Friday, 14 February 2014

TOTAL DEFENCE DAY 2014 (Game Cards Activity)

Post all your comments below.  One response per group for all the scenarios you are given.

1. 2003 SARS Outbreak- Which is the most important pillar of defence during an outbreak of disease?
2. 1964 Racial Riots- Learning from the 1964 racial riots, in what way can you do your part in the social defence of Singapore?
3. 1991 Hijacking of SQ117- How does the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) maintain its operational readiness?
4. 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire- From the example of the Bukit Ho Swee fire, why do you think civil defence is important at the individual level?
5. 1960 Set up of the Housing and Development Board- How does the ethnic integration policy (EIP) reflect social defence?
6. 2008 Global Financial Crisis- Learning from the example of the 2008 global financial crisis, in what ways can we do our part in the economic defence of singapore?
7. 1981 The Opening of Singapore Changi Airport- How is the continued development of Changi Airport a strategy for economic defence?
8. 2013 Haze Hits Singapore- As demonstrated during the haze situation, what does it mean to be socially responsible?

24 comments:

  1. Q8 2013 Haze
    Social responsibility means making sure that the people's quality of life and their human rights are not compromised to accomplish your expectations and demands. When clearing space through burning, we should think of ways that will not caused harm to the people in Singapore by making their life more difficult.

    Q2 1964 Racial Riots
    Racial equality means we should not discriminate others for their race and make their lives more difficult. When the racial riot took place it was the racial unrest during that time. We should live more harmoniously together instead of fighting.

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    1. Q6 2008 Global Financial Crisis
      Economic defence is how we as Singaporeans help in sustaining our economy, preventing it from plunging in a crisis. The Global Financial Crisis happened because Singapore's economy at that time was very reliant on the american currency. When america fell into economical crisis, because of america's heavy influence, the world plunged into a crisis. Should Singapore's economy have been better, we would have not been affected by america's influence.

      Q1 2003 SARS Outbreak
      Singapore was struck with SARS during March 2003. A total of 238 people were infected with the epidemic virus - 33 of them who died, inclusive of 4 healthcare workers. Singaporeans had played a key role in going to the hospital as soon as they think that they have the symptoms of SARS. The remaining unaffected ones remained at home, refraining from going out in public and wearing face masks. This is psychological defence - people playing a part to deal with the SARS virus.

      Q7. The Opening of Singapore Changi Airport
      Changi Airport is Singapore's busiest airport - with 66 million passengers flying in and out of Singapore per year. Terminal 1, 2 and 3 have played a key role in Singapore's economic development. Changi Airport is said to be the best and the most efficient airport in South East Asia. With the booming number of passengers, there is a need to build a Terminal 4, which will open by 2017.

      Q4. Bukit Ho Swee Fire Breakout
      One of Singapore's worst fire breakouts - the Bukit Ho Swee fire, has left a scar on Singaporeans at that time. If safety measures were taken precariously, this fire could have been prevented. Singapore now urges its citizens to take measures in preventing this kind of fire breakouts. We need to take our own measures to prevent this from happening. Prevention of fires do not start from a community, it starts from ourselves. Every one should play a part in the community.

      Q5 - Set Up Of The Housing & Development Board
      The EIP ensures that every religion and ethic group is well represented in every neighbourhood. So, every person has a chance to live in a house and less people would face a housing shortage. Due to introducing EIP, now 80 percent of the population has a house to live in.

      Q3- The hijacking of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ117- The singapore airlines flight was hijacked by 4 passengers claiming to be member's of the Pakistan People's party. Because or army was well trained, they were able to save the passengers.

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  3. QUESTION 3: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will conduct military exercises at various locations in order to prepare themselves

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  4. 6.I think that in order to play our part, we should be frugal with our money and do not indulge in spending too much money. We can also spread this message to others.

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  5. 1. I think social defense was the most important as people needed to help out each other to get through the crisis

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  6. Question 8: Socially responsible means that we should care and help others like giving out N95 masks and educate people who were not aware of what was happening. Also, we should think of others before doing anything that might harm other people.

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  7. 4.Civil defense allows us to care for each other so that more lives are saved

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  8. 7. It brings a steady amount of travelers who come to our country to spend all their bucks and give us revenue.

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  9. Question 6: There was a budget plan that strengthened business to retain jobs for Singaporeans. Funds were also channeled to upgrade the skills of workers to maintain a high-quality and high-skilled workforce that would remain competitive globally. All of us can do our best in our job, and try to save as much money as possible.

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  10. QUESTION 2: We should not take heed to a person's race and help protect anyone despite our cultural differences. We should also put others in front of ourselves and help each other out in times of need.

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    1981 The Opening of Singapore Changi Airport - How is the continued development of Changi Airport a strategy for economic defence?

    It will continue to attract visitors to Singapore due to the posh look of the airport, therefore maintaining the economy of Singapore. Changi Airport handles a total of 66 million passengers, with continued increase of terminals to welcome more planes and improvements on existing airport.

    2003 SARS Outbreak - Which is the most important pillar of defence during an outbreak of disease?

    Psychological defence is most important because Singaporeans must be able to support each other mentally and emotionally in times of crisis.

    1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire - From the example of the Bukit Ho Swee fire, why do you think civil defence is important at the individual level?

