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BRITISH CONTACTS British Association of Singapore Website:

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British High Commission Tel: 6424 4200 Website: British Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Email: Website:

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The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: Website: Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: Website: Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Derek Maggs Tel: 9666 2586 Email: Website: St. David’s Society of Singapore Rhiannon Gage Email: Website:

President’s Message


GM’s Message


Club News

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Best of British Feature

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Reciprocal Club Spotlight

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Member in the Spotlight


Fry Group Feature


Food & Beverage

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Activities & Events

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St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Elizabeth McEneaney Email:

Sports & Fitness

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Calendar of Events

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Club Directory & Operating Hours




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Dear Members,


May will be a busy month in the Club with

Steve Settle

Labour Day falling on the Friday, 1 May and


International Mother’s Day on the Sunday, 10 May. We are putting out a scrumptious buffet spread for brunch at the Verandah Café as

Damian Hills Vice President Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

well as some great lunch options for Mother’s Day at the Mountbatten, Windsor Arms and Verandah Café to help you treat that very special person.

Adrian Waterton Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Frank Wong

If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of life in mainland Singapore,

Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

hop on our specially chartered yacht on a Catamaran Lagoon 62 with your swimwear and plenty of sunscreen for a

Shaun Matheson

fabulous day as we sail to Lazarus Island. We’ll provide the picnic baskets too

Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

- definitely an experience not to be missed! We also have a Caribbean themed pool party coming up on Saturday 30th May. We’ll provide the exciting games for the children and entertainment with a superb buffet dinner to boot! For new members, welcome on board and congratulations on your decision to join the Club! We look forward to meeting you on the Member Connect Night on Thursday, 7 May! The club invites not only new members but also encourages current members to meet and make new friends. Members of the

Tony Quek Chairman of Disciplinary Committee Co-Chairman of Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee

Andrew Moore Co-Chairman of Member Services (F&B and A&E) Committee

Stephen Fulton Chairman of Sports Committee Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

Main committee as well as the Club Management will be there to ensure you feel at home. With the Best of British celebration being just a month away, we are excited

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

with the events lined-up for you! This year, we are inviting renowned celebrities in sports, fashion, culinary and entertainment like Ray Parlour, Paul Askew, Pete

Eric Rogers

Price, Mick Miller and many more talents to ensure you have an amazing time,

Chairman of Infocomm Committee

so do take the opportunity to come and join us for at least one event! CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS Lastly you will notice the new Sub-Committees in the column on the right. I applaud their commitment and know they will continue to help improve the Club for the benefit of the membership. To all mums, wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day!


Development / Health & Safety Committee Malcom Skipp, Darshan Mehta, Christopher Walden Marketing and Communication Committee Kate Jeffrey, Cynthia Zorluntuna, Caroline Underhill Finance Committee Member Stephen Fulton, Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson Member Services Committee Adrian Bewsey, Maggie Ashman, Patricia Forrester, David Wong, Michelle Kuek, Susan Watmough, Stephen Walker Human Resource Committee Steve Settle, Tony Quek, Shaun Matherson, Eugene Heng Infocomm Committee David Griffiths, Michael Leaver Membership and Rules Committee Jeffrey Chua, Antony Melero, Robin Nayak, Don Wang, David Wong Sports Committee All Sports Convenors



Dear Members, Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Labour Day!


CLUB MANAGEMENT General Manager Sean Boyle 6410 1103

It has been a busy month at the Club with partners and members having amazing times in different events such as the launch of the Best of British 2015 and the Queen Elizabeth

Head of Finance & Facilities Michelle Chua 6410 1119

II Cup! As President had mentioned in his message, the Best of British is around the corner with only a month away from the celebration! We are happy to announce that The Best of British 2015 was launched on Tuesday, 7 April.

Executive Chef Sunny Sia 6410 1170

Head of Activities & Events, Marketing, and Member Relations Chrisse Olayres 6410 1120

With the Best of British celebration about to take place just weeks away in early June, on 5 June to 13 June, we have a lot of fun and exciting events lined up for you! For this year, as promised, we will make it bigger and better by bringing in more partners and lining it up with more exciting events. The Grand Finale Royal

Membership Sales Manager Fauziah Ali 6410 1114

Ascot Ball this year is going to be held on 13 June at Resorts World Sentosa. The Early Bird Tickets for the Grand Finale are now on sale till 25 May! We have also launched online bookings for the Best of British 2015! Check out our website now to book your tickets! On a personal note, as mentioned in the previous issue, I will share my experience in Australia visiting states like Sydney and Melbourne. I was fortunate to be given

Catering Sales Manager Kelly Ang 6410 1146

Member Relations Manager Cyrhyl Racho 6410 1113

the opportunity to take on the reciprocal arrangement, staying in the Royal Automobile Club of Australia in Sydney and the Athenaeum Club in Melbourne. With so many activities and events happening at the Club, we are sure May will

Sports & Recreation Manager Sajan S/O Sahadevan 6410 1150

keep you and your family busy. Have a great month ahead and see you at the Club.

SEAN BOYLE General Manager

Facilities Manager S. Sundaram 6410 1160

Housekeeping Manager Melati Binti Zainal Abidin 6410 1162

Marketing Communications Manager Cynthia Setho 6410 1111

Human Resource Manager Alice Wong 6410 1130

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Warm Welcome... To our new Members

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 7 May

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

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

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BEST OF BRITISH 2015 LAUNCHED The Best of British was launched with much hype on 7 April at The British Club’s Elizabeth Suite. The event saw the attendance of our sponsors and supporting partners including Cognita, British Airways, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Berkeley Group, Royal Plaza on Scotts, The Fry Group to name a few. The guests were treated to a superb British cocktail buffet specially created by our Executive Chef, Sunny Sia, and were given a preview of what they can expect from The Best of British 2015. All events of The Best of British are now open for bookings and they are also open to the public. So gather your friends and get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings are now available online. Call 6467 4311, email or book online at

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

Join our exciting activities lined up for The Best of British:

BEST OF BRITISH “OPENING GALA DINNER” With Celebrity Chef Paul Askew Northwest of England’s Food Ambassador Brought to you by

Friday, 5 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest Join us as we kick off our Best of British celebrations with yet another showcase of superb cuisine as Chef Paul Askew prepares a remarkable 5 course dinner paired with fine wines from the Commonwealth with our guest of honour, British High Commissioner designate Scott Wightman.


Saturday, 6 June • 7.30pm – 11.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$55.00+ Member • $65.00+ Guest

(Includes a best of British Buffet Dinner and 2 bottles of wine for each team of 8 persons) Grand Prize $1,000 F&B dining voucher and more exciting prizes up for grabs! And a special prize for the team in best fancy dress awaits! Think you’ve got what it takes to battle it out against the wittiest, brainiest and smartest of them all? Book a team of 8 or as an individual (we shall help place you with a team) for the biggest quiz of the year- Superbrains! We are delighted to have back on board our past Quiz Masters - David Quinn and Julie Browne! So if you fancy an evening of fun, competition and great food, book now!


Sunday, 7 June • The British Club

Open House : 10.00am to 5.00pm Family Day British Fair : 11.00am to 4.00pm Definitely for the young ones and the young once as we turn the Club into a British Fair complete with games, game stalls, exciting rides, fun prizes and a scrumptious buffet spread to boot!

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email or log on to to book online.


Fashion Show By Robinsons and featuring the collection by Milliner to the Royals - Vivien Sheriff Cooking Demonstration by Celebrity Chef Paul Askew Brought to you by

Tuesday, 9 June • 11.30am – 2.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$95.00+ Member • $105.00+ Guest It is a celebration of fashion and cuisine over an exciting show in collaboration with Robinsons and milliner to the Royals - Vivien Sheriff. And if that isn’t enough, tickle your tastebuds as Michelin star rated Chef Paul Askew conducts a live demonstration of the 3 course lunch with free flow wine! A delightful bag of goodies and a lucky draw with fantastic prizes await!


Wednesday, 10 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Windsor Arms

$45.00+ Member • $55.00+ Guest (Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner) Put those bets on as we hold our very own Night at the Races at the Windsor Arms for a good cause! Buy a race, name a horse for an exciting evening to raise funds for our nominated charities! It is all in the spirit of fun and giving, with a spectacular buffet spread included and wonderful prizes for the lucky winners!

BEST OF BRITISH “GENTLEMEN’S BLACK TIE DINNER” With ex-England International & Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and award-winning media personality Pete Price Brought to you by

Thursday, 11 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$180.00+ Member • $200.00+ Guest Welcome the “Romford Pele” himself- Ray Parlour as he joins us for our Gentlemen’s Black Tie Dinner. Known for his high energy performances, this former Arsenal mid fielder with 3 premier league titles under his belt, now famous pundit on television as well as radio stations such as BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport, together with legendary radio host Pete Price, will no doubt provide an evening of unsuppressed entertainment over a 5 course dinner and free flow wines and beers!


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Friday, 12 June • 7.30pm – 10.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

$85.00+ Member • $95.00+ Guest (Includes a Best of British Buffet Dinner) The Best of British Comedy is back as we put on hilarious acts from Mandy Knight and Imran Yusuf, compered by Mr. Liverpool himself, Pete Price. But that is not all, sit back and try not to roll on the floor laughing as we bring you comedian extraordinaire, fresh from his stint last year in Celebrity Squares Mick Miller!

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311, email or log on to to book online.

