I started volunteering with WP as a polling agent during GE2015. It was a surreal experience, as it also coincided with the first time that I voted!
The reason I volunteer with WP is… I have been actively keeping myself updated on the party’s development since the 2013 by-election in Punggol East, and began to realise that being in the opposition in never an easy task. I felt that instead of being a mere supporter, it would be prudent to actually provide a helping hand. I’ve never regretted my decision since then. Also, I believe that it’s always good have a bigger volunteer base as it would be beneficial in terms of having more manpower, and facilitating a greater exchange of ideas.
Now that WP turns 60 this year, my wish for the party is… to strengthen its roots and preserve its relevance in Singapore politics. There is always this notion amongst some Singaporeans that we don’t need ‘much’ opposition in our country. I hope that the party continuously asserts its presence in Parliament to negate this view, and honour the immense effort put in by volunteers and members alike over the past 60 years.
If there is one thing I could change about WP it would be… a slight update to the logo, making it less skeuomorphic to reflect current design standards J
When I am not volunteering for WP-related activities, I am… spending excessive amounts of time in the gym to relieve stress from school, and hopping between part-time jobs.