A new training ground will be built in western Singapore in 88ha area. The main reason behind this initiative is to let soldiers hone their urban fighting skills in real-life settings such as warehouses, high-rise building, and even an MRT station with multiple exits.
Ng Eng Hen, Defence Minister said that this new place called Safti City, which is as big as the Bishan town will allow soldiers to get training in a dense urban environment that matches Singapore’s landscape when it is completed in the west of the country in 10 years.
"Safti City will take our NS training to a much higher level of realism and effectiveness," he said.
Costing about S$900 million, Safti City will be outfitted with video cameras and instruments that will instantly track the actions of individual soldiers and units.
The first-of-its-kind, Safti City will provide a realistic experience of fighting in a concrete jungle like Singapore.