01 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
CSC/STTA Table Tennis
Congratulations to CSC swimmers
CSC - Li-Ning Badminton
14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
16 GO GREEN
Chia Foong Ghee
Goh Beng Chin
After the passing of the Resolution to renovate Man Zhu Café and Three Bars
at the 95th Annual General Meeting in April, I am pleased to announce that
the renovation for the new Three Bars at the Recreation Complex is slated
to commence at the end of September and complete by early November.
The renovation for Man Zhu Café will be carried out immediately after in
November and complete in January 2011. Due to this, members’ F&B Levy
will be waived temporarily during the Man Zhu renovation period and
expiry date of the levy will also be extended. More details can be found in
the Bulletin pages 6 -7. Meanwhile, I seek your forbearance and patience for
the inconveniences caused during this period.
I am also pleased to inform that the Club has implemented a new Jackpot
Management System at Joy Luck Cove since 30 June. This is the Club’s
effort in keeping up with our market competitors, i.e. the Integrated Resorts.
We hope the new system which comprises of a multi-level cashcade, will
provide members with a more interesting and fulfi lling experience at the
Club’s jackpot facilities. For more information, you may turn to the Bulletin
pages 6 -7.
Moving on to house and grounds matter, I would like to once again remind members of the “Strictly No Smoking”
rule within the Club premises. Members who wish to light up may do so at the designated smoking areas, or 5
metres from the entrances of the Sports and Recreation Complexes. Following the complaints by several members
on fellow users of the Reading cum Study Room, I would also like to urge members to maintain silence at all times
and refrain from having loud discussions or telephone conversations while in the said facility. This will help us to
provide a more conducive environment for members to enjoy, making our Club a truly premier one.
In the next two months at the Club, exciting activities and events await. Culinary enthusiasts will be delighted with
the three workshops – Sweet Desserts, North Indian Cuisine and Whole Bakery. Kids can look forward to the annual
Mid-Autumn Lantern Party set to take place in September. In addition, there will be dance and fi tness classes from
Latin Jive to Power Yoga, to youth activities such as Cartooning and Right Brain Multiplication workshops to keep
members and their families quite occupied in the months ahead. Do fi nd out more details in the ensuing pages of
Last but not least, as the month of Ramadan draws to a close, I would like to wish all our Muslim members and staff,
Selamat Hari Raya Puasa!
Shalom and God Bless,
01 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
CSC/STTA Table Tennis Championships 2010
For the 9 th consecutive year, CSC hosted the CSC/STTA Table Tennis Championships 2010 with the support of the Singapore
Table Tennis Association from 29 May to 4 June in the Club Auditorium. The tournament would not have been a huge
success without the support of our sponsor, Sin Ten Trading, who has been sponsoring the official ball since the start of
this annual tournament.
This year, three more teams participated in the Veteran Team category, bringing the number up to 14 teams. Our CSC Red
fought against all odds and put up an outstanding performance to clinch the second place.
Club Captain, Mr Nicholas Lim (4th from right) posing for a shot with CSC Red
Category Champion 1 st Runner-up Joint 3 rd Joint 3 rd
Boys U12 Ethan Poh Tan Rong Jun Daryl Maxee Tay Ming Han Chia Shing Kee
Girls U12 Ang Wan Qi Lee Boon Sim Geraldine Zermaine Nicole Lew Celine Phua Li Ting
Boys U15 Ying Jing Yuan Byran Teo Yi Sen Oscar Chau Jia Liang Kyros Koh Yik Kiat
Girls U15 Tang Jia Wen Cheryl Ng Xue Qi Yee Herng Kwee Zermaine Nicole Lew
Boys U18 Byran Teo Yi Sen Ying Jing Yuan Gregory Gung Lim Jing Yuan Michael
Girls U18 Tang Jia Wen Cheryl Yee Herng Kwee Leong En Qi Mavis Lim Yi Xuan
Men’s Singles Wong Hong Wei Daniel Oscar Chau Jia Liang Byran Teo Yi Sen Ying Jing Yuan
Women’s Singles Lim Yi Xuan Zermaine Nicole Lew Lim Ye Xuan Sherilyn Tan
Veteran Team Hwa Chong Alumni CSC Red SAFRA White Gema Marketing ‘A’
Congratulations to CSC swimmers selected for the
19th Commonwealth Games
Seven male and one female swimmers were selected to represent Singapore in the upcoming
19th Commonwealth Games slated to be held in Delhi, India from 3 to 14 October 2010.
