Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency

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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 covered the entire north-western region of Singapore and its territorial waters in the Straits of Johor.

History[edit]

In 1988, Hong Kah GRC was formed. Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah (previous Hong Kah Village), Hong Kah Central consisting of parts of Hong Kah Village and Jurong East (Neighbourhood 3) and Hong Kah South consisting of Jurong West (Neighbourhood 4 & 5).

In 1991, Hong Kah GRC was reorganized. Hong Kah South consisting of the Jurong West Neighbourhood 4 and 5, Hong Kah East consisting of the Jurong East Neighbourhood 3 and Hong Kah Village, Hong Kah North compromising of Bukit Gombak and Tengah, while Hong Kah West consists of Jurong West Neighbourhood 7 and 8.

In 1997, Hong Kah GRC was later reorganised. Nanyang (Jurong West Neighbourhood 9) was given from Hong Kah West and Jurong SMC and Yew Tee (Choa Chu Kang N5-N7, Lim Chu Kang) was carved from Chua Chu Kang SMC.

In 2001, Hong Kah East division was renamed to Jurong Central under Jurong GRC. In return, Hong Kah West division was merged with Hong Kah North, and Keat Hong was carved from Hong Kah North, Yew Tee and Chua Chu Kang.

In 2006, Yeo Cheow Tong was supposed to retire from politics. He was saved until 2011, and Amy Khor took over the anchor minister from 2006 to 2011.

In the Singapore general election, 2011, Hong Kah GRC was dissolved. It was split into Hong Kah North of the constituency was carved 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 and Gan Kim Yong took over the ministerial position.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Hong Kah Central Hong Kah North Hong Kah South Hong Kah West Hong Kah East Yew Tee Nanyang Keat Hong Bukit Gombak
1984 SMC Carved from Bukit Batok SMC and Hong Kah Carved from Yuhua SMC and Hong Kah Carved from Bukit Batok SMC
Formation
1988 A Nasser Kamaruddin John Chen Yeo Cheow Tong Carved from Hong Kah South and Hong Kah Central SMC
1991 Dissolved into Hong Kah East and Hong Kah West Harun Abdul Ghani Kenneth Chen Koon Lap Carved from Chua Chu Kang SMC Carved from Hong Kah West and Jurong SMC
1997 John Chen Dissolved into Hong Kah East ward and Boon Lay SMC Yeo Cheow Tong Peter Chen Carved from Hong Kah North, Yew Tee and Chua Chu Kang SMC
2001 Amy Khor Lean Suan Jurong GRC As Jurong Central John Chen Ahmad Khalis Ang Mong Seng
2006 Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai Zaqy Mohamad
Dissolution
2011 SMC Chua Chu Kang GRC was formed together with Chua Chu Kang SMC

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
Yeo Chow Tong
John Chen
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Singapore general election, 1991 4 64,712 PAP Yeo Chow Tong
John Chen
Harun Abdul Ghani
Kenneth Chen
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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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