Guess who else is in strawweight? May Ooi.
Guess who else has indicated she plans to switch category to strawweight soon? Angela Lee.
If it's Xiong JingNan versus Tiffany Teo versus May Ooi versus Angela Lee, 1 China fighter versus 3 Singapore fighters (of which 2 are Singaporeans), the fight for the strawweight championship would be strongly colored by nationalistic sentiments (if it comes down to China versus Singapore), or with more awkward sentiments and marketing limitations (if it comes down to Singapore versus Singapore).
As of now, China's Xiong JinNan has a significantly higher number of wins (and experience to go with it) to her name than each of the other 3 Singapore fighters, even if Angela and Tiffany are so far undefeated.
SINGAPORE â€” A weekly journey on the MRT train from Pioneer at the western side of the island to Tampines at the other end, for a game of badminton with their relatives, turned into a taxing affair on Sunday (Dec 10) morning for Mr Chan Si Yong and his parents.
The family, who lives in Jurong West, got up about 45 minutes earlier to try and get to Tampines Safra for their 11am game. The MRT station that they live closest to â€” Pioneer â€” is one of 19 stations along the East-West Line (EWL) and North-South Line which will be closed this and next Sunday, to allow for track maintenance and renewal work.
With the stretch of EWL stations between Tuas Link and Tiong Bahru shuttered, Mr Chan, 25, and his parents found themselves having to take an alternative route.
From their home, they took SBS Transit service 179 to Boon Lay bus interchange. There, they transferred to service 174 to Beauty World, and took the Downtown Line to Bugis. From there, they got on the EWL to travel to Bedok, where they hopped onto service 28 to reach Tampines Safra. In all, they took around two hours.
This was in contrast to their normal route, which takes about 1.5 hours: Taking service 179 to Pioneer MRT station, and then a straight train on the EWL to Bedok, before switching to service 28 to Tampines Safra.
The longer, more complicated journey on Sunday took a slight toll on Mr Chanâ€™s parents, Mdm Ho Lay Teen, 51, and retiree Chan Meng Fa, 57.
â€œThe journey has become more troublesome because we had to change so many times... and we didnâ€™t get to sit down much. We normally get a seat on the train at Pioneer,â€� said Mdm Ho, an accounts executive.