Singapore’s National Day Parade Simulated Terrorist Attack Extravaganza

Asian countries like to hold demonstrations for the public and during Singapore’s National Day Parade the SG Army collaborated with Police and held a simulated terrorist attack demonstration. There was a vast assortment of rifles on display. Photography was by Delvin Ang.


These cops are the least equipped using their service revolvers on pistol lanyards.




These motorcycle cops have SCAR MK16s.

Notice a lot of the rifles used have brass catchers and blank firing adapters.

Here are the Army Soldiers still rocking the SAR-21 bullpup rifle.


The guys below are Army SOTF. They are using a new mystery plate carrier using the First Spear tube system. Oh and they are using HK416s.

The two soldiers in the rear are shouldering HK416s while the shield bearer has a suppressed FN P90 across his back.

Meanwhile these police ovfficers are still using HK MP5s.



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  • Tim

    Singapore is the ‘Israel’ of SE Asia: a high-tech, prosperous, secular democracy surrounded by hostile theocracies.

    • john huscio

      Just dont litter or they’ll cane your ass hard. Firearms ownership is out of the question….

      • MeaCulpa

        Hence the brass catchers!

      • Nicholas C

        Airsoft is as illegal as a real gun and gets you jail time. Shooting a gun illegally is automatic death sentence.

        • FarmerB

          Possession of non-functioning model pistols in Australia are treated the same as real ones under the law. You don’t have to be an intolerant or authoritarian Asian country to be so treated. Oh, wait…

          It wouldn’t surprise me that possession of even a fired case in Singapore lands you very, very long jail time. That’s why they don’t leave them lying about, and I fully expect the guys have to account for every one. It would be the equivalent of our armed forces leaving Claymore mines behind after an exercise.

          • Mikial

            It’s the same in UAE. Had a colleague transiting through Dubai and the found a spent 9mm case in his ruck and he spent the next 3 days in jail until it could be sorted out.

          • Irfan Zain

            7 years jail time for possession of a expanded case.

      • Rock or Something

        Back in the day, I knew a fellow Soldier who grew up in Singapore before immigrating to the U.S. He almost got caned for walking off a construction site he worked at with a utility knife on his person by accident.

        • Irfan Zain

          that would be fake news

        • FarmerB

          Yeah, well in at least one state in Australia (NSW), you cannot carry even a pocket knife. In fact, when the law was brought in, the Police went to the local saleyards (cattle market) on market day and made all the bushies take their pocket knives off their belts or face arrest (most people in the bush have a small pocket knife).

    • Rob

      Singapore ain’t funding ISIS…

      • MeaCulpa

        Well Singaporean banks are probably involved in ISIS funding/money laundering in some way.

      • Tim

        If your enemies are too busy shooting at one another to aim in your direction, that’s a “good thing”.

        But if you’re a protected, preening, virtue-signaling little b!tch, none of that matters, does it?

        • int19h

          Why would Singapore be an enemy?

          Being authoritarian doesn’t automatically make them an enemy of any country. So long as they mind their own business.

    • derpmaster

      It’s more like Liechtenstein – tiny, mostly irrelevant, but absolutely jam packed with sketchy foreign deposits.

      • FarmerB

        Irrelevsnt? Damn, all these experts who never leave their lounge chair.

      • MeaCulpa

        The port of Singapore is one of, if not THE busiest and most important ports in the world and the country is one of the busiest banking/finance/business centres in the world.

      • KiwiGuy

        Umm you know you’re pushing the stereotype of the ignorant uneducated American not realising the rest of the world knows more than you do ?

        Good luck to you.

    • Gordon Pasha

      I strongly disagree. Contrary to Israel, Singapore was ruled by only one (pretty corrupt) party with an absolute majority since its independence. Of the, up until now, three Prime Ministers, two are father and son, while the third was a political friend of the family, who warmed the seat until “Daddy” deemed “Junior” ready to take over. That doesn’t look like much of a democracy to me.
      And that is really just scratching the surface, when it comes to differences between the democracy Israel and Singapore, that is more like an authoritarian oligarchy with monarchical elements.

      Also Malaysia and Indonesia, while being Muslim majority states, are not theocracies. Oh, and Israel is not a secular state. It’s, by it’s own definition, a “Jewish and democratic state”.

      • Nayden

        Malaysia and Indonesia are theocracies in all but name. Aceh Province of Indonesia is already fully ruled by sharia law. And the Christian governor of Jakarta just got thrown in jail for two years for violating blasphemy laws by allegedly insulting the Quran during a re-election campaign speech.

        • FarmerB

          Not forgetting the opposition leader in Malaysia who was thrown in jail for sodomy.

