Marriage proposal costs man nearly N10.3m

It is people like 37-year-old Victor Tang who make it hard for a regular guy to end up with a beautiful woman. The Hong Kong native and employee at Hutchinson Global Communications decided that he needed to do something spectacular to win the hand of his co-worker and girlfriend, Stephanie Cheung, who he had been dating for less than a year. His efforts were successful and witnessed by everyone near Victoria Harbour as he had a banner the size of a basketball court display his marriage proposal weekend.
 After only a few months of dating, and learning that Stephanie was shy but hated tradition, Tang devised an extravagant scheme. First, he spent $26,000 (about N5.17m) on a 1.5-carat diamond for the engagement ring. Then, he rented out a luxury suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel which overlooked Victoria Harbor. The room cost $3,350 (about N666,147) for the day, but money was of no concern to Victor. Next was hiring a helicopter to pull the banner through the restricted airspace over the harbour. Rather than go the ‘traditional’ route of hiring a plane, Tang had to use a helicopter since a plane would not have been legally able to fly close enough to the Ritz-Carlton for the banner to be visible Either way, that banner and helicopter set the soon-to-be-groom back $19,000 (about N3.8 million).
To document the whole marriage proposal, Tang spent an additional $2,000 (about N397,700) on a professional video crew. The crew filmed both inside the suite and captured the helicopter’s message from the roof of a neighboring skyscraper. After a tearful few seconds, Stephanie said yes. She couldn’t help but add, however, that she’d been hoping for the marriage proposal months earlier.
In total, Victor Tang spent nearly $52,000 (about N10.3 million) on his marriage proposal. He claimed that he’s “not a rich guy but I control my budget.”


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