Tag: marriage

Singstat: Fewer people got married and divorced in 2018

Singapore — Marriage and divorce rates decreased last year according to latest figures released by the Singapore Department of Statistics (Singstat). In 2018, there were 27,007 registered marriages as compared to the 28,212 registered marriages in 2017. The 4.3 percent decline is attributed to the...

Is the marriage of the Sultan of Kelantan and ex-beauty queen Oksana really over?

Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V, 50 has divorced his wife, Russian ex-beauty queen Rihana Oksana, 26 after a year of marriage. Koh Tien Hua, the sultan's lawyer confirmed it through the Singapore-based Eversheds Harry Elias LLP law firm. The New Straits Times managed to obtain...

Tycoon’s son marries Victoria’s Secret model

Victoria’s Secret model Ming Xi has married Mario Ho Yau-kwan, the youngest son of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun after a two-month engagement. The couple jointly posted photos on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, teasing each other with compliments about the other’s “good taste” in...

Ed Sheeran admits that he is married to Cherry Seaborn

Famous singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently revealed that he got married to fiancée Cherry Seaborn during an interview with iHeartRadio. The couple went to high school together in their hometown in Suffolk. Sheeran talked about the lyrics of his song Remember My Name, a collaboration with Eminem...

Non-Muslim couples required to attend marriage school in Johor

Just when you think wedding planning is a headache, Johoreans have to worry about another thing. Couples, including non-Muslims, are required to attend a compulsory marriage course. The minimum age of marriage in Johor has increased to 18 years old for both Muslims and non-Muslims. The marriage...

Single and childless women are the happiest in society according to behavioral scientist

The next time your relatives pick on you for not having a husband yet, put on your brightest smile and show them scientific proof that unmarried and child-free women are much happier. Paul Dolan, happiness expert and renowned professor at the London School of Economics,...

Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz loses wife as she is granted a divorce due to his straying ways

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Divorce was granted to Bella Astillah, wife of Singaporean singer and actor Aliff Aziz, 28, after she revealed that “he cheats too much.” On May 16 (Thursday), the Syariah Court in Kuala Lumpur approved the divorce requested by Aliff’s wife. When...

Singapore observes increased fertility rates following uptick in marriage trends

In a speech she delivered on Population at the Committee of Supply on February 28, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo highlighted key improvements in Singapore’s fertility rate as well as continuing government efforts to support marriage and raising one’s family. “We must actively lean against the...

Chinese companies now offering ‘dating leave’ days for single women over 30 for CNY

In countries where the Lunar New Year is celebrated, everyone looks forward to the days of holiday from work and school. But some companies in China are giving their single female employees and even bigger break, with even more time off for the holiday. The...

Indonesia goes wild over an Indonesian-English true love story that culminated in marriage

While the surprise over interracial relationships is generally a thing of the past, it really is beautiful to witness the love between two people who hail from opposite ends of the globe. Indonesian netizens have been going wild over the recent marriage of a...