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National service in Singapore

Index National service in Singapore

National Service in Singapore, (commonly known as NS), is a statutory requirement for all male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents to undergo a period of compulsory service in the uniformed services. [1]

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Ah Boys to Men

Ah Boys to Men is a 2012 Singaporean five-part comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, written by Neo and Link Sng and starring Joshua Tan, Maxi Lim, Wang Weiliang, Noah Yap, Ridhwan Azman and Aizuddin Nasser.

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Ah Boys to Men 2

Ah Boys to Men 2 is a 2013 Singaporean-Chinese comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, written by Neo, Lim Teck and Leonard Lai.

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Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen

Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen (literally: "Recruits' True Biography") is a 2015 Singaporean comedy film produced and directed by Jack Neo, It was released in cinemas on 19 February 2015.

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Ah Boys to Men 4

Ah Boys to Men 4 (literally: "Recruits' True Biography") is a 2017 Singaporean comedy film directed by Jack Neo, and the fourth installment in the ''Ah Boys to Men'' film series.

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Airport Police Division

The Airport Police Division (Abbreviation: APD, Chinese: 机场警区, Malay: Divisyen Polis Lapangan Terbang) is an airport police division of the Singapore Police Force.

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Ambulance

An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation, from or between places of treatment, and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient.

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Armed Forces & Society

Armed Forces & Society is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic publication that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews on political science, civil–military relations, military sociology, military psychology, military institutions, conflict management, arms control, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, military contracting, terrorism, and military ethics.

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Army Daze

Army Daze is a 1996 Singaporean comedy movie based on the 1987 theatre play (which had a rerun in March 2006) of the same name by Singaporean writer Michael Chiang.

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Awards for Singapore National Serviceman

The Singapore Police Service Good Service Medal is awarded to an officer in recognition of his good, efficient and faithful service in the Singapore Police Service.

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Basic Military Training Centre

The Basic Military Training Centre (abbreviation: BMTC; Chinese: 基本军事训练中心) is a restricted military training facility located at Ladang, Pulau Tekong, off the coast of Singapore.

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Body mass index

The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual.

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Brunei

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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Captain (armed forces)

The army rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers.

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Changi Prison

Changi Prison Complex (樟宜监狱; Penjara Changi; சாங்கி சிறைச்சாலை), often simply known as Changi Prison, is a prison located in Changi in the eastern part of Singapore.

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Chinese Singaporeans

Chinese Singaporeans or Singaporean Chinese are people of full or partial Chineseparticularly Han Chineseancestry who hold Singaporean nationality.

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Conscientious objector

A conscientious objector is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion.

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Conscription in Israel

Conscription exists in Israel for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18 who are Jewish, Druze, or Circassian; Arab citizens of Israel are not conscripted.

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Conscription in Switzerland

Switzerland has mandatory military service (Militärdienst; service militaire; servizio militare) in the Swiss Army for all able-bodied male citizens, who are conscripted when they reach the age of majority, though women may volunteer for any position.

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Corporal

Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by many militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations.

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Corporal first class

Corporal first class (CFC/ 一等中士/ 一等士官) is the highest enlistee rank in the Singapore Armed Forces, ranking above corporal.

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Diploma

A diploma is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as college or university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study.

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East of Suez

The phrase East of Suez is used in British military and political discussions in reference to interests beyond the European theatre, and east of the Suez Canal—most notably its military base in Singapore—and may or may not include the Middle East.

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Every Singaporean Son

Every Singaporean Son is a Singaporean documentary released in 2010.

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Every Singaporean Son – Epilogue

Every Singaporean Son – Epilogue is a Singaporean documentary released in 2011.

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Every Singaporean Son II – The Making of an Officer

Every Singaporean Son II – The Making of an Officer is a Singaporean documentary released in August 2012.

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Firefighting

Firefighting is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, woodlands, etc.

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GCE Advanced Level

The A Level (Advanced Level) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the educational authorities of British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education.

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Government of Singapore

The Government of Singapore is defined by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to mean the Executive branch of government, which is made up of the President and the Cabinet of Singapore.

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Government of the United Kingdom

The Government of the United Kingdom, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Haaretz

Haaretz (הארץ) (lit. "The Land ", originally Ḥadashot Ha'aretz – חדשות הארץ, – "News of the Land ") is an Israeli newspaper.

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Home Team Academy

The Home Team Academy (abbreviation: HTA; Malay: Akademi Home Team; Chinese: 内政群英学院) is the training institute for various organisations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, including the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, the Singapore Prison Service, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, and the Internal Security Department, amongst other agencies.

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Indian Singaporeans

Indian Singaporeans or Singaporean Indians (சிங்கப்பூர் இந்தியர்கள், Ciṅkappūr Intiyarkaḷ) – defined as persons of South Asian ancestry – constitute 7.4% of the country's citizens, making them the third largest ethnic group in Singapore.

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Inspector

Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.

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Jack Neo

Jack Neo (born 24 January 1960), is a Singaporean film and television actor, host and director.

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Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.

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Koh Buck Song

Koh Buck Song is the author and editor of more than 25 books.

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Lance corporal

Lance corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organisations.

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Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong (Tamil: லீ சியன் லூங்; born 10 February 1952) is a Singaporean politician serving as the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore since 2004.

