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These ProCom officers rushed to help when every second counted

Three off-duty ProCom officers were honoured with the SCDF Community Life Saviour Award for their calm assistance rendered in an emergency.

It might be one of many people’s greatest fears: Seeing a loved one collapse and fall unconscious, with no one around to help except yourself.

Thankfully for one elderly couple on 21 September last year, three off-duty Protective Security Command (ProCom) officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) happened to be passing by around 11am, after completing their morning deployment shift. 

SGT (1) Muhammad Khairul Anam Bin Abdul Halim, SGT (1) Muhammad Izuwan Bin Kamsani and SGT (2) Muhammad Nur Syahmi Bin Mazlan were walking to the public open carpark near Block 343, Clementi Avenue 5 when they realised there was a commotion taking place within the carpark.

“When we got nearer, we understood that there might be a medical emergency,” said SGT (1) Anam. “Without thinking, we instantly rushed over to assist.”


An elderly man was desperately carrying out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on his unconscious wife, who was lying in the middle of the carpark road with a bloodied face.

Upon finding out that he had been performing CPR for 15 to 20 minutes already, SGT (1) Izuwan asked him if he could help as the man was sweating and fast becoming exhausted.

“While my friend Izuwan continued with CPR, I asked the man some questions like ‘How did it happen?’ ‘Did you call an ambulance yet?’” recounted SGT (2) Syahmi.

According to SGT (1) Anam, the aim was to calm the man down and get a full account of the incident. They were thus able to give the necessary information to the attending paramedics, and assisted the ambulance to the exact location where it was needed.

In the meantime, SGT (1) Izuwan was quelling his own internal anxiety about performing CPR on a person suffering a real-life medical crisis – the first time he had ever done so.

“I felt responsible,” he explained. “I had to do my best because I knew that her loved ones were depending on me to save her.”

He stayed calm and composed, and made sure to follow his training precisely: “The situation will make you nervous, but you have to make sure to count, and not rush. I had to just trust what I learnt in performing CPR.”

When the ambulance arrived shortly after, the paramedics took over and the three ProCom officers fell back, knowing that the elderly woman was in safe hands. Still unconscious, she was conveyed to hospital along with her husband.

SGT (1) Izuwan made sure to follow up on her condition afterwards. It turned out that she had suffered a cardiac arrest when she was crossing the carpark towards the void deck. The fall caused her to suffer injuries to her face – hence the blood – and unconsciousness, but she is now in the process of recovering without any other major complications.


The three ProCom officers’ unhesitating actions were recognised in the form of the Singapore Civil Defence Force Community Life Saviour Award.

Downplaying his own efforts, SGT (1) Izuwan said: “While we didn’t do much, I feel that every second counted in this situation where there was a life that needed to be saved. Looking at how helpless the victim was as she lay on the floor unconscious prompted me to come in and assist. I think it’s normal for everyone to react that way.”

The sudden nature of the event also offered some food for thought. Said SGT (1) Anam: “We learnt that we might come across such incidents unexpectedly, even when we are not on duty. And as NSmen from SPF, to ignore such a situation happening in front of us does not seem to be the right thing to do.”

While SGT (2) Syahmi admitted that even during his National Service days with ProCom, he had never encountered an incident where CPR was needed, putting his CPR skills to the test has given SGT (1) Izuwan the confidence to use them again if needed in the future.

“I feel it’s important to have at least the CPR skillset – not only to help others, but maybe even your close ones around you,” he pointed out. “I hope the Community Life Saviour Award brings awareness of this to everyone in Singapore.”

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Meet the NSman of the Year 2022

Having patiently led a nursing home through an anxiety-fraught pandemic, LTC (NS) Marcus Lee proves that serving the nation is a life-long affair.



With the transition to DORSCON green, life is gradually returning to normal in Singapore. The wearing of masks on public transport is no longer mandatory. While some may forget just how scary and uncertain the early days of the pandemic were, those who had served on our frontlines would always remember this challenging period.

LTC (NS) Marcus Lee, a full-time Director (Operations) at Thye Hua Kuan (THK) Nursing Home, will never forget the anxiety that came with the pandemic.

“I joined Thye Hua Kuan Nursing Home in June 2021, as I find great meaning in its mission to serve seniors,” explains LTC (NS) Lee, who oversees all facilities and operations within the 285-bed nursing home in Hougang. “I’ve always had a fondness for public service. This role offered that and more.”

