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The Army Open Day is back after a five-year hiatus, as this year marks 55 years of National Service in Singapore.
This year’s open house will include both a physical and virtual exhibit, as well as a segment in the heart of the city.
From May 28-30, the Army Open House 2022 (AOH22) will take place at the F1 Pit Building.
AOH22 includes 13 areas which will include storytelling exhibits and augmented reality features, an immersive 4D multi-sensory show, and a night walk with night vision goggles.
There is a drone arena where visitors can book slots to fly their own drones in an indoor enclosure, a shooting range where visitors can experience shooting SAR 21 rifles and a Soldier obstacle course Strong suitable for families.
Another engaging activity is Battle Rides, where visitors can experience what it’s like to be aboard SAF military platforms, such as the Chinook, Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle, and Bionix Armored Fighting Vehicle.
Meanwhile, kids can have fun at the Kids Zone, which includes a mini obstacle course, jungle maze, balloon sculpting and camo-cream face painting activity.
There will also be musical performances and an army showcase with the presence of the Red Lions.
Visitors wishing to visit AOH22 after May can do so at the core in June.
Several activities and exhibitions will move to Punggol from June 3-5 and Bishan from June 10-12.
Interactive displays of various Army formations will be brought from the F1 Pit Building.
Members of the public can book tickets for entry to the main exhibit at the F1 Pit Building and [email protected] from May 16 via the AOH22 site here.
Ticket reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
AOH22 Virtual Exhibition
The virtual exhibition will be hosted on the AOH22 website from May 16 to June 12.
There will be an online replica of the physical exhibit, and visitors may also have a chance to win souvenirs of five online games created in the 11 zones hosted on the AOH22 website.
The space will also allow visitors to watch live streams and highlights from physical AOH22 venues.
More information about AOH22 and its activities can be found on the MINDEF website here.
Top photo from HAO past of Ng Eng Hen/FB and Kelvin Seet/YouTube