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

Under the winter night sky of Seoul at an outdoor ice-skating, Jon went down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, Shi Pei, in a scene right out of a romantic K-drama.

How did your love story start?

We met through a mutual friend at an ex-colleague’s baby shower.

A few of us shared the cost for a present and through the course of trying to split the payment, some playful banter was exchanged and she ended up owing me a cup of Teh Tarik.

We started meeting each other for a cup of Teh Tarik, but neither of us had the intention of settling that debt, which led to even more dates.

Until this day, she still owes me that cup of Teh Tarik, but I’m indebted to that cup of Teh Tarik forever, for allowing me to find the love of my life.  – Jon

How was the proposal like?

On the night of the proposal, Jon insisted on bringing me to a night spot he said was highly recommended by travel blogs.

It was situated atop a hill, and getting there wasn’t easy. It turned out to be the outdoor ice-skating rink at Grand Hyatt Hotel, and because it was such a cold night, there were just a handful of people there.

I was a little surprised that he brought me there as I didn’t have a clue as to how to skate.

After some assurance on Jon’s part, we got into the rink and I was filming him on my phone when, from outside the rink, someone passed him a bouquet of roses and he smoothly glided up to me with them.

When I realised what was happening, my tears started welling up!

Jon handed me the bouquet and gave me a hug before sharing with me how the last three years we’ve spent together has been, and how excited he is to be sharing our future together.

At the end of it, he went down on one knee and took out the ring from his coat.

It was the most surreal and amazing moment of my life.

I said yes, of course, and I can’t wait to embark on our next adventure of a life together! – Shi Pei

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

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.