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CONTENTS

01 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

02 FEATURE

CSC/STTA Table Tennis

Championships 2010

Congratulations to CSC swimmers

CSC - Li-Ning Badminton

Doubles(invitational)

Championships 2010

04 BULLETIN

06 SPORTS

Past Events

12 LIFESTYLE

Past Events

14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

16 GO GREEN

03

PUBLICATION TEAM

EDITORIAL ADVISOR

Rosalind Tan

EDITOR

Chia Foong Ghee

WRITER

Loren Leong

DESIGNER

Hoit Lim

TRANSLATOR

Goh Beng Chin

06

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PRESIDENT’S

MESSAGE

Dear Members

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

this newsletter.

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,

Edwin Lee

President

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FEATURE

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!

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FEATURE

CSC – Li-Ning Badminton Doubles

(Invitational) Championships 2010

Position Men’s Doubles Open Ladies Doubles Open

Champions

1 st Runners-up

Joint 2 nd Runners-up

Joint 2 nd Runners-up

Ardian Kusnanto &

Erwin Djohan

Bai Song &

Du Peng

Ng Wei Pin &

Alvin Foo

Chew Swee Hau &

Wyman Yeo

Colleen Goh &

Amanda Chng

Mok Jing Qiong &

Tan Wei Han

Samantha Neo &

Vanessa Poo

Noriko Goh &

Toh Siew Fen

Men’s Doubles

Veteran Combined 90

& above

Effendy Widjaja

& Bobby Ertanto

Kurniawan

Mongkol Kumlaitong &

Taveesup Waranusast

Neo Eng Kiat &

Foo Kon Fai

Timothy Kam &

Steven Oh

CSC Li-Ning Competition Arena CSC Li-Ning Men’s Doubles Open winners

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Men’s Doubles

Masters Combined

110 & above

Chew Chin Hwa &

Steven Oh

Joseph Sng &

Philip Choo

Chan Yeo Song &

Lim Piow Leong

Victor Sim &

Lee Ah Ngo


BULLETIN

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

participation then.

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

as follows:

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.

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BULLETIN

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

access points:

- 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.

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Beside Nursery area of Recreation Complex Car Park


SPORTS

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

Meet 2010

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 -

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L-R Chriselle Koh, Arren Quek & Cheryl Lim

qualified for the YOG via SNSC


SPORTS

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!

NASSA

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:

Position

Men

May June

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

Position

Ladies

May June

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.

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Campers and coaches in front of the USS signature

Coach Chng briefing the trainees


SPORTS

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:

Winners’ List

EVENT POSITION NAME

Overall Team

Singles

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Trios

Mixed Foursome

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

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SPORTS

TABLE TENNIS Jim Chee Xian

Table Tennis Interport Match with Royal Bangkok

Sports Club

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

World Championships.

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

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SPORTS

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

Bridge League.

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

Swimming Club

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.

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SPORTS

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!

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LIFESTYLE

SOCIAL DANCE

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.

LADIES

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!

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LIFESTYLE

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!

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Latin Jive

– Beginner

(First Lesson)

Line Dance

– Beginner,

Intermediate &

Advanced

(First Lesson)

Rhumbarobics

(First Lesson)

Taiji Qigong

– Beginner

(Every Sunday)

12

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

19

13th CSC-SIA

Bilateral Games

2010

Bowling Monthly

Medal

Sweet Desserts

Workshop

Advanced Ballroom

(Group1)

(First Lesson)

26

CALENDAR

Sunday Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

06

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Cartooning

Workshop

Karaoke Basic

Singing Class

(Every Monday/

Tuesday)

Hatha Yoga for

Health - Ladies

(Every Monday)

Taiji Quan

– Advanced

(Every Monday/

Thursday)

Chinese Calligraphy

(Every Monday)

13

20

SEPTEMB R

07

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Karaoke Basic

Singing Class

(Every Monday/

Tuesday)

Morning Rise

Pilates (Every

Tuesday/Thursday)

Aerobics

(Every Tuesday)

Pilates

(Every Tuesday)

14

01 02

Cardio Sculpt

(First Lesson)

08

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Right Brain

Multiplication

Workshop

Chinese Brush

Painting

(Every Wednesday/

Thursday)

15

21 22

27 28 29

MID-AUTUMN 2010

09

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Right Brain

Multiplication

Workshop

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H.A.B.T. Programme

For Women

(Every Thursday)

Taiji Quan

– Advanced

(Every Monday/

Thursday)

Morning Rise

Pilates (Every

Tuesday/Thursday)

Chinese Brush

Painting

(Every Wednesday/

03

Singles Age Group

Swim Meet

10

HARI RAYA

PUASA

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Hatha Yoga for

Health - Ladies

(Every Friday)

Hatha Yoga for

Health (Mixed-

Intermediate)

(Every Friday)

17

Thursday)

16

23 24 25

30

04

Single Age Group

Swim Meet

Social Dance party

Rhumbarobics

(First Lesson)

Power Yoga

(First Lesson)

MTV Dance

(First Lesson)

Creative Painting

Workshop

11

CSC Age Group

Badminton

(Invitational)

Tournament 2010

Bowling - Masters

Final & Prize

Presentation cum

Victory Dinner

(11th ICYBML 2010)

Children’s Ballet

(Every Saturday)

18

13th CSC-SIA

Bilateral Games

2010 (Golf )

Children’s Lantern

Party


31 01 02

03

Taiji Qigong

– Beginner

(Every Sunday)

10

North Indian

Cuisine Workshop

17

Wholesome Bakery

Bakery

24

Bowling Monthly

Medal

04

Karaoke Basic

Singing Class

(Every Monday/

Tuesday)

Hatha Yoga for

Health - Ladies

(Every Monday)

Taiji Quan

– Advanced

(Every Monday/

Thursday)

Chinese Calligraphy

(Every Monday)

11

05

Karaoke Basic

Singing Class

(Every Monday/

Tuesday)

Morning Rise

Pilates (Every

Tuesday/Thursday)

Aerobics

(Every Tuesday)

Pilates

(Every Tuesday)

06

Chinese Brush

Painting (Every

Wednesday/

Thursday)

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07

H.A.B.T. Programme

For Women

(Every Thursday)

Taiji Quan

– Advanced

(Every Monday/

Thursday)

Morning Rise

Pilates (Every

Tuesday/Thursday)

13

15

Chinese Brush

Painting

(Every Wednesday/

Thursday)

14

October Golf

Medal

08

Hatha Yoga for

Health - Ladies

(Every Friday)

Hatha Yoga for

Health (Mixed-

Intermediate)

(Every Friday)

18 19 20 21

22 23

25 26 27 28 29

Inter-Social Club

Golf Tournament

2010

Legend : Lifestyle Events Sports Events

Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

On-going Events

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OCTOBER

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

09

Children’s Ballet

(Every Saturday)

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GO GREEN

Choose Organic

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

and irradiation.

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

No genetically

modified ingredients

A healthier environment

Saving our wildlife

Reference : Suzuki, David, and Boyd, David R. David Suzuki’s Green Guide. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2008.

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CARE

FOR OUR

EARTH

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.

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