What candidates ate during the campaign trail

Campaigning is grueling work – physically as well as mentally. So what have our candidates been eating to sustain themselves?

Bak Chang
Bak Chang
06 Sep 2015

Bak Chang

How sweet! WP’s Yee Jenn Jong, contesting in Marine Parade GRC, came home to find that his daughter had picked up some Bak Chang from the renowned Joo Chiat Peranakan shop so that he would have something to eat before Nomination Day.

Photo: Yee Jenn Jong’s Facebook

Hot honey
Hot honey
06 Sep 2015

Hot honey

Talk about literal sweetness: “Came home from the first WP rally which I spoke at, and found this cup of honey made by my eldest daughter (the Bak Chang on eve of nomination was from my younger daughter),” Yee Jenn Jong wrote on his Facebook. “She said my voice sounded quite husk from the live video she was watching online. Need to smoothen it with honey water. Thanks!”

Photo: Yee Jenn Jong’s Facebook

Specialties from Serangoon Gardens
Specialties from Serangoon Gardens
06 Sep 2015

Specialties from Serangoon Gardens

“While Victor Lye is busy with the media, the four of us decided to enjoy the famous Serangoon Gardens orh luak (oyster omelette) and freshly-made epok epok (curry puff). Recommendation from residents we met this morning,” wrote the PAP Aljunied GRC candidates.

Photo: Aljunied GRC

Black and white carrot cake
Black and white carrot cake
06 Sep 2015

Black and white carrot cake

“For good luck!” PAP’s Baey Yam Keng, contesting in Tampines GRC wrote on his Instagram. In the same post, he named black and white carrot cake as the local delight that best represents him.

“I always support traditional arts and dialects, but I am also active on social media. Black and white carrot cake may look very extreme but they have the same essence: simplicity.”

Photo: Instagram/baeyyamkeng

Roti Prata
Roti Prata
06 Sep 2015

Roti Prata

PAP’s Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, contesting  in Jalan Besar GRC, tucked into a sumptuous serving of Roti Prata before conducting his market visits and block visits on Day 3 of the general elections.

Photo: Yaacob Ibrahim’s Facebook

100 Plus
100 Plus
06 Sep 2015

100 Plus

After all that talking and walking, anybody would need an extra boost of electrolytes. PAP’s Grace Fu, contesting in Yuhua, grabbed a can of 100 Plus at a provision shop during her house visits earlier this week.

Photo: Grace Fu’s Facebook

Beehoon and veggies
Beehoon and veggies
06 Sep 2015

Beehoon and veggies

PAP’s Indranee Rajah, contesting in Tanjong Pagar GRC, spent the night before Nomination Day eating a healthy-looking plate of broccoli, mushrooms, and noodles.

Photo: Indranee Rajah’s Facebook

Chai Tow Kway
Chai Tow Kway
06 Sep 2015

Chai Tow Kway

PAP’s Lawrence Wong, contesting in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, stopped by Blk 302 Woodlands St 31 coffeeshop for a generous helping of Chai Tow Kway.

Photo: Lawrence Wong’s Facebook

Fresh fruits
Fresh fruits
06 Sep 2015

Fresh fruits

PAP’s Teo Ser Luck, contesting in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, sure knows a thing or two about eating healthy – and about using funny hashtags! Check out the caption he posted on Facebook:

“Live update!

Fruits from residents at coffeeshop. Thank you ! Maybe she thinks I put on too much weight and must eat fruits for lunch. 

#sofreeeatfruit
#isitmusclesorfats
#lasttimeshowfeetnowshowhand
#doyoudoanythingotherthaneating
#lunchtimeneedtoeat” 

Photo: Teo Ser Luck's Facebook

Supper
Supper
06 Sep 2015

Supper

What a way to end a long day of campaigning. Marine Parade GRC's Seah Kian Peng tucks into a nice supper spread, lovingly whipped up by a volunteer, at the PAP branch in Braddell Heights.

"Susan personally cooks supper for all the volunteers and of course, I also joined in and enjoyed the bee hoon, porridge and red bean that she prepared for me. This was at 10.45pm after a good day of hard work by my fabulous Braddell Heights team," wrote Seah on his Facebook.

Photo: Seah Kian Peng's Facebook

Oyster omelette
Oyster omelette
06 Sep 2015

Oyster omelette

Oops! Oyster omelette inadvertently became the star of the political food scene after the WP’s Sylvia Lim posted a photo of herself eating “heavenly” oyster omelette in Fengshan, sparking speculation that she would be leaving her Aljunied GRC team to contest in Fengshan. As if that weren’t awkward enough, the PAP’s Charles Chong accidentally called his dish "orh luak" instead of "orh neng" in a Facebook post lauding the superiority of Aljunied’s oyster omelette.

Photos: Charles Chong’s Facebook and Instagram/sylvialim65

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