Tuesday, 14 February 7.30pm onwards

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

$138.00+ per person

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

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


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HENDRICK’S GIN TASTING

Friday, 17 February • Windsor Arms • 6.30pm to 10.30pm Hendrick’s Gin is made in very small batches of only 450 litres at a time. The smaller the batch, the more control can be exerted by master distiller Lesley Gracie and still man Alan Rimmer. Declared the ‘Best Gin in the World’ by The Wall Street Journal, 2003. The unusual distillation process, combined with their oddly delicious set of infusions of rose petals and cucumbers yields a one-of-a-kind gin that is passionately loved by a tiny yet growing handful of individuals all over the world. Hand-made in tiny batches, their tender approach is what makes Hendrick’s so divine. As many a gin drinker has been known to say, no other gin tastes like Hendrick’s because no other gin is made like Hendrick’s. Join us this February as we put together a Hendrick’s Gin Tasting at the Windsor Arms.

Special offer on the night - $98.00 per bottle (U.P. $128.00)

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 subject to change.


RIONDO ESTATE WINE & GOURMET DINNER (ITALIAN)

Friday, 24 February 2017

$98.00+ per Member $108.00+ per Guest

Aperitif Riondo Sesto Senso Spumante Extra Dry Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy ***** Duck Liver Parfait, Orange Chutney, Toasted Brioche Established in 2008, Collis-Riondo is one of the largest and most

Lunardi Pinot Grigio IGT, Veneto, Italy

important wine producers in Veneto and in Italy. With over 6,000

*****

hectares of vineyards that are managed daily by more than 2,400

Slow-cooked Free Range Egg, English Asparagus, Chorizo, Red Wine Jus

associated farmers, the vineyards cover the main production zones, appellations and grape varieties of the region: Prosecco,

Catselforte Valpolicella Ripasso DOC, Veneto, Italy

Soave, Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay,

*****

Garganega e Corvina being the most renowned among local and

British Longhorn Beef Strip Loin, Roesti Potatoes, Pickled Walnut Salas Verde, Crispy Onions

international consumers. The wines from these vineyards are bottled by Collis-Riondo under various brands, each with its own

Castelforte Amarone d. Valpolicella DOC, Veneto, Italy

precise identity and quality profile. The main brands are Riondo

*****

(sparkling DOC and varietal), Casa Burti (generic sparkling), Casa

Grand Marnier SoufflĂŠ

Lunardi (still Veneto wines), Castelforte (premium still Veneto wines)

roasted hazelnut crumbs, candid pear

and i-Riondo (cocktails).

Riondo Moscato Oro Cuvee Excelsa VSAQ, Veneto, Italy Freshly brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

We are happy to have Pierluigi with us this month to share with us their wines. Pierluigi was born in Valpolicella, Verona in a family of wine producers and wine lovers. Since young, he has had the chance to travel around Italy and be exposed to its varied wine regions and environment. After completing his Master’s Degree in Law, he joined the Italian Association of Sommeliers to train further about wines and service techniques. Pierluigi joined Cantine CollisRiondo as an Asia Manager in 2015 and is currently a member on the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Singapore.

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

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Special Take-Away Price

U.P.$

Riondo Sesto Senso Spumante Extra Dry Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy

$22.50

$30.50

Lunardi Pinot Grigio IGT, Veneto, Italy

$22.50

$30.50

Castelforte Valpolicella Ripasso DOC, Veneto, Italy

$29.90

$39.90

Castelforte Amarone d. Valpolicella DOC, Veneto, Italy

$52.00

$72.00

Riondo Moscato Oro Cuvee Excelsa VSAQ, Veneto, Italy

$24.00

$32.00

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Children’s Art & Crafts Every Saturday, 3.00pm to 6.00pm (Except when there is Little Chef) Mike Gorrie Playcentre

FOR TEENS

Teen Committee Every 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month, 6.00pm onwards For enquiries email cassiewong@britishclub.org.sg

FOR ADULTS

Mahjong Every Monday: 10.00am to 12.00pm • Windsor Terrace 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

BOOK CLUB

Tuesday, 17 January • 8.00pm Stuart Room Engage in a hearty discussion with like-minded individuals of the Book Club. Up for review this month:

“A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

All are welcome. For more information, email activities@britishclub.org.sg

Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am to 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Wednesday, 11 & 25 January Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards

BINGO NIGHTS

Bingo Nights Tuesday, 17 January Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Saturday Night Draw Every Saturday Night: 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday: 7.00pm – 10.00pm Book Club Bi-Monthly, 8.00pm – 9.00pm, Next Session: 17 January 2017 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, 17 January, Windsor Arms

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

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS

BINGO!

