International Asia Indonesian man marries two women at the same time

Indonesian man marries two women at the same time

While it is not surprising for a man to marry more than one wife in Indonesia, marrying both girlfriends at the same time got the country's social media buzzing




- Advertisement -

A wedding going viral, is nothing new in the age of the internet. But this one in Indonesia caught the attention of netizens in the largest Muslim nation on earth, Indonesia.

A man who was in love with two women could not accept seeing one of them hurt if he were to marry the other. The solution? Pop the question to both.

The story appeared on the makasar_iinfo portal on August 18, with a video showing the wedding ceremony with the two brides.

While it is not surprising for a man to marry more than one wife in Indonesia, marrying both girlfriends at the same time got the country’s social media buzzing.

- Advertisement -

In the video, the man is seated between the two women during the wedding ceremony with a blue cloth on their heads.

It took place in West Kalimantan, in a hamlet in the Airtarap village Kendawangan in the District of Ketapang Regency.

He gave the reason for the unique ceremony: “I do not have the heart to see anyone of them hurt. That is why I decided to marry both at the same time,” he said.

Hence, instead of letting go of both lovers or marrying one, he successfully got both women on board with his plan to marry them at the same time.

But what got the social media rocking is the dowry for both women. They accepted a ‘mahar’ or dowry of Rupiah 10,000 each.

Many say it is an unreasonable amount.

Indonesia is no stranger to weird or unique marriages.

In September 2017, a 16-year-old boy got married to a 71-year-old woman against the wishes of the Indonesian authorities, sparking debates on the minimum age of marriage.

The boy had threatened to commit suicide if their families blocked the union, according to some reports.

While the name of the bride and that of his girlfriends are not known, the 16-year-old boy is Selamat Riayadi and his elderly bride is Rohaya. They got married in their home village of Karangendah in the western South Sumatra province of Indonesia. -/TISG

Send in your scoop to 

- Advertisement -

Almost 8 out of 10 vote PN can’t survive GE 15 without UMNO

Almost eight out of 10 respondents on a Twitter survey voted that Bersatu will not survive GE-15 without UMNO, according to BFM radio survey held this morning (22/2/2021) during its Morning Run programme. Of the 206 voters (respondents) in the final countdown,...

Foodpanda rider called “Blur Sotong” by netizen

Singapore — A Foodpanda rider shared his unfortunate experience with a customer. He took to Facebook on Saturday morning (Feb 20), sharing screenshots of the conversation. Posted by Chan Okada SJ on Friday, 19 February 2021 The rider shared that the customer had asked...

Journalist claims Karen Mok is the only woman Stephen Chow has ever thought of marrying

Hong Kong -- Last year, comedian Stephen Chow's public and ugly legal battle with his former girlfriend over their finances gave a rare peek into the personal life of the fiercely private 58-year-old. It was reported that out of all the women...

Send in your scoop to