This story was initially posted in The Straits days
Theresa Tan Radha Basu
There is a rise into the amount of Singaporean males using international brides within the previous decade, a trend social employees be concerned about as much of the grooms are older and poorer, and their own families face a number of challenges from poverty to abuse and immigration woes.
This past year saw 5,599 marriages between resident grooms and non-resident brides – a 40 percent jump through the 3,988 in 2002.
That accounted for 20 percent of most marriages this past year, up from 17.2 percent in 2002, relating to information released by the National Population and Talent Division in September this current year.