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The uncontrollable twitches first started for 3rd Sergeant (3SG) Dexter Choo at the age of 14. Back then, he did not understand what it was – and neither did his family and friends.
Mrs Michelle Wong, a mediator, 52, shares how she supports and prepares her three sons – aged 22, 20 and 16 – in their National Service (NS) journey. She even took part in the Women’s Boot Camp 2019 to get a glimpse of the NS experience.
Returning to serve NS after spending six years abroad, Private (PTE) Muhammad Hadi Bin Abdul Hairy used to wake up in his BMT bunk feeling like he was surrounded by strangers. Now, he counts them as some of his closest friends. Find out how he adapted to military life in the third of PIONEER's "Back to Serve" series.
Get an inside peek of scenes from Pulau Tekong as recruits take on their final route march before graduating as soldiers of the Singapore Armed Forces.
Officer Cadet (OCT) Muhammad Idham Bin Husni went from being an overweight recruit to a fit Infantry Officer. What’s his fat-to-fit story?
3rd Sergeant (3SG) (NS) Muhammad Fazrey bin Zainal only graduated from BMT more than a year after his enlistment. Here's how he overcame many hurdles to become one of the top NSFs of the Year.
An endless sea of bobbing helmets, blisters on your feet, and your field pack pressing against your aching back. Any soldier will likely remember their experience of doing the 24km route march in BMT.
Tough and realistic Basic Military Training (BMT) for recruits continue under safe management measures.
"His journey in life is starting, and he is looking forward to it. It will not be filled with daily rainbows, and that is not what I wish for him. It is the acceptance by the SAF that has enabled him to correspondingly accept himself and strive on in life."
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is implementing strict measures to ensure recruits' safety and well-being before returning to training at Pulau Tekong.