Why is Defence important to Singapore?

Civil Defence provides for the safety and basic needs of the population so that life may go on as normally as possible during emergencies. It involves training, with the help of the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the civilian population in rescue work, evacuation, first-aid and damage control.

Why is Total Defence important in Singapore?

Total Defence an important national capability uniting Singaporeans in responding to military and non-military attacks that threaten the country’s independence and well-being, such as terrorism, disease, and disinformation campaigns.

Why is economic Defence important to Singapore?

Economic Defence

“A strong and resilient economy that is globally competitive and able to bounce back from any crises.” Economic Defence is about strengthening the competitiveness and attractiveness of Singapore’s economy so that we are special and relevant to the world.

What does the Defence of Singapore mean to you?

Total Defence involves every Singaporean playing a part, individually and collectively, to build a strong, secure and cohesive nation. When we are strong, we are able to deal with any crisis.

Is Defence important to a country?

National defence is the core element of the national security system. This means that a functioning and effective defence sector is vital to national safety and security. Defence is also a major part of overall public spending. Therefore, ensuring budgets are spent in an efficient and responsible manner is crucial.

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Why Civil Defence is important?

Role. The objectives of Civil Defence are to save the life, to minimize loss of property, to maintain continuity of production and to keep high up the morale of the people.

Why do we celebrate Defense Day?

Defence Day (Urdu: یوم دفاع ALA-LC: Yaum-i Difāʿ IPA: [jɔːm-e d̪ɪfɑː]) is celebrated in Pakistan as national day to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders.

Why is there an alarm in Singapore?

The Public Warning System (PWS) is a network of civil defense sirens installed by the Singapore Civil Defence Force on over 2,000 strategic points in Singapore to warn Singaporeans of impending dangers, air raids and atomic bomb blasts.

What can we learn from total Defence day?


Understand and appreciate the pillars of Total Defence (TD), including the latest 6th pillar, Digital Defence, to help contribute to the building of a strong, safe and cohesive nation in times of troubled peace, as well as to learn about current and evolving threats to our nation’s security.

Why does Singapore have an army?

Singapore’s military role stems from its strategic geographical location, an asset exploited by both local settlers and foreign colonists alike. Archaeological excavations have discovered remnants of fortresses and other forms of military fortifications in pre-colonial Singapore.