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November 2015

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

Friday, 13 November

Choose from 150 over wine labels! ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 PRE-CHRISTMAS LADIES LUNCHEON: A HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR THE BIG FIVE ITALIAN GALA DINNER


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

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cONTENTS

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

Tel: 6339 8229

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

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Tel: 6222 3552

The British Council Tel: 6473 1111 Email: contact@britishcouncil.org.sg Website: www.britishcouncil.org.sg Visit Britain Tel: 800 852 3 549 (Toll Free) Email: singapore@visitbritain.org Website: www.visitbritain.com/sg Singapore St. Andrew’s Society Maggie Anderson Tel: 9666 2586 Website: www.standrewssociety.org.sg St. David’s Society of Singapore Kylie Hughes Email: kyliehughes_84@hotmail.com Website: www.stdavidsingapore.com St. Patrick’s Society of Singapore Elizabeth McEneaney Email: elizmceneaney@hotmail.com

President’s Message

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GM’s Message

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Club News

4 – 16

Fry Group Feature

13

Member in the Spotlight

18

Food & Beverage

20 – 32

Activities & Events

36 – 51

Sports & Fitness

52 – 61

Calendar of Events

62 – 63

Magic Moments 64

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

Reciprocal Club Spotlight

66

Club Directory & Operating Hours

68

ADVERTISE WITH US Membership Base

Profile

54% British expatriates, 21% Singaporeans and 25% expatriates from a wide range of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia and Asia Pacific.

Professionals, managers, executives and business people who hold senior management positions in the business community. CIRCULATION : 2,500 copies • READERSHIP : 10,000 FREQUENCY : Monthly except for the June/July and August/September combined issues.

Magazine Submission Deadlines December 2015 Advertising Bookings : 30 Oct 2015 Advertising Artwork : 6 Nov 2015 January 2016 Advertising Bookings : 26 Nov 2015 Advertising Artwork : 10 Dec 2015

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

For advertising bookings and editorial enquiries/feedback Please contact Tsering Ng Tel: 6410 1112 •

Fax: 6468 6161 •

Email: marketing@britishclub.org.sg

73 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289761 Tel: 6467 4311 • Fax: 6468 6161 • Email: enquiries@britishclub.org.sg • Website: www.britishclub.org.sg Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebritishclub


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, With the end of the year fast approaching, I do hope you have had a wonderful 2015 to date. On 30 September, we held an Appreciation Dinner for our sponsors as a “thank you” for their valued support of the Club and participation during the Best of British (BOB) 2015. Without them we would not have been able to organize events of such quality and variety. In addition to the activities and events arranged for the enjoyment of our members and their guests, the BOB provides a platform for valuable media exposure for the Club, an opportunity to raise additional money for charity and gives us the opportunity to work in partnership with well-known local and international companies - which in turn provides additional benefits for existing members and potential new membership opportunities. I look forward to BOB 2016 and if any member organisations are looking to be involved and collaborate next year, please contact the Marketing team at 6410 1111 or email marketing@britishclub.org.sg. This month’s magazine contains inserts for our Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 26 November at the Club. All voting Members are encouraged to attend and be part of the decision making process as your feedback is vital to help move the Club forward. You will have the opportunity to elect the new Main Committee for 2015/2016 – please turn to page 5 for the Notice of Meeting of the 33rd AGM. Additionally, we have enclosed a copy of last year’s AGM meeting minutes for your reference. The Annual Report will be sent to Members electronically and uploaded on the website. An email notification will be sent out in due course. This month, we will be celebrating Mountbatten Room’s 10th anniversary with two Wine Dinners - Bodegas Altanza Estate Wine & Gourmet Dinner and The Big Five Italian Gala Dinner on the 6 and 27 November respectively. Diners will get to enjoy wines from Spain and Italy as our guest speakers share their wine knowledge. With Christmas just around the corner, you should have received your Festive Supplement by now. If you have not, please feel free to pick one up at the Reception or at any of our F&B outlets. This will help you and your family fill this festive season with scrumptious yuletide delicacies and exciting activities. Do take this chance to indulge and book now to enjoy the early bird promotions! Lastly (and it really is!), this is my final magazine message having come to the end of my third and final term as President of the Club. I would like to thank the Main Committee, the General Manager, and the team at the British Club for their tireless efforts and you, the Members, for your support. It really has been a fantastic three years as President of this wonderful Club. I have enjoyed every (well nearly every!) moment of it and I wish the next President the very best. Have a fantastic November and Happy Deepavali. STEVE SETTLE President

MAIN COMMITTEE

Steve Settle President

Damian Hills Vice President Honorary Treasurer Chairman of Finance Committee

Adrian Waterton Vice President Chairman of Human Resource Committee

Frank Wong Honorary Secretary Chairman of Membership and Rules Committee

Shaun Matheson Co-Chairman of Development and Health & Safety Committee

Tony Quek Chairman of Disciplinary Committee 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

Patrick Hyde Chairman of Marketing and Communications Committee

Eric Rogers Chairman of Infocomm Committee

CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS Development / Health & Safety Committee Malcom Skipp, Darshan Mehta, Christopher Walden Marketing and Communication Committee Kate Jeffrey, Cynthia Zorlutuna, Caroline Underhill, Sarah McNee Finance Committee Member Stephen Fulton, Yip Wai Hun, Andrew Dawson, Ashley Nicholas Member Services Committee Maggie Ashman, Fiona Corbett, Patricia Forrester, David Wong, Michelle Kuek, Stephen Walker, Jeffery Chua, Marc Thng Human Resource Committee Tony Quek, Shaun Matherson, Eugene Heng 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

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GM’S MESSAGE

Dear Members, Hope you had a fantastic October with the many exciting activities and events we had laid out for you. With the festive season upon us, you may have noticed a festive supplement was mailed directly to you. The festive supplement will serve as a guide to aid you in your planning and preparation for the festive season. Check out the guide for delectable traditional festive food offerings, goodies and takeaways, not forgetting, the exciting activities and events for this Christmas. Plan early and enjoy the early bird promotions! Coming up in November, kick-start your festive celebrations at our annual Wine Affair on Friday, 13 November. With over 150 labels available at below retail prices, take this opportunity to stock up on your wine collection for the holidays. We will be opening the Club to one and all at our annual two-day Christmas Bazaar on Tuesday & Wednesday, 17 & 18 November. Watch out for some great deals on fashion accessories, children’s wear, home accessories and many more items! Join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony singing Christmas carols with delectable mince pies and mulled wines on Monday, 23 November. We have rolled out two must-attend parties this New Year’s Eve for you and your family as we usher in 2016. Join us at the Verandah Café with a bang in our Wild, Wild, West Cowboy and Little Red Indian themed NYE party. You can anticipate fabulous entertainment with a mouth-watering buffet dinner to boot! If that is not enough, sail the high seas with us as we cruise into 2016 in our New Year’s Eve Gala Ball: Sailing the high seas on Board HMS Queen Victoria in style and elegance! Enjoy great entertainment by our live band – 10.Seconds with an exquisite 5-course dinner and free flow wines. Take advantage of the early bird promotions and register now to avoid disappointment! For your private events, please feel free to approach our Catering professionals who will be delighted to assist you in your planning of your year-end party. The Club has several perfect venues for hosting your parties – The Elizabeth Suite, Treetops Lounge and Terrace. We offer a wide range of menus and set-ups that can be customized to meet your most discerning needs while you sit-back and enjoy this Festive Season. Call our Catering Professionals now at 6410 1146 / 6410 1140. With that, indulge in this festive season and we look forward to see you in the many events this festive season. SEAN BOYLE General Manager

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CLUB MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CLUB NEWS

Compliment Hello Sean, It was very nice to meet you last night at the Gourmet Dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and are very much looking forward to the next one. We are new to the Club and as we mentioned to you last night, the thing that has struck us most has been the attentiveness of your staff. The service is exceptional in both its friendliness and responsiveness across all of the restaurants and bars. The quality of food has been better than we expected, and the Indian food has been exceptional. Another area that we have noted, which is rarely mentioned but very important, is that your house keeping staff seem to maintain very high standards.

A Visit by HM King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

We have one suggestion for the Gourmet Dinners which you may think appropriate. How about offering reservations for two people the opportunity to sit at a table with another couple or couples. You could potentially offer this to single reservations also. This could be entirely optional but would offer an opportunity to socialize. We have belonged to a dining club before where this worked very well, although I appreciate it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Wishing you a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable holiday, Kind regards, Rhonda and David Prout

The British Club was honoured to have His Majesty, King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece at the Club on Thursday, 1 October for a wonderful evening at the Treetops Lounge.

