Army Open House a big hit

Close to 33,000 visitors made their way to the F1 Pit Building yesterday to get up close with the army's latest vehicles and weaponry at the Army Open House 2017. Due to the overwhelming response, the two-day Open House, which was scheduled to end to
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Close to 33,000 visitors made their way to the F1 Pit Building yesterday to get up close with the army's latest vehicles and weaponry at the Army Open House 2017. Due to the overwhelming response, the two-day Open House, which was scheduled to end today, will be extended till tomorrow. The Army Open House was last held in 2012. At this year's event, themed Army Ready, Soldier Strong, visitors can try out some of the army's physical training routines with a specially designed obstacle course. Also, in celebration of 50 years of national service, an NS50 Showcase exhibition charting the evolution of NS and recognising the contributions of national servicemen is on show, and features videos, interactive displays and augmented reality technology. Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen visited the Open House yesterday afternoon and kicked off the Dynamic Defence Display segment, a show featuring the army's tanks, troop carriers and response to a simulated terror attack. The public can visit the Open House today and tomorrow, from 9am to 8pm. After the event at the F1 Pit Building, the Open House will move to Punggol from Friday to Sunday, and Jurong East from June 9 to June 11, and will be open from 10am to 10pm daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 28, 2017, with the headline 'Army Open House a big hit'. Print Edition | Subscribe