Dear Eric and Ah Thao,
Thank you so much for introducing Phuc to be a wonderful wife in my life.
No words can express how much I appreciate all that you and your wife Ah Thao had been a tremendous blessing to us.
For without your kind initiative, and best wishes to us, all this would not have been possible.
The first day that we met, I am already amazed by how capable you are, building a wonderful family and having an equally amazing wife by your side.
This letter is just a small token of appreciation of how much you mean to my wife Phuc and I.
We are very very grateful and once again thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It is fair to say that without Mr Eric Koh, I would not be married today. I am 37, single my whole life because I have never wanted to settle. My mindset is that if your wife knew you settled for her, that is a big blow. If someone better came along, would you be tempted away? So I never wanted to settle but always wanted to marry my first choice.
Unfortunately, I have many disadvantages in the eyes of local women in Singapore: I am not tall, I have a stable job but my pay is not spectacular, I am not good at the dating game and I like people too fast. Even if I married someone who was a local, would life be good for me? I might feel she is also settling for me, and always try to fulfil standards impossible to fill. I might always be trying to earn more, in order to make her happy and buy her branded stuff. That was when I gave up on local women: yes, there are good ones, but I have already spent decades looking for one at this point. Why not find someone who can appreciate what I can bring to the table? Why not find someone who will be happy and grateful or even honoured to find someone like you, rather than someone who is settling for you?
If you are in this kind of situation like me (stable job, a good heart, tired of the dating game), then what you can provide is what Vietnamese women want. And Mr Koh helped me to turn that from just an idea into a wedding ring on my finger.
I first became aware of Mr Koh through his website. Of course, he has many girls on his website that he can introduce to you. But more importantly, he tries to get to know the girls personally, so that you can rest assured you are not just marrying a gold-digger. He has met and discussed with them or even with their parents what expectations they should have of Singapore life and Singaporean husbands, so that he can build a relationship with them and understand whether they would be a good fit to live permanently in Singapore. As a teacher myself, and knowing Mr Koh as a retired teacher, I was very reassured that he was not someone who relied on income from his marriage agency to live, so he was not out to trick people into marriage. He is a person of integrity. He will not match people until he is certain they are a good fit, and so he is someone who can be trusted.
In addition, he will try to get to know you and the life you lead in order to have an idea of whether a Vietnamese wife can fit into the picture. He will also tell you about what to expect from a Vietnamese wife and what adjustments you will have to make. It is very tempting to imagine that you can fit a wife into your life with minimal changes to your daily routine. But bachelor life is very different from married life. Your wife is also a person, and you have to understand the person she is and make adjustments to your life as well. While my wife agreed to marry me at our first meeting, it was a real eye-opener to me about what being in a relationship really meant (e.g. the need to communicate all the time rather than only when you feel like it). Mr Koh has been helping me during the whole process, to help me adjust my expectations, but has also been communicating with my wife to make her adjust her expectations and behaviour as well. Mr Koh is truly out to help you become a better husband, and also to help your spouse become a better wife as well, so that you and your wife can have a happy married life together.
But more than that, Mr Koh truly goes above and beyond to make the process easy for you. He maps out what you need to do, how much it is expected to cost, whom to contact (e.g. wedding photographers), and so on. Without him, I would have probably given up at the first hurdle or confused about what to do. His knowledge of Vietnamese culture and weddings really helps to make everything clear and easy to understand so that nothing takes you by surprise. When things get rocky between you and your intended spouse, he is there to discuss and see how to resolve the problem. Mr Koh is always there to help for the unforeseen circumstances where things can go wrong, or to remove the uncertainty in the first place. During this whole process, Mr Koh has been not only my agent, but honestly, my mentor. He has given me advice many times on different subjects, freely and without being calculating, and helped me in different ways as well to make sure that both my wife and I are happy together.