Appetiser Smoked Duck Breast with Saffron Poached Pear Raisin Compote & Truffle Oil McGuigan Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Australia Soup Lobster ConsommĂŠ With a thundering of hooves, matched by amazing pageantry, fashion, style, and a 5 course dinner fit for the Royals - welcome to Royal Ascot! Join us at the Royal Enclosure with our guest of honour, British High Commissioner designate Scott Wightman, as we bring back 10 Seconds and compere Pete Price for an evening of superb entertainment! And did we mention a champagne reception as well as free flow wines and beers? Watch out for some one of a kind auctions and limited offers only on the night as we raise funds to support our 2 charities The Gurkha Welfare Trust and Riding for the Disabled.

Cottage Cheese Dumpling ***** Spiced Beetroot Sherbet Main Roasted Norwegian Salmon Fillet Broccolini, Pea Mousse, Herb Oil Ginger Butter Sauce or Roast Australian Beef Tenderloin Caramelised Shallot, Roots Vegetables, Fondant Potato Red Wine Sauce McGuigan Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Australia

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THESE LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER. Invite your friends to sign up for our Summer Promotion now and enjoy 3 glorious months from 1 June to 31 August 2015 as a British Club Member for only $1000.

As a Club Member, they can enjoy everything our Club has to offer. Cool down from the summer heat at our pool, get a game of tennis going with your best mates or savour really good nosh as you enjoy family time together. The Club also has activities to keep the kiddies of all ages entertained all summer!

Call 6467 4311 now to book a tour around the Club for them and see how they and their families can enjoy an unforgettable summer at The British Club. Should they become a life-time Member after the 3 months, the $1000 will be offset from the cost of their new membership. What a deal!

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GM’s article on Reciprocal Clubs stay In March, I made a trip to Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne for a vacation with my partner. I had never ever been to either states before so I was quite excited about the trip. It was to be an 8-days stay in Sydney including Hunter Valley for 2 nights and a 6-days stay at Melbourne, with one night at the Yarra River wine country. For very first time instead of staying in 5-star hotels, I thought of making use of our reciprocal club privilege’s which are available to all members of the British Club. So I made the necessary bookings with both clubs and what a real eye opener it was! Having worked and managed hotels for most of my career, I am accustomed to what facilities they should be offering in terms of amenities and overall comfort.

Experience at the Clubs

In fact, the young lady at reception very kindly organised our rental car so we could go to the Hunter Valley. Out of 10, it gets from me a high 8 J The other advantage was its location as the club is situated in the heart of the transports service networks, which made it great for being close to all the amenities. The tariff was most competitive at just AUD$280 per night for 2 persons including breakfast.. really good value!

Royal Automobile Club’s Victoria Room

Royal Automobile Club of Australia Sydney, NSW Duration of stay: 6 Days The RAC club of Sydney is located at the very front of Circular Quay with magnificent views, from our bedroom and the breakfast room, of Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was truly breath-taking just like a picture post card. Each day, we would see a new luxury cruise liner being moored in the harbour. In fact, one day we had the great pleasure of seeing both of Cunard’s vessels, the Queen Mary and the Queen Victoria. A beautiful sight to see! I learned that Cunard was celebrating 150 years in the Industry. This was the reason why both ships were in Sydney harbour. It was quite an event, with fantastic display of fireworks at the harbour! The accommodation was spacious and well-appointed with every convenience you would expect from a 5-star establishment including a generous writing desk which came in handy when writing those post cards. A very nicely equipped ensuite bathroom with all the amenities, and lovely fluffy white crisp towels. What more could you want! Room service was available should you require and free local telephone calls. The club’s complimentary wi-fi was a delight in this digital age. Breakfast was served daily from 7.00 to 10.00am with a very good continental buffet selection with homemade breads, cereals and nice selection of pastries and fresh fruits as well as unlimited amount of freshly brewed tea and coffee. Cooked breakfast from an ala carte menu was also available. Surprisingly, shorts are permitted at breakfast. The staff generally in the club were very accommodating and very helpful with booking excursions or requiring information.

The most unforgettable moment was the climb of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and next to that was our dinner at the Hunter Valley in a lovely quaint restaurant called Roberts Circa 1876 (the best meal and service we had in our 8 days to NSW). Just brilliant! Food and service simply the best of the best, I would truly recommend this establishment. Under the personal direction of Executive Chef George Francisco, who is a true master of his craft! Out of 10, it’s got to be 10 and coming from me it says something! J The Athenaeum Club Melbourne, VIC Duration of stay: 5 Days

After leaving Sydney, we flew to Melbourne and stayed at the renowned Athenaeum Club, based in the heart of Melbourne located on Collins Street, one of Melbourne’s most prestigious addresses. We had booked a suite which included a separate lounge, master bedroom, separate bathroom and had a very nice walkin wardrobe. The accommodation was superbly appointed and is comparable with any 5-star hotel chain similar category of room - nicely furnished and very well maintained with all of the amenities you would expect. Daily newspapers were delivered complimentary to our room. At a cost of AUD$290 per day which includes breakfast - a great value for the style and type of accommodation. I’m sure it would have been much more at any 5-star establishment. As the Club was situated in the heart of the city, it made it easy for us to get around, and just immediately outside the front door of the club was the tram stop which made it very accessible for sightseeing. Great location!



The day we arrived was on a Friday and the restaurants of the club are closed over the weekend. This certainly did not cause us a problem, as we were literally walking distance to lots of eateries and the reception, much to our delight, provided us with individual continental breakfast boxes containing cereal, fruit juice, muffin, etc. The club is truly quite magnificent with its splendid decor and with lots of history that has been garnered over many years. Formal wear must be worn in the club at all times gentleman’s shirt, tie and jacket with the exception for breakfast where a jacket is not compulsory. On Wednesday, the Club’s secretary, Mr Michael Marsterton, very kindly invited us to join him for breakfast. Incidentally, he was General Manager of the British Club in Singapore previously for 12 years. What a lovely experience that was! It was the very first time we took breakfast at the club, as we felt it was a little cumbersome to dress up each morning, but believe me, it was so worthwhile! The breakfast buffet was very well presented and next table but one to us, and not being a name dropper was Mr John Howard, the exAustralian Prime Minister having his breakfast who was also staying at the club. So as you can see we were in the very best of company!


List of Selected Reciprocal Clubs that have Accommodation

During our stay at the Club, as they have a separate lounge in the suite, we entertained some of TK’s family members who were residing in Melbourne. That was really nice as having the lounge gave us the opportunity to entertain in the comfort of our own suite.

Australia Royal Automobile Club of Australia Sydney, NSW The Athenaeum Club • Melbourne

Our dealings with the front desk’s staff were excellent. They went out of their way each and every time we had requests for restaurants, shows etc. Best of the best I have to say! Out of 10, it gets from me a high 9. JJ On the Monday, we drove to the Yarra Valley, just about an hour’s drive and stayed at Balgownie Estates Vineyard. What a lovely experience! Staying at the Vineyard was magical and it was easy for us to drive to the wineries around the region. I have to say we were most impressed with Domain Chandon, a lovely winery, and we had a great tasting there too.

Cambodia Cambodian Country Club • Phnom Penh

Tips: Buy wines from the Duty Free at the airport. I bought one bottle of Domain Chandon from the winery at AUD$35.00 and it was on offer at Duty Free with 3 bottles going for AUD$59.00.

Last words The reason in putting this article together was not to tell you all about my holiday but to highlight that being a British Club Member, it opens up a world of opportunities - an opportunity to travel the world using your British Club reciprocal privileges. This article is an example of the selected clubs we have these arrangements with and in different parts of the world. A British Club Passport is available from Reception and we can introduce you to your club of preference, next time you decide to travel either for business or pleasure. Staying in one of our clubs with reciprocal benefits, I can assure you it will have a lasting impression just like it was for me and TK. I am very sure you won’t be disappointed, and what great value in terms of pricing compared to similar accommodation in any 5-star Hotel! Happy travelling! J Sean Boyle General Manager

Canada Terminal City Club • Vancouver China Old Chengdu Club • Chengdu Shanghai Racquet Club & Apartments Shanghai India Royal Bombay Yacht Club • Bombay Madras Cricket Club • Madras Japan Tokyo American Club • Tokyo Malaysia The Malacca Club • Malacca The Penang Club • Penang Royal Ipoh Club • Ipoh New Zealand The Wellesley Club • Wellington Philippines Baguio Country Club • Baguio South Africa The Cape Town Club • Cape Town Sri Lanka The Hill Club • Nuwara Eliya United Kingdom The Lansdowne Club • London The Naval Club • London The Travellers Club • London St James’s Hotel and Club • London The Royal Scots Club • Edinburgh The Western Club • Glasgow, Scotland United States University Club of Chicago • Chicago India House Club • New York



Member in the Spotlight For this issue’s Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to feature Member, Professor David Stringer. What bought you to Singapore and The British Club? A Woman! I have only ever moved for better skiing or a woman. At Bart’s, I subspecialised with Irene, founder member British Club, ex-Cheltenham Ladies College and Oxford University. Not being available then, I fled to Canada but re-met during a Professorial tour of Australia and 3 weeks later moved to Singapore without a job. She contends I married her for British Club but I say she married me for Tanglin Club! We’re members of other clubs: Tanglin, Cricket, Island and Changi Sailing, but we use British Club most.

