‘Will you marry me? I do’ … 99 times
Couples in Malaysia pledge their love in the ultimate wedding
Newly-wed couples pose for photographs at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.
Photo: AFP / Mohd Rasfan
Now that is what you call a wedding.
Ninety-nine couples in Malaysia pledged their marriage vows at a popular Chinese temple earlier this week on an auspicious date signifying long-lasting happiness.
Witnessed by hundreds of relatives and friends, the couples, many in white bridal gowns and black suits, exchanged kisses and hugs on the temple steps in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
Monday is the ninth day of the ninth month of the year and 99 is an auspicious number in Chinese because it sounds like the word “longevity.”
“For me 99 is a special number,” said Lee Sing Lee, 29, who married 24-year-old Charlyn Low, an accounts clerk.
“I want our love to last forever and start a family soon,” he said as he leaned over and kissed his bride under a hot tropical sun.
– reporting AFP