SINGAPORE — During this Chinese New Year festive season, members of the Opposition parties in Singapore made their visits around the island to greet Singaporeans in the heartlands and deliver their best wishes to the residents for the lunar new year.
Beyond advocating for Singaporeans’ rights in the parliament, Members of Parliament (MP) from the Workers’ Party and their volunteers mobilized to distribute generous donations from the public to support needy families.
Jamus Lim, Workers’ Party’s MP for Sengkang GRC, shared that they made a call to Sengkang residents to consider donating packs of rice to less fortunate families during CNY.
“In addition to the rice, we had received generous donations of bak kwa as well as mandarins, which we were also able to share,” he thanked those generous residents, “this spirit of care and exchange is so much of what the season is about.”
Meanwhile, Former WP chief Low Thia Khiang and Gerald Giam, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, celebrated the CNY with Bedok Reservoir Punggol residents.
“It was great that everyone, including the kids, could enjoy the lion dance and other festivities this year. Thank you to the Waterview management council and residents for inviting us!” Gerald Giam said.
Dr Tan Cheng Bock and PSP members celebrated “mankind’s birthday(人日)” with residents
During the recent walk-about, Francis Yuen Kin Pheng, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Secretary-General, shared that their party members celebrated The 7th day of the LNY (28 January) with the public, which is also known as “mankind’s birthday (人日)”.
PSP volunteers went out to distribute oranges and gave well wishes to residents, shopkeepers, stall holders, and hawkers in various areas in Chua Chu Kang, Hong Kah North, and Bishan-Toa Payoh.
82-year-old Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Chairman of PSP, also joined the walk-about to share CNY festive joy with the residents.
Residents welcome PV at Mountbatten
Singapore’s People Voice party, led by lawyer Lim Tean, visited residents of Mountbatten SMC yesterday (29 January) and shared that they had an amazing reception from the residents.
“We will continue with our outreach to the residents of Mountbatten SMC with increased intensity in the coming months, ” the party’s Facebook page admin wrote in a recent post.
The party also noted that residents even gave red packets to them in return for the oranges given.
Paul Tambyah expressed CNY best wishes to Singaporeans in Mandarin
Meanwhile, Singapore Democratic Party Chairman Paul Tambyah expressed his Lunar New Year best wish to all Singaporeans in Mandarin in a video clip:
40 RDU members visited to Jurong GRC, Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC
About 40 Red Dot United (RDU) party members and volunteers visited Jurong GRC, Tanjong Pagar GRC, and Radin Mas SMC to spread the LNY festive cheer with the residents.
Mr Ravi Philemon, RDU’s Secretary-General, said: “We had an exciting outing today. We are very thankful to the over 40 volunteers who gave their time to spread some festive cheer during the Chinese New Year. We were all very happy to meet the residents in the various areas of the different constituencies we visited.”
“The residents were very happy to see such a large gathering of volunteers from RDU in party colours and welcomed us with warm smiles as we wished them abundance and good fortune,” said Dr David Foo, RDU’s Chairman.
SPP turns up at Bishan and Potong Pasir
Singapore People’s Party (SPP) also made their visit to the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and Potong Pasir SMC, where they have been contesting, for the CNY greetings.