They attended in support, despite the lack of goodie bags and free transport
May 23, 2012, 2:18 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng, Hougang By-Election 2012, Singapore

Photo credit: Lawrence Chong

It started out as a slight drizzle and all of a sudden, it began to rain furiously as Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party Low Thia Khiang began his speech. Many from the crowd used this opportunity to open up their blue umbrellas with the party logo, some sharing with people standing next to them while the rest without umbrellas began to move away from the field. For a moment I thought they were going home but instead, they went for shelter under the void deck of the nearby block. Some even walked up the stairs and filled up the corridors of that particular block. There were also a handful who preferred to take shelter under the merchandise tent.

A genuine sense of support was in the air and it was pretty overwhelming. These attendees went on their own accord, by their own means of transportation and were not given free dinner nor goodie bags. But they stayed and they cheered til the end of the by-election rally (22 May, Tues), regardless of gender and age.

PAP, you’ve lost Hougang. And I hope I am right.


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Comment by JEFFGOH

Dont let the Singapore Spring end here!

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