Sunday, June 07, 2009

Home Team Exhibition 2009 - WS

Officers from Prison Service demonstrate how they would overpower a violent inmate

I brought my foreign students to the Home Team Exhibition 2009 held at Suntec City on Saturday and returned on Sunday with my family. The exhibition provides the public a glimpse into what the Home Team has been doing to keep Singapore safe and secure.

We were taught how to prepare effectively for a crisis and to do our part for our community to make Singapore a best home for work, play and starting a family.

Interesting and fun activities were available too. There was a booth to try your hand shooting a pump gun. The queue was long, we had to pass that. :(

The kids were in awed of the police dogs who are the heros in the search for suspects, location of victims or to detect narcotics, illegal immigrants and explosives at our land, sea and air checkpoints.

Participants taking part in a quiz

Visitors can take part in a quiz similar to Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and win cool souvenirs of the Home Team. I didn't get a chance to participate as I was busy taking pictures of my students and listening to the duty officers from different members of Home Team providing interesting insights into the extensive planning and preparations carried out behind the scene.

The Home Team is aiming to recruit up to 1,500 officers this year. At the Recruitment area, officers from various members of Home Team were available to answer any queries from interested individuals. Members of the public could also volunteer their time in Volunteer Special Constabulary, prisons and civil defence.

My souvenirs and prizes from the exhibition :D

My students were absolutely thrilled. They were allowed to take photos while riding on the traffic police bikes and fire engines. They learnt first aid from SCDF officers and practised on one another. It was fun bandaging up a friend or teacher. :D They also received lots of souvenirs from the friendly officers.

Home Team Exhibition 2009
6 & 7 June 2009 (10 am to 6 pm)
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre





My First Commenter - Stanley

44 comments:

  1. I think every one should make it a point to visit the Exhibition

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  2. i always enjoy watching exhibition of any kind, make me think that people can do amazing things.
    WeekendSnapshot

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  3. stanley,
    It was an interesting and educational exhibition, one that concerns our family, home and country.

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  4. Willa,
    Indeed. A lot of planning goes into such exhibitions. It requires lots of co-operation from all the units.

    When the public not only derive fun but learnt something from it, it is a successful event.

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  5. Sounds like a great organization and exhibition.

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  6. A good exhibition. Would love to have seen it.

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  7. Singapore really has lots of interesting activities for its local. Congratulations for another interesting week....and nice loot! oh Thank you so much for your WS visit. Have a great week ahead!

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  8. you've received lots of souvenirs and prizes! ;-)

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  9. How many foreign students do you have? They're from China?

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  10. Oh, something like Homeland Security?
    Anti terrorist?

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  11. Capt Picard,
    You would love the weapons and special vehicles on display. :)

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  12. Kero,
    There are lots of activities and events during weekends. I am more tired during weekends due to attending many such events. :P

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  13. Monica,
    Generous gifts from the organisers. :D

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  14. Doreen,
    Glad to hear you're back.

    I have quite a number from all over SE Asia.

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  15. yenjai,
    Home Team consists of the police, prison, Immigration, ISD, narcotics, civil defence.... etc.

    They keep Singapore safe and secure. :)

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  16. that's really a cool exhibition and i'm hoping that there'll be more applicants for this. It's a good thing to do.

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  17. you sure have gotten quite a lot of souvenirs back from the exhibitions. i would love to see some of those police dogs too. :)

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  18. Interesting. I'm sure the foreign students appreciated this. Lots of souvenirs too. What's inside the gold pouch? :)

    Have a good week!

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  19. Dora,
    Lots of souvenirs because of the many members in our Home Team. :)

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  20. Marites,
    There were many applicants at the Recruitment area. I hope the Home Team meet their recruitment target of 1500 officers.

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  21. levian,
    I have written a separate post on the police dogs in the next post. :)

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  22. Lynn,
    The exhibition was an eye-opener for the foreign students. They had fun and are looking forward to more of such exhibitions.

    In the gold pouch are chocolate chip biscuits baked by inmates.

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  23. so this is Singapore's version of Homeland Security! what a great field trip for your students. have a great week!

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  24. Very informative and educational too. Great exhibition.

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  25. Hi, ECL! Congrats for being FC on my blog for the very first time! Finally! Haha! : )

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  26. What an interesting exhibition! I think I will enjoy myself there too! And so many souvenirs you got back! : )

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  27. So did you get bandaged by your students? ; )

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  28. Hello my dear fren!!!! Got an Award for you!!!!!! Cheers!

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  29. Thank you for filling me in about the event. I have heard from one of my friends that it was a good show, but I didn't get to go because I didn't know it was held on the weekend that had past!

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  30. A very creative way by the ministry to recruit people. You don't often see govt agencies doing these kind of exhibitions :P

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  31. it looks like you had great fun! what's inside the pouch? am curious. hehehe

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  32. this is so cool. u must be on cloud 9 to receive so many goodies from the exhibition.

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  33. Another fun-filled activity for you and the kids. Just wondering, how does the dogs check on illegal immigrants?

    Have a great week ECL!

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  34. How interesting and great information to know on safety. I bet the dogs were very fun to see!

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  36. What a cool field trip ECL. You are such a fun teacher...wish you were my teacher when I was young.

    I didn't know about this...oh well hubby just came back from a trip(He's alright) so he was tired anyway.

    But this looks interesting. I want to ride in police bikes too;(!

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  37. This is really a fun exhibition I would love to have in my homeland plus all the goodies too.

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  38. u nvr tell me! I was so bored on sat after work bcoz all my kakis r overseas.

    tt is a LOT of souveniors!

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  39. That looks like an eventful day. Glad you had a great time at the exhibition. Those are nice souvenirs.

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  40. I think it is nice for children/students to be exposed to this kind of exhibition. Good job Teacher ECL!

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  41. I would have liked to see that. Hey, I could use that Red Cross kit. It would be good in emergency. I'm trying to prepare people for the flu pandemic. Check out my blog. ;)

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