Among them were Club swimmers Arren Quek, Richard Chng and Sports Member, Dzulhaili
M.K. They were selected from the 6th Singapore National Swimming Championships held
from 8 to 13 June 2010 (see Sports Past Events on page 12).
The Swimming events of the Commonwealth Games will take place from 4 to 9 October 2010.
We wish the swimmers great achievements in the Games!
02 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
CSC – Li-Ning Badminton Doubles
(Invitational) Championships 2010
Position Men’s Doubles Open Ladies Doubles Open
1 st Runners-up
Joint 2 nd Runners-up
Joint 2 nd Runners-up
Ardian Kusnanto &
Bai Song &
Ng Wei Pin &
Chew Swee Hau &
Colleen Goh &
Mok Jing Qiong &
Tan Wei Han
Samantha Neo &
Noriko Goh &
Toh Siew Fen
Veteran Combined 90
& Bobby Ertanto
Mongkol Kumlaitong &
Neo Eng Kiat &
Foo Kon Fai
Timothy Kam &
CSC Li-Ning Competition Arena CSC Li-Ning Men’s Doubles Open winners
03 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
110 & above
Chew Chin Hwa &
Joseph Sng &
Chan Yeo Song &
Lim Piow Leong
Victor Sim &
Lee Ah Ngo
1 ERRATUM – 41st SINGAPORE NATIONAL AGE GROUP SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 (JULY/AUGUST ISSUE)
We apologise for having left out Miss Alethea Toh from the list of “Top CSC Junior Performers” in the Sports (Swimming) writeup
in the last issue.
Miss Toh won fi ve gold (including one meet record), four silver and one bronze. She was also the Best Performer for the 11 years
old Girls category.
2 CHANGES TO SENIOR MEMBERS’ GATHERING 2010
Due to the upcoming renovation work scheduled for Man Zhu Café in November, the Club has decided to host the
Senior Members’ Luncheon in early 2011 after the café has been fully refurbished. Senior Members will then be invited
to enjoy the luncheon in the new facility. We apologise for any disappointment caused and look forward to your
3 EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF F&B LEVY
Due to the closure of Man Zhu Café in November 2010 for renovation, we are pleased to extend the validity of the F&B Levy
Levy Month August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan 2011 Feb 2011 Mar 2011
Expiry Month Nov Dec Jan Waived Waived Waived May 2011 June 2011
Extension Feb 2011 Mar 2011 Apr 2011 N/A N/A N/A
We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the closure.
4 RENOVATION OF THE NEW THREE BARS
The renovation of the new Three Bars in place of former Tatsu Sushi Restaurant at the Recreation Complex is slated to commence
in late September 2010, and due to complete by early November 2010. Once completed, members can enjoy a whole new F&B
concept incorporating a bar, karaoke and alfresco dining facilities all rolled into one!
5 CLOSURE OF MEMBERS’ LOUNGE & GROUND FLOOR TOILETS AT RECREATION COMPLEX
Due to the renovation of the new Three Bars at the Recreation complex, kindly note that the Members’ Lounge and the toilets
on the ground fl oor will be closed during the renovation period from mid September to early November.
Members may proceed to the nearest toilets on Level 2, next to the Auditorium or Level 1 of the changing room. We apologise
for any inconvenience caused.
6 MEMBERSHIP CARD’S SIGNATURE PANEL
We would like to remind members to make sure that the signature panel behind their membership cards is duly signed for
security reasons and to facilitate verifi cation of bills signed at all F&B outlets.
7 NEW JACKPOT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
We are pleased to announce that with effect from 30 June 2010, the Club
has implemented a new Jackpot Management System at Joy Luck Cove.
Members can register with their CSC membership cards over the counter
at Joy Luck Cove to be eligible for the multi-level cashcade. We hope
this new system will provide members with an interesting and more
fulfilling experience playing on the Club’s fruit machines.
8 GUIDE ON HOW TO READ THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT (SOA)
Members may be pleased to know that an instructional guide on reading the monthly SOA will be available on the Club
website effective third week of September. We hope the instructional guide will help members to better understand
their monthly SOA.
9 UPDATE OF EMAIL ADDRESS OF MEMBERS
The Club is updating its members’ database so that members can receive emails on activities and notices in the near future. To
update your details, you may wish to fi ll in the “Membership Register Updating Form” obtainable from the Club’s website and
return it to the Club as soon as possible.
