Asia Tiger by CodyJohnston


									                                                                                                                    December 2008
                                                                                                                    An Asian Tigers
                                                                                                                    K. C. Dat Newsletter

OVER 40 YEARS OF MOVING                                                                                                                  318/09/2008
                                                                                                                                MICA (P) 226/12/2005

 Rare Tiger Cub Named “Coco”

                                                                                                       seemed to strike the right balance of being
                                                                                                       cute, playful, friendly, easy to remember
                                                                                                       and easy to pronounce.”

                                                                                                       Coco and his brother JenB were born
                                                    Credit for photographs used: Save China’s Tigers
                                                                                                       on March 30th this year and are being
 A rare South China Tiger cub, born nine        Ms Ping Lau of the Macquarie Bank in Hong              devotedly cared for by their mother, Cathay,
 months ago in South Africa, has been given     Kong. Ms Lau won a dinner for 12 people at             at the charity’s 320 sq km reserve in South
 the name “Coco” in a contest sponsored         the Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at the JW                Africa. The cub is one of the five cubs that
 by Asian Tigers Group. Gordon Bell,            Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong. Asian Tigers               will undergo rewild training before being
 Chairman of the Asian Tigers Group, a          Group also made a sizeable donation to Save            reintroduced to a natural protected reserve
 major sponsor of the Save China’s Tigers       China’s Tigers and an additional donation in           in China in partnership with the Chinese
 organization, said, “We organized this         Ms Lau’s name.                                         government. The South China Tiger is the
 contest to further advance our support,                                                               ancestral subspecies of all tigers, yet fewer
 past and present, to save this endangered      Mr Bell explained “Ms Lau submitted the                than 100 remain.
 tiger. The contest received over 300 entries   name because she thought Coco was
 from countries throughout Asia.” The           appropriate for a cat—and what a cat! We               For more information on the project:
 winning name “Coco” was submitted by           had a lot of interesting names but Coco      


                       Welcome                                            Secrets of the                                        Sultans
                       Cocktail Party @                                   Red Lantern                                           of Spice
                       Singapore Turf
The FEI World Show
Jumping Challenge 2008
The Bukit Timah Saddle Club (BTSC) organized the Federation
Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Show Jumping Challenge at
their premises from 10-12 October. Singapore is grouped together
with India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Group 8 of the
World Challenge which is now in its 30th year of existence.

The World Challenge is to promote equestrian sports in
developing countries. It enables riders from all over the world
to compete on an international level, without leaving their
own countries. The competition also enables the equestrian
community to develop the Olympic disciplines of show jumping
and dressage. Asian Tigers K. C. Dat was delighted to assist
with Bronze sponsorship of this event.

Halloween in the Woodlands
For those of you unfamiliar with
Halloween, it is held on October 31st
and includes people going house
to house saying “trick or treat” and
receiving a piece of candy. In the
Woodlands, a predominately American
community, the holiday has become
bigger every year. With the 31st falling
on a Friday it was a fun filled evening
with over 3,000 people walking the

Asian Tigers K. C. Dat has had a
long standing tradition of handing out
umbrellas in the Woodlands and that
tradition was continued this year with
300 full size umbrellas handed out in
just 15 minutes. People were lined
outside the gate half hour before we
started. It was a bit chaotic but many
people walked away very happy.
Welcome Cocktail Party
@ Singapore Turf Club

                         Asian Tigers K. C. Dat’s clients attended
                         a Welcome Cocktail Party at the
                         Singapore Turf Club in September. The
                         Singapore Racecourse ranks highly
                         amongst the premier racecourses in
                         the world and guests were invited to
                         experience some “live” racing fi rst-hand
                         together with the opportunity to tour
                         the racecourse and view some of its
                         facilities. For more information, check
Nordic Golf Tournament 2008
                                                                                                    The 3rd Annual Nordic Business Golf
                                                                                                    Tournament took place in September this
                                                                                                    year at Keppel Golf Club. The primary
                                                                                                    objective of the tournament is to encourage
                                                                                                    greater understanding and closer
                                                                                                    relationships between the Nordic business
                                                                                                    organizations and leading Singaporeans,
                                                                                                    both from the public and private sectors.

                                                                                                    Asian Tigers K. C. Dat sponsored Hole
                                                                                                    10 and provided gifts of golf balls and
                                                                                                    tees to all participants.

Aqua Ducks

Swimming is good for your health and is one of the reasons that the Aqua   The coaches of the Aqua Ducks were looking particularly good over
Ducks holds their four-day swimming contest every year! This year was      the four-day contest wearing their new uniforms sponsored by Asian
once again a big event held at the Hollandse Club.                         Tigers K. C. Dat.

All the participants involved in the contest had a fantastic few days,     Aqua Ducks has unique, world class Babies and Learn to Swim
swimming many laps of the pool with the hope of receiving a beautiful      teaching programmes specially designed for children’s individual
medal at the end of the competition. They were also rewarded with          needs and interests. Visit for more
popcorn donated by Asian Tigers K. C. Dat.                                 information.

