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FRONTLINE WITH HOMETEAMNS

Nov/dec 2013

Holiday Special

Festive Feast

Dine in with flair this Christmas

Home for the Holidays Staycation ideas to check out

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Nov/dec 2013 Publishing Agent

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Head, Content Solutions Betty Liswanty

Releases 02 New Bringing you the latest in entertainment

Spy 04 Food Indulge in a festive feast without leaving home

Publishing Services Doreen Lau

Publishing Editorial Director Rod Mackenzie

Out 06 Time The best staycation ideas to check out

Project Editor Jeffrey Kong

Senior Art Director

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Catch CPL Hanrey Low on the silver screen

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Vocal trio Soulmistrs has made it in Hollywood

the Force 12 In (MHA)

Ustaz Salim touches hearts, one at a time

the Force 14 In (SCDF & SPF)

Honouring our Home Team NSmen of the Year 2013

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on One 34 One Jeffrey Tan: Our HomeTeamNS Strongman for 16 years

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3 reasons to catch it Find out how Jennifer Lawrence fares as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, a part written specifically

n the late 1970s and early 1980s, the FBI carried out the ABSCAM sting operation, an investigation of trafficking in stolen property and political corruption. American Hustle is a fictionalised telling of this operation: brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his British lover and partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) are the subjects pushed into the dangerous world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia by an unpredictable FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Cooper).

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If The World Changed. It is curated by a team of 27 art professionals versed in Southeast Asian art practices. 2 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

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St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore Where The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay When 25 January What The 4th local edition of Laneway Festival will bring together many relatively new artists and bands for 12 hours of nonstop music. Keep a special lookout for synthpop band Chvrches, London soft rock trio Daughter, and electronic music producer and singersongwriter James Blake. You might be soaking up more than good music, so remember to bring a cap, an umbrella and plenty of sunscreen.

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Singapore Biennale 2013 Where Bras Basah/Bugis Precinct and Our Museum @ Taman Jurong When Till 16 February 2014 What Established in 2006, the Singapore Biennale aims to be “the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art.” This 4th edition explores multiple visual conceptions and perceptions of time and our worlds through the theme

Most of us know Jeremy Renner for his turn as Hawkeye in The Avengers. It will be interesting to see him as a non-superhero. Russell’s last movie, Silver Linings Playbook, received eight Oscar nominations. Here’s hoping he keeps riding a good wave.


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Festive Feast Fuss-free Christmas dining in the comfort of your home!

1. Have It Catered There are plenty of catering options out there, from the simplest and most affordable meal-only deals (bento sets and fried rice or spaghetti) to the allout alternative with thematic set-ups and classy buffet presentations.

Consider: House of Catering, Orange Clove, Table At 7 Price range: $13.90–128+

If you prefer to head out and discover this year’s feasts in the flesh, look out for comprehensive, mouth-watering take-away offerings by outlets around the island. For instance, you’ll find must-try honeybaked hams and traditional turkeys at PARKROYAL’s Plaza Brasserie and Vis-a-Vis French Cuisine.

Consider: Pan Pacific Singapore, PARKROYAL, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Vis-à-vis French Cuisine Price range: Mid to high range 4 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

3. DIY If you have an inclination for culinary arts, roll your sleeves up and put together a meal of your own making! There is no shortage of classic and modern recipes of

Christmas favourites by celebrity chefs or, if you would rather hear from fellow Singaporeans, by local food sources and blogs.

Consider: hungrygowhere, jamieoliver.com, nigella.com Price range: Low to high range

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2. Take Away


Log cake showdown! Bakerzin It’s cake bonanza at Bakerzin: Brandy Ganache with Amer, Milk Chocolate Mousse with Apricot and Mango Jelly, White Chocolate with Cocoa Pearls and Dark Chocolate Mousse. Other sweet treats include fruit cake and macaron specials.

Bakerzin @ Paragon and other locations around Singapore | 6333-6647 Price range: From $48 Swensen’s Torn between cake and ice cream? Swensen’s has five amazing ice cream log cakes for you to choose from, including Christmas Nutcracker (Hazelnut with Chocolate Swirl ice cream), Chocolate Wonderland (made with Chocolate Supreme ice cream) and Merry Caramel (Banana Salted Caramel ice cream).

Swensen’s @ ION Orchard and other locations around Singapore | 6884-5967 Price range: Around $53 nydc nydc has two great log cakes for you to take home this festive season: the good ol’ traditional Winter Choco’ Log, loaded with Belgian mousse, a hint of praline coated and a rich creamy dark chocolate ganache, as well as the Let It Snow Oreo Cheesecake!

nydc @ Wheelock Place and other locations around Singapore | 6736-3253 Price range: Around $32 4. Hire a Personal Chef Although it comes with a heavier price tag, this radical option is sure to provide your guests and you with a memorable dining experience. You will get to choose a chef and your preferred type of cuisine, and to customise the dishes if you like. With the cooking, serving

and even the dishes being taken care of, all you’ll have left to do is sit back and spend quality time with your guests this festive season.

For a little French touch to your log cake, try

Consider: Chef for Hire, My Private Chef, Personal Chef Singapore Price range: $70–715

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier @ The Pier at Robertson Quay and other locations around Singapore | 6235-9007 Price range: Around $52.50 (small)

Laurent Bernard Chocolatier Laurent Bernard’s signature Chocolate Pear log cake.

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Time Out funky fun

Home for the Holidays

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Get ready for a feast for the senses when you stay at experimental boutique hotel Wanderlust. Free your mind with 29 thematic rooms and expect wacky, whimsical designs in every corner, such as a space-themed loft room (kids will love this one), and the one and only pop-art room with a cool glassencased bathtub. Where 2 Dickson Road Price Room rates from $179 www.wanderlusthotel.com

With a two-storey, 100-square-metre kid’s club, the ‘Cool Zone’ makes this world-class resort a great place to stay for the little ones. Three activity centres promise hours of fun for ages 5 to 12. The main attraction, the giant treehouse, features a giant slide that starts from level three and ends in a pool of colourful balls on level one. Where 101 Siloso Road Price Room rates from $330 www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort

Escape the hustle and bustle of town and retreat to Rider’s Lodge for some R&R. Oh, and while you’re busy kicking back and relaxing in the countryside, why not take up some horse riding lessons? In addition to that, you’ll be able to learn a thing or two about caring for your horse, as well as stable management. Where 100 Turf Club Road Price Room rates from $225 www.riderslodge.net 2/

