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


While enjoying their trip in Maldives, Cheow Beng surprised Sharon with a simple and intimate proposal by the jacuzzi of their private villa. 

How did your love story start?

We met online via OkCupid. Cheow Beng’s profile caught my attention as he had listed FT Island, a Korean band, as one of his favourite artist and I am a fan of everything Korean.

From the moment we connected, conversation flowed easily between us.

During our second month together, Cheow Beng sweetly compiled our conversations together into a booklet, and told me that whenever I get angry or frustrated at him, I can take the booklet out and read to remember how we started out.

How was the proposal like?

The proposal was a simple and intimate affair, between the two of us, and was characteristic of my fiancé as is someone who doesn’t like to be in the limelight.

It happened during our trip to Maldives last November, and which is a place we always wanted to visit.

The possibility of the proposal happening during the trip did cross my mind as we have been discussing about our wedding plans for a while.

My best friend told me to look out for any unusual signs, such as constantly checking his belongings etc.

However, Cheow Beng showed no signs that he had with him the proposal ring. He was even trying to get me to talk about my ideal ring and wedding throughout the trip!

During the second day there, while we were spending time in the Jacuzzi of our villa, he asked me again on my preference for the diamond cut. I jokingly questioned when he was planning to get the ring.

He suddenly excused himself – I was expecting him to come back with a wine opener; but instead, he returned with the ring and went down on one knee to propose.

It was unexpected as we were both in swim wear! Thankfully, he didn’t propose in our sleep wear, haha. And so our proposal took place in our villa, right next to the Jacuzzi tub. Maldives is even more special to us now.

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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