Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: It's election time, baby!
Tonight, many couples will be asking the date night question: "Ai kee rally mai?"
In English, that Hokkien phrase is, "Wanna go watch a rally?"
I am not talking about a car rally, but an election rally.
Yes, it is General Elections time in Singapore and boy, have things heated up.
The wife and I may go to the ruling party rallies because it is usually quieter and more romantic. The Opposition rallies tend to attract huge crowds and are not conducive for romance.
Between Nomination Day on April 27 and Polling Day on May 7, voters will get to attend rallies of all the parties running.
This time, 82 out of 87 seats are being contested, which is a big deal, because traditionally, the Opposition parties would give some of the constituencies a miss because of some big-shot minister standing there, resulting in auto-win scenarios for the walkover wards.
More often than not, the ruling party, the People's Action Party (PAP), would become the government on Nomination Day just on walkovers alone. (cont'd)