Warm Welcome... To our new Members ALLAN & DEBORAH FORBES ANDREW & LILY TAYLOR CHARLES & DAPHNE PICQ

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT Come join us on Thursday, 5 November 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.

GREG & LISA KELAART-COURTNEY HENRY TAN & KOH GEOK CHENG JOHN NIHILL & ANTHEA TINDALL JUSTIN PEEL & YOLANDA GARCIA KEVIN PEREIRA & KANIKA MITTAL MARK & LOUISE DORRIAN NICHOLAS & ANNA POWER

Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm

RAJESH & VANITHA NARASIMHAN

(Canapes & drinks will be served.)

RICHARD & JENNIFER TICEHURST

For bookings and more information, contact

SANJEEV & MANISHA KUMAR

recept@britishclub.org.sg Supported by

SHAUN & GRACE ROACHE TIMOTHY BIRCH & CATHERINE LOBLEY VENKATARAMAN GUNASEKARAN & G CHITRA VIVEK SHARMA & RAINA SAHNY

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

PLEASE MARK YOUR DIARIES!

NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 33rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the British Club will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2015 Time: 7.30pm (Registration starts at 7.00pm) Venue: The Elizabeth Suite, 2nd Level, The British Club

MEETING AGENDA 1. Address by the President 2. To confirm the minutes of the 32nd Annual General Meeting held on 27 November 2014 3. To receive and adopt the Report of the Main Committee on the general affairs of the Club in respect of the year 2014/2015 4. To receive the accounts in respect of the FY 2014/2015 5. To elect up to ten (10) Members of the Main Committee as per Club Rule 23(a) 6. To appoint the Club’s auditors for the ensuing year as per Club Rule 42 7. To deal with any other business duly brought before the Meeting as per Club Rule 35 (c)

BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE

Sean Boyle

General Manager/Club Secretary 2 November 2015

Notes: Nominations for Main Committee must be completed on the prescribed form (available at Reception) and must be received by the Club Secretary no later than 7.00pm on Thursday, 19 November 2015, in accordance with Rule 25(e). Members may appoint a proxy to vote for them by completing the prescribed form (available at Reception). All completed forms must be received by the Club Secretary no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, in accordance with Rule 40 (d). A spouse shall be entitled to vote as a Proxy without lodging advance notice with the Club Secretary. Members desirous of moving any Resolution may do so by giving written notice with the Club Secretary no later than 7.00pm on Thursday, 19 November 2015 in accordance with Rule 35(c). Voting Members must produce a valid Membership Card when they register to attend the AGM.


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Plus new state-of-the-art Early Years facilities launching 2017!

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On 30 September, the British Club held the Best of British Sponsors’ Appreciation Dinner at The Elizabeth Suite. The Club was honoured to have most of our valued sponsors and partners in attendance. Special thanks to our Executive Chef Sunny Sia and his team for the fine exquisite cuisine for the evening.

If you have missed joining us for the Best of British 2015, the Club is opening up opportunities for collaboration in the Best of British 2016. Contact us now at 6410 1111/2 or email marketing@britishclub.org.sg.


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The Mexican Fiesta was held from 2 to 10 October featuring amazing Mexican cuisine by Guest Chef Arturo Fernandez paired with fine wines on the Wine & Gourmet Dinner and Ladies Luncheon on Friday, 2 October and Wednesday, 7 October respectively. The Club capped off the week-long celebration with fabulous games, music and entertainment on Saturday, 10 October with a Mexican themed pool party. Here is a glimpse of what you have missed

A TASTE OF MEXICO

WINE & GOURMET DINNER BY GUEST CHEF ARTURO FERNANDEZ Friday, 2 October

OPEN HOUSE & MEXICAN CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AT MOUNTBATTEN ROOM Sunday, 4 October


VIVA MEXICO

LADIES LUNCHEON AND COOKING DEMONSTRATION BY GUEST CHEF ARTURO FERNANDEZ Wednesday, 7 October

Tres Generaciones and El Tesoro Tequila Tasting

Friday, 9 October

Brought to you by

MEXICAN FIESTA POOL PARTY Saturday, 10 October


Back from the 2nd year running, the British Club was pleased to present you one of Singapore’s most vibrant culture for an evening of multisensory goodness – The Peranakan Night on 17 October! Attendees presented that night savor authentic Peranakan cuisine with fabulous performance by the Peranakan Voice. The night ended on a great note with entertainment by Danny & The Musicators.


Savers need to beware ‘liquidity trap’ in today’s volatile markets Warren Buffett famously said, “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” That’s true in volatile markets like those experienced in the last three months which according to one report has seen $57 billion pulled out of emerging markets and the blue-chip Straits Times Index in Singapore down 16% in the last quarter. Warren Buffett’s adage is a reminder that timing is everything when it comes to investments. Unfortunately life doesn’t always co-operate with market cycles and that’s why liquidity is a much overlooked component of financial planning. In Singapore, there are many fixed term retirement products on the market, particularly for expats. They often include significant upfront fees, locked in monthly payments over long periods (25 or 30 years), high exit penalties and hidden fees. Too often we set and forget these things. But what about when the unexpected happens? One-size-fits-all products with low liquidity can leave you high and dry, just when you need your savings the most. That’s where liquidity planning becomes important as part of a holistic savings strategy. Unfortunately, liquidity comes at a cost. The most basic form is cash in the bank. It’s not going to yield much in return for your deposit; around 0.05% in an account at a Singapore bank on a deposit of less than $250,000. When accounting for inflation – that becomes a negative savings rate. You are paying for the privilege of depositing funds in the bank and accessing those funds at will.

DAVID PUGH

Or you can try trading your way through volatile markets. The difficulty here is in timing the markets. “Good luck with that,” as Terry Smith, the renowned fund manager at Fundsmith would say. Timing markets is something even the best investors consistently fail to achieve.

OF THE FRY GROUP SINGAPORE PROVIDES A ‘CUT OUT AND KEEP’ LIST FOR READERS

There are several ways that investors can avoid the ‘liquidity trap’.

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.

1. Keep a portion of your funds in cash, or near cash. Emergencies happen when you least expect. Three to six months of your salary can help relieve your anxiety when they do. 2. Put most of your investments in liquid investments. That could be a portfolio of shares, bonds, mutual funds and/or alternative funds. It is important that they provide at least monthly liquidity (meaning you can take out funds at relatively short notice) and that enough volume is traded to allow you to liquidate your holdings. 3. Have enough liquid investments to cover the unexpected, then consider less liquid investments. Make sure you are well compensated in long-term investments, for locking up your capital. Recent years have shown us that lack of liquidity is a wealth destroyer. We all know the financial crisis was a major liquidity crisis. Recently in June we saw more than 1,300 Chinese listed entities suspend their shares from trading during that market’s extreme volatility – leaving investors unable to liquidate their holdings. So while investors should always have a view on the long-term, in today’s volatile markets they are well advised to factor liquidity into their retirement planning.

The Fry Group has provided British expatriates with tax-led financial advice since 1898.

advice@thefrygoup.sg Tel: +65 6225 0825 www.thefrygroupsg.com

The information in this article aims to provide information. However, this is not intended to form professional advice nor should it be relied upon as such and before taking any particular action, specific and personal advice should be obtained. The Fry Group (Singapore) Private Limited. Authorised to act as a financial adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). License number FA100057-1.


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CLUB NEWS

MEMBERS CONNECT NIGHT

In partnership with

8 October

(From left) Emma Thomas, Kanika Mittal, Kevin Pereira, Helen Tynan, Vivek Sharma & Raina Sahny

(From left) Jimmy Wee & Patrick Hyde (Main Committee)

(From left) Neil Daugherty & Miriam Daugherty

(From left) Yolanda Garcia & Rhys Peel

(From left) Sarjit Singh & Kuldip Kumari

(From left) Reuben John & Patrick Hyde (Main Committee)

(From left) Vanitha Narasimhan & Rajesh Narasimhan

(From left) Kelvin Lim, Samantha Chua & Ronnie Ng

THE BRITISH CLUB

(From left) Wong Hee Deong & Jessie Wong


CLUB NEWS

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The British Club Member Get Member Promotion. BRITISH CLUB THE SINGAPORE

Refer your friends to The British Club! Earn British Club Rewards (BCR) points when your friends come for a private tour of the Club and when they join as new members.

