SAFRA National Service Association

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SAFRA National Service Association is an organisation that was formed as a recreation club for servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces. This was also how SAFRA got its name: "Singapore Armed Forces Recreation Association".


SAFRA was started on 2 July 1972 and was launched by, then Defense Minister of Singapore, Dr Goh Keng Swee.[1]

From 1996 to 2012 (Sunday 17 June, Fathers Day) SAFRA and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) co-organized the National Runway Cycling & Skating at Paya Lebar Air Base with 6.000–8.000 participants. ("Skating" was included in the events name from 2008 on, when skaters grew more.)[2]


The SAFRA Mission

"To be a dynamic institution effective in bonding NSmen through a network of quality lifestyle clubs, services and activities. We shall be reputed for our good value and innovation."

This was to reward servicemen for their service to the nation with some relaxation from their hectic lives.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SAFRA VISION". 
  2. ^ National Runway Cycling & Skating, last updated 10th April 2012, Ministry of Defence, Government of Singapore, retrieved 21st March 2016.