You have a splendid track record in the field of Radiology, what motivates you in developing such a passionate interest in the field? I am passionate about kids; Consultant at Great Ormond Street, London, Sick Kids, Toronto and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, before Singapore. Clinical Director, NUH and NUS Professor; then Head at KK Women and Children’s Hospital and Professor at Duke – NUS and Professor in 4 Universities, so everyone calls me Prof. I wrote 7 textbooks and innumerable papers and, surprisingly to me, won every honour in my field, including Caffey Gold Medal. I retired 5 years ago but am Immediate Past President of the Asian Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology (AOSPR), covering Turkey to Korea to New Zealand, so I cannot rest. We set up the World Federation of Paediatric Imaging with the North and South American and European Societies, to improve kids care.

Since you have been in Singapore for more than a decade, where is your favourite hangout place in Singapore? Home with three large gorgeously friendly dogs, Hot Chocolate, Grand Marnier and Laphroaig, Burmese cat, with attitude, Brandy Alexander and a huge pig nosed Turtle - Miss Piggy, who ignores us, and miscellaneous others! A previous cat was Dom Pérignon, so you get the idea. We hangout with Actors because Irene, a Karate black belt, second Dan and proficient musician, was a model and actor in TV, Cinema and particularly theatre, in the 80’s and 90’s. Her brothers are well known actors, Lim Kay Tong and Lim Kay Siu and first cousin is multitalented pop star Dick Lee, the Simon Cowell of Singapore Idol.

Please share with us your favourite restaurant/s in Singapore. Local: Casa Roma, looks terrible, but food is of excellent quality and value. Best gnocchi pomodoro ever! We eat there every week. Friends: Yau Kui (Hokkien for “The Greedy”) who meet last Thursday of month. Fine dining: We are Commanderie de Bordeaux, so 4 courses with 12 wines of vertical or horizontal tasting, from the 70’s and 80’s. Irene is Officer of the KL branch of the Châine des Rotisseurs I am also Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armangac. Our leader, Capitaine Aymeri de Montesquiou d’Artagnan, is a direct descendant of d’Artagnan of Musketeer fame. It was not fiction! New Year’s Resolution to “Never eat on an empty stomach!”

We understand that you also have a passionate interest for skiing, how did you continue pursuing the interest while staying in the tropical Singapore? I skied Austria 55 years ago when skis were 225 cms, lace up boots loosened after first turn and bindings broke your leg rather than release. I am totally addicted. I ski wherever I go: Chile, New Zealand, Arizona, Arctic, Scotland, grass skiing Sussex Downs, even Snow City in Singapore. I am a trained off-piste guide (Val d’Isere) and trained Ski instructor (Whistler). I still have my Whistler place and go every year for 2 months.

Which are the places you went on your sail? Raced since 1980’s, but now cruise our 54 foot Bermuda rigged Cutter. Sailed Neptune Equator Regatta, Ambassadors cup (Third surprisingly) and the region. Routinely cruise South China Sea, Anambas, Tioman and Riau Islands, but NE Monsoon to Penang, Langkawi and Phuket. The winds are best then. Worst storms: force 9 (Anambas) and force 10 (Phuket ripping Staysail). Under water 10% of the time, as seas were so big.


How strong is your Will power? by David Pugh

A recent change in UK law means it’s even more important to make a will so that your loved ones inherit your assets.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 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.

Dying intestate (dying without having made a will) leaves the State in charge of sharing out your estate. A little-spotted but important change in the law on October 1, 2014 affects anyone who dies intestate. It is called the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act and has far reaching consequences for married couples and those in civil partnerships. Looking out for children The biggest impact will be for those who don’t have children. Previously, if a couple had no children, then the first £450,000 plus half of any remaining sum went to the surviving spouse. The other half was divided between the blood relatives of the deceased. But as of October, the surviving spouse receives the whole of the deceased’s assets, with nothing due to their wider relatives. In other words, any surviving parents or siblings will have no claim on the deceased’s assets if a will has not been made. This could have dire consequences for your wider family members. Another change in the law affects married couples and civil partners with children. Under the old regime, the surviving spouse took the first £250,000 of the deceased’s assets. Any children then received half of any remaining sum, either immediately or held in trust until they reached 18. The other half of the remainder also went to the children, but the surviving spouse would hold a ‘life interest’ in this sum. This meant that they could extract an income from this sum, but not the capital. For example, they could keep the sum in a savings account and just draw off any interest. Life interest scrapped However, since October 1, the concept of a ‘life interest’ no longer applies. The surviving spouse will receive the first £250,000 and also be fully entitled to half the remainder. The children will only receive the other half of the remainder, and cannot gain control of this until they reach the age of 18. For unmarried partners, nothing has changed but there is still a very important message couples who are not married nor in a civil partnership have no claims under the intestacy rules. Instead, all the assets go to the children, if there are any. If there are no children, then the assets are divided among the deceased’s blood relatives. This can lead to extreme complications if some of the assets are shared – for instance, if the co-habiting partners had bought a property together. Sadly, the idea of a ‘common law’ husband or wife has no foundation in law. The deceased will be treated as a single individual. Whatever your situation, the recent rule changes underline the importance of making a will to make sure your wishes are taken into account upon your death. At The Fry Group we have extensive experience in Will writing, identifying Inheritance Tax exposures and working with you to come up with sensible and workable solutions.

Tel: +65 6225 0825 • mail: • Wilfred T Fry (Personal Financial Planning) Ltd is authorised to act as an Investment Adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). License number FA095023. 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.



Great British Fish & Chips Promotion 4 to 31 May Sea Perch 200gm • 140gm Halibut Fillet 200gm • 140gm Atlantic Sea Bass 200gm • 140gm All orders are served with mushy peas, fat chips, lemon wedge and tartare sauce.

Butter Masala Promotion 4 to 31 May Slipper Lobster Butter Masala Served with biryani rice, raita and papad

Butter Chicken Masala Served with biryani rice, raita and tandoori roasted papad

Paneer Butter Masala Served with basmati rice, raita and tandoori roasted papad

Comfort Cusine 4 to 31 May Portobello Mushroom with Stilton Crostini Ragout of Portobello mushroom, crumbled stilton on garlic crostini

Pork, Chicken and Mulled Cider Pâté Ale chutney and crusty bread

Bubble and Squeak Potato cake with bacon, savoy cabbage, chives topped with bacon poached egg, Hollandaise

Rainbow Trout Promotion 4 to 31 May • Lunch & Dinner

Choice of Sauce: • Caper Berries and Lemon Butter Sauce • Black Pepper and Garlic Sauce • Hoisin Sauce • Pancetta and Spicy Pomodoro Sauce All orders are served with steamed vegetables and steamed rice. For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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


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Your child’s Curiosity, Engaged Launching our dedicated Early Years Centre for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Nursery places now available for 2 year olds. Your child has already started the foundations of learning at home. At the Australian International School’s Early Years Centre, we would relish the opportunity to take them to the next stage.

Book your personal tour

or call +65 6653 7906

Offering a daily introduction to Mandarin within a Reggio Emilia philosophy. We’ll take your child on a journey of exploration and discovery in green outdoor learning environments and enriching, purpose-built classrooms. Globally focused, distinctly Australian AIS is part of the Cognita Group of Schools Australian International School Pte Ltd is registered by the Council for Private Education. CPE Registration Number 199204405H. Period of Registration 6 July 2011 to 5 July 2015



Best FiVe star CluB restaurant in south east asia 2014

Sea Bass Promotion 5 to 31 May

Pan-roasted Sea Barramundi with Burnt Butter, Capers, Tomato and Pumpkin Puree Teriyaki Marinated Sea Barramundi, Baby Spinach, Grilled Potatoes Oven-baked Sea Barramundi, Haricot Beans, Mashed Potato, Aged Vinegar

4-Course Set Lunch

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


(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)

$98.00+ Adult $38.00+ Adult ∙ $19.00+ Child* $68.00+ Adult (include free-flow of sparkling wines)

(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, juice station, roasts, an array of appetisers, salad, and mouth-watering desserts.

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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


$98.00+ Member • $108.00+ Guest This month, we will be featuring fine wines from both Fattori Winery and Canalicchio di Sopra. The history of Fattori wines was first documented at the beginning of the last century when family patriarch Antonio Fattori first began to plant vines in the hills outside the village of Terrossa. The winery is currently run by his grandson, also named Antonio, he has been running the winery since 1970 and has dedicated himself to the goal of making quality wines Canalicchio di Sopra, a family-owned winery is founded in the sixties. The Brunellos of the estate largely reflect the wine’s historical paradigm, a character derived, in part, through 36 months of cask aging and 1 year in bottle. Distinctions in climate and soil between the northern and southern parts of the Montalcino zone account for important differences. The northern zone, the area relative to Canalicchio, evidences a cooler climate than that of its southern counterpart; this northern terrain receives limited exposure to both the Mediterranean influence of Montalcino and the cooling breezes that the latter’s high altitude affords, resulting in wines that display impressive ripeness and structure. We are happy to have Mr Fabrizio Fichera, Export Director of Fattori Winery and Mr Francesco Ripaccioli, Owner of Canaliccio di Sopra with us this May to share with us their wines. Cocktail Reception Fattori Danieli DOC Soave 2012, Italy Amuse Bouche 3 Textures – Rock Oysters Fattori Valparadiso Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT 2012, Italy ************* Lobster Agnolotti, Pea Puree, Sea Herbs Fattori Valparadiso Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT 2012, Italy

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Wines on Sale U.P.$

Special Take-Away Price

Fattori Danielli DOC Soave 2012, Veneto, Italy



Fattori Valparadiso Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT 2012, Veneto, Italy

$42.50 $31.50

Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2012, Italy


Canalicchio de Sopra Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009, Italy

$105.00 $78.00

Fattori Motto Piane DOCG Recioto di Soave 2011, Veneto, Italy

$58.50 $43.50

************* 100-Days Grain-fed Oxtail Potato Cake, Spinach, Caper, Currant, Pine Nut Jam Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2012, Italy ************* Maori Lakes-Feta Cheese, Herb Crusted Lamb Rack, Semi-dried Roma Tomatoes, Le Puy Lentils, Jus Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009, Italy ************* Tiramisu, Berries Compote, Almond Tuile Fattori Motto Piane DOCG Recioto di Soave 2011, Italy ************* Mignardise Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee and Selection of English Teas


Reservations required. To book, please call 6410 1108 or email In partnership with




INTERNATIONAL MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, 10 May British mums are special as they get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice! Show your appreciation to your mother and treat her to an indulgent lunch at any one of our restaurants this May!

