Share your proposal story with us and stand to win a lunch buffet for two at Swissotel Merchant Court worth over $120++.


Matthew surprised Christine during their mission trip in Cambodia with a proposal under the guise of an English lesson! 

How did your love story start?

Matthew and I first met five years ago on a mission trip to Pailin, Cambodia, and got together a year after.

Since then, we’ve gone back together three times to the same village – to teach English to the village children, and help out in the construction of the hostel for future volunteers to stay in.

Over time, the place has come to be a second home to us – a home that’s away from our busy lives in Singapore.

How was the proposal like?

During our most recent mission trip to Pailin, Matthew, together with our friends, planned a ‘secret mission’ aka the proposal, by way of a mock directional English lesson.

I was blind-folded and directed in English the way to walk and was eventually led to a heart lit by light sticks.

He had also prepared a video, and thereafter went down on one knee. I said yes!

It was something the villagers experienced for the first time as such a proposal was not part of their culture.

The religious brothers we have been working with also gave us a prayer of blessings after the whole surprise.

Thanks for sharing your lovely story with us and congratulations to you! 


Quirky, special or just super romantic – send in your proposal story to us, and stand to win yourselves one of these two prizes: 

1) A lunch buffet for two from Ellenborough Market Café at Swissotel Merchant Court worth $120++

2) An afternoon high-tea session at Crossroads Bar at Swissotel Merchant Court worth $89++ 

To stand to win these prizes, please sumit your proposal story to us at maghwbrides@sph.com.sg

Please also include:

  • Full names, ages and occupation of the both of you
  • 5 to 8 images (taken during the proposal, as well as couple shots taken on other occasions)
  • A short description of how you met
  • Wedding date and other wedding details like venue, gowns and packages

Each proposal story is special, be it intimate or grand, and the world can do with more of them!

So do send them in and selected entries will be featured up on our site. The winner will be announced by February and contacted by email.

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#HWB PROPOSALS: CHARMAINE & JUN JIE'S HEART-MELTING PROPOSAL IN AN ENCHANTING SWEDISH FOREST!

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