SINGAPOREANS, YOU ARE WORTH <$4

ON THE HEADLINES:

PAP SPENT MORE THAN POLITICAL RIVALS DURING GE CAMPAIGN

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THE RULING PARTY SPENT NEARLY DOUBLE OF WHAT THE OPPOSITION PARTIES SPENT –

while staying well within the spending caps imposed for polls here.

 

Like did you know we are worth no more than $4 each?!?! 

Am I the only one who feels kinda…

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Singaporeans, we are worth $4 advertising dollars each

 

East Coast GRC: PAP spent 238K; WP spent 126K

Fengshan SMC: PAP spent 44K; WP spent 15K

Aljunied GRC: PAP spent 305K; WP spent 140K

Numbers from TODAY

Erm… Question: Were cool donations like this included in the calculation?

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GE2015 highlight / throwback: WP’s Optimus Prime Truck

 

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GE2015 highlight / throwback: WP’s Optimus Prime Truck

It was cool. Can we have more please? 

 

Excerpt from TODAY:

As expected, advertising and promotional materials accounted for a large chunk of each party’s costs.

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GE2015 campaign posters a.k.a. “Vandal Magnet”

What was different from previous elections, was perhaps higher amounts spent on filming and multimedia-related items.

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Other major items were rally-related, such as the rental of stage equipment, stage backdrop and sound systems, as well as barricades. Many receipts filed in the expenses reports were for food and drinks bought for campaign volunteers.

 

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Magical things like “viral videos” and kopi costs money too you know

 

Excerpt from Straits Times:

In Punggol East SMC, MP Charles Chong forked out $1,444.50 to print 18,000 “rebuttal flyers” that were probably on the disagreements between the PAP and the Workers’ Party about the state of Punggol East’s financial accounts.

The biggest opposition spender was Mountbatten candidate Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, who chalked up a $52,547.69 bill, or $2.18 per voter on average. She was the sole opposition candidate to spend more than $2 per voter. Her expenses included a candy floss machine at her rally ($600)

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Mountbatten candidate Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, spent >52K She was the sole opposition candidate to spend more than $2 per voter. Her expenses included a candy floss machine at her rally ($600)

 

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Move Along Singapore. This Candy Floss machine will cost you a lot more.

 

The Singapore Democratic Party spent $1.30 per voter on average, the highest among all opposition parties. The Workers’ Party was second, at 95 cents per voter, while the Singapore People’s Party spent 69 cents per voter. Reform Party spent the least per voter: 19 cents.

Like we said earlier, we’re…

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some more than others…

Most Singaporeans are still thinking what they can buy with all that money.

In TOTAL, S$7.1million was spent.

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While you think about that, we leave you with this quote.

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