18 Feb '12, 1am

Golfers take a swing at Laguna club over fee hike, pay fees in $2 notes, 1-cent and 5-cent coins

Golfers take a swing at Laguna club over fee hike, pay fees in $2 notes, 1-cent and 5-cent coins

Laguna National Golf and Country Club member Philip Lim, 60, paying his monthly bill at the club using $2 notes in protest against the recent fee hike. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG By Ng Kai Ling Instead of paying by cheque like he usually does, Mr Philip Lim turned up at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club on Friday and handed the cashier a wad of $2 notes to pay his monthly bill, which included $200 for the club subscription fee. Right behind him in the queue was fellow club member Thomas Khoo who handed over two bottles - one filled with one cent coins, the other with five cent coins. He paid the rest of his bill using notes of larger denominations. The two long-time members of the club in Tanah Merah said they were protesting against the recent hike in the subscription fee from $150 to $200. 'We wanted to torture them a bit and see how they count the money. But it'...

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