Photo essay: A day in the life of Workers’ Party’s Daniel Goh

He was given free coffee and tea. Again.

By Weixiang Lim | September 8, 2015

All photos by Lim Weixiang for Mothership.sg

I was offered the chance to follow Workers’ Party (WP) candidate for East Coast GRC, National University of Singapore (NUS) Sociology Associate Professor Daniel Goh on a walkabout this morning.

The brief was to meet at Simei MRT. But that’s so run-off-the-mill.

Why not start from his home, I asked, half expecting to be turned down. But to my surprise they agreed.

What I got was a glimpse into the life of a rather average Singaporean, a life not unlike yours or mine.

6:00am

1

The first thing I see when I step out of the lift.

6:03am

2
His son’s toys and doodles decorate an otherwise typical living room.

6:15am

3
A simple breakfast. Do you want milk with your coffee?

6:25am

4
Popping vitamins and supplements for the long day ahead.

6:30am

5
“Daddy’s got to go now.”

6:32am

6
“Daddy don’t go.”

6:33am

7
“See you tonight.”

7:05am

8
Arriving at Simei for the WP Walkabout.

7:07am

9
Better walk faster to catch the peak hour crowd.

7:17am

10
In position: outside Simei MRT.

8:10am

11
A member of the public hands Daniel ten complimentary packets of coffee and tea.

8:25am

12
A Simei resident asks for a photo with the East Coast GRC team.

 

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About Weixiang Lim

Lim Weixiang taught General Paper in a Junior College for 5 years before moving on to see if he could make a living from taking photographs. He is best known for his series of photos taken along Singapore's 194km of coastline.

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