04 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
10 CHANGES TO SATURDAY SOCIAL DANCE NIGHTS TO BE REPLACED BY OTHER FUNCTIONS
Please note there will no Social Dance Nights on 4 September, 11 September and 18 September 2010 as the Auditorium will be
reserved for other functions.
11 PLEASE MAINTAIN SILENCE IN THE READING CUM STUDY ROOM
For the consideration and comfort of fellow Club members, please switch your mobile phones to silent mode and keep
conversations to a minimum, and also kindly refrain from loud discussions in the Reading cum Study Room.
12 IN-VEHICLE UNITS (IU)
Please note that according to the Car Park Bye-laws, all non-Singapore registered vehicles without IU will be charged a per
entry parking fee as follows:
(i) $10.00 per vehicle per entry during day parking between 6.00am and 2.00am.
(ii) $20.00 per vehicle per entry during overnight parking between 2.00am and 6.00am.
13 CARGO LIFT ACCESS TO LEVELS 1 & B1 ONLY
To maintain exclusivity for CSC members, the cargo lift at Sports Complex is no longer accessible to levels 2 and 3, but to levels
1 and B1 only. Access to levels 2 and 3 is strictly for delivery and maintenance purposes.
14 DOOR ACCESS ENTRANCE POINTS
Members are advised to bring along their membership cards at all times to enjoy the facilities of the Club at the following
- Basement 1 lift lobby, Sports Complex
- Flex (Gym) on level 2, Sports Complex
- Basement car park leading to lobby, Recreation Complex
- Lobby at Arrival Pavilion leading to the Sports Complex
Members bringing guests must sign them in before using the Club’s facilities at the various sign-in counters located at the
Arrival Pavilion Front Offi ce, the Sports Desk, the towel counters or the security checkpoints. We thank you for your kind
understanding and co-operation.
15 COMPLIMENTARY CAR PARK PASSES
Please be informed that complimentary car park passes are issued only to members whose registered vehicles are under repair.
During the repair or change of Vehicle IU, proof of such activity has to be presented before a complimentary ticket will be
issued. Members’ cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
16 OVERNIGHT PARKING FOR BICYCLES NOT ALLOWED
We would like to seek members’ cooperation in refraining from parking their bicycles overnight in the Club’s premises.
Please be informed that complimentary locksets for bicycles are available for day use and are obtainable at the Security
Counters at the Sports Complex and Recreation Complex.
17 STRICTLY NO SMOKING IN CLUB PREMISES
The Club would like to advise members to comply with the “No Smoking” law in the Club premises. Members who wish to
smoke may do so at the respective designated Smoking Areas:
Near to the Bin Centre outside the Sports Complex
Members are reminded that smoking is prohibited within fi ve metres from the entrance of the Club. We thank you for your kind
understanding and seek your co-operation in this matter.
05 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
Beside Nursery area of Recreation Complex Car Park
SWIMMING Ng Woon Yang
6th Singapore National Swimming Championships
The most important local meet for our senior/open swimmers, the 6th Singapore National
Swimming Championships posed a daunting task for many up and coming swimmers.
After six days (8 – 13 June 2010) of intense competition, CSC emerged second overall with
28 medals: 12 Gold, 6 Silver and 10 bronze.
Lionel Khoo twice equalled his U17 National Record for 100m Breaststroke (1:04.39) he set in
March 2010 by clocking exactly the same time in both the heats and final, amazing consistency
at the highest level. He also broke the 200m Breaststroke set in 2009 by Mark Tan by 0.19
seconds with a new record timing of 2:20.52. Arren Quek bettered his own U17 National
Record for the 50m Freestyle by 0.05 seconds with a new timing of 23.97 seconds.
For the girls, Cheryl Lim smashed the 200m Breaststroke meet record with a timing of
2:36.57, beating the 2008 record by 0.9 seconds, and Chriselle Koh won the Kee Soon Bee
Cup in the 400m Freestyle.
