The Chinese Wedding Shop in Singapore
The Chinese Wedding Shop in Singapore has a network of four locations available, one of which is within Parkway Parade mall (80 Marine Parade Road).
A brand trusted by many over the years, the company offers solutions for the traditional Chinese wedding process.
As a one-stop shop for all your Chinese wedding needs, the company is known for their vast knowledge and exceptional service.
Visiting one of the the retail outlets, you’ll discover an extensive range of wedding betrothal gifts (Guo Da Li), packages, and other accessories essential to traditional Chinese wedding customs, saving you the hassle of preparation with their comprehensive suite of products and services.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with their wide variety of selections available, from preparing your Betrothal and Dowry items to party poppers for the BIG day.
The outlets also provide advice to newly engaged couples on the most appropriate Chinese wedding procedures to carry out, which are still relevant today, sourcing continuously from many countries around the region, from Malaysia to Taiwan, China to Hong Kong, to bring you products of the finest craftsmanship.
Available wedding product categories include Betrothal (betrothal food gifts, candles & incense, wedding baskets, other betrothal necessities), Dowry (bowl sets & chopsticks, lamps, needlebox sets, prosperity sets, tea sets, towels, umbrellas, fans & handkerchiefs, other dowry necessities)…
…Bed-Setting (wedding bedsheets), Hair Combing (pyjamas & slippers), Red Packets (specialised Ang Pows, XXL Ang Pows), Decorations & Wall Decor (door banners & table skirtings, stickers)…
…Wedding Accessories (guest books & feather pens, bow ties and wrist corsages, flower baskets & ring pillows, organza bags, ribbons & carriers, wedding bears, wedding figurines), and Wedding Favors (useful favors for your home, useful personal favors, useful travel favors, favor boxes).
The Chinese Wedding Shop in Singapore – Locations & Opening Hours
61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-12A, Jubilee SQ
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-9pm
Blk 214, Bedok North Street 1, #01-169, HDB Bedok Town Centre
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-9pm
50 Jurong Gateway, #04-51A, JEM
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-9pm
Marine Parade Central
80 Marine Parade Rd, #B1-29, Parkway Parade
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-9pm
You can learn more about The Chinese Wedding Shop from the company’s official social media accounts, including Facebook at facebook.com/thechineseweddingshop/.
The stores also have an official Instagram page available, which in turn is located at instagram.com/thechineseweddingshop/.
The Chinese Wedding Shop – Blissful Brides Singapore
The Chinese Wedding Shop is a socially responsible company dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Chinese wedding customs. A brand trusted by many over the years, The Chinese Wedding Shop offers a plethora of delicate wedding-related items, catering to the various Chinese dialect groups in Singapore. We also provide advice to newly engaged couples on the most appropriate Chinese wedding procedures to carry out, which are still relevant today.
We do not sell our products indiscriminately as we believe in providing only those compatible to a couple’s dialect(s) so that each unique set of tradition would subsist. We sell products of the highest quality, befitting the special occasion that will celebrate a couple’s union as life partners while embodying our best wishes for them.
We are very passionate about our Chinese wedding traditions, and feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that these customs subsist and flourish. We are here to assist couples in discovering, appreciating and passing on these traditions to future generations.
#01-12a Jubilee Sq
61, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, S569814
T: +65 6455 9863
Jurong East Central
50 Jurong Gateway, S608549
T: +65 6684 8006
Jurong West Central
#03-25C JP1 Jurong Point
1 Jurong West Central 2, S648886
T: +65 6250 6803
Marine Parade Central
#B1-29 Parkway Parade
80, Marine Parade Rd, S449269
T: +65 6844 9609
#01-169 HDB Bedok Town Centre
Blk 214, Bedok North Street 1, S460214
T: +65 6241 3182
The Guo Da Li Guide Every Bride Needs For Her Wedding
Singaporebrides | Essentials
By Audrie Soh
Find out where you can get your Guo Da Li items and learn more about this age-old Chinese wedding tradition with our comprehensive guide.
With all the available resources around, wedding planning isn’t all too difficult for modern brides. But when it comes to the more traditional aspects of a wedding, things get a little tricky.
