GE2015: 7 moments that went viral on social media

As we cross the midway point of the General Election, we take a look back at some of the most memorable social media moments from the past week.  

Koh Poh Koon to the rescue
Koh Poh Koon to the rescue
06 Sep 2015

Koh Poh Koon to the rescue

People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate Koh Poh Koon was at the right place at the right time when an elderly man collapsed at a market in Ang Mo Kio at around 8am on Sunday (Sep 6). The colorectal surgeon, who is contesting in Ang Mo Kio GRC, quickly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man before the paramedics arrived and brought him to Khoo Teck Puat hospital.

In a post on Facebook, Lee Junior wrote: Heart-stopping (no pun intended) scene of Dr Koh Poh Koon trying to resuscitate a resident who collapsed due to heart attack at AMK Blk 724 Food Centre, before rescue workers arrived... Please pray for the resident! 

Unfortunately, the man passed away two hours later.

Arthero Lim’s amusing MV
Arthero Lim’s amusing MV
06 Sep 2015

Arthero Lim’s amusing MV

We have no idea what to make of this music video by the Singapore Democratic Alliance’s Arthero Lim. Sang to the tune of popular Hokkien song “I Ask Heaven”, the MV sees the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC candidate going around parks and void decks singing about his CPF money (is he trying to make a showbiz comeback?). Judging by the looks on the calefare uncles’ faces, they are just as confused as us.

Where’s Lui Tuck Yew?
Where’s Lui Tuck Yew?
06 Sep 2015

Where’s Lui Tuck Yew?

Over the past week, netizens have been playing the 'Spot Lui Tuck Yew' game and posting photos of the former Transport Minister helping out with PAP’s campaigns online. He has been photographed putting up posters, ushering crowds and even playing the PAP’s no. 1 supporter at rallies, much to the amusement of the public. 

Workers’ Party’s Optimus Prime
Workers’ Party’s Optimus Prime
06 Sep 2015

Workers’ Party’s Optimus Prime

Forget fliers and banners, the Workers’ Party has an “Optimus Prime”! The creative work of a supporter, the truck, which bears the WP logo and slogan, was spotted around Singapore over the weekend and even made an appearance at the party's Simei rally on Sunday. Go big or go home, right?

Chee Hong Tat’s fist pumping record
Chee Hong Tat’s fist pumping record
06 Sep 2015

Chee Hong Tat’s fist pumping record

PAP’s Chee Hong Tat probably never expected his journey into politics to be this bumpy. First he got flak when remarks he made six years ago about learning dialects in Singapore came back to haunt him, then he was criticised for flashing one fist pump too many on Nomination Day.

When Ng Eng Hen, the anchor Minister for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, was addressing the jeering from opposition supporters at the Nomination Centre, Chee could be seen at the side unleashing a record number of fist pumps within the span of one and a half minutes. The final count? 88 fist pumps, 5 chest thumps and 65 hand waves. Arm not sore, sir?

Reform Party’s Freudian slips
Reform Party’s Freudian slips
06 Sep 2015

Reform Party’s Freudian slips

The Reform Party team just can’t seem to get their party’s name right. First Ang Mo Kio GRC candidate M Ravi cracked us up when he told party supporters to vote for the PAP, then his running mate Jesse Loo told a resident to “vote for Workers’ Party” when he was harassed while campaigning at Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Sep 2.

Kevryn Lim reveals she’s a single mum
Kevryn Lim reveals she’s a single mum
06 Sep 2015

Kevryn Lim reveals she’s a single mum

News that National Solidarity Party's Kevryn Lim was a single mum was probably the biggest surprise on Nomination Day. We can imagine reporters’ jaws dropping when the 26-year-old, who is contesting in Sembawang GRC, dropped the bombshell during an interview at a walkabout. Lim, who is raising her two-year-old son on her own after separating from her Australia-born husband, said she wants to improve the benefits for single parents in Singapore. 

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