JUSTIN CHAI AND YEOH PEI NEE

Prestige (Malaysia) - - Contents - WORDS JULIE YIM | PHO­TOG­RA­PHY AARON LEE @ LENSWORK STU­DIO | STYLING IBNU ASWAN | STYLING AS­SIS­TANCE NIGEL LEE MAKE-UP ALVIN LOH | HAIR GARRIE SIM | LO­CA­TION TAN­JONG JARA RE­SORT, TERENGGANU

Re­count­ing the

whirl­wind cel­e­bra­tion of their

re­cent #Just Mar­ried Nee

nup­tials

JUSTIN CHAI and YEOH PEI NEE re­count the whirl­wind cel­e­bra­tion of their re­cent #Just Mar­ried Nee nup­tials and tell us why cou­ples who cook to­gether stay to­gether

(ON JUSTIN) POLO TEE FROM DUNHILL

(ON NEE) VEL­VET PRINT JUMP­SUIT FROM DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

“We ac­tu­ally stayed up last night Watch­ing Masterchef,” Nee di­vulges fur­ther in be­tween our lunch break, let­ting me in on one of their favourite pas­times as a cou­ple to­gether. It comes as no sur­prise then that the en­dear­ing duo share an in­nate affin­ity for good food, con­stantly in search of the next epi­curean ad­ven­ture across the globe, a dis­tinc­tive at­tribute which brought them to­gether in the first place. “Our love for food is re­ally im­por­tant. We love try­ing new places,” Nee adds. Sport­ing iden­ti­cal sun-kissed glows from their re­cent hon­ey­moon in the Mal­dives, Justin and Nee share a gen­uine sense of ca­ma­raderie and af­fec­tion, walk­ing hand-in-hand along the un­du­lat­ing shore­lines of Tan­jong Jara beach where we spend the day shoot­ing the cou­ple for our Au­gust cover spread.

Although they knew of each other since a decade ago, they were only of­fi­cially in­tro­duced by a mu­tual friend a few years ago in Kuala Lumpur. At that time, Nee was in the midst of re­lo­cat­ing to Sin­ga­pore due to work com­mit­ments and a friend in­tro­duced her to Justin who was work­ing in Sin­ga­pore as a com­mer­cial fi­nance busi­ness part­ner. “It was more of a set-up ac­tu­ally,” laughs Nee while re­call­ing the story of how they met. After a quick meal with a group of friends, the duo found them­selves con­clud­ing the night at Nee’s home to watch the rugby world cup. “There was no rugby chan­nel though. It ended up be­ing a girls’ night as I was the only guy there and the rest fell asleep so it was just me and Nee talk­ing through­out a movie,” Justin shares fondly.

“Masterchef Aus­tralia or Masterchef USA? ” It’s just past

mid-day on a sleepy Fri­day af­ter­noon and I’m in the midst of a light-hearted de­bate with new­ly­weds Justin Chai and

Yeoh Pei Nee on which Masterchef edi­tion they

favour best. “Def­i­nitely Masterchef Aus­tralia,” quips Pei Nee, fondly known as Nee among friends and fam­ily. “It’s re­ally ed­u­ca­tional and you get to learn so much about food,” she en­thuses, while Justin

echoes in agree­ment.

(ON JUSTIN) JACKET, SHIRT AND PANTS FROM DUNHILL, SHOES FROM BOT­TEGA VENETA

(ON NEE)

PRINTED DRESS FROM DIANE VON FURSTENBERG “It was an in­cred­i­bly spe­cial mo­ment as the sun was out just be­fore I walked down the aisle, the set­ting was beau­ti­ful and it was so in­ti­mate and raw”-

Nee Yeoh

“JUST RE­MEM­BER IT’S NOT ABOUT MAK­ING IT THE BEST WED­DING, EV­ERY­ONE IS THERE FOR YOU AND YOUR WED­DING IS GO­ING TO BE THE BEST NO MAT­TER WHAT”Nee Yeoh

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