SPECIAL SIGN UP PROMOTION 1 Year Term Membership for only

$3,500

MORE!

(Published Price $6,000) The Top 3 players with highest total amount claimed each week would get the prizes as stated below:

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

The option to upgrade to Lifetime Membership will be available at the end of the 1 year term membership period.

Get 100 BCR points when your friend come for a private tour with the British Club membership team. If your friend sign up for the 1 year term membership at a special price of $3,500, you will receive 7,000 BCR points!

2 to 8 November

9 to 15 November

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

Call 64674311 or email membership@britishclub.org.sg to book a private Club tour for your friend now!

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

For more details of the rewards programme, please contact membership@britishclub.org.sg.

16 to 22 November

23 to 29 November

1st – $200

1st – $200

2nd – $100

2nd – $100

3rd – $50

3rd – $50

The BCR points can be used to redeem for a host of exciting rewards.

Special Promotion ends on 31 December 2015. Terms and Conditions apply.

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

SINGAPORE’S Hilltop Retreat


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CLUB NEWS

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

Sharonjit Hoondal

Senior Member Relations Executive Member Relations

Employee of the Month September 2015

Evon Ong Beng Choo Senior Captain Verandah CafĂŠ Evon joined the club on 25 June 2007. Being a helpful and considerate person, Evon has received numerous praises from members on her good customer service. She has shown good teamwork and guidance towards the juniors and is very responsible when it comes to her work. Evon has a great service mindset and always goes the extra mile.

EMPLOYEES’ GATHERING September 2015

The Townhall Party was held on 30 September 2015 at the Treetops Lounge. The new employees received a warm welcome and letters of appreciation were given to employees who received promotions by the General Manager, Mr Sean Boyle. Staffs that completed their training and courses also received their certificates. A Birthday celebration was held for the September babies during the Townhall.

Congratulations to Stephanie & Rumaizi on their promotion

Warm Welcome to all new Members of the Team

Occupational First Aid Course

Completion of Air-Con Installation & Maintenance

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Congratulations to Chef Kumar on his promotion

Birthday Celebrations

3-Steps of Service Certifications


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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Member in the Spotlight For this issue of Member in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to present Mr Sherif Rifaat. Mr Sherif Rifaat is the British Club’s first Egytian Member. He is also a Diplomat-Counsellor in the Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt. In this issue, he will share with us a glimpse of his life. Describe your typical work day as a diplomat My typical day starts very early in the morning at around 6.30am. I wake up and drive my son to school before going back home to have breakfast, check the news and then head to work. Once I reach office, I check all the mail/faxes, the local news and all news relating to Egypt. I will check my schedule if I have any meetings at the Embassy or outside, then report to my Ambassador. I will frequently meet the public (foreign or Egyptians) if they have any problems or any consular questions. I finish about 5.30pm on normal days but sometimes stay late till 11.00pm if we have a busy week or important visits. What brings you to Singapore? I was assigned by my Government to the Egyptian Embassy in Singapore to work as a Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission. What do you like about Singapore? I like the coziness of Singapore, the greenery and most of all – its people. It is my first posting to Asia, I have been posted before to Serbia, Montenegro and the United Kingdom. I believe that Singapore is a unique experience for myself and my family. I also think that my country Egypt can learn a lot from Singapore’s incredible journey and transformation. What are some of the interesting things you have experienced in Singapore? Some interesting things that I have experienced here in Singapore is the rule banning Chewing Gum (this is on the funny side). But I think the most interesting thing that I have experience here is the Racial Harmony. There is no difference between Singaporeans in terms of race, religion or language. They are all equal under the law, and all have same rights, which I truly find really fascinating. Why did you joined the Club? I visited the Club two times with friends who are Members. My wife and I really liked it here. It reminded us of London and the four years we have lived there when I was posted to our Embassy in London. The club is a safe place for our son to play and enjoy the different activities provided by the Club and it is very close to his school (the German European School Singapore). Name your favourite activity or food at the Club? Favourite food at the Club is the Indian Food and our favourite activities are Swimming, Tennis and the Gym.

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

Sweet Child of Mine Mondays Children Dine FREE

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

50% OFF all day dining at The Windsor Arms.

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

Promotion is valid for Food purchases only.

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

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

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

Mountbatten Room

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

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

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

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

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

The Windsor Arms Verandah Café Scores Sports Bar


Every Friday from now till 18 December 2015 An especially prepared themed buffet awaits you every week with a variety of music as we bring in a roster of genres to surely entertain you on a Friday night! And did we mention our all night long drinks promotion and themed buffet spread?

Themed Buffet: Adult $26.50+ • Child $14.00+

The Slings (6 November & 4 December) A four piece Ex-pat cover bringing you an amazing night with popular groovy set list by Rolling Stone, Primal Scream, The Killer, Oasis, Pink Floyd and many more.

British Club (BC) Band (13 November) Take a trip' back in time with the BC Band to the disco era of the 70s and 80s and some good old Rock n Roll. Take an aspirin before you come just in case you catch the Friday Night fever!

Mr. D (20 November) With more than 35 years in the art of entertainment, their style of songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s to the current hits is performed with their own harmony of acoustic renditions which has entertained & enjoyed by many audiences of all ages.

No Daddies (27 November) Direct to you from about 1972. The No-Daddies lay down the hippest hits and grooviest grooves from back when the music still rocked!

Haywire (11 December) ‘A band of brothers’ providing a fusion of rock, jazz and the blues.

Little Big Band (18 December) This ensemble has all the thrill and excitement of a big band but on a smaller scale with a pool of talented and experienced musicians playing different genres of music from different eras.

Themed Buffet: Adult $32.50+ • Child 18.00+

Enjoy special drink promotions all night long!

$6.20+ for ½ pint Tiger Draft Beer and any glass of house pour wines $8.50+ for 1 pint Tiger Draft Beer Bucket of 5 bottles Corona / Victoria bitter $29.50+


Celebrating

Mountbatten Room’s 10th Anniversary BODEGAS ALTANZA ESTATE WINE & GOURMET DINNER Friday, 6 November 2015 $98.00+ per Member • $108.00+ per Guest Canapés Bodegas Altanza, located in Fuenmayor (Upper Rioja), was founded in 1998. It was created with a clear, well-defined purpose of making quality, livelier than classical Rioja wines at a fair price. The wines are expressive with a good balance between oaky and fruity notes, created to be enjoyed by both the sommelier and the modern consumers who is fond of a good wine to enhance a moment of leisure or a formal meal.

Alaskan king crab, lobster, ocietra caviar dumpling & Szechuan vinaigrette Degli Ultimi Prosecco DOC Treviso Ciacola Brut ……….. Double Boiled Duck Consommé, Duck Tortellini & Vegetables Edulis Blanco 2014, Rioja, Spain ………. Scottish Langoustine & Loch Duart Salmon Agnolotti, Salmon Roe, Spring Onion Veloute & Sea Herbs Edulis Reserva 2008, Rioja, Spain ………. Wagyu Beef Cheek, Desiree Potato, Roasted Cauliflower, Peas Puree & Jus Edulis Gran Reserva 2005, Rioja, Spain

We are happy to have Mr Ervigio Adan Ruiz, Export Director of Bodegas Altanza of Fuenmayor, La Rioja with us this November to share with us their wines. Ervigio is the sonin-law of Jose Luis Milagro Royo, one of the founders, main shareholder and the lead architect of Bodega Altanza since its inception in 1998. Ervigio is a regular member of the Bodegas Altanza tasting panel that oversees the company’s new wine releases and other quality details. He is also a constant judge in different wine competitions, mostly in South America.

………. Warm Chocolate Pudding, Frozen Chocolate Espuma, Chocolate soil, Chocolate ice Cream & Pistachio Meringue Edulis Vendi Seleccionada 2008, Rioja, Spain ………. Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Wines on Sale

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Degli Ultimi Prosecco DOC, Treviso Ciacola Brut, N.V., Italy

$52.00

$38.50

Edulis Blanco 2014, Rioja, Spain

$39.90

$29.90

Edulis Reserva 2008, Rioja, Spain

$59.90

$45.00

Edulis Gran Reserva 2005, Rioja, Spain

$75.00

$55.00

Edulis Vendi Seleccionada 2008, Rioja, Spain

$89.50

$65.00

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


Named in honour of the late Lord Louis Mountbatten, November marks the Mountbatten Room’s 10th Anniversary since its redesign and relocation to the second floor of the Main Club House.