LTC (NS) Marcus Lee with colleagues at Thye Hua Kuan (THK) Nursing Home
LTC (NS) Marcus Lee with colleagues at Thye Hua Kuan (THK) Nursing Home

LTC (NS) Lee’s job became more complex during the pandemic, given the potential panic and anxiety that accompanied the spread of Covid-19 in nursing homes in other countries. “Taking cues from such incidents, we were in our own ‘lockdown’ to minimise the risk of an outbreak here at THK,” recalls the 46-year-old.

The dynamic situation constantly challenged LTC (NS) Lee to consider the worst-case scenarios and draw up contingency plans to mitigate them in advance. He credits his eight-year stint as a career officer in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for his strong foundation in contingency planning and emergency preparedness. “I spent my time in the Search and Rescue Battalion (now Special Rescue Unit) and was also seconded to the Ministry of Home Affairs as a staff officer. These postings were instrumental in helping me to strategise for contingencies.”

Despite the constantly-evolving pandemic situation, thinking outside the box was crucial to instilling a sense of normalcy at THK Nursing Home. “We had to be very sensitive to the needs of our residents at all times. We not only have to take care of their physical and health requirements, but also their emotional needs,” says LTC (NS) Lee. Many of the residents had wanted to see their families, but were unable to do so due to the prevailing Covid-19 measures. To get around this problem, LTC (NS) Lee and his team became creative. “We shared roving iPads that allowed the residents to stay digitally connected with their families and loved ones, while minimising their risk from COVID-19,” he recounts.


The stringent precautions had helped THK Nursing Home to remain safe from the virus, until the surge of the Omicron variant in late 2021. “At that time, there was great unease among our staff, as they were concerned about our residents’ welfare,” LTC (NS) Lee explains as he recounted the detection of the first Covid-19 case at THK Nursing Home in October 2021. “At that time, the safety measures required nursing homes to deliver Covid-19 test samples to the laboratory by themselves.”

To allay the concerns of his staff, LTC (NS) Lee volunteered to ferry the samples in his own car. “Of course, I was nervous about how it might affect my family, including my parents,” he shares. “But I had to lead the team by example.” In addition,  LTC (NS) Lee also ensured strict adherence to the infection control measures, such as the donning of personal protective equipment (PPE) and thoroughly disinfecting his car after the journey. He adds, “In situations like this, your team looks to you for guidance and above all, leadership.”

In recognition of his efforts to combat the pandemic, LTC (NS) Lee was awarded the Public Service Medal (COVID-19) 2022. He will also be named the Home Team NSman of the Year at the SCDF Appreciation Dinner in April 2023, to commend his commitment to serving the nation. To LTC (NS) Lee, leadership requires a “people first” philosophy when working with his colleagues. “One important thing that SCDF taught me is this — if you build strong  bonds with your team, you will be able to overcome any challenge together.”

Heroes among us

Introduced in 2007, the Home Team NSman of the Year Award accords greater recognition to Home Team NSmen for their contributions and achievements towards NS. The award ceremony for the Home Team NSman of the Year 2022 Award will take place on 14 April 2023 at the Istana.

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The valuable lessons these Home Team volunteers have learned by helping others

These Home Team volunteers share why helping others and paying it forward matters to them.


The Home Team Volunteer Network interviewed three volunteers as they share their love for volunteering and giving back to the community, from safeguarding Singapore to learning life-saving skills to helping former inmates.


As a Cadet Inspector who mentors NPCC cadets, Jia Han believes that the friendships made and experiences shared has helped him become a better person. Through his interactions with fellow volunteers and youth, he has also learnt many important life lessons.

“I have learnt so much from volunteering, even more than I have contributed,” he said.

Jia Han will continue to volunteer as an NPCC Cadet Inspector, saying: “Volunteering gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and life experiences with younger cadets.”


Counselling and inspiring former inmates is a key part of Maria Mohammad’s role. She said: “The people that I have helped are also resilient, going against all odds and keeping strong through thick and thin.”

Not only does she inspire former inmates, but Maria also learns from the people she meets. She said: “They motivate me to spread love amongst others and always be positive in every situation.”


For Pei Yi, it is a privilege to be a Civil Defence Lionhearter (CDLH). “I love being a CDLH! It is a privilege imparting life-saving skills to members of the public who come from all walks of life.”

She also enjoys the sense of camaraderie. Pei Yi said: “My team had to work out creative ways to engage our CDLH members and public during the pandemic, like crafting our very own Civil Defence-themed virtual games.”

Her volunteering journey not only helps her develop as a person, but also learn from others. As such, her love for her community makes her determined to do her best to help build a nation of lifesavers and make Civil Defence relevant to the NTU fraternity.

Find out more how you can make a difference in your communityJoin the Home Team volunteers today!

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A baptism of fire for this Home Team NSF, literally

SCDF NSF SGT1 Jovian Ng has always held an affinity the Home Team, from his stint in the NPCC to his current role fighting fires with the SCDF.



