Marie Soh, makeup artist, director and co-founder of 27A Co and events organiser Nicholas Goh
“I was actually counting on a proposal during my birthday, and asked Nick if that was going to happen. He said I could expect it towards the end of the year – and I believed him.
Nick took me to Osia Steak and Seafood Grill (Resorts World Sentosa) for a very romantic dinner. When we were done with the main course, he went to the restroom.
Shortly afterwards, a waitress handed me a laptop and headphones. My man had recorded a sweet birthday video featuring photos of the both of us.
At the end of it, I was given an envelope with handwritten instructions and a map which led me to the room at the RWS Convention Centre where Nick and I first met.
He was waiting for me with a huge bouquet of flowers.
Nick got down on one knee and asked if I would allow him to take care of me for the rest of my life. No prizes for guessing what my answer was.”
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Huang Baohui, 27, civil servant, and Zen Chen, 29, engineer
“Zen proposed to me in San Francisco in 2015 when I was there for a business trip.
He arrived a few days before to recce the locations in secret, and after we spent an afternoon cycling to the Golden Gate Bridge, he went on bended knee to ask for my hand.
It was simple, intimate and pretty amazing. He had put so much heart and effort into it.”
Celine Linh Luong, 27, and Alan Van Chu Linh, 31
“The morning I proposed to Alan was just like any other – we were getting ready to leave for work.
At one point, however, I looked at him and thought to myself that I could look at him every morning, every day, and I would love every moment with him in it.
So I walked over and asked if he would like to marry me.
He was completely shocked, and he teared up. We had no ring or flowers, but it was complete happiness.
Later that evening, Alan came home with a bouquet and a ring. This time, he went down on one knee to ask for my hand, and it was my turn to cry.”
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Olivia Lin, 28, and Karsten Toh, 31
“We were in Japan for a vacation. On the day of the proposal, Karsten kept rushing me to leave our hotel for Nara Park. He even stopped me from putting on some makeup!
When we were there, he led me to a quiet area and went down on one knee. Later on, I realised that he had also engaged a photographer to capture the moment.”
Biyi Oh, 36, and Gerald Seah, 37
“Biyi has always admired the romantic ambience and architecture of The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, so I decided to propose there.
My plan was to do it by the pier at sunset after having high tea. I designed a bespoke proposal ring, prepared 99 roses, a video montage, and roped in her family to help.
It rained that day, so I led her to the Al Fresco Bar instead. Everything went well!
We even received applause and congratulatory handshakes from the wait staff and the other curious diners.”
Jocina Tan, 27, and Kuo Tzu Wei, 30
“Tzu Wei proposed to me in Seoul when we were on vacation! On the pretext of meeting his Korean colleague, we made our way to Haneul Park and he proposed at sunset.
A photographer was hired to capture the moment, and Tzu Wei prepared a video with our family and friends in it, as well as a timeline of our relationship – which was hilarious.
After more than four years together, it felt so unreal that we were taking this step forward and I got really emotional.”
Alexys Tjhia and Alex Leong
“I knew he was going to propose during our trip to Europe last year, but I didn’t know how. Turns out he had planned everything to a T!
He even hired a local videographer to discreetly follow us around Bled Castle in Slovenia to capture the moment!
After an unassuming lunch, the waiter – who was also in on the plan – led us to a pavilion for coffee.
It was beautifully decorated, and that was when I noticed the videographer for the first time. Alex went down on one knee there and popped the question.”
Yuen Mei Alexandrea Lenden-Hitchcock, 28, and Derek Tyler Droze, 32
“Derek surprised me with a proposal inspired by The Amazing Race, which we both love. Based on clues he prepared, I landed in different locations here that held special memories for us.
At the end, he was waiting for me under the arch at Fort Canning Green, where he proposed in front of my family and friends. I was the happiest I had ever been.”