Pick a Drug-free SG; Strum the words, Sing it loud!

23 Jun 2017

  1. In commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June 2017, around 280 students volunteers from various secondary schools, our very own Anti-Drug Advocates (ADA), CNB officers and United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC) partners were involved in a series of activities in the week leading up to 26 June.
  2. The distribution follows immediately after our “Break In” music concert on 16 June where we were “High on Love”* and kicked off the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2017!
  3. Break-In Music Concert highlights

  4. You may have spotted our enthusiastic and youthful Anti-Drug Advocates (ADA) on 17 June who had assisted to recruit, organise and manage student volunteers. Together with our very own CNB officers, they have given out about 50,000 “Pick A Drug Free SG” commemorative items, as part of our island-wide efforts to reach out to members of public in the heartlands and town area, as well as Changi Airport. Do you know that when school reopens, more than 470,000 students will also receive this guitar pick with our special message via their schools?
  5. Photos : Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution.

    Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution

    Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution

    Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution

    Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution

    “At CNB, we do not merely play the role of a law enforcer as it is also equally important that we engage the public and educate them on the harmful impact of drugs to effectively achieve a drug-free Singapore.” - Haziq 26

    Our officers and students in Orchard and Changi Airport as part of the island-wide distribution

    “I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in the distribution as it allows me a fulfilling experience on how it is like to engage members of the public in our anti-drug advocacy.” - Ching Yen, 21

  6. Not forgetting our private corporate partners from the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC) who had also contributed their efforts. SingPost had helped to connect with residents and commercial buildings in the East through the mail box distribution. Both PastaMania and Central Perk Cafe staff had also donned the anti-drug green and white ribbon and distributed the commemorative items to their patrons. Come 26 June, staff from our UADC partners such as Reebonz, SingPost, PastaMania, I am café, Tenderfresh and Central Perk will also receive the anti-drug ribbons.
  7. Staff of UADC partner, PastaMania, distributing commemorative items to patrons

    “At PastaMania, we believe in not just creating the flavours that Singapore loves. We also want to have a healthy and drug-free Singapore where everyone can enjoy a delicious meal with their beloved friends and families.”

    Staff of UADC partner,Central Perk Café, distributing commemorative items to patrons

    “There’s nothing better than having group of friends coming together and sharing a common vision — a drug-free home. We are honoured to be able to contribute towards such a meaningful cause.” - Ms Mary Angeline S.Consulta (right), 24, Central Perk Café

    Staff of UADC partner, SingPost, distributing commemorative items to mail recipients.

    “As a postman, I have delivered countless messages over the past 25 years – and #DrugFreeSG is one of the more meaningful ones. I am proud to be part of the fight against drugs.” - Mr Nasri Bin Wasli, 45, Inspector Post, SingPost

    Captain Drug Buster Show in collaboration with the National Library Board

  8. We didn’t forget that parents are one of our greatest advocates to start the conversation! The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has collaborated with the National Library Board [NLB] to stage 15 anti-drug skits at public libraries island-wide from July to September 2017. The “Captain Drug Buster Show” can help parents and their children between 7 to 12 years old, learn more about the dangers of drug abuse as well as refusal tips. Be the anti-drug champion at home!
  9. Captain Drug Buster Show Poster

  10. Members of public can refer to https://www.cnb.gov.sg/events/current.aspx for information on the dates and locations of the skits. We are having a special Anti-Drug Ambassador facilitated session for bonding between parents and children on 28 July 2017 at the Bukit Panjang Public Library at 3pm following the skit. Residents in the West can also visit our Drug Buster Academy (bus) at the Jurong Regional Library on 5 August 2017.
  11. Danceworks! (29- 30 July at Scape Ground Theatre)

    DanceWorks! 2017 poster

    Watch the trailer video here: https://www.facebook.com/CNB.DrugFreeSG/videos/10154587073345598/

  12. Last but not least, our national dance competition, DanceWorks! will be coming up on 29-30 July (2-6pm). The competition is open to students and youths aged between 7 and 29. This year, we have a new segment, the 2v2 All-Styles Dance Battle, in addition to the choreographed segment. Interested participants can sign up for DanceWorks! via http://www.adac2017.com/dance.html and supporters can come down to Scape Ground Theatre to watch the dance battles!

* The song “High On Love” was composed by former Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah and commissioned by the CNB. It seeks to garner community support for a Drug-Free Singapore and encourage youths to stay drug-free. Watch Taufik’s performance at the Fifth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Drug Matters here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94osQPO-cOY.

Issued by:

CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
23 JUNE 2017

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017