Home Team Gala Show pays tribute to officers and NSmen

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is Guest-of-Honour for the Home Team Gala Show, arrives at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ST VIDEO: SEOW BEI YI
12-year-old Melissa Hecker singing "Tomorrow" with 60 children performers.ST VIDEO: SEOW BEI YI
President Tony Tan's message at the show.ST VIDEO: SEOW BEI YI
The Home Team Gala Show sees a "terror attack" at a shopping mall, as its four protagonists come together in their respective roles as Home Team officers during the incident to help others.ST VIDEO: SEOW BEI YI
Taufik Batisah singing Everyday Heroes, the theme song for the Home Team Show penned by creative director Dick Lee.
Taufik Batisah singing Everyday Heroes, the theme song for the Home Team Show penned by creative director Dick Lee.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
President Tony Tan Keng Yam touring the "Ready for the Future" exhibition during the Home Team Show and Festival at the Sports Hub on May 6, 2017.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam touring the "Ready for the Future" exhibition during the Home Team Show and Festival at the Sports Hub on May 6, 2017. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - For the first time, Home Team officers, volunteers and students marched together at a gala show on Saturday (May 6) evening, paying tribute to the agencies' personnel and national servicemen (NSmen), while marking 50 years of NS.

The 1.5-hour Home Team Gala Show was attended by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary, who were among the 5,000-strong audience at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The event is part of the Home Team Show and Festival, which opened on Wednesday (May 3) at the Singapore Sports Hub precinct.

The biannual Home Team Festival is free to the public, with exhibitions showcasing the work and technologies used by agencies such as the police force, Singapore Civil Defence Force and Central Narcotics Bureau. It will end on Sunday.

But it is the first time the agencies have come together to put on a parade and show at the stadium, with songs, dances, pyrotechnics and light projections.


12-year-old Melissa Hecker singing "Tomorrow" with 60 children performers. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 


Benjamin Chow sings Everybody Come On in a performance with martial artists. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 


Tabitha Nauser sings "Don't Stop" with martial artists and dancers during the gala show for Home Team Show and Festival at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 6, 2017. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 


Benjamin Kheng sings "Human" with dancers during the gala show for Home Team Show and Festival at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 6, 2017. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Helmed by creative director Dick Lee, it features works by film-maker Boo Junfeng and performances by Taufik Batisah, Tabitha Nauser and Benjamin Kheng, among others.

The show, which ran every evening from Wednesday, culminated in the gala on Saturday.

Before Saturday's show started, President Tony Tan, the Guest-of-Honour, mingled with Home Team NSmen and show performers, and took a tour of the festival grounds.

Accompanying him were Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam and former Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng.

Also present at the gala show were Second Minister for Home Affairs Desmond Lee, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, who previously served as Second Minister for Home Affairs, and former Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee.