Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Army Museum of Singapore

We visited the Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS) last weekend. The last visit was about a year ago. The boys can appreciate the visit a lot more this year since they've heard and seen much more about soldiers and army camps from movies and daddy himself.

The boys were quite eager to dress up as little soldiers. Nathan's wearing the old army uniform, while Noah is wearing the new pixelated army uniform.

From now till 30 June 2013, a special exhibition titled Army Lingo is happening at the ARMS. Singapore has come a long way since starting National Service some 40 years ago. Back then, the recruits came from different backgrounds, spoke different mother tongues, and had varying levels of education. A common language was needed to bridge the language barrier, and hence, the birth of army lingo.

First things first... the hair cut...

We had a bit of fun pretending to be soldiers and got a glimpse of what army bunks...

After going thru the static displays, we walked over to the Singapore Discovery Centre to board a bus for a tour of SAFTI Military Institute. The tour departs every hour. No photos of this segment as photography is not allowed. 

Some 15 years back, I'd be here almost every single weekend; either dropping Dean off in camp and then driving home alone :( or picking him up after an entire week of not seeing him :). I am thankful that those days are over and thankful that God has brought has so far.

The boys enjoyed the visit and Nathan hasn't stopped singing the few army songs that he has learnt.

Army Museum Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sundays
Public holidays (including Mondays)
10 am to 6pm
Free admission for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents

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