Chinese weddings are rife with traditions that are meant to bless the couple and their marriage, such as the Guo Da Li ceremony. As these traditions were passed down mostly by word-of-mouth through the generations, the purpose of these traditions and how to prepare for them may not be clear. To help brides better understand the Guo Da Li ceremony and prepare for it, we’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know about this ancient Chinese wedding tradition for your wedding, including where to find what you need.
What Is Guo Da Li (过大礼)?
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Guo Da Li (过大礼), or the Chinese betrothal ceremony, marks the important formal meeting between both families and symbolises the groom’s sincerity towards marrying the bride and his assurance that she will be well taken care of after marriage. It is part of the traditional Chinese wedding rituals known as the Three Letters, Six Etiquettes (三书六礼), which includes the selection of an auspicious wedding date.
When Does Guo Da Li (过大礼) Take Place?
Jessica and Jun Wen’s Cosy Wedding at Arbora at Faber Peak by Knotties Frame
It usually takes place any time between two to four weeks before the wedding. During the betrothal ceremony, the groom and a matchmaker, or an elder female relative with good fortune, will present the bride’s family with a variety of gifts that represent fertility and prosperity.
What Do You Need For Guo Da Li (过大礼)?
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What you need to prepare for your Guo Da Li ceremony will depend on your dialect group. A Hokkien bride’s Guo Da Li ceremony will have a few items that are different from a Cantonese bride’s. But despite your dialect group, the items used for the ceremony should always come in pairs as a representation of good fortune.
A Guo Da Li set typically includes:
- A betrothal basket
- One pair each of dragon and phoenix candles
- A red packet bearing the bride price, or ping jin
- A can of pig trotters or a platter of roast pork
- Hard liquor or wine
- Traditional wedding cakes (喜饼)
- Jewellery for the bride (四点金)
- Double happiness stickers
- A red banner to hang over the door
To make sure that you’ve prepared the correct items for your dialect group, save our Guo Da Li list below.
Hui Li (回礼), or Returning of Gifts
To show their acceptance of the marriage and gratitude for the over-generosity of the groom’s family, the bride’s family will reciprocate his generous gesture and share the good fortune by returning a portion of the gifts. This is otherwise known as Hui Li (回礼), the returning of gifts.
Angie and Kelvin’s Neon-Lit InterContinental Singapore Wedding by Antelope Studios
The bride’s dowry (嫁妆) will also be presented during the Hui Li to the groom’s family as a symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the bride’s family, and to bless the couple’s marriage with happiness and prosperity. The dowry includes items such as:
- A tea set for the wedding tea ceremony at the groom’s house
- A five-piece descendant pail set (baby bathtub, potty, washbasin, tray and mug)
- New bedsheets and duvet for the bridal bed
- A set of bed-side lamps
- A dining set consisting of a pair of chopsticks, spoons, bowls and plates
- Two pairs of red wooden clogs, wedding slippers or bedroom slippers
- A sewing basket with an even numbered rolls of colourful thread, a set of needles, pincushion and scissors
- A set of gold jewellery given by the bride’s parents
Save our Hui Li checklist to help you prepare for this important ritual.
Places To Shop For Your Guo Da Li (过大礼) Needs
There are many Guo Da Li shops located island-wide, with the majority of them situated in the Chinatown area. To save you the trouble of googling for all the available Guo Da Li shops, we’ve compiled a list of shops you can go to for your Guo Da Li needs.
