DrugFreeSG Carnival@ Punggol: Raising Community Awareness for a Drug Free Singapore

13 Jul 2019

            The DrugFreeSG Carnival was held from 12 to 8pm in Punggol today. This is the first of two carnivals under the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC), jointly organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), and supported by close to 100 student volunteers from the Singapore Polytechnic. Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health was the Guest-of-Honour for the event.

 

2.         Members of the public are treated to a series of fun, games and activities as they learnt more about the harms of drugs, and how they can keep their loved ones away from drug abuse.

<Photo 1: At the DrugFreeSG carnival on 13 July 2019 - Folding the anti-drug ribbon to pledge support for a DrugFreeSG .>

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3.         Highlights include: -

a) Launch of the new “Resist” anti-drug analogue card game

Jointly developed by students from the Republic Polytechnic together with CNB, ‘Resist’ is an interactive and engaging game targeted at youths aged 13 to 17, to educate them on the consequences and harms of drug abuse, encouraging them to lead a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Players collect rewards while defeating drug monsters and their sinister side effects in the game, and working together to complete the various levels. 150 copies of the game will be produced and progressively distributed to schools and community partners in the upcoming months.

<Photo 2: Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health launching the new anti-drug card game “Resist”, which was jointly developed by CNB and students from the Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Game Design.>

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<Photo 3: Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health playing the new anti-drug card game “Resist”, which was jointly developed by CNB and students from the Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Game Design.>

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<Photos 4 and 5: The “Resist” game deck, which will be produced and progressively distributed to schools and community partners in the upcoming months.>

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b) Live demonstration by CNB’s Special Task Force and K-9 Narcotics Detection Dog

Members of the public are given the rare opportunity to watch the demonstration by CNB’s Special Task Force on how they take down armed drug offenders. They are also able to witness the amazing ability of the K-9 narcotics detection dog in sniffing out concealed drugs.

<Photos 6: Live demonstration by the CNB’s Special Task Force at the DrugFreeSG carnival on 13 July 2019>

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c) Use of Augmented Reality in Preventive Drug Education

Members of the public get to experience the use of Augmented Reality at an exhibition booth where they learn about the harms of drugs in an engaging and interactive manner.

<Photos 7: Members of the public experiencing the use of Augmented Reality (AR) at an exhibition booth at the DrugFreeSG carnival on 13 July 2019>

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d) Live performances by local artistes and Singapore Polytechnic students

On top of performances by students from the Singapore Polytechnic, members of the public are also entertained by live acts by local artistes such as Akeem Jahat and Jean Seizure. These performances bring across the message that a healthy, drug-free lifestyle can be fun and cool at the same time.

<Photo 8: Students from the Singapore Polytechnic promoting a drug-free lifestyle through their interactions with members of the public and engaging performances at the DrugFreeSG carnival on 13 July 2019.>

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<Photo 9: Local artistes Akeem Jahat and Jean Seizure promoting health and vitality of a drug-free lifestyle to members of the public through their live performances at the DrugFreeSG carnival on 13 July 2019.>

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4.         The second run of the DrugFreeSG carnival will be held at Tampines, beside Tampines MRT station, from 31 August to 1 September 2019. We look forward to continued support from members of the public at the carnival. Follow us (@CNB.DrugFreeSG) on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

 

 

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

13 JULY 2019

ANNEX A

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‘Resist’ – Analogue Card Game

 

In 2018, CNB worked with students from the Republic Polytechnic’s Diploma in Game Design to conceptualise and produce a card game with anti-drug elements.

 

‘Resist’ is an interactive and engaging game to educate youths on the consequences and harms of drug abuse, encouraging them to lead a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Players collect rewards while defeating drug monsters and their sinister side effects in the game, and work together to complete the various levels. Targeted at secondary school students aged 13 to 17, each game is able to support 3 to 4 players and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

 

150 copies of the game will be produced and progressively distributed to schools and community partners in the upcoming months.

 

Examples of drug monsters in the ‘Resist’ card game

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