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10 couples in Sibu tie the knot in mass wedding on Valentine’s Day

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Aaron (right) gives his wife Mei Mei a kiss after the marriage ceremony.

SIBU: Tying the knot on Valentine’s Day is a dream come true for every romantic couple, and such was the case for Aaron Wong Suo Jie and Hii Mei Mei.

Aaron, 28 years old, said that Mei Mei, also 28 years old, and himself got to know each since they were both in primary school.

“Mei Mei and I studied together at SJK Chung Sing. It is something truly wonderful to tie the knot with my own lovely classmate Mei Mei,” Aaron said with a smile when met after a marriage ceremony held at the Sibu Foochow Association Marriage Registry Office.

Both Wong and Mei Mei are working in Singapore, which they will fly back to on Sunday.

When asked about the number of children they wished to have, Aaron said that the couple hoped to have two kids; a boy and a girl.

Meanwhile, Feb 14 was a special date for couple Michael Wong and Irene Lim as they were celebrating three occasions on the one day.

Michael and Irene (left) pose for a photo to commemorate their special day.

“Feb 14 is the birthday of my lovely Irene, our marriage falls on this date and today, we are also celebrating Valentine’s Day,” Michael said.

The 31-year-old, who is in the baking industry, gave a ‘thank you’ to today’s advanced technology as he met the 30-year-old Irene, who works as a hairdresser in Kanowit, through a Whatsapp group one year ago.

“I want to thank Whatsapp a lot as it allowed me to meet my beautiful wife Irene,” he gushed.

The romantic occasion of Valentine’s Day was the day that Tiong Kung Yung and Jacqueline Goh, who have been friends for eight years, decided to tie the knot.

“February 14 is an easy date to remember, so by picking this date, we celebrate two very special occasions — our wedding anniversary and Valentine’s Day — simultaneously every year,” Tiong said, adding that getting married on Valentine’s Day was “special and unique”.

Joseph (right) handing over the marriage certificate to Tiong and Jacqueline.

The marriage ceremony was conducted by Assistant Registrar of Marriage Joseph Tang, and saw a total of 10 couples getting married, with five couples married in the morning and another five couples married in the afternoon.