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More than 240 couples set to wed on Feb 14; date is both Valentine's Day and Yuan Xiao Jie

Published on Feb 12, 2014 5:24 PM
A couple waiting for the solemnisation at the Registry of Marriages at Fort Canning Park. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Some 245 couples have applied to have their marriages solemnised on Feb 14, which this year happens to be both Valentine's Day and Yuan Xiao Jie, the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day which falls on the 15th day of Chinese New Year.

This is far more than the 35 to 50 applications that the Registry of Marriages (ROM) sees on an average weekday, it said in a media release on Wednesday.

To celebrate the occasion, the ROM premises will be specially decorated and couples getting married on Friday will receive a limited edition pair of decorative mandarin ducks symbolising wedded bliss and fidelity.

There will also be free ice-cream and popcorn, as well as activities from 8.30am to 4.30pm including on-site song dedications and instant photograph-taking.

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