Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency

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Not to be confused with Hong Kah Single Member Constituency.
Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency.

Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 豐加集選區;Simplified Chinese: 丰加集选区) was a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the western area of Singapore. The constituency covered the areas of Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Upper Bukit Timah, Jurong West and Lim Chu Kang. Hong Kah GRC was formed in 1988 and dissolved in 2011 and had always been held by the People's Action Party.

It was divided into five sub-areas namely, Bukit Gombak, Hong Kah, Keat Hong, Nanyang and Yew Tee. In 2001, Bukit Gombak SMC was absorbed into the GRC with the town council being Hong Kah Town Council.

It was a huge constituency in terms of land area and covers the entire north-western region of Singapore and its territorial waters in the Straits of Johor.

Hong Kah GRC was led by former Cabinet Minister Yeo Cheow Tong.

It was then the only GRC that did not have a Cabinet Minister among its MPs when Yeo had stepped down as a minister right after 2006 general election. (See Yeo Cheow Tong for more information.)

Dissolvement[edit]

In the Singapore general election, 2011, Hong Kah GRC is dissolved. Hong Kah North of the constituency is crafted out as a new Single-Member-Constituency while Bukit Gombak, Keat Hong, Nanyang and Yew Tee wards merged with then-Chua Chu Kang SMC to form the new Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Hong Kah Hong Kah North Hong Kah South Hong Kah West Hong Kah East Yew Tee Nanyang Keat Hong Bukit Gombak
1984 SMC Crafted from Hong Kah SMC, Yuhua SMC and Bukit Batok SMC Crafted from Bukit Batok SMC
Formation
1988 A Nasser Kamaruddin
as Hong Kah Central
Yeo Cheow Tong John Chen Crafted from Hong Kah South SMC
1991 Yeo Cheow Tong Harun Abdul Ghani Kenneth Chen Koon Lap John Chen Crafted from Hong Kah and Hong Kah South Crafted from Chua Chu Kang SMC Crafted from Hong Kah West Crafted from Chua Chu Kang SMC
1997 Dissolved into Hong Kah East and Hong Kah West John Chen Dissolved into Hong Kah East ward and Jurong SMC Harun Abdul Ghani Kenneth Chen Koon Lap Yeo Cheow Tong Peter Chen
2001 Amy Khor Absorbed into then-newly created Jurong GRC (Jurong West/East Ave1 areas). This explains why there are places there, which names contain 'Hong Kah' in them [Example: Hong Kah Point, Hong Kah Secondary School, etc.] John Chen Ahmad Khalis Ang Mong Seng
2006 Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai Zaqy Mohamad
Dissolution
2011 Hong Kah North SMC Chua Chu Kang GRC

Areas in the past[edit]

  • 1988: Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah (previous Hong Kah Village), Hong Kah consisting of parts of Hong Kah Village, Jurong East (Neighbourhood 3), Hong Kah South consisting of Jurong West (Neighbourhood 4 & 5)
  • 1991: Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah (previous Hong Kah Village), Hong Kah consisting of parts of Hong Kah Village, Jurong East (Neighbourhood 3), Hong Kah South consisting of Jurong West (Neighbourhood 4 & 5) and Hong Kah West (Neighbourhood 7 & 8)
  • 1997: Hong Kah East consisting of Jurong East (Neighbourhood 3); Jurong West (Neighbourhood 4), Hong Kah North consisting of Bukit Gombak and Tengah, Hong Kah West consisting of Jurong West (Neighbourhood 7 & 8), Nanyang (Jurong West Neighbourhood 9) and Yew Tee (Choa Chu Kang N5-N7, Lim Chu Kang)
  • 2001 & 2006: Hong Kah North consisting of Bukit Gombak and Tengah, Bukit Gombak consisting of Bukit Gombak, Nanyang (Jurong West Neighbourhood 9), Yew Tee (Choa Chu Kang N5-N7, Lim Chu Kang), and Keat Hong (Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhood 3 & 4)

Candidates and results[edit]

Election Seats Voters Party Candidate(s) Votes Votes %
Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency
Singapore general election, 1988 3 67,431 PAP A Nasser Kamaruddin
John Chen
Yeo Cheow Tong
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Singapore general election, 1991 4 64,712 PAP Harun Abdul Ghani
John Chen
Kenneth Chen Koon Lap
Yeo Chow Tong
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Singapore general election, 1997 5 125,452 PAP Harun Abdul Ghani
John Chen
Kenneth Chen
Peter Chen
Yeo Cheow Tong
82,182 69.00
NSP Patrick Kee
Steve Chia
Tan Chee Kien
Wong Wee Nam
Yadzeth Bin Hairis
36,920 31.00
Singapore general election, 2001 5 129,073 PAP Ahmad Khalis
Amy Khor
Ang Mong Seng
John Chen
Yeo Cheow Tong
96,450 79.74
SDP Cheo Chai Chen
Bryan Lim Boon Heng
Lim Tung Hee
Sarry Bin Hassan
Wong Hong Toy
24,513 20.26
Singapore general election, 2006 5 144,677 PAP Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai
Amy Khor
Ang Mong Seng
Yeo Cheow Tong
Zaqy B Mohamad
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