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Making a safe haven with bomb shelters at MRT stations

In the event of a national emergency, SCDF will convert some underground MRT stations to protect the population

Once a year, as an operationally ready national serviceman, I put on my Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) uniform and take on the role of a sergeant in an MRT shelter company.

While most people are sound asleep at 1am, about 40 of us begin converting our assigned MRT station into a bomb shelter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline 'Making a safe haven'. Print Edition | Subscribe