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PHUKET:A total of 138 couples chose to marry on the island on Valentine’s Day – though a computer glitch meant that some of them had a lot of time to think about whether they really wanted to go through with it. The introduction of new computers at the Kathu District Office led to problems that meant couples had to prove their devotion by going to Phuket Town to make their vows stick. There, Governor Udomsak Usawarangkura began proceedings at 9 am by presenting the first couple through the Registrar’s door, Dulyarit Wipamas and Tissanee Treesab, with a voucher for a free night and breakfast at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, along with vouchers for photography and restaurant meals. Not one single divorce was registered all day.

 

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