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Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
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July 26, 2008 9:05am

Spent a few good afternoons here Kayes,with some very pleasant company I might add
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Registered: July 2008
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July 27, 2008 4:07am

Jim, I joined New Club in 1971 mainly to start playing golf. Also joined the Penang Turf Club Golf Section a bit later. After a couple of years, I found that my hectic schedule could not fit into golfing and so I gave up but I continued to play tennis for exercise. Have played at the New Club's courts which I saw were recently upgraded. The club was one of the last to retain the "Turf King" pin ball machines. I liked the sound of those machines when it was pumping out your winnings ..... chook,chook, chook, chook ....
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
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July 29, 2008 6:26am

My Brother in Law is a member there and one afternoon he had business to attend to so left me in the company of a Chinese Gentleman,a retired School Teacher,I spent a very interesting afternoon just Jawing with him and learned a lot.A very nice Gent,who's name unfortunately escapes me.
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September 17, 2008 1:01am

Here is a message from Khoo Kong Soo (khookongsoo@yahoo.co.uk)


"Thanks to Carol for the post which brought back lovely memories of the New Club to me. I stayed in Taiping from 1974-80 when my father was the Chief Dental Officer there. The Club looks very different now. We used to play badminton there, and often I would cycle to the Club and jog around the Lake Gardens. My mum, sister and I took swimming lessons from Mr Chan Kwai Fong who was an excellent and fun instructor. Thanks, Uncle Chan! You might be glad to know that 30+ years on, I still swim almost daily. Mr Chan would fetch his students or send them home in his little green car. The pool, located at the foot of Maxwell Hills, was unique as it utilized water from the mountain stream and much of its construction was built around the natural rock formation. The water was cold, dark and refreshing. What a far cry from the aseptic, chemical-treated water we get in pools nowadays that leaves you reeking of chlorine! The Club eventually gave up this pool, let nature reclaim it, and built a new one on its own premises. The old pool was a sad sight when I visited it in '99, my last visit. It was at the New Club that I was introduced to Pinball machines (there were two at the front hall, and we especially liked the one with a cartoon of a biplane fighter ace hugging a girl!) and used to wangle a few dollars from my parents to waste on these things."



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