    Civil defence is important as you care for the people around you in times of crisis like the Bukit Ho Swee Fire

    1960 Set up of the Housing and Development Board - How does the ethnic integration policy (EIP) reflect social defence?

    It promotes racial integration and harmony. It also prevents the formation of racial enclaves by ensuring a balanced ethnic mix among the various ethnic communities living in public housing estates. Thus it promotes multiracialism in Singapore as your neighbours will be of different races, thus allowing you to mix around with different races.

    2008 Global Financial Crisis - Learning from the example of the 2008 global financial crisis, in what ways can we do our part in the economic defence of Singapore?

    We can work harder in our studies or future job fields to help build a stable economy for Singapore, and also we can save up our money in banks to achieve a better life for everyone. Individuals also play a part by retraining and upgrading, and by keeping up with new technologies and new ways of doing things. When we do this, we help ourselves remain employable as the economy changes and old jobs give way to new ones.

    1991 Hijacking of SQ117 - How does the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) maintain its operational readiness?

    They attend regular training in their own sections and so are prepared for such issues and are able to react quickly and efficiently in solving the emergency.

    2013 Haze Hits Singapore - As demonstrated during the haze situation, what does it mean to be socially responsible?

    We help each other in this time of dire need and we also look out and care for the people near us such as family and your neighbours. We can give out masks to our neighbours and in this way, everyone can benefit

    1964 Racial Riots - Learning from the 1964 racial riots, in what way can you do your part in the social defence of Singapore?

    We live together harmoniously and put aside our differences in our daily interactions with each other. We understand that racial and religious topics are sensitive and therefore we should try to avoid this topic in our daily conversations.

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  12. Question 1: The most important pillar of defense at that point in time is civil defense.

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  13. By Hng Anh, Taufiq, Kevyn, Yadunand & Colin

    1. Psychological Defence.
    2. Maintain peace with our neighbours although they might be of different ethnic groups.
    3. They are stationed at the various important areas such that when something occurs, they are ready to counter it instantly.
    4. The people around the area are the first to be able to react so they can help out before fire engines come.
    5. The establishment of the EIP enabled people from different ethic groups to live together harmoniously.
    6. We have to constantly improve our skills in order to maintain the number of high-skilled workforce that will remain competitive globally.
    7. The opening of Changi airport allowed more tourism in Singapore allowing more trade and income, increasing Singapore's economic status
    8. It means that we are ready to provide for our fellow citizens and help them out even if they are complete strangers in times of need.

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  14. 5. It promotes people to mix with other races and religions so people can live in harmony

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  15. 2. We should tolerate our neighbours despite their races and other differences.

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  16. Question 4: Our group thinks civil defense is very important because without civil defense, the fire would have wiped out everything and everyone, which will lead to the downfall of Singapore.

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  17. 3.They did not panic and worked together with the common goal to save the crew and passengers.

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  18. 8. We must care for our loved ones and everyone around us by helping them like distributing masks and other things for the needy.

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  19. Question 5: The Ethnic integration policy (EIP) helps to promote racial integration and harmony. The policy also aims to prevent the formation of racial enclaves by ensuring a balanced ethnic mix among the various ethnic communities living in public housing estates. Our conclusion is that the EIP helps to strengthen our social defense.

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  20. Due to the various extensions, during times of needs and economic challenges, planes will still be able to take off and we can still sustain our economy.

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  21. 1. 2003 SARS Outbreak- Which is the most important pillar of defence during an outbreak of disease?

    Physiological defence. At such a tough time, people should believe in a better future, and work together to stop the outbreak from spreading. At any time, we should also be ready to sacrifice for others.

    2. 1964 Racial Riots- Learning from the 1964 racial riots, in what way can you do your part in the social defence of Singapore?

    Avoid sensitive topics related to religion, race etc and accept the cultures of other races, living harmoniously with others without prejudice.

    3. 1991 Hijacking of SQ117- How does the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) maintain its operational readiness?
    They are stationed at the various important areas such that when something occurs, they are ready to handle the situation well and fast. They also stay vigilant so that they can be quick to respond to a situation.


    4. 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire- From the example of the Bukit Ho Swee fire, why do you think civil defence is important at the individual level?

    In this type of situation, a lot of people will be injured. A first aid in time would prove useful in such situations as there might be a lack in medical personnel and it also improves the chances of the victim to live.

    5. 1960 Set up of the Housing and Development Board- How does the ethnic integration policy (EIP) reflect social defence?

    We think that this policy helped a lot in social defence.This allows all races to live in one neighbourhood and work together harmoniously. This promotes racial harmony and understand each other better.

    6. 2008 Global Financial Crisis- Learning from the example of the 2008 global financial crisis, in what ways can we do our part in the economic defence of Singapore?

    We can buy more local goods which will help local businesses and the economic defence of Singapore. We should not emigrate to other countries during the crisis and continue to work in Singapore to boost its economic defence.

    7. 1981 The Opening of Singapore Changi Airport- How is the continued development of Changi Airport a strategy for economic defence?

    The creation of the Changi Airport helped improve the image of Singapore.It leaves a good impression on tourists which will help in our tourism which will improve our economy.It will also improve the investors’s impression of singapore, so they will be willing to invest here.

    8. 2013 Haze Hits Singapore- As demonstrated during the haze situation, what does it mean to be socially responsible?

    It means that we should be ready to provide for our fellow citizens and help them out even if they are complete strangers in times of need.

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