As expected, advertising and promotional materials accounted for a large chunk of each party’s costs.
What was different from previous elections, was perhaps higher amounts spent on filming and multimedia-related items.
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.
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)
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…
some more than others…
Most Singaporeans are still thinking what they can buy with all that money.
In TOTAL, S$7.1million was spent.
While you think about that, we leave you with this quote.