Go behind-the-scenes to see how 1.2 million SG50 Funpacks are being prepared

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Of the 1.25 million funpacks that are being packed distributed in celebration of Singapore's golden jubilee, some 36,000 have been packed under the 'A Funpack From Me To You' project. Under this initiative, about 500 volunteer packers, some of whom are members of welfare organisations such as the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore and the Down Syndrome Association, have inserted a specially hand-signed note into each pack.
Singapore Army personnel packing funpacks. They aim to to maintain their whopping target of packing up to 120,000 funpacks daily. PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Households in Singapore - all 1.2 million of them- will soon be getting their SG50 Funpack in the coming weeks.

As part of the Jubilee celebrations this year, each Singaporean and PR household will get a pack, usually reserved for those who attend the National Day Parade.

A massive logistics operation has been put in place to churn them out this month.

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What's a National Day Parade without funpacks? This year's NDP funpacks are designed by Singaporeans from all walks of life and contain memorabilia that will appeal to the young and the old.

The Singapore Army gave a glimpse of how it is completing this mammoth task in a Facebook post late on Saturday.

The post, which came with more than 40 behind-the-scenes photos, read: "Every day, about 500 to 700 personnel are on the ground packing these funpacks, aiming to maintain their whopping target of packing up to 120,000 funpacks daily."

There are up to 28 production lines which ensure all the items are accounted for in each pack.

The photos show many servicemen hard at work, moving boxes, and packing bags, but also having fun.

The tote bags, which come in 50 designs, contain nostalgic games and snacks like erasers printed with flags, paper balls and murukku, as well as a commemorative figurine of the Singa Lion, the mascot of the Singapore Kindness Movement.

There are so many bags this year that if they were lined up end to end, they can go 2.5 times around Singapore, the Army revealed.

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