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

THE PRIZE SNOWBALLS AFTER EACH SESSION.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan Tel: 9666 8994 BALUT: David Quinn Tel: 6410 1100

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

Tel: 9008 7095

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan

Tel: 8268 8252

CRAFT LADIES: Maggie Ashman

Tel: 8606 1120

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett

Tel: 9841 9058

BOOK CLUB

Tel: 6410 1100

PITTER CHATTER: Elaine Friedlander

Tel: 6410 1100

Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

Email: mandpashman@yahoo.co.uk

Email: Corbett.fiona83@gmail.com

Angela Ryan Email: angela.ryan@hotmail.co.uk Martin White Email: martinwhite2@gmail.com Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

QUIZ NIGHTS

Wednesdays, 11 & 25 January, 8.00pm • Windsor Arms 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

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING

PITTER CHATTER

The British Club welcomes you to join one of the longest running activities (since 1985) held at the Club - Chinese Brush Painting sessions. An ancient art form that allows you to express your individuality through its delicate strokes filled with history and meaning.

Every Thursday • 10.00am to 11.30am • Activity Hub

Every Friday • 9.00am to 11.30am

Drop in for a trial class and have a chat with the very friendly and skillful instructor, Mr Yap, today!

$180.00+ per Member $200.00+ per Guest for 4 sessions a month

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP Calling all mums, dads and toddlers! Looking for an avenue to meet other parents in the Club to share ideas and experiences, or even just to make new friends both for you and your little ones? Join us every Thursday for a fun social gathering to relax and unwind while the little ones play.

For more details contact Elaine: elainedutton2@gmail.com

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT AT THE VERANDAH CAFÉ Every Sunday

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE DISCOUNTED TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BRITISH CLUB MEMBERS

Sunday is family time at The British Club! Spend your Sunday with us as we put out entertainment and candy floss for the children whilst parents can enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch at the Verandah Café. But that’s not all! If the sun is out, then so is our bouncy castle by the pool from 2.00pm to 4.00pm!

Join us from 12.30pm – 4.00pm for some non-stop fun only at The British Club!

Resorts World Sentosa is Asia’s premium lifestyle destination resort, featuring world-class attractions, unique hotels, award-winning spa, celebrity chef restaurants and exciting entertainment.

Dueling Racer, Adventure Cove Waterpark

Open Ocean Gallery, S.E.A. Aquarium

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at

Adventure Cove S.E.A. Aquarium Universal Studios Waterpark Explore the marine realm ® Singapore Take high-speed water of S.E.A. Aquarium, Experience cutting-edge slides, laze the day away, home to more than rides, shows, and or come face-to-face 100,000 marine animals attractions based on with marine life of over 800 species. your favorite blockbuster films and television series!

LITTLE CHEF

APPLE PIE ROLL UPS

Attraction

Regular Price Adult/Child

Member Price Adult/Child

Savings

Universal Studios Singapore

$74.00/$56.00

$63.00/$48.00

Up to 14%

S.E.A. Aquarium

$34.00/$24.00

$23.00/$16.00

Up to 33%

Adventure Cove Waterpark

$36.00/$28.00

$22.00/$17.00

Up to 39%

Saturday, 14 January 2017 • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Terrace

For purchases of 10 or more Day Passes, please book 1 week in advance. No minimum purchase required. Purchases must be made at Reception. For enquiries, please contact recept@britishclub.org.sg Subject to availability

Prices are subject to change without prior notice. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE, RIDE THE MOVIES, Universal Globe logo, and all Universal elements and related indicia TM & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

If you love the sweet smell and flavour burst of apples and cinnamon, you won’t want to miss this session of Little Chef!

$20.00+ Member Child • $25.00+ Guest Child Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to event shall be billed the full price

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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YES TO YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN YES TO 99% INGREDIENTS OF NATURAL ORIGIN YES TO GOING VEGAN THEBODYSHOP.COM.SG

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

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Sunday, 15 January 10.00am to 5.00pm (lunch will be provided) The Elizabeth Suite I A creative and fun-filled day of Drama and Performance for 6-12 year olds. At the end of the day a Performance to WOW your friends and family!

$135.00+ Member Child • $145.00+ Guest Child

*Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to event shall be billed the full price **Minimum of 6 children for session to commence

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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COMEDY NIGHT presents

Phil Nicol

Have a good laugh at our regular comedy night featuring international comedians. Thursday, 19 January • 8.30pm • Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only): $40.00+ per Member • $50.00+ per Guest To book, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg

Yuriko Kotani

Free seating • Selected Dinner Menu available from 6.30pm Cancellations made less than a week before the event shall be billed the full price. (Show may contain coarse language and sexual references)

LASER TAG

Saturday, 21 January • Assemble at The British Club main lobby by 12.00pm

Gather your fellow soldiers and prepare yourselves for an adrenaline-pumping afternoon as you complete missions with laser tag guns as your weapon of choice. Price includes transport to and from the venue. Participants to assemble at The British Club main lobby by 12.00pm. The bus will leave at 12.15pm sharp from the Club.

$45.00+ Member • $55.00+ Guest

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

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

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STORYTELLING SESSION

THE GRUFFALO

Sunday, 22 January 11.00am – 12.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite I

Come and join Evolve Arts on a fantastic journey as we bring to life the story of The Gruffalo in a fun, interactive and creative way! Suitable for ages 2 – 7.

$10.00+ Member • $15.00+ Guest

BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP Sunday, 12 February • 10.00am – 12.00pm

Brush lettering is an art of writing that can be easily picked up regardless of age. Come join us in learning a new craft together and explore the world of possibilities with brush lettering. Discover your own unique style today!

$60.00+ Member • $70.00+ Guest For ages 6 – 12

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

FAMILY AND GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dr Gareth Pearson

Dr Andrew Lui DIRECTOR BDS - Melbourne

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

Dr Linda Yen

Dr Zee Shing Yap

Dr Sun Din Loo

DIRECTOR MSc BDS - UK

BDS (Hons) - Sydney FRACDS

BDSc - Melbourne

Dr Edwin Heng

Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery MDS (OMFS) -Hong Kong; BDS (NUS) FAMS - Singapore

Website: www.dentalessence.com.sg 127 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court Shopping Gallery, Singapore 247922 583 Orchard Road, #02-31, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884

6733 9433 6733 2234

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6410 1100 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. • Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.

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48 SPORTS & FITNESS

SPORTS CONVENORS

SPORTS CHAIRMAN Steve Settle sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg GOLF SECTION Nic Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg SQUASH SECTION Craig Telmer squash@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS SECTION Christian Bittar tennismen@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET SECTION Todd Buck cricket@britishclub.org.sg SWIMMING SECTION Victoria Morris/Helen Tynan swimming@britishclub.org.sg FOOTBALL SECTION James Morris football@britishclub.org.sg SCUBA SECTION Robert Cooke scuba@britishclub.org.sg TAEKWONDO SECTION Adam Slater taekwondo@britishclub.org.sg RUGBY SECTION Duncan McGilligan rugby@britishclub.org.sg Monday

• • • • • •

Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

Tuesday

• • • •

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

Wednesday

• • • •

Water Aerobics Yoga Aqua Running Hip Hop Dance

Thursday

• • • •

Social Squash Pilates Boot Camp Junior Fitness Class

Friday

• • • • • • •

Pilates Yoga Aqua Box Fit Ladies Social Tennis Mixed Social Tennis Children Ballet Salsa Dance

Saturday

• • • • • • •

Karate Kids @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football Matches @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Rugby @Swiss Club Children Ballet Class

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court • Tennis Teen Social • Junior Fitness Class

SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES

Pilates Class**- Instructor: Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8.30am to 9.30am

$20.00 per session*

Yoga Class**- Instructor: Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday: 9.30am to 11.00am Friday: 9.30am -10.30am

$20.00 per session*

Running Clinic**- Instructor: Kelvin Leong Every Monday: 7.00pm to 8.00pm (cost include dinner after the run at Scores)

$20.00 per session*

Zumba Class**- Instructor: Vanan Every Monday: 7.00pm to 8.00pm (cost include dinner and a drink after the class at Scores)

$30.00 per session*

Muay Thai Kickboxing- Instructor: Eric Shia Tuesday: 10.15am to 11.30 am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) Tuesday: 9.00am to 10.15am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* • $50 per session* Water Aerobics- Instructor: Ismail Every Wednesday: 10.00am – 11.00am

