Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s second meeting with founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s younger son and current PM Lee Hsien Loong’s brother, Lee Hsien Yang, garnered immense attention – especially because the meeting took place within PM Lee’s own constituency.
While the meeting grabbed eyeballs since it came after Dr Tan announced the formation of his own opposition party and after Lee Hsien Yang called Dr Tan the “leader Singapore deserves,” the meeting is also notable because it shows that Dr Tan listens to the ground and shows how he fulfilled the wishes Singaporeans had expressed to him in the past.
Last Monday, several Singaporeans expressed their desire for Dr Tan to visit Ang Mo Kio. One netizen specifically asked Dr Tan to visit the Ang Mo Kio Market and Food Centre at Block 409, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. Her request garnered 42 reactions online
Dr Tan fulfilled this wish when he visited the very same hawker centre, days later: