This time, SDP chief Dr Chee Soon Juan is embarking on a 4 day walk around Singapore as part of the party’s outreach effort.
He will begin the walk at 10am tomorrow at Hong Lim Park (12 Nov to 15 Nov).
Besides reaching out to residents across 40 neighbourhoods, Dr Chee and the SDP are looking to raise funds in preparation for the next General Election.
The money raised will be used to develop more community service and outreach programmes, recruit and train volunteers and staff, and promote policies ahead of the GE.
And a bad knee isn’t going to hold back Dr Chee from that goal.
“My right knee has been giving me a bit of a problem in recent years. That’s why I’ve been swimming more than running lately. But I think it should hold up for the #walkthetalk2015. I’ve been taking glucosamine supplements. I’m going to cover about 140 km (that’s a little more than the distance of 3 marathons) over 4 days but I think with sufficient breaks in between I’ll be able to do it.”
The SDP saw its credibility as an opposition party soar over the course of GE 2015, according to a recent Institute of Policy Studies poll.
It gained 20 percentage points from GE 2011 to hit 42 percentage points this year.
Locals who saw the party as credible were mainly those aged 39 years and below, and mainly had a university and diploma education.
The SDP contested in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, and Bukit Batok SMC, , where it won 33.4, 31.3 and 26.4 and of the votes respectively.