Old Frees' Association-Annexe Clubhouse (5 July, 2017)
The Annexe Clubhouse (GPS: 5.33711, 100.30708) of the Old Frees' Association (OFA) is located in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The annexe clubhouse, which opened on 1 April, 2012, is on the 3rd floor of a standalone building in the Bay Avenue commercial area of Queensbay. The clubhouse is open only to members of the OFA and their guests. Members visiting the clubhouse has to log in and out, and so do their guests.
Facilities at the Annexe Clubhouse include a boardroom, a lounge, a bar, a karaoke room, a gym, a sauna, a library and even a children's playroom. The clubhouse is open Sundays to Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:15am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 am.
I visited the Annexe Clubhouse in the company of Miss Molly Ooi, who is one of the life members of the OFA. Miss Ooi was my English teacher in Form Five at the Penang Free School, way back in 1982, that's thirty-five years ago. We visited the clubhouse together with her husband, Mr Hwang Hong Shi. Arriving there, we bumped into another OFA member, Mr Lim Wee Seong, who is a few years my junior.
I visited the OFA Annexe Clubhouse with Miss Molly Ooi (my former English teacher), Mr Hwang Hong Shi and Mr Lim Wee Seong. (5 July, 2017)
The front door to the OFA Annexe Clubhouse - Mr Hwang Hong Shi looking on in the background. (5 July, 2017)
We were warmly received by the reception clerk. (5 July, 2017)
The Annexe Clubhouse has an Executive Boardroom. (5 July, 2017)
I was shown the Library, which has a few copies of Let The Aisles Proclaim, the official commemorative book for the Penang Free School bicentenary. (5 July, 2017)
Miss Molly Ooi with a copy of Fidelis, the commemorative book of the Old Frees' Association which she co-edited with Mr SS Quah. (5 July, 2017)
There is a gym for the members to work out. (5 July, 2017)
And a sauna to rest their tired bones. (5 July, 2017)
There is a bar where they can order various drinks. (5 July, 2017)
And a pool table. (5 July, 2017)
There is a karaoke room for them to exercise their vocal chords. (5 July, 2017)
And a mini theatre for them to sit back and relax. (5 July, 2017)
And finally, there's a children's playroom for members with kids to park their tiny tots. (5 July, 2017)
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