Tag: National service

Ben Davis: Thailand best choice when it comes to football

Speaking for the first time on the issue, Ben Davis told Thailand television channel True4U in an interview that was posted on its Facebook page on Monday (Oct 7): "I have decided now. I spoke to my family about my citizenship - I have...

SAF officer develops “Soldier App” to motivate soldiers’ in NS 

On February 22, JC Choy, an Infantry Officer at Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) unveiled an app designed to improve soldiers ‘experience and ownership in NS’ (National Service) on his Facebook page. He showed how the app can be of use to Singapore’s soldiers in training, much...

Mother of late NSF Dave Lee: I demand severe punishment to those involved, not for Dave who is gone forever, but for the nation

The mother of the late full-time national serviceman Corporal First Class (CFC) Dave Lee took to social media to call for severe punishment of those involved in acts of negligence during national service. Her post came after the army captain in charge of an 8km...

Women ‘book in’ for first ever NS boot camp, S’porean males completely unimpressed

Last weekend, 103 women of various ages participated in the first ever Women’s Boot Camp at Maju Camp, experiencing the standard obstacle course—without the 20 kg weight usually carried, assault rifle handling, a short march, rescue operations and various other activities, including eating combat...

Soldiers step in to educate netizen’s one-star Facebook review slamming lower PES NSmen

Facebook user Bryan Wong posted a one-star review of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), and slams National Servicemen (NSmen) of a lower Physical Employment Status (PES), as he felt that they have more “welfare”. In his review, he drew comparisons between combat unit soldiers such...

A day of mixed emotions as SPF enlistees lose their hair & start a new life

The first day for any servicemen who enlists for National Service is always an emotional, and even confusing, one. There are many things to do, faces to remember, schedules to adhere to, and precious hair to be cut. It is a day of mixed emotions,...

NS recruits cooling down with ice water during field camp raises eyebrows

Those of you who have gone through national service will know how "siong" (tough) a field camp is. It is one of those experiences which leave a lasting impact on you, along with lots of memories for later years to reminisce about. Field camps are...

How we got that NS deferment: A parents’ story

The route to securing the first-ever National Service deferment -- for champion swimmer Joseph Schooling, 18 -- was long, arduous and expensive. His father, businessman Colin Schooling, 65, explains how he and his wife, May, did it. . . Q: What is it like being the...

GHUI WRITES – Transparency and accountability to protect young lives

By Ghui Some questions have arisen over the death of Private Dominque Sarron Lee, the striking out of the family's law suit against the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the family of the late Private being made liable for the legal fees of the SAF. I...

Birth Rate and National Service

Singapore is facing a crisis of low birth rate amongst its women population. For 2013, Singapore women produced a whopping 1.19 babies per woman, down from 1.29 the year prior. In this article, I will touch on three main reasons why the birth rate...