Taufik to marry next month

Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah's wedding is set to take place on April 4.

On Tuesday evening, he revealed a picture of his fiancee, as well as her name - Sheena Akbal - on his social media accounts.

As of press time, the Facebook post had garnered more than 17,100 likes and 1,500 shares, while the Instagram post had 21,000 likes.

The 33-year-old singer initially refused to reveal the identity of his fiancee when news broke last Saturday of his impending nuptials, citing a need to "protect her privacy". But he relented after the queries became too "overwhelming".

On social media, he wrote: "I will like to take this moment to share my happiness with everyone who has supported me all these years: Please meet Mrs #awakkatmane to be, Sheena Akbal."

The hashtag refers to his recent Malay hit song, Awak Kat Mane (Where Are You).

He adds that next month "will be a joyful month" for them both as well as their families.

Ms Sheena, a 30-year-old Singaporean, works as a production manager and is an arts management graduate from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Taufik's announcement puts to rest rumours that he was dating Malaysian actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin, who sits with him on the judging panel of popular Malaysian comedy talent show Maharaja Lawak Mega on cable channel Astro.

He won the first Singapore Idol singing contest in 2004.

This article was first published on March 12, 2015.
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