Welcome Address at the HomeTeamNS Family Day 2019 - Speech by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs

Published: 03 December 2019

HomeTeamNS members,  




Families and friends, 


1. It is wonderful to see all our National Servicemen (NSmen) and your families. Some of you are here with friends. Thank you so much for your support. We are really grateful for all of our NSmen who put in your time and your commitment to keep Singapore safe and secure. Give yourselves a round of applause.  


2. Some of you may remember that we first organised a night outing for our Home Team (HT) NSmen to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) last year, and the response was overwhelming. The tickets were sold out within a very short time. That is when we realised that this is something that you really like. So we decided to do it again.  


3. To thank all of you for the tremendous contributions you have made to the safety and security of Singapore, we keep inventing and improving benefits. Just a quick reminder – in the last year alone, you may recall that a number of benefits were really attractive. For example, complimentary Personal Accident insurance coverage that  comes  with your membership. Do you also remember the 1-for-1 Cathay Cineplexes Movie tickets?  


4. You probably also know that we are building new clubhouses – one is HomeTeamNS Khatib, close to the MRT. We are nearly there - in a few more weeks we should be able to give the good news on when we will open the doors.  Another very new clubouse is coming up next to Bedok Reservoir -  the HomeTeamNS Bedok. We are doing this to say thank you and to show our appreciation properly.  


5. There are however, three more benefits I want to tell you about. Firstly, in case you happen to be a driver, you will find this very attractive. One of the things drivers really hope for will be petrol discounts. We have partnered Sinopec to offer our members a 24 per cent and 23 per cent petrol discount at their Bukit Timah and Yishun outlets respectively. This is the highest petrol discount in Singapore.  


6. Secondly - not everybody drives but almost everyone has a mobile plan. Now, for your mobile plan, all ordinary members will be able to enjoy a complimentary 2-year Free HomeTeamNS membership whenever you sign up with a Circles.Life plan. 


7. The third benefit is, of course, because we all love a good meal. We are going to do something special for HT NSmen and your families and friends. We are going to create our own exclusive burger with Burger King. This is an exclusive burger meal (the Nachos Cheese Fish ‘N Crisp Value Meal) for our HT NSmen, families and friends. Not only that, when this is done, you will get to vote for what you want this burger meal to be called.  


8. These are just some of the things we are doing to improve the benefits.  I just want to say once again that we appreciate the partnership we have with Sinopec, Circles.Life and Burger King. We certainly hope that you will continue to enjoy the membership because we certainly enjoy and are appreciative of your support.


9. We want to let you know that whenever you have served the Home Team, you are always appreciated. Have a great time today!