Craving for more action after riding the waves? Head down to Home Team Festival 2019 at Singapore Expo Halls 2 and 3 this weekend. There is plenty to do with your family and special activities for the little ones. Watch the K9 show and tactical demonstrations at selected timings, or scale a 10-metre-high adventure tower, enroll in the Home Team Kids Academy and try the new Ninja course!
Four Zones to Explore at Home Team Festival 2019
There is a total of four zones to explore at Home Team Festival 2019.
The HEART zone is all about experiencing the hard and heart work the Guardians are committed to. OUR MISSION showcases the capabilities of the Home Team in protecting Singapore while the EVER-READY zone is about cutting age technology the Guardians use for training, command and operations.
Get ready to go ooh and wow as you watch the Multi-purpose All Terrain Autonomous Robot (M.A.T.A.R) roving, Life Detection Robot and underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV).
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Last but not least, climb the Adventure Tower, enter the Kids Zone where the children get to experience ninja-training and or practise your marksmanship by trying Police Tactical Unit’s P4 VKS less-lethal weapon.
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Get up close with the Home Team Guardians donning their tactical gear and their entire fleet of vehicles. Children will love the many photo opportunities with emergency vehicles, police vehicles including a patrol boat!
There are also chances to enter the large vehicles to learn more about the work of the Guardians. For instance, there is a drug busting bus educating all on the dangers of drug-use, and visitors can get a personalised card acknowledging their efforts to stamp out drug abuse!
For the children who love to have some “ninja warrior” action, they must try the Ninja obstacle course which is a junior version of the popular “ninja warrior” course soon to be unveiled at the new Khatib Clubhouse. This course is for children above 1.2m.
Other fun activities include making a passport with UV ink, checking out crime scenes with members of the Forensics unit, checking the garments of convicts with the Prisons unit and putting out a fire with fire extinguishers.
There were so many activities to check out and queue times differ for various activities. Be prepared for queues and crowds.
Performances and Demonstrations at Home Team Festival 2019
Visitors can enjoy performances and various tactical demonstrations at Home Team Festival 2019. Watch the police dogs as they sniff out substances or watch highly skilled tactical officers demonstrate responses and capabilities to various scenarios on stage. Head down early to get a good spot as the shows are highly popular and commands a large crowd!
Little Day Out Favourites for Home Team Festival 2019
We enjoyed the 4D presentations, trick eye installations and the forensics demonstration the most! The 4D presentations were held in three different theatres and we were ushered to each theatre to witness how the Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Customs Officers and Singapore Prison Services work together to ensure drug crimes are halted and convicts are properly rehabilitated.
The children were just glued to the entire presentation which was enhanced with lights, sounds and realistic setups. Yes, crime does not pay, children.
We also had a chance to see a “crime scene” of an armed robbery and gun attacks. Forensics officers explained how evidence was gathered at each scene. Forensic lights are also used to identify traces of evidence unseen by the naked eye. Did you know that physical evidence is usually numbered while blood or any liquid evidence is labelled with alphabets?
Head down to Singapore Expo Halls 1 & 2 this weekend!
Learn more about the prowess of our Guardians at Home Team Festival! It will engage all senses and amaze you and your children. More details can be found here.