GE2011: Notable moments (Part 1)
May 10, 2011, 2:53 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng, Singapore

This GE has been rather interesting. There have been the usual political smearing here and there, cheers and boos during the rallies, sudden surge of swing votes, catchy taglines, mascots and what not. Based on my experiences, participation and conversations with my friends and acquaintances, here is my list of the most notable moments during GE 2011.

Encouragement and support by public figures during SDP rallies

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Lim Kay Siu, Neo Swee Lin, Glenn Goei, Denise and Nadine Keller were spotted at SDP’s rallies. They were so warm and nice, always full of encouragement, especially Lim Kay Siu and Neo Swee Lin! It is awesome to see public figures here so open about their support towards any opposition parties. Thanks for the warm support!

The best polling agent award goes to…

I saw this very tired looking polling agent of the WP and just had to love his wicked sense of humour. He had a real hammer in his pocket! Hahahaa I giggled and wanted to give him the thumbs up but was hurried off by the officers there. Hey, I love your creativity there, whoever you are.😀

“… he can go back to China…”

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Guess Chan Show Mao need not “go back to China” anymore. Lee Kuan Yew is stuck seeing his face in Parliament for the next five years whether he likes it or not.

A WP flag and SDP fan were seen at a PAP rally

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This just made me chuckle. Singaporeans are getting slightly more vocal nowadays, good to see that.

Supporters of opposition parties are so creative!

Source: Yuan Blogs Yuan Talks

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The inclusion of younger candidates

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Nicole Seah, 24, NSP

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Abdul Salim, 30, NSP

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Jarrod Luo, 27, SDP

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Alex Tan, 23, RP

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Lim ZiRui, 25, RP

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Tin Pei Ling, 27, PAP (Source: ST)

Regardless of calibre, criticisms, adoration and such, it is good to see younger people standing up as candidates. This is especially with regards to those running under the opposition banner. It is never easy, they sometimes face discrimination from their families and friends, but they stood up anyway to run for the party they believe in.

So many volunteers!

All the opposition parties (according to what I have seen and heard) have a surge in the number of volunteer sign-ups, and this is good news indeed. Please don’t stop coming in!:D

ALMOST THERE! 

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Yee Jenn Jong, WP, Joo Chiat SMC (49%)

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Lina Chiam, SPP, Potong Pasir SMC (49.6%)

PAP’s Casualty of the GRC system

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George Yeo

We love Yam Ah Mee!

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“Pursuant to Section 49, Subsection 7E, Paragraph A of the Parliamentary Elections Act, I declare…” Hahahahaa Singaporeans are so cheeky and naughty! I do hope he is chuckling over this… :p yes, he is so adorable.


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THAT moment when news broke in our tiny island that a GRC has fallen into the hands of the opposition

Comment by Momofuku

I’ll remember this GE as another storm in a teacup just like in 1997, 2001, 2006, 2011.

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