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Total Defence Day falls on 15 February, the day Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942 during World War II. It serves as a reminder to Singaporeans that everyone has a part to play in defending our country.
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We were recently invited to the Total Defence Conference that was held at Food For Thought, National Museum of Singapore, and there, we managed to scoop up some exciting news about the Total Defence campaign for this year!

The concept of Total Defence was introduced in 1984 and it serves to highlight the important role that every Singaporean plays in the defence of Singapore! Even till today, Total Defence is still relevant and it is Singapore’s comprehensive defence strategy that encompasses five key aspects; military, civil, economic, social, and psychological defence.

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What does it take to keep our country safe, our people united, and our future secure?

With the theme, “30 Years of Total Defence: Because You Played A Part”, the 2014 Total Defence campaign seeks to reaffirm the role that everyday Singaporeans have played, whether big or small, individually or part of a larger group, in keeping our country strong, safe, and secure over the years.

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A nine-day interactive exhibition, “Total Defence 30: An Experiential Showcase” will be held at the National Museum of Singapore from 15 to 23 February 2014 and it presents insightful and honest perspectives on how Singaporeans from different walks of life make meaning of Total Defence in their daily lives.

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Visitors to National Museum of Singapore can also catch the forum theatre performance, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” which will be staged across the nine days. The play transports the audience to the year 2022 where crisis scenarios that Singapore may face in the future unfold on stage and members of the audience are invited to participate and comment during this interactive performance. Bringing audience experience to a more personal and reflective level, the forum theatre aims to encourage the audience to evaluate their values and priorities and find new ways of tackling challenges.

Other activities available to the public during the nine days of the interactive exhibition include a Total Defence Walking Trail, which will bring participants back to the year 1942, when Singapore fell to the Japanese.

As part of the 2014 Total Defence campaign to commemorate 30 years of Total Defence, a short film to bring out the theme “30 Years of Total Defence: Because You Played A Part” was also commissioned.

Titled “Hands”, the two-minute film comprises five mini-stories, inspired by real stories of everyday Singaporeans, and it expresses the different ways that Singaporeans have played a part in Total Defence. It is directed by award-winning local filmmaker, Mr Meng Ong.

Event Details

Total Defence 30: An Experiential Showcase

Sat 15 Feb, Fri 21 Feb and Sat 22 Feb | 9am to 10pm
Sun 16 Feb – Thu 20 Feb and Sun 23 Feb | 9am to 8pm

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897

Admission Fees:

Now, 15 February is one day after Valentine’s Day and if you’re racking your brains for some ideas about how you can spend some meaningful and quality time with your family members and loved ones, you might want to consider heading down to the National Museum of Singapore that weekend. Who knows, when you are at the National Museum of Singapore, you might unknowingly discover that even up till today, you are still playing an active role and contributing towards Total Defence.

For more information about the Total Defence 2014 campaign, visit Total Defence Singapore’s Website.

Hello Everyone,
today I am going to share about the Night Lights Festival 2011 @ the Singapore Arts Museum and the Voyage Night Festival 2011 @ the National Museum of Singapore. Initially, Baby and I just wanted to visit the Flea Market at the Singapore Arts Museum but we ended up visiting both the Nigh Lights Festival and the Voyage Night Festival instead.

Night Lights Festival 2011 @ Singapore Arts Museum

Happening On: 26 August to 3 September from 7:30pm to 2:00am in the morning

Admission is FREE

Event Information:

Be dazzled by this nine-evening outdoor showcase of spectacular light installations from France. Encounter these intriguing works as you enter the Bras Basah cultural precinct at SAM, School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore Management University (SMU) and National Museum of Singapore (NMS). Revel into the night with an array of weekend activities including a flea market, film screenings, a chic thumping Parisian club party, a fun new media installation and, of course, exhibitions at the museums.

For more information about the event, you can visit the Singapore Arts Museum website <–< or download the Official Brochure <–< here. I recommend you to visit this event if you’re an avid photographer as there will be tons of opportunities for shooting night photographs.

Voyage Night Festival 2011 @ National Museum of Singapore

Happening On: 26-27 August (which is over already but fret not) & 2-3 September (YOUR LAST CHANCE SO DO NOT MISS THIS!)

Admission is FREE

Event Information:

Voyage Night Festival 2011 is an evocation of the spirit behind journeys of departures,arrivals,landings; of passages, pilgrimages, inter-marriages encountered in sound,movement and images.

Voyage! remembers the spirit of our forefathers from Asia and Europe who have landed in Singapore giving us legacies that have enriched Singapore. The NHB museums, located at the heart of the Bras Basah Bugis Cultural District is home to many ethnic minorities – Eurasians, Jews, Armenians and many more -, welcome all Singapore to embark on a musical voyage under the stars.

For more information about the event, you can download the Voyage Night Festival 2011 Schedule <–< or download the Voyage Night Festival 2011 Programme Guide here <–<. Seriously, even if you’re not quite an artsy sort of person, you should still visit this event with probably your other half as the atmosphere is really romantic; psst: bringing your other half to an event like this makes you look very culturally intelligent! =P

Flea Market at the Singapore Arts Museum



Inside the Singapore Arts Museum









My Most Favourite Exhibition of ALL!

The blue thingy you see are actually the “Tomy” train tracks that kids play with. Some of the photos have been shot from different angle; hence making it seem like what it is supposed to be when its not. You will get what I mean when you visit the exhibition for yourself!






That’s Me Trying to Imitate As A Guard In A Night at the Museum


Voyage Night Festival 2011

The One and Only Picture I Have


Pardon me for the blurry image as it was taken with the Iphone Camera. Lesson learnt: Must start investing in better cameras. Directors of Canon/Nikon , if you happen to be visiting my blog, would you like to sponsor me? =P