Families For Life Picnic and NS50 celebration

We had been to a few Families For Life picnic (FFL) before (Istana and Punggol), but this edition is different. We are celebrating NS50 too 🙂

Families For Life Picnic

 

Organised last weekend at Singapore Discovery Centre and Army Museum, there was plenty of activities to keep families busy. The Safti-MI bus tour must be one of the highlights 🙂

 

 

Kids did not like the combat rations. Funny, I used to love the desserts (especially red bean and or2 bee2 bur2) when I was still in green :p

 

Families who registered for “Families For Life Picnic” will get a picnic goodie bag. Just lay out the mat, enjoy the cookies and fruits, and watch a movie in the evening #IchooseFamilyTime

 

I brought the kids into one of the corners to QR code Singapore’s history.

The highlight for many would be touring Safti MI (old name is SAF Training Institute, wiki). It is a different feeling when you are sightseeing, and when you are running up Peng Kang hill in fatigues.

 

Our narrator shared the history of Safti. The old colonial-like buildings, parade square. Not many will see real “cooks” in today’s army camps.

 

The iconic Safti Tower, with 265 steps to symbolise number of days before an officer cadet pass his course.

The triangle tower is symbolic for training all three services of SAF (Army, Air Force and Navy).Safti tour s

 

The sergeant standing outside SCS (ex SISPEC). He or she has to lead the men from the front.

Skyhawk, another relic. Kids grew up with F16 and F15.

NS50

Pedal boat was popular with families, but long queue.

 

We noticed many mini-SOC (Standard Obstacle Course) in recent events, but this one at Army Museum is the original.

Kids like mini SOC now, not sure whether they will like the real-size low wall and Jacob ladders (applies to the Cheekiemonkies too hee hee) .

 

That ended our trip to SDC and Army Museum. I told the kids they can alway visit SAFTI MI again, just join OCS or Sispec.

Do pop by links below for more FFL and NS50 events.

Families for Life
NS50 (50 years of National Service)