SGT1 Jovian Ng isn’t likely to forget the incident on 6 December 2022, anytime soon. After their morning drills at the Brani Marine Fire Station, his unit was called to put out an engine fire on a vessel in Singapore’s southern waters. It was a staggering mission that took the team two-and-a-half hours to complete.

“It was the first time I had helped to put out a fire,” says SGT1 Ng, who supported the operations as a member of the feeding team that provided hoses to a unit manoeuvring the nozzle.

Days like this are strenuous to say the least – their shift doesn’t end immediately after a blaze is contained. In fact, it continues until the end of the 24-hour shift. Not that he’s one to grouse. “It’s something we do to keep our country safe and I’m glad I have the chance to help.”


SGT1 Ng, who enlisted in July 2021, has always held an affinity for his current role in the Home Team. He had joined the National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) as a Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) in secondary school, and had initially hoped for a posting at the Singapore Police Force (SPF) during his National Service (NS) days. But he was equally pleased to be accepted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) instead. “Either way, we’re making a difference to the country,” he says.

The born leader credits his time at NPCC and later, his polytechnic student group, for shaping his career path. These experiences led him to SCDF, where he is an NSF Section Commander and a Navigation Specialist. In the latter role, he is responsible for assisting and operating the navigational equipment aboard firefighting vessels.

Because of his natural leadership abilities, SGT1 Ng was selected as part of the first batch of NSFs who attended the Port Limit Steersman Course. The course equips participants with the knowledge and practical skills to steer marine vessels through various ports. With this certification, SGT1 Ng can go on to work in the marine sector, although he tells Frontline that he has no current plans to pursue this option. “After I (reach my) ORD (Operationally Ready Date), I’ll be heading to Canada to study finance and economics,” he shares.


SGT1 Ng is an avid runner who used to compete in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m events as a student.

But it’s not just marine and firefighting skills that SGT1 Ng will take away from his NS stint. He believes that his time in service has also honed his people skills, specifically through his appointment as an NSF peer support leader who oversaw the wellbeing of his peers. Furthermore, the 22-year-old has grasped several important principles related to leadership. For example, he says he understands that different personality types are partial to varied leadership styles. “So it’s important to learn how each person works instead of just commanding them straight away,” he adds. Such lessons were gleaned through spending time with his charges, from physical fitness activities to more social interactions.

An avid runner, SGT1 Ng particularly enjoys opportunities to bond with his men through fitness activities. “There’s something about a run that builds a bond with a leader and his men, as you feel like you’re all doing something together as equals,” explains the former track and field school team member. “My events were the 400m, 800m and 1,500m races,” he recounts, adding that he continues to run leisurely every week.

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It has been 10 years since SCDF assumed marine firefighting duties from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The Force has led numerous enhancements since then, including the introduction of state-of-the-art fireboats and the construction of new marine fire stations.

The fire SGT1 Ng and his teammates fought is by no means the first time the SCDF has been called to fight maritime fires. Looking back on 30 May 2022, the SCDF was called into action when a boat that was docked at Marina at Keppel Bay caught fire. The fire was extinguished after about one hour with assistance from a water monitor from the Maritime Port Authority.

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When lifesaving meets caregiving

SCDF ORNSmen and their community partners spent a meaningful day giving back to seniors at the Thye Hua Kwan Senior Care Centre at Kaki Bukit.


On 25 October 2022, the Civil Resources Unit (CRU) under Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)’s Logistics Department, partnered with Thye Hua Kwan Senior Care Centre at Kaki Bukit (THKSCC) to organise a charity event based on the theme “When Lifesaving Meets Caregiving”. The SCDF Operational Ready National Servicemen (ORNSmen) from CRU HQ, Bravo Company, served as SCDF’s charity ambassadors and passionately contributed to the event’s success.

Assistant Commissioner (AC) Wesley Ho, Director of Logistics Department and his team of officers also volunteered at the event, which commenced with the SCDF ORNSmen giving special trishaw rides to the THKSCC seniors around the Kaki Bukit neighbourhood. The trishaw was provided by Cycling Without Age (CWA), a registered charity that runs innovative programmes to engage and empower seniors to live out their best years in active settings.


MAJ (NS) New Wee Beng offering THKSCC seniors a ride on a trishaw around the neighbourhood.

The THKSCC seniors enjoyed the lush greenery and company of the SCDF ORNSmen, who took time outside their In-Camp Training, learning how to handle a trishaw and act as safety marshals during the event. 

