Mr Goh with Ms Dariyah and kids (from kept) daughter Zharfitri, son Zharfan and daughter Zharfy. Ms Dariyah is their 2nd spouse. They came across in Jakarta in 2000, and a divorce was got by him to marry her. ST PICTURE: MARK CHEONG

A majority of these grooms are older and poorer, and partners encounter numerous issues

Theresa Tan Radha Basu

There is a rise when you look at the quantity of Singaporean males using international brides into the decade that is past a trend social employees be concerned about as much among these grooms are older and poorer, and their own families face a bunch of challenges from poverty to abuse and immigration woes.

A year ago saw 5,599 marriages between resident grooms and brides that are non-resident a 40 per cent jump through the 3,988 in 2002.

That taken into account 20 percent of all of the marriages year that is last up from 17.2 % in 2002, in accordance with information released by the National Population and Talent Division in September this season.