Hope writ large in Port Dickson, residents anticipate good times with Anwar's ascendancy

Known for its beaches and tourist spots, of late, sleepy town Port Dickson has been stirring up attention. With Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim contesting in the upcoming by-election, the ward's residents have their eye on the future.
Above: Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters preparing the command centre for the Oct 13 by-election in Port Dickson. Left: Residents of Port Dicksonare hoping Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's expected return to Parliament will usher in a new period of growth a
Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters preparing the command centre for the Oct 13 by-election in Port Dickson. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Above: Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters preparing the command centre for the Oct 13 by-election in Port Dickson. Left: Residents of Port Dicksonare hoping Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's expected return to Parliament will usher in a new period of growth a
Residents of Port Dicksonare hoping Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's expected return to Parliament will usher in a new period of growth and prosperity for their sleepy beach town.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Above: Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters preparing the command centre for the Oct 13 by-election in Port Dickson. Left: Residents of Port Dicksonare hoping Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's expected return to Parliament will usher in a new period of growth a
BRIGADIER-GENERAL DATUK MOHD ARSHAD RAJIST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Above: Parti Keadilan Rakyat supporters preparing the command centre for the Oct 13 by-election in Port Dickson. Left: Residents of Port Dicksonare hoping Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's expected return to Parliament will usher in a new period of growth a
RETIRED LABORATORY ASSISTANT HAMZAH BAHARUDINST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Town's residents anticipate good times with Anwar's ascendancy

A vacant property in a row of newly-built shophouses on the popular Port Dickson beach strip has become a hive of activity ahead of a crucial by-election to whisk Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim into Parliament - and cement his bid to eventually become Malaysia's prime minister.

Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the word "Harapan", or hope in Malay, supporters from Mr Anwar's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) move purposefully, arranging furniture and tying party flags of blue, red and white on poles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2018, with the headline 'Hope writ large in Port Dickson'. Print Edition | Subscribe