I am sure his comments would amuse some people in Brunei as the Panaga Club near Kuala Belait has been operating very successfully for well over 50 years.
It started with a golf course and they then added a swimming pool, tennis courts, and various other facilities.
I remember as a child spending just about every Friday there for many years. Mum would sip Pimms and chat with her friends as she sat by the pool and watched me, my sister and our friends dive and splash in the pool.
At the same time my dad would play golf, then have a beer with his friends and later we would all have lunch together.
Looking back it was truly idyllic and it is a particularly happy childhood memory of mine.