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Skits had crowd in stitches
by Kua Chee Siong

SHOES came off, makeshift turbans came on and popcorn flew as couples vied to get into the finals of The Wedding Game, The New Paper Wedding Planner contest.

This year’s theme is based on movies and the couples were only told of the games on stage.

Eight couples had to select from envelopes which would give them a choice of love scenes from English, Chinese, Malay or Indian movies, and they had to interpret it in their own way and deliver it as a short skit.

After that, the brides-to-be had to throw popcorn into their boyfriends’ mouths, hoping to score bonus points which would contribute to their final scores in the lead-up to the finals.

At the end of that round, three couples were told that they were in the lead, among them, Mr Jasbinderjeet Singh, 35, and Miss Jaclyn Ng, 24.

The couple’s strategy was just to enjoy themselves and take on anything that the organisers threw at them.

Having chosen the Malay-themed segment, they had to perform a performance based on what the compere showed them earlier.

“We just wanted to have fun and entertain the crowd and the judges,” said Miss Ng.

“We were hoping to get the Indian movies theme because we love to dance, but we still had fun and Jas just decided to do the silat actions and make it comical.”

The contestants had to register as a couple. Some of them are getting married soon.

Organised by Cats Classifieds, and into its ninth year, The New Paper Wedding Planner is a three-day event in which eight out of 30 couples are selected after a series of elimination rounds.

They then go into the finals and the winning couple will walk away with prizes worth about $4,000, including $1,000 in cash.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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