“It is a great opportunity for SCDF to partner THKSCC and engage the seniors in this meaningful charity event,” said LTC (NS) Marcus Lee, Commander CRU. “The trishaw was a common mode of transport back in the days when the seniors were much younger. By having the seniors ride the trishaw, we hope this could bring back some fond memories for them.”

SCDF CRU ORNSmen helping out with the trishaw ride.

Apart from SCDF, other community partners such as The Food Bank SG and FILOS Community Services Ltd donated food and daily necessities which were packed into “care” packs. These care packs were distributed by SCDF ORNSmen to the households of 55 THKSCC seniors, as well as those seniors who attended the charity event. 

SCDF CRU ORNSmen helping to distribute care packs.

 Last but not least, a team of ORNSmen befriended the seniors at the care centre to engage and connect with them on a deeper and personal level. The seniors warmed up quickly to the ORNSmen, with some even sharing their cherished life stories and experiences.

“As we work towards building A Nation of Lifesavers, it is important that we take time to remember the seniors as well as the less fortunate in the community and do what we can as an organisation to help improve lives apart from our core duties of emergency response,” said MAJ (NS) New Wee Beng, Deputy Commander CRU.


SCDF ORNSmen and their community partners.

For many of the ORNSmen and NSFs, it was their first time volunteering, and it sparked their interest to explore more opportunities in the future.  

“Besides performing our duty of protecting and saving lives and property at the frontlines, this charity event allows me to engage and contribute to the community in a new way. It is something refreshing and adds to the meaningfulness of being called back for In-Camp Training to serve with the Lifesaving Force,” said SGT (NS) Syed Ali Bin Syed Abdul Rahman.

“Interacting with the elderlies helped me to understand them better and appreciate the challenges that they may face each day. It was indeed a rewarding experience for me and other NSFs as we brought smiles to the elderlies and helped make their day a joyful one,” said Lance Corporal (NSF) Jeremy Lai.

The SCDF would like to thank THKSCC and its community partners for helping to make this meaningful charity event a success!

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Fitness Workz Garage: A unique fitness experience

Crossfit enthusiasts rejoice – Fitness Workz Garage, your new home-away-from-home gym awaits at Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse.



Located at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir is Fitness Workz Garage – a new-age gym built to meet the diverse fitness needs of Home Team NSmen and their loved ones.

Designed as a crossfit haven, the gym also boasts a full complement of fitness equipment and exercise spaces to cater to everyday workout requirements. Here’s what sets Fitness Workz Garage apart from other Fitness Workz gyms across HomeTeamNS clubhouses.


Like any good gym, Fitness Workz Garage not only has the basics of gym tech down – it goes above and beyond to cater to cross-fitters, body-weight exercise enthusiasts, and those who incorporate functional training into their workouts.

Step inside and be greeted by the sight of rows lined with machines including brand-new treadmills, squat racks, a bench press machine and a leg press machine for the ideal mix of cardio and strength equipment. The gym also features popular alternative training gear like a monkey bar, rope pull and battle rope.

The highlight of the gym, however, is the CrossFit zone outfitted with an octagon training frame and a unique free weights zone.


A welcome and familiar sight for any crossfit lover, the functional training zone situated at the heart of the gym is exclusive to Fitness Workz Garage at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir.

The wide, open area is outfitted for some serious functional training, allowing gym-goers the best space possible to practice Olympic lifts, calisthenics and full-body movement exercises like kettlebell training and slam-ball work.

This area boasts the multi-functional octagon training frame rig – specially made for Fitness Workz Garage – that no other Fitness Workz gyms carry. The structure’s attachments include battle ropes, a punching bag and a cross core system and can be used by multiple users.


While most other HomeTeamNS Fitness Workz gyms feature a free weight zone, there’s a few new toys at Fitness Workz Garage – both designed to deliver the ultimate posterior workout.

The hack squat machine is an ideal tool to build your glutes, maximising your training by enabling a wider range of movement for the glutes.

The zone also includes the Booty Builder: A weight-loaded hip-thrust machine that allow users to specifically target their glutes, instead of having to build up the station individually.


Apart from treadmills Fitness Workz Garage’s cardio zone is equipped with cutting-edge equipment that will satisfy  cardio savants of any calibre. Best of all, the treadmills face Bedok Reservoir – how’s that for a gym with a view?

Complementing the treadmills are Assault Runners – a premium self-operated treadmill powered by a user’s own stride, which are intended to help you meet and exceed your fitness goals while burning more calories. Notably, at Fitness Workz Garage, runners can enjoy a luxurious view of the reservoir as they get their mileage in.

Also noteworthy is the ski machine, which allows users to work their legs, core, and arms in a smooth, continuous motion.