$20.00 per session*

Aqua Box Fit**- Instructor: Ismail Every Friday: 10.00am – 11.00am

$20.00 per session*

Aqua Bike**-Instructor: Kristel Heather Every Tuesday 1st session 8.30am – 9.30am| 2nd session 10.00am – 11.00am $47.50+ per person (1 session)* $170+monthly package, should be 5 weeks per month, package will be at $212.50+ Aqua Running**-Instructor: Kevin Leong Wednesday : 9.00am to 10.00am

$20.00 per session*

Aqua Boot Camp**-Instructor: Vanan Monday: 10.00am to 11.00am

$20.00 per session*

Boot Camp**-Instructor: Rohaizad Thursday: 9.30am to 10.30am & 7.00pm to 8.00pm

$20.00 per session*

Hip Hop Class**-Instructor: Sas Thayalan Wednesday: 7.00pm to 8.00pm

$20.00 per session*

Salsa Class**-Instructor: Richard Little Friday: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

$20.00 per session*

Tinytots Soccer-Instructor: Adam Tuesday: 10.00am – 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am – 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Sunday: 9.30am – 10.30am (18-36 months) &10.30am-11.30am (2.5-3.5years old) & 11.30am – 12.30pm (4-6years old) Fee: $30.00 per session* Children Ballet Classes** Friday: 4.00pm – 5.00pm (3-5 years old) & 5.00pm – 6.00pm (6-8 years old) Saturday: 10.30am – 11.30am (6-8 years old), 11.30am- 12.30pm (9-10 years old) & 12.45pm-1.45pm(11-14 years old) $31.00 per session* NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00+ will be charged for no-show

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

LOOKING TO SHED THOSE EXTRA KILOS? Then start taking up personal training at The British Club with any of our friendly Fitness Trainers. Let them help you identify your goals and achieve them.

1 session*

5 sessions*

10 sessions*

Group Training (Minimum of 2 persons)

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

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

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$80 $375 $700


SPORTS & FITNESS 49 GOLF:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS “BUNKERED OUT” By Chris Taylor Starting my Club Championship round on the Serapong Course, my first golfing visit to Sentosa, I was feeling pretty comfortable with an easy chip and putt for par. Four shots later, I walked off the green with a double bogey, having set the scene for the rest of the day. I was experiencing first hand, Singapore’s most finely laid out course, with its large undulating greens and more bunkers than I have encountered in quite a while. I allowed myself to be calmed by the spectacular views of Sentosa and the surrounding South China Sea. The iconic Lion City skyline and the dramatic proximity of the port contrast with rolling greens and surrounding nature in a defining and unique golfing experience. And unique it was - with my nerves shot from my opening hole, things only got worse. On the next, I was in the back bunker with a fried egg lie for 2, and after shovelling buckets of sand in every direction, my club championship dreams evaporated. Surely though, a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day in the office…or so I thought! I pressed on, enjoying the views and company. But my golf was utterly dismal as I spent more of the round in sand than on Serapong’s delightful fairways and greens. After handing in my scorecard, my shoulders slumped in defeat, head hanging in shame, it was back to the Club to drown my sorrows and enjoy the awesome spread of food for the prize-giving. No prizes for me, but a great afternoon and evening with a fine bunch of people. We had 26 players in total including 7 guests. Only 15 people broke 100, so a hard day for most, but nonetheless enjoyable. I’ve been assured it gets easier with each outing there, bring it on 2017! Many thanks to the organising committee for the opportunity to play the regions finest courses each month and the endless support of Lay Chi and Holly who are always there with a smile, supporting us and lending a helpful hand.

Congratulations to Simon Bird our 2017 Club Champion, shown here carassing his trophy.

NOVEMBER STABLEFORD - TANAH MERAH COUNTRY CLUB, TAMPINES COURSE

We had a really good turnout at Tanah Merah Country Club with 15 of us taking to the greens. We experienced a lovely cool morning with no threat of rain, followed by lunch and a jug of beer. It was great to see so many take time out of their busy schedules to participate in one of our monthly Stableford Competitions. Best round of the day went to John Devins of the American Club who came in with 37 points. Placings for The British Club November Stableford: Winner: Ashley Morris, 34 points Runner-up: Colin Allcard, 33 points on count back from Andrew Bond-Webster. Nearest the Pin, Hole #2: Tri Tham of the American Club Nearest the Pin, Hole #11: Steve Settle of The British Club

ORDER OF MERIT

With none of our leading players getting themselves among the points in the November Stableford, the 2016 Order of Merit will have been settled in Ria Bintan during December last year. Going into that final round, only Bill Christie was in a position to knock Nic Merrow-Smith off the top. Join us next month to learn the outcome.

