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American Club and Tanglin Club?

Post by pete&jess » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:53 am

We currently members with the American Club, thinking of taking up Tanglin Club membership. Anyone has any good/ bad experiences with Tanglin to share? We heard Tanglin has a no maid policy.....

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Post by QRM » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 1:13 pm

No maids and no drivers on the premises, which is good and bad at least it forces parents to spend some time with the kids.

They did have a reputation of being very children unfriendly, probably a throw back to the old British colonial days of kids to be seen and not heard.

They have addressed that and have built a very nice children play area with PlayStation, toys, movies and story telling days.

Now kids are allowed in a second restaurant in the new sports complex.

Some find it a bit stuffy with very strict dress codes for most parts of the club, right down to the sock you have to wear.

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Post by pete&jess » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:17 pm

:o Wow....sounds really stuffy indeed... we went there twice for kids party and I did noticed the nice new playroom they set up and bouncy castle by the pool. So we would not think that they are not as child friendly. But if that's the case, definitely worth us reconsidering, as we use the club a lot with our kids!!! The American club is definitely more kids friendly....just that sometimes it can be bit crowded over the weekends. Definitely to schedule swim or tennis lesson for our kids too because of this reason...

Thanks for the quick advice there!

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Post by QRM » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 4:15 pm

I don't want to give the wrong impression, we go there all the time with kids and though we can only eat by the pool side and sports bar. Most kids wouldn't want to be in a formal restaurant anyway.

You have seen the new play room, children library, things have really improved the previous play room was a mold infested garden shed.

I believe kids can go in the main restaurant on weekends but you as the adult have to be appropriately dressed.

As I spend most weekends, in fact most days in shorts and flip flops I am also unable to use most of the club :lol:

Lots of clubs have dress codes and big chunks of the premises adults only.

They do have swimming, tennis, golf, dance classes for kids.

Go on a tour and ask where the kids are allowed to go and turn up in shorts and flip flops and see where you cant go.

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Post by rosborn » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:17 pm

and let's not forget the application process! 2 members must sponsor you and they need to be members for couple of years plus there's a waitlist of around 6 months plus your name is then posted on the board to ensure no members object and then you're welcome! Oh and if you are a PR the wait list is a few years.

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Post by QRM » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:41 pm

And if you are Singaporean even tougher to get in, don't ask me why there is a limitation on the number of locals who can join.

Mind you its one of the few places in Singapore that I notice people still actually hold the door open for you. One of the better British colonial throwbacks.

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Post by UK-HK-SIN » Sat, 30 May 2009 11:08 am

We did a tour of The Tanglin club last week and really want to join. There is not a wait list for non Singaporeans at the moment cos they have a % ration of sg / non sg members they can have - apparently.

We are just having a problem finding 2 people to support our plication who are actually around long enough to collect the form for us and attend the interview with us.... The members my husband knows through work both travel as much as my husband and I was hoping they could submit letters by email but unfortunately not and one of them is in Germany until July.....

We are about to move 15 mins walk away so it would be perfect for us.

If there are any members on here who are feeling particularly charitable feel free to drop me a PM !!!! :wink:

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Post by taxico » Sat, 30 May 2009 4:36 pm

there was a motion a month or so ago to remove rule 11 (ii) at tanglin (the "membership composition" for 51% cap on singaporean members).

there's usually a wait list, even for foreigners. just a shorter list.

i like it more at tanglin club than at the american club.

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Post by taxico » Sat, 30 May 2009 4:48 pm

i found the envelope... so here you go...

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i hope this doesn't get ugly.

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Post by QRM » Sat, 30 May 2009 11:26 pm

Taxico,

You will be in deep doo doo breaking some Tangling club wink wink nudge nudge code of silence, and revealing the mysterious goings on of the clubs management inner workings.

Be worried if you find stones in your pocket :lol:

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Post by taxico » Sat, 30 May 2009 11:40 pm

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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Post by Nath21 » Sun, 31 May 2009 8:52 pm

I think the author of that letter is themselves racist. They bring in the racial argument in point one even though the rule is for foreign membership not mentioning race. It does not stipulate what race a foreigner must be. Then they say by having set foreign rules its racist to exclude Singaporeans. Isnt that discriminatory on nationality not race.

Seems pretty expensive joining fee anyway for a restaurant and sporting club. You could join the racv club in Melbourne victoria which allows anyone to join as its got reciprocal membership to this club for a fraction of the cost and no waiting list. You could probably find a reciprocal club with even lower fees.

Save you $30k joining fee.

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Post by cbavasi » Sun, 31 May 2009 9:25 pm

If you hold a EP or residence here in Singapore you are not allowed to use the clubs on a reciprocal basis. We belong to a club in London that has a reciprocal relationship with 2 clubs here and we were not allowed to utilize the club since we live here. We ended up having to join outright.

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Post by Nath21 » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 7:51 am

Fair point but how would they know if you said you were here on business or leisure?

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Post by taxico » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:07 am

Nath21 wrote:Fair point but how would they know if you said you were here on business or leisure?
passport, probably.

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