From tonight on National Geographic channel (StarHub channel 411) at 9.30pm, "From Boys To Men: Every Singaporean Son" will be shown as a six-part weekly series. This document series is a authentic portrayal of the National Service (NS) experience and will be focusing on recruits going through the Singapore Basic Military Training or BMT which is a nine-week-long military training on Pulau Tekong.
Mindef (Ministry of Defence) had uploaded 18 clips onto YouTube last year to create an awareness and boost its cyber presence. The online episodes were six to seven minutes long and titled "Every Singaporean Son". National Geographic has now repackaged them into a six-part weekly series which will be content-driven and not like conventional reality shows where it hinges on the personalities. Mindef says it is the most detailed programme of BMT.
So for my family (Jared and Javon will have to go through this experience in a few years time) and I, you know where we'll be tonight at 9.30pm