Mountbatten Room

5-course Sunday Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

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

$50.00+ Adult • $25.00+ Child (7 years old and above) Menu Appetizers: Scottish Smoked Salmon toasted brioche and dill mustard sauce ** Soup: Cauliflower and Smoked Bacon Soup pan seared scallop ** Entrée: Roasted Prime Angus Beef Rib, Yorkshire Pudding seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, red wine jus or Crispy Cone Bay Barramundi Fillet fricassee of wild mushrooms, tomato fondue, garden greens and scampi emulsion ** Dessert: Banana and Almond Cream Roll vanilla bean ice-cream or Dark Chocolate Cake dark sweet cherry, orange curd or Cheese Platter Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Windsor Arms:

Carving Buffet Lunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.50+ Adult • $19.50+ Child* Menu includes: Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast roots vegetables, an array of appertisers, salad and dessert.

Verandah Café

International Buffet Brunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.00+ Adult • $16.00+ Child (between 3 to 12 years old) Menu featuring….. Zucchini and cocktail sausage salad, chicken with cheese sausage and bratwurst sausage with fine mustard, cream sauce, prawn marinara, alfredo, mushroom, pesto and olio aioli , roast beef with gravy with goose fat roast potato, roast root vegetable, Middle East chicken kebab with condiment, cream of asparagus soup, roast breast of turkey with onion and sage sauce, apple crumbles with custard sauce, rice pudding with sweet dark cherries sauce, Asian specislties, North Indian selection, and many more... For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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



FATHER’S DAY Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dads deserve a treat too! Mountbatten Room: 5-Course Sunday Lunch


12.00pm to 3.00pm

All dads get to enjoy a shot of Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila to start the afternoon right!

R 'S E H T A F

$48.00+ per Adult • $22.50+ per Child (7 years and above)

Windsor Arms: Carving Buffet Lunch


12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.50+ per Adult • $19.50+ per Child (between 3 to 12 years of age) Menu includes: Roast beef, pork loin, lamb leg, breading stuffing, marinated roast roots vegetables, an array of appertisers, salad and dessert.

Verandah Café: International Buffet Brunch 12.00pm to 3.00pm

$38.00+ per Adult • $16.00+ per Child (between 3 to 12 years of age)


Reservations required. To book, please call 6467 4311 or email










EVENT DETAILS 23 - 24 May, 11am - 7pm Orchard Hotel Singapore, Conference Centre, Level 2

Thai property is set to stage a comeback BIGGER than ever. With economic fundamentals stabilizing and property investors showing renewed interest, PropertyGuru brings specially selected real estate projects for you to seize this growth opportunity.

WHY THAI PROPERTY IS BACK? High confidence levels have returned: record numbers of project launches before the end of 2014 High return on investment with superb rental yields: Bangkok condo prices rose 9% year-on-year (Q2 2014) Best time to buy - Thailand looks set to be the centre of the AS ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015

WHY VISIT THE SHOW? Meet some of Thailand’s top developers face-to-face Learn more about award-winning developments in the Land of Smiles Stand to benefit from exclusive in-house deals Gain insights from educational seminars from Thai industry expe experts


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.

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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




Monthly Wine Promotion May 2015

Alto Los Romeros Varietal Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle Bright pale yellow with slight green reflections. Full of herbaceous and citrus fruit aromas, especially grapefruit and lemon. Light-bodied and vibrant, this wine has a delicious freshness.

SPIRITSMay PROMOTION 2015 Glen Grant The Major Reserve Single Malt Whisky Appearance Light, golden colour Bouquet Soft, slightly dry with a delicate apple/fruit note Palate Creamy, fruity Finish Slightly dry nutty

Alto Los Romeros Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle

$88 per bottle

Red with violet hues in colour. Notes of cherry, raspberry and hints of chocolate, walnuts and almonds. A juicy wine with pleasing tannins and a round finish.

Monthly Special

Champagne Days at The Windsor Shop



Sacred Hill Orange Label Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $144.00 for 4 bottles (You save $48.00!)

$108.00 for every 2 bottles of Piper HeidsieckBrut N.V.

A lifted and rich aroma with a medley of tropical fruit notes containing fig, guava, gooseberry, lychee and passion fruit, interplay with citrus zest florals. The palate has lovely depth, weight and richness that build to a crescendo on the finish. The aftertaste has citrus zest flavours and excellent minerality.

$128.00 for every 2 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Rose Sauvage N.V. Quality Bakers Scrumptious Crumpets are now available at the Windsor Shop

Sacred Hill Orange Label Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand $144.00 for 4 bottles (You save $48.00!) A rich, crimson colour of delicious cherry, plum and cranberry mingled with smokey, spiced oak notes. The palate is richly weighted with firm, leathery tannins and seductive, lingering spice flavours.

$5.50 per packet of 6 Crumpets are the quintessential, afternoon tea treat, served warm with lots of butter. The soft, spongy crumpets we know today, reputedly, come from the Victorian era and are very different from early, flat griddle cakes. It is the extra yeast in the batter which creates the soft texture and the myriad of little holes on the top (so perfect for soaking up the butter).

For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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

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Mondays to Fridays • 5.00pm till closing

Saturday ‘LIVE’ Entertainment


Mountbatten Room, Windsor Arms, Verandah Café & Scores Sports Bar


Rosanna’s Duet

$5.80+ (½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)


Daily • 5.00pm till closing

$5.80+ (½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)

CRAZY HOURS Saturdays & Sundays 9.30pm till closing

Catch the sultry and soulful vocals of Rosanna as she takes you through a relaxing evening to an exciting night cap with danceable tunes every Saturday at the Windsor Arms from 8.45pm onwards!

ONE-for-ONE (½ pint draft beer; House Wines & House Pour Liquors – by the glass)


SwissQonnect BBQ Sale!

Psychotherapy for All

A group of experienced and international psychologists to help you change.

Minden Master Grills offer an unmatched level of assembly ease, aesthetic design, and user-definable features at a cost-competitive price. Designed for experienced chefs as well as the novice user, you are guaranteed an amazing experience!

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Upcoming Couple Workshop Saturday 23rd May 2015 from 9.00 to 5.00.

New Sale Price: SGD$ 600 with Side Burner SGD$ 550 without Side Burner Li mite d stock l eft! B e su re to g et yo u rs TO DA Y! TIME FOR CHANGE IF YOU DON’T DO IT FOR YOURSELF DO IT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES.

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  For more information, please email • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes.

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





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

Have a Good Laugh at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians.

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

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 – 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards

Thursday, 14 May Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms Ticket Prices (Show Only):

Sweep Night Every Saturday Night: 8.00pm, 9.00pm & 10.00pm Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm – 10.00am

$40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest

Book Club Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8.00pm Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am – 11.30am

To book, please email Minimum Age: 18 years old • Free Seating Selected Dinner Menu available from 6.30pm Cancellations made less than a week before the event will be billed the full price. (Show may contain coarse language and sexual references.)



Tuesdays, 5 & 19 May 8.00pm

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan Tel: 9666 8994 BALUT: David Quinn Tel: 6572 7028

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



BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara Tel: 9008 7095 Email:

The prize snowballs after each session.

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan Tel: 8268 8252


CRAFT Ladies: Maggie Ashman Tel: 8606 1120 Email:

MAHJONG: Fiona Corbett Tel: 9841 9058 Email:

BOOK CLUB (Evening Group) Tel: 6410 1144 Angela Ryan Email: Martin White Email:

Pitter Chatter

Tel: 6410 1144


Wednesdays, 13 & 27 May 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!

Elaine Dutton Email:

Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email


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

A PI LOT ’S WATCH SH O U L D EN DU R E E VERY T H I N G T H E PI LOT DO E S . The Bremont MBIII is not like other pilot’s watches. It’s built in collaboration with British firm Martin-Baker, the pioneers of the ejection seat. At their test centre, the MBIII is strapped to the wrist of a crash-test dummy and shot out of the cockpit. Enduring forces of between 12G and 30G in the process. Then a vibration test simulates 30 years of continuous flying. But this doesn’t mean the MBIII is built for endurance at the expense of performance. It’s a beautifully-engineered mechanical chronometer with GMT functionality, certified 99.998% accurate by COSC, the official Swiss testing institute.

