Total Defence

The theme for ’s Total Defence campaign – “Together We Keep Singapore Strong” – focuses on the many ways we can put Total Defence into action in our everyday lives.


On 15 February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese. We mark Total Defence Day on 15 February every year as a reminder of what could happen to us if we cannot defend Singapore ourselves, and to strengthen our resolve to keep Singapore safe, secure, and sovereign.


Singapore is facing a wider range of challenges and threats. They are complex and multi-faceted. They are also increasingly targeted at hearts and minds, aimed at breaking social unity and unsettling commitment to the nation. It is crucial for us to step up and play our part to strengthen our unity, resilience, and resolve in the face of these challenges and threats.


Click here to watch Minister for Defence’s Total Defence Day 2020 Video Message.


To find out how Singaporeans have been putting Total Defence into action, read their stories on the We Are Total Defence Facebook and We Are Total Defence Instagram. You can also share your own stories, photos, and videos, and tag them with #wearetotaldefence on social media.


For more Total Defence Resources, please click here. To view the Total Defence 2020 Poster, please click here.