Independence Trail: From War to Nationhood™ - a Virtual Experience

Description of Programme

Join us as we trace Singapore’s interesting journey on its route to Independence as it moved from Colony to Nation. Understand the struggles faced by our leaders during that era. Learn about how the people of Singapore were governed by our Colonial masters and the changes in our political system after independence. Visit key historic buildings, such as Old Parliament House, former City Hall and Supreme Court, all of which played a significant role in shaping who we are as a nation. Discover the fascinating stories behind War Memorials in the Civic District, and understand the motivation that drove thousands to fight for a flag and eventual independence. Sites covered a. St Andrew’s Cathedral (outside) b. Civilian War Memorial c. Esplanade Park – Cenotaph, INA Memorial, Lim Bo Seng Memorial d. Singapore River e. Empress Place f. Old Parliament House (outside) g. National Gallery Singapore (entry subject to availability) h. Supreme Court (entry subject to availability) Meeting point City Hall MRT Station Outside Exit B Mode of Delivery 1. Session conducted remotely via virtual meeting platforms e.g.: Zoom 2. Programme will be a combination of PowerPoint Slides, Videos & interactive elements e.g: Quizzes using game-based learning tools 3. Participants will need to use their mobile phones for online quizzes 4. Participants will require Internet connectivity

Learning Objective / Total Defence Pillars

1. Total Defence (Military, Social & Psychological)

2. Gain better understanding of Singapore’s political journey from the early nineteenth century, through the war and post-war years till independence.

3. Appreciate and be inspired by the struggles and sacrifices of our political leaders, both past and present.


2.5 - 3 hrs

Session Timings

Session 1: 09:00 – 11:30/12:00
Session 2: 14:00 – 16:30/17:00

Pricing (per participant)

Min 50 pax: $20.00
51 - 100 pax: $18.00

Terms and Conditions

a. The units will be allowed to make a one-time amendment to their booking, to be communicated to JPL in writing at least ten working days before the conduct of the NE Activity.
b. If the units submit an amendment to their booking less than ten working days before the conduct of the NE Activity, they will be charged an amendment fee.

a. JPL will charge the full amount per participant who is absent from the NE Activity without any valid reason.
b. The charges will be waived in full for absent participants with a valid reason subject to a maximum of 10 per cent of the agreed number of participants.
c. The following valid reasons for absenteeism are:
c.i. Submit a valid medical certificate or relevant medical documentation, or
c.ii. Furnish certain compelling reasons which are unrelated to work commitments, such as compassionate leave
d. Relevant documentation must be provided within 5 working days of the completion of the NE Activity.

a. In the event that units request cancellation of confirmed NE Activities, JPL may impose cancellation charges on these units, if a cancellation notice is not received (in writing) at least 10 working days prior to the confirmed date of the Activity. The cancellation clauses will be as follows:

Cancellation notice (No. of Working Days) before confirmed date of NE Activity and maximum cancellation charges:
Less than 10 working days' notice - 10% of total fees for all participants
Less than 2 working days' notice - 50% of total fess for all participants
Less than 1 working days' notice - 100% of total fees

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