Couple Holds Chinese & Indian Weddings In S’pore & M’sia To Respect Their Customs
Despite our occasional squabbles, Singapore and Malaysia have a lot in common, including our prided racial harmony.
A Singaporean Chinese man who recently married his Malaysian Indian wife proved this very fact, and perhaps even more.
Their blissful union not only brought their families together, but show that our countries can get along as charmingly as this lovely pair.
Back-to-back Chinese & Indian weddings
The bride, Ms Pathma Gurusamy, wrote about the couple’s beautiful ceremonies in the Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) Facebook group on Tuesday (31 Dec 2019).
Posting on SAT for the first time, Ms Pathma was inspired by other interracial Asian couples’ stories to share her and her husband’s equally sweet one.
The Malaysian Indian had married her Singaporean Chinese husband, Mr Ng Boon Jun, in 2 consecutive ceremonies the month before.
Instagram page RiceFeed, which also picked up their story, gave a more detailed account.
Day 1 of their wedding on 22 Nov 2019 was a lavish Hindu ceremony at a temple in Kuala Lumpur. The pair wowed guests in their ornate Indian outfits, as they respectfully followed South Indian customs.
They then had a traditional Chinese wedding in Singapore the very next day (23 Nov 2019), where they observed customs like gatecrashing and a tea ceremony.
Fun fact: Ms Pathma’s cheongsam was apparently sewn from a sari, a traditional Indian garment for women, which she had incorporated wonderfully with her husband’s Chinese culture.
Held small wedding to respect parents’ wishes
According to RiceFeed, the humble couple initially didn’t want a wedding at all, planning to “simply register their marriage and move in together”.
But they went ahead out of respect for their parents, and held two modest weddings to honour their respective traditions.
Everything worked out well eventually, as they looked stunning in their custom outfits, glowing from the utter joy of their happy union.
Love knows no boundaries
Mr Ng and Ms Pathma’s lovely wedding ceremonies prove how easy respecting various unique traditions can be.
If we truly love and respect each other, we can find happiness like they do, regardless of race, language, religion, or nationality.
MS News congratulates the couple on their union and wishes the best for their marriage.