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The Land Rover Defender

By CheeJun on 10 Sep 2010

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These have been around for years. Way before I was born and probably have seen much more of Singapore than I ever have. They are the land rovers of the SAF and I think they are awesome.

I'm sure many of you blokes out there who have served NS have sat in the rover at least once. Whether you were "genging" during an exercise or you were a safety officer or a medic. These rovers have survived for over 20 years and they're still going strong. The distinctive revving of the diesel powered engine and the unforgettable rattle within the cabin and that musky smell of the outfield environment lingers on the PVC seats and the interior floor. All this has added to the character of the old horse. The thing I like about it most is the 'jump starter' port like thingy where the drivers can attach the jump leads to start up another one of it's comrades.. It looks like the people who brought the Rover to life knew that one day it's definitely going to need a jump start so they made it more convenient! These rovers deserve the recognition of the public after the many years that they have powered our radio sets, transported injured soldiers, provided a haven for drivers who needed much needed rest outfield and slowly, they will be retired along with all the memories within them.

And now they're being replaced with the new Ford Everest which is undoubtedly cool but I think it has yet to explore the 'far ends' of our island before they can attain the soul and character that the Land Rover did.

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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Keithchue Sep 11 2010 09:20 AM
second best vehicle that served singapore army. reliable workhorse.

best is the Mercedes 911 3tonner, from the british army. relaible and simple.
JJK Nov 02 2011 01:30 PM
I still prefer the defender. The ford just can't match up. sleep.gif
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