This is the scene taken of the Workers' party (an opposition party in SIngapore) election rally on April 28 2006.
This picture is at an open field. Its surrounded by high-rise public housing all round. And eyewitnesses say that the stairs and floors of these public housing flats (more than 10 floors) were filled with pple. Crowd attendance was in the 5-digits., about 10,000-15,000.
Why are opposition election rallies so well attended? Are the opposition politicians striking a chord with the public vis a vis the ruling-party (PAP)'s own poorly-attended election rallies? Are the sizes of attendance figures a barometer of actual vote count? Or just plain curiousity that have no political consequence?
All i know is, the popularity of the opposition is understated in Singapore media. We don;t seem to have objective opinions in our local mainstream media and it seems to be hindering public opinion of our local political scene and making it very biased towards the ruling party when it might not be the case.
Are you a Singaporean? Voting for the first time? Dunno who to vote?
- Do not succumb to apathy.
- Do not link your vote to $ or material desires.
- Attend political rallies with an open mind.
- Do your own research. Read the manifestos. Some parties spent 2 years writing them (PAP and WP)
- Vote for Singapore's Soul.
More on the Hougang Election Rally here.