Tag: NSmen

Netizens sympathise with S’pore guy in NS whose parents call him a sissy for being in the ‘non-combat’ division

Singapore – Typically, parents often have very high expectations for their children to live up to – whether it is to achieve something they couldn’t, to ensure a secure future, or for bragging rights, perhaps. An anonymous confessor posted in a popular platform called NUSWhispers...

MINDEF campaign offers NSMen discounts in shops and hawker stalls from July 1-Aug 31

Singapore— On June 29, Saturday, a statement from the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) that began with, “National Service (NS) is the bedrock of Singapore's defence and the cornerstone of Singapore's prosperity and progress…” announced discounts for the country’s national servicemen from July 1,...

Company fined S$4,000 for personal data breach of 427 NSmen 

Singapore — The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has fined Option Gift $4,000 for a breach of the personal information of 427 national servicemen because of a technical error last June. The country’s privacy watchdog announced on June 6, Thursday that it discovered in an...

PayNow’s e-payment speeds up IPPT cash prizes for NSmen

Starting in 2019, operationally-ready National Servicemen (NSmen) who get high marks on their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will receive their cash rewards immediately in their bank accounts via PayNow. This was announced by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on October 4, Thursday. It means that...

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...

The death of the pull-up in Singapore

By Ian Tan When I was 13, I couldn’t do pull-ups and I was in despair. I had joined the National Cadet Corps as my extra-curricular activity and being able to do pull-ups like a real adult in the army was a big deal. You were...

Man’s lone fight to deal with Asperger’s Syndrome during NS

Private Ganesh failed. Luckily I survived. The Tekong sun fired the world in all-consuming white. Boots dug into unyielding asphalt in imperfect synchrony, becoming demolition crews swinging hammers and hoes in my head. My skin crackled into coarse yellow sandpaper, tearing at muscles and nerves. Men...

NS debate Part 3: Competing demands tear NSmen apart

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By Zach Isaiah Chia It is the post-NS experience, rather than the two-year conscription, that needs urgent attention. A main factor is the competing demands on those who have to do reservist training. Here are some: Get married fast (so you can start a family), have at...