Team Points Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Swimfast Aquatic Club 2385.5 13 20 16 49
2 Chinese Swimming Club 1227 12 6 10 28
3 Aquatic Performance Swim Club 644 6 6 7 19
4 ACE Swim Club 506 6 6 1 13
5 Singapore Swimming Club 410 - - 4 4
6 Elite Swim Club 212 - 1 1 2
7 Speediswim Aquatics Sports Club 74.5 2 - 1 3
8 Changi Beach Club 66 1 1 - 2
9 Aquatic Masters Swim Club 47 - - - -
10 Orchid Country Club 21 - - - -
11 Singapore Island Country Club 11 - - - -
CSC Novice Age Group Swimming
150 swimmers signed up for the Novice Age Group
Swimming Meet on 26 June 2010. While some of them
were using it as a platform for upgrading to the next
level of training, it was the entry-level long course
competition for the majority. While some were satisfied
to complete the 50m swim, some budding talents made
a name for themselves. Some of the top performers in
the Novice category were:
Our swimming stars in the making...
Age Group Category Name Gold Silver Bronze
6 & Under Girls Ho Hui Ting Natalie 4 - -
6 & Under Boys Zachary Ian Tan 4 - -
7-8 Girls Tan Jia Min Ellyn 3 1 -
7-8 Boys Tan Song Zhe Jovan 3 - 1
9-10 Girls Tan Jing Yan 3 - 1
9-10 Boys Chee Choon Hoe Ryan 2 - -
11-12 Girls Low Shi Min Desiree 2 - 1
11-12 Boys Lim Churn Hym 2 1 -
06 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
L-R Chriselle Koh, Arren Quek & Cheryl Lim
qualified for the YOG via SNSC
CSC Annual Swim Camp 2010
The annual in-house camp for B and C trainees took place over the third
week of the June holidays. 34 swimmers were put through their paces by
our dedicated coaches – Zhou, Yang, Yi and Jeff. It was not all work, as the
campers also enjoyed themselves with a lot of fun activities. The highlight
of the camp was the excursion to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) on the
last day of the camp.
The excursion started with a brief birthday celebration for birthday girl of the
day – Natalie Ho. The group arrived promptly as the park opened and made
their entrance with thousands of other visitors. It was another sell-out day for
USS. It was non-stop fun for the campers as they stayed until the park’s closing
time. Everyone was certainly looking forward to the next USS visit!
With the National Survival Swimming Programme bowing out at the end of
June 2010, the final course attracted a record turn-out from CSC’s swimmers.
A total of 128 participants signed up for the week-long prep course cum test,
with 34 taking the Gold award, 53 the Silver award and 41 the Bronze award.
From July 2010, the Swim Safer programme will replace NASSA as the main
water safety and survival swimming certification. Swim Safer is a six-stage
programme adapted from its Australian equivalent.
BOWLING Kevin Tee
May / June Monthly Medal
Here are the results for the May and June Medals:
Name Score Name Score
1 Kevin Koh 1,181 Joseph Yong 1,171
2 Aloysius Soong 1,111 Adrian Ng 1,075
3 Adrian Ng 1,069 Andy Ng 1,054
Name Score Name Score
1 Judith Oh 1,072 Judith Oh 1,098
2 Molly Ng 998 Inge Suryadi 1,074
3 Tiff any Cheng 970 Doris Tan 1,072
11th Youth Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League 2010
The 11th Youth Inter-Club Bowling Mixed League 2010 has gone on to the seventh phase of Round Two, and tremendous effort
was shown on each team during every week’s match. The youths were striking for their very best until the Master’s Finals, which
is to be held on 11 September 2010.
