15 Feb '12, 12am

Number of marriages in Singapore surpasses 27,000 for first time in 2011

Number of marriages in Singapore surpasses 27,000 for first time in 2011

Couples Wang Jiehui, 25, and Vincent Yu, 29, and Salima Salee Muddin, 22, and Mohammed Noordeen Sahul Hamed, 24, wed last year. -- PHOTOS: WHITELINK BRIDAL STUDIO, MOHAMMED NOORDEEN SAHUL HAMED By Leslie Kay Lim The number of marriages here hit a record high last year, surpassing 27,000 for the first time. To be exact, 27,256 marriages were registered, out of which 22,838 were under the Women's Charter, and the remaining 4,418 sealed under Muslim law. The last all-time high was in 2009, when 26,081 unions were formalised. Related Links RECORD NUMBER OF MARRIAGES Aside from a slight dip in the number of unions in 2010, the general trend since 2003 has been up, in proportion to the growth in the population here. Photo gallery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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