In partnership with

Taking pride of place in the restaurant today is a specially framed letter from the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the Honourable Patricia Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten’s eldest daughter, expressing her delight and thanks to the Club for choosing to name the restaurant after her father. In celebration of its anniversary, the Mountbatten Room is pleased again to bring two wonderful Wine Dinners this November.

THE BIG FIVE ITALIAN GALA DINNER

Friday, 27 November 2015 $138.00+ per Member /$148.00+ per Guest Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy is the world’s largest wine producer by volume and it represents about one-third of global production. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Join us this November with Mr Stefano Passoni, as he shares with us his knowledge on wines and experiences in some Piedmont’s wineries.

Amuse Bouche Marinated Olives, Vegetables Chips & Stuffed Peppers Ornellaia, Le Volte Dell’Ornellaia ********* Agnolitti – Beef Short ribs, Shaved Truffle & Hazelnut Romesco Petra, Quercegobbie IGT Toscana Rosso ********* Braised Daikon, Caramelized Foie Gras, King Crab & Micro Herb Caparzo, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG ********* Twice Cooked – Mangalica Pork Belly, Baby Leek, Celeriac Puree & Jus Felsina, Maestro Raro Cabernet Sauvignon ********* Cheese Platter Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino ********* Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

Special Take-Away Prices Available Only On The Evening Wines on Sale

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Ornellaia, Le Volte Dell’Ornellaia

$60.00

$52.00

Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino

$112.00

$92.00

Caparzo, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

$98.00

$81.00

Petra, Quercegobbie IGT Toscana Rosso

$92.00

$77.00

Felsina, Maestro Raro Cabernet Sauvignon

$105.00

$87.00

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


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November Promotion

Fish from France PROMOTION 3 to 29 November Whole Lemon Sole (400/600gm) Pan-Fried with Lemon Butter sauce, Vegetables and Parsley Butter

Royal Sea Bream Fillet (200gm) Oven-Baked, Cauliflower Puree, Crushed Potatoes and Wilted Baby Spinach

Asian Special 2 to 30 November Vietnamese Seafood Noodle Soup Served in a delicious broth with Prawns, Squids, Fish Slices, Bean Sprouts and Vietnamese Mint

Thai Spicy Seafood Tom Yam Soup Traditional Southern Thai Spicy Seafood (Prawns, Squids, Fish Slices) Tom Yam served with Steamed Rice

British Special 2 to 30 November British Shephard’s Pie With new potatoes and vegetables

Classic Beef Stroganoff With mash and vegetables

Hot Dogs’ Special 2 to 30 November Harry’s Mexican Hot Dog Served in Brioche Roll with Chilli Con Carne, Guacamole, Corn Chips, Salad and Fries

Harry’s Turkish Hot Dog Served in Brioche Roll with Hummus, Tabouli, Yoghurt, Cucumber, Salad and Fries

Harry’s British Hot Dog Served in Brioche Roll with Mash, Crushed Green Peas, Salad and Fries

Harry’s American Hot Dog Served in Brioche Roll with Coleslaw, Mash, BBQ Sauce, Salad and Fries

Hyderabaldi Biryani Promotion 2 to 30 November

Hyderabaldi Biryani is the combination of Mughlai and Andhra Pradesh cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam ruler of the historic Hyderabad State. Come to the Verandah Café this November and savour our chefs’ specialities.

Choice of Lamb, Chicken or Vegetarian Biryani All biryani are served with Mirchi ka Salan (traditional Hyderabadi Chilli Curry), Raita, Cucumber & Tomato Salad and Tandoori Roasted Papad For more information, please email fb@britishclub.org.sg • All prices quoted are subject to prevailing taxes. THE BRITISH CLUB

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Sundays are for families to get together at the Mountbatten Room 4-Course Set Lunch

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

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

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

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

$68.00+ Adult • $35.00+ Child*

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

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

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

Family, Paediatric & Travel Medicine

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The British Club offers premium and customised Food and Beverage catering for all your event needs. We offer a wide range of menus and set-ups that can be customised to meet your most discerning needs in the venue of your choice. And they’re back! Join us as Terry and Robyn hit our Saturday nights once again with their range of soothing and familiar tunes that we all love. Kick back, relax, have a drink or two or more for a perfectly laid back evening at the Windsor Arms.

Private Dining, Events & Parties

Meetings & Seminars

MULTI LABEL STORE FOR WOMEN AND MEN 20 Amoy Street, Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm, Sat: 11am - 3pm

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

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

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The Windsor Shop

BRITISH CLUB GIFT VOUCHERS

They come in handy for all occasions and are available for use at our retail shops, all F&B outlets and Chinois Spa. Gift Vouchers are now available at the Windsor Shop and Pro Shop.

Monthly Special: Buy 3 Get 1 Free November

Yealands Estate Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand Parcels from the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley combined to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of passionfruit and grapefruit. The sweet fruit characters on the palate and fresh acidity combine to create an expressive, classy Sauvignon Blanc. Beautiful with barbequed seafood – especially prawns, fish and also mezze plates.

$108.00 for 4 bottles (You save $36.00!)

Yealands Estate Babydoll Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand Visually the wine is bright with a youthful hue. The nose is brimming with lifted red fruits and a touch of savoury spice. The palate is supple yet juicy with dark cherry flavours, fresh acidity and a soft tannin finish. This is matched well with duck, lamb, venison and veal dishes.

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky

Dr Andrew Lui DIRECTOR BDS - Melbourne

Dr Linda Yen BDS (Hons) - Sydney FRACDS

Dr Gareth Pearson DIRECTOR MSc BDS - UK

Dr Edwin Heng

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

Dr Zee Shing Yap BDSc - Melbourne

Website: www.dentalessence.com.sg

6733 9433 6733 2234

127 Tanglin Road, Tudor Court Shopping Gallery, Singapore 247922

Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood on the nose. On the palate, honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel and white chocolate. The finish is subtle, tender long finish with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)

$118 per bottle

Pimm’s No. 1 $49.90 per bottle (U.P. $68.00)

Buy 2 bottles and get a complimentary Pimm’s jug

583 Orchard Road, #02-31, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884

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

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Christmas Wine Promotion

@ The Windsor Shop

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2015 Stock up this festive season with fine quality wines from as low as $22.90 a bottle. These wines make an ideal gift idea for your loved ones this Christmas too!

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava, N.V., Spain @ $78.00 per gift pack Concha y Toro Noblesse Chardonnay, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Concha y Toro Noblesse Merlot, Chile @ $25.00 per bottle Piccini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy @ $36.00 per bottle Piccini Chianti Riserva, Italy @ $45.90 per bottle Marrenon Merlot Les Grains, Vin de Pays, Rhone, France @ $39.90 per bottle Sottano Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina @ $42.50 per bottle Val d’Oca Pinot Grigio, Italy @ $32.00 per bottle Cantina Chianti DOCG, Italy @ $33.50 per bottle Alto Los Romeros Varietal Chardonnay, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle Alto Los Romeros Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile @ $22.90 per bottle

Champagne Day Everyday in November & December Purchase 2 bottles of Piper Heidsieck Brut NV at $108.00 or Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage N.V at $128.00 at the Windsor Shop! Promotion is available daily during this festive period, now you have more reasons to enjoy a joyous season!

This Christmas….. Missing the chocolates, sweets, shortbreads and all things delicious in the UK this Christmas? Pick up some of these festive products that we have stocked up for you this Christmas all the way from UK!


Festive hampers and goodies available at The Windsor Shop. Make your way down to the British Club now!

$488+

$248+

The Christmas Grande Hamper Filled with a premium selection of wines and Christmas goodies, this is a perfect gift to send your warmest wishes this Christmas.

Joy of Christmas Hamper Bring joy to your loved ones with a great assortment of festive favourites – there is something for everyone!

$188+

$158+

Christmas Celebrations Hamper

Christmas Sparkle Hamper

Spread the love and joy with this basket filled with festive delights this Christmas.

Bring sparkles to someone’s eyes this Christmas with a selection of sweet and savoury goodies.

$88+

$128+

Yuletide Delight Hamper (Alcohol-Free)

Bubbles & Cuddles

Delight your loved ones with a basket filled with delicious Yuletide goodies!

Simple and classy. This is a perfect gift for the special someone this Christmas.

Please place your orders at least three working days prior to pick-up date. For more enquiries or bookings, please call 6467 4311 ext 180.


