The Straits Times – More Singaporeans taking foreign brides

The Straits Times – More Singaporeans taking foreign brides

Mr Goh with Ms Dariyah and their children (from kept) daughter Zharfitri, son Zharfan and daughter Zharfy. Ms Dariyah is their 2nd spouse. They came across in Jakarta in 2000, and he got a divorce to marry her. ST PICTURE: MARK CHEONG

A number of these grooms are older and poorer, and partners come across numerous dilemmas

Theresa Tan Radha Basu

There’s been a rise into the quantity of Singaporean males using international brides within the decade that is past a trend social workers be worried about as much among these grooms are older and poorer, and their families face a number of challenges from poverty to punishment and immigration woes.

A year ago saw 5,599 marriages between resident grooms and non-resident brides – a 40 percent jump through the 3,988 in 2002.

That taken into account 20 percent of most marriages just last year, up from 17.2 percent in 2002, based on information released by the National Population and Talent Division in September in 2010.

A lot more than 50,000 Singaporeans have actually married non-resident brides – those who find themselves maybe maybe perhaps not residents or permanent residents – into the decade that is past.Continue reading