UP AND COMING EVENTS

Our first outing of the year will be on Friday, 20 January. For more details about this and details of our other fixtures for 2017, please contact Wan Lay Chi at wanlaychi@britishclub.org.sg

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SPORTS & FITNESS 51 TENNIS:

TENNIS SECTION REPORT By Mitali Das HIP HIP HOORAY

WITS Tennis

Lacoste Junior Tennis League

The British Club tennis teams have been churning out a few winning inter-league competitive teams this year. A big congratulations to our STA Ladies Team, winning first place in their STA Doubles League. Players in photo: Sally Morris, Gaby Thornton, Julie Burridge, Clytie Morgan, Tamryn Brown and Kate Yu Juan Players not in photo: Angela Feeney, Mari Goodman, Gitte Alpempew, Susan Waller, Mariko Laube, Tiffany Wallwork, Nikki Kemp, Vicky Kilburn and Ann Gregory. We also have our rising tennis stars in the U14B Lacoste League Junior Tournament champions. Callum Rowan, Harry Ashburn, Lily Cook and the Khanna brothers had a great performance in a tough season. Well done all! The Club hosted its annual Junior Tournament in November over the course of two weeks. Our dedicated players had to wait through some rain delays but all players were real troopers. These are the winners and runners-up for 2016: U8’s

U10’s Boys

U12’s Girls

U12’s Boys

U14’s Boys

U18’s Boys

Winners: Erin Lee • Runners-up: Toby Elms Winners: Tamryn Brown • Runners-up: Tarrika Cameron-Moore Winners: Sachin Khanna • Runners-up: Callum Rowan

Winners: Matthew Wilkes • Runners-up: Eldon Lee Winners: Callum Blacklock • Runners-up: Jude Thomas Winners: Edward Greig • Runners-up: Jonathan Harrison

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Junior Smash League Season 1 2017 runs from 14 January till 26 Feburary. It’s a great pre-Lacoste season warmup and a chance to suss out the competition for the upcoming season. The Club is hosting the Parent & Child Tennis Social on Saturday, 14 January from 2.00 – 5.00pm. It’s an afternoon to meet other club and tennis section members and perhaps introduce your child to tennis in this fun and relaxed way. Please register at the Sports Centre. For the adults there is the New Year Tennis Social (2.00pm – 5.00pm) on Saturday, 21 January. Come join for an afternoon getting back on the courts after the long Christmas break.

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52 SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

GILI ISLANDS THREE-ISLAND SWIM 18 - 20 NOVEMBER 2016 by Matthew Forrest & David Green

In the spring of this year, whilst enjoying a Great British Fry Up on the Verandah Café after a tough Saturday morning swim, a few members of The British Club Masters Swimming Section decided they needed a challenge, and the Gili Islands Three-Island Swim was conceived. The Gili Islands are three islands off the North West coast of Lombok in Indonesia. From west to east, there is Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. The islands are easily reached by speed boat from Lombok and are very popular holiday destinations, particularly for diving and snorkelling in the beautiful clear water. The target of the three-island swim was to swim around one island on each of 3 consecutive days. Plotting on Google Earth we estimated the swims to be about 8km (Trawangan), 6km (Meno), and 7km (Air). To achieve this we considered we needed some extra training! Fortunately, Masters’ coaches Enrico and Dawn were on hand to step up our distances in the pool and give those undertaking the challenge an optional training programme. In addition, we started swimming at Tanjong Beach on some Sundays, which was also a good chance to acclimatise us with open water swimming. Two weeks before the challenge, we also entered the Swim Expo Asia open water event off the east coast of Singapore. This was a team event, measured on the total distance swum by each team. There were five races totalling 8.35km. The British Club team came second overall, with a total distance of 34.55km and with three of the Gili Islands swimmers completing all five events. With this preparation we felt more comfortable that the three-island swim was within our capabilities. However, we were still apprehensive because the currents around the islands are known to be unpredictable, and sometimes strong. One of the most important safety decisions we made was to book a boat and crew to accompany us for every swim. It meant we were able to store water and snacks on board and had the opportunity to stop and hang onto the boat for a rest. Most importantly this was our cover boat as we crossed the harbours and our rescue boat if the current swept us away from the islands – not unheard of in these waters. The advance party arrived on Gili Air on Wednesday, 16 November. After an evening hydrating, we spent Thursday organizing the safety boat and logistics for the swims on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Staying at Manta Dive on Gili Air, we obtained a chart of the currents from a dive instructor and after some intense debate on the choice of starting point and direction of swim, decided to start the Gili Trawangan swim at the North-West corner of the island and swim anti-clockwise. Friday morning was a beautiful sunny day, and after the application of several layers of sun screen and a 20-minute trip in the boat, we entered the water off Gili Trawangan at about 8.00am. In spite of our planning, the current seemed to be immediately against us. However, as we swam round the north coast it came behind us and helped us down the west coast, most of the time swimming above the house reef