Available at: Sincere Fine Watches, Bayfront Avenue, 6634 9782 | Sincere Fine Watches, Takashimaya S.C., 6737 4592 | Suntime Watch PTE. Ltd, Ngee Ann City, 6694 4181 | Swiss Watch Gallery, Sentosa Gateway, 6723 8022 |




Gurkha’s Inspire Craft Ladies

On 10th March, the craft ladies of the British club were delighted to receive a visit from the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Guy Norton and his colleagues, Drum Major Dorkumar Rai and Pipe Major Binjan Bahadur Pun. Guy gave a very interesting presentation on the work of the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) was established in 1969 to provide a welfare pension to WWI and WWII soldiers who had worked for the British crown but was not qualified for a military pension. It works to relieve poverty, distress and provide community aid to old Gurkha soldiers and their families. As 25% of Nepalese people live below the poverty line, support from the GWT is vital. Veteran soldiers receive a pension of 100 SGD a month plus a winter fuel payment of 25 SGD. To enable these payments to get to the veteran soldiers, GWT volunteers spend weeks walking the hills to hand out the payments, thus ensuring each soldier gets his due, regardless of his age or disability. In addition to the funding pensions, the GWT also fund medical care and emergency grants to families with disabled dependents. They also run two residential homes for 52 vulnerable pensioners and support eight mobile units. Furthermore, they have built two schools, enabled 81 villages to have clean water and run two Gurkha welfare advice centres. As a result of this on going care in Nepal, the GWT spends approximately 70,000 SGD a day funding these activities. In Singapore, the Gurkhas provide a neutral police force to guard the Government and strategic sites. As one of The British Club’s chosen charities, the ladies of the craft section presented the GWT with a cheque for 2,800 SGD, which was half of the profit made from their craft stall at the Christmas Bazaar (the remaining half went to Riding for the Disabled). The craft ladies felt quite humbled that this was such a small amount in view of such a great need and are working with renewed vigour to ensure they have a fabulous stall this year to raise much more money for the GWT. If you would like to support this worthy cause, The Craft Ladies of the British Club welcome new members. They meet every Tuesday in the Tree Top Lounge from 10:30am onwards and are a friendly and supportive group of ladies of all ages. No skills are needed as the ladies are open to teaching new skills. This year is the 200-year anniversary of The Gurkhas servicing the British Crown and there will be many celebratory events. For information, please visit Maggie Ashman Convenor

® kühlbarra FISH FARM TOUR Saturday, 16 May • 9.30am at The British Club

(bus will be provided to and from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal) Take a guided tour of a modern fish farm situated at the southern coast of Singapore, and get a chance to dine on fresh, premium barramundi specially fed and harvested to the best quality. Join the founder and managing director of kühlbarra®, Mr Joep Kleine Staarman as he takes you through the operations at Singapore’s largest commercial fish farm and shares what it is like being a modern fish farmer. Lunch – featuring barramundi, of course – will be provided.

$20.00+ Members • $25.00+ Guests For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email


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




Saturday 16 May 2015 • 10.00am – 430pm • British Club pick up and drop off Itinerary: 9.45am:

Registration Opens at The British Club lobby


Bus departs for Marina at Keppel Bay


Embarkation from Marina at Keppel Bay Cruise for 30mins – 45 mins


Arrival at Lazarus Island

12pm – 3pm:

3 hours Free & easy activity at Lazarus Island


Return to Marina at Keppel Bay Cruise 45mins


Reach Marina at Keppel Bay

*Price includes a packed lunch, snacks and non- alcoholic drinks

Fancy a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life in mainland Singapore?

$85.00+ Member Adult $65.00+ Member Child $95.00+ Guest $75.00+ Guest Child

Set sail with us on a private Catamaran Lagoon 62 as we head to the best kept secret on the island. Located South of Singapore, Lazarus Island is almost entirely untouched, with a little bit more than a jungle and an 800-meter stretch of beach paradise. So what are you waiting for? Pack up the bathing suits, beach towels and sunscreen, and hop on a yacht with us for a fabulous picnic on Lazarus Island.

Minimum of 30 participants for event to commence.

DIVE-INSaturday, FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 9 May • Poolside Rally the troops, pick the perfect spot and spend the evening with a movie by the pool with us for our very first- Dive-in Family Movie Night! Popcorn, candyfloss, mini fish & chips and burgers, corn in cups and drinks – we’ve got it all covered.

LITTLE CHEF: BREAKFAST SCONES Saturday, 9 May • 10.00am - 11.30am Verandah Café

Join Larry & his friends from New York’s Natural History Museum as they travel to London’s British Museum in search of a way to save the lives of the exhibits in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Surprise Mum with a breakfast treat this Mother’s Day, with the perfect scones first thing in the morning! Let Mum choose her own toppings: from butter to strawberry jam, and even peanut butter; it’s her special day after all!

Time: 7.30pm (Registration starts at 7.00pm)

Price: $18.00+ Adults • $12.00+ Children

$15.00+ Member • $20.00+ Guest

*Prices inclusive of snack bar **Event is subject to weather conditions, and may shift to the Verandah Terrace in the event of heavy rain.

Cancellations made less than a week before the event shall be billed the full price.

For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email


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

Saturday, 30 May • 5.30pm onwards Verandah Café and Poolside Bring out your brightest swimsuits, gather your closest friends and family, and prepare your dancing shoes! With the grooviest music, most colourful ambience, and the most flavourful food, this is one pool party you would not want to miss. Buffet Price:

$28.50+ Adult • $14.50+ Child*

(complimentary for children aged 2 years old and below)

Brought to you by

*Child: 3 to 12 years old



SUMMER CAMP 2015: CAMP FOR THE CHAMPS Tuesday to Thursday, 23, 24, 25 June • 10.00am to 4.00pm Main Clubhouse & Outdoor Excursion on Day 3

Gather the troops, slap on some sunscreen and celebrate the summer holidays with 3 fun-filled days dedicated specially for YOU! Exciting games you are bound to love, special cooking classes, arts and crafts sessions, tours and so much more await, so bring your friends together (or make new ones – that’s what summer camps are for) and join us now!

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

For more information or booking, please call 6467 4311 or email

BRING-ON-SUMMER FAIR Saturday, 9 May • 10.00am to 5.00pm Verandah Café

We know it’s always summer in sunny Singapore, but that doesn’t stop us from rejoicing when the summer holidays arrive! What better way to welcome summer than with a one-day-only, presummer fair? Beat the sweltering heat as The British Club brings summer steals to you, from trendy swimsuits, lovely summer dresses and kaftans, to bold accessories specially for this season!


Thursday, 7 May • 1.00pm to 3.00pm The Elizabeth Suite

High tea fit for a queen, a cooking demonstration and a facial workshop and shoulder massage, all under one roof! There is no better time for mums to take the day off.

$35.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest *Minimum 10 pax. Brought to you by

Get ready, get set… Bring on summer! For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email


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

ABA Productions presents

The Wind in the Willows and

The Incredible Book-Eating Boy! The Wind in the Willows June 12th to 14th

When Mole plucks up the courage to explore the Riverbank with his friend Ratty, nothing can prepare him for the adventure that awaits. Along with Badger and the irrepressible Mr Toad, the foursome career from one exploit to the next culminating in a battle not only to save Toad Hall, but their very way of life. Direct from the UK, this stage adaptation of The Wind in the Willows captures all the wit and bonhomie of Grahame’s original novel, and brings the delight of this literary classic to another generation of children and a touch of showbiz to the Riverbank.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy May 22nd to 24th 2015

Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books… if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favourite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets. He’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can’t digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth? A cast of three from Australia uses song, movement and puppetry to bring Oliver Jeffers’ quirky, beautiful and much loved story to life for children aged 3 to 8 and their families.

Both productions will be staged at the Drama Theatre at School of the Arts (SOTA). Tickets are now on sale; book them at any SISTIC outlet, official SISTIC website ( or call the hotline 6348 5555. British Club members can also quote ABA2015 as a ‘Friend of ABA’ to receive 10% off their tickets!



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SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES For bookings, please contact the Sports Department at 6410 1173 or email

AQUA SPIN Instructor Tuesday

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• Ladies’ & Men’s Social Tennis • Pilates • Yoga


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: Annabelle Shaw : 8.30am to 9.30am : 8.30am to 9.30am : 8.30am to 9.30am

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Try Squash! By The Boaster

While the A-grade team and some of the fitter members of the section play squash tri-weekly, others (like The Boaster) merely try weakly. Whatever your age, size or gender, squash is a game for all, and the section is happy to announce our “Try Squash 2015” event. This is an opportunity for those who used to play years ago with a wooden racquet, for those who have never tried but have secretly fancied it for a while, or for those who have never played but secretly fancy someone who does. There will be 3 sessions, from 2-4pm on the 3 Saturdays in June. The 13th will be mainly for children, the 20th for ladies and the 27th for men but if you can’t make it on the appropriate weekend please do come one of the other days. Please e-mail the convenor, Craig, at for more details, or look out for posters around the club.

! H S A U Q


2.00pm - 4.00pm Saturdays 13, 20, 27 June at the courts for more details

The squash section don’t like to gloat, but were pleased to see two of their own – Ben and Douglas – contesting the singles and doubles finals of the Masters’ tennis competition. In other news, our Friday Night Heroes, Matt Gyde’s SSRA veterans’ league squad, have had a storming first half of their season with multiple 4-0 wins and are now sitting close to the top of their table and are looking good for a place in the semi-finals.




