Why some choose to marry young

Ms Adawiya Omar, 22, married her husband Aidil Amzah, 24, when she was 20. They attended a marriage preparation programme to help learn how to overcome challenges together.
Ms Adawiya Omar, 22, married her husband Aidil Amzah, 24, when she was 20. They attended a marriage preparation programme to help learn how to overcome challenges together.PHOTO: SONG TAO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Her first day at Nanyang Technological University was also her first day as a married woman.

While her schoolmates had spent the day before term started stocking up on stationery and other materials, Ms Hafiza Yahya, then 19, spent it getting married instead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'Why some choose to marry young'. Print Edition | Subscribe