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SPORTS & FITNESS 53 in 10 to 20 feet of water with beautiful coral, many tropical fish, and even a few turtles. The final stretch up the east coast saw the current in our face again, and this proved a tough leg, especially across the harbour mouth with a lot of boat traffic. We finished the swim after about four-and-a-half hours in the water clocking up a total of 8.5km. The Saturday swim around Gili Meno seemed easy by comparison. Running a little later, we started at about 8.30am, this time at the NorthEast corner of the island and again swimming anti-clockwise. Somehow, the current seemed to be generally in our favour the whole way round, with the coral even more spectacular especially on the north coast. We finished the 6.5km swim in a little over two hours. With two islands under our belt, we felt confident for the Sunday swim around Gili Air, notwithstanding some of us also feeling a little tired, sore, and sunburnt. The plan was the same, and again we set off around 8.30am from the North-East corner of the island at a well-known dive location known as Hans Reef. As we swam down the west coast we picked up a solo swimmer (Leo, from New York) who joined us for a while. Because we were swimming on a low tide, we were forced to swim outside the house reef to the west, which pushed us a long way west and south to round the southerly edge of the reef where we encountered some fairly big swells and breaking waves. The current was also against us for this leg, which made it tough going until we crossed the harbour and headed north for the final stretch to the finish. Thankfully, the current was then behind us and helped us complete the third island in about three hours adding 7.6km to our total distance. A brilliant trip and a great achievement covering a total of approximately 23km over the three days. We are now starting to think that we need a new challenge…

Gili Island swimmers

Assistance from the boat for each swim

• Matthew Forrest • Phil Turley • Tristan Howitt

Jackie Green (Meno and Air)

Carina Howitt • David Green • Karen Kelly

Carina Howitt (Trawangan)

Swim Expo Asia swimmers

Carina Howitt (1.9km) • Clive Turton (3.8km) • David Green (8.35km) • Emma Thomas (1.9km) • Matthew Forrest (8.35km) • Natasha Howitt (1.9km) • Phil Turley (8.35km)

RUGBY:

RUGBY TEAM KITS

Our newly formed Rugby Section has just received their brand-new rugby team kits, all decked out in striking pink to stand out from the competition. Proudly sponsored by The Fry Group, look out for our Rugby Team as they prepare to make their mark in the club circuit!

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54 SPORTS & FITNESS CRICKET:

BRITISH CLUB CRICKET SECTION YEAR-END REPORT By Gaurav Lakhanpal

Last game of the season Twiney vs Marshey ended by rain

Best Bowler 2016 David Bennett

The British Club Cricket Section played the last game of the season – a friendly between Members and non-Members with Paul Twine and Ross Marsh captaining the teams as they celebrated their 50th birthday. Twiney’s 11 lost the toss and were asked to bowl. Twiney was on fire, picking up 3 wickets in his 4 over for 4 runs including the opposition captain for 1. Unfortunately this game wasn’t counted for the yearend stats, otherwise Twiney would have been joint second on the bowling honours. Marshey’s team recovered from the early blow by Twiney and ended up scoring a competitive 168 on a cloudy day. Twiney’s 11 had a cautious start but didn’t go very far as the rains came down in bucket loads and ended the game in a draw. Year-end Season stats finished as follows: Batting Honours: Todd Buck – 415 Ross Marsh – 367 David Bennett – 307 Bowling Honours: David Bennett – 20 Paul McNee – 19 Paul Twine – 16

