"BMT Artist" captures life on Pulau Tekong

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17 Sep 2021 | PEOPLE

"BMT Artist" captures life on Pulau Tekong

Meet Private Asher Ong - he gets busy when others are resting during admin time, filling up his notebook with sketches of his life at the Basic Military Training Centre. The 21-year-old has made over 200 sketches and notes over the past two months!

// Video by Thrina Tham

// Photo by Ong Ji Xuan

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