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Brexit referendum to leave EU provides learning points for Hougang SMC to secede

Brexit referendum to leave EU provides learning points for Hougang SMC to secede

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Hougang could secede to become full-fledged nation with its own economy.

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Hougang residents from all walks of life, who watched the Brexit referendum closely in a bid to pick up some pointers on how to break away to become an independent country with a full-fledged economy, said they are confident their SMC can do the same.

One Hougang resident, Teo Chew Lang, said: “If a union of countries filled with men in skirts and football hooligans can break away and become independent from the rest of Europe, I don’t see how an opposition stronghold that has withstood the onslaught from the incumbent for many years can not do the same.”

“Many people say that Hougang is ultimately reliant on the rest of Singapore. But for those who stay here and lived here all their lives, they know that we have not had a normal Singaporean experience.”

“Our flats are not upgraded like the rest of Singapore’s estates. We are one of the last places to get MRT station. Our feeder bus services are a bit less frequent. But look at us Hougangians. We managed to get by just fine through grit and resolution. We have carved out a niche for ourselves.”

“Unlike the wusses in Ang Mo Kio who have it easy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PAP’s new candidate for Hougang SMC Lee Hong Chuang

S’poreans react to PAP’s new candidate for Hougang SMC Lee Hong Chuang

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The PAP is fielding Lee Hong Chuang (above right) in Hougang Single Member Constituency (SMC) in the next election against the Workers’ Party Png Eng Huat (above left).

Lee, a 45-year-old IT manager, is also the PAP branch chairman in Hougang and the team manager for Singapore’s gymnastics team.

The single-seat ward he is sent to contest has been held by the WP ever since party chief Low Thia Khiang won it in 1991.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “The new dictionary definition for ‘Lee Hong Chuang’ is ‘Willing to lose $16,000 election deposit on a whim’.”
Tu Shu Guan, 44-year-old librarian

 

sian-half-uncle “I thank the PAP for not giving me a choice but vote for the Workers’ Party.”
Gong Ren Dang, 62-year-old flag maker

 

happy-bird-girl “Whoever convinced him to run, should sell ice to Eskimos.”
Bing Qi Ling, 17-year-old ice cream scooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Scotland referendum to become independent country provides learning points for Hougang SMC

Scotland referendum to become independent country provides learning points for Hougang SMC

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Hougang could secede to become full-fledged nation with its own economy.

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Hougang residents in Singapore are watching the Scotland referendum closely in a bid to pick up some pointers on how to break away to become an independent country with a full-fledged economy, said they are confident their SMC can do the same.

One Hougang resident, Teo Chew Lang, said: “If a country filled with men in skirts can break away and become independent, I don’t see how an opposition stronghold that has withstood the onslaught from the incumbent for many years can not do the same.”

“Many people say that Hougang is ultimately reliant on the rest of Singapore. But for those who stay here and lived here all their lives, they know that we have not had a normal Singaporean experience.”

“Our flats are not upgraded like the rest of Singapore’s estates. We are one of the last places to get MRT station. Our feeder bus services are a bit less frequent. But look at us Hougangians. We managed to get by just fine through grit and resolution. We have carved out a niche for ourselves.”

“Unlike the wusses in Ang Mo Kio who have it easy.”