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Kit Chan weds long-time beau
by Boon Chan

Local singer Kit Chan has tied the knot with her long-time Singaporean banker boyfriend.

It was an intimate affair held at private club The Pines in Stevens Road on Saturday last week, with fewer than 100 invited guests. Chan, 40, declined to be interviewed.

Ms Wee Peipei, 24, part of Chan's current management at Banshee Empire, was one of those invited.

She says that Chan is a very private person and did not make any announcement about her wedding.

In fact, when she invited Ms Wee, she had merely said: "I'm having a party on Dec 8 to celebrate. Can you come?"

When people asked Chan why she was suddenly getting married, she had merely replied that she felt the time was right. Ms Wee describes the low-key event as being very simple with "no march-in and no elaborate outfit". Chan wore a beige-coloured long dress while the groom was in a black suit.

He has never been named in media reports.

The guest list comprised immediate family members and also former secondary and junior college schoolmates of Chan's. There were very few guests from the entertainment industry.

One invited musician was songwriter Pan Hsieh-ching, elder brother of singer Pan Mei-chen. Chan flew him and his assistant in from Taiwan.

When Chan first entered showbiz about 20 years ago, Pan was her closest friend in the industry and they have remained close ever since.

Chan also flew in her hair and make-up team of Bowie Lo and Alvin Goh from Hong Kong. They have worked together for at least 10 years. Lo later sprang a surprise by proposing to his girlfriend here in Singapore.

Also at the wedding was local singer-songwriter Jimmy Ye, who was the guest pianist at Chan's concert at Marina Bay Sands last October.

As it happened, there was a piano at the venue and Ye was persuaded to tinkle the ivories. So he played Wait And Wait, a song that Chan had sung in the musical Snow.Wolf.Lake (1997). He said it expressed his feelings about Chan as he had been waiting for this moment for a long time. He later played another hit of hers, Liking You, "to end the night on a sweet note", says Ms Wee.

The low-key wedding was entirely in keeping with Chan's character. She had previously said: "If you want to know if I'm married or not, just look out for the ring on my finger. If you see the ring, it means I'm married. If you don't, it means I'm not. I won't announce my marriage to the media."

Chan, though, did convey her thanks for everyone's well wishes through Ms Wee.

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