Watch It Swing…

13 09 2015

So, the most widely contested general elections have recently concluded and to some extent, I found the result to be surprising. Anyway, let’s start off with the official results.

Overall, PAP got 69.68%, a result that’s really good in this century.

Region Party My Guess Official Sample Count Actual
Bukit Batok SMC PAP
SDP
Independent
58.1%
39.5%
2.4%
74%
26%
0%
72.99%
26.40%
0.60%
Bukit Panjang SMC PAP
SDP
67.4%
32.6%
69%
31%
68.38%
31.62%
Fengshan SMC PAP
WP
52.1%
47.9%
57%
43%
57.52%
42.48%
Hong Kah North SMC PAP
SPP
68.1%
31.9%
74%
26%
74.76%
25.24%
Hougang SMC WP
PAP
61.2%
38.8%
58%
42%
57.69%
42.31%
MacPherson SMC PAP
WP
NSP
55.2%
32.1%
13.7%
63%
36%
1%
65.58%
33.60%
0.82%
Mountbatten SMC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
72%
28%
71.84%
28.16%
Pioneer SMC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
78%
22%
76.34%
23.66%
Potong Pasir SMC PAP
SPP
51.8%
48.2%
68%
32%
66.41%
33.59%
Punggol East SMC WP
PAP
55.3%
44.7%
49%
51%
48.24%
51.76%
Radin Mas SMC PAP
RP
Independent
63.2%
34.3%
2.5%
77%
14%
9%
77.25%
12.71%
10.04%
Sengkang West SMC PAP
WP
51.1%
48.9%
63%
37%
62.11%
37.89%
Yuhua SMC PAP
SDP
62.2%
37.8%
72%
28%
73.54%
26.46%
Choa Chu Kang GRC PAP
PPP
58.9%
41.1%
76%
24%
76.89%
23.11%
East Coast GRC PAP
WP
48.0%
52.0%
61%
39%
60.73%
39.27%
Holland Bukit Timah GRC PAP
SDP
58.7%
41.3%
66%
34%
66.62%
33.38%
Jalan Besar GRC PAP
WP
56.3%
43.7%
67%
33%
67.73%
32.27%
Marsiling Yew Tee GRC PAP
SDP
54.4%
45.6%
69%
31%
68.73%
31.27%
West Coast GRC PAP
RP
60.1%
39.9%
78%
22%
78.57%
21.43%
Aljunied GRC WP
PAP
61.3%
38.7%
52%
48%
50.95%
49.05%
Bishan Toa Payoh GRC PAP
SPP
53.1%
46.9%
74%
26%
73.59%
26.41%
Jurong GRC PAP
SingFirst
67.8%
32.2%
78%
22%
79.28%
20.72%
Marine Parade GRC PAP
WP
55.1%
44.9%
65%
35%
64.07%
35.93%
Nee Soon GRC PAP
WP
57.4%
42.6%
67%
33%
66.83%
33.17%
Sembawang GRC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
72%
28%
72.28%
27.72%
Tampines GRC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
72%
28%
72.06%
27.94%
Tanjong Pagar GRC PAP
SingFirst
63.1%
36.9%
78%
22%
77.71%
22.29%
Ang Mo Kio GRC PAP
RP
70.2%
29.8%
78%
22%
78.63%
21.37%
Pasir Ris Punggol GRC PAP
SDA
55.5%
44.5%
73%
27%
72.89%
27.11%

The general trend is that the winning party has managed to get quite a good improvement in vote percentage across the board in general. If that’s an indication that they are truly doing the right things, the things that people agree that it is making their lives head in a direction they would like, then I think it is a win for Singaporeans. After all, it is the people who matter the most in a country like this, since it is our only viable ‘natural resource’.

But this so called ‘swing’ also means that whoever (even if there’s a change of power someday) leads the nation has to be really careful and take very concerted efforts in the policies they make, the things they say and do as a fluctuation in voting trend can happen anytime if the people collectively feel that something needs to be changed. Here’s to hoping that the next term will be something good for everyone, no matter which political camp you are on.

p.s. I’m really impressed with the sample count’s accuracy. And yes, my predictions are off! =D





Random Ramblings About GE2015

7 09 2015

Hmm, so, news about the elections is probably swarming everywhere by now, but this entry will not be about taking sides on the various parties’ goals, manifestos or whatever you would like to call them. Rather, it is just me and making wild guesses (without any scientific backing) on what the results may be. Yeah, as such, it is categorised as just for fun, because it is, really, just for fun. For example, I wouldn’t go tally if the overall percentage will be achieveable based on the guesses I make at the different constituencies, nor will I go find out the number of votes in each area. Ok, I guess it also doubles as a way to ‘buffer’ an additional entry on my blog but that’s not the main goal. So here goes:

For starters, I think PAP’s overall vote will be around 56.9%

Region Party Result
Bukit Batok SMC PAP
SDP
Independent
58.1%
39.5%
2.4%
Bukit Panjang SMC PAP
SDP
67.4%
32.6%
Fengshan SMC PAP
WP
52.1%
47.9%
Hong Kah North SMC PAP
SPP
68.1%
31.9%
Hougang SMC WP
PAP
61.2%
38.8%
MacPherson SMC PAP
WP
NSP
55.2%
32.1%
13.7%
Mountbatten SMC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
Pioneer SMC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
Potong Pasir SMC PAP
SPP
51.8%
48.2%
Punggol East SMC WP
PAP
55.3%
44.7%
Radin Mas SMC PAP
RP
Independent
63.2%
34.3%
2.5%
Sengkang West SMC PAP
WP
51.1%
48.9%
Yuhua SMC PAP
SDP
62.2%
37.8%
Choa Chu Kang GRC PAP
PPP
58.9%
41.1%
East Coast GRC PAP
WP
48.0%
52.0%
Holland Bukit Timah GRC PAP
SDP
58.7%
41.3%
Jalan Besar GRC PAP
WP
56.3%
43.7%
Marsiling Yew Tee GRC PAP
SDP
54.4%
45.6%
West Coast GRC PAP
RP
60.1%
39.9%
Aljunied GRC WP
PAP
61.3%
38.7%
Bishan Toa Payoh GRC PAP
SPP
53.1%
46.9%
Jurong GRC PAP
SingFirst
67.8%
32.2%
Marine Parade GRC PAP
WP
55.1%
44.9%
Nee Soon GRC PAP
WP
57.4%
42.6%
Sembawang GRC PAP
NSP
62.1%
37.9%
Tampines GRC PAP
NSP
60.8%
39.2%
Tanjong Pagar GRC PAP
SingFirst
63.1%
36.9%
Ang Mo Kio GRC PAP
RP
70.2%
29.8%
Pasir Ris Punggol GRC PAP
SDA
55.5%
44.5%

Note that this was drafted (and scheduled) only a couple of days after nomination day, so any ‘epic’ events which happened these few days might have direct influence on how the results may vary. I will perhaps do a follow-up entry to see how my ‘tikam’ went. Since everything went pretty much by gut feeling, the ‘rightful’ outcome is that I will be rather wrong. Well then, we shall know in a few days’ time on how it really ended up.

p.s. I will not be responsible if they go wrong, or somehow be quite close to the actual mark.





How Logical Are You?

30 06 2008

You Are Incredibly Logical


Move over Spock – you’re the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!

p.s. I’ve decided to not count this [type of entry] as part of my daily entry. I will probably put up 1 extra entry some other day =X