07 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
Campers and coaches in front of the USS signature
Coach Chng briefing the trainees
Youth Day Challenge 2010
The Youth Day Challenge was a one-day event held on 3 July 2010 in conjunction with the 11th Youth Inter-Club Youth
Bowling Mixed League 2010. It was organised to promote bowling and friendship amongst the youth bowling enthusiasts of
all participating clubs. Congratulations to CSC on winning the Overall Team Champion. The event results are as follows:
EVENT POSITION NAME
Champion Chinese Swimming Club
1st Runner-Up Singapore Island Country Club
Champion Jevarn Li (SICC)
1st Runner-Up Kenneth Mah (CSC)
2nd Runner-Up Wee Wei Xuan (SCC)
Champion Robin Teo, Claire Ng (CSC)
1st Runner-Up Krishna Darshini, Alwin Lau (SRC)
2nd Runner-Up Gale Wong, Jerome Li (SICC)
Boy’s High Game Robin Teo (CSC)
Girl’s High Game Krishna Darshini (SRC)
Boys High Series Hong Jin Jie (SGCC)
Girl’s High Series Krishna Darshini (SRC)
Champion Darren Ong, Joy Yap, Leong Ho Yun (WGCC)
1st Runner-Up Jack Leong, Chua Yi Na, Gan Ju Yen (SRC)
2nd Runner-Up Edwin Chi, Elaina Sutiono, Marc Wee (CSC)
Boy’s High Game Darren Ong (WGCC)
Girl’s High Game Chua Yi Na (SRC)
Boys High Series Darren Ong (WGCC)
Girl’s High Series Chua Yi Na (SRC)
Champion Nicholas Lee, Cavin Yeo, Cheritta Low, Clement Tan (CSC)
1st Runner-Up Audrey Tan, Brandon Low, Ignatius Lee, Benedict Poh (NSRCC)
2nd Runner-Up Ryan Lin, Tracey Lin, Darolyn Tan, Jevarn Li (SICC)
Boy’s High Game Naveen Naidu (SRC)
Girl’s High Game Joelle Fung (CBC)
Boys High Series Naveen Naidu (SRC)
Girl’s High Series Cheritta Low (CSC)
CSC - Chinese Swimming Club
CBC - Changi Beach Club
NSRCC - National Service Resort & Country Club
WGCC - Warren Golf & Country Club
WATER POLO Kevin Tee
SCC - Seletar Country Club
SRC - Singapore Recreation Club
SICC - Singapore Island Country Club
SGCC - Serangoon Gardens Country Club
Guangzhou, Shun De Water Polo Masters
Invitational Competition 2010
A team of 12 players represented the Club in the Guangzhou
Shun De Water Polo Masters Invitational Competition 2010
from 4 to 6 June 2010. Competing with a total of 12 teams
from South-east Asia, CSC managed to finish off the game in
5th position. Kudos to the CSC Water Polo team!
Team CSC posing for a shot
08 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
TABLE TENNIS Jim Chee Xian
Table Tennis Interport Match with Royal Bangkok
Since 1993, CSC and Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) have had a strong
camaraderie and visiting each other has always been a usual practice. On
15 May 2010, RBSC visited our Club and all the players exchanged warm
handshakes upon arrival. Both clubs put up a strong performance and
CSC walked away with a victory of 8-4.
After sweating all out on the Table Tennis’s table, our Club Captain, Mr
Nicholas Lim, hosted the players at Tung Lok Classics and serving our
guests with Asian delicacies.
The 15th World Veteran Table Tennis Championships
The World Veteran Table Tennis Championships, a well-recognised
international Table Tennis event, is held once every two years. For the
15th time, it was held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of
China, from 7 to 12 June 2010. Out of about 3,000 players from all over
the world participating in this competition, six were from CSC – Eric Fong
(Table Tennis Convenor and Team Leader), Richard Pang, Arthur Khoo, Yap
Kian Hann, Quek San Chiew and Loh Men Kuan, together with nine other
players from Singapore.
The CSC players achieved outstanding results and they were the
only players from Singapore who had won the following titles in this
Category Name Position
Men Singles (40-49 age group) Eric Fong 2nd in the Consolation (Div 2) Category
Men Doubles (75-79) age group) Quek Sah Chiew Joint 3rd in the Championships (Div 1) Category
TAEKWONDO Jim Chee Xian
Taekwondo Camp cum Annual In-House Games 2010
CSC-RBSC Interport Players
CSC Representatives at the World Championships
The Annual Taekwondo Camp cum In-House Games 2010 was held on 6 June 2010. Warming up for the camp, the trainees were
brought to East Coast Park for a run. Apart from fun and excitement, the trainees also underwent mental and technical training.
A total of 29 trainees from various age and grade contested against each other through several stations such as running, double
front kick, jump front and sidekick and sparring. Even though it was not a full-fledged sparring tournament, the trainees gave
the best display of their skills and abilities.
Position Category APACHE Category BUNGA Category CHERRY Category DOLPHIN
1st Ong Zong Ren Phoon Yi Ming Phoon Yan Xin Ellyn Tan
2nd Ritika Pendyala Ben Chua Kevan Kuah Joshua James Chong
Joint 3rd Titus Lee Deborah Lee Thaddeus Foo Sean Ho
Joint 3rd Kameron Kuah Jeremiah Jed Chong Bernard Chua Darren Wong
09 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
CONTRACT BRIDGE Jim Chee Xian
Premier Bride League 2010
This year, CSC kicked off The Premier Bridge League 2010’s opening game on 14 March 2010 at the Multi-purpose Room. A total
of nine teams battled for the Kan Ming Kwong Challenge trophy.
