12 Nov '11, 2am

574 couples here tied the knot on 11/11/11 - did you attend any of the weddings?

SINGAPORE - Given the auspicious date, it was no surprise that a total of 574 couples registered their marriages yesterday, a significantly higher number than on most days. But that still cannot beat the 607 couples expected to tie the knot next Sunday, on Nov 20, 2011. The average number of marriages registered each day was about 55 last year. There were 724 marriages on Oct 10 last year - falling short of the number of marriages on July 7, 2007, at 766. At Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Punggol, 66 couples got together to receive blessings, although some got married ahead of yesterday. Elsewhere, about 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows across Malaysia on the date - viewed as auspicious and romantic. In China, a special "1111" train started at 11.11am on the No 11 line in Shanghai, reported AP. "The numbers rhyme with one husband, one wife and one soul in Chin...

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