Nov 15, 2013

    Chinese man gives bride 8.88m yuan


    A CHINESE suitor who gave his future bride an auspicious 8.88 million yuan (S$1.8 million) in cash drew ire yesterday

    for the extravagant display of wealth.

    Some 18 porters transported baskets and boxes filled with the money, which together weighed more than 102kg, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported.

    Photos showed bamboo baskets stacked with bundles of 100-yuan notes.

    Members of the man's entourage showed up at the woman's house in a fleet of luxury vehicles, led by a Maserati sports car.

    "It's not so much marrying a wife, but buying one. If they really loved each other, there would be no need for such extravagance," wrote one user of China's popular Weibo microblogs.