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    • Singapore commemorates 50 years of National Service (NS50) this year.

       

      PAssion Card is delighted to celebrate this milestone with all NSmen who have made immense contributions in keeping the peace and stability in our country. To express our appreciation to all NSmen for their contributions, we would be offering to those eligible a complimentary commemorative NS50 PAssion EZ-Link Card that comes with a free 5-year membership!

       

      Here are some of the exclusive privileges and benefits* that our members enjoy/earn:

      • Discounts on courses and activities at all Community Clubs (CCs) and other PA outlets, and at over 1,000 PAssion Merchants outlets
      • TapForMore points at Cold Storage, Giant and Guardian Health & Beauty Stores
      • 50% more STAR$® when they shop at participating CapitaLand Malls
      • National Library Board Partner Membership for 5 years
      • Convenience of e-payment at over 10,000 transaction points
      • Ease of EZ-Link card top up at all CCs

       

      All eligible NSmen will receive an invitation letter to sign up for the commemorative card. For those who wish to register for the card, all you need to do is to follow the instructions stated in the invitation letter.

       

      We look forward to welcoming you as our PAssion Card Member and seeing you and your family at our community activities.

       

      *Terms and conditions apply

       

      Complimentary PAssion Card Membership in Commemoration of NS50 
      for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) National Servicemen / Home Team National Servicemen 


      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

      1. What is the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card? 

        As Singapore commemorates 50 years of National Service, the People’s Association would like to take this opportunity to express appreciation for the National Servicemen who have made immense contributions in keeping the peace and stability in our country. 

        The Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card is free for past and present National Servicemen. They include full-time National Servicemen (NSFs), Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) including past National Servicemen who have phased into MINDEF/MHA Reserve (previously known as ‘R.O.D’). 

        An invitation card for the Free Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card will be enclosed in the NS50 Recognition Package with application instructions.


      2. What are the benefits of the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card? 

        With the NS50 PAssion Card, members will enjoy privileges and benefits at all Community Clubs and PA Water-Venture Outlets. Members can also enjoy exclusive privileges and discounts at more than 1,000 PAssion Merchant outlets.

        In summary, members: 
        • Enjoy Members’ Rates and privileges at all CCs;
        • Enjoy further 2% off Members’ Rates if payment is via the ez-link function of the PAssion Card for CC courses/ activities;
        • Enjoy discounts at other PA outlets like PA Water-Venture Outlets, The WEARHouse (PA’s costumes rental service), PA concerts, Chingay Parade Singapore as well as other activities and facilities under PA;
        • Enjoy discounts and privileges at over 1,000 PAssion Merchant outlets recruited by PA;
        • Earn TapForMore points at participating retail banners under Dairy Farm Singapore such as Cold Storage, Giant and Guardian Health & Beauty stores
        • Enjoy complimentary 5-year National Library Board (NLB) Partner Membership (Applicable to Singaporeans and PRs only); and
        • Earn 50% more STAR$® exclusively at participating CapitaLand Malls


      3. How do I apply for the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card? 

        Instructions to apply for the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card will be included in the NS50 Recognition Package that will be sent to you. Once you have received your NS50 Recognition Package, kindly follow the instructions to apply for your card. 


      4. Is there a stored value in the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card?

        The Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card does not contain any stored value.


      5. I am an existing PAssion Card holder. What will happen to my PAssion Card and the status of my TapForMore points when I receive my Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card? 

        You can continue to use your existing PAssion Card(s) as it can co-exist with your Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card. You can also continue to earn and redeem TapForMore (TFM) points on the respective PAssion Cards. 

        However, you will not be able to transfer TFM points from your existing PAssion Card(s) to the Commemorative NS50 PAssion Card nor combine the TFM points earned from the various PAssion Cards. The TFM points earned are kept separately in each card that you have. 


      6. Who can I contact should I have further queries? 

        For more details on the NS50 Recognition Package; 

        If you are a SAF National Serviceman, please call the SAFRA NS50 Contact Centre at 1800-250-5050 during operating hours or email to [email protected].

        If you are a Home Team National Serviceman, please call 1800-350-5050 during operating hours or email to [email protected].    
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    • Thank you for registering your interest with us. For eligible SAF national servicemen, please wait for your notification letters to register for the NS50 Recognition Package. If you are a SPF or SCDF NSman, please register for your NS50 Recognition Package through HomeTeamNS instead.

      https://ns50.safra.sg/web/opt-in/opt-in

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    • NS50 PROMOTIONS

      (Retailers' appreciation for our national servicemen)

      As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Service (NS), we thank you for being part of the one million who have served or are serving NS today. You have contributed to a strong national defence force, ensuring over 50 years of peace and security for Singapore. Your continued support for NS will secure our home for the future.

      In recognition of your service and contributions, we have prepared a range of special benefits and privileges for you and your family members. This is in partnership with a group of supportive merchants starting from 30 Jun 2017 to 10 Aug 2017.  Simply show your 11B at outlets bearing the “Thank you for your service” decal to enjoy the offers.

