GE2015: 5 things we learned from Sep 3’s rallies

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GE2015: 5 things we learned from Sep 3’s rallies
GE2015: 5 things we learned from Sep 3’s rallies
04 Sep 2015

GE2015: 5 things we learned from Sep 3’s rallies

Independent candidate Han Hui Hui and speakers from four political parties took to the stage at six rallies on Thursday. Here are 5 things that we learned from their rallies.

Lee Yi Shyan is a pretty good singer
Lee Yi Shyan is a pretty good singer
04 Sep 2015

Lee Yi Shyan is a pretty good singer

Senior Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan sure knows how to get a crowd going. At the People’s Action Party’s rally at Bedok Stadium last night, Lee, who is part of the East Coast GRC team, opened his speech with a song. Lee sang a couple of lines from Liang Wern Fook’s ‘Sparrow with Twigs’, which is about the transformation of Singapore. A little jittery at the start but nonetheless impressive!

Watch his speech from 29 mins onwards.

Sylvia Lim is sooo in love
Sylvia Lim is sooo in love
04 Sep 2015

Sylvia Lim is sooo in love

One definitive sign that a woman is in love: she brings up her boyfriend in conversations all the time. Though Worker’s Party chairman Sylvia Lim did not mention any names during her rally speech at Boon Keng, her coy smile when referring to her boyfriend, football legend Quah Kim Song, said it all.

"Since we are in Jalan Besar GRC, let's talk about football. In the early days of Singapore's nationhood, the Singapore football team was a force to be reckoned with on the international stage... In 1977, Singapore beat Penang 3-2 to become Malaysia Cup champions. I am so proud that the man who headed in the winning goal is here with us tonight, as my personal driver."

Watch her speech from 2:15:00 onwards.

Comeback kid Chee Soon Juan is a rock star
Comeback kid Chee Soon Juan is a rock star
04 Sep 2015

Comeback kid Chee Soon Juan is a rock star

Chee Soon Juan got the rock star treatment when he made his maiden rally speech in 15 years at the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) first election rally at Choa Chu Kang Stadium. The SDP chief worked the crowd and even spoke in Mandarin, Hokkien, and even a few words each in Teochew, Cantonese, Malay and Tamil. After the rally, the 53-year-old even held an impromptu fan meet session where crowds queued for photos, autographs and even hugs.

Watch SDP’s rally here
 

Animal analogies are the latest trend in GE2015
Animal analogies are the latest trend in GE2015
04 Sep 2015

Animal analogies are the latest trend in GE2015

First there were roosters, unicorns and tigers, now lions and mice have be thrown into the mix. At SingFirst’s inaugural rally at Jurong Stadium, party chairman Ang Yong Guan hit back at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's suggestion that opposition MPs who were voted into Parliament are like a "mouse in the House".

“How can you call seven opposition MPs facing 80 PAP MPs mice when all of them fought their way to Parliament? They are lions facing the PAP!”

Watch his speech from 1:25:00 onwards.

Han Hui Hui doesn’t mind losing her election deposit
Han Hui Hui doesn’t mind losing her election deposit
04 Sep 2015

Han Hui Hui doesn’t mind losing her election deposit

Those were activist Han Hui Hui’s words, not ours. The 24-year-old blogger, who is running as an independent candidate in Radin Mas SMC, said the deposit is “not an important issue at all”, and that she wanted to raise issues for residents in Parliament. Maybe wrestler Triple H should have contested instead.

Photos: TODAY

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