Farm tours @ D’Kranji Farm Resort Tucked away in Lim Chu Kang, D’Kranji Farm Resort houses more than 30 luxurious accommodation choices and comes complete with first-class amenities – even a spa! Get the full experience by booking a couple of farm tours, where you can try your hand at planting seeds or pruning fruit. Where 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Price Room rates from $170++ HomeTeamNS members enjoy 15% discount! www.dkranji.com.sg 6 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

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Class Act Look out for Hanrey Low on the silver screen next year

s a Patrol Officer with the by director Jack Neo and the late Police Coast Guard, I picked comedian Jimmy Nah (aka “MC up skills such as maritime King”). navigation and handling the public My first role in a local film was I Not Stupid Too, followed by Ah as a police officer. These are useful Boys To Men . From then on, I acted lessons that will stay with me for life. in TV dramas as well. In the Home Team Academy, my I’m fortunate to have experienced fellow trainees and I worked as a life both as an army recruit and a team for three months. We went police officer – not everyone gets to through ups and downs and helped hold a SAR21 and a revolver! one another pass our IPPT and I’m currently involved in another competency tests. Jack Neo film titled The Lion Men , I started acting as a stage which will be showing next Chinese performer when I was seven. I New Year. like the feeling on stage when my I will strive for more acting performance can touch opportunities and take up people, and I enjoy the different roles that will sense of achievement challenge myself as an from their laughter in our Home T actor. and applause. screenin eam Besides acting, I’d like That’s when Me n 1 & g of A h Bo NS ys 2! I realised I could 26 for Turn to pagto to go into hosting, making details e music and directing as well, actually make an . to become an all-rounder in impact on people’s lives the entertainment industry. through acting. A dream will only stay as a dream I was 14 when I started acting in if one never takes the effort to make movies. In 2004, I attended the it come true. J Team Acting Workshop conducted

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CPL Hanrey Low, 23 NS appointment: Patrol Officer, Police Coast Guard Actor/student Winner and Best Actor in National Short Play Competition 2008 Actor in local movies Ah Boys To Men (2012) and The Lion Men (2014) Catch Hanrey on Facebook (Hanrey Low), YouTube (HanreyLowOfficial), Twitter (@hanreylow) and follow his blog at hanrepublic.blogspot. com

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CPL FARIDZUAN FARIS BIN NOORDIN, 20 NS appointment: Company Instructor, NSTI and performer with the Music & Performing Arts Club Student and singersongwriter Winner of Impresario 2013 for his original song “Night is Ours”, and a gold medal at the WCOPA in Hollywood for the song “Heartbreaker” YouTube: rippedcache I started singing when I was 14 and was performing solo at 17 during my JC days. Since 2010 I’ve been posting videos of me performing original songs and covers on my YouTube channel.

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Hello Hollywood Vocal trio Soulmstrs shines at the World Championships of Performing Arts hree talented lads from the SCDF have done Singapore proud. Singing trio Soulmstrs represented Team Singapore at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood this July, and brought home three gold and two silver medals. The three singers all met at the SCDF’s Music & Performing Arts Club, when they were all company instructors at the NS Training Institute. Here is their story in their own words.

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The SCDF’s Music & Performing Arts Club has made me a better musician. Here I get to meet amazing musicians who help build my confidence, and I get to learn harmony while on the job. I am inspired by artistes such as Beyonce or Usher and I try to emulate them, be it vocally or their work ethic. I’ll continue to write songs and I hope to get them on radio soon. My favourite quote is: We don’t have the power, but we never say never. This reminds me to push on despite the odds, regardless. Don’t let anyone question your artistry. Do you.


CPL (NS) MOHAMAD JUZAZWAN, 25 NS appointment: Company Instructor, NSTI and performer with the Music & Performing Arts Club Freelance speech and drama trainer and performing artist Facebook: JulesJumariOfficial Website: julesjumari. wix.com/jules I started performing at the age of nine in school dramas and competitions. I have been singing in musical showcases since 2006. In future I plan to do more shows and expand my contacts. I’d like to do an original show in collaboration with other artistes. For the WCOPA, we had to give ourselves a name, so I came up with the name “Soulmstrs”. Our voices are our instruments, and we’re all about feel – hence “soul”. For my solo acting segment at the WCOPA at Hollywood, I played a guy with an eating disorder – in a bathrobe. It’s not easy to have a career as a performer alone. So I also work as a host as well as a speech and drama instructor to pay the bills. Stay true to yourself. Be humble and be open to suggestions and criticism. Always be eager to learn from others.

CPL FARHAN SHAH, 22 NS appointment: Company Instructor, NSTI and performer with the Music & Performing Arts Club Singer-songwriter Top 12 finalist of Singapore Idol 2009, and debut single (“Mengapa Kau Harus Pergi”) made it to the Top 20 radio chart and won double nominations at regional awards show Anugerah Planet Muzik Facebook: FarhanShahMusic I was in an acoustic band until I joined Singapore Idol in 2009. Thankfully I made it to the top 12. Then I got my debut single out on the radio, and I’m humbled by its success on the charts and in a regional music awards show. There’s always room to improve. I watch videos of great performers to get inspired and motivate myself to get there. It’s important to stay hungry, because once you lose that, you’ll never get what you want. That inner strength and burning passion is your fuel. Don’t let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams. Get rid of negative people around you. I’ll be releasing my second single to the radio at the end of this year – stay tuned for updates on my Facebook page!

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In the Force – MHA sps Volunteer

touching hearts, one at a time Religious counsellor Ustaz Salim believes every one deserves a second chance

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“I want to let them know that religion is a way of life, not a mindless ritual,” said Ustaz Salim. He approaches inmates as a friend and less of a religious leader, because his experience has taught him that some inmates might feel inferior and become less inclined to engage. Ever ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear to inmates, even after their release, Ustaz Salim

finds volunteering a fulfilling experience, even though it might be time-consuming. “Even if only one person’s life is touched, all the effort is still worth it,” he said. At the Home Team National Day Observance Ceremony held on 5 August, Ustaz Salim received the Minister for Home Affairs National Day Award (Home Team Volunteers).

