Workers’ Party Heads To Ubin, Terence Tan Cycles Around Island For Campaign Trail

As Polling Day draws ever closer, each candidate has been hard at work on their walkabouts & efforts at reaching out to residents.

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Workers’ Party East Coast candidate Mr Terence Tan decided to hitch a ride to Pulau Ubin to continue his campaign — on a bicycle.

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Here’s how his team’s interactions with the citizens went, as part of his East Coast campaign trail detailed in a Facebook post on Tuesday (7 Jul).

38 residents on Pulau Ubin as of 2012

With only 38 residents as of 2012, the island is a tiny fraction of the East Coast Group Representative Constituency (GRC) of 121,772 voters.

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On what he felt about his cycling trip, Mr Tan shared that he “very much enjoyed visiting residents there” and hoped to meet them again soon.

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Making residents feel like part of the GRC too

With fewer residents residing on our tiny island’s island, a commenter on Mr Tan’s Facebook post shared how “easy it is to dismiss Pulau Ubin” due to the “limited resources”.

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This OP gave kudos to Mr Tan’s team for reaching out.

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The netizen went on to praise the team’s effort in connecting with Ubin’s residents amidst their busy campaign schedules.

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Cheekier residents asked him if the trip reminded Mr Tan of his prior Tekong experiences.

Ubin is part of East Coast GRC too

Before this, a netizen was purportedly joking about which GRC Pulau Ubin even belongs to, sharing that it would be “quite fascinating” to see GE2020 candidates visit.

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Finally, this resident of East Coast said that he didn’t even know Ubin was part of his GRC.

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Now that the mystery has been solved, we’re sure everyone’s equally excited for Polling Day on Friday (10 Jul).

Mr Giam visited Pulau Ubin during GE2011

After doing a quick search of past GE candidates who’ve paid a visit to Pulau Ubin previously, it seems Mr Gerald Giam had also turned up during GE2011 for a visit.

In Mr Giam’s own words, posted in this reflection, he shared,

After all, every resident counts.

All Singaporeans regardless of GRCs

This visit was a timely reminder that we’re all Singaporeans too, regardless of where our GRCs and SMCs are demarcated.

East Coast candidate Mr Tan’s efforts to reach out to residents of Pulau Ubin – no matter how small – definitely seems to have brightened their morning.

We wish both the Workers’ Party and People’s Action Party the very best in their endeavours to contest for East Coast GRC — as we head to the polls in just 2 days.

Featured image adapted from Facebook.