Cohesion through fun and games at SAFRA

How 328 SCE had a great time at SAFRA Tampines

By Yong Shu Chiang        7 March 2019

SAFRA Tampines played host to an afternoon of activities for the men of 328 SCE on 26 Oct 2018 Over 600 participants enjoyed cohesion games that included paintball, archery tag and bowling Feedback given was that the event offered a good mix of activities, was well organised, and enabled NSmen to bond over games.

Paintball brings out the best in our combat engineers.

Helping NS units build esprit de corps is an ongoing priority for SAFRA. With its onestop Cohesion Building Programme, SAFRA provides a broad menu of arts, sports, culinary and other teambuilding activities to engage and build camaraderie among NSmen. Such games and experiences can be customised to the identified needs of individual units, to engage participants ranging from small groups to gatherings of more than 1,000.

Archery tag saw many enthusiastic participants.

In 2017, SAFRA organised a total of 500 cohesion events for over 48,000 NSmen. Last October, it welcomed the NSmen of 328 Singapore Combat Engineers (SCE) to SAFRA Tampines for a day of food, fun and sporting activity – to mark the conclusion of incamp training for over 600 personnel in style, and with great enjoyment.

In groups, the men of 328 SCE (above) enjoyed games such as bowling, pool and billiards, laser tag, speed tag, archery tag and paintball. By the end of the day, participants were already looking forward to future cohesion activities and membership perks at SAFRA clubs. For more information, representatives of NS units can call 6377-9146 or visit

“This was one of the most interesting cohesion events I’d been to. There was a good mix of activities. After the ICT training, this was a good bonding activity for everyone. I can see the many benefits for SAFRA members through this event. When I have kids, I will bring them to Punggol for Splash @ Kidz Amaze.” – Ethan Lee, 27

“The event was well planned, with many activities for everyone to take part in. It got everyone together to have fun as a group, especially since back in camp we were too preoccupied with training. We could bond and share details about our families and careers. In future, I’d like to try air rifle and rock climbing.” – Winson Tay, 26

After some serious training, what better than fun and games to end ICT training.