Workers' Party moves out of Syed Alwi HQ, will buy property to house new base

(From left) Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, Media Team Chair Daniel Goh, Chairman Sylvia Lim, Assistant Secretary General Pritam Singh and Deputy Organising Secretary Kenneth Foo with a framed picture of a Workers' Party rally.
(From left) Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, Media Team Chair Daniel Goh, Chairman Sylvia Lim, Assistant Secretary General Pritam Singh and Deputy Organising Secretary Kenneth Foo with a framed picture of a Workers' Party rally. PHOTO: FACEBOOK / THE WORKERS' PARTY
The Workers' Party held its last meeting at its Syed Alwi headquarters on Dec 15, 2016.
The Workers' Party held its last meeting at its Syed Alwi headquarters on Dec 15, 2016.PHOTO: FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) moved out of its headquarters in Syed Alwi Road on Thursday (Dec 15), and will be buying a property to house its future base.

It held a final meeting at Syed Alwi that night, where members voted to amend the party's constitution to allow the property purchase.

After the meeting, they cleared out the office - their base of operations for the last three general elections - as the lease expires at the end of the year.

"There is a sense of nostalgia and renewal as we leave the headquarters to write a new chapter," the party said in a Facebook post on Friday.

The WP is hoping to get its new premises by next year to coincide with the party's 60th anniversary.

Its future headquarters will ideally be in the north-east of Singapore, where the WP-held constituencies of Aljunied and Hougang are located.

The WP also thanked the donors who contributed to funds for the new building and for the party.

"We are laying the bricks now and we hope to have good news to share with you soon," it said.