A Thai woman visited a temple in Raffles Place to pray for love and managed to find her Singaporean beau after that, 2 months later.
The woman’s 28-year-old husband, Yang, told Shin Min Daily News that his wife, 23-year-old Pimmada, had previously visited Singapore on a 2-week trip following the reopening of the borders back in May 2022.
She had heard about the statue of Yue Lao, a deity that represents love and marriage and Chinese mythology (something like the Chinese Cupid), at the Yueh Hai Ching Temple in Raffles Place, and decided to visit the temple to pray to the statue.
But the temple wasn’t open at the time and she ended up praying to the statue from outside the temple.
Pimmada then returned to the temple again and prayed for her family’s success and safety, and one of her relatives who had financial troubles at the time suddenly struck the lottery and overcame their financial problems, which she thought was too much of a coincidence.
Before she left Singapore, she returned to the temple for the last time and prayed to meet a good man, and she then went back to Thailand.
2 months after she returned to Thailand, she met her now-husband Yang, who was studying for a master’s degree in marketing at the time, at a gathering with friends.
Yang said that it was love at first sight and they eventually started dating three months later, before marrying each other after half a year.
Pimmada didn’t have a good first impression of Yang at the start, but as time went by and she got to know him more, realised that she had feelings for him.
She could only speak Thai and they initially had to communicate with each other via Google Translate, but Yang then took Thai classes and could hold basic conversations that allowed them to talk to each other.
Since then, Yang has been learning Thai and Pimmada, English, and they are communicating with each other better these days.
Yang proposed to Pimmada at the bar that they met on 13 February and came back to Singapore to register their marriage on 28 March, and they also went back to the temple to express their gratitude to the Yue Lao deity for bringing them together.