The registration period for the 1-year complimentary principal SAFRA or HomeTeamNS membership, given as part of the NS55 Recognition Package to eligible NSmen, has been extended to 31 Jul 2023.

For those who have yet to register, you may do so via go.gov.sg/ns55rp-registersafra (for MINDEF/SAF servicemen) or go.gov.sg/ns55rp-registerhometeamns (for MHA/HTNS servicemen).

We invite you to ‘Cepat Jalan’ with us!

The NS55 Interactive Trail ‘Cepat Jalan’ comprises a Walking Trail in central Singapore with seven Discovery Points, and a Virtual Trail with 12 Discovery Points.

Walking Trail

The 3.3km trail will bring you to the following locations where you will be able to learn more about the location’s history and why it bears significance to National Service, through Augmented Reality (AR) animations and games:

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Battle Box @ Fort Canning

Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore’s oldest landmarks. Discover its rich history – from housing a secret underground command centre during World War II to being home to Singapore’s first military college.

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Clemenceau Ave

When the colonial government first introduced the NS Ordinance in 1954, hundreds of Chinese middle school students protested at Clemenceau Avenue. Explore the early years of NS and watch the demonstration in our 360° environment!

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Central Fire Station

Listen to the stories behind Singapore’s oldest surviving fire station and learn all about the early years of NS and how it has evolved for our new generation of servicemen.

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Singapore Management University (SMU)

What’s next after NS? There are many opportunities for our full-time national servicemen (NSFs)! They can pursue their dream career or further their studies at Institutes of Higher Learning such as SMU.

Find out how MINDEF/SAF and MHA/Home Team support our NSFs in this transition.

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Civilian War Memorial

The Civilian War Memorial, dedicated to the victims of the Japanese Occupation, is a poignant reminder of the price of war. Find out how the SAF and the public remember the sacrifices of those who perished in World War II.

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Esplanade

Spanning across the Singapore River, the Esplanade Bridge is the starting point for the popular SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. Learn more about this national running event and how it has bonded and won the hearts of our national servicemen and their families.

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The Float @ Marina Bay

The Float @ Marina Bay holds many fond memories for both the public and our national servicemen. It is where previous years’ National Day Parades and Basic Military Training graduation parades were held. Come end-2026, The Float will be redeveloped into NS Square. Discover more about what NS Square will bring to the Marina Bay area.

You are free to decide on the sequence of the Discovery Points to visit, but for the best story flow, the following route is recommended: Battle Box @ Fort Canning > Clemenceau Ave > Central Fire Station > Singapore Management University > Civilian War Memorial > Esplanade > The Float @ Marina Bay*.

*Should The Float @ Marina Bay be closed and not available for public access due to an event, you will still be able to trigger the menu option for The Float @ Marina Bay at the Youth Olympic Park.

To fully experience the trail, you will require a phone that has Internet connection and camera functionality. To begin your adventure, simply

  1. Head to one of the Discovery Points with your phone.
  2. Ensure the location services setting for your preferred browser is turned on.
  3. Launch the Cepat Jalan website for the Walking Trail on your preferred Internet browser. If your location setting is on, the drop pin of the discovery point that you are at should turn red.
  4. Tap on the red drop pin to trigger that Discovery Point’s menu option, where you will be able to access the AR animation or game, and articles about the Discovery Point and NS.
  5. Remember to collect the AR jigsaw puzzle piece at each of the Discovery Points to redeem a digital prize for completing the trail!

Legend:

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The red drop pin on the map indicate that the user is in the vicinity of a Discovery Point and that the menu option can be triggered.

Green drop pins on the map indicate the other available Discovery Points in the Trail. To access the content at these drop pins, walk to the respective locations.

Grey drop pins on the map indicate the Discovery Points that have been explored.

Virtual Trail

Those who prefer to explore the discovery points from the comfort of your own home can also do so via the Virtual trail, which covers the same seven Discovery Points as the Walking Trail, as well as five additional Discovery Points shown below. To access the Virtual trail, visit go.gov.sg/NS55trail.

