Wednesday June 27, 2012
Former badminton player gets married
FORMER national junior badminton player Teh Chong Chen has tied the knot at the age of 35.
He married Wendy Yoo Yen Wan, 27, from Bentong in Pahang.
The marriage was solemnised at the Registry of Civil Marriages in Jitra on June 2 and a dinner was held at the Darulaman Golf & Country Club in Bandar Darulaman for relatives and friends the same day.
Kubang Pasu MP Datuk Paduka Mohd Johari Baharum was also present at the dinner and he sprinkled flower petals on the couple’s palms during a bersanding cere-mony.
Recalling his first meeting with his wife, Teh said it was love at first sight.
“I was a player at the Michael Badminton Academy in Puchong and I happened to bump into her during a practice session on May 20, 2011, to be exact.
“Since that day, we met regularly and had lots of fun. One thing led to another.
“Finally, I proposed to her early this year and she accepted without hesitation,” he said.
Teh was a top junior player in his heyday, winning several district, state and national age-group titles between 1988 and 1993.
His impressive exploits earned him a place in the Badminton Association Academy in 1993.
He represented the country in several junior international badminton tournaments in Denmark, Germany, Singapore and Mauritius.
He also enrolled at Universiti Pertanian in 1993 and earned a Diploma in Agriculture.
In 1995, he decided to quit badminton to further his education.
He entered Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1997 and graduated with an honours degree in Landscape Agriculture in 2001.
The Kedah Government, which had provided him with a study loan, later converted it into a scholarship.
He is currently the managing director of Acacia Landscape Consultants Sdn Bhd.
His wife, who has a Diploma in Accounting from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, is the co-owner of Herbalife Nutrition Club in Bentong.