Island getaway for ST readers


Lucky Straits Times readers Marcus Lau, 35, a physical education teacher, and his wife Jeannie Lim, 33, a marketing associate, enjoying their time at the beach at Club Med Kani in the Maldives on Tuesday, courtesy of The Straits Times.

The couple are winners of an ST170 contest, which saw Ms Lim's name being picked from 10,826 entries.

The contest is part of a series of year-long giveaways to mark The Straits Times' 170th birthday. There are five categories of prizes - concerts, travel, tech (gadgets), restaurants and movies.

"This is a wonderful place. It is so beautiful. It's like a dream come true!" said Ms Lim, who had always wanted a vacation on one of the islands in the Indian Ocean.

The couple, who have two daughters aged four and two, went parasailing on Monday and snorkelling on Tuesday during their stay from Sunday to yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2015, with the headline 'Island getaway for ST readers'. Print Edition | Subscribe