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TNP photo chief's best picks from Nomination Day

Nomination Day on Tuesday (Sept 1) marked the official start of the campaign trail for political candidates as Singapore gets ready for a General Election on Sept 11.

With political party supporters completely geared up in a show of solidarity for their candidates, it was certainly a colourful affair at the nine nomination centres across the island.

Here are the best pictures from Nomination Day as picked out by The New Paper's chief photojournalist Simon Ker:


Supporters turned up in full force at Raffles Institution, where a total of 34 candidates were nominated there. TNP PHOTO: MOHD ISHAK  
Workers' Party supporters were in full voice at Poi Ching School. TNP PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR  
Being wheelchair-bound didn't stop PAP supporter, Mr Wan Daud Embong, from turning up at Fengshan Primary School to show his support by sporting a Dr Maliki Osman pin. TNP PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Rivals for Nee Soon GRC they may be, but the People's Action Party's Ms Lee Bee Wah (centre) has a friendly handshake with Ms Cheryl Denise Loh (extreme right) of the Workers' Party outside Yishun Primary School. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA  
PAP candidates Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef, Mr Edwin Tong, Mr Goh Chok Tong and Ms Tin Pei Ling greet their supporters at Kong Hwa School. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
WP candidate for Hougang SMC Mr Png Eng Huat arrives at Poi Ching School with his proposer, seconder and assenters. TNP PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR  
Ms Kevryn Lim of the National Solidarity Party team that will contest Sembawang GRC said she will speak up for single mothers if she is elected into Parliament. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA   ​

Police officers stopping election fixture Zeng Guoyuan at the gates Kong Hwa School for carrying his posters as no campaigning is allowed before candidates are confirmed. After initially announcing his intention to contest Potong Pasir, Mr Zeng later withdrew. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
Mr Zeng Guoyuan (left) and Mr Chiam See Tong (right), who turned up to support his wife Lina, share a conversation at Kong Hwa School. TNP PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO  
PAP supporters take a wefie at Poi Ching School. TNP PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR  
Mr Lawrence Wong takes a wefie with his People's Action Party team that will contest Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. TNP PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA  
Independent candidate, Ms Han Hui Hui, arriving at Bendemeer Primary School with her supporters. TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG  
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