'True heart to serve' in the heartland

Siva Chandran, 32

Occupation: Infocomm technology trainer

Family: Single

Education: Diploma in Higher Education in digital film technology, accredited by Middlesex University in Britain.

Hobbies: Writing stories, making short films

Why politics?

The only reason is that I feel most government leaders don't understand problems like the peak-hour crowd on public transport, food prices in the heartland. I feel they don't understand the residents.

Why you?

I think I have a true heart to serve. I will go all the way to serve the residents if I get voted in.

What issues will you focus on?

The poor and senior citizens.

Favourite spot in Singapore?

Neighbourhoods of Teck Ghee, where I can meet and talk to residents.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2015, with the headline ''True heart to serve' in the heartland'. Print Edition | Subscribe