singapore st andrew’s society e-news: February 2016

chieftain’s chat

Happy New Year to you all, dear members.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey, commonly known as “Golden Monkey”, which symbolises liveliness and agility. With that in mind, we have a few events lined up over the coming months which are sure to appeal to our members and their friends. 

February is the Brain of St Andrew’s. If you are competitive by nature, then this is the quiz for you! Also in February we will also be heading along to Muddy Murphy’s to watch the Six Nations games. Details on our facebook/website.

In March we have Clappy Doo, a popular ceilidh band who will be flown in from Scotland. We expect a sell out night with lots of dancing, feet stomping and kilt swirling. We also have Chiefie’s Champs in March, where there will be the 5k Chieftain’s Chase, lots of mini highland games and bacon butties for the family.

April we welcome the Singapore Rugby 7s. Early bird tickets have sold out but full price tickets are available directly from the promoter. More details to follow re other events planned for the week the Scotland Team are here!

I hope you enjoyed our St Andrew’s Ball. Almost 400 of you came along and had a grand, glamorous evening, I was especially pleased to have raised $4,500 on the night from cash donations which the Society gladly matched and rounded up to a $15,000 donation to the Ghurka Welfare Trust!

Hot on the heels of the ball, (I blinked and almost missed Christmas!) came Burns night. It is the Vice Chieftain’s role to organise an exciting and engaging evening, which I think Elaine managed to do beautifully. We had a wonderful international crowd of 220 members and friends attend the sell-out event. 

I am also delighted to announce the British High Commission raised $23,000 from the poppy appeal held late last year.

As always we have our regular golf, dancing, bridge, ladies nights, theatre trips, pub nights and anything else your committee can dream up. Once again, thank you so much for your support at these events, you really have been fantastic and we wouldn’t have half as much fun as we do without your strong support.

Last but not least, I wish you all a wonderful Year of the Monkey!

Chiefie x
Happy lunar new year to all our members, friends and sponsors, from the chieftain and committee of the Singapore St Andrew’s Society


Head down to West Coast Park on Saturday, 5th March, to toss a tattle, waggle a welly and run after the chieftain! 

The annual chieftain’s chase is now part of our mini highland games. It’s a fun run of 5km. Prizes for the fastest man, woman, boy and girl (under 16).

The other games are for all the family to take part, and you can even bring your dogs along. There will be a special dog event, so no-one is left out!

Gather at BBQ pit Area 2 Pit No. 6. The chase will start at 8.00am, with the other games to follow.

It’s $10 each, but free for members’ kids under 12.

Included in your price is a bacon butty and refreshments. 

Pay on the day but please register at so that we don’t run out of butties!




If you came to our Burns Supper, we hope you had a wonderful time.
We certainly had fun organising it, so thank you all for making it such a special evening. 
For all the pictures from the night, check out our facebook page. 

The British High Commission in Singapore is reaching out to UK nationals who are resident in Singapore and who have registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years to also register as an overseas elector for future UK Parliamentary General Elections, UK-wide referenda, and European Parliamentary elections. Go to to register, the process only takes a few minutes.
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