A day of highs and lows

For many PAP supporters, it was a night to remember. Mr Kenneth Wong, 30, a PAP activist with Marine Parade GRC, jumping for joy at Bedok Stadium last night.
For many PAP supporters, it was a night to remember. Mr Kenneth Wong, 30, a PAP activist with Marine Parade GRC, jumping for joy at Bedok Stadium last night. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Candidates from the Workers’ Party team for Aljunied GRC (from left) Chen Show Mao, Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang and Pritam Singh on stage thanking supporters at Hougang Stadium last night.
Candidates from the Workers’ Party team for Aljunied GRC (from left) Chen Show Mao, Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang and Pritam Singh on stage thanking supporters at Hougang Stadium last night.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, CHONG JUN LIANG, CHEW SENG KIM, CAROLINE CHIA
A young child waving a PAP flag jubilantly at Jurong West Stadium.
A young child waving a PAP flag jubilantly at Jurong West Stadium.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, CHONG JUN LIANG, CHEW SENG KIM, CAROLINE CHIA
Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman kissing his wife Sadiah Shahal as they celebrated the PAP’s victory in East Coast GRC at Bedok Stadium.
Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman kissing his wife Sadiah Shahal as they celebrated the PAP’s victory in East Coast GRC at Bedok Stadium.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, CHONG JUN LIANG, CHEW SENG KIM, CAROLINE CHIA
Mr Edwin Tong from the PAP team for Marine Parade GRC hugging his daughter Audrey, nine, as his elder daughter Claire, 14, cheered him on at Bedok stadium last night.
Mr Edwin Tong from the PAP team for Marine Parade GRC hugging his daughter Audrey, nine, as his elder daughter Claire, 14, cheered him on at Bedok stadium last night.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, CHONG JUN LIANG, CHEW SENG KIM, CAROLINE CHIA
From top: A disappointed Workers' Party supporter at Hougang Stadium having a quiet moment; Workers' Party Punggol East candidate Lee Li Lian bowing as she thanks her supporters at Hougang Stadium; Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan deli
A disappointed Workers' Party supporter at Hougang Stadium having a quiet moment.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, ONG WEE JIN, LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND LIM
From top: A disappointed Workers' Party supporter at Hougang Stadium having a quiet moment; Workers' Party Punggol East candidate Lee Li Lian bowing as she thanks her supporters at Hougang Stadium; Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan deli
Workers' Party Punggol East candidate Lee Li Lian bowing as she thanks her supporters at Hougang Stadium.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, ONG WEE JIN, LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND LIM
From top: A disappointed Workers' Party supporter at Hougang Stadium having a quiet moment; Workers' Party Punggol East candidate Lee Li Lian bowing as she thanks her supporters at Hougang Stadium; Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan deli
Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan delivering food to polling agents at Greenridge Primary School.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, ONG WEE JIN, LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND LIM
From top: A disappointed Workers' Party supporter at Hougang Stadium having a quiet moment; Workers' Party Punggol East candidate Lee Li Lian bowing as she thanks her supporters at Hougang Stadium; Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan deli
East Coast GRC candidate Gerald Giam having his dinner at a void deck in Simei Street 1 before the results are announced.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, ONG WEE JIN, LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND LIM

After the last voters had cast their ballots, people from both sides of the political divide settled down to watch the results. It was a night of jubilation for the PAP but the mood was downcast for the opposition camp

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2015, with the headline 'A day of highs and lows'. Print Edition | Subscribe