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... stories, adventures and all things related to life in Singapore and Southeast Asia by AWA members

The American Club: A Home Away From Home

Meet the Pitrellis

"My husband Timothy and I moved to Singapore from Newport Beach, California. We were to

stay for three to six months, if we were lucky. Just recently, we celebrated our 15th anniversary

here. Since then we’ve had three daughters: Noelle, Layla and Vivienne.

Monica and Timothy Pitrelli with children Noelle (10), Layla (8) and Vivienne (7)

We joined The American Club after our first daughter was born. We were sold on all the things the Club has for families – from parent-and-baby swimming classes to meeting “Santa” without having to stand in line at the mall.

We go to the Club several times a week, and Sundays are my family’s favorite day to visit. The kids attend tennis lessons, and sometimes my husband and I hit the courts too. Then we have breakfast before stopping by the library to borrow books and movies.

The beautiful thing about the Club is that everyone in my family enjoys going, although for

different reasons. While I go to the spa or the Pilates studio, my husband may get a haircut, visit

the gym or relax over a cup of coffee. The kids would play games in the multi-level children’s

area called The Quad for hours, if we let them – and sometimes we do!