After nine rounds of league games, Keppel Club emerged champion with The Tanglin Club, Singapore Island Country Club and
Kampong Kembangan Bridge Club following behind. Mrs Kan Ming Kwong was invited as the Guest-of-Honour to the Grand Finale
at Keppel Club on 27 June 2010 and presented the trophy to the winning team.
Although CSC was unable to retain the title, it had gained more with new and less experienced players being selected in
this tournament to gain more exposure and experience. The CSC Contract Bridge Sub-Committee would like to extend
their appreciation to Mr Murli Vasanmal and Mr Wong Kian Hong for their generous sponsorships for this year’s Premier
In addition, the Sub-Committee would like to thank Mrs Kan Ming Kwong and her family for their constant support of the Premier
Bridge League for the past years. Here are the results:
Position Clubs Points
Champion The Keppel Club 160
1st Runner - Up The Tanglin Club 159
2nd Runner - Up Singapore Island Country Club 137
4th Kampong Kembangan Bridge Club 136
5th Chinese Swimming Club 121
6th National University of Singapore Society 115
7th Singapore Recreation Club 101
8th Geylang West Bridge Club 69
9th Serangoon Gardens Country Club 63
TENNIS Lam Jick Sern
Tennis Friendly Match with Singapore
Singapore Swimming Club kindly invited our Tennis Section
for a friendly match on 15 May 2010. 16 players from each club
competed in 10 doubles matches and our Club just edged the host
59 – 39 in total points. The gracious host then treated our players
to a scrumptious dinner and their signature Mee Siam!
BADMINTON Lam Jick Sern
Li-Ning Singapore Open Super Series 2010
CSC players at Keppel Club during the Grand Finale
Tennis players from SSC and CSC
STA Inter-Club Doubles Knockout 2010
This year’s competition saw three teams from the Club participating in the Kliny, Chan Ah Kow and Martha Young Cup. The Chan
team, led by Koh Chee Hua came closest to silverware, but lost in the Semi-finals to Keppel Club.
This is the third straight year that our Club was selected by Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) to be the official practice
venue for the international participants of the Singapore’s premier badminton tournament.
Other than being able to watch top shuttlers in action up close, the Club had also gained worldwide recognition with a full-page
advertisement in the tournament’s official magazine distributed to all the players and supporters.
10 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
CSC Age Group Badminton Championships 2010
This year’s competition was held over the weekend on 3 & 4 July 2010 and 49 of the Club’s best young players took up the
challenge. After some closely fought matches on Saturday, the finalists emerged.
The Finals were played on Sunday afternoon and saw the viewing gallery packed with parents and supporters. Medals, goodie bags
and sports vouchers were given to the finalists, and everyone was treated to refreshments. Congratulation to the winners!
Category Champion Runner-up
Boys Singles Under 11 Shawn Foo Julius Chua
Girls Singles Under 11 Nicole Ng Kaitlyn Hong
Boys Singles Under 13 Ian Petrus Tan Perry Ng
Girls Singles Under 13 Tan Zhi Yi Charissa Quek
Boys Singles Under 15 Ngiam Bin Aiden Low
Girls Singles Under 15 Evangeline Lee Rachel Foo
Boys Singles Under 17 Ngiam Jin Hao Teo Zi Xiang
Girls Singles Under 17 Chia Jia Yi Lim Rui Sian
GOLF Lam Jick Sern
June Golf Medal
Position Open Division Stableford Points Seniors Division Stableford Points Ladies Division Stableford Points
1 Jeff rey Lee 35 Ting Heng Jow 37 Lilian Chia 33
2 Johnny Tan 35 Teo Green Ston 37
Annual Bilateral Games with Kelab Golf Batu Pahat (KGBP) cum July Golf Medal
28 CSC Golfers drove across the causeway to Ponderosa Golf & Country Club on 27 June 2010 to meet up with their longstanding
acquaintances from KGBP for the Annual Bilateral Games. It was our turn to host and the game was held concurrently
with Ponderosa Father’s Day Golf Tournament.
The game was delayed by 30 minutes due to the morning rain but it went on smoothly throughout the rest of the day. KGPB
sent a strong line-up and it was no wonder they went on to take this year’s crown with a two ball, better ball match play score
of 8.5 to 2.5. KGPB players also top the Ponderosa Father’s Day Golf Tournament.