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2015 Season so far By Gaurav Lakhanpal

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the event where we get to witness cricket players display their greatest potential to win honour for their country. As I write this article we are watching the first semi-finals between South Africa and New Zealand. The game is very exciting at this stage. The 4 best teams are fighting to be crowned the world champion.

in very quickly and scored a brisk 28 in no time. Then, he got bowled out. Replacing him was the captain, Gaurav, who started positively with a smashing cover drive. However, it was stopped with a great dive in the covers. He had another couple of shots, unfortunately it was being stopped by good fielding too. Some calmness was brought in by Simon and Mark Allison who delivered the killer blows by the hard hitting. Good Bringing it back to British Club, the BC cricket season started later order flourish by Paul, Ed and Darshan saw BC reach a with the new committee and a rotation of captains this year. competitive score of 181 for 7 We have got secured our home ground for the BC Crickets Team in the next 3 years, thanks to Paul Twine’s continuous BC started very well with a great opening spell by both Paul efforts. There have been considerable improvements made to and Shane who kept the woodpeckers honest and searching the home ground to make the cricket playing and watching for runs. Gaurav then brought in the first change of the day experience as comfortable and enjoyable. Ed who immediately started bowling line and length and was beating the openers ball after ball. The pressure lead to Introducing the new 2015 committee: a false shot and Greg at point took a great diving catch in front of him. This prompted the captain in bringing Greg into The Convenor: Todd Buck bowling from the other end. Captain gave Greg another over The Treasurer: David Bennett with some changes to the field, which made the difference The Fixtures Secretary: Paul Twine and Greg picked up 4 wickets in his unchanged 5 over spell. The Member’s secretary and Magazine: Gaurav Lakhanpal BC was doing great at this stage and had taken all their The Tour Organiser: Darshan Mehta catches, then the rub of the green went against BC. We The weekly match arranger: Paul McNee started dropping catches, even the reliable Hosking dropping Though we have some new players in the team, we welcome their best batsman. Captain finally took a catch on Darshan’s more new players. We played our first game on 7th Feb and unlucky spell which saw at least 3 catches going down but it have played 5 games so far in the season with an impressive was too late already and the woodpeckers cantered home in 25 overs win loss ratio of 4 to 1. Talking about the loss in the last game, we played the woodpeckers and the captain was a familiar face of Ross Marsh who until recently was playing in BC jersey. Lots of their players have earlier played with BC so they knew our strengths and limitations very well. BC lost the toss and were asked to Bat. BC started well with the openers, our lead scorers, David Hosking and Shane Sampson, led the charge. Hosking settled THE BRITISH CLUB

All in all, it was a good game of cricket, dream run halted. We all enjoyed a few beers at the ground and then continued back to the club. Note: Calling all cricket enthusiasts in the club, reach out the member secretary or the convenor if you wish to join the club



Section Tour to Bangkok

By John Rennie, Mike Thornton & Robbie Allen

between Nick Challoner and others down the right, Paddy Flynn scored a beauty with a replica of Paul’s goal. Mike crossed and the goalie flaps at the ball while Co-Convener James Morris Day 1 • 20 March 2015 Report by John Rennie finishes. James immediately follows up with another good finish Match 1: British Club 6 – 11 Bangkok DHL after rounding the keeper - 9-6 down, but was it now game on? After a 1 hour bus crawl in Bangkok traffic, we arrived slightly No! DHL brought back no.12 and he scored again. Another weary and had to change quickly for action. The pitch was the goal followed, to make the final score 11-6 down. Not quite an scene of heavy defeat from our previous Bangkok tour, so the embarrassment, but we were well beaten - full marks to all for omens were bad. continuing to fight despite the lost cause!

March 2015

Bangkok DHL, despite being an over-35 Veterans team had a number of very good and fast players and looked threatening every time they got the ball. We held out luckily for 15 minutes as DHL were twice denied by a post. Finally, the opponent’s no. 12 beat the offside trap and scored with an easy finish. The second came quickly and soon, we are 3 down. Captain Paul Hackett then let his football do the talking with a belter of a goal from 25 yards. However, two more goals for the opposition were scored in quick succession. Things were looking bleak. Just on the stroke of half-time our Co-Convener Robbie Allen buried one at the back post after a free kick from Captain Paul Hackett leading to a 5-2 down at half time. The first 20 minutes of the second half were a nightmare for the British Club. No.12 ran riot and scored 3 more goals and set-up another - 9-2 down! Fortunately they then took off no.12 and a few of the other better players. BCFC started to come into the game and Mike Hughes put in a number of good crosses and corners from the left.

Man of Match was a tight decision but goes to Paul Hackett for his leadership, fight and a brilliant goal. Day 2 • 21 March 2015 Report by Mike Thornton Match 2: British Club 1 – 4 Harrow School Staff (2nd XI) It’s Saturday, it’s day two of the tour. We gathered for the bus ride to play our double header against Harrow School. We arrived two and a half hours later. We started positively, spreading the ball around nicely for the first 5 minutes. The opposition were quick especially in the midfield. Andrew Moore & Mike Hughes had the unenviable task of having to deal with the opposition midfielders who were gliding rather than running and inevitably we went 1-0 down through good play down their right flank setting their winger free for an easy cross into the box and the striker making no mistake as he slotted past Paul Smith. Shortly after, Bill Palmer found himself under pressure from their striker who went through to make it 2-0. Things were looking bleak. However, we slowly began to hold the ball better, the wingers Stewart Frame & Dan Walker were playing wider allowing for more space in the middle and upfront Robbie Allen, Peter Tighe and Steve Hodge. Then, the Harrow midfielder spotted a gap and began to run before playing a well weighted ball between the two central defenders leading to a crisp finish from the forward making it 3-0 to Harrow. Not long after, a great ball through from Bill Palmer slotted a beauty under the keeper into the net, 3-1.

Our comeback started with an own goal from Mike Hughes’ Half time offered the welcomed respite against the hot sun. cross. Another great cross from Mike Hughes found Peter Tighe Fluids were taken on & tactics were discussed. We look to the with a free header from 6 yards. After some good interplay THE BRITISH CLUB



The first casualty was Robin Thuillier. In a rare spate of possession, Robin found himself free down the right hand side, unmarked and in acres of space. What did he do? Impressively, he tackled himself. He tackled and win the ball back without being challenged by someone else other than Robin Thuillier. The next casualty was Paddy Flynn. Pads was in possession of the ball and beaten 2-3 players before giving it away. In trying to get the ball back, he lunged. It was dangerous and reckless, but at least he had been on the pitch longer than 38 seconds! Robin Thuillier, who later cut in from the left hand side, looked up, wrapped his foot around the ball and let fly with an audacious effort from 35 yards. It sailed through the air and cannoned back off the crossbar only to find Robbie Allen waiting underneath it with the goal at his mercy. With the deftest of touches, the ball rose and kept rising until it struck the bar and careered back down! A period of intense pressure from Harrow followed which was met by some resolute & commanding defending from Mike Thornton, Jan Jeffrey & Andy Petyt who managed to keep their pacey strikers at bay. We managed to shrug off their attacks for a short while and a ball was played through by Paddy Flynn to Robbie Allen who lofted the ball over his own keeper and into the net. Retribution and a 1-0 win for the British Club.

field with confidence that the second half would be better & it was. Although Harrow held a majority of possession, it was the BCFC who were creating the greater of the chances with James Morris & Robin Thuillier going close on a number of occasions. With another 90 minutes to play, changes were made again to save tired legs.

It is rare that you spend a longer time travelling to a football match on tour than it took to fly to the country where it is being held. It is even rarer to award the man of the match, for some excellent defending to Mike Thornton who it was agreed by all had a great game. Honourable mentions must go to Andy Petyt, Andrew Moore and Robin Thuillier for some excellent individual performances, as well as Chris Pardey in goal who didn’t put a foot wrong.

Ten minutes from time, the Harrow number 10 (their best player), The Evening came up from 25-30 yards with a brilliant finish into the top right hand corner...fair play! The final whistle went with the score 4-1 In summary, I just want to say a few thank you’s. Firstly thanks must to Harrow. go to Mark Billington for helping to source Saturday’s games; Jan Jeffrey for organizing the transportation, James Morris for Some admiral performances from Stewart Frame, Andrew tireless match day organization and shadow co-ordination; Moore & Peter Tighe however for nimble footwork, well taken Hodgey for the excellent Tour Kit, Stewart Frame for the Friday goal and an overall excellent contribution, Man of the Match night entertainment and adding a bit of class to the Tour, Nick goes to Steve Hodge Challoner & Peter Schwemm for Tour Photography and to Jim Rowan who is making a late charge for Poet Laureate 2015. Day 3 • 21 March 2015 Report by Robbie Allen Match 3: British Club 1 – 0 Harrow School Staff (2nd XI) As this will be my last tour with the British Club for a while as I am moving some 15,000km away around the globe to New York. Match 2 on Saturday was actually highly uneventful. For large I’ve been on 8 Tours (my first being Bangkok where I was the periods of the game the British Club were chasing down the Harrow School Staff all over the pitch, struggling to get hold youngest by 16 years) and played hundreds of games, scoring of the ball. At this point one of two goals here and there and missing many more, but credit needs to go to it has been a fantastic experience and a privilege to play with Jim Rowan, who still had everyone who has donned a British Club Shirt & it is comforting a lot of energy in him to know that no matter where British Club Alumni are around the despite playing on Friday world, there will always be a slot for them at 5pm on a Saturday and after a post-match at Turf City. 2 hour treadmill session while the others were in the pool. Deceptively however, when the British Club players are at their best, when they are with the ball, they do the most damage. SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat



A Whole Load of Balls Last chance to grab a ticket to the Tennis Section ‘Grease’ night hosted under the night sky on the gorgeous Rooftop Terrace.


YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT!! Join us for an evening at Rydell High for a dance down memory lane with dinner and drinks.