Cheok Keuw Bridal
Address: Blk 506 Jurong West St 52 #01-180 Singapore 640506
Contact Number: 6566 0311
Opening hours: 12pm-8pm
Chop Kwong Mee Chinese Wedding Shop
Address: Blk 4 Sago Lane # 01-127 Singapore 050004
Contact Number: 6220 8442
Address: Katong Shopping Centre 865 Mountbatten Road #01-45 Singapore 437844
Contact Number: 9171 6463 / 9795 8499 / 6345 6988
Opening hours: (Tue-Sun) 12pm-6pm
Jia Jia Wedding Items
Address: Blk 335 Smith street #01-226 Chinatown Complex Singapore 050335
Address: 810 Geylang Road City Plaza #05-09A Singapore 409286
Contact Number: 6844 5803
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 12.00pm to 8.00pm; (Sun & PH) 12.00pm to 7.00pm
Address: 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-19 Beauty World Centre Singapore 588177
Contact Number: 64685870 / 98357956
Shuang Xi Le
Address: Square 2 #03-39 10 Sinaran Drive Singapore 307506
Contact Number: 6397 2018
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat & PH) 11.00am to 9.30pm; (Sun) 12.00pm to 9.30pm
Sin Chye Departmental Store
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road 01-K3 Beauty World Centre Singapore 588177
Contact Number: 6469 4653
The Chinese Wedding Shop
Address: #01-12A Jubilee Square 61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Singapore 569814
Contact Number: 6455 9863
The Wedding Chamber
Address: 32 New Market Road #02-1082/1106 Singapore 050032 (Beside People’s Park OG)
Contact Number: 6532 1102
Opening hours: Mon – Sun (10am to 7pm)
Address: 531 Upper Cross Street #02-58 Hong Lim Complex Singapore 050531
Contact Number: 6533 1407
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 10.30am-5pm; (Sun) 1pm-5pm
Xiang Heng Wedding & Gifts
Address: Blk 335 Smith St #01-75/76 Chinatown Complex Singapore 050335
Contact Number: 6224 8848
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Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts – Best Guo Da Li Shop In Singapore
Every Chinese couple in Singapore knows that they need to buy and exchange Guo Da Li (Betrothal) gifts before their actual wedding day. Evan and I exchanged the gifts about one month before our wedding. Out of the many wedding gift shops we visited, Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts at Chinatown Complex offers the best prices by far. The lady boss provided great service too.
Other Wedding Gift Shops
Based on our research online, we visited many Guo Da Li shops in Chinatown, heartland shophouses, and shopping malls.
However, we found most of the wedding items in these shops to be overpriced. And many of them offered expensive “Guo Da Li packages” that cost at least a few hundred dollars.
Luckily, we stumbled upon Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts when we were walking around Chinatown Complex.
Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts
As we browsed around the cozy shop, we were taken aback by how affordable the items were – the wedding gifts here were about 20 to 50 percent cheaper than all the other shops we had visited! And most of the items were similar or even identical.
The concept of “Imperfect Market” in Econs 101 immediately came to mind – this was a textbook example.
The lady boss of Yuan Xi was very knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all our questions patiently even though there were many other customers in the shop. However, she didn’t budge at all when we tried asking for a discount – not that it mattered because all the items were already very affordable.
Yuan Xi also sells dowry and An Chuang items. We visited the Yuan Xi branch at #01-077 in Chinatown Complex. It has another branch at #01-096, located just nearby.
Teaset – $16
Bedside lamp – $16
Dragon/ Phoenix Candles – $8 per pair
Umbrella – $8
Above are some of the wedding items Evan and I bought from Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts. All of them were significantly cheaper than what the other wedding shops offered.
We are glad to have stumbled upon this awesome Guo Da Li shop that offers such reasonable prices. We have read that it is also possible to get affordable wedding items from Taobao and shops in JB. However, we did not have time to explore these options. Compared to most other wedding gift shops in Singapore, Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts definitely offers the best prices.
Yuan Xi Wedding & Gifts
Address: Blk 335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex #01-077 & 096, Singapore 050335
Phone: +65 6222 2572
Facebook: Yuan Xi Facebook Page
This is part of a series of articles where I share about my wedding preparations leading up to the Big Day. Check it out: Evan and Raevian’s Wedding Journey
Singapore | Paragon Travel
Singapore is one of the most unusual cities in Asia. The largest shopping center in the region and one of the main ports in Asia, since its inception, it has attracted the attention of millions of visitors from all over the world. Old colonial quarters and ultra-modern skyscrapers, temples and green parks, busy shopping streets and one of the largest seaports in the world – all this is concentrated here in a relatively small area, forming the unique aura of this city-state.The main tourist attractions in Singapore are relatively evenly distributed across three main areas – CBD (Central Business District) or Raffles Quay, Sentosa Island and Jurongu.