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rowing up in a kampong when he was a little boy, Ustaz Salim Bin Mohamed Yusoff, 53, recalls the rampant use of drugs in his neighbourhood in the 1970s. “The young men would run into my house to hide when there were police raids, a lot of ganja smokers in my area back then,” said Ustaz Salim. “They would get high, beg for money and sleep along the streets and their parents would feel embarrassed because it was a small kampong,” he added. So, 25 years ago, Ustaz Salim started volunteering as a counsellor for after-care addicts at the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and subsequently involved himself as a religious counsellor with the Singapore Prison Service (SPS). He finds fulfilment in passing on life skills to inmates and offering religious guidance to those who wish to learn more about the Islamic faith. Ustaz Salim started a 22-monthlong Muslim intensive religious counselling programme for longterm offenders. The curriculum was designed to help inmates handle problems and temptations after release.

“We may not be able to change all those in our class, but if we could just change one person, that would be more than good enough,” said Ustaz Salim, 53, religious counsellor with the Singapore Prison Service

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In the Force – SCDF & SPF

Back row (L-R): SSGT (NS) Wee Chun Liang Archer; SSS (NS) Ng Chee Chuang Simon; DSP (NS) Mohammed Nurizham Shah Bin Abdullah; CPT (NS) Adrian Heng Cheng Hui; WO (NS) Mohd Norhan Bin Jamal; WO (NS) Gobal s/o Narayanasamy Front row (L-R): DSP (NS) Tan Yew Yaw; SUPT (NS) Tan Hock Yuen Jon; Mr Ng Joo Hee, SPF Commissioner; Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs; Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs; Mr Eric Yap, SCDF Commissioner; LTC (NS) Martin Lee Mui Seng; MAJ (NS) Sim Meng San

Homegrown Heroes

Sons of Singapore Honouring our NSmen at HomeTeamNS Awards 2013 ince 2007, the Home Team acknowledges outstanding NSmen from the SCDF and SPF for their contribution to the nation. This year’s winners range from 31 to 42 years of age, and five of them have served 10 or more ICTs. At the presentation ceremony held on 17 October at Grand Copthorne

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SUPT (NS) Tan Hock Yuen Jon, 41

LTC (NS) Martin Lee Mui Seng, 37

Director of Security NS Deputy Commander, Police Coast Guard ICTs served: 8 NS is all about making Singapore a safe place to live in. That’s why our NSmen play such an important role. Receiving this award is a great achievement for me, and I dedicate this to my team, because I couldn’t have done this without them. 14 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

Financial Consultant Battalion Commander, Civil Resource Mobilisation, HQ SCDF ICTs served: 11 The Civil Resource Mobilisation Battalion is unique as our NSmen are exposed to a different aspect of our rescue operations, which requires them to pick up new skills. As a Battalion Commander, I need to integrate my men and ensure that they are proficient in carrying out their tasks.


DSP (NS) Mohammed Nurizham Shah Bin Abdullah, 40 Associate Director NS Deputy Commander, TransCom ICTs served: 15

Systems Engineer Head Operations, 32(A) Rescue Battalion, 3rd CD Division ICTs served: 15

I am honoured to receive this award, as it is a recognition of my contribution to total defence. I hope all NSmen can think positive about NS, and to volunteer to serve beyond their 10- or 13-year cycle.

It does not matter what role you play in NS. What matters is how you contribute. When you are called upon, every NSman should contribute to the best of their abilities for the security of Singapore.

DSP (NS) Tan Yew Yaw, 42

CPT (NS) Adrian Heng Cheng Hui, 32

Architect NS Head Operations & Training, Bedok Police Division ICTs served: 14

Senior Programmer Analyst Deputy Commander, Bukit Batok Fire Station and Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of Singapore ICTs served: 5

NS is very much a part of my life. To me, NS presents me a good opportunity to serve Singapore and contribute back to society. I have enjoyed serving in whatever capacity that is required of me. I am also glad to be involved in the revamp of our HomeTeamNS clubhouses.

Every ICT is a good refresher for us as we are able to put our firefighting, rescue and medical skills to good use. The rapport fostered is beneficial to our operations, as teamwork is crucial when we are responding to emergencies.

SSS (NS) Ng Chee Chuang Simon, 37

WO (NS) Gobal s/o Narayanasamy, 32

Senior Manager Learning & Development NS OC Training, Tanglin Police Division ICTs served: 3

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MAJ (NS) Sim Meng San, 36

Business Development Manager Regimental Sergeant Major, 21(B) Rescue Battalion, 2nd CD Division ICTs served: 8

It is a privilege to be able to serve my NS duties. Serving NS is a great way to keep fit, and I get to catch up with many old friends during my ICTs.

Regardless of your race or religion, everyone has a role to play in protecting our homeland and our loved ones once he puts on the SCDF uniform.

SSGT (NS) Wee Chun Liang Archer, 36

WO (NS) Mohd Norhan Bin Jamal, 31

Business Development Manager NS OC Support & Service, Central Police Division ICTs served: 10 Not everyone gets the chance to serve the nation, so I am proud to be given this opportunity. Instead of seeing NS as a liability, why not embrace it and do it to the best of your ability? I am happy to be recognised for my service.

Supervisor Regimental Sergeant Major, 12(B) Rescue Battalion ICTs served: 9 My NS experience with SCDF has always been rewarding. It gives me great satisfaction to work with fellow comrades who share the common goal of keeping our nation safe. Nov窶電ec 2013 / frontline 15


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Terms and conditions: • Valid from 16 September 2013 to 16 March 2014 at any POPULAR and { prologue } bookstore and UrbanWrite store (except POPULAR school bookshops and tertiary institutions) • Valid for 1-Year Adult or Student new sign-up and renewal applications only • Valid upon presentation of a valid HomeTeamNS membership card • Not valid in conjunction with any other discount (card, voucher and/or promotion) • Other terms and conditions apply

Go Wet and Wild at Siloso

The beach’s the place to be this New Year’s Eve! When 31 December, 6pm–6am Where Siloso Beach Sentosa Fees Special member price of $45 (usual $65) from any HomeTeamNS clubhouse except Pasir Ris; price includes one beer and soft drink Contact 6665-4600 Siloso Beach Party, Asia’s largest beach countdown, is back! Count down to 2014 with 12 hours of nonstop action at five distinct party zones, our giant foam pool and sandy dance floor from 6pm to 6am! Party to music you love, be it heart-pounding hits at the Main Arena, chilling out to lo-fi and beach house tunes at Coastes, indulging in plush party sounds at Azzura Beach Club, surfing to the rhythm at Wave House Sentosa, or grooving to the beats at the new beach bar, Mambo! Limited to 500 tickets while stocks last! Offer ends 30 November. See you at the beach in 2014! 16 22 frontline / Nov–dec NOV–DEC 2013


EATZI GOURMET

This festive season, be sure to order Eatzi Gourmet’s halalcertified Christmas Cakes & Roasts packages! Festive menus are available at our restaurants for both Christmas and New Year. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10% discount on online orders! Visit www.jppepperdine.com for details.

