I have reached the end of campaigning. In minutes, it will be cooling day.
What an experience it has been, a truly humbling experience. I started very simply, walking the streets next to my house with just my election agent Shaun less than 2 months ago. It has now snowballed into over 40 people helping in so many ways even though I have nothing to offer to benefit them in return. Help in so many ways; walking the streets with me, help to fix the posters when the contractor failed to do the job properly, being my assentors, help to upload stuff for my facebook posts, defending me against baseless posts, buying food and drinks and so much more.
The selfless help my family members, friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers have given me has truly touched my heart. I have walked the entire Joo Chiat SMC at least once, and have gone door-to-door in more than half the condo population. I have visited all the coffeeshops many times over. The energy that I have found is from all of you. Every time I get tired, I see the energy in all of you to want to visit the extra house, to talk to an extra person, to convince an additonal swing voter, I just have to press on. I want to give the best fight I can, because it is for all of you.
I truly believe that this election will signal the start of a new era of politics in Singapore, one in which the people’s voices will be heard, where the ruling party will be forced to play it fair, where the ruling party will have to listen more humbly to you. This change can only come because all of you have come forward to make it happen. I have seen for myself how much the people want a change to happen. I have seen genuine outpouring of support. I have found new faith in Singaporeans, that we will embrace this change no matter how difficult the road may turn out to be.
Thank you. Thank you for supporting me in my political journey. It has been my deepest honour to be your candidate for the Joo Chiat SMC.