#TotalDefence against the #COVID19 enemy will be crucial during this circuit breaker period, if we are to win this war. But for each of us, it can also be a precious time to do the things that we wish we could if there was time. That time is now. Here are 14 Total Defence activities to keep you occupied at home to better yourself, away from others, and ultimately, safe.
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Thank God for caring govt and loving wife! Reusable masks for my kids :) praise the Lord for blessings small and big amidst crisis! True genuine reliable leadership by example and love for one another within family through crisis :) #essentials#SGUnited#SGTogether#SGCares#TOTALDEFENCE
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My heart is always with Singapore no matter where I am. I am sure that we will be able to navigate the recent obstacles and emerge stronger as a country.
As Deputy Prime Minister read out the 3rd budget to soften the blow on our economy, I am glad to see that the government is doing what it can to help Singaporeans. No budget and no scheme is perfect.
Please support our local hawkers and food stall businesses who might not be tech savvy or might not have the reach through the strained delivery companies. You can check them out below;
Stay home and stay safe!
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Do help share DPM Heng’s announcement of the Solidarity Budget aka Budget 3.0 in Parliament today 💪🇸🇬😁👏🙏🏻This is the third round of support after the Unity Budget and Resilience Budget within the last 2 months.
I shared during the announcement of Resilience Budget that should the need arise, we will do even more. We hear what many of you have shared what you were going through, therefore the Solidarity Budget. We have made adjustments to earlier schemes. We want to further support our businesses and Singaporeans when the COVID-19 circuit breaker measures are in place.
Please remember that this builds on Resilience Budget, Budget 2020 and all existing policies and previous budgets. All these continue to apply!
I also hope all of you will do your part. Stay at home!! Spend time with loved ones ❤️
Let us all cooperate and break the transmission chain.
Do read through in detail and share widely.
Have put together all the different graphics. Please use and share as needed.
Take care everyone! Look after each other! 💪🇸🇬 #SGUnited#SGTogether#SGCares#TOTALDEFENCE
We have set up an online application for the Temporary Relief Fund. Do help to share this widely so that those who need help can apply directly.
If you know of those who. We’d assistance but who may be unable to or unfamiliar with online application, do assist them by directing them to the nearest CC or SSO. Thanks!
Take care everyone! Look after each other! 💪🇸🇬 #SGUnited#SGTogether#SGCares#totaldefence
“Success is a journey, not a destination. Some doors will shut along our path and we’ll just need to find another way to achieve our goals.”
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During his address today, PM Lee emphasized the need for good personal hygiene and the importance of keeping a safe distance from other people. He assured all that Singapore has enough food suppliers to last us this period and beyond and thanked our frontline heroes for their efforts and sacrifices. As stricter measures are being applied as a circuit breaker and we adapt our daily lives, let us recognize that this will help reduce the risk of a big outbreak occurring and in turn help prevail against COVID-19. “It will be a Long fight, but if any country can see this through, it is Singapore. We have the resources, we have the determination, we are united.” Let’s push through this period together, do our parts alongside the frontline and emerge stronger from this together as one.
Do you know what is spreading as deadly as the Covid-19 virus? It is the spread of inaccurate or false information. From traditional Chinese medicine dispensed from Wechat Hospital, to Covid-19 medical degrees conferred by Whatsapp University, there have been a load of false information that is making its way around the world. To make matters worse, there are a lot of negative sediments directed at people from China and the US. Therefore, it is important that we carefully filter through the information presented online and only share what we have fact-checked. Stay optimistic online and refrain from racist and xenophobic comments because no Covid-19 virus has ever been killed by that before.
The rainy days are here. We should all take a good look at our finances now. Large social gatherings have stopped, but your bills have not. Even though our government have helped us out a little, do spend these aids wisely. Continue to be hardworking and frugal because nobody knows how long this battle will last.
Keep your money for your needs, the wants can come later. Also, beware of scammers who are preying on you with their "this is the time to invest" schemes. Invest in something only if you truly understand it. Stay safe people!
