Changi Airbase and Neighbourhood, 70 Years Before

I had a close and personal relationship with Changi Airbase (CAB), and last year I went to dig up some stuff unfolding the history of RAF Changi and the neighborhood surrounding it. Here is a quick history lesson RAF Changi. Johore Battery Prior to Changi Airbase, the British were looking for a suitable site for artillery…

South East Asia’s New Obsession With Docking Ships

In the world of naval warfare, amongst with the theories of naval aviation (aircraft carriers), amphibious operations is the next big explosion of interest of the top brass since World War II. The successful campaigns by the United States in Africa, Pacific and most famously Normandy proved that amphibious assault is a feasible and effective…

A Thought For Those On Duty

While ’tis the season to be jolly’, and the majority of people would be having Christmas dinner with their families and loved ones, there is a group of people who don their uniform and go to work, their day has just started. Everyday, rain or shine, men and women from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF),…

The New Defense Media

Prior to the advent of the Internet and Facebook, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) employs traditional means of distributing news, announcements through the mass media, ie, newspaper, television broadcasts and newsletters such as the Pioneer magazine and the three respective arm’s newsletter. Just like any more traditional media, these forms  are expensive, allows limited space…

Some fun at China’s ADZ

Some fun at China’s ADZ The world has been fixing their eyes on China’s ADZ over the last few weeks, with their latest successful Lunar rover landing, here’s a tongue in cheek news on their future ‘Defense Zone’

The Real Deal

“With great power comes great responsibility “– Benjamin Parker, Spiderman The riot over the last weekend has put some spotlight on the Singapore Home Team personnel, some receiving praises and at the same time drawing some flak. This incident, has reminded myself of one of my thoughts on National Service, especially those who are posted…

Singapore’s Underwater Journey

The island state of Singapore possess an extremely robust armed forces, with her navy operating six Formidable Class stealth frigates and six Victory Class Missile Corvettes as the main surface combatant. Having said that, it is worthy to mention that their navy also operate six diesel submarines (SSK), and is one of the youngest yet…