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Time to man up, other Ah Boys say

We asked Noah Yap’s fellow Ah Boys to Men cast members to give him advice on surviving the army. they also share their best and worst moments in national service.

We asked Noah Yap's fellow Ah Boys To Men cast members to give him advice on surviving the army. They also share their best and worst moments in national service.

WANG WEILIANG:

"Noah, finish your two years well and don't play, play!

"Learn as much as you can and don't have a sense of entitlement and don't geng (Hokkien for malinger). It will be harder when you are marked. I know because I used to geng a lot.

"You may not meet nice platoon mates like us, no steady lobang (Malay slang for tip) brother like me so take care of yourself."

BEST MOMENT:

"When I realised I was more mature and had a better sense of responsibility because of NS. I used to think it was a waste of time, but in the end I realised that it is a form of training for life."

WORSE MOMENT:

"I geng-ed too much and missed the important chance to bond with my bunk mates, which is a pity."


TOSH ZHANG:

"Take each day as it comes, be open-minded and adaptable to situations and people.

"Time will fly by and before you know it, your ORD day is here."

BEST MOMENT:

"During BMT, when I went through a lot with my mates, especially during field camp. We laughed, cried and grew together.

"The moments when we trained in the jungle under relentless heat, when we braved rainstorms together in our mud-soaked uniforms."

WORST MOMENT:

"The day I enlisted. I felt lost not knowing what to expect at all."


MAXI LIM:

"Noah, finally this is your Ah Boys To Men moment.

"You're the last boy in our group and I hope NS will help you mature and make you a better person."

BEST MOMENT:

"When I caught a 'suicide bomber' during a live exercise.

"My buddies and I were sent deep into our camp facilities and the 'suicide bomber' was extremely evasive.

"I had him cornered, bashed and tied up with my toggle rope."

WORST MOMENT:

"When I was in field camp during basic military training, it was raining so heavily that a slope (I was sleeping on) became a waterfall."


BENJAMIN KHENG:

"You will probably be the most experienced recruit in the history of the SAF, but you'll still kena tekan.

"Be nice to the people around you. And don't bash the wayang king like we do with Maxi (not too much at least)."

BEST MOMENT:

"Getting my marksman badge for range. It was night and raining, my scope was fogged up and I couldn't see a thing. How I got a full score in the end, I'll never comprehend."

WORST MOMENT:

"My BMT field camp where it rained four out of six nights and I slept in a mud-filled shell-scrape."