Singaporean Identity: NATIONAL SERVICE (NS)
From boy to man
18-year-old Singaporean males, a compulsory two-year national service awaits
them after their graduation from high school.
During this period, they serve as Full Time National Servicemen (NSFs) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF), or the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
This is followed by annual reservist duty until they are 40 or 50 years old depending on their rank. Operationally-Ready National Serviceman (NSman), as they will then be known, are recalled for annual in-camp training or military exercises, each time lasting for one or two weeks.
[Photographs are taken with permission from the photographer for use on this website.]
|Sleeping in tents
under the rainbow~
*all the above photos were taken between year 2008 and 2009