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DINNERS AND GOODIES FOR RESIDENTS LIVING IN PAP CONTROLLED AREAS

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who is also the MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC gave a CNY dinner to his residents on Saturday (28 Feb). Special stage performances were also included, treating some 1,300 residents. Meanwhile, in Bedok and Braddell Heights, some $250,000 worth of daily essentials were given out to needy residents yesterday (1 Mar). It was said to be part of a “community initiative”. NTUC FairPrice and Abbott partnered with grassroots organisations in both constituencies to donate essentials such as oil, canned food and milk to some 5,000 residents.

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MINDEF: WE ARE MAKING IT TOUGHER FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE SILVER AND GOLD IPPT STANDARD!

MINDEF will make it more difficult for national servicemen to achieve silver and gold awards for the new 3-station IPPT test when it is fully implemented from April. The ministry said that more than 70 per cent and almost 90 per cent of servicemen maintained or improved their results for 2.4KM run and sit-ups respectively, compared to their results under the old 5-stations format. For the push-up station, 3 out of 4 servicemen achieved "average and above average" results when compared against international standards.

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THE GHOSTLY STORY BEHIND PULAU TEKONG THREE-DOOR BUNK – PART 1

Singaporeans who have underwent military training should be aware of the ghostly story of Pulau Tekong 3 door bunk that is located was located in Pulau Tekong Camp 1. Camp 1 is now defunct. I was part of that batch of recruits when Recruit Tham W.K died. In April 1983, the recruits in Charlie Company, Infantry Training Depot were preparing for their 16 KM route march. The OC of the coy as per protocol, asked whether the recruits were feeling unwell. None raise their hand. However, one Recruit Tham was down with flu but kept quiet.

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ARMY SAFETY VEHICLE CRASHES INTO NEWLYWEDS ON MOTORBIKE IN WOODLANDS

Madam Veenothini, who got married to her husband just three days before the accident, said she was disappointed that the three army personnel just stood around after the accident. The three included a safety officer and a soldier wearing a medic arm band. "They didn't do anything to help," she said. "All they did was stand around."

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SINGAPORE ARMY BOYS DON’T HAVE TO WASH THEIR OWN TANKS ANY MORE?

It typically takes nine men up to four hours to dismantle communications equipment from the Bionix armoured infantry fighting vehicle and hose it down. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is also increasingly handing over the management and warehousing of combat equipment or stores in training institutes to civilian contractors. While outsourcing helps soldiers to perfect their combat skills, Ms Ellen Lee, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs, said doing some of these manual chores can help toughen up soldiers.

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