Pedro

Footwear and accessories brand embodying modern and contemporary luxury.

10% off on regular priced items

Receive a Pedro membership with minimum $160 spend in a single receipt Terms and conditions: • Promotion is only valid for regular-priced items except for shoe care products • Promotion period is valid till 31 December 2013 • HomeTeamNS card must be presented at point of purchase • Promotion is valid at all Pedro stores in Singapore • Other terms and conditions apply for Pedro Membership

Birthday Treats

It’s your birthday Enjoy the rewards of being a HomeTeamNS member with exclusive treats during your special month

OUR IN-HOUSE TREATS SPA LE’ KRATON

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6569-2515 Enjoy 50%+10% off on any face or body treatment (valid for one time only) STARBOWL

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6564-7500 Waiver of shoe rental TANG SPORT SHOP

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6561-7078

Tel: 6899-2588 20% off a la carte and set menu ART DE SPA

HomeTeamNS-JOM@Balestier, Tel: 6251-0058 50% off a la carte treatment BAZGYM GYMNASTICS SCHOOL

HomeTeamNS-JOM@Balestier, Tel: 6256-8191 Free trial session worth $30 for the birthday child JIMM’S PUB & KARAOKE LOUNGE

LASER QUEST

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6563-5231 HomeTeamNS@Sembawang, Tel: 6758-0852

Birthday package worth $180

Complimentary bottle of red wine worth $60

$10 voucher

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6665-4632 BUKIT BATOK GOLF RANGE

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Tel: 6567-4800 Free 50 balls GUILIN RESTAURANT

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok,

TEN DOLLARS CLUB FAMILY KTV KARAOKE

HomeTeamNS@Chinatown, Tel: 6225-1231 HomeTeamNS-JOM@Balestier, Tel: 6252-5508

EATZI GOURMET BAKERY (HALAL-CERTIFIED)

www.jpperperdine.com 15% off birthday cakes (minimum 1kg) for online orders only

Terms and conditions: • Limited to one redemption on birthday month • Not valid for full-month cakes and wedding packages • Not valid with other vouchers, promotions, credit card offers and member’s discount • Print out the email order confirmation and present it with your membership card and NRIC during collection • Valid on eves of and on public holidays and special occasions

Dockers

313@Somerset #02-37, Bugis+ #02-01, CityLink Mall #B1-24, Plaza Singapura #03-45, Raffles City #01-14 50% discount

Terms and conditions: • Valid during birthday month • Visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg to print out birthday voucher • Not valid with other promotions or discounts • Present NRIC and membership card to enjoy the offer

FIG & OLIVE (HALAL-CERTIFIED)

E-Hub Downtown East #02-119 and Jurong Point Shopping Centre #B1-62/63 www.figolive.com

Free Brownie Divine worth $8.90 25% off total bill

Terms and conditions: • Valid during birthday month • Discount applicable with a minimum spending of $100 on a la carte menu • Not valid with other promotions and discounts • Promotion valid at all Fig & Olive Singapore outlets • Present NRIC and membership card to enjoy the offer

KIND HEARING

The Heeren #12-09 and Novena Square 2 #B1-135 Call 6235-2425 for appointment Free hearing test valued at $80

Terms and conditions: • Valid during birthday month • Not valid with other promotions or discounts • Please quote “HomeTeamNS” when making your appointment • Present NRIC and membership card to enjoy the offer

ME NUTRITIONS

For purchase, please call 9456-4537 20% discount on ME Nutrition Brand

Terms and conditions: • Valid during birthday month • Not valid with other vouchers, promotions, credit card offers and member’s discount • Present NRIC and membership card to enjoy the offer

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Perks & Privileges

Membership has its privileges

Renew your HomeTeamNS membership and win attractive prizes! Sign up or renew your HomeTeamNS membership and get a Columbia Leather Watch worth $138!* Plus stand a chance to win a trip for two to Gold Coast Australia or other amazing prizes in our lucky draw!**

Grand prize 5D4N trip to Gold Coast for two worth $4,000! Fly by Singapore Airlines!

2-year membership

5-year membership

10-year membership

$2.09/month

$1.67/month

$1.25/month

$50

+ 1 lucky draw chance Creative earphones worth $39

$100

+ 2 lucky draw chance Timex digital watch worth $59

$150

+ 3 lucky draw chance Columbia leather watch worth $139

Payment can be made at:

• All HomeTeamNS clubhouses except Pasir Ris • AXS stations • Cheque, cashier’s order or money/postal order made payable to “HomeTeamNS” to the following address:

Membership Services Department

HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, Singapore 659003 Terms and conditions: • *Applicable for 10-year membership term. Promotion will only begin from mid-November onwards. For more information, visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg • **Promotion ends on 30 June 2014. Lucky draw date is set on

• Management reserves the rights to amend and change terms and conditions without prior notice. • For enquiries, email membership@HomeTeamNS.sg or call 6665-4600

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Time to Transform Change is in the air at these clubhouses!

November 2013 onwards • Bukit Batok Clubhouse (Levels 1 and 2, including covered carpark) December 2013 onwards • Balestier Clubhouse (Basement and Level 1) January 2014 onwards • Balestier Clubhouse (Gymnasium) • Chinatown Clubhouse Visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for a detailed list of facilities affected. We regret any inconvenience caused. We seek your understanding and patience while we upgrade ourselves to serve you better. 20 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

Tee

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Where

Event

14 November 2013 (Thu)

Sembawang Country Club

Monthly Medal

13 February 2014 (Thu)

Jurong Country Club

Monthly Medal

20 March 2014 (Thu)

Keppel Club

Monthly Medal

Date and venue are subject to change. Visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg or email Sunarti@HomeTeamNS.sg for rates and registration.


