Navy Open House 2013 Update!
Navy Open House 2013 was a blast! It’s really cool to be up close with our very own Navy ships! The journey starts at the Singapore Expo. Although the queue was long, the queues moved very fast in an orderly fashion and soon we were heading into Changi Naval Base!
After a quick security check, we immediately chanced upon our very own submarines!
It was really cool to be able to see these amazing boats in action right in front of us! We also managed to catch the dynamic display segment by the Naval Diving Unit, Naval Helicopter as well as the submarines. Displays such as this just shows the professionalism of our Navy personnel. Professional and cool!
Naval Helicopter dipping its sonar to detect any submarines!
One of the highlights of the day was the ship visit to our Navy ships. The Endurance Class LST (Landing Ship Tank) is the biggest class of ship in our Navy and it was amazing to have stepped on board this fine ship for the very first time!
In addition to the LST, visitors can also visit the Bedok Class Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs), Fearless Class Patrol Vessels, Victory Class Missile Corvettes as well as the Formidable Class Stealth Frigates!
You can also visit foreign warships at this year’s Navy Open House. One of the highlights must be the Littoral Combat Ships from the United States Navy – USS FREEDOM!
Besides ship visits, visitors can also ballot for a chance to ride onboard these ships as well! Duck rides were also available. Just have to Q. In case you ask where they sail to…the answer is “Cruise to Nowhere!” Sounds very Star Cruise hor?
There’s also a ONE SAF Avenue, where visitors can have plenty of photo opportunities with assets from the Army and Air Force. In the 3G SAF, the three services (land, sea and air) work together as one integrated and formidable fighting force! Phew!
If the weather gets hot or the rain threatens, no worries at all. There are several tents that you can visit. For the foodies, check out the F&B tent where there are many food and drinks options available. There are also performances on stage while you enjoy your meals! Don’t forget to try the Mao Shan Wang ice cream! Yummilicious!
At the Experience Zone, you can try your hand at fire fighting or prove your worth as a marksman at the shooting range.
The Mission Zone shows the capabilities of the RSN (Republic of Singapore Navy) as well as some of the operations it conducts with countries ALL OVER THE WORLD!!
After a quick introduction to the class of ships in the Navy, you will be able to enjoy a short video presentation of how the Navy is able to overcome emergency situations (such as an unknown contact) in a professional and decisive manner!
The Heart Zone shows the importance of people to the Navy. There are Navy personnel in the tent who can share some amazing stories with you. There is also a booth for taking photos and they can be given to you, printed, on the spot! Souvenirs are also available at the Heart Zone.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience at the Navy Open House 2013!
Kudos to the Navy and the excellent work that they are doing to protect our seas and ensure the continued growth of our economy! Thanks for having us at the Navy Open House 2013! Looking forward to Navy Open House 2016 already!
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The winner of the limited edition Navy Open House Teddy Bear (wearing the new pixelised uniform) will be the one with the most number of votes for your picture!
So keep those pictures coming in! Best of luck!
Contest ends 30 Jun 2013
Disclaimer : This contest has no relation whatsoever to the Navy or Navy Open House 2013. We just happen to have an extra one and giving it away on 2bearbear.com!
CONTEST NOW CLOSED.
And the winning entry…
Samantha Chua has won our Navy Open House Teddy Bear Facebook Contest. For this, she walks away with the NOH Teddy Bear!
Thank you for your participation and we’ll see you at the next Navy Open House 2016!
Information on Navy Open House 2013
Navy Open House 2013 will be held from 18 to 19 May at Changi Naval Base. Yes! This Saturday and Sunday!
There will be loads of fun for the entire family! Fancy a ride on one of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) ships or try your hand at the simulators? The Navy Open House offers visitors a chance to have a glimpse of what our sailors do in the Navy!
There’s even an adrenaline charged “Storm and Rescue!” display twice daily, featuring the elite divers in action. If you’re sharp enough, you may even catch the periscope of our very own submarines!
How to get to Navy Open House 2013?
There is only one way to get to Changi Naval Base for the Navy Open House. That is by shuttle buses. The shuttle buses will depart from Singapore Expo Hall 3 from 8am to 4:30pm on 18May (Sat) and from 8:30am to 4:30pm on 19 May (Sun).
You can either drive to the Singapore EXPO (2000 lots available) or take a train to tanah merah mrt and change a train to arrive at the EXPO MRT station.
Navy Open House Opening Hours and Admission Prices
First of all, ADMISSION IS FREE! Although the opening hours is not specifically written, we suggest that you check out the timing of the last bus out and plan from there.
Map of Navy Open House 2013
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