Saturday, February 14, 2015

Celebrity-led tour to #SAF50atVivo with Irene Ang

2015 is a special year for all Singaporeans. 

Not only does it marks the 50 years of Singapore's independence, it is also the 50 years milestone for the formation of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Our independence did not come by easy, military defence plays a big part in keeping Singapore secure and to deter foreign intervention. To celebrate this remarkable milestone of SAF’s 50th Anniversary, the three armed forces — the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) have come together to showcase the military exhibition at SAF50 Vivo.

Actually I try to ballot for the tickets to #SAF50atVivo, however lady luck is not with me again and I didn't manage to got it. Thank FLY Entertainment for this invitation, I have the opportunity to go on a celebrity-led tour to SAF50atVivo hosted by Irene Ang. This is awesome!

With my tour guide, Irene Ang, who will be leading us through exclusive routes, sharing behind-the-scenes information and giving more insight about SAF50.

Our first destination was on boarding Landing Ship Tank (LST) RSS Endurance - one of the Navy’s largest warship.

RSS ENDURANCE 207 is equipped with a well-dock and a flight deck, they provide sealift capability to the RSN.

The SAF personnel sharing with us their experiences during the search of AirAsia flight QZ8501. They have recovered a body and fuselage of the plane.

Exploring around.

Looking down from the highest peak.

Paused for a selfie against the beautiful scenery of Sentosa.

With HP who was on board the tour too.

Finally we board the Fast Craft Utility (FCU). The ride was the best part of our tour. FCU brought us out on a ride to experience riding on this gentle giant.

Wore a cap so that my hair will not be so messy and flying around.

The short 15 minutes ride was coming to an end, we were reaching the dock.

The FCU is part of the Navy's asset and plays a vital role in land-sea operations. It can lift up to 18 tonnes of equipment and personnel, at a speed of up to 20 knots. That is how the troops and equipment are transported across rivers and seas.

We returned safety back to RSS ENDURANCE thanks to the Navy officers who were working hard behind the scene.

With my friendly tour guide, Irene Ang. Thanks for organising this educational tour.
This marked the end of visit to RSS ENDURANCE. Time to head down to the land for more exhibitions about SAF in Vivo City. 

We stopped by at the RSAF Black Knights exhibition.
The Black Knights is the official aerobatics team of the Republic of Singapore Air Force featuring six F-16C Fighting Falcons in formation flight.

The three armed forces has come a long way to become who they are today.  Thanks to the pioneer and current servicemen and women for the great jon. You guys are the pillar of strength to our nation.

They were showcase of military vehicles where the public have the chance to check out the vehicles up close.

More and more military vessels.

The RSAF impressed us with the world's most sophisticated aircraft.

There were mini games going on as well. 
See, Irene Ang was learning to fire the missile of the enemy warcraft.  

Training to be soldier, fight for our land. Singapore Army is always there to ensure that our defence remains strong and solid. Salute.

A group photo to end off the insightful tour at SAF50 Vivo.

It was an unforgettable and fun education insight where I learnt and experienced more about the work life of SAF. It makes me want to join SAF too.

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