Best Batsman 2016 Todd Buck

Best Bowler Runner-up 2016 Paul McNee

Most Improved Batsman 2016 Roger Kelly

Most Improved Bowler 2016 Rohan Persaud

Special Awards: Most Improved Batsman: Roger Kelly Most Improved Bowler: Rohan Persaud Most Improved Fielder: Matt White

The British Club Cricket Section held their AGM in November and appointed a new Committee. Please welcome the new Committee for 2017: Captain – Paul McNee & Simon Bignell Convenor – Matt White Schedule Secretary – Paul Twine Finance Secretary – David Bennett Membership Secretary – Gary Smith & Todd Buck THE BRITISH CLUB


SPORTS & FITNESS 55 SQUASH:

POETIC INSPIRATION OR, A VISION IN A DREAM By The Boaster

The Cosmo League is over, for The British Club at least. Our last two fixtures were a 3-2 win over the Cricket Club (James Bauly clinching the vital match win) and a 2-3 reverse at home to the Dutch Club (James Bauly being the hard-luck loser of the deciding match - he likes to keep it interesting!). Our final position in the league depends on the results of the last round (when we have a bye) but the loss against the boys in orange means we will slip down the table from second place and our hopes of a first top-3 finish for many years are likely to be dashed. In between the two matches, the section held its AGM when the indefatigable Craig Telmer was re-elected as convener by the kind of margin the PAP would be jealous of, and this time he will be sharing the job with Andrew Vine. Craig has done such an outstanding job that there was never any doubt that he would be supported for another year if he could be persuaded to stand. Andrew is a long-time contributor to The British Club as a whole and the squash section in particular, and we will be in very good hands for 2017. The Dutch Club match was followed by an epic end-of-season celebration at the Windsor Arms much enjoyed by all, not least The Boaster. When he woke the next morning after a night of vivid dreaming, he was immediately inspired to pick up his pen and write. Sadly he was interrupted by a man from Wheelock, but not before he had composed:

James B Grinning

On Tinggi Hill did Kubla Craig A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Squash, the sacred game, he ran Through seasons measureless to man And downed a beer or three. So twice a week he hurtled round Twixt walls and tin with roaring sound; There were victories bright with ample thrills, With boasts and drives and manly roars; And dancing feet and dazzling skills, Before a long sojourn at Scores.

Two Conveners

But oh! That deep athletic chasm which lay By the glass wall athwart a cedar bench A sweaty place! So healthy and so hearty And e’er ready for a post-match party With ale to drink, great thirst to quench From this chasm, with constant matchplay seething, And sounds of tired, old men fast-breathing, A mighty Canuck proudly was raised For evermore by all to be praised. [Ed – apparently this kind of thing happened in 1798 too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubla_Khan] SINGAPORE’S HILLTOP RETREAT


56 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 2017 Mon

Mahjong Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

Tue

Wed

Thu

30 31 Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing Aqua Bike

Public Holiday

F&B Monthly Special @ Scores* Mahjong Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

2 3 4 5 Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Social Squash Aqua Bike

Champagne Day Dining Madness Bridge Yoga Aqua Running Hip Hop Dance

Champagne Day Dining Madness Mahjong Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Bootcamp Junior Fitness

Public Holiday: New Year’s Day Observed

9 10 11 12 Dining Madness Mahjong Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

Dining Madness Craft Ladies Balut Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Social Squash Aqua Bike

Pub Quiz Night Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Aqua Running Hip Hop Dance

Members Connect Night ** Lunar New Year Promotions Dining Madness Champagne Day Mahjong Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Bootcamp Junior Fitness

16 17 18 19 Dining Madness Mahjong Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

Book Club Bingo Night Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Social Squash Aqua Bike

Dining Madness Champagne Day Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga Aqua Running Hip Hop Dance

Comedy Night @ Windsor Arms Dining Madness Champagne Day Teen Committee Meeting Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Bootcamp Junior Fitness

23 24 25 26 Dining Madness Mahjong Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga Running Clinic Aqua Boot Camp Zumba

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

Champagne Day Dining Madness Pub Quiz Night Water Aerobics Yoga Aqua Running Hip Hop Dance

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

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Dining Madness Champagne Day Mahjong Pitter Chatter Social Squash Pilates Bootcamp Junior Fitness


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Fri

Sat

Sun

1+ Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Hangover Brunch @ Windsor Arms Sunday Entertainment @ Verandah Café Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Tennis Teen Social Junior Fitness