The central part of Singapore is formed by the business districts south of the river and the administrative center of the city, its old colonial part located slightly to the north. They say that the spirit of the city’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, who planned and built this part of Singapore almost entirely, has been preserved here.Local attractions include the imposing Impress Place Building (1865) in Victorian style (now houses a museum, art galleries and a chic restaurant), Victoria Concert Hall and Theater, Parliament buildings (XIX century), Supreme Court, City Hall and the cricket club, the Padang complex, the proverbial Raffles Hotel, the Anglican Cathedral of St. Andrew and the Catholic Cathedral of Good Shepherd, the Armenian Church of St. Gregor the Prelate (the oldest church in Singapore) and the Christian cemetery on Fort Hill -Canning Hill.It is worth visiting one of the most beautiful buildings of the colonial era – St. Joseph’s Institute, the Singapore Museum of Art on Bras Bass Road, the National Museum on Stamford Road, the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, the beautiful buildings of Superior Court and City Hall, numerous skyscrapers like Singapore Land Tower or Art Deco Caltex House, Benjamin Schwartz Bridges, Elgin Bridge and North Bridge, Merlion Park, Telok Iyer Market (Lau Pa), scenic Clark Quay and Boat Areas -Kwai, turned into fashionable centers of entertainment and shopping, as well as the famous street of skyscrapers Orched Road with its palaces of Peranakan and Istana or the Chettiar Hindu temple.
Orchad Road is home to first-class hotels, shopping malls, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and concert halls, a showcase for the wealth and success of the local elite. At the western end of Orchad Road lies the Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859. The country’s oldest park has preserved the last tracts of pristine wet forest that once occupied the entire island. A rose garden, numerous examples of gardening art, a fern greenhouse, a palm valley and small, but very picturesque lakes are good.One of the pearls of the Botanical Garden is the Mandai National Orchid Park, which contains more than 60 thousand of these beautiful plants on its territory (local craftsmen even make jewelry from orchids, covering fresh flowers with a thin layer of gold).
Chinatown west of the CBD is the cultural heart of Singapore and still boasts of its old Chinese architecture, numerous temples, ornate terraces, and a colossal array of markets and shops.Unfortunately, most of Chinatown was almost destroyed in the middle of the 20th century and is being intensively restored. The old shops of the Tanjong-Pagar quarter, the Tian-Keng temple (Tian-Hock-Keng, 1840, one of the most interesting Chinese temples in Singapore), the Vak-Hai-Cheng-Byo temples, Nagora-Durga-Shrin, Kong- Men-San, Siong-Lim, etc., as well as one of the most beautiful mosques in the city – Al-Abrar and the oldest Hindu temple in the city – Sri Mariamman (1827).
“Arab Street” Kampong Glam – the Muslim center of Singapore, lying northeast of the colonial city center.It is a bustling shopping area and a traditional “textile district” famous for batik, silk, carpets, sarong and other light clothing. The main city mosque is located here – Masjid Sultan (1925) with a golden dome, the old Serai market, the Itan-Kampong Glam palace (now the Malay Museum is working here), the tiny Jamaat mosque, the colorful “Indian mosque”, the unusual Hajja mosque. Fatima with the “falling minaret”, the Golden Mile complex and the “Thai village”.
District “Little India” lies north of the colonial center.This rather humble but colorful neighborhood of shops, spicy flavors, vibrant sarees, bustling markets, great restaurants and Hindi is a real relief from the artsy modernity of the city’s business districts. The main attractions of the area are Center Jujiao (Center Tekka, the “main market”) and numerous colorful spice shops nearby, the Little India arcade, the fifteen-meter statue of the seated Buddha, the Viramakaliamman temple, the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple and the charming “Temple of 1000 lights” on Reis -Course Road.
Parks of Singapore
The city has a huge number of parks, which here not only play the role of green spaces, but also contain many cultural, entertainment or sports facilities on their territory. The most interesting are Telok Blanga Hill Park, Tiong Baru Park, Pearls Hill City Park, Morning Park and Mount Faber Park in the southern part of the city, Crawford Park in the north, East Coast Park and Marina City Park in the east, as well as small parks in the historical part of the city – Esplenade Park, War Memorial Park, Fort Canning Park, the famous Japanese and Chinese Gardens, the Tang Dynasty City Cultural and Historical Park (reconstruction of an ancient Chinese capitals of Chaani) and others.
The Singapore Zoo is a fairly well-known part of the city’s tourist landscape. Its characteristic feature is the complete absence of any trellises and fences around the habitats of animals, and there are more than 2000 species of them here. Planned with great skill, the zoo simply fences off the viewer from the animal with natural barriers that are completely unobtrusive and provide its inhabitants with a free existence. It also organizes a night safari, passing through the most interesting nooks and crannies of the park and the adjacent forest.
