Total Defence 2023 Happenings

The theme for 2023'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.

There are many ways to play our part for Total Defence. Choose your own outcomes in the brand new Total Defence 2023 Interactive Video, and download the new 2023 poster.

Click on the boxes below for more information about the 2023 Total Defence initiatives and the Total Defence Day Video.

Check out the Total Defence activities for 2023 below.

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Total Defence Day 2023 Activities


Date/ Time


Event / Description


From 4 Feb 2023 onwards

Nexus and ActiveSG

Total Defence Sandbox: Total Defence Trail 2.0 [More details in Annex 1]

Get active while gaining new insights to Total Defence by participating in the Total Defence Trail 2.0!

Developed by a team of youths as part of a submission to the Total Defence Sandbox, the new Total Defence Trail 2.0 takes the public to Singapore's eastern areas to explore sites related to Total Defence including the NEWater Visitor Gallery, and the Changi Chapel and Museum. Participants will also find out more about current topics such as water sustainability.

More details of the trail can be found on the ActiveSG mobile application (Available for both Android and iOS devices).


4 Feb to 3 Mar 2023

Singapore Discovery Centre

Total Defence Activities at Singapore Discovery Centre

Take part in an array of free Total Defence-related activities from 4 February onwards at Singapore Discovery Centre. Highlights include a display of Singapore Police Force vehicles, including the Special Operations Command Mobile Command Vehicle, 4D simulation rides at the XD Theatre, film screenings of Singapore Stories, LEGO® play areas, fun crafts and trails, and more family-friendly activities.

Singapore Discovery Centre will also launch 'REDACTED? An Uncensored Look at Our Home' – a feature exhibition that takes a hard look into often overlooked topics, with an exclusive featurette for the Total Defence Day period. Dive into an ocean of scams at 'Red Herrings', consider tough social issues in 'Red Faced', feel the heat of the changing climate in 'Red Hot', and get a whiff of local food – yum or yuck? – in 'Red Whine'.


22 to 26 Feb 2023

Nexus and Singapore Discovery Centre

Total Defence Sandbox: Total Defence Murder Mystery Role Play Game [More details in Annex 2]

The Total Defence Murder Mystery Role Play Game is an immersive social deduction game. Players will role-play as characters in a fictional crime scene to solve a murder mystery. The game will explore Total Defence through themes related to hybrid threats such as terrorism and climate change.

Held at Singapore Discovery Centre, the activity is available to the public from 22 to 26 Feb 2023. Participation is free. Registration is required. Limited slots available.

More details including how to register can be found at


13 to 19 Feb 2023


Total Defence 2023 @ SAFRA

Commemorate and learn about Total Defence at SAFRA through a series of outdoor tours and activities, happening at all SAFRA Clubhouses.

(1) Understanding the Pillars & How Well Do You Know Total Defence? - 13 to 19 Feb 2023 Participate in the trivia about Total Defence at SAFRA Clubhouses happening from 13 to 19 Feb 2023 and stand a chance to win prizes. Trivia prizes are for SAFRA members only.

(2) Total Defence Outdoor Tours - 18 Feb 2023 Experience the Total Defence pillars through fun outdoor guided tours available exclusively for SAFRA members and family!

Harmony in Diversity Gallery

Harmony in Diversity Gallery (HDG) was set up to promote an appreciation of Singapore's rich religious diversity and how we can learn to embrace this diversity, appreciate our commonalities and celebrate our unique identity.

In commemoration with Total Defence 2023 @ SAFRA, we will be having a guided tour exclusive for SAFRA Members & family. Bus will be catered from and to SAFRA Clubhouses before and after the tour. Tour program includes The Gallery as well as the Outdoor Walking Trail. The Gallery is divided into 4 sub-galleries with interesting and informative exhibitions.

Singapore Stories Guided Tour at Singapore Discovery Centre

Join the immersive tour experience at the Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of time, and gain some insights of Singapore's past. Catch a unique glimpse into the life of an officer cadet and find out more about the role of SAF in Singapore's defence and security.

Bus services will be provided from SAFRA Clubhouses to Singapore Discovery Centre. Reporting time at clubhouse may vary due to the distance from each clubhouse to the location.

For more information on the outdoor tours, visit

(3) Fun Total Defence Weekend @ SAFRA Clubhouses

Each SAFRA Clubhouse will be organising activities showcasing two of the six pillars of Total Defence:

  • SAFRA Toa Payoh – Economic & Social Defence on 18 and 19 February 2023
  • SAFRA Mount Faber – Psychological & Civil Defence on 18 and 19 February 2023
  • SAFRA Tampines – Psychological & Civil Defence on 18 and 19 February 2023
  • SAFRA Punggol – Digital & Military Defence on 18 and 19 February 2023
  • SAFRA Yishun – Digital & Military Defence on 18 and 19 February 2023
  • SAFRA Jurong – Economic & Social Defence on 19 February 2023 only


Mar 2023 onwards

National Library Board

Highlights from National Library Board's "Defending the Little Red Dot" Campaign

(1) Safeguarding Your Mind Against Fake News – 8 Mar 2023, 7pm

Over the years, the threat of fake news and online misinformation has evolved in their forms and impact on society. In this talk, learn about the characteristics of fake news, the psychological reasons why people fall victim to them and measures on how to safeguard one's mind against them using NLB's S.U.R.E. steps (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate). Level up your Digital Defence skills in this webinar organised by the National Library Board to commemorate Total Defence Day 2023.

For more information and registration, visit:

(2) The News Gallery Exhibition Tour – 18 Mar, 13 May and 15 Jul 2023, 2pm

Explore the fascinating world of news media in an interactive tour of The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines exhibition. In this guided exhibition tour, participants will get to:

  • Discover stories of Singapore newspapers in the National Library's collection dating from the 1820s
  • Learn about significant episodes from Singapore's history through the perspectives of different media
  • Gain insights into fake news, and learn how one can be more discerning about information and media
  • Learn about the evolution of photojournalism and how photos still play a large part in telling real-life stories

For more information and registration, visit:

Total Defence 2023 Campaign Poster

Total Defence Day 2023 Video

Total Defence Day Commemoration Event 2023

Total Defence Classroom Activity Sheets

Total Defence Sandbox

Total Defence Interactive Video 2023