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Old 04-09-2018, 03:38 PM   #406
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so when can I bring in a camera phone?
Unlikely you will ever be able to, unless you post out and come back for IPPT, or shooting. As long as you hold the T-Pass, you should not be allowed to bring in a camera phone.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:44 AM   #407
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what is T-pass?

And why only home team cant bring in a camera phone? The army can, all my friends posting bunk photo onto their Instagram.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:01 AM   #408
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what is T-pass?

And why only home team cant bring in a camera phone? The army can, all my friends posting bunk photo onto their Instagram.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:31 AM   #409
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what is T-pass
Does HTA not issue T-passes anymore? Or have you not enlisted? Basically a temporary pass used for the duration of your basic training. Your FIs might call it a trainee pass...

And why only home team cant bring in a camera phone? The army can, all my friends posting bunk photo onto their Instagram.
Basically it comes down to the different Ministries, Army is under Mindef, while SPF is under Ministry of Home Affairs. You really can't compare the two. A lot of stuff in HTA is classified information, and if you were to take a photo, you could be unknowingly taking a photo of something classified. The risk factor isn't worth it to TRACOM. Also, isn't the bunk off limits? Like you aren't supposed to take photo inside the bunk?
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:21 AM   #410
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Hey everyone! I was previously posted to SPF but I deferred for studies. does anyone know how likely it is that I will still be posted to SPF? I also just received a letter for commando vocational assessment...
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:47 AM   #411
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Hey everyone! I was previously posted to SPF but I deferred for studies. does anyone know how likely it is that I will still be posted to SPF? I also just received a letter for commando vocational assessment...
Hard to say. As you had received commando assessment after your deferred (which i don't), u will most likely be ended up in Singapore army force instead of SPF.

For myself, I received an enlistment letter to enlist in SPF during my ITE study. After deferred and completed my study in poly, I still receive the same outcome to be enlisted into SPF
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:11 AM   #412
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Does HTA not issue T-passes anymore? Or have you not enlisted? Basically a temporary pass used for the duration of your basic training. Your FIs might call it a trainee pass...



Basically it comes down to the different Ministries, Army is under Mindef, while SPF is under Ministry of Home Affairs. You really can't compare the two. A lot of stuff in HTA is classified information, and if you were to take a photo, you could be unknowingly taking a photo of something classified. The risk factor isn't worth it to TRACOM. Also, isn't the bunk off limits? Like you aren't supposed to take photo inside the bunk?
I don't know, as all my friends are posting it on Instagram. haha
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:41 AM   #413
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From the day I was a pre-enlistee to a MR personnel with SAF, my friends and I (SAF/SPF/SCDF) still do not know how NSF deployment work.

So end day, don't needs to think so much cause there is no way you can plan for which forces you want to go apart from signing on.

For example, there are always people who do not want to be commando
and fail their commando assessment (CA) or express not interested during CA but still end up in commando.


Hard to say. As you had received commando assessment after your deferred (which i don't), u will most likely be ended up in Singapore army force instead of SPF.

For myself, I received an enlistment letter to enlist in SPF during my ITE study. After deferred and completed my study in poly, I still receive the same outcome to be enlisted into SPF

Hey everyone! I was previously posted to SPF but I deferred for studies. does anyone know how likely it is that I will still be posted to SPF? I also just received a letter for commando vocational assessment...
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:02 PM   #414
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Hey everyone! I was previously posted to SPF but I deferred for studies. does anyone know how likely it is that I will still be posted to SPF? I also just received a letter for commando vocational assessment...
Like the others have already mentioned, it is hard to say, I've known people to have deferred for studies twice, and all 3 enlistment letters have been to SPF, and others who were initially posted to SPF, but then went to Army.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #415
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Like the others have already mentioned, it is hard to say, I've known people to have deferred for studies twice, and all 3 enlistment letters have been to SPF, and others who were initially posted to SPF, but then went to Army.
But for my younger bro's case he got approval of disruption to repeat his A level during his basic trg phase last yr & was reminded to inform them (PNSD) as soon as he completes his study so that he can continue to serve NS with SPF.

Maybe disruption & deferment are 2 diff stories..

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:32 AM   #416
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But for my younger bro's case he got approval of disruption to repeat his A level during his basic trg phase last yr & was reminded to inform them (PNSD) as soon as he completes his study so that he can continue to serve NS with SPF.

Maybe disruption & deferment are 2 diff stories..
They are completely different. Disruption means you have already enlisted, and are putting your NS on hold till you complete your studies. Most of the time this is for medical students, those that applied for medicine at either NUS or NTU, and are waring for acceptance. But in the mean time, if they receive their enlistment letter, they have to enlist first.

Another time you can disrupt is for Uni Studies towards the end of your service. Say you are starting Uni in August, but you ORD in Oct. If you have served anytime between 20-24 months, you may disrupt for Uni studies. (Just that you will have to serve back the remainder during your holiday break from Uni, some people do this as it is better than waiting another year for the next Uni batch)

Deferment on the other hand, means you have yet to enlist, received your enlistment letter or not. You may be deferring you complete further studies. (up to tertiary education) This is mostly for people who are coming out from 'O' levels, and are asked to defer their NS till they complete their JC/Poly course; or for Nitec students, who wish to progress on to higher Nitec, then to Poly.
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They are completely different. Disruption means you have already enlisted, and are putting your NS on hold till you complete your studies. Most of the time this is for medical students, those that applied for medicine at either NUS or NTU, and are waring for acceptance. But in the mean time, if they receive their enlistment letter, they have to enlist first.

Another time you can disrupt is for Uni Studies towards the end of your service. Say you are starting Uni in August, but you ORD in Oct. If you have served anytime between 20-24 months, you may disrupt for Uni studies. (Just that you will have to serve back the remainder during your holiday break from Uni, some people do this as it is better than waiting another year for the next Uni batch)

Deferment on the other hand, means you have yet to enlist, received your enlistment letter or not. You may be deferring you complete further studies. (up to tertiary education) This is mostly for people who are coming out from 'O' levels, and are asked to defer their NS till they complete their JC/Poly course; or for Nitec students, who wish to progress on to higher Nitec, then to Poly.
Wah very detailed explanation tks a lot bro! 👍
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:15 AM   #418
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I wonder what public transport services should i take from Tampines to home team
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:41 AM   #419
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Any skills I should learn now or anything I should try to get used to now at home? 1 month away from my enlistment on 9 October... But I'm quite a pampered/spoilt child so I almost never do any housework, so quite scared and think I will struggle at HTA...

Anything I should try to learn/get used to now? Any advice? Eg. Shower with cold water/hand washing clothes
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:57 AM   #420
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I wonder what public transport services should i take from Tampines to home team
You can try taking 39 to Yishun MRT and taking to CCK from there. Or try taking the green line to Jurong East and switching to the red line. Personally for booking in rather you use MRT since bus travel timing varies since congestion is always a factor. Im from Pasir Ris so i know your pain :/
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