Since no cameras are allowed in all military camps in Singapore, I’ll be using screenshots from this video and other interweb sources to illustrate what I’ve gone through my first 18days of Basic Military Training with the Singapore Armed forces, I own none of the following contents…..
Abstract off the Wikipedia page for “Every Singaporean Son”
Every Singaporean Son is a Singaporean documentary released in 2010. It serves as an education tool for all pre-enlistees during their Basic Military Training in Singapore. Most of the episodes were filmed at Pulau Tekong. 18 episodes were released. The first episode airs on 7 July 2010 on Youtube, subsequent episodes were released on every Tuesday, each clip lasted for 6 to 8 minutes.
On the ferry towards Pulau Tekong, an “isolated” island off the shores of Singapore catered for military trainings in Singapore. Upon embarkation of the ferry, all enlistees were ordered to tuck in shirts and remove caps.
After disembarkation of the ferries, all enlistees are gathered for a short briefing, I’m glad I enlisted along with a few ex-schoolmates that I know, so I wasn’t really lonely at that point of time.
This was pretty much how everyone looked, confused and low on morales. With everyone being clueless about everything, at the time it was hard to spot the blur sotongs. Coincidentally(or not), I was enlisted into the same company as these guys in the video, Orion Company of BMTC School 2, so whatever that you saw in the episodes of Every Singaporean Son, is pretty much what I’m seeing as well.