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STOCK UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS Calling all wine lovers to come up to The British Club for our Annual Wine Affair. Do not miss this chance to beef up your wine collection with over 150 labels from various renowned wine regions around the world at below market prices. Enjoy an evening sampling countless wines with our buffet spread of canapes, cheeses and Chef’s specialties. Stand a chance to win selected wines, wine hampers and wine merchandise when you attend this event!

$45.00+ per Member • $50.00+ per Guest For more information or booking, please call 6467 4311 or email fb@britishclub.org.sg


GHOST SERIES II

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

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


Thursday, 31 December 2015 • The Elizabeth Suite • 8.00pm till late

Sail the high seas with us as we welcome the New Year in style and elegance! Join us at the captain's table and start off 2016 with a spectacular bang on board The British Club’s very own HMS Queen Victoria. We are pulling out all the stops, from a luxurious champagne reception to a gourmet 5-course dinner and free flow wines and beers. Not forgetting fabulous music and entertainment by the excellent 10.seconds!

All aboard the HMS Queen Victoria!


CAPTAIN’S CHOICE Alaskan King Crab, Avocado Mousse, Ocietra Caviar, Crispy Ginger and Oyster Leaf McGuigan Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, SE Australia SAILING THE HIGH SEAS Double boiled consommé, Hokkaido Scallop, Coral Trout, Shi-Meiji Mushroom and Sea Lettuce CAST AWAY THE NETS Scottish Langoustine & Loch Duart Salmon Agnolotti, Salmon Roe, Spring Onion Veloute, Sea Herbs Or

FROM THE ROYAL ESTATE Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Burgundy Truffle, Caramelised Witlof, Garden Puree, Fondant Potato and Beef Jus McGuigan Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, SE Australia HER MAJESTIES FAVOURITE Ivoire Raspberry Dome, Mixed Berry Compote and English Sauce Good and Mature British Cheese Selection Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT $238.00+ Member • $258.00+ Guest

*Price includes Champagne Reception, free flow of wines, beers and soft drinks throughout the voyage

Attire: Black Tie & Evening Dress

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made after 14 December 2015 shall be chargeable at full price. Photos taken during events at the Club may be used in Club’s collaterals.


NEW YEAR’S EVE

FAMILY COUNTDOWN PARTY

WILD, WILD WEST COWBOYS AND THE LITTLE RED INDIANS Thursday, 31 December 2015 • 7.30pm till late

Highlights from last year’s NYE Family Countdown Party 2014.

Put on your cowboy hat or feather headdress and be prepared to rock the Club with us as we countdown to 2016 at the Verandah Café! Tantalize your tastebuds with mouth-watering festive buffet spread specially prepared for this night. Dance the night away with music by our DJ and exciting magic shows entertainment. This is one event you will not want to miss!

Early Bird Promotion Book by Monday, 14 December and enjoy $20.00 off per Adult and $10.00 off per Child $98.00+ Member • $45.00+ Member Child* $108.00+ Guest • $50.00+ Guest Child* Prices include Party Novelties & Hats with ‘Live’ DJ and interactive magic show entertainment Brought to you by:

For enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made after 14 December 2015 shall be chargeable at full price. *Child: 12 years old & below


LONDON’S YOUNGEST LANDMARK

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Suites, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments For further information please call UK Office: +44 (0)20 3733 1332 or Singapore Office: +65 6922 6150 email southquayplaza@berkeleygroup.co.uk

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www.southquayplaza.london Proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group of companies


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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

THE BRITISH CLUB presents

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

FOR TEENS

Good Laugh

Have a at our monthly Comedy Night featuring international comedians and your host, the hilariously funny Jonathan Atherton.

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 Jonathan Atherton

Club Balut Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Windsor Terrace, 8.00pm onwards Chinese Brush Painting Classes Every Friday: 9.00am to 11.00am Pub Quiz Nights Alternate Wednesday, The Windsor Arms, 8.00pm onwards Bingo Nights Alternate Tuesday, The Windsor Arms: 8.00pm onwards Sweep Night Every Saturday Night: 8.00pm, 9.00pm & 10.00pm

Danny McGinlay

Kavin Jay

Mick Neven

Thursday, 12 November • Show Time: 8.30pm Venue: The Windsor Arms

Bridge Every Wednesday, 7.00pm to 10.00am Book Club Once a month, 8.00pm

Ticket Prices (Show Only): $40.00+ Member • $50.00+ Guest

Pitter Chatter Every Thursday, Activity Hub: 10.00am to 11.30am

To book, please email activities@britishclub.org.sg 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.)

BINGO NIGHTS

ACTIVITIES CONTACTS

Tuesday, 3 & 17 November • 8.00pm

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: Yap Sin Guan

Tel: 9666 8994

It is going to be BINGO FUN!

BALUT: David Quinn

Tel: 6572 7028

So bring your friends and get ready to shout

BRIDGE GROUP: Rajesh Chhabara

Tel: 9008 7095

MUSIC SECTION: Andy Sullivan

Tel: 8268 8252

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

Tel: 8606 1120

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

Tel: 9841 9058

Wednesday, 11 & 25 November 8.00pm

BOOK CLUB

Tel: 6410 1144

Pit your wits against other teams over five rounds of quizzes.

Tel: 6410 1144

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!

Email: quinndj@singnet.com.sg

Email: rajesh.chhabara@csrworks.com

Email: andysullivan9@gmail.com

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

Pitter Chatter Elaine Dutton Email: elainedutton2@gmail.com

BINGO!

The prize snowballs after each session.

QUIZ NIGHTS

Watch this space! Participation fee (for charity): Minimum $5.00 per participant For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

THE BRITISH CLUB

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


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LITTLE CHEF

SANTA BROWNIES

Saturday, 14 November • 10.00am to 11.30am Verandah Café

BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, 18 November • 8.00pm • Treetops Lounge Kick off this festive season with jolly little brownies in Santa hats! Not only are they cute, they taste amazing too! This is one session you would not want to miss.

$15.00+ Member Child $20.00+ Guest Child Cancellations made less than a week before the event shall be billed the full price. Photos are for illustration purposes only.

PITTER CHATTER

For more enquiries or to join the bi-monthly Book Club meetings, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

CHILDREN’S ARTS & CRAFTS

Parents and Toddlers Group Thursdays • 10.00am to 11.30am • Activity Hub

Every Saturday (Except when there is Little Chef)

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

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

If you love books and enjoy talking about the fascinating plot and characters, come mingle with a group of likeminded people and discuss the book of the month, specially selected to provoke plenty of in-depth discussion. The book being reviewed for the month is Make Me by Lee Child.

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

Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm Venue: Mike Gorrie Playcentre For bookings or enquiries, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

THE BRITISH CLUB

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Christmas Sing Along with The Amazing ToyBox

Sunday, 15 November • 11.30am to 12.30pm • The Elizabeth Suite Feel the Christmas Joy with Singapore’s most popular and ONLY professional kid’s music duo – The Amazing ToyBox at The British Club. Join Reuben and Mark, along with their friends - The Christmas Elf, as the trio look inside the amazing ToyBox to find Christmas gifts! What is inside the gift wrapped boxes? Each Christmas gift when opened, will inspire The Amazing ToyBox and The Christmas Elf to sing joyful Christmas Songs along with the families and children in the audience.

$20.00+ $25.00+ $75.00+ $90.00+

Member Guest Member Family of 4 Guest Family of 4

Book now to avoid disappointment! *Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.

For more information or booking, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE

DISCOUNTED TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY FOR BRITISH CLUB MEMBERS Explore Asia’s Ultimate Destination, Resorts World® at Sentosa Singapore: Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies® at Universal Studios Singapore, experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series! Universal Studios Singapore®

S.E.A. Aquarium - the World’s Largest Aquarium Adventure Cove Waterpark- Asia’s Most Amazing Waterpark Regular Price Member Price Savings Adult/Child Adult/Child

Attraction

Universal Studios Singapore

$61.00/$45.00

$74.00/$54.00

Up to 18%

Every USS ticket gets a $5.00 meal voucher. While stocks last! FURTHER REDUCED PRICE Dueling Racer

S.E.A. Aquarium

$38.00/$28.00

$25.00 /$18.00 Up to 35%

$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 47% Adventure Cove Waterpark

$36.00/$26.00

$20.00 /$15.00 Up to 44%

For ticket purchases of 10 or more, please book 1 week in advance. No minimum purchase required.

