Local Heart, Global Soul

January 13, 2018

Guests at the Swiss Club’s Guesthouse…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

All people, events and opportunities should be one hundred percent equal in life. But the maxim: “It’s who you know and not what you know” is a very big truth.

There is nothing like the “old boys / girls” network, or just networking in general to bring new opportunities.

Kiwi Daughter knows one of her school friends though me (I can’t explain the link without giving away too much identifying information).

The parents of this friend got relocated though work to Singapore for some years and last time we passed though, Kiwi Daughter stayed over at their large, un-Singaporean sized home (Company issue), complete with swimming pool so that they would hang out together as much as possible during our time there.

The family also had an accommodation solution for the rest of the Kiwidutch Family: we could stay as guests at the Private Club they were members of. Singapore is full of ex-pats posted from all over the globe.

The system of Private Clubs means that members have access to a multitude of amenities, and although our friends are from the UK, they decided that rather than mix constantly with other UK ex-pats, they decided to become members of the Swiss Club.

On site are several swimming pools, three or more tennis courts, two restaurants (we stick to the more “casual” one by the pool because we don’t travel with the necessary attire required for the main one upstairs) there is even a small school here, and a small guest house with some ten or so rooms that can be rented by guests of members. We could be their guests here and our bonus is that even if they return to the UK, we are still in the system, and by paying an additional small “temporary membership” we can continue use the Swiss Club any time in the future.

On this occasion we have the one “Family Suite” in the Guesthouse: it’s made up of one large double room, one smaller twin room, plus a connecting “living room” of sorts, where an additional bed can be put if necessary. Cheaper than our usual stay at the Rasa Sentosa, it’s quieter and closer to town, so win win. We arrived after a fourteen hour trip from Amsterdam and were so tired that we showered and collapsed into bed, that’s why I took photographs later and the rooms are less than pristine on the tidiness scale. (Yep, you can see which is the kids room). The beds in their room had been spaced apart, but for whatever reason they decided they wanted the beds together so they shoved them together as they are in the photograph.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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