 Did You Know?                                      The highest natural point in Singapore is Bukit Timah Hill, which is only 164 metres
                                                    high (Singapore has a very flat terrain).
Sultans of Spice

                                                                    On a beautiful September day in Singapore, Asian Tigers
                                                                    K. C. Dat clients enjoyed the Sultans of Spice Walk. Pauline,
                                                                    our guide from “The Original Singapore Walks,” shared her
                                                                    diverse knowledge of history and culture whilst we meandered
                                                                    around the Arab Street area taking in many highlights including
                                                                    the Sultan Mosque, Tombs of the Malay Princes and the Old
                                                                    Royal Palace.

                                                                    This fascinating walk through time saw us tying traditional
                                                                    sarongs, sampling exotic perfumes and “jamu” remedies.
                                                                    Many of us on the walk are hoping to revisit the area to take in
                                                                    more of the exotic treats available in the restaurants and shops in
                                                                    the area.

                                                                    The Sultans of Spice Walk provides an excellent insight into the
                                                                    historically protected Kampong Glam area. If you are interested,
                                                                    check out for more information.

Salsa Beach Party
American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Social Events
Committee hosted the first ever Salsa Beach Party at Bikini Bar,
on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach.

Sponsored by Asian Tigers K. C. Dat, the event saw a turnout of
over 80 AmCham’s members and guests who networked and
made new friends while enjoying the fresh sea breeze, great food,
wine and beer.

Attendees also learned salsa from two professional salsa dancers,
who taught many basic dance steps and turns; and performed
energetic dances.

At the end of the night, there was a dance competition where
attendees could put their new salsa skills to the test!

For more information about AmCham and their upcoming events
Secrets of the Red Lantern
On a beautiful Friday evening in August, over 25 people joined
our tour guide, from “The Original Singapore Walks,” on a walk
through Chinatown to learn about the hidden world of the red light
district of Singapore and its history. According to our tour guide,
in 1887 the brothels in Chinatown were as many and as close
as the teeth of a comb. Throughout our walk she pointed out
current shop houses and told us stories about years ago and the
prostitutes who lived there.

Prostitution is legal in Singapore as long as it is kept to a
designated restricted area. In walking around you would never
know a brothel was there if you didn’t know what to look for.

If you are interested in experiencing the tour yourself, pre-booking
is not necessary. Just show up at the designated meeting point to
meet the guide and join the tour. Further information can be found

Dhobis, Saris, & A Spot of Curry
Despite the heat, around 25 people gathered on the morning of 15 October to discover the
Little India district of Singapore.

We initially stopped next to beautiful sirah and garland shop and our guide explained the
importance these flowers have in the Indian religion, she told us which one to use for prayer
to a particular god and pointed out that Indians only use the flower and not the stem. We
then moved on to fruit and vegetable stalls where we discovered many kinds of greens
leaves or spices, and also the fabulous “drumstick” which is a long and hard vegetable that
is very popular in Indian cooking as it is full of protein, minerals, vitamins and also known to
be very tasty in fish head curry .

After stopping to take a look at the numerous jewellery stores full of bright gold our guide
then asked for a volunteer to experience henna. It is a tradition for Indian women to
have wonderful decorative drawings on their hands which is done with henna and this is
especially done on festive occasions. Our guide also taught us how to tie a Sari, arranging
the 5m of fabric around your body to produce a very elegant item of clothing.

At the end of the walking tour, we all stopped to taste the traditional Indian pastries which
were very colorful and sweet. If you want to be removed from your usual surroundings, do
not hesitate, take this walk in Little India full of it’s very own beautiful smell and colours. Visit for more details.
ICS Family Fun Day

International Community School (ICS) was founded in 1993 by
a group of parents from several different nationalities and walks
of life. Their common goal was to establish a Christian school in
Singapore to serve the needs of both corporate and missionary
expatriates. The school held its annual Family Fun Day in
September and Asian Tigers K. C. Dat was happy to sponsor the
popcorn machine and to supply highlighter pens and umbrellas
for the kids to use.

Rolled Butter Cut–Out Cookies

Cut–Out Cookies                              Frosting for Cut–Out Cookies

1 cup butter = (1/2lb.)                      1 lb. or 4 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar                                1/2 cup butter = (1/4 lb.)
1 egg                                        1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. vanilla                               3-4 tbsp. milk
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder                       Mix together with hand mixer. Add food
1/8 tsp. salt                                coloring if desired.

Cream butter and sugar, add egg and
vanilla then mix in dry ingredients. Roll
out on to well floured surface and cut into
required shapes with cookie cutters. Bake
at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool
completely before frosting.

 Did You Know?                               The largest fountain in the world is located in Singapore at Suntec City. Made of
                                             cast bronze, it cost an estimated US$6 million to build in 1997.
Coffee Morning @ Originals

The venue for our “Get to Know Singapore” coffee mornings in
both August and October was Originals based on Lock Road.
This is a shop filled with wonderful furniture from India, Vietnam
and other Asian regions so there is plenty of opportunity for a
spot of shopping!

Asian Tigers K. C. Dat’s clients were treated to light refreshments
on arrival followed by a talk covering all aspects of life in this
great city. Following the talk, there was the opportunity to ask
the Customer Relations team various questions about Singapore
plus any other issues relating to living and working in Asia.

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