Purchases can be made at Reception. For enquiries, please contact recept@britishclub.org.sg Open Ocean Gallery

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

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

THE BRITISH CLUB

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iMAP SOCIAL GRACES, MY GROOMING & DINING ETIQUETTE

Saturdays, 21 & 28 November, 5 December • 10.00am to 1.00pm • Treetops Lounge (For 7 to 12 year olds)

It is never too early to inculcate good social etiquette in your child! Coupled with grooming and dining etiquette knowledge, children will be able to present themselves well and create positive impressions. Through interactive discussions, activities and games, participants are guided to be more aware of their appearance and conduct in various situations.

$360.00+ Member • $375.00+ Guest Minimum of 10 participants required for workshop to commence. Cancellations made after 4 November shall be billed the full price.

For more information or booking, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg

TRY SAILING WITH KEPPEL BAY SAILING ACADEMY Saturday, 28 November • 10.00am to 12.00pm OR 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city… On a sailing boat! If you’ve never sailed before, or if you just want a short trip out to sea with the family, this experience is specially for you.

$45.00+ Member Adult • $25.00+ Member Child $55.00+ Guest Adult • $35.00+ Guest Child *Price includes packed light lunch on board & refreshments, and transport to and from Marina Keppel Bay **Each timing consists of 2 boats, limited to 8 people per boat ***Bookings are taken on a first-come-first-served basis

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

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PRE-CHRISTMAS LADIES LUNCHEON:

A Handmade

Christmas

Wednesday, 11 November • 11.30am to 2.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

A Pre-Christmas treat for the ladies! Gather around for a traditional 3-course Christmas lunch and get your hands busy with some DIY decorating techniques to add a personal touch to your Christmas bakes this year. STARTER

Poached Prawn

with Avocado, Potato with Mixed Baby Salad and Mango Salsa

Mapu Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

$65.00+ Member $75.00+ Guest * Includes free flow wines

MAIN COURSE

Baked Seared Salmon

with Winter Vegetable Pesto Mashed and Basil Cream Reduction Or

Slowed Braised Beef Cheek

with Mashed Potato Glaze Brussels Sprout, Carrot, Chestnut with Gravy

DESSERT

Dark and White Chocolate Mousse

with Brandy Cherry and Raspberry Coulis

Mapu Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

For enquiries and bookings, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event shall be billed the full price.


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Christmas Bazaar

Tuesday & Wednesday, 17 & 18 November • 10.00am to 4.00pm The Elizabeth Suite

Spread the word, gather your friends and family, and let us welcome the festive season early this year with our annual pre-Christmas Bazaar! Discover hidden gems in our wide selection of bargains, including home decorations, fashionable accessories & tasty treats! The fair is open to one and all so be sure to tell everyone! Indulge in a 3-course lunch at the Mountbatten Room, exclusively available only during these two days for only $29.00+ 3-Course Set Lunch Creamed of Onion Soup with Truffle Oil ***** Marinated Chicken Breast, Roasted Vegetables, Natural jus Or Pan Fried Barramundi, Olive mash, Ratatouille, Tomato Oil ***** Chocolate SoufflĂŠ with English Cream Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee or Selection of English Teas

For more information or to book a stall at the bazaar, please call 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg


Wednesday, 9 December 2015 • 7.30pm to 11.00pm • The Elizabeth Suite

Fancy walking into a winter wonderland? Put on your sparkles, glitter and dazzle away into the wintery night with a traditional 3-course Christmas Dinner, coupled with free flow wine, great music and exciting games. All the dazzle and sparkles are bound to leave you star-struck.

All that glitters is not gold. All that glitters, sparkle.

ENTRÉE

Salmon Capriccio with Honey Mustard Or

Creamed of Butternut Pumpkin with Pine Nut Concha y Toro Noblesse Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

MAIN COURSE

Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade

with Brioche and Chestnut stuffing, brussels sprout and cranberry sauce

Ribbonwood Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

DESSERTS

Christmas Hazelnut Log Cake

Early Bird Promotion

$60.00+

(Book before Monday, 16 November)

$75.00+ Member $85.00+ Guest

Christmas Cookies

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TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Monday, 23 November 2015 6.30pm Venue: Main Clubhouse Driveway

Welcome the festive season the traditional British Club way with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ring in the celebrations with Christmas carols, mince pies, mulled wine and merry making with Stamford American International School (SAIS) Choir… A perfect start to the festivities! * The first 180 persons are welcome. Brought to you by:

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS TREE Saturday, 5 & 12 December 2015 11.00am to 1.00pm Venue: Lobby

$10.00 for charity Santa is all set to make his annual visit to The British Club again this year – but only if you’ve been good! Share your Christmas list with him and he might have a little surprise somewhere in his bag of presents just for you. * Book early to get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap!


CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME – SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 4.00pm to 5.30pm (Registration opens at 3.30pm) Venue: The Elizabeth Suite

$40.00+ Member • $45.00+ Guest For Family of 4: $140.00+ Member • $160.00+ Guest Come and help Prince Charming find his true love, and save her from the wicked clutches of the evil Maleficent; with the help of the Forest Fairies, Dr. Who’s Tardis, and of course, you! Slapstick humour, music, and lots of audience participation make pantomime huge fun for both young and old.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE Saturday, 12 December 2015 Venue: Treetops Lounge Session 1: Time: 10.00am to 11.00am Session 2: Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

$35.00+ Member Child • $40.00+ Guest Child Price indicated is inclusive of 1 gingerbread house, good for one child or a whole family Gather the whole family for this fun-filled, traditional activity! There will be more than enough chocolates, candies and icing to go around. So unleash your creativity on your very own gingerbread house.

The Stage Club’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” Do book early to avoid disappointment. written by Barry Woodlhead, was created especially for *Bookings shall be done on a first come first served basis. entertaining the whole family. **Child to be accompanied by maximum 2 adults. Children (and their parents) are encouraged to cheer the good guys, boo the villains, give advice to characters, and even come up on the stage to help when needed!

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY For children 5 years & below

Sunday, 13 December 2015 • 10.00am to 12.30pm Venue: The Elizabeth Suite

$30.00+ Child $45.00+ Child & 1 Adult $55.00+ Child & 2 Adults *Come in your best Super Hero Costume! Merry Christmas! Let’s welcome the holiday season with a smashing superhero party with food, music and games! And of course, what is a Christmas party without a visit from Santa? Come one, come all! Parents are asked to prepare a present for their child of not more than $30.00 worth (please ensure the child’s name and membership number is clearly indicated on the gift) and leave it at Reception by Sunday, 6 December for Father Christmas to give away during the party.


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SPORTS & FITNESS

SPORTS CONVENORS SPORTS CHAIRMAN Stephen Fulton Tel: 9321 3714 sportschairman@britishclub.org.sg CRICKET CONVENOR Todd Buck cricket@britishclub.org.sg GOLF CONVENOR Nicholas Merrow Smith golf@britishclub.org.sg FOOTBALL CONVENORS James Morris Tel: 9651 2556 football@britishclub.org.sg MARTIAL ARTS CONVENOR Adam Slater Tel: 9839 3303 martialarts@britishclub.org.sg SQUASH CONVENOR Craig Telmer Tel: 9738 5072 squash@britishclub.org.sg

LOOKING TO SHED Those EXTRA KILOS?

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

1 session*

5 sessions*

10 session*

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

$45 per person

Junior induction (Children aged 12 to 15 years old)

5 sessions* for $300

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

SWIMMING CONVENORS Emma Thomas Tory Morris Helen Tynan swimming@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (MEN) Joel Krueger Tel: 9838 8870 tennismen@britishclub.org.sg TENNIS CONVENOR (LADIES) Sally Morris tennisladies@britishclub.org.sg SCUBA CONVENOR Karo De Beul scuba@britishclub.org.sg SPORTS & FITNESS sports@britishclub.org.sg Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday • Water Aerobics • Yoga • Dance Class Thursday

• Social Squash • Pilates

Friday

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Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class @ Studio / Treetops

