The 40 foreign shipping executives taking part in Bengal Tiger Line’s 33rd consecutive annual tournament at Singapore’s world-renowned Sentosa Golf Club got a first-hand lesson on why the equatorial island state is always so green.

Tee-off time for the popular event held on 18 August was delayed by several hours due to torrential rain.

As is always the case in the tropics, the sun did eventually put in an appearance so, after enjoying some liquid hospitality in the shelter of the clubhouse, a full flight of 144 shipping golfers took to the greens.