The Sarawak Club House Bye-Laws

1. DEFINITION

“Club” means the Sarawak Club
“Committee” means the member of the Management Committee.

2. HOURS OF OPERATION

A. OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS
The Club shall be opened and ready for members from 8.00am daily. The various foods, beverage outlets and sports and other facilities have varying opening and closing hours.

Badger Bar

Mon–Thurs & Sun  9.00am – 12.00am
Fri, Sat & eve of PH  9.00am – 1.00am

Hornbill Bar

Mon–Thurs & Sun  5.00pm – 12.00am
Fri, Sat & eve of PH  5.00pm – 1.00am

Mainhall

Mon–Thurs  9.00am – 9.30pm
Fri, Sat & Sun  7.00am – 9.30pm

Extended closing hours
Subject to payment of the prescribed overtime rates, the closing hour can only be extended by a maximum of one hour up to 2 am.

Hornbill Restaurant
11.45am –  2.00pm
6.45pm – 10.00pm
(last order 9.30pm)

Rajah Room
11.45am – 2.00pm
6.45pm – 10.00pm
(last order 9.30pm)

Badminton
8.00am – 9.30pm

Squash
8.00am – 9.30pm

Tennis
7.00am  – 9.30pm

Gym
6.45am – 9.30pm

Library
8.30am – 9.00pm

Swimming Pool
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
7.30am – 9.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
8.30am – 9.00pm

Steam Bathroom

Morning: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun  6.30am – 8.30am
Afternoon: Daily 4.30pm – 8.30pm

B. OVERTIME AFTER CLOSING HOURS
Members and their guests remaining in the Outlets after the close of business shall be charged overtime at the following rates:

Hornbill Restaurant

For A-la-carte:
RM53.00 per hour per table from 11:00pm to 12:00midnight
Cut-off time 12:00 midnight

For Private Function:
RM106.00 per hour per table from 11:00pm to 12:00midnight
Cut-off time 12:00 midnight

3. SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

The closing times for special functions will be announced in advance.

4. CLUB STAFF – Club Rule No.45

Any complaints from Members concerning the behavior of the Club Staff should be referred in writing to the Honorary Secretary.

5. CHILDREN

  1. Associate Child and Junior Members are not allowed to bring in guests at any time.
  2. All children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied at all times by members who shall accept responsibility for them.
  3. Playground – Children playground will be closed when it rains or when the ground is wet and slippery. Members / Parents are requested to keep constant supervision of their children. The Club will not be liable for any injuries / accidents as a result of playing at the playground. The playground is strictly for children below 9 years only.
  4. All children under 16 years old of age must leave the club premises by 10.00pm every day.
  5. All children under 16 years are strictly prohibited in the Badger Bar / Patio / Timber Deck, Hornbill Bar and Snookerium except as specifically provided for in the Bye-Laws.
  6. Junior Members aged 18 years and above are allowed to bring in guests to the food and beverage outlets with the written consent of their parents.

6. PRICES OF SUPPLIES

The prices of wines, liquors, refreshments, meals, sporting equipment and all Club charges shall be regulated from time to time by the Management Committee.

7. LOST PROPERTY

The Security officer on duty will be responsible to see that any property or clothing left behind at the end of each day is handed to the Security Office. Members enquiring for any property lost shall call at the Security Office and give a description of the property before claiming it.

8. CLUB PROPERTY

  1. REMOVAL OF CLUB PROPERTY
    No books, periodicals, newspaper or any other property of the club shall be removed from the club premises without the written consent of the Committee.
  2. DAMAGE TO CLUB PROPERTY
    Any member breaking or damaging any property of the Club shall pay the cost of repair or replacement as decided by the Committee. Members introducing guests shall be responsible for any damage to Club property caused by their guests.

9. PETS

No pets or animals of any kind shall be brought into the Club premises. A fine of RM20.00 shall be imposed on members infringing this rule.

10. DRESS CODE

A. MAIN HALL / PATIO FACING THE POOL / BADGER BAR PATIO
Swimming attire is strictly prohibited in these areas.

B. HORNBILL RESTAURANT
Members and guests are expected to be smartly and appropriately attired.

For Men: Swimming attire, T-shirts and shirts without sleeves and / or collars (except traditional costumes e.g ‘baju melayu’), rubber / flip-flop slippers, shorts and torn jeans ARE NOT acceptable.

For Ladies: Swimming attire, rubber / flip flop slippers, shorts, torn jeans and collarless T-shirts ARE NOT acceptable. 

Bar stewards and waitresses are directed not to serve members who are not properly attired. Children below 12 years of age are exempted from the above dress code, except swimming attire.

C. HORNBILL BAR
Members and guests are expected to be smartly and appropriately attired. Swimming attire and school uniforms are strictly prohibited in the Hornbill Bar. 

For Men: Shirts without sleeves, rubber / flip flop slippers, shorts and torn jeans ARE NOT acceptable. 

