Mother’s Day is coming up soon and ya’ll have about a week left to buy your gifts and make your restaurant reservations! In case you need some motivation, here are some ways that Mums supported their sons during their National Service (NS) days. Gleaned from real-life interviews with mothers and sons (who we are keeping anonymous […]
Every Singaporean knows that we are a conscripted nation. Giving up 2-2½ years of your life to train full-time as a soldier is no small sacrifice. So it comes as no surprise that there are still some who try ways and means to evade their National Service (NS). However, there are some who actually come forward […]
Men change after they go through NS (National Service). Some of these changes are good and get nods of approval from their mothers and girlfriends. Some are inexplicable and get raised eyebrows instead. 1) You refer to all rooms as ‘bunk’ Your place of refuge and rest – except during Stand By […]
Perhaps you’ve heard your father or uncle tell you before that NS was a lot tougher during their time. As clichéd as that phrase sounds, there are truths to it. After all, they were schooled by a generation of commanders whose credo was founded on hard work, discipline and the utmost respect and deference to authority. In […]
If you are a Singaporean male who grew up in the 70s or 80s and served NS in the woodland green camo uniform, this list of nostalgia is specially for you. Picture from Mothership Those were the days… 1) When the Singapore Armoured Regiment still trained with the SM1 tank and M113 Ultra SM1 […]
SOC, sibei jialat IPPT, largi worse Everyday, doing PT With my rifle and my buddy and me-e-e! – Lament of the Recruit The SOC (Standard Obstacle Course) may be nicknamed ‘The Soldier’s Playground’, but it is actually more a place of nightmares than fun for many BMT (Basic Military Training) recruits. The whole Course, […]
We are thrilled to be featured in Temasek Poly film students’ final year project, “Princess in Green.” It is an uplifting tale about young Melissa’s courageous fight to challenge gender norms and chase her own dreams. Now, who says that only men can be soldiers?
I don’t believe we have shared the fully painted pics for the PC runner yet (The details of the coil connecting the handset to the radio unit is AMAZING). and preview pics of our garang commandos in their No. 1 Uniform and red beret! The parade series is starting to fill out nicely, all we […]
From my Generation to Yours. Our upcoming release pays tribute to our soldiers, charting the changes in weapons, uniforms and equipment throughout the three generations
Happy Weekend! Here’s a WIP pic of our upcoming release which was a popular request.. a very garang looking PC runner passing the handset to his PC. Note how he has even cut his fieldpack to accommodate the antenna!