Wedding and engagement ceremonies in the big cities such as KL and JB can be elaborate affairs. The scale of such events depend entirely on what the families can afford. But nowadays, I note that the average asking price of the `wang hantaran' the prospective groom has to fork out is around RM10k, and even that I am told, is towards the bottom end of the range. It is not too surprising to hear asking price of RM15,000.
During my day in the late '80s, five-figure wang hantaran are the realm of the rich and famous only.
I have three sons. I wonder how much the rate would be when their time comes to get hitched...
|01.01.11 (Temerloh) : Bride Zalina Mohamed getting the final touch-up|
|30.01.11(Melaka) : Groom Norfaizal Khafid (ex-colleague) and bride Norahayu, at the bride's house.|