$2 million wedding at RWS

$2 million wedding at RWS

SINGAPORE - The two Malaysians met at a Sentosa New Year's Eve countdown party in December 2011, fell in love and celebrated their wedding on the island over the weekend, 21 months later.

The groom, Malaysian property developer Edwin Tan, 32, spent at least $2 million on the festivities, including a supercar and a dinner at Resort World Sentosa's (RWS) SEA Aquarium's viewing gallery.

Mr Tan is the eldest son of Malaysian property tycoon Tan Eng Boon. He married Miss Felice Lim, a 22-year-old bank clerk.

Mr Tan, managing director of property conglomerate Joland Group, told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao they had initially wanted the wedding to be at Sentosa's Shangri-La hotel. Then they learnt it was possible to have it at the oceanarium.

"We thought the aquarium would be very unique and went with the idea."

The 260 guests enjoyed the view of the 100,000 marine animals on display.

The wedding was the first time the world's largest oceanarium has been the venue for such an event.

The $2 million wedding price tag included a $1.2 million LP700 Lamborghini, which served as the wedding car, 15 hotel suites at RWS for guests and the emcee services of local celebrity Bryan Wong.

Guests told Lianhe Wanbao that the wedding was a grand one. They also said the couple politely declined any red packets and just wanted the guests to enjoy themselves.

Mr Edwin Tan said he was very pleased with how the wedding went.

He said: "As this is the first time the aquarium was hosting a wedding, I was afraid the banquet waiters would run into problems.

However, they were very professional and the wedding was a success."

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