Singapore Democrats spent Sunday morning visiting our fellow citizens in the South and Southwestern parts of the island. It was a great occasion to meet residents and wish everyone a Happy National Day.$CUT$
Our bus ferried us from Kreta Ayer in downtown Singapore all the way to Jurong West, covering the various food centres in between where we sold our flagship publication The New Democrat.
The current issue features our three main policy papers: healthcare, housing and population. Many residents were attracted to the headline ‘We cannot have 7 million people’. The piece carried our proposals on how Singapore can tighten our immigration policy and, in so doing, enhance the quality of life of our people.
The SDP has not let up our ground campaign since the last general elections in 2011. We have been working to carry out our message to voters even as we continue to be the party of ideas, publishing alternative policy papers and proposing realistic solutions for our country’s problems.
While walkabouts are important for us to spread our message in the widest manner possible, it doesn’t allow us to spend time with residents and to get to know them in an extended manner.
We make up for this by alternating such mass walkabouts with house visits where we knock on doors and call on residents at their homes. Such visits give us more time and freedom to chat with residents and hear from you.
Its also a time where we can better explain our platform and alternative policies. Our next house visit date will be in three weeks time. Here’s hoping to see you!
Have a great National Day weekend and to our Muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya.
More of the National Day walkabout photos at SDP’s facebook album.