Saturday May 9th 7.30pm until midnight Treetop Terrace and Lounge Dress code - Grease of course

Early Bird Tickets $65 (Tennis Section Members), $75 (Non-Tennis Section Members) Regular Tickets $75 (Tennis Section Members) $85 (Non-Tennis Section Members) Early Bird period ends March 28th

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By Louise Wood

*NEW* Youth Social Teenagers and pre-teens now have their own tennis social and a chance to get together and play some friendly tennis. Two courts will be reserved on the 2nd and the last Sunday of every month, 2-4pm and the club will provide balls. Open to anyone aged 12 to 17 years. Simply turn up on the day and register at the Pro Shop.

Are You Fit for Tennis? Another thing to work on is muscle tone, particularly those big muscles like quads and the gluteus maximus, because unsurprisingly, the power lies in the backside. Serena Williams is neither lean nor the most athletic-looking of the top players but she continues to dominate women’s tennis. It’s no secret she does not enjoy cardio workouts but she does focus on keeping her amazing strength with muscle toning exercise. For quads like Serena, try adding a few squats and lunges to your exercise regime. Slowly work on increasing your repetitions. Like Andy Murray, Serena is a keen follower of Bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga. Handy for us as, by definition, there can be no such thing as ‘cold’ yoga in the sauna that is Singapore. Yoga is a great compliment to tennis, not only does it improve flexibility and prevent potential injuries by lengthening those muscles, it’s also restorative and can put you back together when bits start to ….well, drop off! BC Tennis Coach David You can spend hours honing your technical tennis skills, but Waggett knows all about this because he is also a fully qualified what about your stamina and agility? Tennis is a tough game, fitness trainer. He says, “All the top players perform yoga and it’s even more so in Singapore where we have to endure the type probably the best form of flexibility training there is”. of temperatures more commonly found in an oven. So what sort of exercise should we be doing off-court to improve our game? Fighting Talk for Net Players David’s advice for improving agility is to practice sprinting for Flexibility, Agility, Reflex 15-30 seconds while at the same time keeping yourself on your According to the experts, a 5-mile run does not cut the mustard. toes by changing direction before each sprint. This, he says, Interval training is what you should aim for – short bursts of will improve your movement around the court as well as your exercise to build on your power and speed. Andy Murray runs fitness. He also has some interesting advice to improve your net 400m sprints at intervals as part of his training regime. You don’t play, “I found boxing classes really helped my anticipation on have to sprint that far but the crucial point is not to stop between the tennis court,” he says. “It’s a great cardio workout at the bursts of speed; aim for a pacey walk or a slow jog before you same time as really sharpening up your reflexes. The better you switch it up again. can anticipate what’s coming, the better chance you have of As a former world-ranked player, BC Head Coach Cyril Baudin, getting the ball back over the net”. He doesn’t recommend understands the type of fitness that is needed for tennis. In an wearing the gloves during the match but personally I think this attempt to get us all moving a bit faster, he is running a Fit-and- would be a really effective way to put the opposing team off Fun clinic in the courts at the club, incorporating tennis moves their stride….What? into what is essentially a fitness class. “The session works on Fit and Fun Tennis Workout, Fridays 10-11.30 with Cyril and David cardio,” says Cyril “but also concentrates on explosive footwork Yoga classes at the BC studio, Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30to improve movement and reaction times”. 11am with Paulina Buck. Booking for either can be done at the Pro Shop. THE BRITISH CLUB


Court on Camera BC Back in Black lasses are showing fine form in the WITS C-Division tennis tournament this season.


Tip from the Pro

“To avoid unforced errors, don’t over-hit the ball. Instead hit it at a speed you can control and feel the ball come off the racquet. Also try imagining the court is smaller than it is; this way you will aim Team members, clockwise from top left: Lisa Reynolds, Shirley Hodge, Fiona Cobban, Meagan Noe, Mitali Das, Jenny Guilliard, Janet Snoad, Justine Duerden, Emma Thomas, Liza Rowan.

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for a conservative target well inside the lines and limit the percentage of balls going out.” Sam Esposito, BC Tennis Coach

Go to the BC Facebook page to see all the photos from the masters tournament.

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GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Golf Section News

March Medal

Standing on the tee at Orchid Country Club, I commented to my playing partner how close we were to Tanjong Puteri Golf Course (which is in Malaysia.) In reply, he acknowledged he had recently played there and that it remained one of the few ‘playable courses in Johor.’ In another recent conversation, I asked some friends to join me in a game at Poresia (also in Johor) and the reply I received was very negative. My reason for wanting to play there was to recce’ for our up and coming May medal. However, after reading online reviews and horror stories about course condition and safety, I have pulled the plug on Poresia, switching the venue to Ponderosa, which has favourable reviews.

Sadly the bumper turn-outs of January and February could not be sustained. Both the Hong Kong Seven’s and World Cup Cricket Final conspired to reduce our field to a paltry seven. Nether the less, the ridiculous low scoring of the previous month continues to embarrass our robust handicap system. Rocking in on a staggering 48 stableford points was yours truly, Nic Merrow-Smith, sneaking in ahead of a rather quiet, John Bussell, who thought he had secured the win with a personal best gross 92 and 43 points. I encourage all who play golf in the hope of one day putting together an extraordinary round, pray about it and believe; one day it may just happen when you least expect it. I say that after starting my round with a quadruple boggie on the first hole and going on to break 80 for the first time with a gross 78! Congratulations to Mark Nikkel, for clinching one of the nearest pin prizes and sinking his birdie putt. The Medal was played at Palm Springs, Batam; squawls and all.

A stormy sky frames our competitors at Palm Springs Golf & Beach Resort

Nic & John celebrate their personal successes on the ferry trip home from Batam

Looking forward to a new club venue on May 31st; Ponderosa Golf & Country Club.


So what is the relevance of these observations? We are very fortunate to be blessed with golf courses in Singapore that are safe, well maintained and affordable. As our medal games are booked at corporate rates, the green fees can be very reasonable. However, there is often an upfront booking fee to reserve the flights. This cost is shared, so naturally the more golfers that participate in our medals, the lesser the charge to each golfer. And there in a nutshell is my appeal to all golfers; join our affordable, safe and enjoyable medals and let’s enjoy great Singapore hospitality and exceptional golf on our precious courses. We still have SGC Serapong (June), Seletar CC (September) and RCC Lake (November) on the calendar. These are all wonderful, unique courses where you can enjoy an afternoon out of your working week to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit. Naturally we welcome non-section members and guests too; happy golfing.

The Inter Social Club Golf Tournament 2015 got underway on Friday 27th March at Orchid Country Club, hosted by the Chinese Swimming Club. Our combined American Club British Club team failed to pick up any prizes this time but have made our intentions known with some fine personal scores. Division A; Robert Wells (36 points) and Nic Merrow-Smith (31), Division B; Nina Sung (23) and John Sayers (27), Division C; Oliver Stoffell (33) and John Bussell (32) and finally Aaron Warnke (36) and Greg Chirieleison (36). The overall team prize on the night went to the Chinese Swimming Club who placed well across all divisions. To challenge for honours, we really need 4 players (rather than 2) in each division, so please get in touch if you want to participate in some inter-club rivalry and support our fledgling team.

JCC Monday Night League The Monday night league sees a regular field of over 100 golfers and 26 teams vying for honours. Steve Settle holds the reigns and the guys are currently in a commendable 10th place. Week 5 was a field day for the Team BC with Charles Pierron and Oliver Stoffell picking up a team prize and Deke Pedrick winning the longest putt prize. Keep up the good work guys and let’s see you back near the top of the table real soon.


ISCGT at Orchid Country Club

Club debutant Robert Wells takes on one of the tricky Par 3’s at OCC, going on to post a gross 85 for 36 points in Division A


Up and Coming Events


Results & Standings

May Medal: Sunday 31st May, morning tee off, Ponderosa Golf Club, Johor

March Medal Venue: Palm Springs Golf & Beach Club, Palm/Island Course Winner; 48 points, Nic Merrow-Smith Runner Up; 43 Points, John Bussell

Club Championship: Thursday 25th June, afternoon tee off, Sentosa Golf Club ISCGT Second Leg; Friday 26th June, 1pm tee off, venue to be confirmed

Nearest the Pin Hole # 7; Mark Nikkel Nearest the Pin Hole # 11; Nic Merrow-Smith Longest Drive Hole # 8; Nic Merrow-Smith

Interested parties, please contact Wan Lay Chi at



Section Report By Helen Tynan Date



Venue / Host


1 February 2015


Merlion League Leg 1

The British Club

8:00am - 12:00pm

28 February 2015


Merlion League Leg 2

Anglo-Chinese School

12:00pm - 5:00pm

4 March 2015


BC Club Nite 1

The British Club

4:30pm - 7:00pm


Time Trial 1

The British Club

9:15am - 11:00am

Neptune League Leg 1

The Tanglin Club

8:00am - 12:00pm

7 March 2015 15 March 2015


Marsden Swim School Merlion League Leg 3 CALENDAR SWIMMING

8:00am - 12:00pm

19 April 2015


29 April Date2015

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BC Club Nite 2 Event

The British Club Venue / Host

4:30pm - 7:00pm Time

2 May 2015 1 February 2015

Saturday Sunday

TimeLeague Trial 2Leg 1 Merlion

The British British Club Club The

9:15am -- 12:00pm 11:00am 8:00am

May 2015 2810 February 2015

Sunday Saturday

Neptune League Leg Leg 22 Merlion League

The British Club Anglo-Chinese School

8:00am - 12:00pm 12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 2015 424 March 2015