The Jurong area, located southwest of the city center, is actually more like an independent city. An ultra-modern port, a huge industrial center and one of the largest oil refining complexes in the world, it is a real locomotive of the Singapore economy, while remaining a surprisingly clean area, where only the round-the-clock hum of the port and in some places visible factory chimneys remind of its colossal industrial potential. Therefore, such well-known attractions as the Au-Per villa with a Chinese park, the largest bird park in Southeast Asia with a huge variety of birds (more than 600 species, including penguins), a reptile park (about 2.5 thousand people) are located here quite freely.various reptiles), as well as the center of research and scientific technologies “Discovery”.
The city has a Navy Museum, a Fish Museum, an Air Force Museum, a World War II memorial (including part of a Japanese concentration camp), a Museum of Asian Civilizations, a Museum of Malay Culture in Geylang and many small private collections. And, of course, all over the city you can find statues of the mythical lion-fish “merlion” – the symbol of the island.
A new “model city of the 21st century” is being built in the northeastern part of the island.It will combine spacious beaches, parks, sports and social clubs, shopping centers and supermarkets, markets, shops, restaurants, cinemas and other entertainment.
Sentosa Island is a small (3 sq km) resort island located south of the main island. An acclaimed recreation and entertainment center, Sentosa has a huge selection of parks, attractions, sports fields and other entertainment for all ages. Fort Siloso, the Vulcanoland amusement park, the famous Musical Fountains, the Founders Museum of Singapore, the Museum of Rare Stones, the Maritime Museum, the Butterfly and Insect Park (more than 5.5 thousand) are located here.species), Flower Terrace and Spice Garden, Wax Museum, Underwater World Oceanarium with a transparent underwater tunnel 100 m long and Dolphin Lagoon Dolphin Lagoon, Cinemania virtual reality cinema, ultramodern entertainment complex Images of Singapore Exhibition “, the cultural and historical park” Tang Dynasty Village “, the Museum of Terracotta Warriors, the highest observation tower in Singapore Sky Tower, numerous gardens with fountains, as well as more than 3 km. beaches with white sand (it is regularly brought here from the islands of Oceania).Any car traffic on Sentosa is prohibited, only special tourist buses run here, but more than 50 km have been laid here. walking and cycling paths.
Pulau Ubin Island, which lies off the northeastern coast of the main island, is an oasis of silence after the ever-seething Singapore or Sentosa. Here, among the fishing villages of Kelongs and the desert shores framed by palm trees, there are several tiny temples, the main attractions of the island are many colorful restaurants with seafood, as well as sea plantations and original wildlife.
While many of the southern islands are used as industrial bases, some are of some interest. The Sister Islands are good for swimming and have real coral reefs, making them attractive for diving. The islands of Lazarus Island (Pulau-Sakijang-Pelepa), Pulau-Buran-Darat, Terumba-Retan-Laut and Pulau-Renggit are widely known as centers of active and “wild” recreation. There are also good conditions for yachting and windsurfing, especially during the monsoon period.
Despite the small size of the country, great attention is paid to nature protection. For the most part, urban parks and botanical gardens are occupied with the preservation of the natural environment. But a characteristic feature of the country can also be considered the fact that almost all the inhabitants of the island are engaged in the protection of the few remaining untouched islets of wildlife.
The Bukit-Timan Nature Reserve is the largest zone of untouched tropical forest left over from a huge green massif that once covered almost the entire island.The park has over 800 varieties of native plants, including giant trees, ferns and flowering plants. It is also home to a large population of long-tailed macaques, lemurs, reticulated pythons, drongos and white-bellied sea eagles.
The Sungei-Bulokh Natural Park lies in wetlands and is a wintering ground for migratory birds from all over the eastern part of the Asian continent.
90,000 Zuhair Murad: What You Need to Know About the Designer
The stories of famous fashion designers from the Middle East are remarkably similar.First, a child’s hobby for drawing and designing clothes for sisters, relatives or imaginary clients. Then he studied in Europe, after – the opening of a small studio in his hometown. And as the final step to worldwide success and recognition – own boutique in Paris.
This is how the career of designer Zuhair Murad was built. He was born and raised in the Lebanese city of Baalbek. Zuhair began to draw his first dresses at the age of 10, and since that time he has not spent a day in his life without a pencil in his hand.
