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In every SAF open house, Dynamic Display is always a blockbuster attraction. You get to witness the combined arms working together. Add flare, gunpowder, handsome frogmen (for the ladies) and awful lot of explosions for the effect!
With Seahawk’s sonar and Chinook’s Divers, Singapore Navy quickly pinpoints the enemy’s coordinates. Well drilled processes zoom in on the intruders, before deadly Harpoons or Torpedos were dispatched.
The show ends with Divers boarding a hijacked vessel. Can you imagine climbing up three storeys up the ladder (of hostile vessels) in rough sea condition?
Swift Rescue is actually Singapore Navy’s submarine rescue vessel.
The elite divers, with two Uncles Daddies.
Dynamic display timing :
- 0930 and 1430 (18 May)
- 1030 and 1430 (19 May)
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With the advance technology onboard, Nathan (Edmund’s son) charted a path to South China Sea Marina Bay Sands.
Our Corvette was able to travel at a top speed of 30knots (about 50kmh), and the WINDY condition explains why our hair is slightly messy.
Everyone gave Two thumbs up at the end of our cruise !
(Credit Hong Peng)
When you pop by CNB this Sat and Sun, go ballot for a one-hour ride on the boats, be it anti-Mine vessel, Corvettes or the Patrol Vessels. Duck tours and Fast Craft Utility (AOH 2012) rides do not need balloting and are more suitable for younger kids.
The boat ride timings are : 1130, 1300, 1530, 1630 and 1730.
Sorry, Submarines are still out of bound :p
(credit Navy Fanpage)
Here for Imdex, we heard a few foreign warships will be opening their doors to visitors too. Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and US vessels will be playing host too. USS Freedom (Littoral combat ships) looks interesting. Too bad USS Independence is not available in Singapore.
Old birds like Daddy head straight for the biggest gun, GPMG. He miss the recoil !
Video : Do not mess with Grace and her GPMG !
Last stop “One SAF Static display”. The Navy, Army and Airforce display their hardware, SAF is about integration between the three services.
Daddy got an opportunity to zoom around Sembawang basin on the RGIB (top right) when he visited the Divers Unit. Awesome experience, but it is not available for rides in NOH 2013. Where is our Protector hiding?
Do pop by our blogger friends’ experience too
There will be so many action stations this weekend, we are recommending you to pop by NOH’s app to plan your own itinerary.
We would like to shout Thank You to all the Navy personal who hosted us during our preview, we got to witness the close bonding between sailors.
Video : Navy as a career anyone? Daddy still remember their old tagline “The Sun, the Sand, and the Sea”
More information about Navy Open House 2013 :
- Navy Fanpage for latest updates (eg wet weather will stop the cruises)
- NOH sails on 18 and 19 May, from 0900 to 1900
** the only way to access NOH is via shuttle bus services (from Expo Hall 3, 0830 onwards)
** it is very Hot, suntan lotion and water parade is a must
- security screening is very strict, do not bring unnecessary baggage
- Ladies no skirts or dress, enjoy the climbs but do not expose your underwear
- if you are boarding the vessels, do not wear sandals
- to truly experience the open house, we recommend a 1/2 day tour
- if there is one must-do item, go ballot for the boat rides, and savour the experience (kids must be above 90cm)
** updated 2013 May 18 – Video of our Fun FCU ride !