The July Golf Medal was held concurrently and the winners are:
Position Open Division Stableford Points Position Seniors Division Stableford Points
1 Thomas Aw 37 1 Michael Tham 35
2 Wong Kok Leong 37 2 Koh Boon How 35
Inter-Social Club Golf Tournament 2010
Ria Bintan participants
Our Club hosted the second Game and it was held at Keppel Club on 2 July 2010. A total of seven Clubs, including CSC, took
part: Changi Beach Club, Serangoon Gardens Country Club, Singapore Cricket Club, Singapore Recreation Club, Singapore
Swimming Club and Tanglin Club.
The signs were unfavourable with slight drizzle when the golfers drove out to their tee box, and the sky soon gave way to a long
downpour. The golfers patiently waited for two hours over beers and finally it was decided that the game would be postponed
to 13 August 2010. Its decision was made easier thanks to Keppel Club, who kindly gave a raincheck. Dinner was then served
as the golfers continued the networking objective of the tournament, and yes, over more beers!
11 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
SOCIAL DANCE PARTY Wendy Tan
The first Social Dance Party of the year was held on 22 May 2010. There was a good turnout of 146 members
and guests, dressed in their finest. Colourful balloons accentuated the party venue and flanked the entrance
as well as the interior of the auditorium. Registration began at the podium of the auditorium and the crowds
streamed in around 6.45pm.
There were two buffet lines at the podium featuring ten different dishes. Among the favourites were Ngoh
Hiang, Cereal Prawns and Curry Chicken, and everyone was pleased with the quality of the food served.
After a hearty meal, members and guests took to the dance floor showing off their swift moves and nifty
dance steps, accompanied by music by the live band. Some of the favourite dance steps noted included the
Cha Cha, Rock & Roll and Ballroom. The Line Dancers were not left out either as Line Dance music was spun
during the 15 minutes interval.
With good food and all night dancing, the participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
SWEETS FOR THE SWEET WORKSHOP Wendy Tan
It was a “sweet” afternoon as 24 ladies participated in this pastry
workshop held on 20 June 2010 at the Multi-purpose Room. Chef
Joe demonstrated the art of making macarons by using ground
almond, icing sugar, sugar and egg white. He then went on to show
the ladies how to make chocolate biscuits. This was lastly followed
by a demonstration on how to put together a raspberry mousse and
chocolate ganache. The table was lined with small plastic cups which
were used to contain the raspberry mousse drizzled with raspberry
syrup. The baked biscuits were cut into round circles and put into the
cups together with the mousse.
The completed macarons resembled a “mini pink hamburger” with
the chocolate ganach sandwiched in between. Each plastic cup was
filled with mousse and biscuit, and was decorated with a macaron
and a spiral chocolate flake at the top. It was such a pretty sight that
everyone had to snap a picture for keepsake. It was an interesting
session with everyone bringing home a cup of the raspberry mousse
with macaron to enjoy!
12 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
YOUTH & FAMILY
MANGA ART WORKSHOP Daphne Phoa
Manga is the Japanese word for comics. It started in Japan with
unique features and arresting storylines, and is popular among
children as well as adults all over the world.
On 5 June 2010, our young members got to learn from Mr
Paul Lee, the basic techniques of various features of Manga
Art, creating Manga characters and storyboard. Paul started
off by drawing various shapes for the face and body and as
the characters slowly took shape, the children’s interest and
excitement started to mount and they couldn’t wait to try
drawing their very own characters.
Our budding Manga artists were engrossed in their own drawings
and coloured their characters beautifully which seemed to come
alive! Paul was all praise for every single drawing and everyone
was reluctant to leave when the workshop ended! At this rate, it
seems like we will soon be able to purchase Manga comic strips
created by our very own artists!
ONE DAY BATIK WORKSHOP + DURIAN FIESTA + JB SHOPPING
TOUR Daphne Phoa
In the early morning of 18 June 2010, 40 members and guests assembled at
the Club where the coach awaited. They set out for the checkpoint and soon
crossed the border to Johor Bahru.
First stop was a breakfast meal of Fish Ball Noodles at the famous “Restaurant
Ah Koong Sdn. Bhd”. Upon arrival at the Chocolate Gallery, participants were
introduced to the cocoa pod and how it was harvested and processed into tasty
and delightful chocolates for consumption. There were free sampling of many
different flavoured chocolates and chocolate drinks such as the passion fruit
chocolate, sesame chocolate, Tongkat Ali chocolate and durian chocolate.
