My National Service was quite rewarding because I went to 30 SCE to become a Plant Engineer after my BMT in Pulau Tekong. It gave me the opportunity to learn how to operate construction plants such as, bulldozer, shovel (wheeled and tracked), excavator, bobcat, airman, chainsaw, etc. It allowed me to fulfil that little childhood dream of operating those machines when playing those little toys. I also learned how to work with different types of people in the army, as I met a lot of people from all kinds of background and culture. However, after tearing my ankle ligament, I became the administrative clerk for my company, and subsequently, assisted my OC manage his workload. I proved my abilities as a competent soldier when I was awarded the Best Soldier Award for January 2009.