While this is not the first time the world has gone through a deadly pandemic, it is indeed the first time we are doing so in a day and age where everyone is so connected by social media. Fake news, negative emotions and racists slurs have never spread around the world as easily as now. Therefore, it is important that we put technology to good use. Use it to help with contact tracing, disseminating prevention tips or even to motivate one another. It sure beats being a complain queen!
As we all know by now, there are heightened restrictions to our social activities. While it might bring inconvenience to our lives, it matters because social distancing is essential in containing the spread. Do your part by limiting non–essential outings and keep your home/workplace clean. Everyone can play a part, just pick up a towel!
Wear a mask only if you are sick and call your healthcare provider to inform them of your visit. This will allow them to be best prepared to recieve you. If you are sick, go to the doctor and not to your employer. Also, don't be a doc hopper! Once again, we want to thank all our frontline heroes for their commitment and bravery.
TGIF! Our Total Defence Special Exhibition, Will You Do You?, will be coming to an end this weekend. Come on down to experience this escape room style exhibition for the last time.
Time-travel to a dystopic Singapore and find clues to create a brighter future for Singapore.
Stay vigilant for the long-haul. In fact, our battle against Covid-19 is going to be an acid test of our quality of healthcare, standard of governance and most importantly, our social capital. I guess we all know by now that we are not facing any shortage of food and supplies if everyone just get what you need. Furthermore Malaysia have guarantee the supply of food in the next two weeks, so don't panic buy. Let us not be third world citizens in a first world society by using some civil-mindedness.
[WEEKEND ACTIVITIES] School's out and the March Holidays are finally here! Start it with a bang by checking out these activities happening this weekend! 😆
1. Total Defence: Will you do you? 🤔
The Singapore Discovery Centre's Exhibition: Will You Do You encourages you to play an active role in defending the Singapore. With five interactive zones that simulate real-life problems, try your hand at other activities too, such as the Military XD Ride – Operation Lightning Crush.
2. Disney: Magic of Animation 😲
For the first time in Southeast Asia, this exhibition features over 500 art pieces spanning nearly a century and specially curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Ends 29 March, with tickets for Singapore Residents get at $16 for Adults and $12 for Children.
What other events are you attending this holiday? Let us know!
One of the great things about COBRA GOLD is that it provides a platform for participating nations to help local communities. Our SAF engineers were happy to partner with their Thai and American counterparts to build a multi-purpose hall for Ban Krang school in Phitsanulok. It was a privilege for Ambassador Kevin Cheok to take part in the dedication ceremony for the building, along with Royal Thai Army Chief of Joint Staff GEN Chalermphon Srisawasdi, US Ambassador Michael DeSombre, and Phitsanulok Vice Governer Kriangwit Techawitthayawaitin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ambassador Kevin Cheok met Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) @oursingaporearmy personnel in Phitsanulok province last week. The SAF personnel were in Thailand to participate in EX COBRA GOLD, the largest annual multinational military exercise in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore is one of 6 participating nations and have been involved in this exercise since 2000. Proud to see our soldiers flying the flag! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today marks the 55th year since the bombing of MacDonald House. The attack came during the heat of the Konfrontasi conflict.
On this day, let us remind ourselves that everyone has a role to play in Total Defence and the security of our country. We should always stay vigilant and look out for one another.
Let us also recognise the bravery and sacrifices of the people who had fought, suffered and died to defend Singapore during Konfrontasi.
We have been using UVC light treatment to disinfect all soft toys upon admission since the hospital's inception 4 years ago. This ongoing procedure is employed mainly to safeguard the wellbeing of our human staff and plush patients against potential cross contamination from pathogens present in soft toys. In view of the current COVID-19 situation, we have extended the duration of UVC light exposure to all soft toy patients and also introduced ozone gas treatment for complete and thorough sterilization. UVC light and Ozone gas are scientifically proven effective in eliminating viruses, fungi and bacteria. They are 100% safe to use on soft toys and we have taken the necessary precautions when operating the UVC light and Ozone gas emission devices to ensure the safety of all humans, soft toys and the environment.
Below are some interesting reads on UVC light and Ozone gas: