Li Huanwu, grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, marries male partner in South Africa

Photo of Li Huanwu (left) and Heng Yirui. (PHOTO: hengyirui/Instagram)

SINGAPORE — Li Huanwu, the grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, is marrying his male partner in South Africa on Friday (24 May).

“Today I marry my soul mate. Looking forward to a lifetime of moments like this with (Huanwu),” wrote Heng Yirui, Huanwu’s partner, on his personal Instagram account in a post from Cape Town on Friday evening.

Li, a vice-president of a tech company, is the second son of Lee Hsien Yang, who is the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Heng is a veterinarian.

The couple also sent photos of their wedding to Pink Dot Singapore, who posted them on its Instagram page.

“Today would have been unimaginable to us growing up. We are overjoyed to share this occasion in the glowing company of friends and family,” they said in a statement to Pink Dot Singapore.

The couple previously appeared in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed photography exhibition called Out In Singapore last July.

South Africa is one of several countries where same-sex marriages are legal.

Taiwan made history last week when it became the first jurisdiction in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

(INFOGRAPHIC: AFP)

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