Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11, Brisk wedding business

MY PAPER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011, PAGE A2, HOME
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Source Website:
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20111108-309165.html

By
Gwendolyn Ng, nggwen@sph.com.sg, my paper, Tuesday, Nov 08, 2011



PHOTO: Tying the knot: Miss Serene Lim, 29, and her fiance, Mr. Wong Chen Long, 26, will be getting married on Friday, 11-11-11, a date with special meaning for them.
Photo by Serene Lim.
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Bride-to be Serene Lim, 29, could not get a slot at a hotel to hold her wedding reception on Friday, but she was not about to give up on the auspicious date of 11-11-11.

She and her fiance have opted instead to host a simple dinner at a quaint restaurant next to the Singapore River.

"I like the date which, when said in Mandarin, has a special meaning," said Miss Lim, referring to the Mandarin idioms yi xin yi yi (devoted) and yi sheng yi shi (for life).


Pirates of the Caribbean - Seductive Mermaid, has a special meaning - unique and more memorable
PHOTO: Pirates of the Caribbean - Seductive Mermaid, has a special meaning - unique and more memorable
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"The date is also easy to remember for future anniversary celebrations," added the law- firm secretary.

The date has a different meaning for Mr Kenneth Lim, 28, and his fiancee, Miss Stephanie Ho, 25, who are also planning to wed on Friday.



PHOTO: Date with a different meaning
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Mr Lim, a senior IT system developer, said: "It is a dream wedding date for my fiancee, as she likes the number 11 and was born on Jan 11. Also, the number 11 looks like two individuals coming together."


PHOTO: Dreaming of auspicious wedding date
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Whatever the reason, the date is proving a hit, with 573 couples tying the knot on Friday, compared with only 52 marriages on the same date last year, according to the Registry of Marriages.

Popular wedding venues such as hotels and the Singapore Flyer are reporting brisk business, with some fully booked for the day.

The Pan Pacific Singapore and The Fullerton Hotel told my paper that there was greater interest in the date this year compared to last year. Both hotels are fully booked for wedding banquets on Friday.



PHOTO: Greater interest in the date this year compared to last year
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Mr Giovanni Viterale, general manager of The Fullerton Heritage, which runs developments such as The Fullerton Hotel and One Fullerton, said: "We have observed that dates, such as Nov 1, 2011, with distinct numerical patterns are very popular with couples."

Mr Patrick Fiat, general manager of the Royal Plaza on Scotts, said the hotel received twice as many bookings for Nov 11, compared to last year.

"Unique dates such as these are easily remembered, which make the celebrations more memorable," he said.



PHOTO: Auspicious date of 11-11-11 for really romantic & erotic
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The Singapore Flyer's eight solemnisation packages on Friday have all been booked, some as early as May, and it is already getting bookings for weddings in its observatory-wheel capsules on Dec12 next year, said a spokesman.

Architect Jacqueline Teo, 34, plans to have a private solemnisation on Friday, which allows her to dispense with the mad rush for popular wedding venues.



PHOTO: Sitting Pretty. Plans to have a private solemnisation on Friday, to dispense the mad rush for popular wedding venues.
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"My fiance really likes the beach, so we thought it would be really romantic and unusual to have our wedding on board a yacht," she said.
By Gwendolyn Ng, nggwen@sph.com.sg, my paper, Tuesday, Nov 08, 2011



PHOTO: Pirates of the Caribbean - It would be really romantic and unusual to have wedding on board a yacht
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Auspicious date of 11-11-11 for really romantic & erotic
PHOTO: Auspicious date of 11-11-11 for really romantic & erotic
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Those who really likes the beach, it would be really romantic and  special to have a

PHOTO: Those who really likes the beach, it would be really romantic and special to have a "Mermaid" wedding.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – New International Mermaid Posters
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PHOTO: I'm so alone.
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PHOTO: 爱,曾经的失败深深伤害了我,我一直走不出。以前的失败返回深深困扰我。我始终无法脱身。每年的伤心往事又复发。 The previous love failure has hurt me deeply. I am unable to escape. The previous failure has return to deeply haunt me. I am always unable to separate from it. The sad memory reoccurs every year.
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HELPDESK
我的字典: Wǒ de zì diǎn


Auspicious: 吉利的 - jí lì de
Wedding date: 婚期 - hūn qī
Fully booked: 预订一空 - yù dìng yī kōng
Solemnisation: 证婚 - zhèng hūn



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