Friday, 29 August 2008

Australian Club

Last night I went to the monthly Aussie BBQ at the Australia Club. It is on the last Thursday of every month and a whole group from work went. Some go for the happy hour, others for Australian wines (the Penfold's red was nice), while others go for the food. Arriving at the entrance, as we got out of the van the smell of the meat on the barbeque met us. There was barbequed drumsticks, steak and onion, sausages and hamburgers. Plus there was lasagna, stir-fried prawns and vegetables, scalloped potatoes, green salad and probably more. It was nice food I thought although general opinion varies depending on who you ask! I left before dessert, which sometimes includes pavlova.

The Australia Club is typical of all the expat clubs here - a tennis court, pool, gym and semi-outdoor bar/restaurant area. It is also one of the cheaper ones to join and relative easy if you are Australian but the problem is that Saturdays are reserved for Australian High Commission staff and families only. Plus I am told that the Australian High Commission staff are rather stuffy and stuck up, not at all friendly. (I hope none of them read this or any readers know anyone that works there!) Anyway I am not in a hurry to join any club but it is one I would consider. I am also sure I will go back to the BBQ again.


Anonymous said...

This would be typical of most embassy/HC people who are WAY up their own backsides.
Also, I believe that members of other clubs can use the Aussie Club but only on a Thursday! This is the most popular night to spend at your own club yet alone patronise another. What a way to make money...

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to join, but they ignore my emails, like they don't want me to join. I have been looking for a decent pool to swim in. What slackers! I work just across the road don't want to just rock up

Anonymous said...

any information on how to apply for a membership? I know a few pwople who work in HC if refree is needed.

Anonymous said...

I went the club to find some info about joining.I managed to see the manager of the club after waiting on the road for abt 15 mins.I was kept outside and told that there has not been any membership in the last one year and probably is not gonna b any in near future. People r leaving their cards with a hope to get a call back if there's a chance.Hastily that is all he could tell me with a rush to go back inside ASAP.Welcome to Bangladesh...!!!

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