      Do visit https://spotns50.spotnwin.asia/Promotion for the latest offers and privileges.

      For organisations or merchants who would like to partner us on this, please do.

      Edited by eac 13 Jul `17, 8:28PM
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    • Please call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer.

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    • Please call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer.

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    • Factsheet: 50 Years of National Service: From My Generation To Yours

       

      We commemorate 50 years of National Service (NS50) in 2017. For 50 years, NS has fulfilled Singapore's critical need for defence and security, and provided the peace and stability upon which we have built our country. NS50 is thus an important milestone in Singapore's nation-building journey, and an opportune time for us to recognise the contributions of past and present national servicemen.

      The theme for NS50 is "From My Generation To Yours". In 2017, more than one million would have enlisted for National Service. As we commemorate NS50, we want to thank the generations of national servicemen who have served with dedication and pride. Singaporeans' continued support for NS is also critical in enabling this duty to be passed down from one generation to the next. The NS50 logo thus depicts two generations of national servicemen saluting.

      A Year-Long Commemoration and Celebration

      Singaporeans can look forward to the following in 2017: 


      Feb 2017 
      - Opening of NS Gallery
      - Chingay Parade


      May 2017 
      - Army Open House/ NS50 Showcase


      Jun 2017
      - NS50 Showcase


      Jul 2017
      - NS50 Recognition Campaign
      - SAF Day 


      Aug 2017
      - NS50 Week 
      - NS50 Recognition Campaign
      - National Day Celebrations
       

      Other Commemorative Initiatives 
      - NS50 Recognition Package (details available by Jun 2017)  
      - NS50 Dinner Reception (second half of 2017)
      - Community outreach initiatives, e.g., father-child NS themed camp, engagement programmes for educational institutions (Mar 2017 onwards)
      - Online activities through NS50.sg, MINDEF/SAF & MHA/Home Team social media channels (Feb 2017 onwards)

       

      a) NS50 Showcase. In conjunction with the Army Open House, an NS50 Showcase will be held at the F1 Pit Building from 24-29 May 2017. The Showcase is open to the public and will be an experiential exhibition where visitors can learn about the evolution of NS through the past 50 years, as well as achievements of our national servicemen in defending and safeguarding Singapore. Parts of the Showcase will travel to Punggol (2-4 June 2017) and Jurong East (9-11 June 2017). 
          
      b) NS50 Week. Spanning 1-10 August 2017, NS50 Week will be a time for everyone to show support for NS. The month of August bears historical significance as it marks the enlistment of the first batch of full-time national servicemen in 1967 and their subsequent entry into the Reserve. 

      There will be a series of community engagement events throughout NS50 Week. This includes various ground-up activities organised by the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) , such as an NS50 themed picnic in partnership with Families for Life. Singapore Discovery Centre will also organise bus tours to sites of NS significance such as the SAFTI Military Institute and Pasir Laba Camp. To encourage public demonstrations of support for NS, ACCORD is reaching out to employers and the community to put out appreciation messages for our national servicemen during NS50 Week. More details on the NS50 Week will be made available at a later date. 

      c) NS50 Recognition Campaign.  As part of the NS50 Recognition Campaign starting from SAF Day on 1 July 2017 to the end of NS50 Week on 10 August 2017, businesses and organisations will be providing national servicemen with discounts and benefits. They will also publicly declare their support for NS and national servicemen through pledge ceremonies.

      d) NS50 Recognition Package. To thank national servicemen for their contributions to Singapore's defence, MINDEF and MHA will be giving every past and present national serviceman an NS50 Recognition Package containing $100 worth of vouchers. This includes those who enlist in the 2017 enlistment cohort. In addition, national servicemen who are currently serving or have served Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) will be offered a year of SAFRA/HomeTeamNS membership. For more information, please see Annex A.

      e) NS50 Dinner Reception. National servicemen, their families and employers, and companies who have shown strong support for NS over the past 50 years will also be recognised at the NS50 Dinner Reception later in the year.

      f) Other Commemorative Initiatives. There will be a range of initiatives reaching out to the wider community, such as a father-child NS themed camp and engagement programmes for educational institutions. The theme of NS50 will also be woven into various events throughout the year, including the Chingay Parade, SAF Day and National Day celebrations.

      g) Online engagement.  To reach out to NSmen and more, NS50 commemorative efforts will also be held online, primarily through the NS50 portal (NS50.sg). Key highlights include an online campaign where Singaporeans will be invited to help build a photo montage representing the nation's support of our national servicemen, as well as an online music album featuring specially-composed NS-related songs by various local celebrities and the SAF Music and Drama Company, which will be made available free. MINDEF will also release a series of NS50 videos in mid-2017 on the cyberpioneerTV YouTube channel and cyberpioneer Facebook, where national servicemen past and present, their families, and the wider community share their thoughts on National Service. MHA will also release a web-series on Home Team national servicemen from February 2017.

      For more information on NS50, visit NS50.sg. Individuals, companies or organisations that are keen to contribute to the NS50 commemorative efforts are welcome to contact us at [email protected].

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