See who wished Mr Chiam See Tong a happy 80th birthday
He was, until 2011, Singapore's longest-serving opposition MP.
Mr Chiam See Tong turns 80 today.
In the 2011 General Election, the man who helmed the Singapore People's Party had moved from Potong Pasir SMC, which he had been MP of since 1984, to contest in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
His wife Lina Chiam contested in Potong Pasir but lost by the narrowest of margins to the PAP's Mr Sitoh Yih Pin.
Mr Chiam's GRC team lost the GRC gamble and while Mrs Chiam is now an Non-Constituency MP, Mr Chiam is out of Parliament.
Known as the gentleman politician, Mr Chiam has been out of the spotlight since the last elections - mainly because of his health.
He has suffered two strokes, and a hip injury in 2013, which has resulted in his stooped posture.
While mentally alert, he slurs as he speaks.
Yet, Mr Chiam still does his annual year-end walkabout at Potong Pasir.
Despite being from different parties, people from different walks of life - including Cabinet Ministers - sent Mr Chiam, a lawyer by training, their wishes over social media.
Singapore People's Party's Facebook page posted a photo of Mr Chiam with his wife.
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wished Mr Chiam a happy birthday on Facebook yesterday.
Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, who was a resident of Potong Pasir when Mr Chiam was the MP, also paid tribute to Mr Chiam.
Although he is an opposition politician, Mr Chiam is well-respected by members of the ruling party, PAP.
Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew wrote in his memoirs that Mr Chiam took the "shrewder line than Jeyaretnam, was more in tune with the sentiments of the population, that the PAP was doing a fair job, but could do better and should listen more to criticism".