GEORGE TOWN (BERNAMA) – Twenty-three couples exchanged vows yesterday at the Penang Chinese Town Hall (PCTH) in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as the Mooncake Festival.
Among the newlyweds were Yeap Mou Han, 27, and his wife, Loo Jia Nee, 22, who said that they chose to get married yesterday as the Chinese community believes it is a good time to start a family.
“We didn’t expect to celebrate in a mass wedding ceremony… we thought only the two of us would be in this hall,” Yeap told reporters.
“We were surprised when we came here early this morning and saw many other couples. It turned out that we were among the many couples to register our marriage today.”
Yeap said that, nevertheless they were happy to be able to join the mass wedding ceremony.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and PCTH chairman Tan Sri Tan Khoon Hai, attended the event.
Chow congratulated the newlyweds and said that the event creates its own history, and leaves extraordinary memories for the couples.