The couple pose for a photo in knee-deep waters at Meru, Selangor, Malaysia.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Gulf today
A newly married Malaysian couple have gone viral on social media sites for hosting a reception during knee-deep flooding in Meru, a town in the Klang district of Selangor, Malaysia.
Beautiful bride Sofiyah Nabilah Sulaiman told local media that she was married on December 18 in Puncak Alam, Selangor.
They had booked the venue in Meru in October for a host family that could accommodate around 200 of their guests, families and friends.
But it rained so incessantly that almost all the guests could not come, except for the catering service and the photographer.
The place started to be inundated with water up to the knees in the afternoon and to the waist in the evening.
The sports couple therefore launched the photo shoot which is now viral.
The 20-second video clip shows the happy couple smiling in muddy water up to their knees.
The video also showed them having their meals on a partially submerged dining table.
Joy was evident as they sat at their traditional wedding canopy, even with the floodwaters almost overflowing from the rim and just a handful of guests in attendance.
The video garnered more than 9 million views on TikTok, with many netizens encouraging the couple to continue their marriage despite the flooding.
Sofiyah said she hopes to host another suitable reception with her family and friends in attendance.
The toll of the worst flooding in Malaysia in years rose to 27 on Wednesday, as a clean-up speeded up and residents assessed the damage caused by the disaster.
Days of torrential rain caused rivers to overflow at weekends, inundating towns, cutting off main roads and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.
Selangor – Malaysia’s most densely populated and wealthiest state has been one of the hardest hit regions.