For Ladies: Sport Shorts, rubber / flip flop slippers and torn jeans ARE NOT acceptable.

11. CAR PARK

Members are to park their motor vehicle properly in the appropriate parking bays, in order to allow maximum usage of car parking bays at all times. Members shall not park their motor vehicles in areas other than the designated car parking bays, otherwise a fine of RM50.00 shall be imposed.

Non-members’ vehicle entering the Club premises as guests of members shall be required to pay an entry fee of RM4.00. The Committee shall reserve the right to reject any non-members’ vehicles from entering the Club premises without assigning any reason thereof.

A fine of RM50.00 shall be imposed on members and guests whose motor vehicle is found to be improperly parked, and the motor vehicle may be subject to clamping which will only be released upon payment of the fine.

12. COMMITTEE CAR PARK

The Management Committee shall be entitled to the allocated spaces reserved for committee parking. The allocated parking spaces shall be for the sole use of committee members and any other member parking his or her vehicles in any of those designated parking spaces is subjected to a fine of RM50.00.

13. GUESTS (CONSTITUTION-RULE 39)

  1. The admission of guests to the Club, is provided in the Rules of the Club. Members bringing guests to the Club are required to comply with these Rules. Members are reminded to enter details of the guests in the Guest Book provided by the Club.
  2. No adult or child resident in Kuching shall be introduced as a guest on more than one day in any calendar month. However, guests when patronizing the Restaurant and Bar, may be introduced any number of times.

14. FOOD & BEVERAGE

Food and Beverage are prohibited in the library, Studio, Gymnasium and Billiard / Snookerium proper. Only food items mentioned in the specially prepared menu by the Club for the Hornbill Restaurant, Rajah Room, Hornbill Bar, Billiard Lounge/Viewing gallery and Brooke Chamber Meeting rooms may be served in the respective outlets. Food from the Rajah Room and Hornbill Restaurant menu may also be served in the Mainhall and Badger Bar.

15. RADIOS & OTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

The use of radios, transistors, tape-recorders and other musical instruments are not permitted in the Club premises except when used exclusively with ear or headphones.

16. IN-HOUSE ADVERTISEMENTS

Advertisement space for sale or disposal of personal effects and articles may be displayed on the “WANTED” and “FOR SALE” notice boards. Advertisements other than for the above purpose shall be vetted and approved by the Honorary Secretary before handed to the Club office where they will be assigned a serial number for display. A standard fee shall be charged for this service.

  • Members (Advertisement Size)
    Any size up to 14.9cm x 21cm (half A4) RM 10.60
    Any size up to 29.7cm x 21cm (A4) RM 22.20
    Any size up to 29.7cm x 42cm (A3) RM 42.40
  • Non-Members (Advertisement Size)
    Any size up to 14.9cm x 21cm (half A4) RM 31.80
    Any size up to 29.7cm x 21cm (A4) RM 63.60
    Any size up to 29.7cm x 42cm (A3) RM 127.20

Rates are for 7 days posting.

17. VEHICLE ENTRY & PARKING STICKER

  1. Members are required to have in their possession their car park access card and display the valid club vehicle entry & parking sticker on the front windshield of their vehicles. Vehicles without valid club vehicle entry & parking sticker although occupants have in their possession car park access card or the vehicles with valid car sticker but without car park access card are not allowed to park in the Club premises unless the prevailing entry and parking fee is paid.
  2. To facilitate the renewal of vehicle entry and parking sticker, past club sticker, insurance cover note or vehicle ownership certificate may be used for cars already registered with the Club.
  3. Members who sell their vehicle must transfer their vehicle entry and parking sticker to their replacement vehicle (if with same car registration number). If the replacement vehicle registration number is different, exchange with the Club Admin Office for a new vehicle entry and parking sticker.
  4. Members who resign from being club members must return their car park access card, vehicle entry and parking sticker to the Club Admin Office failing which a penalty charge of RM 50.00 is imposed.

18. CUTLERY, CROCKERY & GLASSWARE

Cutlery, crockery and glassware must not be taken out of the Mainhall and Bars.

19. SMOKING

Smoking is banned on the premises of the Sarawak Club, with the exception of the following areas :-

  1. The Badger Bar’s timber deck
  2. The smoking deck outside the Hornbill Restaurant
  3. The loading bay
  4. The car park
  5. The corridor immediately outside the Hornbill Bar (only during the operation hours of the Hornbill Bar).

and any other designated areas as decided by the Management Committee.

 20. AMENDMENTS TO THE BYE-LAWS

The Management Committee may from time to time, add to, alter and repeal Bye-Laws for the regulation of the affairs of the club. Such Bye-laws so made, added to, altered or repealed shall come into operation and binding on members after they have been posted in the club premises for fifteen days.

21. GAMBLING PROHIBITED

Gambling for money is strictly forbidden within the Club premises.

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