Malaysian treats wife to NZ holiday to celebrate his soulmate

The writer and his wife at Milford Sound, New Zealand. — DR POLA SINGH

“Forget the shopping,” a retiree friend advised, adding, “just immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of New Zealand, and you’ll come back totally refreshed!”

I realised that it was the best advice I got in years when, after the wife’s “annual leave” was approved by our daughter Cheryl, we toured New Zealand for seven wonderful days in 2016. It was my birthday treat to my wife, who is also my best friend and soul mate, Rina.

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