AEC – Guided Reflection on a Learning Journey
Sem: 1 AY: 16/17
Name: Muhammad Iswardi Adm No.: 1638765 Class: JP 01-06
|Q1. What are some background information you discovered as part of your planning for the visit?
I discovered that Paya Lebar airbase is one of the five airbases in Singapore. Also Singapore polytechnic is represented in the open house itself through our own flying simulator.
|Q2. Discuss in your opinion, some of the key issues related to this visit. (role of NS, duration of NS, defence strategy, defence policy, total defence, ladies in NS, NS Safety, NS Careers etc.)
The key issues in the visit would be the defence strategies and the NS careers. By showing the defence strategies done in the air show, it gives Singaporeans a sense of safety and assurance that Singapore is well protected by the army. While the foreigners watching the air show are given the chance to better understand the strength of our army despite us being a small nation. The other issue is the NS careers as it gives the teenage men in Singapore a platform to help defend the ntion in many different ways. With these NS careers, the Singaporean boys will have a better image of what they want or can be in the future. I myself have asked the NS men there about the careers and started to take up more interest.
|Q3. After this visit, what do you see as your role/responsibility as an individual to the community?
After this visit, I realised that it is my responsibility to ensure that my family, friends and loved ones are safe by going through the compulsory National Service system. This system as I can tell, has brought up many young and brave men whom are capable of keeping our country safe.