26 Jun '11, 2am

Singaporeans shouldn't wait till 'all the stars are aligned' before they get married, says MG Chan Chun Sing

Singaporeans shouldn't wait till 'all the stars are aligned' before they get married, says MG Chan Chun Sing

(from left) NTUC FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng, co-chair of the National Family Celebrations organising committee Lim Soon Hock, DPM Teo, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob and MG Chan enjoying a game at the Family Day Out carnival at Marina Bay yesterday. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO THE Government will keep on trying to raise the marriage rate in Singapore, but couples also should not hinge their decision to tie the knot on just tangible incentives, said Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing on Saturday. Singaporeans should not wait till 'all the stars are aligned', such as owning an HDB flat or a car, before they get married, he advised. This is because it is impossible to have the perfect conditions for getting married or having a child. Major-General (NS) Chan was speaking on the sidelines of the ...

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