Created on Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:00
Written by Shawn Danker
FreshGrads was on hand at Keming Primary school, the nomination center for the Bukit Batok by election to bring you a glimpse at what went on. Here are some highlights of what we saw.
Meanwhile, the media quietly makes their own preparation for the start of what will be a long day of election coverage.
Ms. Han Hui Hi of Return my CPF arrives at the Bukit Batok nomination center to much fanfare as the media throngs around her.
West Side Story: Political Web Rivals Ms. Han Hui Hui (of Return My CPF) and Mr. Jason Chua (of FAP) gamely pose for a selfie together at Keming Primary School during the Bukit Batok By Election after learning of each other's attendance.
Mr. Kwan Yue Keng, a former SDP veteran, is thronged by the media when he shows up at the nomination center intending to act as a backup candidate in case Dr. Chee's application is rejected. Dr. Chee's paperwork ended up being approved and Mr. Kwan had no need to stand for this by election.
Mr. Kwan is unable to shake the media's omnipresent gaze as he tries to catch his breath in the shade. One reporter asked if he intends to field himself as a candidate. Mr. Kwan replied by saying: "You'll find out at 12."
Ex NTUC Chief and former Cabinet Minister, Mr. Lim Boon Heng gives a brief statement to some members of the press."
A member of the public displays shows off his support for Dr. Chee."
PAP supporters leading a cheer in support of their party's by election candidate."
SDP supporters planning their own chants as their wait for the approval of Dr. Chee's candidacy."
PAP candidate for the Bukit Batok by election, Mr Murali Pillay, takes a minute to address media and supporters before leaving the nomination center to kick off his campaign."
Dr. Chee Soon Juan speaking to media and supporters as the start to his by election campaign."
Doting wife, Mrs. Chee quietly speaking with a reporter and supporters while waiting for her husband to finish his door stop."
The media wrapping up this leg of today's by election coverage."