Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.
They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.
Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.
Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men.
Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies,
where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders
It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead