SINGAPORE – It was the sport of goalball that led native singer Kelvin Tan down the aisle.
The 40-year-old married occupational therapist Inez Hung, 29, on Jan 2 at Parkroyal on Kitchener Highway in an intimate ceremony of round 100 company of household and shut associates.
The winner of singing competitors Undertaking Celebrity in 2005 tells The Straits Occasions that they met whereas taking part in goalball, a sport designed for the visually impaired, in 2016.
Tan, who was born blind on account of a situation referred to as Leber’s congenital amaurosis, represented Singapore on the Asean Para Video games in goalball in 2015. His spouse’s youthful sister, Joan Hung, was on the ladies’s squad that 12 months.
“My spouse had not began working then so we had a number of time to spend collectively alongside her sister Joan, who is sort of a matchmaker of types to us. The three of us frolicked and labored out collectively quite a bit and emotions developed from there,” he says.
Tan is presently on the nationwide Paralympic group for tenpin bowling whereas the Hung sisters are on the nationwide Paralympic group for goalball.
He says of his spouse: “I am very snug spending time together with her, it feels very pure to be together with her and we get pleasure from related sporting actions collectively.”
The couple obtained engaged in 2020 and are presently awaiting the keys to their four-room Construct-To-Order flat in Tengah, which is slated for completion subsequent 12 months (2023). Tan says they purchased the place earlier than he obtained down on one knee.
Recalling the proposal, he says: “It wasn’t a crazily romantic proposal or something nevertheless it was the primary time in my life that I truly went and acquired flowers for somebody.”
As for the long run, Tan says he appears ahead to having youngsters ultimately, although they’ve but to determine on the timing.