Saturday

• • • • • •

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

Sunday

• Tinytots Soccer @ Squash Court

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SPORT & FITNESS CLASSES PILATES CLASS** – Instructor : Bob Monday, Thursday & Friday : 8.30am to 9.30am • $20.00 per session* YOGA CLASS** – Instructor : Paulina Buck Monday & Wednesday : 9.30am to 11.00am • $20.00 per session* Water Aerobics – Instructor : Ismail Wednesday & Friday : 10.00am to 11.00am • $15.00 per session* MUAY THAI kickboxing – Instructor : Eric Shia Tuesday: 9.00am to 10.15am & 6.00pm to 7.15pm (Introduction) 10.15am to 11.30am & 7.15pm to 8.30pm (Advanced) $160.00 per month (8 sessions)* $300.00 for two months (16 session)* Tinytots Soccer – Instructor : Adam Tuesday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Sunday: 10.00am to 11.00am (18-36 months) & 11.00am to 12.00pm (3-4 years old) Fee: $30.00 per session* Salsa Class – Instructor : Richard Little Friday: 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $25.00 per session* DANCE CLASS – Instructor : Richard Little Wednesday : 7.45pm to 8.45pm • $25.00 per session* 11 November – Waltz Dance Class 18 November – Cha Cha Cha Dance Class 25 November – Rock & Roll 2 December – Argentine Tango NOTE: Members are advised to book one week in advance to secure a slot for each class. * Fee is exclusive of 7% GST ** $20.00 will be charged for no-show and guest fee for Yoga & Pilates Classes

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


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SPORTS & FITNESS SWIMMING:

Section Report By Helen Tynan

The 4th Merlion meet of the year for the Barracudas was on the 30 August at The Tanglin Club. Another successful event was had by all as the British Club Barracudas brought home 9 Gold, 14 Silver and 12 Bronze individual medals and 9 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze relay medals. Unfortunately due to the recent Haze conditions, the 5th Merlion event at the American Club had to be postponed until December. This year, the British Club Swimming Gala was held on the 6 September, a little earlier in the swim calendar than normal. With over 100 contestants competing in over 80 events, the Gala was a big success for the swimming section. It allows all three areas of the swimming section (Masters, Barracudas & Learn to Swim) to come together as one for an enjoyable morning of friendly competitive racing. Free T-shirts were given to all competitors and lots of medals were presented. The parent and child races at the end of the Gala allowed everyone to have some fun with their family members. In October, the Barracudas went to the FINA World Championship heats at the OCBC Aquatics Stadium as a team building event as well as a chance to see some top performing swimmers compete in this world series.

Dates and Events for the diary: 1 November - Neptune Leg 4, The Hollandaise club 22 November – Neptune Leg 5, The Swiss Club 6 December – Merlion Leg 5, The American Club 9 December – Barracudas End of Year Party Any questions or feedback please get in touch at swimming@britishclub.org.sg. We’d love to have any ideas, queries, or concerns. Happy swimming

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SQuash:

INTER-CLUB, INTER-NATIONAL, INTER-STELLAR By The Boaster

The Boaster can hardly remember a time when he has had so much happy news to write about. The BC Squashers recently hosted a touring team from Japan and had a great evening of good squash, cold beers and deep bows. A few days after that we had our annual fixture against SCC – “The Ashes”. While I won’t divulge the winner for those who recorded it to watch later (clue: it’s an anagram of CCS), match highlights included our President Steve Settle racing like Lewis Hamilton from the British Club and round the Pandang . . . only to find that the match was at the British Club. By the time he got back to his home courts, he was sufficiently dazed and confused to have no chance of winning. Andrew Vine played someone who could have passed for a founder member to the Cricket Club but despite his vintage was a very good player and won that match. With two former convenors down, up stepped Craig who took on Tim, SCC’s Canuck heavyweight. Despite concerns that our court was not built to support 300kg of grain-fed Canadian beef on the hoof, it was a great match and Craig pulled one back for the British Club. As for the inter-stellar, it’s COSMO time again. OK, OK – it’s really the Cosmopolitan league but our performance so far this year has been out of this world and into the Cosmos. After five rounds of this inter-club tournament, the British Club has 3 big wins and 2 tight losses and sit TOP of the league. Under the inspirational captaincy of Jamie Salamon, this looks like our best chance to win the league for the first time since the very first time it was played twenty years ago. Go team!

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SPORTS & FITNESS Golf:

GOLF SECTION HAPPENINGS By Nic Merrow-Smith Club News September began with the Ryder Cup at Raffles Country Club. The match play format proved popular with our players. With some astute captaincy, we secured 2 halves and 1 win to the 1 loss, halving the match to retain the trophy. Say a prayer for British Club Member, Daniel Germain, who missed a short putt on the 18th for the Americans, thus handing the trophy to the British Club. Nothing like divided loyalties to mess with your head whilst putting for the match!

Next was the 3rd and final leg of the 2015 Inter-Social Club Golf Tournament at NSRCC Kranji. With a group out in each of the three divisions, we had our successes. James Morris picked up a nearest the pin prize, a weekend in Ria Bintan, whilst Nina Um won the trophy for Best Gross with a round of 91, putting BC ladies golf on the map. We swept the floor with the ice-breakers too, with James and Angus Maxwell rising to the challenge. Singapore Recreation Club were declared overall champions with Serangoon Garden Country Club taking 2nd place, the Eurasian Society 3rd.

Ryder Cup Victors, Left to Right: Chris Riley, David Christie, Paul Nikkel, Nic Merrow-Smith, Andrew Bond-Webster, Charles Pierron, Stewart McElwee, Davy Yeo and Oliver Stoffell. Not in photo; Mike Humphrey, Colin Allcard.

ISCGT Novelty game participants, James & Angus

Thank you all for supporting inter-club matches in 2015 which has been a great year. Look out for the matches in 2016 particularly as we host the Colonial Cup, Ryder Cup and the 1st Leg of the ISCGT in March.

Cup Presentation from Daniel Germain (AC) to non-playing captain, Nic Merrow-Smith

The final activity of September was the Medal at Seletar Country Club. Charles Pierron played steady to secure his first win of the season, followed by Andrew Stearns and Nic Merrow-Smith in the joint runner-up spot. Steve Settle won the longest drive and nearest the pin awards eluded us with only Colin Allcard finding the green on either of the two par 3’s. He was pipped to the prize by guest, Bani Quim.

Golf Tour to Phuket

Year End Golf: Ria Bintan

Avoid the haze and follow us to Phuket for our autumn tour to Thailand. Nothing more to say having just spent the weekend in a sunny Khao Lak as Singapore haze levels reach nearly 300PSI.

Everyone loves Ria Bintan, the location of our final outing of the year. After the game, we will be returning to the British Club for food, drinks and prize giving. We welcome other Sports Sections to support the event and make a day of it. Look out for the finalized date in your mailbox.

6 to 8 November

For more details and enquires, call 64101152 or email sports@britishclub.org.sg.

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Results & Standings Ryder Cup Venue: Raffles Country Club, Lake Course Result: Match Drawn Outcome: British Club Retain The Cup September Medal Venue: Seletar Country Club Winner; 35 Points, Charles Pierron Runner Up; 33 Points, Andrew Stearns, Nic Merrow-Smith Nearest the Pin Hole #2 Bani Quim (guest) Nearest the Pin Hole #11 Not Claimed Longest Drive Hole #5 Steve Settle

Up and Coming Events November Medal: Friday, 20 November, 1.00pm, Raffles Country Club, Lake Course December Medal: Date & Time to be confirmed, Ria Bintan Golf Club

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

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SPORTS & FITNESS Tennis:

A WHOLE LOAD OF BALLS Singapore Tennis Association (STA) Tennis League

By Sally Morris

WITS Spring 2016 Registration

We are looking for ladies who would like to participate in WITS, a weekly tennis league which runs from February to May. Whether The Singapore Tennis Association (STA) is a high level interclub you are an experienced player or are just getting started, we tournament and we have proudly played in the Grade A ladies’ should have places available at all levels. league and Grade B men’s league. Although we didn’t come away with the winning spots, both teams played hard and had If you interested in taking part, please contact the Sports loads of fun representing the club at a top level. A huge thank Department by 30 November. you to all the players, and their captains Clytie Morgan and David Brown.

TEEN Social

Here is a short poem by one of our players, Kate Yu Juan of how Calling all 12-17 year olds! Teen social every Sunday afternoon the team feel about playing for the club:between 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Two courts every Sunday to come We may not be national players and have fun and have some match practice! Or young enough to be at school, But the ladies of the British Club Are really rather cool.

Junior tournament

We do not win every match, (We have to say), But there’s no other group of ladies With whom I’d rather play.

This year’s junior tournament is for all ages, from U8s through to U18s. The tournament will be over 3 weekends starting on 14/15 November and the finals on 28/29 November. More details at the ProShop.

Whether we are good or bad, Or win or lose on court, The ladies of the British Club Give me nothing but support.

Get in fast, registration closes 3 November!