His career has developed rapidly: in 1997, the talented fashion designer opens his first atelier in Beirut, serving a growing private clientele, and in 2001, for the first time, presents his haute couture collection during the Haute Couture Week in Paris. At first, Murad creates only luxurious evening dresses and only 10 years later presents his first wedding collection. It reflects the brand’s DNA – the timeless luxury and oriental beauty, made in expensive fabrics and exquisite embroidery.In 2013, the Zuhair Murad wedding boutique opens, located in the heart of Beirut.
Today, Zuhair Murad designs, manufactures and markets some of the world’s most coveted haute couture products, which can be purchased in over 100 retail outlets worldwide (USA, France, UK, Monaco, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, Canada, Singapore, China and UAE). The couturier’s outfits are distinguished by a surprisingly harmonious combination of age-old traditions, sophistication and a modern desire to deliver incomparable pleasure from each dress.In every Zuhair Murad dress, suit and wedding apparel workshop, an international team of professionals work in perfect harmony with the couturier. As a result, everyone – maestros, cutters, tailors, fitters, fitters, designers and embroiderers – create works of art. It takes a thousand hours of dedicated work to produce one handmade masterpiece of high fashion from Zuhair Murad.
“In my culture, wedding day is considered the most important day in a girl’s life.The bride’s dress must be amazing. ”
Each dress undergoes at least three fittings – from chintz (rough fabric for sewing) to the finished product. Next is the decoration. All embroidery is done by hand, not to mention the patterns and colors, which are the special prerogative of the pure inspiration of Zuhair Murad himself.
Zuhair Murad is a variety of luxury: creativity encompasses day and night, weekdays and holidays, the red carpet and exquisite black-tie techniques.For the most important day in life, the master’s treasury will certainly find that very special dress
Corporate identity of the designer, or what we love Zuhair Murad for:
• Dresses represent luxury and wealth, so every bride in them feels like a real queen at her wedding.
• All patterns on fabrics are created personally by the couturier in a single version and are not found anywhere else.
• Unique embroidery, which is so richly decorated with wedding and evening dresses, is created by hand.
The Zuhair Murad bridal collection is exclusively presented at the Wedding by Mercury bridal salon. Read about the Zuhair Murad Spring 2021 collection here.
Text: Anastasia Kokovikhina.
Photo: press materials.
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90,000 Gold Demand in Singapore Rises Again – Travel to Singapore
In Singapore, the demand for gold, which is known to be the best hedge against inflation, is on the rise again.
Private mints in Singapore report that orders from jewelers and jewelers are up 20%, linking the rise in demand with the approaching Chinese New Year.
Gold bars, as well as gold jewelry, take the first places in the lists.
The upcoming New Year is the Year of the Dragon, so jewelers are busy making thematic jewelry, gold coins and ingots.
The cost of one set is about S $ 5000.
The main buyers of gold in Singapore are citizens of China and India.
Meanwhile, while ordinary citizens buy gold jewelry for gifts, for birthdays, anniversaries, on the occasion, perhaps planning their wedding budget and purchasing wedding rings and jewelry for brides, smugglers continue their unjust deed.
Police arrested four men suspected of being involved in a foreign syndicate selling counterfeit gold items. Elderly people become victims of scammers.
According to the police, the elderly man received a call from one of the suspects, who claimed to be his relative.
Having gained confidence, the fraudster said that he worked at a construction site, where he found an urn with gold items, old coins and a will.
The suspect said he did not know what to do with the find and asked for help.
Together with an accomplice, they met with an elderly man and showed him a sample of one of the products. The elderly man consulted with a jeweler, who confirmed that the gold was real. The Treasure was purchased for S $ 110,000.
Shortly thereafter, the victim discovered that the items were fake. He failed to contact the scammers.
But the police, after conducting a search in one of the rented apartments, arrested four suspects aged 32 to 44 years.
During the search, 191 gold ingots, four figurines of the laughing Buddha, an old testament in Chinese, as well as a laptop and seven mobile phones were seized.
Suspects will be charged with fraud.
And the police urge the elderly to be vigilant, not trust strangers and report any suspicious cases to the hotline.
Adapted from Channel NewsAsia
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The ranking includes 10 countries with a population of less than 10 million people, including Slovakia, Singapore and Hong Kong, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark, which have an active network of online consumers.But India, the second most populous country in the world, did not make it into the top 30 due to low Internet penetration and poor logistics infrastructure compared to other countries.
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