      • FarmerB

        I thing you’re strongly wrong. Compared to anywhere else in Asia, SG is an amazing success story. Corruption is almost non-existent compared to Malaysia and Indonesia or the Philippines. It’s pretty much the only place in that region with proper rule of law.

        I first went through the place 35 years ago, and it was a backward swamp.

        • Irfan Zain

          lol backyard swamp?? i think you took the plane to a different country. We’ve never really been a backyard swamp… even before independence. Corruption here is of a different type,….it’s legalized as the PM sees fit.

          • FarmerB

            You live there, you probably don’t see the changes as much as regular visitors (certainly back in the 70’s-80’s). The progress SG has made is very impressive.

      • Gabriel M

        Israel might be a predominantly “Jewish” state but the system was not designed to enforce Orthodox Talmudic law. Also, 1/4 of the population is Arab, with other Christian and Bedouin and Druze minorities who are protected under the law. They can all run for the Knesset if they want, and a good size of its seats are Arab-held. Israel is certainly not a theocracy anymore than southern US states might be

    • joe tusgadaro

      It’s pretty much a one party, soft authoritarian glossy hi-tech city state with no free speech….

    • Mikial

      Exactly! Too much PC and snowflake hurt feelings in America these days. We need something like this. I’ve worked with security forces and operators from a lot of places (US, GB, Australia, South Africa, Kurdistan, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Romania, etc.), but never from Singapore. I hope I get the chance to one day.

    • bernardg

      “democracy”. Well, that’s a cuckold claimant when i see one. Singapore is The Theocracy. The country been ruled by one dominant party for decades, with Prime Minister position passing down to nurtured successor that may or may not close relative to previous one (dynasty). The good thing is, so far the dynasty is benevolent one.
      Indonesia, Philippine are the democracy as in elected head of state through a vote.
      Also, hostile? There are never been skirmishes, let alone open war happened between Singapore and fellow South East Asian countries since the independence of Singapore. Unlike Israel with the rest of Middle East neighbors.
      You are talking nonsense and i will point it to you as it is.

  • Klaus Von Schmitto

    The guy on the right in the 4th picture looks like he’s got Saturday Night Fever.

    • B-Sabre

      Staying alive….staying alive….

  • snmp

    SCAR L/16
    HK MP5
    HK USP
    FN Five-seveN
    Taurus M85 & mith & Wesson .38SPL
    CZ P-07
    Advers : Colt M16A1/A2

    • MeaCulpa

      Adverts is probably using CIS (now ST Kinetics) M16S1.

  • Ευστάθιος Παλαιολόγος

    The SCARs seem to have a Steiner x3 scope

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    “Terrorist Attack Extravaganza” is not a sequence of words I ever thought I would see outside of an ISIS recruitment flyer.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      With face painting for the kids!

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        Red is the only color though

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    A guy I work with said that Singapore is the nicest, cleanest, prettiest place he has ever seen.

    • Nicholas C

      Yeah on a superficial level it is. The political party in charge is super corrupt. Makes Hillary look like a saint. Also airsoft lands you in jail.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Reminds me of the ST TNG episode where Wesley steps on some flowers and gets the death penalty.

        • Rock or Something

          By the end of ST TNG, I had wished Wesley had gotten the death penalty.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            That is harsh but fair.

    • USMC03Vet

      I had libo port there before. The tourist areas are real nice and the women are a-mei-zing! Super clean and friendly.

  • Brett baker

    More entertaining than a couple of guys standing around a vehicle at the county fair.

  • Bill

    1: the photography is amazing; having tried to shoot training exercises its a lot more difficult than it seems.
    2: The kitted out fireman in pretty cool, pardon the pun. As recent events have shown, fire gets weaponized, and being able to get it out quick is of real value. The guys who get toasted on the front lines will really appreciate having him around.

  • Cyborg Fred

    Singapore. Go to jail if you chew gum. Go to the brig if you drop your brass.

    • bernardg

      Well, bubble gum is nasty. Have you ever step on one? I bet you will curse the day when you on one.

      • Cyborg Fred

        Yes I have. It’s not like it’s a freakin land mine.

  • jono102

    The Singaporeans love a big show with a big song and dance. They are big about showing off their toys so their neighbors can see.
    We had a detachment of them with us in Afghan for their Independence day celebration. They hosted a dinner in our main FOB for everyone with all the trimmings including fresh lobster they had flown in. Not a bad change, being in the middle of nowhere.

  • rychastings

    I guess they really care about collecting all their brass

  • Semper Fi

    Oh dear! Singaporian are restless about those unrulling Jaywalkers and littering suspect

  • iksnilol

    I like the brass catchers.

  • What’s up with the police officers using tiny revolvers? What are those .32 caliber?

    • bernardg

      well, since crime, especially one involving firearm are close to zero in Singapore. They don’t need to bring on semi auto pistol as their service weapon.