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BMTC WELCOMES PARENTS BACK TO TEKONG FOR SONS’ ENLISTMENT EXERCISE

The Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) recently uploaded photos into an album on their Facebook page showing the enlistment for the BMT cohort of 02/22.

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What was different in the enlistment exercise for this cohort this time round is that parents and loved ones were welcomed back to Pulau Tekong for their sons’ enlistment exercise.

This is after a hiatus of two years which stopped visitors from going into the island to send their sons off to start of their National Service life because of the ongoing pandemic.

BMTC gave the reason that Singapore is transiting towards endemic living and thus they have decided to let parents and loved ones come to send the enlistees off.

Parents and loved ones required to take ART test

As part of safe management measures and to ensure the safety of the recruits and staff on Pulau Tekong, parents and loved ones who visited the island were required to take supervised Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) before they were granted permission into the island.

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Guided tour of the facilities

Parents and loved ones were also treated to a guided tour of the facilities in Tekong where the enlistees would live and train in for their entire BMT period.

They were also introduced to the equipment which would be issued to the enlistees right before they were led to the main auditorium to see the enlistees take the oath of allegiance.

After the tour, they got to bade their farewells before leaving the island.

Here are some photos taken on the day with BMTC’s post

“As Singapore transitions towards endemic living, Basic Military Training Centre(BMTC) has also started to welcome parents and loved ones back after a 2 year hiatus for the 02/22 BMT Enlistment process right here @ Pulau Tekong.

To minimise the spread of COVID-19, parents and enlistees will be required to take supervised Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) before being ferried over to Pulau Tekong.

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At Pulau Tekong, parents and loved ones will be treated to a guided tour of the various training venue & structures, enlistees’ bunks and lastly, an explainer of the equipment that will be issued to every enlistee.

Before ending off their trip, they will be ushered to the Main Auditorium where they will get the opportunity to see their child take the sacred oath of allegiance and also bid their goodbyes.

As the enlistees formally begin their journey of defending the place we call home, BMTC would also like to thank all parents and loved ones as Singapore continues its journey towards endemic living. #ExcelThroughBasics”

For more photos of the enlistment exercise, you can visit the BMTC Facebook page here.

Image source: BMTC/Facebook

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