Staying in my particular area of Bukit Mertajam - state constituency of Berapit - means that you cannot avoid the political rivalry between the Barisan Nasional (represented by Malaysian Chinese Association candidate Lau Chek Tuan) and the Democratic Action Party.
Funny .... thus far, though I've seen the DAP buntings and banners all over the place, I've yet to come across a single poster of their candidate for the state seat. Sorry but I don't even know his name.
But I've seen the presence of the DAP in other ways. If you drive into Bukit Mertajam, you can hardly miss this rocket which was erected about a week ago. Amateurish but pretty impressive.