Don’t we love Tanjong Pagar GRC to death for the breed of ministers that it brought to us in its last two decades of uncontested record:
1991: Lim Hng Kiang, who is now our Minister for Trade and Industry
1997: Lim Swee Say, who is still a Minister with no portfolio
2001: Khaw Boon Wan, who is now our Minister for National Development
2006: Lui Tuck Yew, who is now our Minister for Transport
2011: Chan Chun Sing, who is now Minister for Social and Family Development
That total number of ministers who enter our political arena via Tanjong Pagar GRC alone accounts for about a third of our current Cabinet Ministers. Each election sees Tanjong Pagar GRC producing ONE ministerial material candidate who will eventually be promoted to a full minister.