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Go north Explore Penang, Ipoh and Hat Yai this December!

From 5 to 9 December, enjoy the best of Malaysia and Thailand in a road trip by Auto Adventure Club and Overlanderz. Try the local delicacies, shop for CNY products in Hat Yai, enjoy wholesale prices at Makro supermarket, visit a pomelo plantation in Ipoh and more! You’ll get four-star accommodation and all your coordinates programmed with free Garmin GPS, plus a free pre-trip car inspection and be escorted by an experienced recovery team. Sign up now! Twin/Triple Share

Adult

Children with bed

Children without bed

Auto Adventure Club member

$540

$428

$328

HomeTeamNS member

$558

$448

$348

Public

$568

$468

$368

Visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for more information. To register, call Eugene Ong at 6665-4607 or email Eugene_Ong@HomeTeamNS.sg

Native Birds’ Day at Jurong Bird Park

Fly over and learn about native birds on 23 and 24 November. Be the first five members to write in and win one adult and one child ticket! Join a forum helmed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, National Parks Board and Nature Society, and go on a photography trail. The little ones can stop by our education booth and learn about our native birds! Forum participants are entitled to a 50% discount off normal park admission. Seats are limited, so sign up now! Terms and conditions: • The first five readers who write in with the headline “Frontline reader loves Native Birds!” to corpcoms.jbp@wrs.com.sg will win one adult and one child ticket to Jurong Bird Park, valid on 23 November 2013. • Submissions must include name, NRIC, contact number and email. • Tickets are to be collected from Jurong Bird Park on day of visit. • For more information, visit www.birdpark.com.sg Nov–dec 2013 / frontline 21


What’s On

HomeTeamNSJOM 12th Anniversary Dinner

When 29 November (Fri), 7pm–10pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Function Room Fees Per table of 10 pax each: $350 (members), $400 (guests)

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Meetup By the Poolside

Enjoy a seated course dinner with stage entertainment. When 30 November (Sat), 12pm–6pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Poolside Cafe Fees $3 (members), $5 (guests) A bi-monthly, informal business sharing and networking session for like-minded towkays in HomeTeamNS and JOM.

Robotics Camp: Battle Bots – War of Darkness

When 16 December (Mon), 12pm–5.30pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Learning Centre Fees $57 (members), $62 (guests)

When 12 December (Thu), 2.30pm–5pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Learning Centre Fees $25 (members), $30 (guests) Help Little Ozzi magician defeat a wicked wizard and find his way home! Learn to perform different hands-on magic tricks and activities. Students will learn about the logic and science behind magic tricks. For children 7 to 10 years old. Slots are limited to 15 children, so sign up now!

When Prelim: 7 and 8 December (Sat and Sun), 12pm–6pm Semifinal and Final: 15 December (Sat), 12pm–6pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Space Rhythm Snooker and Pool Fees $40 (members), $45 (guests) • Attractive prizes and trophy to be won! • High break 70 points and above: $100 • Century break: $100 • Limited slots of 32 entries • Note: Top 16 seeded players are not eligible to participate

Brainy Workout with FunFitz

The Great and Powerful Little Ozzi Magician

Snooker Championship 2013

Build teamwork, logical thinking and social skills in this fun workshop! In the morning, students will get to work on hands-on IQ challenges and puzzles as they help the Special Ops squad to find the gang leader’s hideout. In the afternoon, they’ll get some physical fun in the FunFitz programme, where they learn the fundamental skills of modified ball games. For children 7 to 9 years old. Slots are limited to 15 children, so sign up now!

When 17 December (Tue), 12pm–5.30pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Learning Centre Fees $57 (members), $62 (guests) Evil robots are trying to gain control of Earth with a time warp capsule on a remote planet. Can you build and program a robot to battle the evil robots and regain control of the time warp capsule? Participants will be given missions to complete as they put their understanding of the robot design and programming into use. For children 7 to 11 years old. Slots are limited to 12 children, so sign up now! Note: Students will be working in pairs and team according to their level of competency. LEGO Mindstorms Robotics set will be used. Robots cannot be brought back home.

To register, call Eddric at 6353-3131/6351-8139 or email events@hjc.org.sg 22 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

HomeTeamNS Management reserves the right to cancel or postpone the courses offered with prior notice via email and website. In the event of cancellation of a course, a full refund will be made to participants who have paid before the commencement of the course. Please visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for updates on the courses offered.

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Iron Boy Amazing Science

When 19 December (Thu), 10am–12.30pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Learning Centre

HomeTeamNS-JOM Karaoke Contest 2014

When Prelim: 21 and 22 February 2014, 7.30pm–10.30pm Semifinal: 28 February 2014, 7.30pm–10.30pm Final: 7 March 2014, 7.30pm–10.30pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Ten Dollar KTV Club Fees $20 (HomeTeamNS/JOM members), $25 (Ten Dollar Club member)

Fees $25 (members), $30 (guests) Find the mastermind behind bomb threats in the city! As Iron Boy, experience science in an interactive way as you decipher codes, learn about magnets, find out how light works, have fun with weird illusions and a whole lot more! For children 6 to 8 years old. Slots are limited to 15 children, so sign up now!

Entrepreneur interest group’s networking and Year-end Wine Dinner

When 27 December (Fri), 7pm–10pm Where HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Function Room Fees $45 (members), $50 (guests) Connect with business minds over fine wine as you look back on 2013. Includes two red and two white wines per table and lucky draw. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Sign up now and we’ll send you a confirmation upon successful registration. Visit www. HomeTeamNS.sg or email eddric@ hjc.org.sg for more details.

• Cash prizes worth $3,200 to be won! • Open to HomeTeamNS/JOM and Ten Dollar KTV Club members • SAFRA members who are interested to join are welcome to join as a Ten Dollar Club member and participate under the Ten Dollar Club member category • Registration for Ten Dollar KTV Club members can be done at any Ten Dollar KTV Club outlets. Visit www.tendollarclub.sg for more information • Past HomeTeamNS-JOM Karaoke Contest winners and winners of any national karaoke contests are not allowed to participate

SuperBowl now open at Balestier! Now you can bowl to your heart’s content at just $3.80 per game for members ($4.50 for guests). We’re now open daily 10am–1am (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays 10am–2am).

