On 15 February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese during World War II. So in conjunction with this year’s Total Defence Day, we invite you to participate in a series of fun and meaningful activities, to remind ourselves that all of us have a part to play in defending our country. Here, we throw the spotlight on three of these activities that you can participate in, no matter where you are in the world.
Let's Stand Together Photo Montage
Take a photo of your arms outstretched and join in to form Singapore’s longest online human chain! This simple activity represents how we can make a difference individually, and collectively when we stand united as one.
Perhaps one idea is to take your photo in front of an iconic landmark in your city! However creative you can get, visit the Let’s Stand Together website to submit your photos. At the website, you can also scroll through the photos and try to spot your friends and family already in the chain!
My Friend in Deed Personal Story Competition
A friend in need is a friend in deed.
Submit your personal story that best describes this maxim on the Total Defence Facebook page through words, pictures and videos, and stand to win attractive prizes like iPad Minis and CapitaVouchers in the categories of Most Inspirational and Public Choice.
Do also visit the Gallery to read the submissions to not only vote for your favourite stories, but to be inspired by people who’ve overcome challenges with the support and helping hands of their friends and families.
Into its seventh year, this annual animation competition has youths from all over Singapore exercise their creativity and talents in creating one-minute animation clips to the theme “Together We Overcome.” Marking ten years since the SARS epidemic, the Top 10 clips is a showcase reaffirming the message that when Singaporeans work as one, we can overcome the challenges that we face as a nation.
Visit the N.E.mation page to watch the clips. Vote for your top three favourite clips and you stand to win attractive prizes! Voting ends 7 Feb.
By Tan Meng Chuan