Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency

Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 碧山-大巴窯集選區;Simplified Chinese: 碧山-大巴窑集选区) is a five-member Group Representation Constituency located in the central region of Singapore. The GRC consists the entire areas of Bishan, Toa Payoh and parts of Thomson. Its sub-constituencies are Bishan East, Bishan-Toa Payoh North, Thomson, Toa Payoh Central and Toa Payoh East.

The GRC was formed in 1997 by merging the Bishan East, Bishan North, and Thomson divisions of the Thomson Group Representation Constituency with that of the Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. The remaining Serangoon Gardens Division was split between the Ang Mo Kio, Aljunied, Cheng San and Marine Parade GRCs.

Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, the anchorman in Thomson GRC in the 1991 General Elections, was tasked to lead the newly formed Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in 1997, and has held that responsibility ever since.

Both the Thomson and Toa Payoh GRCs were uncontested in the 1991 General Elections, with the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC enjoying the same situation from 1997 onwards. Its boundaries also remained intact throughout its existence.

The westernmost portion of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC consists of a small portion of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

Members of Parliament

*Davinder Singh - Toa Payoh East (1997 – 2006)
*Ho Tat Kin - Bishan East (1997 – 2001)
*Ibrahim Othman - Toa Payoh Central (1997 – 2001)
*Leong Horn Kee - Thomson (1997 – 2006)
*Wong Kan Seng - Bishan East (1997 – )
*Ng Eng Hen - Toa Payoh Central (2001 – )
*Zainudin Nordin - Bishan North (2001 – )
*Hri Kumar - Thomson (2006 – )
*Josephine Teo Li Min - Toa Payoh East (2006 – )

Candidates and results


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency — Not to be confused with Choa Chu Kang Single Member Constituency which was one of the oldest surviving ward since the pre independence era til prior to 2011 general election. Choa Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese:… …   Wikipedia

  • Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency — Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency. Not to be confused with another defunct ward called Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Marine Parade SMC) that existed from 1976 to 1984 where the second Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh… …   Wikipedia

  • Cheng San Group Representation Constituency — Not to be confused with Cheng San Single Member Constituency where the ex Education Minister Lee Yock Suan[1] made his first debut. This article is describing a ward in Cheng San area after that ward was abolished. Cheng San Group Representation… …   Wikipedia

  • Moulmein-Kallang Group Representation Constituency — (Traditional Chinese: 摩棉 加冷集選區; Simplified Chinese: 摩棉 加冷集选区) is a four member Group Representation Constituency, and therefore an electoral district composed of several city suburbs surrounding the Central Area of Singapore. The GRC was formed… …   Wikipedia

  • Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency — Not to be confused with another ward with similar name that existed since pre indepence era until prior to 1988 general elections called Nee Soon constituency. Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 义顺集選區; Simplified… …   Wikipedia

  • Toa Payoh — SG neighbourhood image englishname=Toa Payoh chinesename=大巴窑 pinyin=Dàbāyáo malayname=Toa Payoh tamilname=தோ பயோToa Payoh is a district located in the Central Region of Singapore. It commonly refers to the Housing and Development Board (HDB)… …   Wikipedia

  • Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency — Chua Chu Kang Single Member Constituency. Not to be confused with the present ward called Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency that was created prior to 2011 elections which consist entire Chua Chu Kang area, as well as neighbouring… …   Wikipedia

  • Cheng San Single Member Constituency — Not to be confused with Cheng San Group Representation Constituency where the opposition veteran Joshua Benjamin Jeyaratnam made the last debut in his entire life and narrowly lost to the ruling party, People s Action Party. Cheng San Single… …   Wikipedia

  • Nee Soon East Single Member Constituency — Nee Soon East Single Member Constituency. Not to be confused with pre independence era Nee Soon SMC, another defunct ward that located the entire Nee Soon area as well as portion of Ang Mo Kio town in the early days, or Nee Soon Central SMC where …   Wikipedia

  • Marine Parade Single Member Constituency — Not to be confused with the present Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency which is way larger than this Marine Parade Single Member Constituency (Marine Parade SMC) by including it s nearby towns such as Geylang Serai etc. . Marine… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.