Sep 3, 2019

On 7 Sep, Singapore Discovery Centre lets Kids try IPPT & SOC, eat combat ration & chiong an obstacle course on water!


On 7 September 2019, bring your kids down to Singapore Discovery Centre's OUR ARMY DAYS and let them learn more about the Army's training through fun and engaging ways. Dads, especially will be able to relive their NS memories with a wide range of military-related activities and share with their family about their NS experiences!


There will be three zones to challenge all toughies; Family, Survival and Warrior, bursting with a slew of challenging and exciting activity stations. Put yourself to the test and clear as many stations as possible and stand to win fabulous prizes in the lucky draw!


FAMILY ZONE (12 Stations)
Recommended for children aged 3 years and above

1. Resupply Mission
Venue: SDC Lake
Participants (1 adult &1 1 child) will venture out on a pedal boat with a box of 'ammunition'. They will be tasked to race to an inflatable pool to deposit the box; simulating a re-supply mission and pedal back.

2. Firers Watch Your Front
Venue: Loyalty and Confidence Classroom
Participants will get the chance to experience the basics for rifle range - holding the rifle, positioning, sighting, breathing and taking aim. They will then exercise the fundamentals of marksmanship on 2 x Fig. 12 pop-up targets and then take down the targets with automatic Nerf rifles.

3. Grenade Throwing
Venue: Unity/Wisdom Classroom
Experience grenade throwing like in BMT training! Station masters will role play as commanders guiding participants in the proper process of throwing a grenade at the enemy.

4. Colours of our Emblem
Venue: Function Room Both inside & outside)
Take part in the colouring of a military-themed art canvas.

5. Dress Up (Photo Booth)
Venue: Concourse (Lake-half)
Kids will get to try on No. 4 & No. 1 uniforms, and snap photos.

6. Face Painting
Venue: Concourse (Lake-half)
Kids can get their face painted with camouflage cream.

7. Left-Right-Left
Venue: Concourse (Lake-half)
Children will try simple commands, such as Attention, At Ease, Turn Left, Turn Right and Kelaur Baris.

8. SAF 101
Venue: PEG (Outside Concourse)
Embark on a self-guided tour at the Founding Leaders and Security Pavilion galleries to answer 8 questions. Receive an Aide Memoire upon completion.

9. Medic! Medic! Medic!
Venue: Blackbox
Participants will receive CPR and AED lessons, and try their hand on practicing these skills on medical dummies.

10. SAFTI Bus Tour
Departing times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
Enjoy a tour through SAFTI MI and get to know the intricate details and history of the iconic place.

11. Short Film Marathon
Screening of 3 short films: Gallant, SQ117 & Blood, Sweat and Tears.

12. Stage Performances
Enjoy music performances from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Stay on for the grand lucky draw at 5.30pm for a chance to win a Samsung S10, 2D1N Staycation at RWS, Nintendo Switch or $100 Capitaland vouchers!

SURVIVAL ZONE (5 Stations)
Recommended for children aged 11 years and above

1. IPPT Challenge
Venue: Discovery Land
Participants get to try 2 out of 3 stations based on the new IPPT stations - they will have to do as many reps of either push-ups or sit-ups within 1 minute.

2. Strike Observer Mission
Venue: Forested Path near Discovery Land
Kids will use binoculars to recce their assigned sectors and report the number of enemies and weapons.

3. For Honour and Glory
Venue: Discovery Land
A giant inflatable obstacle course! 'Nuff said.

4. Survival Village
Venue: Open field next to Discovery Land

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Go through a workshop on jungle survival and a demonstration on basha-pitching. Kids can even try their hand at heating up combat rations to taste!

5. SOC
Venue: Mini SOC ground behind Army Museum
Kids will be coached on how to clear the mini Standard Obstacle Course and challenge their physical and agility skills.

WARRIOR ZONE (4 Stations)
Recommended for children aged 14 years and above

1. OTOT Carry On! (Paintball)
Venue: Paintball Area
Enjoy the thrill and learn about the basics of shooting at the paintball range. For 14 years old and above only.

2. Scaling New Heights
Venue: Along Hormat Ave
Experience the thrills of rock-climbing and challenge one another in a race to the top!

3. Chiong Ah!
Venue: SDC Lake


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Clear a water obstacle course over the SDC lake! Just remember to bring an extra set of clothes. Participants must be 1.2m and above.

4. FIBUA
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall


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FIBUA stands for fighting in built-up areas, where participants will engage a force-on-force urban operations battle with laser tag weapons while navigating through an inflatable maze at the same time!

WOW, those are sure a lot of activities to try out for one single day!

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Ticket price is $12 per person and includes the following:

- Admission to OUR ARMY DAYS on 7 Sep 2019.
- Unlimited number of tries for each station within the opening hours on 7 Sep.
- Entry into OUR ARMY DAYS lucky draw held on 7 Sep 2019.
- Admission for the latest blockbuster movie at iWERKS Theatre (Valid from 7 Sep to 31 Dec 2019).
- Admission to the SDC’s new and exciting Military XD Ride (Valid from 7 Sep to 31 Dec 2019).
- Admission to SDC’s exhibitions for all ticket holders including foreigners.

Yes, the ticket admission also allows you to watch one movie at iWERKS Theatre. Psst, new movies like Frozen 2 and the new Star Wars movie are coming out at the end of the year so keep your tickets until then! Considering weekend prices at the movies is $12.50, it is not too bad a deal!

Do note that children 2 years and below do not require a ticket.

Purchase your tickets via HERE.


FLASH GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

Congrats to CHIN YIN!
Please email me at kelvin@cheekiemonkie.net for ticket collection details!

I have FIVE tickets worth $60 to give away to one lucky family!

To participate, all you have to do is tell me which station your kid will love! Leave your comment either in the corresponding Facebook post HERE or in this blog post.


INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING!
SHARE this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook for a BONUS chance! Remember to set your profile to public so that I can see the shared post.

Giveaway ends on 4 September 2019, 1800 hours.

GOOD LUCK! 😊

Useful Information

OUR ARMY DAYS
Date: 7 Sep 2019
Time: 10am - 6pm
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Tickets: $12
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1 comment :

Unknown said...

I want! The Family Zone! Cool! I want to let my girls in comfort zone to experience it. Thank you!

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