After the delicious chocolate sampling, they proceeded to the Batik Handicraft
Centre where many beautiful and exquisite batik souvenir items were displayed.
After an enticing demonstration on batik painting by the professionals, it was
time for them to conjure up their own masterpieces!
While waiting for the completed works to dry, everyone went to the longawaited
durian plantation to feast on heavenly-tasting durians! It was indeed
a feast as the hospitable plantation workers opened up durians after durians
for the guests to try!
A shopping trip to the Tesco Shopping Centre followed after a heavy meal of
durians. It was a shopping haven with sales aplenty! The three-hour shopping
time seemed a little short for the shopping fanatics.
The day ended with dinner at the Grand Straits Garden, the most popular “Halal”
seafood restaurant in Johor Bahru. The restaurant had a relaxing ambience
with attentive and efficient service staff. Before leaving, the batik masterpieces
created by the participants were framed in paper backing and were ready for
collection. Everyone took pictures with their masterpiece at the restaurant
before making their way back home.
The trip ended with a smile on the face of every member and guest. Their
enjoyment was indeed an encouragement for the organisers of the trip!
13 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
CSC Age Group
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CSC Age Group
Hatha Yoga for
Health - Ladies
CSC Age Group
CSC Age Group
27 28 29
CSC Age Group
14 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
Singles Age Group
CSC Age Group
Hatha Yoga for
Health - Ladies
Hatha Yoga for
23 24 25
Single Age Group
Social Dance party
CSC Age Group
Bowling - Masters
Final & Prize
(11th ICYBML 2010)
2010 (Golf )
31 01 02
Hatha Yoga for
Health - Ladies
15 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
Hatha Yoga for
Health - Ladies
Hatha Yoga for
18 19 20 21
25 26 27 28 29
Legend : Lifestyle Events Sports Events
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
The main reason why many people eat organic foods is to
avoid pesticides. Pesticides are so heavily used today that
detectable pesticide residues are found in the bodies of most
people, including newborn infants. Pesticides can also have
a devastating impact on wildlife and ecosystems. Organic
agriculture combines traditional farming methods with
modern technology, while avoiding synthetic pesticides and
fertilisers, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge
Eating organic food clearly reduces the risks associated
with pesticide exposure. There is also some evidence
that organic food is more nutritious than conventional
food, offering better protein quality, and higher levels of
antioxidants, vitamin C, and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron,
zinc and magnesium). There are other important health
and environmental benefits of eating organic. Organic
agriculture is better for biodiversity and leads to less water
and air pollution.
Make the Switch
When deciding which foods in your diet should be organic
priorities, consider the following: meat, dairy, peaches, apples,
sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries,
cherries, lettuce, grapes, pears, spinach and potatoes. Baby
food of any kind should also be a priority.
The lowest pesticide concerns are associated with onions,
avocadoes, frozen corn, mangoes, pineapples, frozen
peas, asparagus, kiwis, bananas, cabbage, broccoli and
eggplant. It’s a good idea to always wash fresh produce,
even if it is organic.
Higher level of nutrition
Reduction and prevention of some
allergies and diseases
A healthier environment
Saving our wildlife
Reference : Suzuki, David, and Boyd, David R. David Suzuki’s Green Guide. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2008.
16 CHINESE SWIMMING CLUB • e-FREESTYLE
The advantages of organic food are evident around the
globe. If the fresher, more appealing taste isn’t enough to
win you over, the health benefits of organically-produced
food should. Organic food is not just better for you and your
family, but for the entire planet.
High Food Costs Vs
Health Care Expenses
The biggest knock against organic food is the higher cost.
But conventional food, while seemingly cheap, has many
hidden costs, including environmental damage and health
care expenses. By spending more money on good food we
can increase our quality of life, protect the environment, and
reduce health care expenses.
Organic Food Trivia Quiz
1. Organic products are produced with:
a) No synthetic pesticides
b) No irradiation
c) No genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
or bio-engineered foods
d) All of the above
2. People buy organic food:
a) To avoid pesticides
b) Because it tastes better
c) To save the environment
d) All of the above
3. Non-organic produce can lead to exposure to:
a) Potentially harmful pesticide levels
b) Safe levels of pesticide residue
c) The chilly refrigerated produce section
d) No proven ill effects on your health
This e-newsletter is a “Go Green” initiative adopted by the Club’s Management,
in a bid to reduce paper printing and moving towards a paperless environment.