FEBRUARY 2017 LISTING Lunar New Year Celebrations

Public Ho liday: New

Year’s Day

6 7 8 Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Yoga Ladies Social Tennis Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Dance

Saturday Night Draw Children’s Art & Crafts Karate @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Rugby @Swiss Club

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Sunday Entertainment @ Verandah Café Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Tennis Teen Social Junior Fitness

Till Saturday, 11 February

Valentine’s Day Special @ Mountbatten Room Tuesday, 14 February

Hendrick’s Gin Tasting @ Windsor Arms Friday, 17 February

13 14 15 Cool & Warm Climate Wines Australian Wine & Gourmet Dinner Friday Night Live @ Windsor Arms Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Yoga Aqua Box Fit Ladies Social Tennis Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Dance

Saturday Night Live @ Windsor Arms Little Chef: Apple Pie Roll Ups Saturday Night Draw Karate @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Rugby @Swiss Club Parent & Child Tennis Social

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Sunday Entertainment @ Verandah Café Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Tennis Teen Social Junior Fitness Lacoste Junior Tennis Ranking & Selection Session

Shrove Tuesday @ Windsor Arms

Tuesday, 28 February

20 21 22 Burns Celebrations @ Windsor Arms Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Yoga Aqua Box Fit Ladies Social Tennis Mixed Social Tennis Children Ballet Salsa Dance

Laser Tag Saturday Night Live @ Windsor Arms Saturday Night Draw Children’s Arts & Crafts Karate @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Rugby @Swiss Club Children Ballet Class New Year Tennis Social

Storytelling Session: The Gruffalo 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Sunday Entertainment @ Verandah Café Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Tennis Teen Social Junior Fitness

27 28 29+ Friday Night Live @ Windsor Arms Chinese Brush Painting Class Pilates Yoga Aqua Box Fit Ladies Social Tennis Mixed Social Tennis Children Ballet Salsa Dance

Special Chinese New Year Celebration Lunar New Year Mini Bazaar Saturday Night Live @ Windsor Arms Saturday Night Draw Children’s Arts & Crafts Karate @ Studio Taekwondo @ Studio Football @Turf City Social Squash Cricket @Turf City Rugby @Swiss Club Children Ballet Class

Public Holiday: Lunar

New Year Day 1

Special Chinese New Year Celebration Lunar New Year Mini Bazaar Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Sunday Entertainment @ Verandah Café Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court Tennis Teen Social Junior Fitness

Public Holiday: Lunar

New Year Day 2

*Promotion till 31 January | **Promotion till 11 February | +The following Monday will be a public holiday.

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT 59

ROYAL IPOH CLUB

Royal Ipoh Club, centrally located in Ipoh amidst the luscious green playing fields of the Ipoh Padang, is one of the oldest clubs in Malaysia, with history dating back as early as 1895. The Club features a variety of dining options, sports facilities, a well-stocked library as well as a social event calendar that caters to Members’ needs. The Club provides an exclusive and relaxed environment, with facilities for members to enjoy for business and pleasure. They also offer an elite venue for weddings, functions and business meetings for members and non-members alike. The Club believes that business and pleasure mix rather well, and is proud to continue its well-earned reputation as an excellent place to eat, drink and relax. Royal Ipoh Club also encourages its members to pursue an active lifestyle via its sporting and recreational facilities which include Snooker facilities, Games Room, Medifit Gym, Tennis court, swimming pool and many others. Beyond amenities, the intangibles are what complete the experience, the feeling of belonging each time you enter the clubhouse and personalized service all leads to fond memories and long lasting friendships. Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab P.O. Box 3, 30000, Ipoh Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia Tel No: +605-254 2212 • +605-254 5646 • +605-254 2212 Email: enquiries@royalipohclub.org.my

For more information, please visit www.royalipohclub.org.my or email recept@britishclub.org.sg.

To find out more about our Reciprocal Clubs, kindly secure a copy of the Reciprocal Passport from the Club Reception desk. Applications to visit a particular Reciprocal Club can also be made by approaching any of the Member Relations staff at the Reception desk. With over 80 Reciprocal Clubs around the world, there are no shortage of destinations to explore. Start your journey today!

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60 OPERATING HOURS OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm

6410 1100

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

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)

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

Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 8.00pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9.00am to 9.00pm

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)

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

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

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

THE BRITISH CLUB 2016 SPONSORS Title Sponsors Best of British

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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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