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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – this saying by Roman philosopher Seneca certainly applies to Corporal (CPL) (NS) Tan Ying Li, who stuck to his guns and landed a spot in NUS to study medicine on his third application attempt.
It’s like the first school term when you meet new friends, learn new skills and get used to the demands of your teachers (read: sergeants). We share eight tips to help you during Basic Military Training (BMT).
For those who are enlisting, this explainer can save your weekends - and "face". It’s no secret that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is full of acronyms. Some are easily deciphered through common sense, while others take longer to decode.
What to bring for enlistment day? Is BMT 7 days a week? Is there WIFI in Tekong? Master Warrant Officer Thanimalai s/o Sockalingam, School Sergeant Major of Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) School 2, answers some of the most-Googled questions about enlistment and BMT.
They're here to welcome you to the first day of the rest of your life (in National Service or NS).
Basic Military Training, or BMT, is an initiation to the military for new recruits – you stay together in bunk, learn basic soldiering skills and adjust to the regimentation of a strict military lifestyle.
CNA presenter Lance Alexander and son Lance Corporal (LCP) Dylan talk about family, NS, and what it means to be in showbiz.
He was a Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) himself when he saved the life of a fellow NSF. Meet SAF Medal for Distinguished Act recipient Military Expert 5 Kok Khew Fai. See where his journey in the Republic of Singapore Air Force has taken him, and hear why he did what he did that fateful day 10 years ago.
Would you reschedule your honeymoon to cover for a colleague while he went for In-Camp Training (ICT)? Ms Ulfah Khairiah Binte Aman did just that in December last year.
Like many male Singaporeans, he served NS when he was 19. Thirty years later, he continues to defend the nation under the Reservist on Voluntary Extended Reserve Service scheme. Meet LTC (NS) Christopher Tan.