Singapore 

19+ Worldview survey: Open to tying the knot, Singapore News

The Singapore Government frets about young people delaying marriage and having children but, going by the findings of a recent survey, it may have less to worry about than thought. Nearly 90 per cent of the respondents hope to get married, and 86 per cent would like to have children, according to the survey conducted by The Straits Times in partnership with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). The study sought the views of more than one thousand 19-year-old Singaporeans last year and what they thought about various topics,…

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Singapore 

‘She is my god’: Childhood friends finally tie the knot in their 70s, Singapore News

Like many grooms, Mr Velappan Vellayan experienced pre-wedding jitters on the eve of his big day. The former coffee shop helper did not sleep much and rattled off Tamil songs to calm his nerves. But unlike most grooms, Mr Velappan is 71 years old. The nursing home resident married his childhood friend Savithiri Kaliappan, 72, on Friday. They tied the knot at Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home in Yishun where Mr Velappan has lived for the past 11 years. “We were both alone. And after all these years, we found…

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