Sunday Wednesday

Neptune League BC Club Nite Leg 1 3

Singapore Country TheIsland British Club Club

8:00am 4:30pm--12:00pm 7:00pm

7 March 2015


15 March 2015


BARRACUDAS 2015 ) Time Trial 1MID YEAR PARTY ( 17 JuneThe British Club

9:15am - 11:00am

SummerLeague Swim Program ( 6 July - 15 August 2015 ) Neptune Leg 1 The Tanglin Club

8:00am - 12:00pm

29 2015 19August April 2015

Saturday Sunday

Merlion League League Leg Leg 3 4 Merlion

The Tanglin Marsden Swim Club School

12:00pm - 5:00pm 8:00am - 12:00pm

6 September 2015 29 April 2015

Sunday Wednesday

BCBC Swimming Club NiteGala 2

The British British Club Club The

8:00am 4:30pm--12:00pm 7:00pm

20 September 2015 2 May 2015

Sunday Saturday

Merlion League Time Trial 2 5

The Club TheAmerican British Club

7:00am 9:15am -- 11:00am 11:00am

1 November 2015 10 May 2015

Sunday Sunday

Neptune Neptune League League Leg Leg 4 2

The Hollandse Club The British Club

8:00am 8:00am -- 12:00pm 12:00pm

22 November 2015 24 May 2015

Sunday Sunday

Neptune Neptune League League Leg Leg 5 3

SingaporeSwiss IslandClub Country Club

8:00am 8:00am -- 12:00pm 12:00pm

6 December 2015


Merlion League - Back BARRACUDAS MID up YEAR PARTY ( 17 June 2015 TBA )


BARRACUDAS YEAR END PARTY December 2015) ) Summer Swim Program ( 6 July(- 915 August 2015 <<<<<League SWIM Leg FINISH >>>>> Merlion 4 12 December 2015 The Tanglin Club

12:00pm - 5:00pm

The British Club

8:00am - 12:00pm

29 August 2015


6 September 2015


20 18 September 2015 April 2015

Sunday Saturday

Merlion League 5 SEAP MASTERS


7:00am 9:00am--11:00am 2:30pm

1 November 2015 9 May 2015

Sunday Saturday


The Hollandse Club AMERICAN CLUB

8:00am 1:00pm--12:00pm 5:00pm


Swiss Club Neptune League Leg 5 TOA PAYOH SWIMMING COMPLEX SINGAPORE MASTERS TBA Merlion League - Back up SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE ( 6 JULY - 15 AUGUST ) BARRACUDAS YEAR END PARTY ( 9 December 2015 ) DEVELOPMENTAL TO SQUAD ( ALL LEVELS ) MASTERS <<<<< SWIM FINISH 12 December 2015 >>>>> Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday

22 November 2015 October 2015 6 December 2015

Sunday TBA Sunday

Saturday 18 April 2015





8:00am - 12:00pm 9:00am - 5:00pm TBA

7:30pm - 8:30pm 8:00am - 9:00am 9:00am - 2:30pm

9 Maymonth 2015 Saturdayswimming MASTERSsection. INVITATION AMERICAN CLUB - 5:00pm Yet again it’s been a busy in the inclement weather on two 1:00pm consecutive weeks then the policy Octobercompeting 2015 TBA TOA PAYOH SWIMMING SINGAPORE MASTERS The Barracudas have been in both Merlion and is that you will COMPLEX be charged9:00am for- 5:00pm 1 swim lesson not 2. However, SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE 6 JULY - 15 AUGUST ) Neptune league events during April, posting some excellent if ( the children are in the pool for their lesson longer than 15 DEVELOPMENTAL TO SQUAD ( ALL LEVELS ) MASTERS results and building on the success of the events in February minutes and bad weather prevents the lesson from completing Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm and March. We had some amazing results from the 2nd Merlion then the lesson with be charged as normal. Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am league competition hosted by the ACS Falcons. The British With lots going on at the club we would like to remind you of Club came away from the meet with 19 golds, 15 silvers and 12 the imminent swimming events coming up: bronze medals, one of our best performances ever as a team. 10 May - 2nd leg of the Neptune League will be held at the Given the tropical climate we live in and the torrential rain and British Club storms we often encounter, safety in and around the pool has to be paramount. We would like to remind all members of the 24 May - 3rd leg of the Neptune League at the Singapore process we will follow during heavy thunderstorms. At the first Island Country Club. signs of thunder, lightning and/or torrential rain, team coaches, 17 June - Barracudas Mid-Year Party, more information will be organisers and British Club staff MUST call all swimmers and released soon. spectators to order and move them to a safe and protected 6 July – 15 August - Summer Swim Program place. Members are advised that it is in their own interest to leave the pools. They should remain in that safe and protected One final note that we’d like to draw your attention to is that place until fifteen minutes after the last sign of thunder, lightning the swimming section fee will be increasing to S$10 a month and/or torrential rain. This policy must be strictly adhered to. No per family from June 2015. These additional funds will allow coach, organiser or Member of staff has the authority to take a us to continue to subsidize swim related events, have more focused video training nights, allow us to purchase British risk. The safety of the swimmers must be paramount. Club swimming merchandise and celebrate “Learn To Swim” From a financial perspective if a swim lesson is cancelled due to achievements in line with older age groups.

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4 5 6 7 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms Great British Fish & Chips Promotion @ Verandah Café* Butter Masala Promotion @ Verandah Café* Rainbow Trout Promotion @ Scores* One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Comfort Cuisine @ Windsor Arms* Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Mahjong Pilates Yoga

Bingo Sea Bass Promotion @ Mountbatten Room* One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Member Connect Night One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hour Happy Hours Mum’s Day Out Pitter Chatter Social Squash

11 12 13 14 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Tennis: Youth Social Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Mahjong Pilates Yoga

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Club Balut Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

Pub Quiz One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

Comedy Night One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hour Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

18 19 20 21 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Mahjong Pilates Yoga

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bingo Craft Ladies Book Club Social Squash Aqua Spin

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hour Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash Teen Committee

25 26 27 28 Monday Madness @ Verandah Café & Windsor Arms One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Tennis Social: Ladies’ & Men Social Squash Mahjong Pilates Yoga


One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Craft Ladies Social Squash Aqua Spin

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Pub Quiz Bridge Yoga Pilates Aqua Aerobics

One-for-one Pizza Promotion @ Scores Champagne Day @ Windsor Shop Healthy Happy Hour Happy Hours Pitter Chatter Social Squash

*Promotion till 31 May 2015


Fri Labour Day Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café Chinese Brush Painting Class Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis



Children’s Art & Crafts Sweep Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Tintytots Soccer

Tennis “Grease” Night Little Chef: Breakfast Scones Bring-On-Summer Fair Children’s Art & Crafts Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

International Mother’s Day 5-course Sunday Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Craving Buffet Lunch @ Windsor Arms International Buffet Brunch @ Verandah Café Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Tennis’s 2nd leg of the Neptune League Neptune Swimming League 2015 Tintytots Soccer

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Labour Day

8 9 10 Chinese Brush Painting Class Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

15 16 17 Chinese Brush Painting Class Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

kühlbarra® Fish Farm Tour Children’s Art & Crafts Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tintytots Soccer

Best of British Celebration

22 23 Wine & Gourmet Dinner Chinese Brush Painting Class Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis KLM Awards Night 2015

Children’s Art & Crafts Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night


4-course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tennis’s 3rd leg of the Neptune League Tintytots Soccer

29 30 31 Chinese Brush Painting Class Healthy Happy Hours Happy Hours Fit and Fun Tennis Workout Aqua Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis

Pool Party: A Night in the Caribbean Children’s Art & Crafts Live Music @ Windsor Arms Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Football Matches Taekwondo Karate Kids Social Squash Crickets Sweep Night

Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Crazy hours @ Windsor Arms Sunday Farmer’s Market Brunch @ Verandah Café The Great British Carve-out Lunch @ Windsor Arms Tennis: Youth Social Tintytots Soccer

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

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Magical Mermaid Pool Party March 28










Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8am to 11pm

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

6467 4311

Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm

Verandah Café / Verandah Terrace Monday to Sunday including Public Holiday: 9am to 10.30pm (last order for food and drink: 10.15pm)

Food & Beverage Office (Banquet Sales & Events) Monday to Friday: 9am to 6.15pm Saturday: 10am to 7pm

Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Bar: 8.00am to 11pm (Last order: 10.45pm) Restaurant: 11.30am to 11pm (Last food order: 10.15pm)

Membership Sales Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6.15pm Rabley Room & Library Daily: 8am to 11pm The Activity Hub (for 7 to 14 years old) Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 7pm Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 9am to 9pm Closed on Mondays Treetops Terrace & Lounge Open during Club and private events. Jackpot Room Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 10pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm to midnight Sunday: 12pm to 11pm

6pm to midnight Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 10.30pm)

Main Swimming and Children’s Pool Daily: 6am to 9.30pm Mike Gorrie Playcentre Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 7pm Thursday to Sunday: 9am to 9pm Video Games Room Daily: 9am to 10.30pm

The Mountbatten Room is closed on Mondays Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm Tuesday to Thursday 6pm to 11pm Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm Dinner commences at 6.30pm (last food order: 9.30pm) Friday and Saturday (Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm)

Splash Bar Monday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 9am to 9pm

Windsor Shop Monday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm Friday to Sunday and Public Holiday: 10am to 10pm Sports Centre Information: Court Booking 6410 1173 Pro Shop Daily: 8am to 10pm 6410 1173 Gymnasium Daily: 6am to 10pm 6410 1151 Chinois Spa Sunday to Wednesday: 10am to 6pm 6410 1154 Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 9.45pm (Based on requests)

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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 THE BRITISH CLUB

May 2015