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Lieutenant

A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a junior commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police and other organizations of many nations.

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List of Singapore NSmen who died in training

National service is a form of compulsory conscription in Singapore.

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Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course

Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course is a Singaporean documentary released in 2011.

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Malay Singaporeans

Malay Singaporeans or Singaporean Malays (Melayu Singapura; Jawi: ملايو سيڠاڤورا) are defined by the Government of Singapore and by intellectuals in the country using the broader concept of the Malay race, including ethnic Malays and related ethnic groups.

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Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan (born 13 October 1956) is a Singapore-born British classical pianist, noted for his study of historical performance practice.

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Military police

Military police (MP) are law enforcement agencies connected with, or part of, the military of a state.

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Military recruitment

Military recruitment refers to the activity of attracting people to, and selecting them for, military training and employment.

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Ministry of Defence (Singapore)

The Ministry of Defence (Abbreviation: MINDEF; Kementerian Pertahanan; Simplified Chinese: 新加坡国防部; தற்காப்பு அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore entrusted with overseeing the national defence needs of the Republic of Singapore.

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National Physical Fitness Award

The National Physical Fitness Award/Assessment (NAPFA) Scheme is a test of physical fitness for Singaporeans as part of Singapore's Sports For Life programme.

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National Registration Identity Card

The National Registration Identity Card (abbreviation: NRIC, or colloquially IC;; அடையாள அட்டை; Kad Pengenalan Pendaftaran Negara) is the identity document in use in:Singapore.

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Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.

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Officer (armed forces)

An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

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Officer Cadet School (Singapore)

Officer Cadet School (OCS) is a military school within the SAFTI Military Institute camp complex that trains officers for all three services of the Singapore Armed Forces.

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Orderly

In healthcare, an orderly (also known as a ward assistant, nurse assistant or healthcare assistant) is a hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and nursing staff with various nursing and medical interventions.

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Penal Code (Singapore)

The Penal Code of Singapore sets out general principles of the criminal law of Singapore, as well as the elements and penalties of common criminal offences such as homicide, theft and cheating.

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Police Coast Guard (Singapore)

The Police Coast Guard (Abbreviation: PCG;; Polis Pengawal Pantai) is the Marine Police division of the Singapore Police Force which also takes on roles of the coast guard typically handled by the military or as separate organisations in other countries.

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Police dog

A police dog, known in some English-speaking countries as a "K-9" or "K9" (a homophone of "canine"), is a dog that is specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel.

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Private (rank)

A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).

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Private first class

Private First Class (PFC) is a military rank held by junior enlisted personnel.

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Pulau Tekong

Pulau Tekong, also known colloquially as Tekong, is the largest of Singapore's outlying islands, with an area of.

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PULHHEEMS

The PULHHEEMS is a system of grading physical and mental fitness used by Britain's armed forces.

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Recruit training

Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or colloquially boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel.

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Regular army

A regular army is the official army of a state or country (the official armed forces), contrasting with irregular forces, such as volunteer irregular militias, private armies, mercenaries, etc.

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Republic of Singapore Air Force

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is the air arm of the Singapore Armed Forces.

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Republic of Singapore Navy

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is the naval component of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), responsible for the defence of Singapore against sea-borne threats and protection of its sea lines of communications.

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Rescue

Rescue comprises responsive operations that usually involve the saving of life, or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation.

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Reservist

A reservist is a person who is a member of a military reserve force.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.

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Second sergeant

Second Sergeant is a specialist rank in the Singapore Armed Forces.

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Singapore Armed Forces

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is the military component of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Singapore as part of the city-state's Total Defence strategy.

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Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation

The Singapore Armed Forces Commando Formation (CDO FN) is a commando formation of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

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Singapore Army

The Singapore Army is the service of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) tasked with land operations.

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Singapore Civil Defence Force

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (abbreviation: SCDF; Pasukan Pertahanan Awam Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡民防部队; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடிமைத் தற்காப்புப் படை) is the main agency in charge of the provision of emergency services in Singapore during peacetime and emergency.

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Singapore Police Force

The Singapore Police Force (Abbreviation: SPF; Pasukan Polis Singapura;; சிங்கப்பூர் காவல் துறை) is the main government agency tasked with maintaining law and order in the island city-state.

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Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level

The Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (O-level) examination is a national examination held annually in Singapore.

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Special Operations Command (Singapore)

The Special Operations Command (SOC) (Pasukan Operasi Khas) is a front line department of the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

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Specialist (Singapore)

In the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), specialists are the group of ranks equivalent to non-commissioned officers in other armed forces.

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Specialist Cadet School

The Specialist Cadet School (abbreviation: SCS), formerly the School of Infantry Specialists (SISPEC), is the military training centre for specialists (NCO-equivalents) in the Singapore Army.

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Third sergeant

Third sergeant is a specialist rank in the Singapore Armed Forces.

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Today (Singapore newspaper)

TODAY is a Singapore English-language digital news provider under MediaCorp Press.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

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1954 National Service riots

In December 1953, the British colonial government in Singapore passed the National Service Ordinance, requiring all male British subjects and Federal citizens between the ages of 18-20 to register for part-time National Service (Thum, 2012).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_service_in_Singapore

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