For enquiries, events and lane bookings, call 6250-1100 or email balestier@superbowl.com.sg Nov–dec 2013 / frontline 23


What’s On

SG Cartooning Workshop

Build it better with LEGO bricks

When 23 November (Sat), 10am–12pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, CELL Room Fees $50 (members), $52 (guests) Learn the basics of creating your own cartoon in this hands-on workshop by cartoonist Iskander Walen. This is a fun way to develop creativity, communication, drawing and writing skills for both children and adults. Get step-by-step guidance and expert guidance and apply the techniques learnt on the spot!

fun climb for kids

When 30 November (Sat), 9am–11am Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Adventure Centre Fees $29.95 (members), $37.45 (guests) Children can get an introduction to climbing a rock wall with a belayer. All safety equipment and helmets included. For ages 7 to 12.

It’s Baking Time!

When 30 November 2013 (Sat), 11am–12.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, CELL Room Fees $45 for members (parents with children of age 4 and above are welcome), $50 for guests

Relaxing DIY Massage Workshop

When 7 December (Sat), 11am–1pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, CELL Room Fees Free Massage your way to a healthier body and mind. In this workshop, learn head, neck and shoulder massage to relieve stress and tiredness. Note: This workshop is a demonstration only. Notes will be provided for use during the workshop at no additional charge.

Join local brick artists BricksBen and HomeTeamNS for a morning of brickbuilding fun! • Create your own masterpiece with LEGO elements in this workshop for the young and the young at heart! • Build four original brick creations with instructions provided: Magnet SLR, Little Pony, F1 Racer and WALL-E • Bring home your very own brick creation! www.bricksben.com www.facebook.com/ bricksbencreations

When 14 December (Sat), 10.30am–1pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, CELL Room Fee Per child: $25 (members), $27 (guests) Bake your own oatmeal crisp for Christmas! Equip your child with baking skills in this workshop, which is designed to develop creativity, fine motor skills and self-confidence. Each child brings home their own creation and a certificate of attendance. For ages 3 and up.

To register, call Eugene Ong at 6665-4607 or email eugene_ong@hometeamns.sg 24 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

HomeTeamNS Management reserves the right to cancel or postpone the courses offered with prior notice via email and website. In the event of cancellation of a course, a full refund will be made to participants who have paid before the commencement of the course. Please visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for updates on the courses offered.

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Club News Opening Special at Villas @ hometeamns Bukit Batok Enjoy 30% discount at our new villas

Relax in our sanctuary in the west at these unbeatable prices. Now you can enjoy an additional 10% discount for walkin booking at HomeTeamNS@ Bukit Batok! Terms and conditions apply. For details, visit www. HomeTeamNS.sg

OFF-PEAK/PEAK*

OFF-PEAK/PEAK*

Superior Room 2-night

(20% discount)

$119.80 / $145.50

$154.00 / $179.80

$128.40 / $154.00

$162.60 / $188.30

Deluxe Room

HomeTeamNS Ordinary/Associate members

Social/SAFRA/PAssion/ JOM members

Guests

OFF-PEAK/PEAK*

OFF-PEAK/PEAK*

OFF-PEAK/PEAK*

$119.00 / $189.00

$148.75 / N.A.

$166.60 / N.A.

$98.00 / $168.00

$122.50 / N.A.

$137.20 / N.A.

2-night

(20% discount)

Book now and enjoy 20% discount at your home away from home in the north! Promotion valid till 15 November. For details, visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg

Superior Villa 1-night (30% discount)

Social/SAFRA/PAssion/ JOM members

HomeTeamNS Ordinary/ Associate members

Deluxe Villa 1-night (30% discount)

Sembawang resort School Holiday Promotion

*Including eve of public holidays and public holidays

foe enquiries, email staycation@hometeamns.sg

Bukit Batok Delights

Exclusive member discounts for you!

HomeTeamNS accommodation Policy

➊ Change of two (2) month advance booking for HomeTeamNS members to four (4) month advance booking with effect from 1 January 2014.

Spa Le' Kraton

Change of cancellation and amendment penalty to the following with effect from 1 January 2014.

• Eyes Lifting LPG at only $58 • Neck Slimming LPG at only $58

guilin restaurant

• 20% discount for a la carte menu  during weekdays only

Removal of three (3) days prior booking policy with effect from 1 November 2013. Walk-ins will be accepted with a minimum of 2 nights’ booking.

More than 14 days

14 days or less

Amendment

Admin fee of $21.40

No amendments

Cancellation

50% of rental fee

No refund

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Upcoming

Flame of the Forest Funk meets fusion with this local Indian-Western classical trio Be spellbound by the music of brothers Krsna Tan (sitar) and Govin Tan (tabla/percussion) and cousin Dexter Tan (violin). Krsna and Govin’s father was one-third of Flame of the Forest, a local band that played fusion music in the 1980s. The band is currently is on their way to releasing an international album, publishing books and performing at concerts to promote peace and culture. Support local talent and check out their website at www.flameotf.com!

sembawang clubhouse Free Movie Screening at Sembawang Starting 4 October, every Friday–Sunday, 4.30pm and 9.30pm at the Seminar Room Visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for updates on movie titles!

Free Movie Marathon! Ah Boys to Men 1 & 2 When 30 November (Sat), 1.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Auditorium

Register at HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Front Counter. For enquiries, call 6665-4608 or email Jonathan_Chen@HomeTeamNS.sg 26 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

Monthly Car Boot Sale at Sembawang Happening on the first Saturday of every month! Only $20/slot for members ($25 for non-members). To book your slot, call Wee Lip at 6757-7107 or email Wee_Lip@ HomeTeamNS.sg

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What’s On

HomeTeamNS Management reserves the right to cancel or postpone the courses offered with prior notice via email and website. In the event of cancellation of a course, a full refund will be made to participants who have paid before the commencement of the course. Please visit www.HomeTeamNS.sg for updates on the courses offered.

sembawang clubhouse

Sembawang Open House When 9 November (Sat), 2.30pm–6.30pm

Join us for all the new happenings at Sembawang! There are demonstrations by professional athletes (fin swimming, water polo, roller skating), hands-on trials (snorkelling, scuba diving, soccer clinic), talks (underwater photography, scuba diving), free movie screening, car boot sale and lots more. Limited trial slots available! To join us, see the contact details at the bottom of this page. See you there!

Family Treasure Terrarium Hunt @ open house Workshop When 9 November (Sat), 10.30am–2pm Fees Per team of two: $30 (Ordinary/ Associate members), $35 (Social/SAFRA/ PAssion members), $40 (public); per additional pax: $13 (Ordinary/ Associate members), $15 (Social/SAFRA/PAssion members), $17 (public)

When 24 November (Sun), 4pm–5.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Sembawang, Seminar Room Fees $47 (members), $50 (guests)

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Join our Family Treasure Hunt in teams of at least a parent and a child (age 6 and over), and find treasure the British Navy left behind during WWII. Includes light refreshments, one T-shirt each and attractive prizes! Registration closes 8 November, so sign up now!

Ice Cream Making Workshop

When 24 November (Sun), 2pm–3.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Sembawang, Seminar Room Fees $27 (members), $30 (guests)

Learn about the history and science behind ice cream and make your very own scoop of fun! One parent gets to take part for every child who signs up.

Learn about botany, conserving plants and design your very own terrarium! One parent gets to take part for every child who signs up.

Donut Making Workshop

When 7 December (Sat), 2pm–3.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Sembawang, Seminar Room Fees $47 (members),$50 (guests)

Choco Craze Workshop

When 7 December (Sat), 4pm–5.30pm Where HomeTeamNS@Sembawang, Seminar Room Fees $37 (members), $40 (guests) Create your own yummy chocolate animals with edible chocolate dough! Knead it, shape it and eat it in this workshop. One parent gets to take part for every child who signs up.

Christmas Celebration

When 21 December (Sat) Santa is coming to Sembawang! Sit on his lap and make a wish, and join us for some carolling, Christmas movie marathon and car boot sale!

Make your own baked (not fried) donut from scratch and enjoy a healthier snack! One parent gets to take part for every child who signs up. For children 4 to 10 years old.

To register, call 6757-7100 or email Wee_Lip@HomeTeamNS.sg Nov–dec 2013 / frontline 27


Courses

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9–11am and 3–5pm $192.60 (members), $240.75 (guests)

12 sessions private swimming lesson (1:1–4 students) From $107 (members), $133.75 (guests) 4 sessions, 30–60 min each 6351-7139 (Mr Eddric Yang) eddric@hjc.org.sg

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9691-4973 (Ms Jean Tan) jh_jean@yahoo.com.sg

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TAEKWONDO Learning Centre M

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For the kids AIKIDO Learning Centre

Min. 11 sessions Gym Boys/Girls (For ages 6–8) For ages 5–12 $280 (members), $290 (guests) 7.15–8.15pm Min. 11 sessions For ages 13 and above Physio Gym (For ages 5 and 7.15–8.30pm above with special needs) $135 (members), $150 (guests) $340 (members), $350 (guests) 3 months Min. 11 sessions hq@aikidoshinjukai.com M

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BALLET Dance Studio M

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$110 (members), $115 (guests) Pre-Ballet (For ages 5–6) 9.30–10.15am, 3.15–4pm $110 (members), $115 (guests) Primary Ballet (For ages 6–7) 10.15–11am, 2.15–3pm $110 (members), $115 (guests) Grade One (For ages 7–8) 11.15am–12.15pm $120 (members), $125 (guests) Grade Two (For ages 8–9) 12.15–1.15pm $130 (members), $135 (guests) 9734-8983 (Ms Evangeline Chong) dancingstar.sg@gmail.com


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Swimming Pool children swimming lesson (1:10 students)

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Club News event

One with the Force Engaging our NSmen through the Committee to Strengthen National Service he Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) is committed to gain insight from the public on NSrelated issues, to take a deep look into NS and examine how Singapore should position NS going forward. How can we recognise and appreciate the contributions of NSFs and NSmen? How can we manage the demands of NS, work and personal life? How can we provide opportunities for the broader community to contribute to defence? How can we optimise the contributions of NSFs and NSmen? These are all questions that the CSNS seek to address by consulting the public. On 21 September, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs,

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Home Team NSmen get the chance to speak their mind at a CSNS Focus Group Discussion chaired by Mr Masagos Zulkifli (inset) on 21 September

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spf: Strong public support for NS S continues to enjoy strong public support, and is a national institution deeply rooted in our Singaporean identity, according to an independent study conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies. Commissioned by CSNS, these findings were shared at the 4th CSNS meeting chaired by Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Home Team Academy on 8 October. The meeting discussed more opportunities for full-time NSFs to contribute meaningfully, and to increase recognition and support for NS. These include increasing the number of leadership positions available for full-time NSFs, and measures to increase societal awareness of our NSmen’s contributions. The meeting also discussed expanding the pool of vocations available to NSFs. For example, non-service fit NSFs in SPF may look forward in the future to frontline support vocations such as cyber-security and CCTV monitoring. During the meeting, Director PNSD presented the SPF mission and how enlistees are trained and deployed. He illustrated them through TransCom, where they perform high-visibility patrols to ensure the security of our porous MRT system, and the Police Coast Guard, which maintains the integrity of our borders. He also shared SPF plans to transform NS personnel into crime prevention ambassadors and practitioners in their civilian capacity. The CSNS is in the midst of the second phase of engaging Singaporeans through conversations on NS to gather perspectives and ideas. The third phase, comprising of town hall meetings, started in October 2013 and will discuss possible proposals in greater detail. Members of the public who wish to take part in the discussions can sign up at www.strengthenNS.sg.

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scdf: Ensuring work-life balance n 23 September, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence, and Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs, visited the NSFs and ORNSmen at the Bukit Batok Fire Station, where they chaired a meeting with the Support for NS Working Group – one of two working groups under CSNS. Mr Alvin Yeo, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, said those with exceptional talents such as in sports, science or the arts should be able to nurture their interest as they fulfil their national commitment. This was a key topic discussed when the Support for NS Working Group met for the third time. LTA (NSF) Liang Yao Chang, a Platoon Commander of the Special Rescue Unit (SRU) shared his experience in the eight-month Rota Commander Course, where he gained firefighting and rescue skills and honed his leadership skills. The SRU is unique in that it is an operational unit comprising 95% NSFs. The unit conducts decontamination during a chemical, biological or radiological incident as well as rescue operations in a mass casualty situation. CPT (NS) Adrian Heng Cheng Hui, a Home Team NSman of the Year Award winner in 2013, said that it is motivating to know that the SCDF is also playing its part in ensuring that ORNSmen can better juggle their work and family as they contribute to the Force.