My partner is the best, My captain is a gem, My team mates are the cream So my cheers go out to them. By Kate Yu Juan

STA Ladies’ team : Clyie Morgan (C), Angela Feeney, Sue Waller, Susan McKay, Gaby Thornton, Ayumi Kingston, Mari Goodman, Gitte Alempew, Mariko Laube, Janine Scott, Kate Yu Juan, Nikki Kemp, Tiffany Wallwork, Vicky Kilburn STA Men’s team : David Brown (C), Charlie Thomas, Jonnie Wright, Gianluca Lionetto, Riad Chowdhury, Kim Das, Enrique Torrentera, Chris Tweed, Peter Weidner, Christian Bittar, Neil Fullick, Trevor Haeger, Pablo Terra, Ben Kiggell, Andrew Dawson THE BRITISH CLUB

SAVE THE DATE The Davis Cup final: GREAT BRITAIN vs BELGIUM Live showing of matches on 27, 28 and 29 November. Please see posters around the club or the ProShop for more details.


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SPORTS & FITNESS Cricket:

Vets League Update By Paul McNee Club News

Todd Buck

The team carried the good form into the next game against Cuscaden Miguels and were looking good at the tea break having cleaned them up for 196 (off 30). Again, Twine 2/34 and Hosking 2/32 were amongst the wickets. However, an unfortunate drop caught the bowling off McNee, had proved costly as the next 4 balls went for 4,6,4,4. The BC were confident of running down the runs with ease, despite having to play a player short due to a late non-arrival. Being over-confident, some poor shots against the Cruscaden’s spin attack and some poor luck saw BC fall short in the run chase. Mr Cricket Hosking 33 (off 39) and the ever reliable Mark Stafford 21 (off 18) got the BC off to a flying start. Unfortunately, the middle order let the team down despite a late innings fight back from Simon Bignell 20 (off 31) and “Captain Reliable” Todd Buck 26 (off 24) resulting in the BC falling short.

Despite the recent hazy conditions being experienced in The next game was against the powerful ANZA team. The task Singapore, the British Club (BC) cricket vets had been actively was not made any easier with BC losing the toss and having participating in the over 40’s Singapore Vets league. to start with 8 players. Things were looking better when McNee caught ANZA’s ever reliable Captain Clive Tilbrook plumbed in The series got off to a promising start against Spirits CC with BC front LBW in the 1st over with a lovely off cutter. Captain Buck lead by David “Mr Cricket” Hosking’s 3/16 off 4 overs and Paul swung the bowling changes with his usual astute precision Twine’s 3/18 off 5 keeping Spirits to 8/171 off their 30 overs. BC and brought on Rob “Mrs Cricket” Lerpiniere. Pins managed then chased down the runs with ease with the top 4 batsmen to clean bowl an unfortunate ANZA player in his first over all retiring. Mr Cricket Hosking contributed 36 (off 21). Ross and would have been on a hatrick if the team’s best fielder “blocker” Marsh 33 (off 37) almost managing to score at a run. Stafford had taken a sharp catch at square leg next ball! This A ball and the two Marks, Stafford 33 (off 23) and Prendiville 32 proved to be the highlight as BC’s bowlers were subsequently (off 15) including 3 sixes brought the BC home. plastered all over the ground as ANZA took the score to 9/319! THE BRITISH CLUB


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Captain Buck (17*off 25) managed to restore some pride as we limped to 190 all out. Clearly, there is a bit of work to do in the next few weeks. The team is looking forward to an improved performance in the coming games against SC and Misfits Athletic.

Paul Twine

McNee 2/42, Lerpiniere 2/45 and Prendiville 3/51 got amongst the wickets. A lack of bowling depth had Skipper Buck even contemplating bowling himself at one stage! Luckily, he decided against it and our keeper Ross Marsh 0/53 (off 3) had to bowl instead. Marshy wasn’t helped towards the end by some inept fielding including yours truly managing to let one ball through the legs for 4. BC then got down to the task of chasing down ANZA’s mammoth score. It was a solid start with Marsh (10 off 20), Hosking (53*), Stafford 27(off 38) and Prendiville 22 (off 14) taking the score to 1/79 before Prendiville was clean bowled trying to repeat the previous shot he had hit for a glorious six by ANZA’s Klaus Anton. Anton then completely bamboozled BC’s middle order with his clever mixture of long hops’, full tosses and slower slow balls taking 5 wickets in the space of 3 overs for the cost of 12 runs. The next 4 BC Batsmen Maughan, Carter, White and Lerpiniere all failed to trouble the scorers. The game was good as over. Simon Bignell 34(20) and

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 2015 Mon

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2 3 4 5 Dining Madness Hot Dog’s Speical @ Verandah Café* British Special @ The Windsor Arms* Asian Special @ Score* Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Bingo Night Dining Madness Fish from France @ Mountbatten Room** Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Members Connect Night Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates Pitter Chatter

9 10 11 12 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Pre-Christmas Ladies Luncheon Pub Quiz Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Craft Ladies Balut Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Comedy Night Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates Pitter Chatter

Public Holiday: Deepavali

16 17 18 19 Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

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

Tree Lighting Ceremony Dining Madness Mahjong Ladies’ & Men Social Tennis Pilates Yoga

Dining Madness Craft Ladies Tinytots Soccer Social Squash Muay Thai Kickboxing

Christmas Bazaar Dining Madness Book Club Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates Pitter Chatter

23 24 25 26 Pub Quiz Dining Madness Bridge Water Aerobics Yoga

Dining Madness Social Squash Pilates Pitter Chatter

Annual General Meeting

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DECEMBER 1 2015 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

LISTINGS

Ladies Night: Sparkle in a Winter Wonderland

6 7 8 Wednesday, 9 December Bodegas Altanza Wine & Gourmet Dinner Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

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

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Christmas Day Champagne Brunch @ The Elizabeth Suite Friday, 25 December

NYE Family Countdown Party @ Verandah Café

13 14 15 Thursday, 31 December The Wine Affair 2015 Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

Christmas Sing Along with The Amazing ToyBox 4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

Little Chef: Santa Brownies Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

NYE Gala 2016: Sailing the high seas on board HMS Queen Victoria Thursday, 31 December

20 21 22 The Big Five Italian Gala Dinner Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

27 Friday Night Live Chinese Brush Painting Classes Pilates Water Aerobics Mixed Social Tennis Salsa Class

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

4-Course Set Lunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

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Terry & Robyn: Live Music @ The Windsor Arms Try Sailing with Keppel Bay iMap Social Graces, My Grooming & Dining Etiquette Children’s Art & Craft Saturday Night Draw Karate Kids Taekwondo Tinytots Soccer Football Matches Social Squash Cricket

Sunday Seafood Champagne Brunch @ Mountbatten Room Tinytots Soccer

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

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MAGIC MOMENTS

Swimming Gala 6 September

Little Chef ‘Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies’ 12 September

The Gentlest Giant 20 September

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RECIPROCAL CLUB SPOTLIGHT

THE ROYAL BOMBAY YACHT CLUB

The Royal Bombay Yacht Club is situated in the city of Mumbai (originally Bombay). The Club was the oldest and most majestic Yacht Club in Asia. It was founded in 1846 as the Bombay Yacht Club when the British community took to sailing as a sport. Over the span of years, the Club witnessed the changing scenario - from the early Lateen sail to the more recent class of boats. They had assumed the title “Royal” and seen the historical change in the country from a British Dominion to an independent India today. The Club now stands in testimony of its grandeur past to its current status as the premier sailing club in the country. Besides extensive sailing facilities, the heritage residential rooms of the Chambers offers a magnificent view of the famous Gateway of India overlooking Bombay harbour and the numerous yachts anchored at the waterfront. There is a treasure trove of invaluable yachting memorabilia and a storied celebration under every awning of the Club’s premises. The Club has an elite membership registry with, inter alia, captains of industry, legal luminaries, medical specialists, professors of education, defence personnel and experts in the fields of accountancy, art, culture and heritage.

Opposite Gateway of India Near Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai - 400001. India. Phone: 0091-22-2202 1880 / 6752 7200 6752 7260 (Secretary’s Office) Fax: 0091-22-2202 1014 Email: rbycmail@vsnl.net For more information, please visit http://rbyc.co.in/ or email recept@britishclub.org.sg. THE BRITISH CLUB


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OPERATING HOURS OPERATING HOURS AT THE CLUB

Reception in Main Lobby Daily: 8.00am to 11.00pm

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

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Administrative Office Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 2015