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Dempsey Hill

The distinct black-and-white colonial houses on Dempsey Hill used to serve as military barracks for European troops back in the 1800s. Discover how the Singapore government has utilised the barracks over the years while preserving their history.

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Former Taman Jurong Camp

The former Taman Jurong Camp was Singapore’s first NS Camp. Once a cluster of five-storey blocks of flats, it is now a heritage site to honour our pioneer national servicemen. Learn more about the neighbourhood and what it was like for our first batch of enlistees.

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Police Heritage Centre

The Police Heritage Centre highlights the rich history of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and pays tribute to the police officers who have died in the line of duty to keep Singapore safe and secure. Learn more about the courageous men and women who help make Singapore one of the safest countries in the world.

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SAFRA Mount Faber

SAFRA was formed to provide a place for our SAF national servicemen to bond, and where they and their families can partake in various sports and social activities. How well do you know SAFRA and its various offerings? Find out here!

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NS Hub

The NS Hub, which will be ready in the near future, will be a one-stop service centre for our NS community. Check out the new facilities available to national servicemen and the public!

FAQ

  • Do I need to download an app for the walking trail?

    A: You do not need to download an app for the walking trail. The walking trail can be accessed at go.gov.sg/NS55trail on your preferred internet browser.

  • What browser is recommended for the walking trail?

    A: For the best experience, it is recommended to access the trail on the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari.

  • What time is the trail open for walking?

    A: As the trail will bring you to public locations, you are able to access the Discovery Points at these locations 24/7. However, we recommend walking the trail during the day where there is sufficient light to view the AR elements on the trail.

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  • What is the recommended route for the Walking trail?

    A: The recommended route for the best story flow is Battle Box > Clemenceau Ave > Central Fire Station > SMU > Civilian War Memorial > Esplanade > The Float @ Marina Bay. However, it is not necessary to strictly follow the recommended route to complete the trail. You are free to decide on the sequence of the Discovery Points to visit.

  • How long is the Walking trail?

    A: The trail is an estimated 3.3km long, and will take about 1.5-2hrs to complete, depending on the route taken and walking speed.

  • I cannot access The Float @ Marina Bay as it is not available for public access due to an event.

    A: You will still be able to trigger the menu option for The Float @ Marina Bay at the Youth Olympic Park or Helix Bridge.

  • Is there a reward for completing the Walking or Virtual trail?

    A: Participants who have successfully collected the AR Jigsaw at the Discovery Points in the Walking or Virtual trail will be able to redeem a unique set of NS55 Trail digital sticker pack.

  • What do the drop pins on the Walking Trail’s map indicate?

    A: The red drop pin on the map indicate that the user is in the vicinity of a Discovery Point and that the menu option can be triggered. Green drop pins on the map indicate the other available Discovery Points in the Trail. To access the content at these drop pins, walk to the respective locations. Grey drop pins on the map indicate the Discovery Points that have been explored.

  • Do I require a smartphone for the Walking trail?

    A: To fully experience the trail, you will require a phone that has Internet connection, location tracking and camera functionality.

  • How do I determine my current position on the Walking trail?

    A: Your position is displayed as the small green circle on the map. Your browser’s location tracking will have to be enabled in order for the small green circle to appear.

  • How do I access a Discovery Point on the Walking Trail?

    A: Move close to the Discovery Point location until the drop pin turns red. Tap on the red drop pin icon or the red header button of the discovery point to launch the Discovery Point’s menu page to start your experience.

  • Why can’t I see the Augmented Reality (AR) animation?

    A: Ensure that your web browser setting allows the use of the camera function. Once you have ensured that the permission is allowed, refresh the web browser and continue the trail exploration.

  • Will I lose my progress on the trail if I close the browser in between Discovery Points?

    A: Your progress on the trail will be retained as long as your browser’s cache is not cleared when you close the browser.

  • What is the Field Pack Quest and how do I access it?

    A: You will be able to collect the Field Pack Quest items throughout the entire Walking trail. There is one Field Pack Quest item to collect per Discovery Point. The Field Pack Quest items are plotted near each of the seven discovery points.

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