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Club News

Swinging Good Time HomeTeamNS Annual Golf Championship 2013

n 11 September, 128 golfers tested their skills at the most challenging course in Singapore Island Country Club – the 18-hole New Course. Gracing the occasion was Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs. The winner of the HomeTeamNS Challenge Trophy was Zainal Samad, while the Best Gross Player was Mohamed Redhza. Well done to all our winners! The HomeTeamNS Annual Golf Championship 2013 was organised by HomeTeamNS GolfLinks with the kind support of these sponsors: Lay Auto Pte Ltd, SHAW Foundation, Hong Leong Holdings Limited, AETOS Security Management Pte Ltd, Ten Dollar Club Pte Ltd, Batok Mas Pte Ltd, Starbowl, Jimm’s Pub & Karaoke Lounge, Navicom Technology Pte Ltd, Indah Puri Golf Resort, Bodywork Concepts Pte Ltd, Freshening Industries Pte Ltd, YG Marketing Pte Ltd, Singapore Pools (Private) Limited, MST Golf (Singapore) Pte Ltd and COSEM Safety & Security Services Pte Ltd.

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Roll of Honour 2013 1st

Ong Keat Huat (39pts)

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Kevin Ryan (38pts)

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Jimmy Tan (38pts)

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Daniel Foo Lye Fong (37pts)

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Zainal Samad (37pts)

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Seah Yong Chwan (37pts)

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Abdul Rahman Harun (37pts)

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Jack Foo (37pts)

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Jayaram Suppiah (37pts)

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Simon Chng (36pts)

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Ong Tian Huat (36pts)

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Eric Chua Yang Soon (36pts)

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Yeo Kim Sai (36pts)

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Wendy Ang (36pts)

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Jeffrey Tan (36pts)

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Hooi Jee Sum (36pts)

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For the Young at Heart Have fun during the year-end holidays! Tour and Workshop to Mint Museum of Toys When 30 November (Sat), 10.30am–12.30pm Where Mint Museum of Toys Fees $17 (members), $19 (guests), $13 (child 2–12 years old) Includes entrance fee and workshop materials Closing date 15 November Lose yourself in the world’s first purpose-built museum for toys and rediscover your favourite childhood characters. Join an Arm Puppet workshop with your child and bring home your new toy!

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Father and Child Camp Challenge 8 Dec When 8 December (Sun), 9am–5pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Adventure Centre Fees For father-son pair with son 7–12 years old: $145 (members), $160 (guests) Includes lunch and tea break, T-shirts and souvenirs Closing date 20 November Have fun with your little one as you take part in a fun adventure racing around the new Adventure Centre!

HomeTeamNS Junior Adventure Camp When 11 December (Wed), 8.30am–6pm Where HomeTeamNS@Bukit Batok, Adventure Centre Fees For ages 7–12 years: $95 (members), $105 (guests) Includes breakfast, lunch, tea break and camp pack (with T-shirt) Closing date 22 November Complete our wilderness challenges to test your skills and confidence in our first-ever Junior Adventure Camp. Earn yourself an accomplishment badge in Rope & Climbing! Limited to 30 slots, so sign up now!

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One on One interview

Our HomeTeamNS Strongman Jeffrey Tan has brought the club from strength to strength for 16 years Tell us a little about yourself. I served in the SCDF for many years before I took over HomeTeamNS. I was an avid sportsman and lifesaver, and I was already helping in CDANS (Civil Defence Association for NSmen), organising family events and carnivals, when I joined HomeTeamNS.

What was it like when you took over the club? When I started, HomeTeamNS was known as CDANS and we were developing the club in phases every two years. For example, we built the bowling alleys and shooting range in 2000, then by the next two years we’d improve the gym and archery range, and

About Jeffrey Tan, 58 General Manager of HomeTeamNS since 1998 Served as Head of Operations in the first SCDF Division (1st CD Div) in the 1980s Previously a member of the Singapore Life Saving Society, Singapore Canoe Federation and national coach with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association Awarded the Public Service Medal for his rescue work in the collapse of the Hotel New World Father of two sons and grandfather of two Plans to travel with his wife after his retirement 34 frontline / Nov–dec 2013

then we’d work on the adventure centre, and so on. Along the way we also established the HomeTeamNS Strongman Challenge™, which has since become our signature event.

For the Lantern Festival in 2000, we made a lantern three storeys high and floated it down Clarke Quay. This was the most memorable moment for me. Having been in uniform before I joined HomeTeamNS, running the club was also a learning experience for me, as I had to adjust to working in a civilian environment. I am happy to say that our staff have done much to bring our NSmen together as a family, and to make this a club that they can call their own.

What would you like to share with our readers? I thank my hardworking staff for their sacrifice. It was a challenge having to manage so many clubhouses with such a lean team. I will miss my staff the most! I am also grateful to the management – Mr Masagos Zulkifli, A/P Ho Peng Kee, Mr Ng Joo Hee,

“I will miss my staff the most!” Mr Eric Yap, Mr Khoo Boon Hui and Mr James Tan – for their support. I salute our NSmen who helped in our committees, and to you, all our members, who have made it all worthwhile. It has been a wonderful journey with all of you. Moving forward, I am confident that HomeTeamNS will have a lot more to offer. We’re upgrading in phases, and with the NS45 initiatives and increase in new members, we’re confident we can deliver a better experience for our Home Team NSmen. Thank you for your support all these years. See you!


On the Edge awesome facts

Surviving Santa Why the jolly old saint has the toughest job ever

It’s a nightmare to deliver Try going down millions of gifts to the right addresses written in hundreds of a chimney/ languages, even with GPS aircon vent/ rubbish chute A mutiny is always possible with a sack with his reindeer (led by union and a figure leader Rudolph), who protest against working like that! overtime while wearing ridiculous red bulbs on their noses

He needs to eat ten McDonald’s meals a day to maintain

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He gets ambushed by jealous husbands the world over – all thanks to the song “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus”

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Every year his elves need to bail him out countless times after local police mistake him for a burglar


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