Of course, you also have to bring something to the table as well. If you can be romantic and propose to your intended wife, or send flowers on Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day, that is always good. But if you are in the situation that I was in: tired of dating, not wanting to settle for someone that you find unattractive, a good heart to accept a wife into your life, then I thoroughly recommend Mr Eric Koh and his services to you. They are above and beyond what any normal agent would do, and he is always there to guide you along each step of the way until you get married and even after that if you still need his advice and help. If you are ready to make the jump to find a Vietnamese wife, he is the right man for you to contact.
Bertrand Lee Chai Pin
Married on 2nd March 2019
Testimony of Chris Hong
I first got into contact with Mr Koh, the business owner of B&G Vietnamese Bride Marriage Agency, through a close friend, Kenny. He had got into Mr. Koh’s company website and contacted Mr Koh for a personal consultation. I decided to tag along for the appointment.
I was impressed by Mr. Koh’s values and commitment to his business ethos. He is basically an educationalist at heart rather than at businessman running a marriage agency. He wanted to be certain that we were ready to marry a Vietnamese bride. He discussed with us the pros and cons of having a foreigner as a life partner.
At one point, he even tried to discourage us from getting a Vietnamese bride. From this, we were totally convinced that he was in this industry, not for the money, but rather to help lonely bachelors like us, to find a good wife. He told us that he wanted to ensure that the Vietnamese ladies were married to a good husband. That explained why he asked very personal and sensitive questions like our monthly income, family members, ownership of car and house etc. He told us that he had rejected many men who did not fit into the criteria that he had set. He did not want the marriage which he had matchmade ended in divorce due to financial issues.
Unlike other marriage agents who would gather a group of men and bring them to Vietnam to meet up with the ladies that the men had chosen, Mr. Koh only brought one guy at a time. He wanted to provide a professional and personalized service that catered to only one client.
Mr. Koh was a very keen observer and gave excellent advice to his client. When we were in Vietnam to meet up with my chosen lady, Mr. Koh’s wife was the interpreter while Mr. Koh observed the whole meeting proper. He would in between chip in when there was a lull in the conversation between my prospective bride and I. He would also encourage the lady to take a photo with me.
After the meeting, we proceeded for dinner. Mr. Koh and his wife again observed the interaction between the lady and I. In the night, he would share with me his observations. He brought up the topics discussed between the lady and I as well as the body language of the lady during the meeting and dinner.
His conclusion was that I should not take that lady as my wife. However, I was too attracted to her that my mind got the better of me. I decided to marry her and agreed with all the conditions that she had proposed.
Mr. Koh helped me to do all the necessary documentation to get her to come over to Singapore for the registration of our marriage. However, when all applications had been completed, the lady changed her mind. I was very upset and was on an emotional rollercoaster. But, Mr Koh was there to render me support. He encouraged me to be positive and optimistic. On his part, he immediately started to source for a lady who would match my criteria and personality.
In the shortest of time, I was again in Vietnam to meet up with my life partner. I was so glad that I had listened to Mr. Koh’s advice. He guided me throughout my marriage journey. He was patient and in fact he did not ‘scold’ me for not listening to his advice in the first meeting up. Instead, he assisted me to do the ICA and registration of marriage applications all over again. He even became one of the two witnesses for my Marriage Solemnization.
I am really glad that I had chosen Mr. Koh as my marriage agent. Now, I am happily married to a lady whom I really love and adore. My wife is a lovely lady who cares not only for me but also my parents who are living with us.
Mr. Koh is certainly not business-minded but has my welfare and well-being at heart. We met as strangers but we are now family friends. I enjoy attending the gatherings which he and his lovely Vietnamese wife organized at his place. These gatherings serve as a good platform for the Vietnamese ladies to savour their home-cooked Vietnamese food as well as for us guys to share our experiences in ‘managing’ our relationship with our beloved wives.
I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Koh to any of my friends who are looking for a Vietnamese bride. So, if you are looking for a marriage agent who cares for your welfare and well-being, contact Mr Koh. He will not fail you.