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National Service - The Transformation

From manually holding up target boards to smart-shooting ranges; from canned food to field rations designed with R&D - the Singapore army has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. How has national service evolved to keep pace with a vastly different world?
National Service - The Transformation

National Service - The Transformation - S1: National Service: The Transformation

22 Dec 2017 10:00am
From manually holding up target boards to smart-shooting ranges; from canned food to field rations designed with R&D - the Singapore army has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. How has national service evolved to keep pace with a vastly different world?

National Service - The Transformation

About the show:

2017 marks the 50th year of national service in Singapore. To commemorate this journey of service, Channel NewsAsia presents a two-part special to tell the story of how a fledgling nation built a citizen’s army from scratch, and its evolution into a modern-day institution powered by cutting-edge technology. Through personal stories of the pioneers and dramatic reconstructions, NATIONAL SERVICE: THE BEGINNING shows the first batch from the day they received their enlistment letters, to the notorious training methods and food, and the historic National Day parade in 1968 - where they stood before a grateful nation. In NATIONAL SERVICE: THE TRANSFORMATION, we fast-forward to 2017 Singapore. We delve into the evolution of national service and understand how we are making the switch from jungle to urban warfare.   Through it all, we come to see national service as a shared experience that has bound hundreds of thousands of Singaporean men over five decades. 

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