To cap it off, Fitness Workz Garage is the only gym that conducts spin classes at the high-performance studio. The gym offers the CruTV spin bicycle, equipped with a high-definition touchscreen so a user can easily keep track of his or her progress

Another eight spin bikes are also available in the High Performance Studio (HPS) for group classes. Additionally, virtual classes will also be conducted in the HPS on a daily basis for gym users to follow a training program without the need of a physical spinning instructor so members enjoy flexible, fun fitness options.

Ready to join the Fitness Workz Garage community? Check out our website for more information on the rates and other cool amenities.

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What to eat at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

Fuel up at the HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir clubhouse on everything from traditional Singaporean breakfasts to Chong Qing specialities and Indonesian delights.



You’ve read all about the exciting array of facilities at the newly-opened clubhouse. Perhaps a weekend staycation at one of its beautifully designed waterfront villas has already been pencilled into your calendar.

But, if you also happen to be a foodie worth his salt, it’s time to map out your meals for a weekend escape at the clubhouse. There are multifarious choices available, whether you’re an early bird looking for a family-friendly breakfast or a night owl chatting with friends over supper. From kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs at Fun Toast to fast food fixes at Burger King, we’ve got your main meals covered.



Fun Toast

Rise and shine with an authentic Singaporean breakfast of kopi and teh, along with charcoal-grilled kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs at Fun Toast. Founded in 1941, the local chain prides itself on its signature Yuan Yang soft bun – a fluffy, freshly-baked bun slathered with homemade kaya butter and lightly toasted.

If you’re anticipating a busy day ahead, Fun Toast also offers more substantial local favourites such as mee siam, curry chicken, chee cheong fun and soy sauce chicken. And for those who are bored with the usual kopi-o (black coffee with sugar) or teh-c (tea with sugar and evaporated milk), check out their old-school red cane leaf iced drink topped with crunchy bits of water chestnut. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 15 per cent discounts, for ala-carte food items only (excluding toast).

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Daily: 07.30am – 08.30pm


Burger King (Halal)

Stash away that dismal looking cereal box and spark joy in your little ones with breakfast at Burger King. For the most important meal of the day, take your pick of your beloved Burger King creations – how fast can you say, ‘Mushroom Swiss’? – sandwiched between flaky golden croissants. And nothing says, ‘fun weekend food’ quite like a breakfast platter stacked with warm pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, sitting cheek-by-jowl with toasty tater tots and a succulent sausage. HomeTeamNS members enjoy selected value meals at exclusive prices, as well as a complimentary soft serve cone.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Daily: 08.00am – 10.00pm


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Sri Bistari (Halal)

A familiar favourite among HomeTeamNS members, Sri Bistari – a halal eatery formerly known as D.U.I.T at the now-defunct HomeTeamNS Sembawang – is well known for its nasi ayam penyet (smashed fried chicken with rice). Online reviews say that the juicy chicken is truly sedap (delicious) and the chilli so fragrant, you’ll want more rice to eat it with

But if you’re not in the mood for fried chicken, Sri Bistari offers options such as grilled sotong (squid), stingray and prawns, as well as Western dishes like black pepper sirloin steak and fish and chips. Sweeten the experience with a warm Belgian waffle topped with your choice of gelato. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent discounts off their purchases.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Daily: 11.00am – 11.00pm

PHOTO: Sum Dim Sum

Sum Dim Sum

For those who want to avoid a mid-day food coma, head over to Sum Dim Sum, a local brand started in 2019 that specialises in handmade dim sum. Its wide variety of light bites, noodles and soups cater to both young and old.

Chef’s recommendations include freshly-made har gow (steamed prawn dumplings), the signature hot and spicy dumplings, golden custard buns and signature pandan crispy pork buns. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 15 per cent discounts.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Mon-Fri: 11.30am – 03.00pm, 05.00pm to 10.30pm

Sat & Sun: 10.30am to 03.00pm, 05.00pm to 10.30pm


PHOTO: Xiao Mu Deng

Xiao Mu Deng

As the sun sets and the temperature dips, it’s time for a comforting steamboat dinner with family and friends at Xiao Mu Deng. The restaurant pays tribute to the rich culinary traditions of Chong Qing – a region in China synonymous with mala, a popular spice mix characterised by its tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Besides mala steamboat, sample the restaurant’s hometown specialities such as the fish-flavoured pork rice bowl, green pepper fat intestines and pig ear in red oil.

While sitting back contentedly around steaming bowls of soup, be sure to take a closer look at your surroundings. The restaurant’s interior, decked out in rustic wooden furniture, recalls the south-west China of yore. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 15 per cent discounts.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Mon-Thur: 3pm – 11pm

Fri-Sun, & Public Holiday: 11am – 11pm




If you’re in the dark about 7-Eleven’s sheer variety of cooked food, snack and beverage options, you clearly haven’t been watching enough TikTok, where Gen Z has been busy showing their love for the round-the-clock convenience store.

