The SAF Day Promotions, started since 2013, allow and encourage different segments of the community to demonstrate their support for National Service and acknowledge our NSmen’s contributions to the defence of our Nation.
Inspired by the story of Mr Tan Bee Seng, who runs a chicken rice stall in Bedok Food Centre, the support from the various communities have grown steadily especially from the retailers sector since the beginning of the campaign. Mr Tan has been voluntarily giving discounts or extra portions of rice, chicken and eggs free to many full-time national servicemen without their asking, in appreciation of their duties to Singapore since the opening of his stall in 2006. In 2013, 21 pioneer companies came together to offer similar discounts to NSmen to show their appreciation of their service and the number has grown to 552 companies last year.
This year, the event will start on 1st July and end on 31st July 2018. We welcome all companies to join us to give our salute and thanks to our SAF NSmen for their service to Singapore. To find out more details on how you can participate to show your support for this year’s event, please contact MAJ David Toh at Toh_Chu_Hiang@mindef.gov.sg or NSRB@defence.gov.sg.