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Daft Singaporeans - 12,000 in Istana vs 5,000 in Hong Lim Park

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  1. BuiKia

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    There was less publicity about Istana open house both in the mainmedia and also the internet but more than doubled went for the former. This is still roughly the same percentage that we had for the GE (60/40). After so many noise, anger, protest, there are still more support for the MIW. What happened?
    Why did the number dwindle?
    Is it because of Nizam or Vincent Wijeysingha who pulled out the last minute?
    Is it because SDP was involved or was it just that Singaporean dun care about it until it hurts them personally?
    Is Gilbert's plan to have it twice a year an overkill? The number in Hong Lim was much lesser than the first.
    Or has Gilbert simply lost it?

    We need to find out so that next one will be better.

     
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    People go River Safari to see Panda... Go Istana to see President... Go Hong Lim to see what?

    12k... Must give some discount as half the number are performers, volunteers, security officers and tourists...
     
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    Can of course blame SDP for 'tainting' the event. But i think its becuase GG failed on his promise to make it less political.
     
  4. @rmadill0

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    GG needs support. So if SDP offers their help, tough for him not to say yes.
     
  5. laksaboy

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    12k people is sup sup sui for the pappies... they can easily activate the PA/RC brigades, especially on a public holiday.
     
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    Ayah. How u know those present were all Sinkies?
     
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    There are PAPies spies at Hong Lim I am sure. :)
     
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    5K crowd not bad. i thought only 1-2K would bother to attend it. some people might want the event to be less political but it was inevitable that the event will attract the 25% hardcore oppo supporters who will go there to protest against the PAP regime.
     
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    Foreigners are not allowed in Hong Lim Park but they are welcomed to Istana.
     
  10. groinroot

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    Correct. About 70% of the crowd at Istana were foreigners. Many locals were not at HLP as the Meteorological Department's forecast for the day predicted rain in the afternoon and evening; the skies were also overcast in many parts of Singapore. Furthermore, there was live streaming albeit poor.
     
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    istana got free fud? ...
     
  12. Capano2121

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    Hong Lim attracted all the patriots!
    Istana attract only simple straightforward TRAITORS!
     
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    Ppl who go istana might not be Singapore . I believe alot of FT or tourist there .
     
  14. THE_CHANSTER

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    Agreed, I would say at least 50% are foreigners or tourists (each paying $1 for the 'privilege' of visiting the Istana).

    Why would Sinkies want to go there every public holiday?
     
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    Bo pian, they are the future of Singapore, we are not.
     
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    Should tell the tourist that they are wasting time on our 35% mandate president whose son didn't quite commit to serving NS. Should have a signboard erected in front of Istana giving such informations so that foreigners can understand the uniqueness of this current president.
     
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    This is a silly suggestion by Gilbert..

    Why must include PRs in the rally?

    We all know many of these PRs are just here to make money and fuck off after few years..
     
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    Meaning PAP will be still in power in next 2 election.
     
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    This must be the weirdest labour Day rally i have ever seen and heard about. Whatever the message was supposed to be it got totally lost. 'Discouraging' foreigners to attend and asking thousands to show their identity cards :confused::*: :p What a comical mess!
     
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    Years ago, happen to go down to Plaza Singapura, met one of my neighborhood "porlumpar" chappie, with his all white & party logo standing in the long queue to see Prataman on May 01...exchange some polite greetings..in my mind "wtf, can be bothered"..fast forward 2013..please don't ask him, who be voted for...ha ha ha somewhere down the years...his love affair with the all white turned sour...:D
     
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