There’s more than just potato chips or biscuits to look forward to at 7-11 these days: It also has onigiri (Japanese rice balls) in flavours such as grilled salmon and unagi (grilled eel), instant meals such as butter chicken biryani, kimchi fried rice, and Thai basil chicken, and desserts not limited to soft-serve ice cream. If you’re feeling hunger pangs during your villa stay, you might be surprised by what you’d find at 7-Eleven.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Daily: 07.00am – 11.00pm


George’s Bar

George’s Bar is a Balinese-style hideout that boasts homemade snacks, a Western-style grill and an impressive variety of alcoholic beverages from all over the world slung at what it calls ‘MAD prices’ – perfect for a night out with friends.

It serves standout dishes such as black pepper tenderloin steak, beer battered fish and chips and the Georges burger. For finger food to accompany your beer, you can’t go wrong with chili cheese fries or calamari skewers.

The self-dubbed ‘friendliest neighbourhood bar’ is certainly popular, with six outlets island-wide and counting. With its mission to turn strangers into friends, George’s Bar will have you capping your day at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir with a smile – and a full belly. HomeTeamNS members enjoy 20 per cent discounts.

Location and Operating Hours

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir

900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994


Mon-Fri: 03:00pm – 10.30pm

Sat, Sun, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday: 08.30am – 10.30pm

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Help from new technology, guided by core principles

TransCom NS Commander DAC (NS) Mohammad Nurizham Shah; and SC/CPL Ryan Lui, an Assistant Ops Field Instructor with TransCom, share their thoughts on how technology has increased the effectiveness of servicemen even as it shapes how they interact with the public.


In over 25 years of service, DAC (NS) Mohammad Nurizham Shah Bin Abdullah has experienced and witnessed plenty of change within the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the environment it operates in. 

As the National Service (NS) Commander of Transcom, DAC (NS) Shah works with fellow NS Key Appointment Holders and their regular counterparts to ensure that NSmen are equipped with the skills needed to protect Singapore’s Public Transport System. While technology has increased the effectiveness of TransCom officers, certain tenets – like the SPF’s core values of courage, loyalty, integrity and fairness – remain unchanged and form the bedrock of how full-time officers and NSmen perform their duties.


DAC (NS) Shah and other TransCom participants at last year's HomeTeamNS REAL® Run.

Technology has helped offset the dual challenge of a declining birth rate – which translates to a smaller pool of NSFs – and a rapidly expanding MRT network. Singapore’s current rail network is about 200km in length, but this will be extended to about 360km by 2030 with the completion of new routes, like the Thomson-East Coast line and Cross Island line.

Apart from more advanced weapons and training aids, TransCom leverages technology to increase the effectiveness of its officers. “Technology such as CCTV cameras and data analytics will enhance policing efforts in solving and preventing crime,” says DAC (NS) Shah.


While technology has been a force multiplier, it has – in the form of social media and mobile devices – also changed how servicemen interact with the public. This, according to DAC (NS) Shah, has presented new challenges to servicemen today, compared to when he was an NSF himself. “This intense public scrutiny in crowded places is something which TransCom officers have to deal with every day,” he says. “They are often on foot patrol, and unlike conventional ground officers, cannot return to the patrol car while on duty.”

The prevalence of mobile devices, social media accounts and excellent mobile broadband coverage mean that anyone has the ability to become a content provider. However, content without context can create unnecessary complications. “We do have commuters taking videos of policeman at work and circulating them on social media,” DAC (NS) Shah shares. “Most of the videos only show part of the incident and may be taken out of context. Therefore, we always advise the public to refrain from uploading or re-sharing such videos.” He adds that SPF’s Facebook page provides updates to the public on the actual scenario in an incident. “We understand the pressure faced by our officers and have assured them that as long as they carry out their duties professionally, we will always be there to defend them against any allegations.” he stresses.


SC/CPL Ryan Lui (middle) with NSF trainers and medics at the 188th intake TransCom Basic Course Graduation at TransCom Base last year.

This commitment to duty is a value that SC/CPL Ryan Lui Ching Yiu is very familiar with. As an Assistant Ops Field Instructor, he assists full-time officers to train TransCom officers in police contact tactics, weapon handling and first responder training.

