An Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) youth camp at Pulau Ubin

The Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) is the local branch of the international education movement focusing on experiential learning that originated from the United Kingdom in 1941. The People’s Association (PA), a government-sponsored grassroots organisation, established the Outward Bound School of Singapore (OBSS) on the island of Pulau Ubin in 1967 as an outdoor training facility for young men and women. In 1970, the management of the school was taken over by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), which used the facilities to toughen up teenage boys before they entered into compulsory National Service (NS). The school was handed back to the PA in 1991 and renamed Outward Bound Singapore.