He is also deployed to patrol the MRT network, especially during major events such as the National Day Parade and New Year’s celebrations “NS has taught me to be responsible and also to complete all task that have been assigned to me, as this may have a direct or indirect impact on others,” says SC/CPL Lui. “This has clearly been outlined within my work as a police officer from managing my administrative work as a trainer to handling incidents within the MRT system as a patrol officer,” he adds. “Everyone, myself included, is accountable for our actions, decisions and behaviour, so we take our work seriously.”


The Public Transport Security Command’s (TransCom) Riders-On-Watch (ROW) initiative encourages commuters to help create a safer environment for all, by sharing latest crime information affecting the public transport system with ROW volunteers. Aside from keeping an eye out for suspicious activities, the SPF hopes that ROW volunteers will share the information with their family and friends helping to create a more informed community.

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6 physiotherapy, TCM and spa treatments worth checking out with HomeTeamNS

These treatments with HomeTeamNS partners span Western and Eastern practices and can help reinvigorate tired bodies and minds.



If you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders – or perhaps on your back or knees, depending on which body part hurts most – it’s time to be kind to your body and mind.

For some, that might mean undergoing physiotherapy for an old sport injury, or seeking holistic pain management for chronic aches. Others just want a good soak in a steamy onsen.

Whichever category you fall under, and whatever sport you play, as a HomeTeamNS member you’ll enjoy special members-only discounts and offers from the following merchants. So breathe easy — we’ve got your wellness needs covered.


Photo: Ready Fit Physiotherapy

Ready Fit Physiotherapy

Don’t let a sport injury turn into lifelong limitations on your movement. For those in need of physical rehabilitation, Ready Fit Physiotherapy at Marina Square offers a range of customised services covering post-operative pain, recovery acceleration and more.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 25 per cent off all Ready Fit Physiotherapy’s services until 14 September 2023. To make an appointment, call 8800 2351. Each member is only entitled to one redemption.

Total Health Chiropractic

People who swear by chiropractic treatment say it not only relieves pain, but also enhances their health and vitality. Put their claims to the test at Total Health Chiropractic, which is offering a special HomeTeamNS promotion until 20 October 2023.

HomeTeamNS members who are first-time visitors enjoy S$20 off their first chiropractic visit, plus 20 per cent off all available packages. To utilise this promotion, quote the promo code found in the HomeTeamNS mobile app when you make your appointment at any of Total Health Chiropractic’s four clinical outlets across Singapore.


Photo: Multiflora TCM Spa

Multiflora TCM Spa

Multiflora combines a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to health – which prioritises keeping the body in a state of harmony – with modern Western technologies aimed at enhancing wellness and beauty.

HomeTeamNS members can indulge in a 20-minute Yang Enliven Therapy session at only S$38 (not including GST). Present your digital membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon payment – the promotion is limited to new customers or those who have not visited in the past 12 months. Only one redemption per customer can be made.

The promotion runs until 31 August 2023 and is available at any of the nine Multiflora TCM Spa branches across Singapore.

Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness

If aches and pains are slowing you down, visit Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness at Marina Square. Their philosophy centres on finding a balance between internal qi (vital energy) regulation – known as yin – and external physical movement, better known as yang.

Until 14 September 2023, Singapore Paincare TCM Wellness is offering special rates to HomeTeamNS members for the following treatments: TCM Holistic Paincare including consultation, acupuncture and Q’nergy Tuina at S$108 (original price: S$240) and Q’nergy Tuina comprising consultation and 30 minutes of Tuina treatment at S$58 (original price: S$110).

To book an appointment, call 6266 2168. Each HomeTeamNS member is entitled to one redemption, and you have to present your membership card found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App upon checkout.


Photo: Yuminori Onsen & Spa

Spa-1 Wellness Centre

If your K-drama addiction has you hankering for the relaxing environs of a traditional Korean jjimjilbang (bathhouse), check out Spa-1 Wellness Centre, where HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent off the Main Treatment and Day Pass.

Day Pass holders may access Spa-1 Wellness’s array of relaxing facilities, such as the Himalayan salt sauna for a healthy sweat session and their signature cassia seed sauna, which seeks to improve symptoms of congestion, redness and vision problems. Feeling peckish? Help yourself to free-flowing plant-based food and beverages at the refreshment lounge.

Be sure to mention the promo code found in the HomeTeamNS Mobile App when you book your appointment. Spa-1 Wellness Centre is located at Grandlink Square, next to Paya Lebar MRT.

Yunomori Onsen & Spa

Surround yourself with authentic Nippon-style hospitality at the Yunomori Onsen & Spa for all ages, which is conveniently situated at Kallang Wave Mall.

HomeTeamNS members enjoy 10 per cent off the onsen entry Day Pass, which entitles users to all-day access to Yunomori baths, steam areas and sauna (the lattermost is available only in the men’s onsen). For the full Japanese experience, robe yourself in the provided yukata after you’ve sampled their six different baths – choose from warm bubbles to bracing cold water – and relax in the well-appointed lounge.

Do note that the promotion is available only for new bookings. You’ll need to present your digital membership card and quote ‘HomeTeamNS’ upon checkout to enjoy the discount.

Treat yourself to a stress- and pain-free day with these wellness promotions that won’t break the bank.

There’s so much to look forward to as a HomeTeamNS Member. Explore all the latest benefits and perks on our website and Facebook page.

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Complex problems don’t faze this HomeTeamNS Children’s Education Award recipient

Math whiz and HomeTeamNS Children’s Education Award recipient Mohamad ‘Afif Bin Mohamad Satari overcame personal challenges during the pandemic and still found time to serve the community.



On 8 December 2022, HomeTeamNS commemorated the achievements of its members’ children at the HomeTeamNS Children’s Education Award (CEA) ceremony held at Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure. The CEA recognises the efforts of primary- to tertiary-level students and aims to motivate them in their educational journey through bursaries. Among this year’s 80 recipients is Mohamad ‘Afif Bin Mohamad Satari. The 20-year-old is the only son of Mr Mohamad Satari Bin Sumar, a Home Team NSman who served his National Service (NS) with the Singapore Police Force in 1980.

‘Afif performed outstandingly in his General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-Level Examinations in 2021, despite setbacks experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. His first year in Raffles Junior College was marked by Home-Based Learning, which entailed late-night discussions with peers and a lack of physical interaction with his tutors. As a result, time management was crucial for ‘Afif, who had to juggle lessons, homework, discussions and revisions, while getting ample rest. Thankfully, he overcame those hurdles. “Of course, I could not have done it alone. This was only possible through the support of my family and peers, as well as the guidance of my tutors, which I am forever grateful for,” he said.

Academics aside, ‘Afif has proven to be an all-rounded student with a heart of gold. As a member of his school’s guitar ensemble, he and his teammates participated in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation, where they earned the Certificate of Distinction. On top of his achievements, ‘Afif also devotes time to giving back to the community. In total, he’s spent 43 hours volunteering as an orientation group leader as well as participating in community club programmes.

“I was taught from a young age to always give back to the community, especially the less fortunate. It feels good when I can make someone’s day better and put a smile on their faces. The little things I do could be of great help to others,” he shared.


Mohamad ‘Afif Bin Mohamad Satari (centre) has received tremendous support from his parents, Mdm Sarimah Ali (left) and Mr Mohamad Satari Bin Sumar (right), in his academic pursuits.

‘Afif’s outlook in life is inspired by his parents, Mr Satari and Mdm Sarimah Ali. “We’ve always advised ‘Afif to respect others, regardless of age. Even now, we remind him to stay humble and reflect on his roots. He should remember all the support he has received and pay it forward,” shared Mr Satari.

The family comes from a humble background. Tutored by his mother, ‘Afif received financial support for his education through scholarships and bursaries, including HomeTeamNS’ CEA. “The CEA has definitely been a great help especially during COVID-19, and we appreciate the book vouchers and monetary award that we’ve saved for his tertiary education,” said Mr Satari.

With the support of his nurturing parents, it’s perhaps unsurprising that ‘Afif would excel in his studies. The couple encouraged his interest in science and mathematics, the latter for which he grew a fascination as a toddler. From playing with clothes pegs, blocks and an abacus, the young boy progressed to learning simple addition, subtraction and multiplication from Mdm Sarimah.

“Mathematics is a very wide-ranging subject. It can involve an abstract concept like pure mathematics, or be applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering. I love to slowly unravel the answer to difficult questions and puzzles. The process is very satisfying and at times mind-boggling,” explained ‘Afif.

As soon as he reaches his Operationally Ready Date (ORD) as a platoon medic for the 8th Battalion in the Singapore Infantry Regiment (8SIR), the scholarly adolescent will be furthering his studies at the National University of Singapore’s College of Humanities & Sciences.

As he looks towards a new phase in his educational journey, he advises his peers to always believe in themselves, against the odds.

“Never let failure be a setback to future success. Always remind yourselves yourself that it is just another challenge. Look back on a seemingly impossible hurdle that you once overcame and tell yourself that you can do it again. It is important to realise that you are not alone in your journey. Your family and friends will be there for you in your time of need, and you can rely on them for anything.”

More than 2,600 children of HomeTeamNS Ordinary Members have benefitted from the CEA since its inception in 2004. With CEA, we hope to reward and celebrate families, and encourage students to excel academically. For the latest updates on the applications, visit our website or Facebook page.